What"s good guys, InfernoTheWolf here and today I"m gonna be talking to you guys about who"s faster, Sonic or Shadow. I wanted to do this topic because SEGA/Sonic Team haven"t made it clear about which one if them is faster but it"s heavily implied that they"re as fast as each other but if they were holding back? Well in this blog I"m discussing it. Enjoy! :sparkles:


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:partly_sunny: Table of Contents :partly_sunny:

:snowflake: |Brief Backgrounds| :snowflake:

:snowflake: |Why Sonic Could Be Faster| :snowflake:

:snowflake: |Why Shadow Could Be Faster| :snowflake:

:snowflake: |Evidence Of Sonic"s Speed| :snowflake:

:snowflake: |Evidence Of Shadow"s Speed| :snowflake:

:snowflake: |Ending Note/Conclusion| :snowflake:

Brief Backgrounds:

Sonic - Sonic is (obviously) the main character of the series we all love, Sonic The Hedgehog. He"s able to run at high speeds like the speed of sound and beyond. Sonic is known for saving animals and his friends from the menacing Dr Eggman.

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Shadow - Shadow is one of Sonic"s rivals and is was created by Gerald Robotnik as the "Ultimate Life Form" using Black Doom"s DNA. Shadow was created to cure incurable diseases but specifically for Maria, Gerald"s granddaughter. Shadow was captured after an accident that happened on the Space Colony Ark which was 50 years ago (In Sonic"s World) and was described as a threat to humanity.

Why Sonic Could Be Faster?

Sonic could be faster than Shadow because of his ability to run beyond the speed of sound, he"ll have to slightly hold back his speed in certain areas for example in areas full of grassland, Flikies and animals so then he doesn"t hurt/harm them in away. Since Sonic"s speed is so great, it"s a danger to other living things and since Sonic is trying to protect wildlife, he needs to slow down since he could literally destroy what he"s trying to protect from Eggman. Sonic also slows down in Eggman"s bases and when he"s catching Eggman since he doesn"t want to harm himself in the Doctor"s traps or hurt the Egghead himself.


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Why Shadow Could Be Faster?

Shadow could be faster because it looks he has Inhibitor Rings on his shoes as well as his gloves. I mean I know they"re there for for Shadow"s design but if Shadow only had Inhibitor Rings/Limiters on his gloves, why have them for his shoes? Shadow"s Inhibitor Rings/Limiters are meant to hold back his Chaos Energy and when he takes them off he gets a drastic boost in power. So if Shadow took them off of his shoes, he would probably get a drastic boost in speed which he could probably go over the speed of sound just like Sonic and probably beyond that too. Shadow doesn"t take off his Inhibitor Rings/Limiters because he doesn"t want be seen as more of threat to humanity than he already is therefore he has to keep on his Inhibitor Rings to keep his freedom.


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Evidence Of Sonic"s Speed:

Well the first time we see Sonic go at crazy speeds is probably in the Sonic CD intro where we see Sonic running to Little Planet. We see Sonic running from a high mountain (If I remember correctly) and then he Spin-Dashes across to the chains of Little Planet (I can"t exactly remember right) where he then speeds up and dashes across to the planet. Sonic also runs from a black hole (Well it acts like one) from a few seconds in Sonic Colours, black holes are known trapping everything in it and Sonic was able to escape that for a moment.

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Evidence Of Shadow"s Speed:

I think the only proper time we"ve Shadow"s speed is in Sonic 06 when Shadow takes off his Limiters and releases tremendous amounts of chaos energy which formed a barrier around Shadow as well as Rogue and Omega. This is strong enough to boost through hundreds of the Mephlies clones, although Rogue and Omega where along side Shadow, they could"ve also been enhanced by Shadow"s released chaos energy from his Limiters. It not only gives Shadow a power boost but a speed boost as well making Shadow fast even without taking of the Limiters on his shoes.


Ending Note/Conclusion:

Well since I don"t really know that much about Shadow"s speed, I"m gonna have to say that Sonic is probably the faster one since we"ve that Sonic can run beyond the speed of sound and also slightly further than speed of light (And even way beyond the speed of light as Super Sonic in Sonic Generations, watch from 6:50 to 7:09 from this video from The Ghetto-Hog!. The Ghetto-Hog!"s Video. ) since light can"t actually escape black holes therefore Sonic must be slightly faster since he managed to escape momentarily. I"m not saying that Shadow isn"t fast but we only have one example of his speed meanwhile Sonic has three examples of his speed. Well if you got this far thanks for reading and have a nice day!