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In gameplay, the Black Warrior is one of the weakest enemies in the game, taking only two Homing Attack to be killed. However, they can be found in virtually any Stage with Black Arms. While commonly found on solid ground, the can also be found on Air Saucers hovering over toxic pools.
The Black Warriors are usually equipped with one of several types of weapons to use against the player, such as long-ranged firearms that continuous fire shots to disable their opponent permanently, or short-ranged swords which they use swiftly. Some Black Warriors are armed with shields to block attacks alongside their weapons. Those shields, however, help them to block front attacks only, and cannot protect them from back attacks. Upon defeating an armed Black Warrior, the player can pick up their weapon and use it themselves. The weapons used by the Black Warriors include:
In Sonic Rivals, the Black Warrior appears as one of the collectible cards in the game.
The Black Warriors never disobeyed the orders of Black Doom, acting mostly as mindless drones serving under the will of their leader.
Powers and abilities
Black Warrior has the same basic traits of the Black Arms species. They have well-above strength as they can shatter obstacles and enemies. However, they are slow on their feet.
While they apparently do not think like a sapient creature, the Black Warriors have really advanced combat skills as they can use a wide range of weapons to exterminate their foes. They are shown be far more built for battle than humans to the point that they are unfazed by gunfire.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Black Warriors have the same background as their game counterparts. A bunch of them under Black Death's control returned for another invasion of Sonic's World, but perished in the ensuing battles.
Black Warriors temporarily stop attacking when the player shoots the Heal Cannon on them.
The only stage that they don't appear in is Black Comet.
↑Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Enemies". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 90. ISBN 978-0761551959.