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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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CheetaHamSloth Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Hahaha, EPIC
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
Bendo244 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The reason why Shadow's still around is because of fan popularity 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.
adoptz-for-you Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally agreed!
I'm a big Shadow fan,but Sonic is better!
Sonicgirl1552000 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I love Sonic more than Shadow.
AliAllison Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know
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. 
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.
MrSethFuroa 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
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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