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Is Shadow The Hedgehog canon?

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That isactually a very good question...were there any connections with 2006 with Shadow's game at all?

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I personally don't think it's canon. It may have explained Shadow's backstory and stuff, but it's not really a Sonic game-it's a spinoff platformer, since it's stars Shadow instead of Sonic; and whatever the goal available that needs to be accomplished is chosen by the player. Not to mention the guns/weapons and vehicles that can be used in the game.

....and wtf? @Ishtar's avatar

EDIT: Not to mention that all of the events of 06 no longer exist, and that Shadow the Hedgehog isn't referenced in any post-ShTH mainstream Sonic game (well at least so far).

EDIT 2: Read the arguements put here on the thread. I guess it's both a spinoff (based on gameplay and protagonist) and a mainstream canon game (based on storyline).

Edited by Yeow95

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Yup, absolutely is canon. The first cutscene and the last story are indisputable, but everything inbetween is anyone's guess, simply because there's no one path to follow. Most people seem to agree that the pure hero story is canon I think because it adds up the best (i.e., finishing on the ark, working with Sonic etc) but you can't say in absolute certainty.

According to AAUK yes

But I'd say no if it gets no representation in Generations

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Last story technically made it Canon. But I haven't seen any mention of anything that happened in that game since then So I don't know.

It doesn't matter if anything is mentioned or not.

The whole point is that Shadows character has changed since that game and because of that game.

Had it not been for Shadows own game, he certainly wouldn't be working as an agent in Sonic 06. He would still be struggling with his identity and we might still be hearing the following lines.

"Who am I?"

"MARIA!"

Yet thanks to Shadows game and the events of it, we no longer had that going on so by that logic alone it must have been a canon title.

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Its like a horrid domino effect of confusion...for me at least. Isn't there a secret ending in Shadow where the President asks Shadow to join Gun? That explains why he is with them 06. If that ending is real.

And yeah it put him in his position in 06. But 06 got erased from canon. Hopefully blowing out the flame also erased Black Doom.

Edited by Dejablue

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I wish I could say more than what Hogfather has already laid out.

The game ties itself with the rest of the Shadow arc from SA2 and is the very game that leads us to the Shadow we get in Sonic 06. Even if ShTH doesn't get any representation in Generations, that does not make it non-canon for the fact that 1) it's Shadow's game, not Sonic's, 2) it's connected to other games leading up to and after it, and 3) it was settled as canon by the AAUK during his time working at Sega whether it gets represented in Generations or not. To claim otherwise is practically denial.

And yeah it put him in his position in 06. But 06 got erased from canon. Hopefully blowing out the flame also erased Black Doom.

Edited by ChaosSupremeSonic

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