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The standard foot soldier for the Black Arms.

— Description, Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

The Black Warrior[1] (ブラックウォーリアー Burakku Wōriā?) is an enemy that appears in Shadow the Hedgehog. They are the most common breed of Black Arms and the military foot soldiers of Black Doom's forces.


Black Warriors are roughly human-sized aliens with the Black Arms color palette of red and black and menacing yellow eyes.

Game appearances

Shadow the Hedgehog

Black Doom with his army, including the Black Warriors.

In Shadow the Hedgehog, the Black Warriors were sent to invade earth by Black Doom and cause havoc so the alien overlord could rule the planet.

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.

A Black Warrior shooting at soldiers.

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:

Sonic Rivals

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 other media

Archie Comics

Black Warriors in the Archie Comics.

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.


Concept artwork



  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Enemies". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 90. ISBN 978-0761551959.

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