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The Splitter[1] is an object that appears in Shadow the Hedgehog. A Black Arms-exclusive handgun, it is a laser-type weapon usable by both enemies and the player.


The Splitter is an oddly-shaped greenish-brown weapon. It has a smooth and oblong round frame with red crystals on it, and a thick semicircle for a barrel. It is capable of firing red lasers.


Shadow wielding a Splitter.

In gameplay, the Splitter can only be found in certain Stages, such as Air Fleet and the Black Comet. They can be wielded by enemies aligned with the Black Arms, such as Black Warriors, who will use them against the player.

Splitters can be dropped by defeated enemies that wield them or released from breakable Containers. Touching one will make Shadow pick it up automatically, and pressing PSSquareButton.png/SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO.png/XboxX.png (whether on the ground or in mid-air) will fire it. As a laser weapon, the Splitter can fire a powerful laser beam capable shooting through multiple objects and enemies. In addition, its shots can bounce off walls and its damage output is high. A Splitter can fire a total of twenty shots, and once those run out, it becomes useless. However, it can be reloaded with another twenty shots by picking up another Splitter.


  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Appendix". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 92. ISBN 978-0761551959.

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