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Sonic is Sega's Mascot DX by SonicMaster23 Sonic is Sega's Mascot DX by SonicMaster23
Before you Shadow fangirls/fanboys start mauling me, I want to say that I DO like Shadow. I honestly do. At least, I DID when he first debuted in SA2. But then Sega turned him into an emo douche-bag. No, I'm trying to make a different point with this stamp.

I'm sure I'm not the only one that has noticed lately that all the spotlight has been taken from Sonic, mascot fo Sega for over 15 years, and given to none other than Shadow the Hedgehog. Think about it. No one ever mentions Sonic anymore when they discuss the games -- they all say, "Oh, Shadow's badass!" or "Shadow did this, Shadow did that..." etc. Sonic hardly appeared in the new season of Sonic X, but Shadow did. Shadow has had his own game (and there are now rumors of a second, god help us all). My question is, what is this? The last time I checked, Sonic was the hero of the series. Not this black-and-red gun-toting look-alike.

I'm not denying that Shadow does more than any other character usually. That's exactly my point--he does, because Sega seems to think he's the only character badass enough to do stuff. Some of you true Sonic fans may remember that Sonic USED to be just as badass. He was clever and cocky and nothing beat him. But now all you see Sonic doing is skipping through the flowers and saying "SMILE! 8D" As I like to say, Sonic Team neutered him. He's not the awesome hero he used to be. He was merely shoved aside, because y'know, good ol' violent, angry, depressed, shooting, motorcycle-riding Shadow is with the times.

Get a clue, Sega. Sonic is your mascot, Sonic is the reason you were ever successful, and Sonic is the REAL hero. NOT SHADOW.

Sonic & (sadly) Shadow (c) Sega & Sonic Team
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AliAllison Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I know
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MrSethFuroa Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well now Sega took away Shadow's right to be a badass.

1. His new voice actor isn't very Shadowish.

2. Where is he in Lost World?!

3. He isn't announced for Sonic Boom

R.I.P Shadow. 
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mzzmzz101 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Agreed.
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NightFuryPony Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  New member
that's funny[ICON] Sanic [ICON] Sanic [ICON] Sanic [ICON] SanicSonic: Seriously ? 
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I-use-windows-vista Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Yuji Naka believed that by focusing on Shadow for his own game, they could use his different identity from Sonic to build upon the Sonic brand

we were supposed to use chaos spear as the main attack in his game instead of the stupid guns
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I-use-windows-vista Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I agree T_T  Sega ruined shadow's character after SA2 , I hope the real him return in future games
well , sega has been ignoring shadow the last 7 years , he doesn't appear in games or he appears with a limited role
the last game he had a major role in it was sonic 06

sonic 2006 -YES
sonic and the secret rings -Limited
super smash bros brawl -Limited
sonic chronicles the dark brotherhood -yes
sonic unleached -Mentioned as an answer to a question , and it's wrong
sonic and the black knight -he has a role in the story and only playable in the multiplayer mode
sega superstar tennis -yes
sega all-star racing -yes
sonic free riders -yes (in this game he stopped acting like Emo he was calm but rude :\)
Sonic colors -limited (the nintendo DS version only)
sonic generations -limited
sonic jump -hidden in the game data and to unlock him from the hidden .XML files you must have a ROOTED android or JAILBROCKEN IOS, HEY SEGA WTF????? (I think that he appeared in an update after begging sega to put him)
sonic all-stars racing transformed -yes
sonic dash -yes
the Olympic games series - yes
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I-use-windows-vista Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I agree T_T  Sega ruined shadow's character after SA2 , I hope the real him return in future games
well , sega has been ignoring shadow the last 7 years , he doesn't appear in games or he appears with a limited role
the last game he had a major role in it was sonic 06

sonic 2006 -YES
sonic and the secret rings -Limited
super smash bros brawl -Limited
sonic chronicles the dark brotherhood -yes
sonic unleached -Mentioned as an answer to a question , and it's wrong
sonic and the black knight -he has a role in the story and only playable in the multiplayer mode
sega superstar tennis -yes
sega all-star racing -yes
sonic free riders -yes (in this game he stopped acting like Emo he was calm but rude :\)
Sonic colors -limited (the nintendo DS version only)
sonic generations -limited
sonic jump -hidden in the game data and to unlock him from the hidden .XML files you must have a ROOTED android or JAILBROCKEN IOS, HEY SEGA WTF????? (I think that he appeared in an update after begging sega to put him)
sonic all-stars racing transformed -yes
sonic dash -yes
the Olympic games series - yes
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PrettyKitten93 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I totally agree with this 100%. Shadow is overrated.
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aosthfan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Sonic more as an iconic mascot and I like Shadow more as a character(in Sa2
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DragonzWhisperer Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
agreed
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