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Black Doom

Black Doom as he appears in Shadow the Hedgehog.
Game series Sonic the Hedgehog
First game Shadow the Hedgehog (2005)
Creator(s) Unknown
Voice actor(s) (English) Sean Schemmel
Voice actor(s) (Japanese) Ryūzaburō Ōtomo
In-Universe Information
Species Black Arms alien
Gender Unknown, referred to as male
Age 2000+
Other Family: Shadow the Hedgehog: "Son"
Black Arms: "Children"

Black Doom is the fictional antagonist from the game Shadow the Hedgehog, created by Sega Studios USA. Black Doom is the leader of the Black Arms. Depending on which path the player choose (Hero or Dark), Black Doom will either be an ally or a foe of Shadow the Hedgehog. Played in the Hero mode, he is likely meant to serve as Shadow's archnemesis, similar to what Dr. Eggman is for Sonic. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (464x608, 229 KB) Summary Black Doom as seen in Shadow the Hedgehog Obtained from The Sonic the Hedgehog Comic. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Sean Schemmel (born 21 November 1968 in Waterloo, Iowa) is an American voice actor who works for distributing companies 4Kids Entertainment and FUNimation. ... Ryuzaburo Ohtomo ), born May 18, 1952 in Tokyo, is a seiyū. Notable voice roles Abigail in Bastard!! Vamdemon and VenomVamdemon in Digimon Adventure Cherubimon in Digimon Frontier Dabura in Dragon Ball Z Liu Xing Long in Dragon Ball GT Galus in El Hazard Kabapu in Excel Saga Kouzou Hoshino in... Black Doom, leader of the Black Arms In the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games by Sega, the Black Arms are a demonic alien race led by Black Doom. ... The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, currently used by the SETI project in the search for extraterrestrial life Extraterrestrial life is life that may exist and originate outside the planet Earth, the only place in the universe currently known to support life. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Black Doom, leader of the Black Arms In the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games by Sega, the Black Arms are a demonic alien race led by Black Doom. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... Sonic Team is a computer and video game developer established in 1988 originally known as Sega AM8. ... Black Doom, leader of the Black Arms In the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games by Sega, the Black Arms are a demonic alien race led by Black Doom. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... This article is about the video game character. ...


Black Doom has a very menacing appearance. Black like the rest of his species with three glowing red eyes, he is decorated with a worn robe, chains with spiked ornaments, and jewels around the top of his robe. He has a very deep voice and appears very aged, claiming to be immortal. He stated that he ruled the Universe at one point, but this is probably saying that he was the strongest known being in the universe at that point. It is unknown if he is stronger than Mephiles the Dark, the primary villian from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). Mephiles the Dark ) is a fictional character and the primary antagonist from the video game Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic the Hedgehog (also called Sonic Next-Gen or Sonic 2006 to differentiate it from similarly titled games) is the name of the next-generation video game featuring Sonic to be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. ...

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Contents

History

Shadow the Hedgehog

Black Doom is the sinister leader of the Black Arms and the oldest member of his alien species. The Black Arms are Black Doom's own spawn and appear to operate with an insect-like hive intelligence, seemingly preventing any attempts to challenge Black Doom for rulership. He claims that the Black Arms have visited Earth for at least as far back as 2000 years. It is currently unknown just how much of an effect he has had on how Earth's history has played out or how strong his connection to the Chaos Emeralds is, if any. He presents an almost religious front and shows little respect for humanity due to its sins against each other and the planet Earth. In fact, his philosophy is little more than egotistical justification for his own dark deeds. He is also quite possibly the most sinister Sonic villain to have been revealed so far, as his motives go far beyond ruling the world, as he wants to enslave the humans and use them as food for him and his army. It is likely that he intends the same for Sonic and other anthropomorphic animals on the planet. Adjectives: Terrestrial, Terran, Telluric, Tellurian, Earthly Atmosphere Surface pressure: 101. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ...


Black Doom appeared at the beginning of the game as a hologram projected by Doom's Eye (his third eye) to inform Shadow that "the day of reckoning" has arrived. Black Doom uses Shadow throughout the game in order to retrieve the seven Chaos Emeralds for him. He continuously pressures Shadow to denounce the home he has made on Earth and swear allegiance to the Black Arms and their goals. He often tries to accomplish this by trying to manipulate Shadow into believing that no good can come from the continued existence of humanity, offering to tell him about his past, and even goes so far as to put Shadow into a recreation of what happened to him on the Space Colony ARK to better justify the evil humans are capable of. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Space Colony ARK, as seen in Sonic X. The Space Colony ARK is a fictional space station in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ...


As the player proceeds through the game, they learn more about Black Doom's motive and his connection to Shadow. 50 years prior to the game, Black Doom formed a sort of alliance with Gerald Robotnik. He and Gerald created the Ultimate Lifeform, Shadow, in order to expand Gerald's research and help Black Doom retrieve the Chaos Emeralds. Shadow was created from Black Doom's blood. However, Gerald realized the threat his new alliance presented to Earth and secretly planned to use Shadow and the newly built Eclipse Cannon to destroy the Black Comet when it made it's next annual 50 year visit. However, soon after the events detailed in Sonic Adventure 2 occurred and Gerald's initial plan was forgotten as he sunk into grief and madness. Professor Gerald Robotnik ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... The Eclipse Cannon is located in the nose of the Space Colony ARK, here seen in Sonic X. In Sonic Adventure 2 and Shadow the Hedgehog, the Eclipse Cannon was the ultimate weapon of mass destruction on Space Colony ARK, notably able to destroy entire planets and pierce stars. ... SA2 redirects here. ...


When Shadow gains all of the Chaos Emeralds, Black Doom steals them, and reveals that he needed them to amplify his Chaos Control. The comet's own velocity was not fast enough and so he needed the Emeralds to perform a mass Chaos Control so that he could root the comet to Earth and use it to unleash a paralyzing nerve gas on the planet's population to make them food for his Black Arms spawn. Shadow's inherited genetics from Doom make him the only other creature on the planet capable of resisting the effects of the gas. Retreating to his inner sanctum at the very center of the comet, Black Doom defends himself from his advancing offspring with a perimeter of his most elite Black Arms soldiers. When Shadow reaches him, Black Doom finally reveals the truth of Shadow's parentage but is soon after interrupted by a 50 year old transmission of Gerald from the Space Colony ARK, accidentally activated by the Chaotix Detective Agency. The transmission reveals to the world Gerald's secret plan to destroy the Black Comet and gives Shadow the resolve to defeat the tyrant. Before he can attack, Black Doom teleports outside and transforms into his most powerful form - Devil Doom. Shadow uses the left behind Chaos Emeralds to transform into Super Shadow and give chase. The two engage in a final battle in the sky over the rooted Black Comet, during which Devil Doom makes continued pleas for Shadow to join him. Shadow is ultimately able to defeat Devil Doom, sending him tumbling down to the city below, leaving his fate, quite uncertain. In the fictional universe of the Sonic the Hedgehog games, Chaos Control is a power that can be enhanced through use of the mystical Chaos Emeralds. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ...


Sonic the Hedgehog (comic)

The Archie-published Sonic the Hedgehog comic book has recently begun a Shadow the Hedgehog adaption. In it, Black Doom was revealed to have had a similar role to the one in the game. Gerald warned in a journal entry that Black Doom would return, but both he and the Black Arms were at the time contending with a rival group of conquering aliens, the Xorda. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of American comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... In the various Sonic the Hedgehog continuities, there are several instances where the characters encounter extraterrestrials. ...


Abilities

Doom's Eye
Doom's Eye

Black Doom has numerous abilities which make him a fearsome foe for those who would dare challenge him. For important long range communication, Black Doom can send his third eye (simply known as "Doom's Eye") forth to do various tasks that would require him while he is away. The eye can project a hologram of himself (and possibly others) as well. Image File history File links Doomseye. ... Image File history File links Doomseye. ...


Above all, he can levitate/float which seems to be his primary method of mobility. Especially since he appears to have no legs, even when transformed into Devil Doom. One of his abilities is Chaos Control, which he can use, like Shadow, without an emerald. He also seems to be able to to phase right through solid objects. It is possible that he was the one who created the eerie brown and red cloud that the Black Arms appeared from in the beginning of the game.


Black Doom possesses a large amount of mystical abilities. Like Tikal the Echidna, he can apparently send someone back in time telepathically, and can sense energies along with a persons presence, thoughts, emotions, and inner sense of being. He also possesses a mental link with Shadow due to Shadow being created from him. He tried to use this to mind control Shadow but failed. This may be how he controls the Black Arms. He is also capable of telepathy, as there was a few incidents where he communicated with Shadow or multiple people yet was no where to be seen, and he also uses telepathy through Doom's Eye. Though he appears to have no mouth (as well as lacking many other features), he may have a physical voice, as he appears to breathe as he speaks. There were also two instances where he demonstrated telekinesis, when he took the Chaos Emeralds from Shadow, and when he moved Gerald's transmission out of his inner sanctum. Tikal ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog game series of games released by Sega. ... Mind control (or thought control) has the premise that an outside source can control an individuals thinking, behavior or consciousness (either directly or more subtly). ... (this article is about the parapsychological phenomenon. ... Psychokinesis (literally mind-movement) or PK is the more commonly used term today for what in the past was known as telekinesis (literally distant-movement). It refers to the psi ability to influence the behavior of matter by mental intention (or possibly some other aspect of mental activity) alone. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In battle, Black Doom can summon and fire miniature meteors and blades of fire from strange sparkling smoky purple clouds almost like fireworks and hurl them towards enemies with devastating force, his aim with these weapons is recognized by many characters as having deadly precision, along with "Swift Strike", an energy boomerang which spins around at floor level and bounces against obstacles. He can create ghost-like copies of himself that appear like after-images, but stay behind at a certain point and use the same attacks as the original. He can also project images of himself from dooms eye or without it as was seen in the level Final Haunt. He also uses an energy shield to protect himself from harm, but the shield is ineffective while standing still.


Devil Doom

Devil Doom is a much more powerful form of Black Doom. Mutated (though he still maintains his personality), the only physical traces of Black Doom in this creature is Doom's Eye (which also happens to be the weak point) and his horizontal horns. He has two heads on either side of his torso in the image of a gargoyle, and his lower half resemble roots. Devil Doom has a similar appearance to a siamese twin, as the head with the horn sticking straight out could be mutated from Black Doom's original back when he mutated. He also has horizontal mouthparts similar to the Black Bull, with the exception of an absence of a bottom jaw on both sides. Devil Doom has no eyes, but Doom's Eye will exchange between heads to give them sight. Devil Doom's skin is red and black (the typical skin colors of the Black Arms), and he seems to have an extra thumb on each hand. This is probly due to the fact he uses each head as his front. This also means his arms can operate from ether side making his shoulders double jointed. He can breathe fire, manipulate objects and rocks from the city below to hover around him or impact enemies, and can make the rocks fire lasers. Devil Doom can also sense where Shadow is as his attacks are of the same precision whether facing shadow or not. It should also be noted that if hit anywhere else other than the eye, he will not feel pain, even from a charged Chaos Spear. Devil's wings are an oval shape, enabling equal use by both heads. Although, his wings can be crippled, making him vulnerable to side attacks, since he can put either one of his wings in front of the eye to protect himself, depending on which side of him Shadow is facing. The Devil is a title given to the supernatural entity, who, in Christianity, Islam, and other faiths, is a powerful evil entity and the tempter of humankind. ... A gargoyle adorning Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland In architecture, the gargoyle (from the French gargouille, originally the throat or gullet, cf. ... Siamese Twin can refer to: It is a slang term for conjoined twins Siamese Twin, the alias of AQi Fzono, a Japanese composer and electronic musician This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


It is interesting to note that Devil Doom's scream is identical to that of Biolizard(and the Biolizards scream is identical to that of Perfect Chaos'), who was the prototype for Shadow. Another note is that he bears a vague resemblance to Metal Madness/Metal Overlord, likely due to Metal Sonic copying Shadow's data. Not only that, but the upper area of the sky is actually recycled from the fight against Metal Overlord. He says at one point in the game that he didn't need the Chaos Emeralds to transform because he underestimated their real power, so Devil Doom is not an actual Super Form. The Biolizard, as seen in Sonic X. The Biolizard is a fictional creature, who appeared in the videogame Sonic Adventure 2 as the final boss. ... Perfect Chaos is Chaoss final form with all 7 Chaos Emeralds. ... Metal Sonic ) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Relationships

Family

Black Doom, leader of the Black Arms In the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games by Sega, the Black Arms are a demonic alien race led by Black Doom. ... This article is about the video game character. ... The Biolizard, as seen in Sonic X. The Biolizard is a fictional creature, who appeared in the videogame Sonic Adventure 2 as the final boss. ...

Allies

Professor Gerald Robotnik ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ...

Enemies

This article is about the video game character. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... The Guardian Units of Nations[1] (often abbriviated to G.U.N) is a fictional organization featured in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... In the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, Rouge the Bat ) is a video game character who is a determined treasure hunter and part-time government agent who plans to make all the gems and treasures of the world hers. ... E-123 Omega (オメガ), or, technically, E-123 Ω, is a fictional robot from the Sonic the Hedgehog gaming universe, first appearing as a playable character in the multiplatform game Sonic Heroes, which was first released in Japan on December 30th, 2003. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Amy Rose ), also known as Rosy the Rascal, is a video game character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ... Cream the Rabbit ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Professor Gerald Robotnik ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ...

Trivia

  • Although he does not have a role in the game, Black Doom appears as a trio of collectable cards in Sonic Rivals; Black Doom, Doom's Eye, and Devil Doom.
  • Black Doom (as Devil Doom) is the first villain Super Shadow battles and defeats on his own.
  • Devil doom is the first time doom battled on earth out in to open.
  • Shadow's battle with Devil Doom in Shadow the Hedgehog is very similar to Team Super's battle with Metal Overlord in Sonic Heroes.The boss in both is dragon-shaped, both battles take place in mid-air, and Super Sonic and Super Shadow even fly in the same pose. Also, the entire background of the fight with Metal Overlord is recycled into the fight with Devil Doom (although colored red), with the exception of the lightning, and the addition of a city in the lower background. Chaos Spear is also similar to Team Blast, as they both require time to perform.

Sonic Rivals is a new game in the Sonic series, created by Death, Jr. ... Sonic Heroes (ソニックヒーローズ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...

References

In addition to information taken from the Shadow the Hedgehog game itself, content from the instruction booklets of the U.S. and Japanese versions of the game, along with the official U.S. and Japanese game websites were also used as references for this article. A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ...

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