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You are late Shadow... From now on, my eye shall follow and observe you for me...

Black Doom, Shadow the Hedgehog

Doom's Eye (ドゥームズアイ Dūmuzu Ai?) is a creature that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is Black Doom's third eye,[3][4] separated into a Black Arms organism that acts as a "seeing eye" for Black Doom. It was thought to be destroyed during Devil Doom's confrontation with Super Shadow.

However, it will return in Sonic X Shadow Generations in the "Shadow Generations" story, attempting to take over the world once more.


Doom's Eye takes the appearance of a black and dark purple starfish-like creature with six black-tipped squamous probes and a brutally large red-orange eye in its center. Emerging from its eye and moving along its limbs, it has six blood-red lines.


Shadow the Hedgehog[]

In Shadow the Hedgehog, Doom's Eye located Shadow and gave him Black Doom's mission to collect the seven Chaos Emeralds for him. It would then occasionally appear in Shadow’s location to give missions from Black Doom, and act as a means for the alien warlord to communicate to the hedgehog as it followed him around.

During Super Shadow's battle with Devil Doom, Doom's Eye was exploited by the super-powered hedgehog to damage the otherwise invulnerable Devil Doom, forcing the organism to move between its host's heads. It presumably met its end with Devil Doom's defeat.

Sonic X Shadow Generations[]

It will return in Sonic X Shadow Generations after a eighteen-year absence since Sonic Riders.

Powers and abilities[]


Doom's Eye projecting a hologram of Black Doom, from Shadow the Hedgehog.

Doom's Eye provided more of a reconnaissance role for Black Doom and thus held skills most sufficient for these tasks. It could relay what it saw directly to Black Doom and allowed Black Doom to speak through it to the recipients not in the same location as him. It could also project talking holograms of Black Doom from its eye for more personal conversations. It was as well capable of levitation and could move through midair at super speeds.[5]

Being little more than an extension of Black Doom, Doom's Eye could exert Black Doom's hive-mind commands to his Black Arms troops on the ground and as well detach and reattach to Black Doom's body. Additionally, Black Doom can use it to house his consciousness when transforming into Devil Doom (his true form).[6] Doom's Eye has also an extreme awareness of its surrounding environment, such as energies and approaching dangers, which it can send back to Black Doom.




In other media[]

Books and comics[]

Archie Comics[]

Main article: Doom's Eye (Archie)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Doom's Eye existed in the altered reality created by the Super Genesis Wave, and although unseen, served the same purpose as its game counterpart.



Shadow and Doom's Eye pack, by Jazwares.

  • In late-2012, Jazwares released an accessory of Doom's Eye tagged along with a Shadow figure.
  • When airborne, Doom's Eye sometimes moves around like a squid, although it is only seen diving in the CGI-cutscenes.
  • Jokingly, according to Sonic Twitter Takeover 5, Doom's Eye is still alive and Shadow had dinner with it on occasions. The takeover points out the resemblance Doom's Eye has with the Wisps in appearance. However, this ended up being partially true, as in the Sonic X Shadow Generations reveal trailer, Doom's Eye was revealed to be alive, although the latter half is likely untrue.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kazuyuki Hoshino on X. X (22 January 2021). Archived from the original on 22 January 2021. Retrieved on 22 January 2021.
  2. Sega Studio USA (15 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. Nintendo GameCube. Sega. Cutscene: Before Sky Troops. "Shadow: I bet no one expected this baby could fly. / Black Doom: I transported this flying brilliant fortress to this planet over 2000 years ago. It's magnificent! The perfect killing machine... ready to impose terror in unimaginable ways."
  3. Sega . Shadow the Hedgehog website (Japanese). Characters: Doom's Eye. Retrieved on 24 June 2015.
  4. Shadow the Hedgehog (Nintendo GameCube) European instruction booklet, pg. 6.
  5. Sonic Team (18 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. PlayStation 2. Sega. Area/Level: Opening cutscene.
  6. "Special: Devil Doom". Shadow the Hedgehog Saikyou Kouryaku Guide. Shogakukan. 1 March 2006. p. 214. ISBN 4091062830. "(Translated from Japanese): Black Doom reveals his true form for the decisive battle with Shadow. From his lower body, which is endlessly undergoing nuclear fission, he produces small lifeforms called "Cells" which attack anything that comes near them. However, even this atrocious and gigantic form is nothing more than a vessel for generating energy. Doom's Eye is the true entity controlling this body."