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This is the script of the main storyline in Shadow the Hedgehog.

Opening

[Shadow is standing in a field, his arms crossed. A piece of paper blows by, sticking onto Shadow's leg for a moment before blowing away. He does not notice it as his attention is fixed on Westopolis.]

Newspaper: *FIRE IN THE SKY FESTIVAL* Celebration! 50 Year return of Black Comet.
Shadow: [Thinking] Shadow the Hedgehog... Why does that name haunt me? It's the only thing I can remember. And that gruesome image... [Cringes and squeezes eyes shut]

[A flashback of Maria is shown. She is running down a corridor of the Space Colony ARK, looking desperate, before turning back to see a squad of GUN Soldiers stop upon reaching a doorway some distance behind her, all of them equipped with various firearms. Maria turns to look helplessly at the camera with a frightened gasp. The lead GUN soldier then raises their pistol, takes aim, and fires. The screen goes white the moment the gunshot is heard.]

Shadow: [In flashback, echoing] Maria!
Shadow: [Snaps back to reality] Who am I... and why can't I remember anything? And who is this Maria?

[A dark cloud looms over Shadow. He looks up towards it as several clouds gather over Westopolis around some sort of opening in the sky. Thunder rumbles and lightning is seen flashing within the clouds; the opening has a white glow from its center. As the clouds circle the opening for a few seconds, mass amounts of Black Arms descend and begin laying siege to the city.] [Streets of Westopolis. A stronger Black Arms crushes a car as it lands, then smashes another one that drives by with a snarl, sending it flying towards a building on the opposite side of the street.] [Back in the field. Shadow watches the carnage with disgust.]

Shadow: Hmm, look how pathetic they are! I don't have time for these humans.
Black Doom: Shadow...

[Shadow stops with a look of shock, then turns around as Doom's Eye floats towards him, projecting an image of Black Doom.]

Black Doom: As you can see, the day of reckoning will soon be here. Find the SEVEN Chaos Emeralds and bring them to me as promised.
Shadow: Huh? Who are you and how do you know I'm Shadow? And what are you talking about?

[Doom's Eye ends the projection of Black Doom and floats away. Multiple explosions then occur near Shadow, preventing him from pursuing Doom's Eye. Once the smoke clears, Shadow is unharmed but looks puzzled.]

Shadow: Just what was that all about? If he says he knows the truth about who I am... then like it or not, I have to believe him. The only way I'm going to get the secret of my past is to get those Chaos Emeralds! [Runs towards the city]

After Westopolis - any mission

[GUN command center. Video feeds showing the Black Arms are shown on the various screens, as well as a map of locations around the world that have been attacked by the Black Arms. A GUN Soldier runs up to the GUN Commander, who is watching events from his chair in the back of the command center.]

GUN Captain: The black aliens have hit six major cities around the world, and every city is reporting significant damage and casualties. Among them, Westopolis has received the heaviest casualties due to its weakened defense system. Downtown Westopolis has been almost completely destroyed. Unconfirmed sources have also reported seeing a black hedgehog in Westopolis.
Commander: Shadow? Deploy the troops, NOW! And if you find Shadow with the black aliens, then kill them all!
GUN Captain: [Rubbing helmet] But sir, isn't Shadow on our side... sir?!
Commander: I gave you an order, soldier! He's evil and he's the enemy!

[GUN Captain leaves the room.]

Commander: You can't fool me, Shadow! [Clenches fist] This time, you're MINE!

After Westopolis - Dark mission

[Westopolis. Two GUN Soldiers are pointing their assault rifles at Shadow.]

GUN Soldier: [Over radio] Attention... emergency broadcast to all mobile units... Headquarters to all mobile units. All points bulletin. Be on the lookout for Shadow, the black hedgehog. Wanted in connection with the terrorist attacks. Last seen in the vicinity of Westopolis. Orders are...capture him...dead or alive.

[Shadow walks towards the GUN Soldiers]

Shadow: Out of my way! Coming through!

[GUN Soldiers step back in fear but hold their ground, aiming their rifles at Shadow.]

GUN Soldier: S-STOP! Don't move or we'll shoot!
Shadow: Stupid humans...

[Shadow leaps up and kicks the soldiers, knocking them out. Black Doom appears to witness the aftermath.]

Shadow: Hmph!
Black Doom: Very impressive, Shadow.
Shadow: Who are you?
Black Doom: You don't remember anything, do you? But you will, in time. But now, there's no time to waste here. Go and access the United Federation's mainframe. Understand?
Shadow: Got it.

[Black Doom teleports himself and Shadow to Digital Circuit.]

After Westopolis - Normal mission

[Westopolis. Shadow is walking down the street with the green and blue Chaos Emeralds. Black Doom comes up from the ground]

Black Doom: You've deliberately disobeyed me, Shadow!
Shadow: No one tells me what to do. I have my own reasons for collecting the Chaos Emeralds.
Black Doom: You REALLY don't understand the situation here, do you?! Perhaps, Professor Gerald has done more to your memory than I imagined.
Shadow: The professor...?
Black Doom: Hmmm... strange that you don't remember your maker.
Shadow: What'd you say?
Black Doom: Silence! The ramifications of your disobedience will be severe.
Shadow: Ughhhhh!!!

[Black Doom teleports Shadow to Glyphic Canyon.]

After Westopolis - Hero mission

[Westopolis. Shadow is holding the green and blue Chaos Emeralds. Sonic comes running up.]

Sonic: Now that was sweet, Shadow!
Shadow: Yeah... Well I'm not here to save you!
Sonic: Thought you might say something like that! How about a little friendly competition?
Shadow: [Turns away from Sonic] Don't waste my time.

[Doom's Eye floats up and turns to face Shadow]

Black Doom: We've found the THIRD Chaos Emerald in this city. Our mission here is done. Now get going! [Floats off]
Sonic: Guess that means... welcome to the next level. Let's go! [Runs off]
Shadow: Get back here! [Follows Sonic]

Before Glyphic Canyon

[Glyphic Canyon. Shadow is laying on the ground of the ruins.]

Shadow: [Slowly gets up, yawns] ... Wha... where am I? [Looks around] Whoa... I guess I underestimated his powers. Hmmm... There's definitely something going on out there. Now it's up to me to find out what their up to!

After Lethal Highway - any mission

[Lethal Highway. Shadow and Sonic come running in towards Doom's Eye, who turns to look at them.]

Shadow: Hand over that Chaos Emerald or else!
Black Doom: So... think you have a chance against ME... do you?
Shadow: Look...I don't take orders...especially from you. But I'm not here to fight you, either. I'm collecting the Emeralds to find my own answers. So why don't you just back off?!
Black Doom: You still don't know your place, do you? BLACK BULL!! I summon you!

[The Black Bull appears]

Black Doom: Behold! The wrath of Black Arms!
Black Bull: [Roars]
Sonic: Woohoo! Now we're talking!! Bring it on!!!

After Digital Circuit/Glyphic Canyon/Lethal Highway - any mission

[President's office in the White House.]

Secretary: [Over phone] Mr. President. We've received a report from the Central Information Agency. Our ground troops have successfully pushed back the black aliens from Westopolis. We've also managed to suppress alien forces in five other cities. There's also reports that the CIA's mainframe has been compromised. We're investigating the incidents now. It is a strong possibility that this was also committed by the black aliens.
President: Tell the Commanding Generals that the United Federation will never surrender to terrorists!
Secretary: [Over phone] Yes, Mr. President.
President: [Looks at picture of Sonic and Shadow] This planet was once saved from tyranny and annihilation by you two heroes. Now mankind must protect this peace... at all costs. [Stands up and looks out window at Central City] We must stand united to defend our world against these invaders!

Before Cryptic Castle

[Cryptic Castle. Shadow is warped inside.]

Shadow: Where am I...? [Looks around, sees Eggman on his Egg Mobile through the window] Isn't that Dr. Eggman? Maybe he can tell me about those black creatures.

After Cryptic Castle - any mission

[Cryptic Castle. Shadow finds the grey Chaos Emerald floating in the air.]

Shadow: Another Chaos Emerald! [Walks towards it]

[The Egg Breaker suddenly lands in front of Shadow.]

Eggman: What are YOU doing here Shadow?
Shadow: Doctor! I don't want to fight with you but I need those Chaos Emeralds. They hold the secret to my...
Eggman: Enough of this nonsense! The Chaos Emeralds belong to me. All of them! No one gets in my way. Those who do will be destroyed!

[The Egg Breaker slams its spiky ball into the ground, nearly hitting Shadow.]

Eggman: So stand clear or I WILL crush you! Just as I will those black creatures!

[Shadow assumes a battle stance.]

After Cryptic Castle boss - Dark mission

[President's office in the White House.]

Secretary: [Over phone] Mr. President... there's an emergency!
President: What now?!
Secretary: [Over phone] It seems as if our ground forces have been able to contain the Black Arms, but apparently enemy reinforcements have arrived and Central City... is being invaded!
President: How... how can this be?! [Stands up to look out the windows behind.]

Before Prison Island

[Prison Island. Shadow appears from a white light.]

Shadow: Hmm... I wonder if there are any Chaos Emeralds around here.

[An image of where Shadow was released by Eggman is flashed on the screen]

Shadow: Ughhhh!...

[Another image flashes on the screen]

Shadow: Whaa...!? That's right. I somehow escaped but then was captured by those humans. But... from where? [Looks around] And why?

Before Circus Park

[Circus Park. Shadow is running.]

Shadow: Where's that damn FOURTH Chaos Emerald!? [Looks up to see Tails flying in the Cyclone] Hey isn't that... Tails?!
Tails: Look at that! It's Eggman's theme park. He made it out of the Rings he's taken from around the world. I've got to get those Rings back!
Shadow: A Chaos Emerald!
Tails: Whoooaaa!!

[The Cyclone flies out of control due to the fireworks]

Shadow: This is just too easy. Guess it's my lucky day! [Runs towards the park's entrance]

Before Central City

[Central City. Shadow stands at the front of a group of Black Warriors and Black Oaks as a projection of Black Doom stands next to him.]

Black Doom: Shadow, let me share with you a piece of your past. It's filled with nothing but hatred and contempt for the humans.
Shadow: [Closes eyes] Hatred and contempt... for the humans. [Opens eyes]
Black Doom: You were the ultimate life form but the humans feared you and wanted to destroy you! And they did! Now you must amass revenge on those humans! Unleash your anger and ULTIMATE powers on them!

Before The ARK

[Black Doom and Shadow teleport into space. Space Colony ARK can be seen in the distance. Shadow stares at it.]

Black Doom: So, you've finally come to realize just how abominable these humans are. It's time to make all final preparations for our ritual. Hidden inside that space colony ARK is the most powerful weapon, able to pierce stars... the Eclipse Cannon.
Shadow: Piercing... the stars...
Black Doom: That's right. The SEVEN Chaos Emeralds are needed to demonstrate its full power or tomorrow's prosperity ritual will all be for nothing.
Shadow: Prosperity ritual? Tomorrow?
Black Doom: Now, GO! What fools. Humans created the Eclipse Cannon to protect themselves from terror, instead... it will be used to destroy mankind!

[A Black Hawk arrives, Shadow departs for the ARK on it.]

After The ARK - any mission

[The ARK. Shadow reaches the Eclipse Cannon, but a GUN Soldier piloting the Blue Falcon waiting.]

Blue Falcon Pilot: ARK to Headquarters! ARK to Headquarters! Come in! COME IN! Shadow's penetrated the ARK! He's headed towards the control room of the Eclipse Cannon!
Commander: [Over radio] Come in, Eclipse Cannon! He must be stopped at all costs! Take him out... that's an order!
Blue Falcon Pilot: 10-4. Copy that!

After The ARK - Dark mission

[Space Colony ARK moves into position over Central City and begins to charge the Eclipse Cannon.]

Black Doom: Annihilation for this planet is near. It is time to embrace the dawn of your demise and despair.

[The Eclipse Cannon fires. Several GUN battleships hovering over the city are first to be struck and ripped apart before the Eclipse Cannon's blast hits the White House. The energy from the blast discharges outwards, first blacking out the city before engulfing it in the expanding dome, leaving it a fiery ruin.]

Black Doom: Muhahahaha...

After The Ark boss - any mission

[Black Doom makes a worldwide broadcast on ever television. The ruins of Westopolis and Central City are seen, with wrecked Gun Beetles and tanks littering the streets]

Black Doom: We are the Black Arms. We are here to take rule of this planet. Any attempts to resist are futile and will result in death.

[GUN headquarters at GUN Fortress. Black Doom continues.]

Black Doom: You humans are SO pathetic.
Commander: [Slams fist on console] Damn you!

[The White House. Black Doom continues.]

Black Doom: As of today...this planet is MINE!
President: You're crazy! We will not...
Black Doom: Now we will begin to exterminate all of the world's leaders who resist.
President: [Horrified] Wha... What!?

Before The Doom

[Shadow is walking through a forest.]

Shadow: What's going on with me?! I can't get these images out of my mind... those black creatures... how do they know me? Who was I before this?

[The forest suddenly vanishes as an illusion of outer space is created around Shadow, beginning at his feet and spreading outwards]

Shadow: Whaaat?!

[Black Doom appears behind Shadow.]

Black Doom: [Concerned] Shadow...you seem troubled.
Shadow: [Turns to Black Doom] You!
Black Doom: [Points ahead] Look.

[Looking in the direction Black Doom points, the Space Colony ARK is seen]

Shadow: That's the...
Black Doom: Yes, that's right. The Space Colony ARK. 50 years ago.
Shadow: [Shocked] The ARK? 50... years ago?

[Shadow's turns to a corridor, in which he sees his past self and Maria running.]

Shadow: That's... me! [Gasps]

[A squad of GUN Soldiers is in hot pursuit of Shadow and Maria in the corridor]

Shadow: Huh. [Looks on in anger]
Black Doom: That's right. This will remind you what the humans did to you. Never forget that horrifying image!

Before The Doom boss - Dark mission

[The Doom. Heavy Dog flies down as Shadow and Maria enter the room.]

Shadow: Hmph!
Maria: Ahh!
Heavy Dog Pilot: Mantis platoon, Heavy Dog reporting in. Primary target and the girl have been located. Acquiring targets. En route to intercept and destroy!
Shadow: What the...?!

[A flashback of a GUN soldier shooting Maria and her falling plays. This time, the scene cuts to black immediately after the gunshot rings, just as Maria is seen falling backwards.]

Maria: [In flashback] Please, Shadow... help me...!

[Doom's Eye appears next to Shadow.]

Black Doom: Humans, willing to sacrifice their own when overcome by greed. They, are a foolish race.
Shadow: Those heartless humans! Get out of my way!

Before Air Fleet

[President's office in the White House. The President looks Central City before the GUN Commander and two of his soldiers walk in, stand at attention, and salute.]

Commander: Sir, your transport is ready. We must go now! Sir, please!
President: Once again... I have failed my duty to protect our nation.
Commander: Sir... it's not over! We can continue to fight.

[President looks up]

Commander: The black aliens may have rendered us unable for now but we will rally, sir! You must keep your nation strong and together.

[President turns back to his desk]

President: Yes, keep the nation united. No matter what happens, we will never surrender to these creatures! [Looks at photo of Sonic and Shadow] This much I learned from them.
Commander: Sir, please hurry.
President: Okay.

[President leaves with the two GUN Soldier; Commander glances at the photo of Sonic and Shadow.]

Commander: The black creatures will feel their own bloody hell! [Leaves]

[Outside the White House, Black Doom and Shadow watch the President's escape aircraft departing.]

Black Doom: What a pathetic sight. Shadow, follow them. Make sure they understand their situation.

[Shadow runs off.]

Before Sky Troops

[Eggman watches a recording of the aliens attack, tapping his foot with increasing fury. Several Egg Pawns are gathered around him, exchanging looks of puzzlement and shrugs with each other.]

Eggman: Those idiots! They're destroying everything! How can I take over the city and build the Eggman Empire if there is no city??!! [Slams hands down on the console in frustration] I'm at my limit! I have no choice! Send in the Eggman Fleet! CHARGE! [Points to Egg Pawns; they start running off]

[Sky Troops. Shadow is seen on a flying island with Black Doom right behind him.]

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. [Notices the enemy fleet approaching] Hmm, do these fools really believe they could stop... ME?
Shadow: [Sees Eggman's decal on the fleet] Isn't that... the doctor?
Black Doom: Shadow... do not fail me!

[Black Doom descends into the ship, while Shadow scoffs and jumps towards the fleet.]

Before Iron Jungle

[Shadow appears from a white flash, standing in front of a Shadow Android]

Shadow: Huh? What the...!? [Does a back flip] How can this be? Who are you?!?
Eggman: [Flying in his Egg Mobile] Listen up Shadow Androids. The Eggman fleet is strong but those black creatures are a formidable adversary! I must return to the base to devise a new plan.
Shadow: Shadow... Android? Am I... an... android... too?

Before Iron Jungle boss - any mission

[Iron Jungle. Shadow and Omega come running in towards Eggman]

Omega: Eggman detected. Approaching this direction.
Eggman: [Appears in his Egg Breaker] Shadow and Omega? Why you traitors! You two are going to stop me??!! Move aside!
Shadow: Doctor, please I need to know... those androids... the ones that... look like me, am I...
Eggman: Yes!
Shadow: What!?
Eggman: You and Omega are my creations! But you betray me as you stand here before me! So now... I will destroy you BOTH, turning you into scrap metal!
Omega: Eggman, I will defeat you once and for all!

Before Black Comet

[Five Chaos Emeralds float around Shadow]

Shadow: This makes... five Chaos Emeralds.
Black Doom: [In flashback] Shadow, the day of reckoning is near. Bring all of the Chaos Emeralds to me, immediately!
Shadow: Okay. Two more and then the truth about my past will be revealed. I'll finally know... who I am.
Black Doom: Shadow... we seem to have a problem with rats running loose on the base. Return immediately to the Black Comet, and exterminate them!
Shadow: The "Black Comet"?!

[The Black Comet is seen raging past the ARK, encircled by flames.]

Before Lava Shelter

[Lava Shelter. Shadow laughs insanely as images of him saving the ARK appear on screen.]

Shadow: The pieces are coming together, this "ultimate life form" they keep referring to is the black hedgehog and he... died.... and I'm its copy. I must be the android Dr. Eggman created. Then it's clear what needs to be done! Doctor..... You're going straight to the place you created me from!

Before Mad Matrix

[Espio is trying to hack into Eggman's computer as Vector and Charmy watch.]

Vector: Aren't you done yet? At this rate, the entire day will be wasted.
Charmy: [Flying above Espio] Yeah! Whole day wasted!
Espio: Hey, back off! Data retrieval isn't exactly my specialty.
Charmy: Let me do it then...
Vector: [Grabs Charmy and holds his mouth shut] Stop bugging him, Charmy!
Charmy: [Muffled] Let me try! Let ME try! I wanna try! Let me try! Let ME try!

[The door slides open. The Chaotix stand up and brace themselves for if they have to fight.]

Espio: An assassin?

[Shadow walks in]

Vector: Well, well, if it isn't Shadow. Your timing is impeccable. You know that Eggman fella pretty well, don't ya? Well, we need your help to hack into his computer... and don't ask why! And we don't have anymore time to waste!

[Shadow ignores him and walks to the computer.]

Shadow: Hmm... well what a coincidence. I'd like to know what the good old doctor's up to as well. [Raises hand] Hiiyaaa!!!

[Shadow karate chops the keyboard and a nearby pod lights up.]

Vector: Waahoo!

[Shadow jumps into the light and teleports away]

Charmy: Cool!
Vector: [Pats Epsio's shoulder] This may be THE big case! Espio, we're counting on you.
Espio: [Nods] Roger that! [Follows Shadow]

Before Mad Matrix boss - any mission

[Mad Matrix. Shadow and Espio dash into a room, but stop as Eggman rises out of the center in his Egg Breaker.]

Eggman: So, I see you sneaky rats are back again, huh?
Espio: Damn. We've been detected.
Shadow: [Steps towards Eggman] Doctor, please tell me. I need to know about my past. Who am I? What am I doing here?
Eggman: Heh, are you still wondering who you are Shadow? [Waves arms] There's nothing to tell Shadow, you have no past!
Shadow: What?!
Espio: Don't listen to him, he's just trying to trick you. You've got to focus. [Assumes a fighting stance] Destroy him and let's get out of here.

[The Egg Breaker slams its spiked mace down in front of Shadow and Espio.]

Before Space Gadget/Lost Impact

[Iron Jungle. Shadow warps into another part of the forest. A shuttle-like machine flies up next to Shadow, which Sonic is standing atop of.]

Sonic: What's up, Shadow?
Shadow: Not you again...
Sonic: Nice to see you too. Looks like those black creatures are headed out to space. We're on our way to the ARK, so I guess that means we're going too.[note 1]
Shadow: ARK...
Sonic: Come on, let's roll. Next stop, the ARK.

[Shadow steps inside the machine, which revs its rocket engines and flies off.]

Before Space Gadget

[In the shuttle. Shadow watches the ARK from a window.]

Shadow: Space Colony, ARK... this place... so familiar... but why? This is... where I...

[Shadow recalls when he and Sonic fought the Final Hazard]

Shadow: Maria...

[Shadow sees himself falling to Earth]

Shadow: ...died?

[Sonic walks in]

Sonic: Hehe! Aw yeah, bring it on!

[Several Black Hawks and Black Wings are outside the shuttle, surrounding the ARK. Growling and screeching can be heard.]

Sonic: Looks like the party's getting started, time to rock and roll! You up for this, Shadow?

[Sonic runs off, Shadow chases after him.]

Before Death Ruins

[GUN headquarters. Commander oversees the control room from his chair at the back of the room, before an alarm sounds and the GUN Captain from earlier enters, salutes, then he gives his report]

GUN Captain: Commander! COM Sector B3 are reporting that the black aliens have successfully been driven out of Westopolis. We've contained them in the forest and they're completely cut off from the rest of their support.
Commander: Well done, Captain. What about Shadow?
GUN Captain: Sir! We think Shadow escaped into the forest with the black aliens.
Commander: Alert all field commanders in Sector B. I'm authorizing full use of all tactical weapons. I want both black aliens and Shadow stopped and buried. Failure is not an option.
GUN Captain: Yes sir!

[The GUN Captain departs to relay the Commander's orders. After he leaves, the Commander chuckles to himself with satisfaction]

Commander: Hmm, hmm... It's over, Shadow. You will finally be exposed and eradicated for the evil that you are!

[The Commander continues to look at the command center as the map in the center of the far wall pinpoints the location of Shadow and the Black Arms]

Before Death Ruins boss - Hero mission

[Doom's Eye hovers over a platform, Shadow walk up to it.]

Shadow: Having a little trouble with those GUN agents... are we?

[Rouge is seen on a nearby ledge, listening in.]

Black Doom: [Chuckles] What a pitiful bunch...
Shadow: What'd you say?
Black Doom: We're not here to exterminate these poor creatures. On the contrary...
Rouge: Wha... what is he talking about?!
Shadow: What are you saying?
Black Doom: [Chuckles] All will be revealed... tomorrow.
Rouge: [To herself, shocked] Tomorrow!?
Black Doom: Shadow, you should rest. You need to be ready for tomorrow's ritual.

[The Black Bull rises from behind as Doom's Eye floats away.]

Shadow: You scum! You're going down!
Black Bull: [Roars]

Before Lost Impact

[The shuttle is in space, with the ARK in view. Shadow looks at the cyan Chaos Emerald, which in a glass case powering the engines.]

Shadow: A Chaos Emerald? You've gotta be kidding me, guys! This is like taking candy from a baby, which is fine by me.

[Shadow punches the glass and grabs the Chaos Emerald. An alarm begins to blare and red lights start flashing. Shadow looks out the window. and hears Maria in his mind.]

Maria: [In flashback] Shadow! Help me!

[Flashback, Shadow sees himself on the ARK 50 years ago.]

Shadow: Maria?!
Maria: Please, Shadow, [Runs up to Shadow] I need your help! My grandfather's experiments... something's gone horribly wrong!
Shadow: What is it?
Maria: The research lab... it's going to be destroyed. Something must be done! Please Shadow, I beg you! Help Grandfather and those aboard the ARK! Please!
Shadow: I'll be there, Maria. [Raises fist] I swear, whatever it takes, I'll take care of the ARK and the professor!

After Lost Impact/Space Gadget - Hero mission

[Flashback, Shadow has a vision of Maria just after she had been fatally shot by GUN soldiers]

Shadow: Maria!
Maria: Please, Shadow... I need your help! Everyone's fate depends on... YOU!
Shadow: MARIA!!

[Shadow's escape pod is shot from the ARK and plummets towards Earth]

Before GUN Fortress

[The President's escape pod touches down in the GUN Fortress' heliport. As GUN soldiers rush over to it, the scene cuts to the GUN Commander carrying the President to his chair in the command center as the door slides shut behind them. The Commander then helps the President down into his chair.]

Commander: Sir, are you alright?
President: Never mind me... What about the people of Central City?
Commander: No need to worry, sir. Orders were issued yesterday and everyone has been evacuated to the safe zone.
President: [Sighs] Very good... Commander.

[An alarm sounds.]

Commander: Now, what's going on!?

[GUN Captain enters and salutes.]

GUN Captain: Commander. The invaders! Estimated over 1000 black aliens inbound. They've penetrated our outer perimeter!
Commander & President: What!?
GUN Captain: According to reports, Shadow's also been sighted with the black aliens!
President: [Puts hand to forehead] Shadow!? I don't believe it.
Commander: So he's finally decided to show himself. Attention all command units! Mobilize all Mech battle sections. Prepare all weapons to strike incoming vessels! Mobilize "Diablon!"
GUN Captain: But, sir...It's not ready yet!
Commander: I don't care! We have NO other option! We MUST protect the President and the Chaos Emeralds, at all costs!
GUN Captain: [Salutes] Yes sir!

[GUN Captain turns to leave as the Commander draws his pistol and loads it for combat.]

Commander: Shadow! Damn you! It's been 50 years... justice will finally be served!

[GUN Fortress hangar. Shadow is looking at the President's shuttle.]

Gerald: [In flashback] Shadow, I'm counting on you.
Shadow: I know, professor... The ultimate life form born to ensure peace and justice amongst all of mankind. Now, I know what I have to do. [Nods, then leaps down and runs off]

Before Cosmic Fall

[Shadow warps inside the ARK]

Shadow: Damn it! What does it all mean? These memories... the doctor's actions and words... nothing makes sense! Was it real?

[The Commander approaches Shadow and points a gun at him]

Commander: It's been a long time... Shadow.
Shadow: Who are you?! And how do you know my name?
Commander: I know you... Shadow the Hedgehog. You killed everyone I loved... my family... Maria. I've been waiting all my life for this day!
Shadow: What?! Me... and Maria?

[A flashback of the Commander when he was young shows him and Maria playing]

Commander: [Voiceover] Maria was like a sister to me. She was the only family I knew! And because of you... she was killed!

[The young Commander enters a door to Gerald's lab, where he sees Gerald and Black Doom talking near Shadow's pod.]

Commander: [Voiceover] Witnessing it all... the plan to create that horrifying evil creature... that black creature, and that insane professor who unleashed it all!

[The young Commander watches Shadow's pod rising up and inside, Shadow opens his eyes, which leaves the young Commander horrified.]

Shadow: So... the professor created me... with Black Doom?
Commander: You don't fool me! It's not just about Maria. Thanks to you, everyone I knew and loved was killed when the ARK was destroyed. Worst of all, my family! Finally... justice is served!

[Commander fires his gun, but Shadow is suddenly behind him, facing away with his eyes closed.]

Shadow: If what you say is true, then I will respectfully accept my fate.
Commander: You mean to tell me that, you really don't remember a thing?
Shadow: But I just need some time... to uncover the real truth. [Walks away]

[Commander looks at his gun and falls to his knees]

Before Final Haunt

[Shadow and Sonic make their way through the ARK.]

Shadow: Maria...
Sonic: [Notices something] Shadow! Look...up there!
Shadow: [Snaps back to reality] Huh?

[The Black Comet roars overhead]

Shadow: What is that?
Sonic: Once every 50 years, that Black Comet passes by this planet. [Chuckles] Oh! Do you think those black creatures are somehow connected with that comet?
Shadow: Black ... Comet [Falls to knees, clutching head in pain] UGH!
Sonic: [Alarmed] Shadow! What's wrong?!
Shadow: I think you're right... I feel it... they're up there. That's where the answers are... I've got to get to that comet!

[Shadow and Sonic run off to Tails' spaceship.]

After GUN Fortress - Hero mission

[Shadow stands triumphantly, holding the purple Chaos Emerald in his hand]

Shadow: Only ONE Chaos Emerald left!
Black Doom: You disobeyed my orders!

[Shadow looks around in surprise, before Black Doom descends]

Shadow: Yeah, well I told you... no one tells me what to do. I need these Emeralds to uncover the truth about my past.
Black Doom: [Scoffs] What do you think vermin like you could accomplish on your own? Let me show you... Those who commit mutiny against me will see no mercy... and do not defy me again!

After Black Doom

[Black Doom lies on the ground in front of Shadow, defeated. Shadow reaches for the red Chaos Emerald as the other six fly around him.]

Shadow: Finally... I've got ALL the Chaos Emeralds!
Black Doom: [Breathing heavily] Shadow! This isn't over yet! The Black Arms will rise again...
Shadow: I'm Shadow the Hedgehog, the ultimate lifeform born to rule all! With the power of these Emeralds, I'm going to conquer the universe. THIS IS WHO I AM! [Laughs maniacally] HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

[Cue end credits with "Almost Dead" by Powerman 5000 playing]

After GUN Fortress - Dark mission

[Shadow is face to face with Sonic and the Commander in the Diablon.]

Shadow: Get out of my way!
Sonic: Shadow! I can't let you go... not like this!
Commander (from Diablon): YOU! You're the one that destroyed the ARK and killed everyone on it! It's time to settle this once and for all!
Shadow: Hmmhmm... all right. I know what I have to do. I was born to bring order to the humans. These humans... they don't value life...they're going to pay... pay with their lives for what they've done!
Commander (from Diablon): YOU!?
Shadow: Sonic! If you try to stop me... I'll destroy you too!

After Sonic & Diablon

[Sonic and Diablon lie on the ground in front of Shadow, defeated. Shadow reaches for the red Chaos Emerald as the other six fly around him.]

Shadow: Finally... I've got ALL the Chaos Emeralds!
Sonic: [Barely able to lift his head up] Shadow... What are you going to do with them?
Shadow: I'm Shadow...the Hedgehog. I was created to bring order and justice to the humans. With the power of these Emeralds, I'm going to DESTROY THIS DAMN PLANET! THIS IS WHO I AM! [Laughs maniacally] HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

[Cue end credits with "Almost Dead" by Powerman 5000 playing]

After Black Comet - Hero mission

[Shadow walks into a large chamber of the Black Comet, when Eggman drops down in the Egg Dealer.]

Eggman: Shadow!
Shadow: [Shocked] Doctor?
Eggman: Hand those SIX Chaos Emeralds to me... like a good boy! You were unleashed to find the Emeralds... excellent job Shadow. You've done well... now hand them over!

[The Egg Dealer lunges forward with a resounding clank and crash.]

Shadow: NOT A CHANCE!
Eggman: What!?
Shadow: I need these Emeralds to help me uncover my past... they're not going anywhere!
Eggman: Well then... we'll just see about that! Shadow, prepare yourself!

After Egg Dealer

[Eggman is lying on the ground in front of Shadow, the Egg Dealer destroyed behind him. Shadow reaches for the red Chaos Emerald as the other six fly around him.]

Shadow: Finally... I've got ALL the Chaos Emeralds!
Eggman: How dare you defy... ME!
Shadow: I am Shadow the Hedgehog. I and only I know what is best. No one can tell me what to do. THIS IS WHO I AM!
Eggman: What!?
Shadow: Goodbye, doctor!! [Karate chops towards the camera]
Eggman: Nooooooo...

[The screen goes black and a karate chop sound is heard. Eggman's voice slowly fades off]

[Cue end credits with "Almost Dead" by Powerman 5000 playing]

After Black Comet - Dark mission

[Shadow is face to face with Sonic and the Commander in the Diablon]

Sonic: Shadow! I can't let you go... not like this!
Commander (from Diablon): YOU! You're the one that destroyed the ARK and killed everyone on it! It's time to settle this once and for all!
Shadow: Hmmhmm... all right. I know what I have to do. I was born to bring order to the humans. These humans... they don't value life... they're going to pay... pay with their lives for what they've done!
Commander (from Diablon): YOU!?
Shadow: Sonic! If you try to stop me... I'll destroy you too!

After Sonic & Diablon

[Sonic and Diablon lie on the ground in front of Shadow, defeated. Shadow reaches for the red Chaos Emerald as the other six fly around him.]

Shadow: Finally... I've got ALL the Chaos Emeralds!
Sonic: [Barely able to lift his head up] Shadow... Why? Why are you siding with them?
Shadow: I'm Shadow the Hedgehog, the ultimate life form born to protect and serve the dark lord, Black Doom. With the power of these Chaos Emeralds, this world will become the dark empire. This is WHO I AM. [Laughs maniacally] HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

[Cue end credits with "Almost Dead" by Powerman 5000 playing]

After Lava Shelter - Hero mission

[Shadow and Omega walk into a room, where Eggman drops down in the Egg Dealer.]

Eggman: Nice to see you Shadow Android and you too, Omega. It certainly looks as you've... well, quite a bit of damage down there. But did you really think that YOU could challenge ME?
Omega: Dr. Eggman, I will destroy you and reign supreme!
Shadow: Yes Doctor, you will regret ever having created me... you're going straight to hell!
Eggman: Why you little... you're nothing but pieces of scrap metal! Once I'm done with you... you'll be thrown in the junkyard. You will feel my wrath!

After Egg Dealer

[Eggman lies on the ground in front of Shadow, the Egg Dealer destroyed behind him. Shadow reaches for the red Chaos Emerald as the other six fly around him.]

Shadow: Finally... I've got ALL the Chaos Emeralds!
Eggman: I made you... and this is how you repay me?
Shadow: I am Shadow Android. The ultimate battle life form created by Eggman. You may have created me doctor, but I will now lead this empire and androids will rule! THIS IS WHO I AM!
Omega: Eggman... target acquired. Locked and loaded... FIRE!
Eggman: What?!
Shadow: Goodbye, doctor!! [Karate chops towards the camera]
Eggman: Nooooooo...

[The screen goes black and a karate chop sound is heard. Eggman's voice slowly fades off.]

After Lava Shelter - Dark mission

[Shadow walks into a room, where Eggman drops down in the Egg Dealer.]

Eggman: You did very well, Shadow Android. You have surpassed expectations... equal to that of the real Shadow. Excellent! Now give me those Emeralds.
Shadow: Never!
Eggman: What!?
Shadow I didn't collect them to hand them over to you. I collected them to destroy YOU!
Eggman: How dare you! I created you... I gave you life... I gave you an order or have you forgotten? Idiot! Perhaps, I need to teach you A LESSON!!!

After Egg Dealer

[Eggman lies on the ground in front of Shadow, the Egg Dealer destroyed behind him. Shadow reaches for the red Chaos Emerald as the other six fly around him.]

Shadow: Finally... I've got ALL the Chaos Emeralds!
Eggman: [Groans] I made you... and this is how you repay me?
Shadow: I am Shadow Android, the ULTIMATE life form... A copy of Shadow the Hedgehog. With the power of these Emeralds, I will be stronger than him! THIS IS WHO I AM!
Eggman: What!?
Shadow: Goodbye, doctor!! [Karate chops towards the camera]
Eggman: Nooooooo...

[The screen goes black and a karate chop sound is heard. Eggman's voice slowly fades off.]

After Cosmic Fall - Hero mission

[Shadow and Vector make it to the main computer room of the ARK. After accessing the main terminal, Black Doom descends to confront them.]

Black Doom: What is this defiance!?
Shadow: Black Doom...I need to know the truth. Am I the one the humans refer to as the Evil One? Tell me... I need to know!
Black Doom: It is true. I created you... you are a part of me.

[Shadow lowers his head in shock, Vector takes notice and grows concerned about Shadow.]

Vector: Hey Shadow... you OK?
Shadow: If that's true, then I'll have to accept my responsibilities for my crimes. I will avenge the victims who died aboard the ARK on that tragic day.
Black Doom: The humans seemed to have convinced you with this absurdity. Therefore, I have no choice but to kill you too!

After Black Doom

[Black Doom lies on the ground in front of Shadow, defeated. Shadow reaches for the red Chaos Emerald as the other six fly around him, with Vector looking on in awe.]

Shadow: Finally... I've got ALL the Chaos Emeralds!
Black Doom: [Breathing heavily] Shadow! This isn't over yet! The Black Arms will rise again...
Shadow: I am Shadow the Hedgehog. A research experiment... gone deadly wrong! [Sadly] I've caused so much destruction... I should never have been created.... This is who I am...
Vector: Hey... don't go there... yet! Things may not be what they seem. [Turns as Shadow walk away] You could be...

[Vector watches as Shadow trudges sadly away, consumed by his guilt after finding out the truth behind his existence.]

[Cue end credits with "The Chosen One" by A2 playing]

After Cosmic Fall - Dark mission

[Shadow makes his way into a large room before Eggman drops down in the Egg Dealer]

Eggman: Shadow!
Shadow: Doctor?
Eggman: Hand those SIX Chaos Emeralds to me... like a good boy! You were once a great invention from my grandfather's past, but this is my time... give me the Chaos Emeralds and I WILL spare your life.
Shadow: Doctor...
Eggman: What?
Shadow: This is something I must do I my own... I must uncover the truth. I made a promise to all the victims aboard the ARK!
Eggman: This is nonsense! You will obey me or there will be dire consequences!

After Egg Dealer

[Eggman lies on the ground in front of Shadow, the Egg Dealer destroyed behind him. Shadow reaches for the red Chaos Emerald as the other six fly around him.]

Shadow: Finally... I've got ALL the Chaos Emeralds!
Eggman: [Groans] You ungrateful little pest... have you forgotten that it was MY grandfather who created you?
Shadow: I am Shadow the Hedgehog. The ultimate life form born and raised aboard the ARK! I shall live on... I am the protector of the ARK... I am living proof of the ultimate life form... This is who I am.
Eggman: What?
Shadow: Leave now, and never return! I won't allow anyone to violate the sacred ARK! [Turns and walks away]

[Cue end credits with "The Chosen One" by A2 playing]

After Final Haunt - Hero mission

[Shadow and Sonic approach Black Doom.]

Black Doom: You've done well, Shadow. I'm very impressed you've made it this far...
Shadow: Black Doom! Your rule ends here and it ends now!
Sonic: So you're behind all this!... Like it or not... the game's over!
Black Doom: [Laughs] Fools! The Black Arms are more than superior... we are perfect! Do you really think you have any real chance of defeating us? [Laughs] Hahahaha...
Shadow: It's you who should be scared, Black Doom! I made a promise to Maria to save the planet she loved so much... and I WILL!
Black Doom: Then get ready to die! Let me show you THE ULTIMATE POWER IN THE UNIVERSE!

After Black Doom

[Black Doom lies on the ground in front of Shadow, defeated. Shadow reaches for the red Chaos Emerald as the other six fly around him, while Sonic stands next to him in triumph.]

Shadow: Finally... I've got ALL the Chaos Emeralds!
Black Doom: [Breathing heavily] Shadow! This isn't over yet! The Black Arms will rise again...
Sonic: Let's do this!
Shadow: I'm Shadow the Hedgehog, and I made a promise that I intend to keep! With the power of these Emeralds, Black Doom and his army are finished! THIS IS WHO I AM!

[Cue end credits with "All Hail Shadow" by Magna-Fi playing]

After Final Haunt - Dark mission

[Shadow is confronted by Sonic and the Commander in the Diablon]

Sonic: Shadow! Why are you siding with those black creatures?!
Shadow: Siding with them... you're joking, right? I'm just siding with whoever goes up against you! This time you're going down, Sonic!
Sonic: Hehehe... If that's how it's going to be, Shadow. Then bring it on!
Shadow: Just say when!

After Sonic and Diablon

[Sonic and Diablon lie on the ground in front of Shadow, defeated. Shadow collects the red Chaos Emerald before it, and the other six, encircle him.]

Shadow: Finally... I've got ALL the Chaos Emeralds!
Sonic: [Struggling to his hands and knees] Man... I-I didn't think you had it in ya.
Shadow: I'm Shadow the Hedgehog... and now I am the most powerful hedgehog in the world! The power of these Emeralds makes me invincible! I am the ultimate hedgehog... THIS IS WHO I AM! [Laughs triumphantly] HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

[Cue end credits with "All Hail Shadow" by Magna-Fi playing]

Notes

  1. This line should read "They're on their way to the ARK," but both the subtitles and voice line feature this error.

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