Hero Shadow is a transformed state of Shadow the Hedgehog that appears in Shadow the Hedgehog. It is the opposite of Dark Shadow, achieved when Shadow's mind is fueled by thoughts of justice, and once obtained, grants him full control over positive chaos energy.
When utilizing Hero Shadow, Shadow does not change much physically. However, his fur and his eyes get a cyan blue coating of positive chaos energy and he gains an explosion-like cyan blue aura.
While in this form, Shadow becomes invincible and can perform a large scale version of Chaos Control to fly forward at breakneck speeds during Stages or slow down time during boss battles. He can also use any weapon without draining its ammo or durability. Hero Shadow can be obtained by filling Shadow's Hero Gauge. Shadow can also enter this form in his Super State.
- When Shadow teleports using this state anyone who talks to him will stop until he finishes his Chaos Control move.
- In Shadow the Hedgehog, the player can cancel out of Chaos Control early by pressing /.