|This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic X anime or comic continuity.|
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
Maria was a terminally-ill patient on the Space Colony ARK, who had contracted the disease NIDS (Neuro-Immuno Deficiency Syndrome), which seems to be related to the disease AIDS. Her grandfather, Professor Gerald Robotnik, created Shadow as a means to study immortality and to use the fruits of the project to attempt to cure Maria.
After Shadow's creation, he became close friends with Maria to the end. Sadly, Maria was killed during the invasion of the ARK by the Guardian Unit of Nations, after releasing Shadow from a cryogenic tube in the Japanese version. However, in the English dub, they say she was taken away.
Maria was a very kind individual who always thought about others before herself. This is proven by the fact that after she was shot and was dying, she didn't hold any ill will towards the people living on Earth and in her dying breath she requested Shadow to give them a chance for their future and that in doing so they will live very blessed lives and that was the reason that he was created.
- Christopher Thorndyke and Molly both remind Shadow of Maria because of their similar selfless natures and the kind, loving look in their eyes.
- Speculated date of death is 02/07/1953. Reason for said speculation is the countdown timer in the Space Colony Ark on the Sonic X episode "Robotnik's Revenge", which takes place 50 years after Maria's death.
|Heroes||Sonic | Tails | Amy | Knuckles | Cream | Cheese | Chris | Big | Tikal | Vector | Espio | Charmy | Cosmo|
|Neutral/Anti-hero||Shadow | Rouge | Chaos | Emerl | Gamma | Zero | Beta | Delta | Epsilon | Zeta|
|Villains||Eggman | Decoe and Bocoe | Bokkun | Biolizard/FinalHazard | Dark Oak | Red Pine | Yellow Zelkova | Pale Bay Leaf | Black Narcissus|
|Groups||Chao | Metarex | G.U.N. | E-Series | Team Sonic|
|Miscellaneous||Gerald Robotnik | Maria | Vanilla | Molly | Hertia/Earthia | Galaxina | Nazo|
|Transformations||Super Sonic | Super Shadow | Dark Sonic | Final Nova | Cosmo's transformation|