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Sonic VS Shadow is the first Death Battle of DeathBattle2.


Season 1, Episode 1!! Rivals! Two hedgehogs infamous in their video game franchise with fans that adore them, but who will come out on top? Will it be the Fastest Thing Alive, or his edgy rival, The Ultimate Lifeform?


Boomstick: Rivals! That are battling it out today. But which one will come out on top?

Wiz: Sonic, the Fastest Thing Alive.

Boomstick: And Shadow, the Ultimate Lifeform.

Wiz: For this battle, we will only be using feats from the Game, Sonic X as they are canon. We will not be using the ones from the Archie Comics or Sonic Boom.

Boomstick: He’s Wiz and I’m Boomstick.

Wiz: And it’s our job to analyse their armour, weapons and skill to find out who would win a Death Battle!


Boomstick: You know Wiz, I’ve always been a big fan of Mario but you can’t deny, he’ll never be faster than this guy.

Wiz: Well, that’s right and that’s why we’re starting with Sonic. Born in Christmas Island, Sonic is the world’s fastest thing alive.

Boomstick: You know, he can run at the speed of sound, and he’s a cocky dude. He likes to show off his awesome speed and boy he is awesome.

Wiz: Well Boomstick, I guess so.

Boomstick: So are we done?

Wiz: Well no.

Boomstick: Oh, come on Wiz, we don’t need to go any further, do we?

Wiz: Well there’s just so much more to talk about after all.

Boomstick: Whatever. But be fast, otherwise .....

Sonic: You’re too slow!

Wiz: Anyway, over the years, Sonic has gained a large amount of knowledge for combat fighting and has defeated many foes.

Boomstick: For starters, Sonic can do a Spin Dash, a revved-up Spin Attack from a stationary position.

Wiz: Sonic can do the Spin Attack and the Homing Attack. He can also do a Light Speed Attack, where he uses the Light Speed Dash to attack all his enemies within range at the speed of light, making it a powerful version of the Homing Attack.

Boomstick: He can do a Sonic Boost and a Light Speed Dash where he is able to travel along a trail of Rings at light speed, even in mid-air.

Wiz: Sonic can do Time Stop, where he stops time. This ability is used in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle and is the equivalent to Chaos Control.

Boomstick: But that’s not even canon, Wiz.

Wiz: Well, I guess so.

Boomstick: There are some feats that prove Sonic to be faster than light. He once outran a black hole in Sonic Colors.

Wiz: While he didn’t completely outrun the black hole, he did for quite some period before it came towards him.

Boomstick: He also once caught up to a Cyan Wisp and said that thing was almost as fast as him even without its laser mode. And those things are pretty fast. They were moving around Mach 200, as we said in our Mario vs Sonic (2018), (

Wiz: Anyway, Sonic has been able to create tornadoes and blasts of wind strong enough to destroy robots.

Boomstick: Also Sonic isn’t actually weak, and I’m looking at you, Mario fanboys. He outmuscled a 550-ton robot, can send cars flying by ramming into them and actually caught a freakin’ missile with one hand.

Wiz: Sonic is also durable enough to survive a psychokinetic attack from Silver and being smashed through giant machines on a daily basis.

Boomstick: In Sonic Heroes, he could cut through battleships without even moving at the speed of sound. That’s crazy but awesome at the same time!

Wiz: Sonic has a pseudo healing ability he uses during battle and they increase, the more rings he collects.

Boomstick: Sonic can use Chaos Control, shown in SA2. This helped him survive a fall. Also the Emerald was fake.

Wiz: Yes, that’s right. The emerald was artificial and Sonic being able to survive the fall is one of Sonic's most impressive feats.

Boomstick: He can dodge flying cars, survived being beaten to near-death by a skyscraper-sized mech powered by six Chaos Emeralds. He can also create barriers of super speed.

Wiz: Sonic has plenty of shields. For example, he can use the Lightning Shield for he then becomes surrounded by a large bubble when obtaining it, with the Lightning Shield having electrical effects. With a Flame Shield, he can take damage once without losing Rings or a life, perform a fast Fireball Spin Dash in the air, and not take damage from fire-based attacks and hazards, or from walking in lava pools. However, it vanishes automatically once he enters water.

Boomstick: His biggest weakness. I guess the only way to completely beat Sonic is by putting him on water, then he drowns and there you go, he’s dead and you win.

Announcer: K.O!

Wiz: That’s not how Death Battle works, you know that Boomstick.

Boomstick: And I guess I know that now I can float on water while Sonic can’t. Wait a minute, Sega says Sonic can breathe in space but he can’t breathe in water.

Wiz: Humans can’t breathe in water as they would completely drown but they can swim on water. They can only stay in water for a few seconds before having to come out into the air to breathe.

Boomstick: He can also use the Bubble Shield, with it he can take damage once without losing Rings or a life, and can move in underwater sections of the Zones without drowning.

Wiz: Sonic can do a Sonic Wind. When performing this technique, Sonic damages his opponents with a blue wind current. And he can do a Fireball Spin Dash, where he is doing his spin dash mid-air that turns him into a fiery projectile.

Boomstick: You know like a fireball. Besides it says it on its name, cause it’s a Fireball Spin Dash, simple as that.

Wiz: Thank you, Boomstick. He can do a Homing Dash, a variant of the Homing Attack where he zooms towards the target in a non-offensive manner. This ability is only used in Sonic and the Black Knight, but why not?

Boomstick: He can do a Somersault, which honestly, we don’t need to explain.

Wiz: A Somersault is a an acrobatic movement in which a person turns head over heels in the air or on the ground and lands or finishes on their feet.

Boomstick: Wiz, honestly, did you need to explain what it meant?

Wiz: Just in case, people get the wrong idea of it.

Boomstick: And a Somersault Kick (looks at Wiz). Hmph.

Wiz: Of course we don’t need to explain that.

Boomstick: Exactly what I was thinking, dude!

Wiz: (sighs) He can do a Sonic Boom. When executing Sonic Boom, Sonic jumps into the air shouting "Sonic Boom", while drawing up wind around him, before using it to launch himself forward with a burst of speed so great that it breaks the sound barrier. Sonic will then fall back on the ground and start running normally with streams of air released in his wake. While active, the Sonic Boom gives Sonic increased speed and invulnerability, allowing him to damage enemies and opponents simply by running into them, much like the Sonic Boost.

Boomstick: Sonic can do a Sonic Wave, where he curls into a ball, as if to perform a Spin Dash, however, he instead creates a forward-moving ground-traveling shock wave, whilst jumping backwards from recoil. This move can also be aimed, and the wave can also carry opponents due to the knockback and the projectile speed, depending on such a placement it can deal damage twice.

Wiz: Sonic’s iconic shoes are known as the Power Sneakers, the one he uses to

Sonic: Gotta go fast!

Audience: (shrieks)

Boomstick: Geese, Wiz, why’d you have to show us that horrible design of him.

Wiz: Just needed a catchphrase of him saying, “Gotta go fast!”

Boomstick: At least, they fixed the movie design. And I got to see the movie.

Wiz: You did! How was it? How long was it? Were you able to write information about Movie Sonic feats, speed, strength and durability?

Boomstick: Well, no.

Wiz: (sighs)

Boomstick: But I did get some information.

Wiz: You did?

Boomstick: Yeah, he ran so fast at supersonic speed as a result, inadvertently triggering an electromagnetic pulse that knocks out power across the Pacific Northwest.

Wiz: Supersonic speed = 768 mph. That must also mean he was running at the speed of sound. Thanks Boomstick.

Boomstick: Whatever.

Wiz: Sonic has defeated Perfect Chaos, freed an entire planet of Aliens from Eggman's control, defeated several monsters before his Chili Dog hit the ground. He’s also freed the world of Arabian Knights.

Boomstick: That’s not all yet, Wiz.

Wiz: Yep, with all 7 Chaos Emeralds, Sonic can achieve the form of Super Sonic.

Boomstick: As Super Sonic, he can move at the speed of light, gains a 1000% increase in his stats, becomes much more powerful than he actually is. Gains near complete invulnerability, and can use the Super Sonic Boost, which is like his Normal Boost technique, but extremely amped up.

Wiz: Super Sonic has tanked attacks from Enerjak. Defeated Dark Gaia, took down the likes of Solaris, alongside Super Silver and Super Shadow. And has teleported the Space Colony ARK back into orbit. He also destroyed an entire zone while clashing with Hyper Knuckles.

Boomstick: However, his Super Form has a time limit unfortunately, and the reality bending and time travel aspects of Chaos Control require more than one person to do.

Wiz: Sonic can be cocky at times and full of arrogance.

Boomstick: Yeah, he’s kind of a cocky dude.

Wiz: But he’ll do whatever it takes to save the world from the likes of his long-time nemesis, Dr Eggman.

Infinite: I'll show you how outclassed you really are!

Sonic: I'm in a class all my own! Time to put up or shut up, Infinite!


Boomstick: Edgelord. Hedgehog. The Ultimate Lifeform is pretty powerful.

Wiz: Shadow once had the idea of getting revenge after the death of Maria. But then he was convinced to do good.

Boomstick: Shadow is capable of trading blows with Knuckles the Echidna, can plow through metal and robots with ease, and can flip large objects and vehicles with only 1 hand.

Wiz: He threw a robot so hard it exploded. And he also pushed back one of Final Mova's Heads in Space. And he pulled against Final Mova, who was trying to pull him.

Boomstick: Shadow has some fearsome combat skills, as seen in his first encounter with Sonic and during his raid on the Blue Typhoon when he was able to fight his way through a weakened Sonic, Knuckles (though Shadow is shown to struggle a bit when he fought against Knuckles), and Tails.

Wiz: Shadow is naturally able to tap into the arcane powers of any nearby Chaos Emerald (fake or not) and utilize their chaos energy to empower himself.

Boomstick: Shadow is able to keep up with Sonic, though he once admitted the Blue Blur is faster than him. He’s able to dodge objects and attacks that move at the speed of sound. And managed to move two allies out of the way from an explosion in mere seconds.

Wiz: Shadow can break the sound barrier with ease and can further increase his speed with the Spin Dash and Sonic Boost abilities.

Boomstick: Shadow’s able to move at hypersonic speeds and by removing his Limiters from his wrists, Shadow can access his full power, which enhances his overall power so drastically that he can single-handedly destroy an entire Metarex fleet. However, using his full power for too long drains his stamina to the point where he will be rendered unconscious.

Wiz: Shadow is also very agile and has incredible jumping skills that allows him to jump hundreds of meters into the air. Furthermore, Shadow can use his vast super speed even in space, attacking and moving freely.

Boomstick: Shadow’s body was able to resist incredible punishment, such as being slammed into solid surfaces and even survive from being struck by powerful laser cannons or by Sonic's charged Spin Attack.

Wiz: Also while Shadow's Air Shoes are credited as the source of his speed, his powerful body allows him to easily rival Sonic's world class speed as well.

Boomstick: Really Wiz? Wow, that’s stunning if you think about it.

Wiz: Shadow’s most prominent testament to his durability, however, was in Sonic Adventure 2 when Shadow survived his fall down to Earth from space and re-entry in the atmosphere before Eggman's robots rescued him in the next game, Sonic Heroes. By there, he had amnesia.

Boomstick: Seriously though, the amnesia thing is kind of dumb if you think about it.

Wiz: Due to being the successful culmination of Project Shadow, Shadow is immortal, does not physically age, and is presumably immune to disease.

Boomstick: He can take hits from Knuckles, Sonic, has been hit by lasers and shrugged them off like nothing. And in Sonic 06, he took attacks from Solaris in his super state.

Wiz: Shadow can do most abilities and techniques that Sonic can do, like the Spin Dash, Spin Attack, Homing Attack, Super Peel-Out.

Boomstick: Yeah, we don’t need to go much further, do we Wiz?

Wiz: (sighs) Ok, Boomstick. Shadow never holds back his immense strength, making him a brutal fighter with a distinct killer instinct. Shadow's skills are more than a match for even the strongest in the series and has been able to take down some of the most fearsome foes of the series on his own, such as Black Doom. To best put his skills in perspective, as seen in some of the scenarios in Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadow is one of the very few individuals who has been able to defeat Sonic in combat, even when Sonic had the Diablon for support. Shadow even managed to best Emerl in combat, when he had all seven chaos emeralds, after Shadow gave him the last one.

Boomstick: Shadow has Chaos Powers he can use such as Chaos Spear, where he fires a bolt made of chaos energy.

Wiz: He can also do Chaos Control, where he can warp time and space using the Chaos Emeralds. He can also do Chaos Snap, an enhanced version of Shadow's Chaos Attack, with his kicks and punches being multiplied in power and speed due to Chaos energy. When performing this move, Shadow enters his Chaos Boost state and uses Chaos Control to warp between opponent where he lands several fierce hits on them.

Boomstick: When performing Chaos Magic, Shadow snaps his fingers, invoking Chaos Control. This creates an area of distorted space in front of the user in the form of a violet, purple and white spacial rift that knocks his opponents into the air.

Wiz: He can do Chaos Attack, when using this technique, Shadow launches a barrage of attacks on a foe.

Boomstick: He can do Chaos Lance, a more advanced version of the Chaos Spear.

Wiz: The Chaos Lance is similar to the Chaos Spear but packs much greater power. When performing it, Shadow swings his right arm in midair and fires a long red energy bolt at his opponents that explodes upon impact.

Boomstick: He has a healing ability called the Shadow Heal and can do the Spear Of Light an augmented version of the Chaos Spear technique, where Super Shadow releases several Projectiles at once that home into his opponent.

Wiz: But his most powerful attack is .....

Boomstick: Oh yes, Chaos Blast! A powerful explosion of chaos energy, annihilating everything around him.

Wiz: With all 7 Chaos Emeralds, Shadow can turn into ......

Boomstick: Super Shadow!

Wiz: Super Shadow is completely invulnerable, can move faster than the speed of light, his power increases by 1000x, has unlimited stamina and lifted and teleported the Black Comet which was calculated to weigh over 915,000,000 tons.

Boomstick: Shadow can be cocky and arrogant at times, but who cares because he’s the Ultimate Lifeform.

Shadow: If the world chooses to become my enemy, I will fight like I always have. 

Shadow removes his inhibitor rings, and destroys Mephiles’ clones. 


Wiz: Alright our combatants are set, let’s end this debate once and for-all.

Boomstick: IT’S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLE!!!!!!!!

Death Battle[]

Location: Station Square - Daytime

Sonic is seen running around the city of Station Square. Shadow is seen skating in the city of Station Square. They find themselves in the same area at the same time.

Sonic: Well, do you know it? Look who’s here - the edgelord himself.

Shadow: Hmph. Don’t annoy the crap out of me, hedgehog.

Sonic: Hmph. Ow the Edge!

This enrages Shadow. He runs to Sonic and punches him into a tree.

Shadow: (folds his arms) Pathetic!

Sonic gets on the ground.

Sonic: Alright, you asked for it, Shady.



Sonic comes at Shadow with punches and kicks. Shadow then fires a Chaos Spear at Sonic that he dodges. He kicks Shadow far away. He then looks at the sky and notices a wisp up in the air. Sonic smiles.

Sonic: Hehe.

Meanwhile, Shadow’s lying on the ground. He gets up only to see Sonic as Cyan Laser ( fly towards him.

Shadow: Hmph. Chaos Control! (

Shadow teleports behind Cyan Laser’s back, kicks it to the ground sending it flying to the ground and fires 6 Chaos Spears ( at it. This causes an explosion.

Shadow: (gets down to the ground) Hmph. Pathetic!

The smoke clears showing Sonic in his Fire Shield (Flame Shield The Flame Shield (フレイムバリア Fureimu Baria, lit. "Flame Barrier"), also known as the Fire Shield, is one of the shield power-ups that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog).

Sonic: Hehe.

Shadow: What? (growls)

He fires Chaos Spears at Sonic but he dodges them with a big grin on his face.

Sonic: Still too slow!

Shadow skates towards Sonic with punches and kicks but he dodges then. He then does a slide tackle sending Shadow down to the ground. Shadow gets back up and fires Chaos Spears at Sonic but they don’t do any damage to him thanks to the Fire Shield’s invulnerability. Shadow continuously fires Chaos Spears at Sonic until he punches him to the ground causing him to lose his Fire Shield and some rings.

Sonic: Shoot!

Shadow skates towards him and does some punches and kicks at him. He then punches Sonic far away and fires a Chaos Lance at him which hits Sonic causing him to fall to the ground. He quickly gets back up however and charges up for a Spin Attack. Shadow skates towards him as Sonic then comes at him with the Spin Attack which hits Shadow. He does it multiple times. Shadow still on his feet shakes his head and fires a Chaos Spear at Sonic which hits him as he falls to the ground. Sonic gets back up.

Sonic: Sonic Wave!

Sonic curls into a ball creating a forward-moving-travelling shock wave that comes towards Shadow. It does some damage to him as he falls to the ground.

Shadow: Damn!

Shadow gets back up and skates past Sonic. Sonic catches up with Shadow as they race around Station Square. They find themselves in a unknown area where the floor is rocky as they trade punches and kicks at each other. Sonic then does the Sonic Boom.

Sonic: Sonic Boom!

Sonic flies towards Shadow Shadow with a burst of speed breaking the sound barrier. He knocks out Shadow far away with the Sonic Boom.

Sonic: Sonic Wind! A blue wind comes towards Shadow which hits him causing him to fall to the ground. Sonic comes at Shadow with the Spin Attack. Shadow gets up however as he looks behind his back, he sees a curling ball coming towards him in a fast manner.

Shadow: Damn!

This causes a explosion. Shadow is lying on the ground with so many damage done to him. Sonic is still standing with arms folded.

Sonic: What was that, Shadow?

The 7 Chaos Emeralds appear around Shadow. He then rises up in the air.

Shadow: (charging up with chaos energy)

He roars as a massive light fills the screen as Sonic puts his hands on eyes. As he moves his hands off his eyes, he sees Shadow now in his super state ( Sonic turns into Super Sonic ( as they fly into outer space. They seperate each other with Sonic on the left and Shadow on the right. They then come at each other with punches and kicks. Super Shadow fires Chaos Spears at Super Sonic which he dodges. He fires more Chaos Spears which Super Sonic yet again dodges.

Super Shadow: Chaos Control!

He does the Spear of Light ( › wiki › S...Web resultsSpear of Light | Sonic News Network | Fandom), a blast of multiple Chaos Spears around Super Sonic. He snaps his fingers as they all hit Super Sonic. Super Shadow fires a Chaos Arrow at Super Sonic but he easily dodges it.

Super Sonic: Hehe.

Super Shadow fires 20 Chaos Spears at Super Sonic. He flies towards Super Shadow dodging all of the Chaos Spears.

Super Shadow: Hmph.

He flies towards Super Sonic as they have a clash with their hands. They then turn back to normal.

(*Cues: Retro Rivals - Therewolf Media*)

Sonic: Darn it, out of rings!

Shadow: Why?

They fall down to Earth. They do punches and kicks at each other. Shadow fires a Chaos Spear at Sonic but he dodges it. Shadow then moves towards Sonic and punches him in the face.

Shadow: That’s it! Chaos Blast!

A red explosion of chaos energy fills the sky. Shadow is seen lying on the ground. He slowly stands up and clears the dust on his body.

Shadow: Huh?

Coming towards him is Sonic. Sonic charges up a Spin Attack at Shadow which hits him. He does multiple of Spin Attacks at Shadow before tearing his heart apart with the last Spin Attack as Shadow collapses to the ground lifeless.


Sonic clears the dirt and dust from his body then runs away from the scene.


Boomstick: Damn! What a fight we just had today and what a brutal death for ‘Ow the Edge’.

Wiz: Shadow was pretty strong and durable, however, he couldn’t cope with Sonic’s speed.

Boomstick: While Shadow can move at hypersonic speeds, Sonic can break the sound barrier and outrun a black hole, something Shadow can’t even do.

Wiz: However, Shadow lifted and teleported the Black Comet which weighed over 915,000,000 tons. And while Sonic did outmuscle a 550-ton robot, it’s not as impressive as what Shadow did proving he’s the stronger one.

Boomstick: What about durability? Shadow survived a fall from the ARK. Plus, his body was able to resist incredible punishment, such as being slammed into solid surfaces and even survive from being struck by powerful laser cannons or by Sonic's charged Spin Attack.

Wiz: However, Sonic survived a psychokinetic attack from Silver and being smashed through giant machines on a daily basis.

Boomstick: However, is it as impressive as surviving a fall from orbit in your super state?

Wiz: Now yes it may not be as impressive but Sonic has shown to be able to take hits from Shadow. Also, Sonic possesses a very high stamina.

Boomstick: But Shadow has a limitless stamina too, right?

Wiz: True, but because Sonic’s far more faster, Shadow’s stamina would burn off quicker due to Sonic being too fast for him. When it came to experience, it was Sonic. Now yes, Shadow has gotten some combat experience I guess you could say since Sonic Adventure 2 (, however, while Shadow spent his time asleep for 50 years while Sonic has been fighting a wider variety of foes such as magic genies, black knights, robot pirates, Eggman’s many machines, Metal Sonic and Ultimate Emerl.

Boomstick: Some people think Shadow has more experience because he’s older in a way but that’s false. I guess I’m one of those people who used to think that too.

Wiz: Shadow’s arsenal was useless against the Blue Blur. If he threw a Chaos Spear at him, Sonic would’ve easily dodged it. If he did Chaos Blast, Sonic would’ve ran far away from the explosion. The only way he could’ve countered Sonic’s speed was with Chaos Control, where he can freeze time.

Boomstick: And Sonic has better feats overall. He’s foiled Eggman’s schemes numerous times, saved the world numerous times. Matched and defeated Shadow, Silver, Metal Sonic, Blaze, and Knuckles. Has defeated foes such as Perfect Chaos, Final Hazard, Metal Overlord, Final Mova, Solaris, Perfect Dark Gaia, and Time Eater as Super Sonic, beaten Perfect Chaos in his base form. Defeated Ultimate Emerl in under 30 seconds and has regularly fought and defeated entire armies such as Eggman and Lyric's robots, the Metarex, the Black Arms, the Dark Legion, Dark Gaia's minions, and Wily's Robot Masters.

Wiz: While Shadow has with the help of Super Sonic, defeated the Final Hazard and saved the planet, defeated Sonic in their first encounter. Destroyed a number of Metarex fleet ships in a single blow, fought through legions of military soldiers, held his own against Mephiles and his clones, defeated Devil Doom, defeated Biolizard, a prototype Ultimate Lifeform much larger than Shadow himself. However, they aren’t as impressive as Sonic’s.

Boomstick: But there’s a durability feat where he was alright when Infinite caused an explosion sending him away. But that’s obviously why Shadow is more durable. Wait, if Shadow was more durable and stronger, then how come Sonic seemed to have the much more advantage?

Wiz: That is thanks to his speed and agility and high stamina that wore Shadow out. Shadow was much more stronger and durable but Sonic’s speed, agility and combat experience gave him the victory.

Boomstick: It was a close and enjoyable fight and the Ultimate Lifeform was pretty powerful in his own rights but this fight proves that Shadow will always be in Sonic’s shadow.

Wiz: The winner is Sonic the Hedgehog!


Next Time[]

Boomstick: Next time on Death Battle!



Shadow (Sonic Boom)