This is the script of the cutscenes from Shadow Episode in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).
[White Acropolis, night. The alarm from Eggman's fortress-like base is heard and a battalion of Egg Gunners marches forward to deal with the intruder. Shadow storms out of a forest and towards the base. The Egg Gunners shoot at him, but Shadow runs through the robots, destroying them as he passes them. Shadow jumps into the base perimeter as an explosion is heard in the background and hides from the searchlights.]
- GUN HQ (transmission): Transmission from HQ. There's an SOS coming from Dr. Eggman's Base. Our last communication with our agent was 26 hours ago. We expect an immediate rescue, Shadow The Hedgehog.
- Shadow: Understood. Initiating the mission now [Teleports away using Chaos Control]
Attempt to escape
[White Acropolis, night. Shadow and Rouge, who holds the Scepter of Darkness, are walking through the outside base.]
- Rouge: Don't you want to know what this is?
- Shadow: My assignment was to rescue you, nothing more
- Rouge: Fine. With you it's always business
[The earth shakes and three Egg Stingers appear.]
- Rouge: It's seems they don't want us to leave.
- Shadow: [Grunts] Let's get this over with.
To the ancient Soleanna Castle
[New City. Shadow and Rouge enters a control room.]
- Rouge: Ah, Soleanna, the city of water. It has a constitutional monarchy, you know. The primary industries are tourism and crafting precision machinery. The current sovereign is Princess Elise the Third.
- Shadow: Why does Eggman's base lead to an odd place like this?
- Rouge: How should I know? I just followed my orders and retrieved the Item. Anyway, I have a little favor to ask of you. Could you escort me to GUN rendezvous point?
- Shadow: Where's the rendezvous point?
- Rouge: [Point to map on computer screen] It's the ancient castle of Soleanna, in Kingdom Valley.
The resurrection of Mephiles
[Kingdom Valley, day. Shadow and Rouge enter the open ruins of a great hall.]
- Rouge: The former king of Soleanna used to reside in this castle. But a major accident occurred 10 years ago, and no one's lived here since.
- Shadow: Accident?
- Rouge: I heard a prototype energy engine failed, which caused the accident. I think the name of the plan was...
[Dr. Eggman drops down from the air in his Egg Mobile.]
- Eggman: The Solaris Project. It was an ambitious project named after their eternal sun god.
- Rouge: Doctor!
- Eggman: It's been a while, my dear Rouge. And of course, Shadow. Now, if you'd be so kind as to hand back the Scepter of Darkness you took from me.
[Egg Gunners surround Shadow and Rouge who dodge a blast from one of them. As Rouge flies up, Eggman knocks her down with his Egg Mobile, causing her to drop the Scepter of Darkness. Shadow saves Rouge.]
- Eggman: No......!
[The Scepter of Darkness shatters against the ground and the robots short-circuit. Shadow approaches the scepter when dark smoke leaks from it.]
- Rouge: Shadow!
[Darkness shoots into the air from the scepter.]
- Eggman: It's no use! Pull back, pull back, pull back! [Flies away in the Egg Mobile.]
[The flying shadow knocks down all the robots before shooting into the ground in front of Shadow. Shadow's shade is drawn into some dark smoke and Mephiles emerges from it.]
- Rouge: What? His shadow...
- Mephiles: [Laughs] Oh, how ironic fate can be! I would never have believed I would be resurrected through your shade! I thank you Shadow The Hedgehog! [Bows]
- Shadow: Who are you? How do you know my name?
- Mephiles: I'm Mephiles. Mephiles the Dark. [Walks towards Shadow] What, did you forget me? I owe much to you Shadow. Oh, yes. [Forms a purple orb in his hand] What you gave to me, I now return to you! A one-way ticket to oblivion.
[Mephiles surrounds himself, Shadow and Rouge in a purple orb and all three of them disappear.]
The destroyed World
[Crisis City. A purple orb appears and deposits Shadow and Rouge from it.]
- Rouge: What is this place?
- Shadow: It seems we've been teleported to another location.
- Rouge: Well, let's find out where we are. [Runs away]
- Shadow: Mephiles.... [Screen turns grayscale] Who is he? [Follows Rouge]
Confirming the future
[Crisis City. Shadow and Rouge are in a computer room.]
- Rouge: I'm in... I've pinpointed our location, It's... [Taps on keyboard and screen appears] No... that's not possible... We're still in the Doctor's base. But how can that be? Wait there's no doubt now!
- Shadow: So, It's not where we are...
[Rouge taps on keyboard and more information appears on the screen. Rouge gasps.]
- Shadow: It appears we've gone through time... doesn't it?
- Rouge: Yes... Approximately 200 years. Maybe more, depending on when this database was last updated. Well, at least we know we've arrived in the future. That means this Mephiles character has the power to control time.
- Shadow: His power feels very similar to my own Chaos Control. But...
[Shadow and Rouge hear bumps in the next room.]
Meeting with Sonic and the others
[Crisis City. Sonic, Tails and Knuckles fall down from a purple burst in the top of the room. Sonic lands on his feet, Tails lands on his rump, and Knuckles lands on his head.]
- Tails: Boy, do I feel dizzy ... [Looks around] Where are we?
[Someone approaches the group from a higher ledge.]
- Rouge: Oh, look who's here! I didn't expect to see you guys.
[Sonic, Tails and Knuckles look up and see Shadow and Rouge.]
- Tails: Rouge! Shadow!
- Rouge: Hi. Long time no see!
[Crisis City. Sonic, Shadow, Tails, Knuckles and Rouge look over the destroyed city.]
- Shadow: This is the distant future, far removed from our own timeline.
- Tails: The future? Then that means Eggman's machine can control time!
- Sonic: Eggman's got some nerve dropping us here.
- Knuckles: [Kicks a rock] Now. How can we get back to our own time?
- Shadow: You need a space-time rift, but this requires a lot of energy.
- Sonic: I see. You mean using your Chaos Control will...
- Shadow: Yes, but that alone is insufficient.
- Sonic: Okay Shadow. It looks like we need to work together.
[Crisis City. Shadow and Rouge are walking down a street. Rouge is holding the green Chaos Emerald.]
- Rouge: My precious Chaos Emerald. You are all so beautiful. Your mysterious brilliance...
[Shadow and Rouge notice a dusty E-123 Omega lying down against a building.]
- Rouge: Omega what's he doing here?
- Shadow: [Takes a look at Omega's back display] It seems he's in standby mode.
- Rouge: What could have possibly happened to create this future? [Receives a message from Sonic and his friends] Yes, this is Rouge. Understood. We'll be there in a minute. It looks like Sonic and his friends have found something, too. Let's go. It's not like we can do anything for him now.
- Shadow: Yeah.
[Shadow and Rouge walk away, Rouge a little more hesitantly.]
Beyond the flames...
[Flame Core, night. Shadow and Rouge meet with Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.]
- Rouge: You guys are so slow. Look. [Shows the green Chaos Emerald]
- Tails: A Chaos Emerald! You've already found one!
- Rouge: Well now... I may not look It, but I'm a real treasure hunter. Unlike a certain echidna I know.
- Knuckles: [Gets up in Rouge's face] What? [Scoffs and walks away]
- Shadow: Have you guys discovered anything?
- Tails: Um, yeah. [Points into the distance] I received a signal indicating there's a Chaos Emerald here, but...
- Rouge: You mean we've got to go through there?
- Knuckles: [Gets up in Rouge's face again] If you don't like it, you can stay here.
- Rouge: You've got to be kidding! [Knuckles walks away]
- Sonic: [Points at Shadow] Don't be late.
- Shadow: Same to you. [Walks away]
[Sonic, Shadow, Tails, Knuckles and Rouge run away.]
[Flame Core. Rouge flies away from Sonic, Shadow, Tails and Knuckles up to the cyan Chaos Emerald floating in the air.
- Rouge: I've found a Chaos Emerald!
- Shadow: Don't touch it!
[Iblis (Phase 2) springs out of the lava. Rouge flies back to the group, Shadow rushing in front of them. Iblis looks down at them as lava and flames continue to splash around him.]
- Rouge: What? What's this?
[Iblis swings at the group, hissing and snarling viciously.]
Shadow remains in the future
[Flame Core. Sonic and Shadow face each other with Knuckles, Tails and Rouge behind them. Sonic and Shadow pull out the green and cyan Chaos Emerald and nod at each other.]
- Shadow and Sonic: [Crosses the Emeralds] Chaos Control!
[A blue Time-Space rift appears. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Rouge enter the rift. Shadow prepares to enter when he notices Mephiles has appeared behind him. Shadow follows Mephiles while the Time-Space rift closes behind him after Rouge enters behind Team Sonic.]
Rouge returns to the present
[New City, day. The Time-Space rift appears with Rouge and the green Chaos Emerald being deposited from it.]
- Rouge: Shadow? Shadow! [Finds the Chaos Emerald] Shadow... And he doesn't have a Chaos Emerald anymore...
- GUN (transmission): Agent Rouge? Report your status immediately. Have you retrieved the Scepter of Darkness?
- Rouge: Well... I"ll provide a full report shortly. Right now. I have a priority situation to deal with. I need to contact E123 Omega immediately. [Smiles]
[Tropical Jungle, day. Omega is walking through the ruins when Rouge appears.]
- Rouge: This is a charming little place. [Omega notices Rouge] Hi, long time no see.
- Omega: Rouge The Bat.
[The scene shifts to Rouge and Omega talking]
- Omega: Situation understood. What would you like me to do?
- Rouge: [Holds out the green Chaos Emerald] Take this, and deliver it to Shadow.
- Omega: [Takes the Chaos Emerald and places it in his torso compartment] System reactivation countdown initiated. Backup power source and spare magazines secured. Command program priority changed. New Mission: Shadow Support. External access no longer permitted. Confirmed.
- Rouge: I'm counting on you.
[Omega walks away.]
[Flame Core. Shadow catches up Mephiles.]
- Mephiles: So, decided to void your return ticket now, did you?
- Shadow: Why are you here? Did you ruin this world?
- Mephiles: The answer's yes and no. Perhaps it's better to show you.
[Mephiles snaps his fingers and a cage with a future version of Shadow imprisoned in it appear. Shadow looks at it with wide eyes.]
- Mephiles: Yes that's you. After the world was devastated by Iblis' flames what do you think happened? A search for the guilty. What did this you may ask? Humanity wasn't just jealous of your power. They feared it. They used this incident as an excuse to hunt you down. Come with me, Shadow. Let us punish this foolish world of humanity. It is only fair to give back what was intended for you. You have every right to want justice.
- Shadow: That's absurd. Whatever it is you want to do, you can do it alone.
- Mephiles: You forgive humanity this folly then?
- Shadow: I determine my own destiny.
[Mephiles transforms into his crystalline form and prepares to fight Shadow.]
[Flame Core. Mephiles is down as Shadow approaches him, but Mephiles gets up and knocks Shadow into a tree with an energy ball, incapacitating him. As Mephiles moves towards Shadow, Omega appears and shoots between Mephiles and Shadow.]
- Shadow: Omega!
- Omega: Now is the designated time. [Retracts arm cannon] I shall assist.
[Flame Core. Mephiles is knocked down and tries to get up as Shadow and Omega face him.]
- Mephiles: [Grunts]
[Mephiles gets back on his feet and forms a purple orb he escapes into.]
- Shadow: Mephiles!
[Shadow and Omega jump into the orb just before it disappears.]
Shadow & Omega return to the present
[New City, day. A purple orb appears which deposits Shadow and Omega. Shadow looks around.]
- Omega: It appears Mephiles is no longer here. I will assist in pursuing him.
[Shadow nods and start walking away.]
Working with Rouge
[New City, day. Rouge finds Shadow and Omega in the warehouse district.]
- Rouge: Hi. It seems like Eggman's machines are looking for you. What did you do this time?
- Shadow: Nothing. Their target is probably Mephiles.
- Omega: What is Eggman up to? Who is Mephiles?
- Shadow: I'm gonna ask him directly. [Starts walking away]
- Rouge: Hey, wait a sec!
- Shadow: I can handle this alone. You keep track of Mephiles. [Walks away from Rouge and Omega]
- Rouge: Hmph. He finally shows up again and then he leaves before even saying, "Hello." Well, it seems his little trip hasn't changed him. [Talks on wrist communicator] This is Rouge. GUN HQ? Yes, pull all available data on an item called the Scepter of Darkness for me.
Who is Mephiles?
[Radical Train, day. Shadow breaks into Dr. Eggman's train through the roof.]
- Eggman: Wouldn't the door have been easier? So, what do you want now?
- Shadow: Who is Mephiles? And why are you trying to capture him?
- Eggman: If you want to know, you should go find him yourself. But here's a hint... It's all linked to the Soleanna disaster 10 years ago.
- Shadow: The Solaris Project.
- Eggman: Indeed. When you capture Mephiles, you must bring him to me. Then I'll tell you the truth about Solaris.
[Shadow nods hesitantly, still unsure if he can trust Eggman yet.]
[Radical Train, day. Sonic is running away while carrying Elise.]
- Elise: I knew it... I knew you'd return! You had to!
[Sonic jumps to the side as an energy ball is fired by Silver.]
- Sonic: ...You again.
- Silver: This time there will be no more interruptions! The Iblis Trigger must die!
- Elise: Sonic...
[Silver fires an energy blast which Sonic dodges. Silver then grabs Sonic in a psychokinetic hold, paralyzing him.]
- Eggman: So how was you little walk, Princess? [Appears and grabs Elise with the Egg Mobile before flying away.]
- Sonic: Elise!
- Silver: [Strengths his hold on Sonic] It's time to end this!
[Shadow, having seen what was going on, jumps between Sonic and Silver, freeing Sonic.]
- Silver: Who? Mephiles! Why are you getting in my way?
- Shadow: I'm Shadow. Shadow The Hedgehog.
[Sonic gives Shadow a thumbs up and runs away. Shadow and Silver prepare to fight.]
10 years ago
[Radical Train, day. With both of them exhausted, Silver tries to punch Shadow with a shout.]
- Shadow: [Pulls out the green Chaos Emerald] Chaos Control! [Time is slowed down and Shadow kicks Silver on the head.]
- Silver: [Gets back up] You...
- Shadow: Don't bother. With a Chaos Emerald's power, I control time and space. You can't break free.
- Silver: I won't give up! It all depends on me! Can't lose... Not when I'm so close! [Pulls out the blue Chaos Emerald and runs at Shadow with a shout]
- Shadow: Chaos...
- Silver: Chaos...
- Shadow and Silver: [Both step around the other and hold up their respective Chaos Emeralds, their hands coming into contact] ...Control!
[A Time-Space rift opens between Shadow and Silver.]
- Shadow: You... induced a Chaos Control.
- Silver: I won't let anyone get in my way! I'll change the past and save the world!
- Shadow: Mephiles isn't trying to help you create a better future... He's trying to eliminate the past.
- Silver: What? What are you talking about?
- Shadow: To discover what happened, it seems we must see what took place 10 years ago. Follow me if you want the truth. [Jumps into the Time-Space rift.]
[Silver hesitates at first, but decides to follow Shadow and jumps into the Time-Space rift.]
The accident 10 years ago
[Aquatic Base. A Time-Space rifts opens and deposits Shadow and Silver in a long corridor. The scene shifts to a large room with the Duke of Soleanna and some scientists watching a cylinder filled with sparkling orange energy.]
- Scientist: An electromagnetic pulse has just been generated! Injecting decompression agent! No, the level's not dropping! A spatial meltdown is inevitable! My Lord, it's too late! We've got to take shelter!
- Duke: Why, Solaris? Why do you refuse to listen to my voice?
- Elise: [Comes running] Father!
- Duke: Elise!
[As the cylinder is about blow up, the Duke shelters Elise from the explosion. Shadow and Silver see the explosion and runs to it. Upon entering the room, Shadow and Silver check on the duke and the scientists when they see Solaris split into Iblis and Mephiles.]
- Silver: Is that? That flame... It's Iblis!
- Shadow: And the black shadow is the original Mephiles.
- Silver: That's Mephiles!? [Mephiles and Iblis flee] They're escaping!
- Shadow: We'll have to split up, I'll pursue Mephiles.
- Silver: OK. Then leave Iblis to me!
- Duke: Wait. Seal it with this... [Holds out the Scepter of Darkness to Shadow]
- Silver: Hurry!
[Silver runs away before Shadow takes the Scepter of Darkness and leaves as well. The duke starts picking up an unconscious Elise.]
[Aquatic Base. Mephiles in his liquid form slithers away.]
- Shadow: [Holds up the green Chaos Emerald] Chaos Control!
- Mephiles: ...What? ...Stop!
[Shadow lets the Scepter of Darkness float in front of him. The scepter glows, beginning the process of drawing Mephiles into it.]
- Mephiles: Who...... Who are... you?
- Shadow: I'm Shadow. Shadow The Hedgehog.
- Mephiles: Shadow... Your face... Your form... I will remember. Your death... Certain... You... will die!
[Mephiles is sucked completely into the Scepter of Darkness, sealing him within it. After it falls to the ground, Shadow slowly picks the scepter up.]
Leaving the Scepter of Darkness
[Kingdom Valley, day. Shadow meets Silver, holding Elise, outside the castle.]
- Silver: Did you do it?
- Shadow: Yes. And you?
- Silver: ...Yes. The "Flames" are properly sealed. It's done.
[Silver places a sleeping Elise at a tree. Shadow looks at the Scepter of Darkness and places it next to Elise.]
- Silver: You're going to leave it behind?
- Shadow: Yes, I already know what becomes of it in the future. It's time to return.
- Silver: Yes... Of course...
- Shadow and Silver: [Both pull out their Chaos Emerald] Chaos Control!
[A Time-Space rift is formed and Shadow jumps into it. Silver looks briefly at Elise before jumping into the Time-Space rift too.]
The sealing revealed
[New City, day. A Time-Space rift appears, depositing Shadow right in front of Rouge.]
- Rouge: You're back sooner than I expected. Omega is still in pursuit of Mephiles. So, where's the kid? What did you find 10 years ago?
- Shadow: I need you to access GUN's database. Specifically, find out what materials the Scepter of Darkness was made from.
- Rouge: Sure. But you haven't answered my question yet!
- Shadow: I found the means to seal Mephiles.
[Shadow walks away with Rouge right behind him.]
[Wave Ocean, day. Omega is shooting Mephiles with limited success.]
- Mephiles: This only proves you were created to stop Shadow, the ultimate life form. Don't tell me you didn't know. You may have been programmed by humanity, but what you did to Shadow in the future, that was your...
[Omega transforms his hands into gating guns and shoots Mephiles who after taking all shots disappears in a puff of smoke laughing. Shadow and Rouge arrive on the scene.]
- Rouge: What just happened?
- Omega: Shadow. The one that defeats and seals you in the future... is me.
[The scene shifts as Omega explains his story.]
- Rouge: It's... It's so unfair! Shadow's always here to defend the world! Despite that!
- Omega: Eventually, when something or someone is seen as too powerful... It is seen as a threat, and then the world becomes its enemy.
[Shadow walks away.]
- Rouge: Shadow... Even if you believe everyone in the world will be against you. Know that I'll always remain by your side. Remember that.
- Shadow: [Stops walking] I will. [Resumes walking]
To the ruins
[Dusty Desert, day. Shadow, Rouge and Omega are standing in the desert.]
- Rouge: Mephiles appears to have headed for those ruins. He's probably looking for the Chaos Emerald that's supposed to be there.
- Shadow: There's no doubt in my mind. his movement shows he's seeking any Chaos Emerald he can find. Supposedly, he needs one in order to join with Iblis again.
- Omega: I will seal him before that.
[Shadow, Rouge and Omega head towards the ruins.]
[Dusty Desert. Shadow, Rouge and Omega stop on a platform.]
- Shadow: Mephiles!
- Mephiles: [Holding the yellow Chaos Emerald] I was expecting you sooner. As you must know, you're already too late. But there's still time for you to change your mind. Join me, Shadow. Let us teach this world a lesson and rewrite the future.
- Shadow: Don't try to deceive me.
- Mephiles: What?
- Shadow: You have no desire for revenge. You only crave destruction. Your only lust is to fuel Iblis until there is nothing left of time itself.
- Mephiles: It's a pity, Shadow The Hedgehog. [Levitates the yellow Chaos Emerald into the air] Truly a shame that you wish to go against me!
[Shadow, Rouge and Omega are pushed back by an invisible force and the entire platform's surface turns dark.]
Showdown with Mephiles
[Mephiles melts into a puddle and Shadow tries to seal Mephiles in the Scepter of Darkness. However, the scepter explodes in a bright light when Mephiles enters it.]
- Rouge: It's destroyed!
- Mephiles: [Swirls into a solid figure in the air] The "I" of now absorbed your power through your shadow in the past. What may have worked 10 years ago, no longer does!
[Mephiles releases shock waves that knocks Shadow, Rouge and Omega down briefly before using the green and yellow Chaos Emerald to make hundreds of copies of himself.]
- Mephiles: You must realize now that you cannot hope to stop me with your limited power.
- Shadow: So you say...
- Mephiles: It's futile. The world will betray you. Why fight at all? Why risk your life for those who will persecute you later?
- Shadow: [Removes his limiters] If the world chooses to become my enemy, I will fight like I always have!
[The Mephiles copies swarm Shadow, Rouge and Omega, but Shadow unleashes a large yellow aura, allowing him and Rouge and Omega to plow through the Mephiles clones.]