|This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity.|
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
- For the character from In Another Time, In Another Place, see Shade (In Another Time, In Another Place).
- Shade was featured only in the Mobius Timeline in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia and Sonic Super Special Magazine #2.
- Ian Flynn had planned to utilize Shade and the rest of the Nocturnus in the main comics, but has been left unable to do so due to the legal case launched by former head writer Ken Penders. Due to the similarities between the Nocturnus Clan and Dark Legion-and notably between Shade and Julie-Su-the Nocturnus are now off limits for use in the comics.