‘Sonic 2’: Who are the Dark Post-Credit Scene Characters?

Sonic 2 brought Knuckles to the silver screen, and a post-credits scene hinted that the next film would introduce another Sonic rival.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is in the cinema nowlikely will Paramount Plus hits next month and available for pre-order on Blu-ray. Like previous Sonic moviesDirector Jeff FowlerThe sequel includes a post-credits scene that shows the iconic character will play the lead role in three of the sequels.

“This is the sequel to the original confident leave me hopewith sharper scripts and jokes that will make you giggle,” I wrote on my CNET review. “It maintains the original family-friendly tone and dives deep into classic games to create cinematic universe for Sega’s beloved icon.”

Let’s explore the possible Sonic Cinematic Universe (SCU?) that the post-credits scene presents (it’s actually a mid-credits scene, so you don’t have to stick around until the end). SPOILERS enter.

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The climactic fight sees Sonic use Chaos Emeralds to transform into a golden yellow Super Sonic in Dragon Ball Z style. He takes on Dr. Death Egg Robot. Robotnik effortlessly, sending the villain into clear doom (which seems unbelievably cruel to Sonic).

With the threat delivered, Sonic summons some very tasty chili dogs, gives up his powers and returns to his original blue color. Knuckles uses his immense power to reform the shattered Emerald Master, which keeps the Chaos Emerald’s power under control.

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Robotnik’s Death Egg Robot is no match for Chaos Emerald-powered Sonic.

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Sonic, Knuckles and Tails vow to protect Master Emerald, whom they keep in an ice box upon their return to Green Hills, Montana.

Hidden in the Shadows

The mid-credits scene cuts back to the ruins of the Death Egg Robot, where police from law enforcement agency Guardian Units of Nations (GUN) search for Robotnik. There’s no sign of the criminal, but the evil Agent Stone disguises himself as a cop and listens.

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Our hedgehog hero first meets Shadow in Sonic Adventure 2.

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When they delete Robotnik from their database, they find the coordinates that point them to Project: Shadow — a research effort that’s more than 50 years old.

We were then treated to a glimpse of a black furry hedgehog in a test tube.

Who is this person?

This shadow hedgehog is… Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic’s rival who first appeared in 2001’s Sonic Adventure 2. The background is quite convoluted, with most of it being revealed in the very 2005’s Shadow the Hedgehog (which saw him wielding a gun, ugh) . With pleasure, director Jeff Fowler is working on the game’s CG film sequence, according to his IMDB profile.

Using alien DNA to research immortality, Robotnik’s grandfather creates Shadow. After the scientist’s death, the military becomes afraid of Shadow and places him in a state of suspended animation. Five decades later, Robotnik finds his grandfather’s job and enlists Shadow in his quest for world domination.


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It’s likely the same will happen in a Sonic sequel, though they might make some adjustments as it feels a little too much like Robotnik’s manipulation of Knuckles.

Shadow’s abilities are similar to Sonic’s, including the ability to use the Chaos Emerald to transform into Super Shadow. He also wears the Inhibitor Rings on his wrists and ankles — removing them allows him to use his full power (this will almost certainly happen in the sequel).

Like the style in its early years, Shadow is a bit moody and aloof in contrast to the cool Sonic. Subsequent film appearances will likely poke fun at this, as this character archetype isn’t popular these days.

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