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The Refractor[1][2] is an object that appears in Shadow the Hedgehog. A Black Arms-exclusive handgun, it is a laser-type weapon usable to both enemies and the player.


The Refractor is an organic-looking, red-colored, oblong weapon. It has a barrel opening resembling pink flesh and a grip on the back of the rear.


In gameplay, the Refractor can only be found in certain Stages within the Black Comet. They can be wielded by Black Assassins who will use them against the player.

Refractors can be dropped by defeated enemies that wield them or released from containers. Touching them will make Shadow pick them up automatically and pressing PSSquareButton/SNNBGAMECUBEDISCO/XboxX (whether on the ground or in mid-air) fires them. As a laser weapon, the Refractor can fire a powerful laser beam capable shooting through multiple objects and enemies. In addition, its shots can bounce off walls. A Refractor has a total of twenty shots and once those run out, it becomes useless. However, it can be reloaded with another twenty shots by picking up another Refractor.


  1. Kaizen Media Group (22 November 2005). "Appendix". Shadow the Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. p. 92. ISBN 978-0761551959.
  2. Shadow the Hedgehog (GameCube) United States instruction booklet, p. 23.

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