Super Shadow (スーパーシャドウ Sūpā Shadō?) is a transformation that appears in the Sonic X anime series. It is the super transformation of Shadow the Hedgehog, achieved through the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds.
In this state, Shadow's fur turns into a brilliant golden-lemon color, while the red marks on his quills, and his notable white fur remain unchanged. His whole body is also surrounded by a golden aura with sparks.
After Shadow fought the Bio Lizard, he and the others heard that the Bio Lizard was not defeated and attached itself to Space Colony ARK, becoming the Final Lizard. He then transformed using the Chaos Emeralds into Super Shadow, along with Super Sonic. Together, Shadow and Sonic defeated the Final Lizard and stopped the space colony from crashing into Earth by removing his Limiters and transporting the ARK a safe distance using Chaos Control. Out of energy, he was then presumed dead.
Super Shadow reappeared during the middle of season 3. Super Shadow first engaged Super Sonic in battle, before saving the crew on the Crimson Egg spaceship from the forces of Red Pine by luring him into a black hole.
Super Shadow's final appearance is during the final battle with the Metarex leader, Dark Oak. He and Super Sonic were unable to break through Dark Oak's force field until Cosmo, in her transformed state, fused herself with Dark Oak so that he would be immobilized and forced to drop the shield. Cosmo then urged Miles "Tails" Prower to shoot them both with the Sonic Driver, despite knowing that this would kill her. Super Shadow and Super Sonic entered the Sonic Driver, and after being encouraged by Cosmo, Tails fired the Sonic Driver at her.
To rescue Cosmo from death, Super Shadow and Super Sonic used Chaos Regeneration on her disappearing body, which turned her into a seed. Super Shadow then knocked Super Sonic unconscious and sent him flying back to the Blue Typhoon in order to keep him alive. After removing his Limiters, Super Shadow used Chaos Control to warp the Blue Typhoon and Dr. Eggman's space ship to a safe location, away from the explosion of Dark Oak's corrupt Planet Egg.
Powers and abilities
In this state, Shadow's innate talents have been multiplied several times over following his transformation, possessing nearly unprecedented might and is strong enough to fight evenly with Super Sonic and resist the overwhelming force from Space Colony ARK falling through the atmosphere. By releasing his Limiters, Super Shadow can increase his power further.
As Super Shadow, Shadow is said to possess infinite strength. He can break through solid material as if it was paper, stun Super Sonic with a single uppercut, and move slightly inside Final Mova's gravitational field which was comparable in strength to a black hole. His speed has been enhanced to infinite levels as well, matching even Super Sonic's, and has improved reflexes to match it. Similarly, his chaos energy-based abilities have been upgraded to their limit, and due to the Chaos Emeralds' power fueling him, he can perform techniques such as Chaos Regeneration and Chaos Control unaided, the latter of which is powerful enough to let him teleport objects as large as the Space Colony ARK with Super Sonic's help. Besides his enhanced abilities, Super Shadow has gained new ones as well. He is capable of high-speed flight and possesses near-complete invulnerability.
- Yoshimura, Kiyoko (4 December 2004). "Showdown in Space". Sonic X. Season 2. Episode 38.
- Masake, Hiro (26 November 2005). "A Metarex Melée". Sonic X. Season 3. Episode 64.
- Masake, Hiro (6 May 2006). "So Long Sonic". Sonic X. Season 3. Episode 78.
- Masake, Hiro (29 April 2006). "A Fearless Friend". Sonic X. Season 3. Episode 77.