Death Battle Combatant
The Ultimate Lifeform
Shadow the Hedgehog
Origin Sonic the Hedgehog
Company Sega
Appearance(s) Vegeta VS Shadow
Mewtwo VS Shadow

I am Shadow the Hedgehog! The Ultimate Life Form!
~ Shadow introducing himself to Vegeta

Many years ago, Professor Gerald Robotnik endowed me with the power of Chaos Control, a normal creature like yourself doesn't stand a chance against me.
~ Shadow to Sonic in Shadow Knows

Oh my God, I'm glowing! Why am I glowing?!
~ Shadow in Mewtwo VS Shadow

I am Shadow the Hedgehog. I am the union of ideals dark and benign but ultimately built in the name of love. I am the Ultimate Life Form. I am the protector of Mobius. Run home to your master and tell him. This is who I am.
~ Shadow

Shadow the Hedgehog is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the arch-rival of the titular character. He appears in the 12th episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Vegeta VS Shadow, where he was pitted against Vegeta from the Dragon Ball series. He appeared once again in the 63rd episode, Mewtwo VS Shadow, where he fought against Mewtwo from the Pokémon series. In both appearances, he was voiced by Curtis Arnott (Takahata101).


Shadow was built by Professor Gerald Robotnik as the Ultimate Life Form from Black Arm DNA. Although he is a powerhouse, his initial purpose was to possess genes to cure the deathly ill, specifically Gerald's granddaughter Maria. However, before Shadow was able to be shared to the world, Maria was tragically killed. Because of this, Shadow tried to destroy the world, but thanks to sudden memories of Maria, he eventually saved it instead. Since then, he has helped to save the world on numerous occasions.

Death Battle Info (Vegeta VS Shadow)


  • Height: 3'3"
  • Weight: 77 lbs.
  • Bio-Engineered Ultimate Life Form
  • Nearly Indestructible
  • Hypersonic Speed
  • Martial Arts Skills

Chaos Force

  • Other Energy-Based Attacks
  • Can be used to defend, heal, fly & warp

Inhibitor Rings

  • Restricts Chaos Power
  • Maintains Precision Control
  • When removed, his powers increase exponentially
  • When removed, his stamina drops quickly

Super Form

  • 1000% Power Increase
  • Automatic Flight
  • Unlimited Endurance
  • Invincible
  • Duration based on a time limit

Death Battle Info (Mewtwo VS Shadow)


  • Height: 3' 3"|100cm
  • Weight: 77.2lbs|35kg
  • Bio-Engineered Ultimate Lifeform
  • Possesses Black Arms DNA
  • Officially likes "nothing"
  • Ambidextrous
  • Somehow often mistaken for Sonic
  • Edgelord

Powers & Arsenal

  • Hover Boots
  • Spin Dash
  • Super Speed
  • Heightened Strength
  • Superhuman Durability

Super Shadow

  • Massive Power Increase
  • Unlimited Chaos Powers
  • Automatic Flight
  • Unlimited Endurance
  • Supposedly Invincible
  • Form duration limited by time
    • Average duration: 50 seconds
  • Can access full power when Inhibiter Rings are removed
  • Requires 7 Chaos Emeralds to form


  • Survived falling to earth from space
  • Has bested Sonic in combat
  • Froze time around an entire planet
  • Can skydive without a parachute

One Minute Melee

Shadow a cameo in Season 3's Trunks VS Silver One Minute Melee, where he was fighting Vegeta offscreen.... and lost. Unlike the Death Battle however, Shadow wasn't killed by Vegeta, just rendered unconscious. The fight between him and Vegeta was eventually made into a bonus episode in Season 4, where he was voiced by ProfKranc.

Death Battle Quotes

Vegeta VS Shadow

  • "There you are! I knew I sensed an extraordinary power around here."
  • "I am Shadow the Hedgehog... the ultimate lifeform!"
  • "Funny. I was going to say the same thing about you."
  • "You have... no idea... WHO YOU'RE DEALING WITH!"
  • "Right behind you."
  • "Chaooos... Controool!"
  • "Chaooos...Blaaaast!"
  • "Uh-Oh."

Mewtwo VS Shadow

  • Get away!
  • What's your problem, freak?
  • This'll stop you!
  • Chaos Control!
  • Good try, monster, but you're done!
  • Maria...wait, where am I? Oh my God, I'm glowing! Why am I glowing?!
  • Screw you!



  • Shadow is the first Sonic character in Death Battle, with the next six being Sonic, Dr. Eggman and his robotic army (including Metal Sonic), Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose.
  • Shadow and his opponent were the first characters on Death Battle with a voice actor, right before Sonic in the episode after.
  • Shadow is voiced by Takahata101, who also played Nappa, Dende, Guldo and many more characters on Team Four Star's Dragon Ball Z Abridged. In his second episode, Shadow's voice actor was directed to act worse than the last episode to better match the character's vocal performance in Sonic Adventure 2.
  • Shadow is the first Sega character to lose a Death Battle, with the next three being Dr. EggmanKnuckles the Echidna and Metal Sonic.
    • He is however the first Sega character to return for another episode, with Metal Sonic as second.
  • Shadow was mentioned by Vegeta before the battle between Goku and Superman started.
  • Shadow is the eighth returning combatant in Death Battle, with the first seven being Leonardo, Batman, Boba Fett, Samus Aran, GokuSuperman and Charizard, and with the next four being DeadpoolMetal Sonic, Thor and Wonder Woman.
    • He is the first Sonic character to face off against a Nintendo character that's not from the Mario series, as well as the first Sonic character to face off against a Pokémon character.
    • He is also the first character to have two different set of 2D sprites in both episode appearances (having professional-made sprites for his fight with Vegeta (which come from Sonic Battle) and having a completely new set of sprites used for his fight with Mewtwo).
    • He is also the second returning combatant to lose twice in Death Battle against different opponents, with Charizard being the first.
    • He is also the second Sega character to lose to a Nintendo character, the first being Knuckles the Echidna.
  • Shadow is the first Sonic character who loses in spite of having a Super Form. Sonic and Metal Sonic have both won their Death Battles because they had their Super Forms (Super Sonic and Metal Overlord), Eggman died in the latter's battle against Wily's army, Amy had won hers without even having one, and Tails and Knuckles were not allowed to have theirs in order to distant their matches from Mario VS Sonic. Ironically, Metal Sonic would become the second, as he lost against Zero despite being able to become Metal Overlord in Metal Sonic VS Zero.
  • Shadow is one of eighteen combatants to fight in both Death Battle and One Minute Melee against the same person. The others are Deadpool, Deathstroke, Hercule Satan, Dan Hibiki, Green Arrow, Hawkeye, Vegeta, Natsu Dragneel, Portgas D. Ace, Lucario, Renamon, Luigi, Tails, Mario, Sonic, Sephiroth and Vergil.
    • He is the second one to lose both times, with the first being Dan Hibiki and the third being Luigi.


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