This is the script of the hero storyline in Shadow the Hedgehog.
[Shadow is standing in a field and a piece of paper blows by, sticking onto Shadow's leg for a bit before blowing away.]
- Writing on Paper: *FIRE IN THE SKY FESTIVAL* Celebration! 50 Year return of Black Comet.
- Shadow: [Thinking to himself.] Shadow the Hedgehog... Why does that name haunt me? It's the only thing I can remember. And that gruesome image.
- Shadow: Who am I... and why can't I remember anything? And who is this Maria?
[A dark cloud looms over Shadow and a bunch of Black Arms fall out from the sky. It then shows a more stronger Black Arm which crushes a car then smashes another one that drives by.]
- Shadow: Hmm, look how pathetic they are! I don't have time for these humans.
- Black Doom: Shadow...
[Doom's Eye comes floating in towards Shadow, projecting an image of Black Doom.]
- Black Doom: As you can see, the day of reckoning will soon be here. Find the SEVEN Chaos Emeralds and bring them to me as promised.
- Shadow: Huh? Who are you and how do you know I'm Shadow? And what are you talking about?
[Doom's Eye floats away and a ton of explosions explode near Shadow]
- Shadow: Just what was that all about? If he says he know the truth about who I am... then like it or not, I have to believe him. The only way I'm going to get the secret of my past is to get those Chaos Emeralds! [Runs off]
[The scene relocates to a G.U.N.lab. Scenes showing the Black Armsare shown on the screen, as well as a map of locations around the world that have been attacked by the Black Arms. A soldier runs up to the Commander.]
- G.U.N. Soldier: The black aliens have hit six major cities around the world, and every city is reporting significant damage and casualties. Among them, Westopolis has received the heaviest casualties due to its weakened defense system. Downtown Westopolis has been almost completely destroyed. Unconfirmed sources have also reported seeing a black hedgehog in Westopolis.
- Commander: Shadow? Deploy the troops, NOW! And if you find Shadow with the black aliens, then kill them all!
- G.U.N. Soldier: But sir, isn't Shadow on our side... sir?!
- Commander: I gave you an order, soldier! He's evil and he's the enemy!
[The G.U.N. soldier leaves the room.]
- Commander: You can't fool me, Shadow! This time, you're MINE!
[The scene relocates back to Westopolis where Shadow is holding two Chaos Emeralds.] [Sonic comes running up to him]
- Sonic: Now, that was sweet, Shadow!
- Shadow: Yeah... Well I'm not here to save you!
- Sonic: Thought you might say something like that! How about a little friendly competition?
- Shadow: (turns away from Sonic) Don't waste my time
[Doom's eye comes up to Sonic and Shadow]
- Black Doom: We've found the THIRD Chaos Emerald in this city. Our mission here is done. Now get going! (goes off)
- Sonic: Guess that means... welcome to the next level. Let's go!
[Sonic runs off]
- Shadow: Get back here!
[Shadow follows after Sonic]
Before Black Bull
[Shadow and Sonic come running in towards Doom's Eye]
- Shadow: Hand over that Chaos Emerald or else!
- Black Doom: So. think you have a chance against ME... do you?
- Shadow: Look...I don't take orders...especially from you. But I'm not here to fight you, either. I'm collecting the Emeralds to find my own answers. So why don't you just back off?!
- Black Doom: You still don't know your place. do you? BLACK BULL!! I summon you!
[Black Bull suddenly appears]
- Black Doom: Behold! The wrath of Black Arms!
[Black Bull roars at Shadow and Sonic]
- Sonic: Woohoo! Now we're talking! Bring it on!!
After Black Bull
[At the President's office in the White House]
- On The Phone: Mr. President. We've received a report from the Central Information Agency. Our ground troops have successfully pushed back the black aliens from Westopolis. We've also managed to suppress alien forces in five other cities. There's also reports that the CIA's mainframe has been compromised. We're investigating the incidents now. It is a strong possibility that this was also commited by the black aliens.
- President: Tell the Commanding Generals that the United Federation will never surrender to terrorists!
- On The Phone: Yes, Mr. President.
- President: [Looks at picture of Sonic and Shadow] This planet was once saved from tyranny and annihilation by you two heroes. Now mankind must protect this peace... at all costs. We must stand united to defend our world against these invaders!
Before Circus Park
[Shadow is running to Circus Park]
- Shadow: Where's that damn FOURTH Chaos Emerald! (looks up to see Tails flying in the Cyclone) Hey isn't that... Tails?
- Tails: Look at that! It's Eggman's theme park. He made it out of the Rings he's taken from around the world. I've got to get those Rings back!
- Shadow: A Chaos Emerald!
- Tails: Whoooaaa!!
[The Cyclone flies out of control due to the fireworks]
- Shadow: This is just too easy. Guess it's my lucky day!
[Shadow continues running to the park's entrance]
Hero Hero Ending
Before Black Doom
[Shadow and Sonic comes toward Black Doom]
- Black Doom: You've done well, Shadow. I'm very impressed you've made it this far...
- Shadow: Black Doom! Your rule ends here and it ends now!
- Sonic: So you're behind all this... Like it or not... the game's OVER!
- Black Doom: (laughs) Fools! The Black Arms are more than superior... we are perfect! Do you really think you have any real chance of defeating us? Hahahaha...
- Shadow: It's you who should be scared, Black Doom! I made a promise to Maria to save the planet she loved so much... and I WILL!
- Black Doom: Then get ready to die! Let me show you the ultimate power in the universe!
After Black Doom
[Black Doom is seen lying on the ground defeated. Shadow reaches for the emerald from Black Doom and the other six fly around him]
- Shadow: Finally...I've got ALL the Chaos Emeralds!
- Black Doom: Shadow! This isn't over yet! The Black Arms will rise again...
- Sonic: Let's do this!
- Shadow: I'm Shadow the Hedgehog, and I made a promise that I intend to keep! With the power of these Emeralds, Black Doom and his army are finished! This is WHO I AM.