Hero Shadow is a transformed state of Shadow the Hedgehog in the game Shadow the Hedgehog. It is achieved when Shadow's mind is fueled by thoughts of justice, and once obtained, this form grants him full control over positive chaos energy. This form, however, only lasts for a few moments.
When utilizing Hero Shadow, Shadow does not change much physically. However, his fur and his eyes get a neon cyan coating and he gains an explosion-like neon cyan aura.
Hero Shadow allows Shadow to become invincible and perform a large scale version of Chaos Control to move fast forward at breakneck speeds during Stages or slow down time during boss battles. He can as well use any weapon without draining its ammo/durability. Hero Shadow can be obtained by committing heroic actions and filling Shadow's Hero Gauge. It is the heroic version of Dark Shadow, which can be obtained through committing evil deeds. Shadow can also enter this form in his Super State, which is Super Shadow.
The blue color shown on Hero Shadow may be a reference to Sonic, because he is a blue hero.
When Shadow teleports using this state anyone who talks to him will stop until he finishes his Chaos Control move.