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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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:iconpaddytherabbit:
PaddyTheRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
...in case anyone who is new to Sonic series is confused between him and Shadow, of course.
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Sweetcorn-chan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry but I don't get that stamp XD

I guess everyone knows who's the mascot and main chara is but every fan has the right to choose their own favorite.
It seems like you can't tolerate the fact that alot of people like him more. Sorry but imagine people would all suddenly start to like Tails more than Sonic. Would you do a stamp like this one then too?

" Oh too many likes him .. grrr lets make a stamp! "lol  The only thing I hate about the Sonic universe are the fans... just "Oh my god".
You wouldn't care if the fans wouldn't like him that much. And its always has been Sonic. Sonic has the most spotlight and just because  alot of people likes another chara more than the main chara, doesn't mean hes stealing the "as you call it" spot-light.
Its a matter of opinion.
Is it okay to like another character more than the main? It seems to be okay as long as not too many people share the same opinion right? If too many people likes a character it suddenly makes a character "overrated". If a character get not much attention then this character is suddenly "underrated."
Lets face this : Every character in the world has at least some fans ( same goes with artist, bands, actors etc.) but once something gets too much attention other will start to hate that person/character/genre/whatever because it suddenly seems to be praise to much. Though thats just how it seems. Because so many humans likes it. But even the less favorite characters have they own fanbase, they are just a way more smaller group. If you don't like how some fans acting then okay, thats fine. But you got to understand that there are people who just have a different opinion.

Besides they are just fictional characters in the end so going overboard like this ... well lets say, I don't think its worth the time to even get upset like this on such a tiny subject.


Sega will always decide what to do in their games, not the fans. And believe it or not, some people at Sega also actually likes Shadow. For example Takashi lizuka. They do not listen to the fans like people always claiming. They have their own opinions too. They even have their own favorite character and they have every right to have one.
Just because Sonic is the main and the mascot doesn't mean everyone have to love him more than the other characters.

So besides from the fanarts and Love Shadow gets around the internet, he actually isn't treated that friendly in the sonic universe at all. Sonic is the hero who saves the day mostly. The only time Shadow was saving the day without Sonic was in his own game which makes sense. In SA2 he and Sonic saves the day, in Sonic heroes Sonic , Tails and Knuckles saves mostly the day, in Shadow's own game , of course he saves the day. And in Sonic 06: Sonic, Shadow and Silver saves the day.  All the games after that? Sonic saves the day.
So besides from Shadow's own game... when exacly wasn't Sonic the main hero? Besides alot of the Shadow fans wants Shadow like he was in SA2. So at the end everyone is a bit unhappy about how all the personalities changed.
You wouldn't hate Sonic just because his personality would change in the games right? You would still like him and hope he will have a better time soon. Well? Same here with Shadow.


(phew that needed to be said =u= )
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Glazerules2003 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Agreed OF COURSE SONIC IS  !!!
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Dumuzi-ouji Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
How is Shadow emo? :iconmingplz: Emos can act like anything(they can be cheery as fuck for example), they're normal people lol. Just cause Shads is black and red doesn't make him emo. Other then the emo comment I agree Sonic is the mascot.
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TheAnimeLord2013 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Actually nowadays its the other way around because in Colors shadow didn't appear and in Generations he was shoved to the side, and Shadow isn't even playable in Sonic jump? I guess when Sega began switching to Mobile games rather than console games Shadow was reduced to a support character.
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Mistarooni Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
actually Alex Kidd is SEGA's Mascot
who the fuck is sonic
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sugilita Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
I'm sick of Shadow.
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:iconpsychic2you:
Psychic2you Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
You aren't the only one
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CheetaHamSloth Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Hahaha, EPIC
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
I don't even like Shadow that much. XD He's my least favorite hedgie. My favorite is Silver :D
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Bendo244 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The reason why Shadow's still around is because of fan popularity which....is stupid. You can't do that you can't just axe him off in thenbring him back in some arbitrary way THEN try to tie his story together with his own game which further fucks up whatever continuity you thought you had. I'm not a hater of Shadow but just one of the people who's annoyed by the fact that he's become the Sasuke of the franchise....a character who's popularity overshadows the character that the fucking series is named after.
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SonicZeldaFangirl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally agreed!
I'm a big Shadow fan,but Sonic is better!
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sugilita Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
And i'm a huge Manic the hedgehog fan,i wish he would appear at least in one game.
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SonicZeldaFangirl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes,me too! PLEASE SEGA! :D
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Sonicgirl1552000 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I love Sonic more than Shadow.
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AliAllison Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know
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ConnorFuroa 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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MidnightSnowKiller Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Shadow IS in Sonic Boom, what are you smoking??

Also he would suck balls if he was in Sonic Lost World, it was meant to be like the classic games NOT the modern ones.
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ConnorFuroa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-Posted this before either he WAS announced or I didn't find this

-And lost world sucks alone so Shadow would make it worse
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MidnightSnowKiller Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Ah, i see, sorry to bother. i was just teasing ya. XD

How dare you Sonic Lost World was soo good.
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:iconconnorfuroa:
ConnorFuroa Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is fine.

Because I'm horrible.
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mzzmzz101 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Agreed.
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NightFuryPony Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
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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CareDuck 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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forceknight Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Atarashii doesn't think anyone gets that...
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Blueberryhasmoved Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never heard anyone say Shadow was :P
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persiancat111 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ikr
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idunno324 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I do see from your pov good sir.... but, Sonic isn't really loosing his spot.
Sure, Shadow may have a few big roles, but Sonic has always been there. I mean, Shadow was only in one of the Sonic cartoons I can think of, and although he has his own game, Sonic has more. Sonic will ALWAYS be there for Sega. He IS Sega.
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Annabeth-theHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly. No need to hate on Shadow just because many people like him more as a mascot for Sega than Sonic.
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BurningSilverGal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
FINALLY!!! A stamp for this! I'm sick of seeing people putting Shadow before the main character of the series!
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
The stamp is true.
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MyRedYoshi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha.
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CaptureTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Artist
Agreed!

XD

Shadow arrives in his cheerleading outfit and pompoms.

Shadow: Hey sega I got my cheer.... uh what is Sonic doing!?

Sonic: Go sega go go go SEGA *jumps into splits* OWWWWWWWW 

Sega guy : Bravo your through and well call the ambulance!
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Renegadepewpewpew Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I agree with this, but...I'm a bit confused, for some points. I mean, I never watched the final season of Sonic X, so I don't know about the Shadow thing there, but just because Shadow got his own game doesn't mean he's automatically the new hero or something. It's called a spin-off game! I mean like with Luigi's mansion, just because he's the main character in that game doesn't mean he took over Mario's spot. And besides, there were a few games where Sonic wasn't the main character. Like Knuckles' Chaotix, or even Tails' Adventure and Tails' Sky Patrol. In fact, the latter games he wasn't even in them! They were good (besides Tails' Sky Patrol, cause instant death walls are baaad). And I wouldn't say they neutered Sonic at all, I say they made him more..friendly. Besides, he's still cocky, maybe not so much in the games right now, although Sonic Lost World made him pretty cocky and sarcastic and stuff, which I liked. He's more cocky and stuff in the comics, and the shows anyway. And Sonic was never shoved aside, just because Shadow got to be a major part in a few games. Sonic will always be SEGA's mascot, and Shadow has never been close to being seen as the mascot of SEGA.
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SonicGal89 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree with this point.

Sonic the Hedgehog FTW.
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CometThePorcupine222 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Actually if you really pay attention, you can see that Shadow is slowly (but surely) getting less of an dark side emo personality and getting more of his original SA2 powerful anti-hero personality back. Take Kirk Thornton for example. No his voice doesn't fit Shadow! AT ALL! But at least his personality's on the right track! What would Shadow's perfect voice be? Jason Griffith's voice with David Humphrey's commentary.
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Annabeth-theHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 You are the type of person I would love to be friends with.
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CometThePorcupine222 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thanx
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Annabeth-theHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yw. I like critical thinkers like you.
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CometThePorcupine222 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
You think I'm a critical thinker? ^-^ Gee thanks!
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Annabeth-theHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great minds can recognize each other easily.
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CometThePorcupine222 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Thx Anna!
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Annabeth-theHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yw.
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CometThePorcupine222 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
P.S. Sonic's still badass in my opinion! He sure does need a new voice actor just as much as Shadow does, but he still epicly saves the world all the time! SEGA doesn't focus on Shadow more than Sonic! Sonic is still mostly how he's supposed to be like!
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FightForTheFallen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I can see where you're coming from and I'm not sure when you posted this so I might be very, very late but I think SEGA is doing the right thing. And will hopefully do this for other characters if they don't do this the characters we know now will probably die out like other Sonic characters that have before. And the generation after, Sonic might have new friends that replaced the old because the old ones were neglected and left in an abandoned folder in some ones computer.

 (i'm not saying that this will ever happen, but knowing SEGA's tendency to neglect characters for new ones...) they won't get rid of their POPULAR mascot. people love sonic because he's sonic. one of the guys that don't have an M rated game to their name. SEGA has a right to use characters whether you like them or not. look I'm pretty sure you get the idea and there also might be some typos in here because an ad has it's fat butt it in the way...

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