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~Your POV~

School was finally over and I needed to ask Shadow if she wanted to sleep over at my place. I ran through the hallways until I heard Tyler beating up someone. I rolled my eyes and went to see and help the person if I can.

I turned the corner and saw Tyler and some of his friends kicking... Shadow! I was frozen right there, I wanted to do something but my legs didn't budge. I could only watch helplessly as Tyler and his friends continue to hurt the black-haired girl.

~Shadow's POV, *minutes before you showed up*~

I walked down the hallway, my ears slightly twitching. I heard someone walking behind me, but I ignored it and sped up a bit. Then I got shoved onto the wall, I yelped and slid to the floor. I looked up to see that Tyler guy and some other guys. My eyes widened, and my ears flattend in fear.

They started to kick me but all I did was curl up to protect my much needed organs. I let out yelps and hissed in pain. The kicking stopped and I heard running feet, running away from where I was lying. I looked up a bit and saw Jack. "J-jack...?" I whispered hoarsly, my voice cracking a bit. Jack looked at me and his gaze softened and he picked me up and held me bridal style, I hissed in pain. "Sorry" Jack mumbled. "Hey!" I heard a voice, I turned my head and saw (y/n).

~Your POV~

"Hey!" I yelled and ran up to Jack and Shadow. "We need to get her to the nurse!" I said, looking at her and saw she was beat up to the point where she was bleeding on her legs and arms. Her left ear torn a bit.

"No. I'm alright. See," Shadow said, then moved her arms, then her legs, lashed her white tail, and twitched her torn ear, some blood flew from it. I sighed, "Hope your telling the truth, but I wanted to ask you something, Shadow." I looked at my now interesting shoes. "Do you wanna, stay over at my place tonight?" I looked up to see her staring at me wide-eyed. "Sure! Sounds fun." Shadow replied with a purr.

Jack let Shadow back to her feet, his face turned a bit red and he ran down the hallway. Me and shadow watches his figure dissapear down the hallway, and we started giggling.

~TIME SKIP OF Jack blushing like a baws~

I led Shadow to my house, we walked inside and as if on cue kyubey came in and greeted me. "Hello (y/n), who's this?" Kyubey asked looking at Shadow. "I'm Shadow, and you are?" Shadow replied to the cat, tilting her head. I was astonished she could hear what he said. "I'm kyubey. I see your a neko." Kyubey said, fliking his tail to Shadows ears and tail. "Well, nice to meet you Kyubey!" Shadow purred. Kyubey nodded and padded away.

We sat on the couch and started playing video games for a few hours. Then we heard a sound of glass breaking, Shadows ears twitched, then flattened, and her pupils slitted. "Intruder." She said with a hiss. She spun around waiting for the intruder to enter the room, she was flashing her teeth and her nails turned to sharp claws as if a warning saying: "Come out or I will hunt you down and eat your insides". There was silence that greeted us, then a knock at the door made shadows head snap her gaze to the door, making a sickening CRACK noise come from her neck, but she seemed uneffected.

A few more knocks then I groaned and walked over to the door and opened it. Revealing Ben, Tim, Brian and Jack?! "Jack?" Shadow tilted her head looking at the chesnut haired boy. Her claws back to nails, her ears up, and her pupils no longer slits. "Uh.. Yeah, I just uh. Thought that... er.." Jack looked down, his face becoming red.

I chuckled and let all four of the guys in. I shut the door and then we all heard something break. Shadow returned her gaze to the sound, her 'terrifying preditor' reaction back. But now she was hissing. Everyone looked at her wide-eyed. "I can smell you! Come out!" She hissed to the darkness. I heard some dark chuckling then my eyes went even wider as I saw....
...Jeff, he stared at Shadow, then he lunged at her but then got caught by some sorta black tentical. "Jeffrey, you are not allowed to kill these two. I've told you this already." The owner of the tentical's voice echoed. I shivered and stared at the two. Then jeff got tackled by Shadow, she pinned him down, sinking her claws into his shoulders, Jeff seemed unfaised he just chuckled. "Well, I didn't think the kitty wanted me so bad~" Jeff smile widened somehow.

Shadow hissed in disgust and stepped away from Jeff. "Your disgusting! I don't want the likes of you. I rather be with Jack!" Shadow hissed, then blushed of what she just said at the end. "U-um... i-i uh... w-well.. J-jack.. I-i..." Shadow looked at her feet, her face puts the color red in shame. Jack's face was red also. "U-uh, really?" Jack asked the cat-girl. Shadow nodded, Slender cleared his throut and caused everyone to look at him.

Slender walked over to me. "I would like to speak with you and Shadow. Alone." Slender spoke then wrapped a tentical around me and Shadow and teleported in the middle of the forest. "I'm not sure if you know this. But I sent my proxies, Hoodie and Masky to watch you two. Hoodie was watching Shadow." Once slender said that, shadow gulped and looked uneasy.

Slender continued. "And Masky has been watching you, (y/n)." He said, calmly. "What do you want with us then, Mr. Slender?" Shadow asked. "Great question, cat-child. I want you two to become my newest Proxies. I know about (y/n)'s abiltys of shape-shifting. And I obviously know of Shadow being a neko, and her... um.. 'Hobby'." Slender said. "H-hobby? Shadow, whats your hobby?!" I asked the neko girl, she looked down at her feet.

"I will tell you later, and Mr. Slender, I will be one of your Proxies." Shadow raised her head and looked at slender streight in the 'eyes'. "So will I, Slender." I nodded to Slender, if he could smile he would be right now. "Thats wonderful, now I must tell you two one thing, Jack is Eyeless Jack, Tim is Masky, Brian is Hoodie, and Ben is BEN Drowned." Once slender said that my jaw dropped and so did Shadow's.

We closed our mouths, I sighed and decided to ask. "Do we get names like them?!" I had to ask. "Yes, I suppose you do to hide your identity. You two may choose." Slender replied. Shadow was thinking hard about it, so was I. Then a name popped in my head. "(Y/cp/n)!" I yelled my creepypasta name. "Excuse me?" Slender asked. "My name will be (Y/cp/n)." I said with pride. "Heart-eater." I heard shadow mumble. "Huh? Shadow what did you say?" I asked, looking at the black-haired girl.

~Shadow's POV~

(Y/n) told slender her creepypasta name. I thought of one quickly because of my 'hobby'. "Heart-eater." I mumbled. "Huh? Shadow what did you say?" (Y/n) asked, looking at me with confusion. I looked at slender. 'Don't tell her, I don't want her to know yet.' I thought. Slender nodded in reply and I sighed in relief. 'Thank you, Mr. Slender.' I smiled. "C'mon. We left them waiting back at your place, (y/n)." "Oh gosh! I forgot about BEN and Masky!" (Y/n) shreiked.

"And Eyeless jack." I mumbled, not loud enough for her to hear. Mr. Slender wrapped one of his tenticals around me and (Y/n) and teleported us all back to the house. Jack lept up and tackled me in a hug. Masky and BEN did the same to (Y/n). "B-BEN... M-masky... c-can't... b-breathe..." (Y/n) gasped. Masky and BEN jumped back. "H-how did you know?!" Masky yelled. "Slender." (Y/n) said with a smirk.

I sighed. "So, you know?" Jack asked me. "Yes I know. The whole situation is that me and (y/n) from now on will be Mr. Slender's new proxies." I said. "So you both have creepypasta names right?" Jeff asked. "Yes, i'm (Y/cp/n)!" (y/n) said proudly. Everyone looked at me, my face became red. "Mine is Heart-eater." I mumbled a bit too loud.

(Y/n) stared at me wide-eyed. "H-heart-eater?! Your the 'mistereous murderer that takes peoples hearts and eats them'?! Is this why you left your original city?!" (Y/n) asked, fear etching her voice. "Yes. Thats what I meant by... 'Hobbys'." I said, looking down to my feet. "Another cannibal? Well now you don't have to be alone eating orangans, Jack!" Jeff smirked. "Slendy, did'cha tell em' about Revolc?!" Jeff looked at Slender. "I'm guessing you didn't well, that girl, Clover. She's a creepypasta, her creepypasta name is Revolc." Jeff said.

~Somewhere in the underworld~

'Slender's making this too easy for me! I can easily take (y/n) and shadow and make them MY proxies and turn them agenst the creepypasta's. I want them all to suffer.' "Papa! Are you going to get those two girls?" A small girls voice spoke.

The dark demon turned around to see his daughters, Ze and Ro. Ze had black hair in a side pony tail, black sun dress and black flipflops, a black mask with a creepy smile that stayed on half her face, her mouth on her face was stitched in a smile. His other daughter, Ro, had white hair in a side ponytail with a white sundress, white flipflops, a half mask that had a creepy frown, and her real mouth was stitched in a frown. "Soon my little blood-hounds." The demon patted Ze and Ro's heads.

"Good. Those creepypasta's need to learn pain. I heard that Masky, and BEN are in love with (y/n), and Eyeless jack and, surprisingly, Hoodie likes Shadow. Maybe we can torture (y/n) and Shadow right in front of the two. I want to make them feel pain like momma did. What they did to momma. They are monsters. I hate them." Ro said harshly. "Thank you for the idea Ro. I will do that as soon as i get my hands on those two girls.
Regarding to my Sociological Shadow research - I did not get quite enough of data yet. I thought I could be more passive, allowing people to answer my queries. But seems I will have to actively approach them. Hatred / love for Shadow is not strong enough today to make people comment on him from their own volition it seems.

Shadow appearances in the rest of the Sonic games

I have already described to detail Shadow's appearances in Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2006.
Now let's focus on Sonic games that I initially didn't find any important. But it is possible that people who might have encountered Shadow in those games only know him from those games. And if Shadow did something really out of character there, it would completely alter his image in the minds of the masses.

Some people are actually of the "opinion" that Shadow was the sole and sometimes even the only element in Sonic series that completely destroyed the whole series, turning it into something that it was "not supposed to be." They had the feeling that Shadow was the tool of fanatic Sonic fans to manipulate with the content of Sonic games. They still think that Shadow and his fans forced the developers to make Sonic games into abhorrent atrocities which in turn completely destroyed the series and doomed the value of Sonic franchise as a whole.

Let's see how this idea holds up to the scrutiny and careful observations of the official Sonic material.

This is a link to my Shadow the Character research, that already explains the behavior of Shadow the hedgehog in the real official material and separates his factual portrayal from myths and fantasies of those who either love Shadow or hate him:
Shadow the Character - part 1I am copying my elaboration back to the journal.
I thought that I needed to move it to the gallery, as it is my work rather than few words I came up off the top of my head. It was a elaborative work with research.
However, Devaintart (despite they shouldn't really care) decided that it was not good enough and they decided that it was merely an opinion or a fanfiction. I don't know what is worse.
So I decided that I put it back to journal, as journal doesn't have a category.
Thanks to :iconrogerregorroger: I found this:
But few references to opinions of the people who realize how bad direction is SEGA taking with Sonic are still troubling me. Especially when they talk about Shadow. Even if Roger is talking about Shadow. When I disagree with him, he changes to his derp mode and says: "replace everything I say about Shadow with - he is awesome, flawless..." just

One important thing that needs to be noted about those smaller or spin-off games: Not only Shadow's story, but stories in Sonic universe in general are pretty much completely disconnected and full of plotholes. Those stories are holding some kind of imaginary continuity, but they are failing on delivering a believable consistent universe. The games I already discussed in the linked article were games from one major plotline and they had minimum of plotholes. Some people might say that there are many plotholes in SA2 and ShtH... I will address it one day explaining all the "plotholes" and clarifying that it's not really at all so complicated. But because the following games are bringing real big plotholes, I may treat Shadow's character and the game stories as two separate entities.
I will also mention the overall story of the entire game and other characters, even though those might not be directly associated with Shadow. It is because in most of those games, Shadow is not really the character around which the plot revolves in those games. But to bring some context, I will still mention the story if I think it is important to know. Also, I will mention portrayal of the other characters so you can make comparisons between the presumably "awful" Shadow's character and the presumably "OK" other Sonic characters.

Sonic Battle

Shadow's Character
I expected this game to shatter Shadow's character big time. But I was kind of pleasantly surprised. He was pretty much in character. Few lines in that game actually confirmed all my theories I made about Shadow even prior to seeing those cutscenes. What will the haters say now? All of the people who thought that Shadow was just an empty shell made for pubertal emo tweens said most of the time that Shadow is completely shallow character unlike other characters in the series. But my theories about his character came true. I was able to discover that based on my observations of his character and on the subtle nuances in his behavior and his reasoning. Even though those features of his personality were not really obvious or even part of the mainstream notion what Shadow was supposed to be.
What am I talking about?
Shadow above all else only values his duties. And even now, when he has no official duties, his self imposed duties are very noble. He wishes to protect the world from all the evil that could harm it. But there is the kicker and the most touching part about it: He wants to protect the world from himself. It is stated here in this game that he fears his own power. It is stated here that he never abused his power for evil or even selfish purposes. He always only acted in a way he believed was right. And he was not self obsessed about his power. He thought of his power as a curse that will haunt him and will one day be his undoing. He needs to be prevented from being happy, because his power could otherwise cause something really bad to the world.
That is actually something I could read from Shiro Maekawa's writing alone. I knew this would be how Shadow would act. And Sonic Battle confirmed that. Maybe it is because that game came before the other Shiro Maekawa's games. But that would only mean that he chose to use the more sympathetic personality for Shadow, as opposed to the twisted views people had about Shadow on the Internet.
But... There are some things that bother me greatly. One of those things is that Shadow is a bit more aggressive than his appearances in Shiro Maekawa's stories. He just went to fight people and kill Emerl without trying to think about it. At least in the beginning of the story. But thankfully after that, he was more willing to get to know Emerl and he tried to empathize with him concerning the burden they bore.

Story of Sonic Battle
Where is this story situated on the timeline? I don't really know. This game came before Shadow the Hedgehog and even before Sonic Heroes. But chronologically, the story must be after Sonic Heroes (because Shadow was revived in Sonic Heroes). I however don't know if this game story happens before Shadow the Hedgehog the game or after it. I think that there comes the core of the problem for Shadow haters. Shadow kept searching for his past in three subsequent games - Sonic Heroes, Sonic Battle and Shadow the Hedgehog. In Sonic Heroes and Sonic Battle, he actually didn't find the answers he was looking for. At least not to complete satisfaction.
I heard people saying that Sonic Battle happened after Shadow the Hedgehog. But that breaks the discovery I made before - Shadow throwing his past behind him and not calling himself The Ultimate Lifeform again. He didn't actually say in the end of Shadow the Hedgehog that he will no longer call himself like that... but I thought it was implied when he said: "Goodbye, Shadow the Hedgehog." He had to imply that he is gonna determine his own destiny now. And being The Ultimate Lifeform was actually part of his past he wanted to leave behind. The Ultimate Lifeform was only a label that was imprinted on him by his creators. Something that is supposed to be meaningless to him now. But Shadow still refers to himself as the Ultimate Lifeform multiple times during the events of Sonic Battle. And what's more - he expressed that he doesn't know why he was made. He should already know if this is after ShtH. And it should not concern him anymore for the same reason.
If this story is in fact before ShtH, it's baffling that Shadow in ShtH has even greater memory loss than in Sonic Battle. He again forgot about the professor, he forgot about Maria, and he suddenly gained even stronger drive to seek for the truth. Even though he revealed something like a truth about his origin at the end of Sonic Battle. It was said that professor was forced against his will to create weapons of mass destruction to get funds for his projects that could actually bring something good for the humanity (and cure Maria). And Shadow being powerful and dangerous was unfortunate side effect of his work. That was why he "gave him a heart." Yeah, it was said in such a naive manner. Professor said in his diaries (in Sonic Battle) that he gave Shadow the heart as a safe mechanism so the terrifying power within him would not be misused by humanity. As long as weapons of destruction had a heart, the world would not get destroyed by those weapons. That was actually a nice idea for a story, even if pretty naive, almost in a MLP FiM manner. Shadow however did not accept this answer. He still believed, even after learning this, that he is not supposed to feel anything. He believed that as a weapon of mass destruction, he should not have any feelings (possibly thinking that feelings would more likely trigger the apocalypse, rather than prevent it). I don't however understand Shadow's final words in the Ending after Emerl dies. Maybe it's a mistranslation. And maybe it is a sign that he changed his attitude in the end... But I can't really say.
Maybe Shadow did turn around (in Sonic Battle). But I think that it would be smart to still have him not accepting that he is freed from his curse. Because it was not a main game. Something like this should happen in a main game. And of course, it should happen via some better motivator than hearing just few lines from Gerald's diaries. It should happen in some manner that would feel more meaningful than this rather naive and really weird story.
Also, there was some weird thing regarding professor Gerald. In SA2, it was said that he went mad after Maria died, so he manipulated with Shadow's mind to destroy the world when the time comes. Yet, in Sonic Battle, Gerald after learning about Maria's death manipulated with Emerl's mind to "bring hope to humanity." So in SA2, Maria's death was motivator for Gerald to go insane and wish destruction upon the world. And in Sonic Battle, Gerald acted like Gandi after learning about Maria's death. Isn't that drastically different?
But this could be excused. Maybe Gerald reprogrammed Emerl at first. Then GUN took Emerl away from Gerald. And Gerald was still being imprisoned and was growing more and more mad. And only after that, he came up with an idea to screw up with Shadow's mind.
This is what you get when you have almost every Sonic story written by a completely different writer.
But don't make inconsistency of this story confuse you that the entire problem is only about Shadow. All characters in this story act much more empty then their usual selves. They are in this game only for the fans. Shadow at least has an actual role in the story. But others? They are there only for gameplay. And the way they treat this story in the beginning is really weird. But it's a theme with Sonic game stories - treating the Chaos emeralds like some mundane collectible items or even general currency. Despite there are only 7 Chaos emeralds in existence and they can bring the ultimate destruction upon the world.
If you think that Shadow is a stupid character for being dull or emo or whatever else in this story... look at Sonic and Tails. They discovered that Emerl was a really powerful ancient machine and that he probably was even the very thing that wiped out entire ancient civilization out of existence. So they went like: "Wheeee, let's collect all 7 Chaos emeralds and feed them to this world destructive machine!" Yeah, it's said that all 7 Chaos emeralds "might" reset his programming. Still, doesn't that naturally feel like a risk to you? They never mentioned it as a risk. They just went on and collected those emeralds.
The story tries to make Knuckles look stupid and angry... but it manages to make Sonic look stupid instead. Knuckles first says that he saw Emerl earlier robbing jewelry stores. To which Sonic replies that Emerl just needs Chaos emeralds and that Knuckles should give his chaos emerald to them. What would you say to that? Sonic basically said: "Yeah, he is a thief, but he needs that loot. Give us your stuff!" How else would you react than punching Sonic in his face? And when Knuckles in the end asks who is that thing, Sonic just shrugs it off saying: "Beats me!" What kind of writing is that? Sonic wants to steal from Knuckles and beat him for reasons he barely understands? Completely ignoring the obvious risks? Is that a good writing? Is that caused by Shadow existing?
And I won't even delve too much deep into the stupid reasons characters have to fight each other. Amy for example is fighting Emerl because she wants to loose weight so she can marry Sonic and adopt Emerl as their baby... Yeah. Really. I could not make this up if I tried.

Conclusion for Sonic Battle
After learning the overall story of this game and the behavior of all other Sonic characters, I think it's safe to say that Shadow is not really something that makes this story bad. After all, this story could perfectly work without Shadow existing. Instead of Shadow relating to Emerl and helping him, Sonic himself could probably do it. If that happened, would that somehow fix the story as a whole and make it completely logical? Would the characters be suddenly portrayed normally and would they actually not be hollow shells? I don't think so. Shut up about Shadow being written badly! From all the characters out there, he had probably the most brilliant writing. It seems that people who would dislike him here dislike him merely because of their own biases.
But don't take me wrong. I think that story of this game is overall passable. It might even be good on some level (for a small Sonic spin-off game). It's not trying to be really huge and it is not pretending that it is a big deal... It is just little cute Sonic story that still has Sonic spirit in it. And I bet even the new character Emerl managed to become at least partially relatable despite the beginning when he was introduced in a really ridiculous way. Even though this story was full of really shallow and naive Japanese morals from fairy tales, I think that some people might have found the fate of the character Emerl engaging and sad... And that is a good thing, isn't it? Or maybe it is a good thing for Emerl but a bad thing for Shadow? Why would that be? It's because Shadow is black, isn't it?

Sonic Rivals
Now we are going for some heavy stuff. This... thing... was something that was by far the most obscure Sonic story I have ever heard of. The only Sonic story that would be more obscure would be Mario and Sonic on the Olympic games. But this one, it's a real gem. In a negative kind of way.
I will conclude both Sonic Rivals games at once, only talking separately about Shadow in those games and the story overall.

Shadow's... Personality?
Shadow is... rather passable in Sonic Rivals. Every Sonic character in this story is passable. They got their flanderized quirks, and that's their whole personality. Knuckles even has something in common with Master Emerald. The Master Emerald is by the way mentioned in Sonic Battle and plays a role in Sonic Rivals 2 as well. It was not completely forgotten, hurray! Or boo? You know, Master Emerald being mentioned doesn't really equal a story or continuity here. It only equals shameless repetition of empty concepts. If a character was doing something in the first game he appeared, let's just have him do the same thing in all other games he appears in the future.
I might have appreciated that the basic character traits were present... But those characters were all just completely empty. Sonic was just rushing forward not caring about anything. Knuckles was just trying to retrieve Master Emerald, not caring about anything. Silver was just pursuing Eggman Nega not caring about anything... And Shadow was for no reason helping Eggman, not caring about anything.
Shadow is again not the only one to be simplified here. The one thing I can't stand about him here is that he is way too cocky in this and he indeed looks down to others. Something I wrote Shadow would not do in my research about his character. But then again: In this game, everybody is doing it.
This game is actually the complete opposite of Sonic Heroes. Sonic Heroes is trying to teach us how teamwork and friendship will make us overcome all the odds. Sonic Rivals is here to teach us that friends only hinder us in our own progress and that we should get rid of them. Seriously, why did Iizuka write the story like that? Characters are literally having identical goals, yet they fight one another instead of helping each other. And it's not just Shadow. The same thing is between Sonic and Knuckles too. I hope that you don't realistically think that this was just caused by Shadow's existence alone. You don't seriously think that just because Shadow didn't die in SA2, all characters behave to each other like asses.
No, that is not the case!
It's just because those games are most likely designed in terms of: "Gameplay first, then shovel in some story later." The gameplay wants the characters to race, to fight or to defeat the boss before the other character does... so story is there to excuse this. Story in this game was not made to make you feel engrossed in the world of Sonic the Hedgehog... it was made to excuse the gameplay gimmick not fearing about the resulting absurd character interactions. And those interactions were not dealt with creatively at all.
When you look at game like Injustice, a game that is full of DC Heroes kicking their friends asses... you must think that just from the concept of the game alone the story needs to be shit. They are all allies, why would they fight one another? But despite that, the story is surprisingly good in Injustice for a fighting game. They managed to make up good excuses for the characters to fight. Sonic Rivals is not doing that. All the conflict comes from two characters wanting to achieve the same goal, but they end up fighting one another because they want to prove their rival how much better they are. It's in most cases dealt with anger and using as much misunderstanding as possible.

Story of... That Game
Ohohohoho... The story. Guess what kids, Eggman can now casually change people (and Master Emerald) to cards. Evil maniac. And what's more - he can use those cards to power his new powerful contraption. Yeah, he can even use card made from Amy Rose to power that thing. It will work just as well as card made from the Master Emerald. And yeah, the ultimate plan of his is to make a photography of the entire world to change it into a card...
And what is about the plot-twist? Eggman is actually not Eggman... he is Eggman Nega!
... OK... who cares? Those two characters are like identical in their role, in their story, in their motives, in their personality... and pretty much in looks as well. So what the heck?
Also notice how Sonic never realized that Eggman was not Eggman but Eggman Nega. Same with Sonic Rivals 2. That's how useless this story was. The titular character of the game can be oblivious to it's story and it doesn't matter. It doesn't change a thing!
Of course, I am making this research from a Shadow point of view. So... what have we learned here? That Shadow is for no particular reason helping Eggman. Yeah, Shadow would be more willing to work with doctor Eggman under certain circumstances... but not just for no reason like that! It's just all so confusing. At least, it is when you are trying to make sense of it. The story is not supposed to make sense. It's just supposed to bring you the feeling that something is happening.

Sonic Rivals 2

Shadow's Personality
Shadow's character seems to be less aggressive and competitive in this game than in Sonic Rivals. But again, it's not really because his character would change - all other characters in this story are slightly more friendly towards each other. But the change is rather insignificant one. Shadow again has approximately the same character - he is focused on his mission, doesn't let anyone get in his way, can change his mission when he discovers that he was helping the villain. It's the same basic personality that he should have. It only feels hollow here because the entire story and all other characters in it feel hollow again.
The main thing what's wrong about his personality here is - there are no real reasons for him to act the way he acts. Being an ally of doctor Eggman? What's the reason? Changing allegiances? What's the reason? Even though him changing allegiances makes more sense, it is still empty compared to real stories. He is doing it here only because Iizuka saw that he was doing it in SA2. Hurray for mindless writing without understanding of the source material!

Story of Sonic Rivals 2
Yes, the story is hollow. Sonic again doesn't even know about Eggman's Nega existence. But that doesn't matter as their existence is rather meaningless anyway. Shadow wanted to help doctor Eggman, only to discover that he was the whole time helping Eggman Nega. And that's when he turned against this villain.
This story feels like a complete StH06 rip-off. We have Silver from the future trying to prevent the destruction of his time. We have time traveling villain. We have crisis city. We have Iblis, that is called Ifrit...
You know, this story is much better than story of Rivals 1, but it's most likely because of reusing the concepts from better stories that already existed in the series.

Conclusion for Sonic Rivals 1 and 2
The story of Sonic Rivals 1 and 2 is just trying to make you feel that something is happening and it is trying to give you unconscious clues about what the characters are. You are getting the basic info that Sonic is fast, reckless and does not care much for explanations. He just races through and wants to save the day. Knuckles just wants to protect the Master Emerald and doesn't allow anybody to stand in his way, and he is prone to anger. Silver is also bent on his mission to defeat Eggman Nega, and has similar dedication to his quest like Knuckles or Shadow. He is also naive, but this feeling is supported mainly by his voice. His actions are not really memorable enough. Shadow is shown to have some fondness of doctor Eggman for some reason, he is dedicated to his task... but when he sees that he was deceived by the bad guys, he doesn't hesitate to turn against them. Rouge only cares about jewels and her reward... but when she discovers that she was betrayed, she will turn against the bad guys as well. Espio is shown to have a great sense of duty. And that is pretty much it. Well, he is also shown to be cunning sometimes, even though sometimes he fails. Tails is just the naive little cute guy explaining things following Sonic. And Metal Sonic is just a robot...
So you see, the actual events happening in the Sonic Rivals games are not really important. Iizuka (hopefully) only wanted to create this feeling in the players minds to make them have the illusion that the characters are having personalities and that there is something happening in the story. I say that you should never really consider that the events in this game literally happened. Those are probably made to be just allegories, making you imagine what the Sonic universe is like and what the characters are roughly about. Even though we are being presented only flanderized versions of all characters, they still retain a basic template of what they were originally supposed to be. Like cartoon versions of real people.
The (hopefully) intended allegory doesn't feel like an allegory to some people, so they take the actions and lines of those characters seriously. It's mostly because the characters are repeating the same mantra all over again. They are pretty much solely focused on one thing only.
This is when you discover that Sonic Team is just abusing it's fans completely. Sonic Team uses some characters, but those are just cardboard placeholders. The word "character" cannot even truly be applied there. You can hardly really make people to like characters for a stupid shtick they make all the time. I have seen people making walk-throughs of Sonic games... and when those people commented on the character interactions, I learned a lot. One person said this after nearly every line Knuckles made:
"Oh Knuckles, you will never change. Always searching for the Master Emerald, always stupid..."
These are not personality traits! Searching for the Master Emerald is not a personality! Being stupid is not a personality! To explain this, I would need an entirely new article to explain just that. But I digress.

Sonic Chronicles

Shadow's Personality
All other characters are pretty much in character. It's rather refreshing to see that a game that was outsourced and not created by Sonic Team still has the characters portrayed pretty much well. Too bad that this goes only for the Sonic characters outside of Team Dark. Yeah, the story is weird... but the characters are mostly being portrayed with dignity and some of them resemble what they are supposed to be pretty accurately.
Shadow himself however seems rather irritated for some reason. Probably the writers thought that Shadow being annoyed by Sonic is "his personality." You get to fight him. And the dialog suggests that you can fight him because he is feeling offended that the player accuses him of something. Possibly hinting that they are accusing him of working for Eggman. Yeah, weird. Especially since in Iizuka's simplified game stories, Shadow works for Eggman casually and nobody finds that out of the ordinary.
When Shadow fights you, it's for the same reasons any other Sonic game makes the Sonic characters fight - misunderstanding and/or competition.
Can this be considered as "trying hard to be cool" and "being too edgy?" Well, maybe. He only behaved like this in Sonic Rivals. In Rivals however, everyone was acting like this. In this game, it's only Shadow who acts like this. But since Shadow doesn't really have any affect on the story, it makes no difference for his haters.
Shadow in this game on the other hand feels a great loyality to Omega. He said that he would be really upset if anything happened to him. Making it look like he and Omega are best friends forever, with a bond even stronger than between Sonic and Tails. Weird that he doesn't really interact with Rouge who is in Sonic's group by the time they meet him.

Story of Sonic Chronicles
It's weird that the story starts with Sonic and friends "killing" Eggman. But then in the first minutes of the story, they mention that he is most likely not dead. This alone is telling me that this is one of those weird Sonic stories. Something that is trying to explore new concepts... only to throw them away in the trash can shortly after.
Shadow doesn't really have a huge part in that story. It's safe to say he doesn't even have a small part here. He is just an optional character.
I think it was said that this game story is officially non-canon. If it's true,... I don't know how to feel about it. On one hand, the story is weird and it would rather mess up with the main canon (even though it's already messy as it is). But on the other hand, the behavior of the characters is more in character than in the "modern" Sonic games and the story is actually well structured, as opposed to the "modern" Sonic games. Yeah, the story is not perfect and the characters have their weak moments that stem from the series being stale for such a long time. The entire Team Dark seems to be simplified. Shadow being rather aggressive, Omega being completely aggressive and Rouge commenting on how normal this behavior is. With such a weird dialog even: "If I got a nickel every time you say the stuff about 'System reboot, reactivating all protocols.' or 'Another emotionless quest for revenge, it just gets tired.'" So Rouge hears Omega being activated way too often? And how can be revenge emotionless? Rouge has way too many weird lines in this story...
Just a side-note - Tails seems to be fond of Eggman in this game. Don't get me wrong, despite Eggman does ally himself with Sonic Team, he is still being himself, not like in Boom. And Sonic's friends generally don't trust Eggman. But Tails is excited about technology and he seems to wish he could share this excitement with Eggman - as Eggman would be the only other person to appreciate it. Even though Eggman subtly hinted that he was smarter than Tails. Tails is a nice guy like that. I think that people would love this Tails over the Boom version of him any-day. They just kill it at the ending, when they make Tails boast about his superior intellect. They kill everything with the ending... But maybe the ending can be considered "non-canon", as the entire dialog in the ending is just Sonic, Tails and Omega (why those 3?) reading the credits of the game and commenting on them, breaking the 4th wall.
And other characters? Sonic is just... simple, kind and full of energy. That's OK I guess. Knuckles is extremely focused. Though at times, it's like he only repeats one sentence over and over (We need to get the Master Emerald), it's really bearable this time, because he has more things going on for him. Tails is the explaining guy and he seems to have the majority of lines in this game. This time, his intellect actually seems kind of... logical, because it's not like the knowledge just appears in his head. He is actually using clues. Shade is the Teal'c from Stargate or the Arbiter from Halo of the group. And Amy is a filler, who has a line whenever others don't. And rest of the characters are just fillers too. Big acts as if he was written by Pontaff.

Sonic Free Riders

Shadow's... ugh,... Personality...
They butchered him here. Shadow is just a thug who is here for money.
And you know what is the most ridiculous about this? Shadow and Rouge are actually the nicest characters that are in this story. Their team has actually no stupid feuds and has the least cringe-worthy lines. So I guess that if people hate Shadow, they hate him because even in his worst moments, he is still better than any other Sonic character in the story. I really don't know how are the writers able to keep doing this. It happens way too often. Only Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric has Shadow written more badly than the other characters.

Story of... ah, whatever
Doesn't even matter anymore. They just race against each other, bicker all the time and yeah... that's it. Shadow has a "random robot" on his team, that turns out to be Metal Sonic in the end.
I got nothing to say about this story. Nothing I didn't already say about the stories in Sonic Rivals. And Shadow's role is still insignificant here.

Sonic Generations
There is not much to say about Shadow in Generations. So I will speak about Sonic characters in Generations in general.

Character... Personalities?
In the end of Generations, Sonic, Shadow and Silver could all turn into super. Why only Sonic and his past clone did that? They claimed they were there to help Sonic... by cheering him on. So they were not there to help Sonic to defeat the monster, there were there to help Sonic to boost his ego, because Sonic was the only one who was supposed to try and defeat that thing. I understand that it was an anniversary game fully devoted just to celebrate Sonic. For that reason, having Shadow and Silver suddenly playable near the end would not make sense. But you know what else did not make sense? The very fact that those Sonic characters actually Appeared there before this last battle. They were transported there from different places and different times via deus ex machina... just to cheer Sonic on. Why would that be even necessary? It would have made more sense if they had appeared only after Time-eater was defeated. You know, for the stereotypical "the evil witch was killed, all of her curses are dispelled" thing? That way, we could at least say - OK, Sonic's friends could not help him because they were not there. I can only wonder how and why they managed to go through all the trouble to find their way through time and space just to stand still in the background. Eggman was right when he claimed that they were insignificant.

Sonic Generations... Plot?
Sonic characters are there, bad guy makes them vanish, Sonic goes and saves them one by one by running through random irrelevant levels by performing "actions" that have nothing to do with saving the characters until the cutscene comes.
Really this kind of plot can't be normally seen in adventure platformers for children. Not if those games have more characters. If those platformers do that, they have only the main character present. The other characters either have a reason not to be there or there are no other characters in that universe.
But if you have the characters and they are already present in the story, why do you shove them to the background? I don't remember that in Ratchet games, characters like Talwyn, Sasha, Cronk, Zephyr, Big Al... would hide in background and were just cheering him. Maybe Qwark, but that's one character and if he does this, he is still actively part of the story! Ratchet characters are doing something during the events. Even if they are not present in the gameplay or in the levels. They are there and they had their moments. And many of those characters had a wide scale of personalities. Even though you have a dumbass like Qwark, you still have someone really serious and smooth mannered like Sasha. All of those characters are in the same story, they interact with one another and it makes sense!
If Shadow was part of these kind of "save poor X" plots, it wouldn't help his character, his fans, not even his haters (because haters are allergic to the mere sight of him). Noone would be glad to see this. But if we saw a story, where something is happening and other characters (like Knuckles for example) have a place to shine, Shadow can have his time too. There is no reason for him not to. Same goes for any other character.

And that's it for official Shadow's appearances in official Sonic games.

Why do people want to see different characters to begin with?

If people want to see Knuckles for example, it is only because they are his fans. There is no any other logic besides that. Because Sonic stories no longer have any continuities. They are just episodes of awesome super God Jesus Chuck Norris Sonic the Hedgehog. The game stories are never based around Sonic characters or their personalities. Not any longer. They are not based around their pasts. They are not based around the places they live. They are not even based around chaos emeralds, except for a mundane fetch quest! They are completely random and the Sonic characters are thrown into those stories and places. So, if some people think that there is a story which makes Knuckles character work, despite Knuckles has no ties to anything in the story at all, any other character can work too. The only tie Knuckles has to anything is the tie to Master Emerald. But Master Emerald is randomly tossed into Sonic stories as well. Look at Sonic Rivals 1 and 2. In neither of those games has Master Emerald any role. It's just an excuse for Knuckles being there. Only Sonic Chronicles is a bright exception to this, since it does feature a story for Knuckles and Master Emerald.

The characters just need their purpose, motivations and only after that is established, only then the writers can write their behavior.
Those people who think that Shadow would screw the plot just by being here... really? How can someone screw the plot just by being there? That won't happen if the plot is solid. In that case, the plot is the the ultimate medium which holds everything together and makes it to have sense. Once they fix the plots, Shadow is really viable. He can't screw up the plot by being serious - Knuckles is supposed to be serious. Now, every Sonic character is only Sonic's cheerleader. Is this good?
If the plot is good, Shadow can only serve it, just like every other character. Now the games look like the plot is serving to Sonic. The good plot is known for having all characters taking their place. Shadow is not so exponentially different from the other characters, contrary to what other people say about him. He can have his place in the story. But the game developers must know what are they doing. If they don't know what they are doing, it's not just reason to not include Shadow, it's a reason to not include anyone.

Conclusion Based on Official Portrayal of Shadow the Hedgehog
- Shadow's character or his presence didn't really affect the quality the games I discussed, nor he forced some kind of content that would be "not Sonic" to those games.
If you actually think that those games are not the games Shadow destroyed,... then why you complain about him being flanderized and hollow shell? If he destroyed the main games, then you are not actually complaining about him being flanderized. In the main games, his character is much more developed, since Shiro Maekawa wrote him. And in the main games, he does have more story and personality to him than all other characters. So if you complain about flanderization and Shadow, you actually complain that Shadow was not flanderized enough. You probably like him in these "no stories" games like Sonic Rivals 1/2 and Sonic Free Riders. In the games I discussed in this article, Shadow has some personality quirks... but everyone else has some weird quirks as well. And those are so much worse in cases of other characters.
- Shadow's character didn't affect the the tone of the stories I discussed here at all. Without him, the stories and the other characters would still act the exactly same way.
- The games where Shadow was written awfully were the exact same games where other characters were written equally awful... or even more awfully than Shadow.
- The only game where Shadow was acting kind of annoyingly and others were OK was Sonic Chronicles. Shadow didn't however affect the outcome of the story, it's direction, tone or any events in it.
- Sonic Battle was hardly damaged by Shadow. You could only claim that this game caused plotholes. But seriously, Shadow has plothoples because he actually has story. Every Sonic character in existence has either plotholes or no story. What is Team Chaotix for example? Are they bunch of detectives or are they protectors of Master Emerald along with knuckles? Who is Knuckles? Is he guardian of Master Emerald that was doomed to stay on his island whole his life... or is he a famous treasure hunter that has extensive knowledge about pretty much all ancient civilizations, no matter how far away from Angel Island?

Shadow in the context of Sonic Chronicles is the closest to this bad boy persona people think he is having or he is supposed to have. The type of persona some people hate with passion, yet they somehow wish to see it even where it is not.
Even if he was really supposed to be like that I fail to understand why would this archetype of character be able to "destroy the franchise." Is it somehow prohibited from "good" fictions to have a character like this? We have much worse character archetypes in Sonic series already. But those other archetypes don't get the hate if they are from the first main characters - Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Eggman.

You know... one day, I would like if people actually started stating their real reasons why they dislike Shadow. If they were doing that, there could at least be a fair dialog.
But since there is not and the misconceptions about his character rule, we end up with shit like this:
SB RoL Butchers ShadowSonic Bombed Rise of Lyric - Special Part
Now, I will talk long about something really specific that takes for only few seconds of the game. But it needs to be said.
Sonic Boom - Friendship is Stupid
So... Shadow appeared. After the first scene with him just... watching from distance. Now I want him to be introduced.
And he is not.
Seriously, we are SUPPOSED TO KNOW HIM. If we do not, this just has no impact. Sonic just knows Shadow. Tails just knows Shadow. We don't know Shadow. I don't know Shadow in this game! New audience my ass.
New audience... if you really think you can introduce to a new audience in a way that the characters you now spent few hours with miraculously know him... and they obviously have some history with each other... Will you not at least hint that history to us? I was about to give them positive points for making Shadow's introduction mysterious. But this is fu***** stupid! It's no longer mysterious! It's like if you misse
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Haven't you noticed by Night 2 and forward you see Foxy and Mangle in your hallway together ALOT? Well, 'cause their in love. So as Bonnie and Chica but let's focus on Foxy and Mangle. So, their story:

   Foxy, one of the old Anmatronics sadly replaced, but he haven't met HER yet. His appearance, a red pirate fox, with a hook, black eyepatch, brown torn up pants, damaged legs, and one arm, few holes, yellow eyes, light red stomach and jaw, missing one ear and some holes in him. Well, it looked like he had a broken jaw but he doesn't, just throwing that out. ANYWAYS Jeremy was on night 2, and we all know Foxy and Mangle join the game, well, if you played the game. Mangle, or before she was mangled by the kids known as Toy Foxy or Foxina, is in Kids cove. She is a white vixen with a visible endo-skeleton, yellow eyes, missing one eye, pink eye-shadow, jaw and chest, red rosy cheeks, hot pink bow tie, and red lip-stick. She did have a extra endo skeleton head, I'll like to call it Endo-Peto in this story, and she always climbed the wall and ceilings. The lights just went off and the clock hit to 12:00. Mangle was just about to move when the camera saw her. "Ug! I wish I could just rip that camera off!" Mangle thought. Then the camera went off. "Yes!" Mangle said. She tried to not make to much noise but she always did. Mangle moved to the Prize Corner.
 "I'll show those mateys who's captain!" Foxy said. "Be careful out their. You know that Jeremy knows your weakness." Freddy, a brown bear with blue eyes, one we black, black bow tie and buttons, black top-hat and a few holes warned Foxy. "Ye right like he's be like Vinny!" Foxy hissed. Freddy looked at the faceless bunny known as Bonnie, purple bunny with lighter purple stomach, black buttons, red bow tie, damaged hand and missing arm, damaged feet, huge holes and obviously has no face. They both shrugged and watched Foxy walk out of the Parts & Service.
 Jeremy didn't really keep an eye on Mangle so, she moved to the hallway. It made ALOT of noise.
   Foxy heard the noise, it was loud. He twitched his ears and growled. He'd was gonna get ready to attack the person who was making that noise. If it was Toy Bonnie, light blue bunny with a lighter blue chest and mouth, green eyes, purple eye-shadow, red cheeks, and a red bow-tie, she'd have no face. Foxy and Toy Bonnie where worst arch enemies ever. One reason since why Foxy's best friend had no face.
 "I hate being torn up!" Mangle hissed.
 Foxy heard Mangle's voice, it sounded like Toy Chica's but a bit higher. "Toy Chica?" Foxy asked.
  "I'm not Toy Chica!" Mangle yelled. Foxy jumped into the hallway and saw Mangle.
 Mangle lost her grip from the wall and fell. "You okay?" Foxy asked. He reached his hand out to help Mangle to get up. "Yeah, thanks." Mangle said grabbing his hand and brushing the dirt off of her. "No problem matey!" Foxy said smiling. He had white fangs and gold teeth but some where missing. Their eyes met. They kinda blushed. "My names Mangle." Mangle said putting her hands on her back. "Me names Foxy." Foxy said scratching the back of his neck. "Kids use to call me Toy Foxy." Mangle said. Foxy looked surprised. "What?" Mangle asked. "No one told me that their be a toy foxy?!" Foxy yelled a bit surprised. "Are here to replace me?!" Foxy hissed at Mangle. "No! I'm not like the others who run things in people's face!" Mangle hissed back. "We'll just stay away you mangled ugly looking fox!" Foxy comeback. Mangle's ears went down and it looked like she was just about to cry. "I will." Mangle said silently. She walked away to Kids Cove. Foxy looked guilty, sad, and kinda heart-broken. "What kinda captain are ya!?" Foxy hissed to himself.
  Mangle was in the corner of Kids Cove, her feeling were broken, from the memory how Foxy called her 'Mangled ugly fox' how the kids called her that. "What's wrong?" Her endo skeleton head asked, known as Endo-Peto. "Nothing.." Mangle said trying not to cry. "C'mon! I see in your eyes your about to cry." Endo-peto said. Mangle couldn't take it but cry and put her face in her hands. "F-F-Fo-x-x-y c-c-ca-lled m-me n-na-ames." Mangle said crying. "Who's this 'Foxy?'" Endo-Peto asked. "Wh-who I-I repl-la-a-ced." Mangle said.
   Foxy tried to follow Mangle's tracks. "Mangle?" Foxy yelled. He noticed that he was at the Dining Area. "Mangle?" He yelled out again. He went to the Prize Corner and heard sobbing noises that sounded like Mangle. "Mangle!" He said running to Kids Cove. He saw Mangle turned to the wall like if someone had send her in the time-out corner. "Mangle?" He said but quietly this time. He bent over to Mangle and put his arm on her shoulders. Mangle shrugged, not like if like if didn't know something but so Foxy would stop laying his arm on her shoulder. Foxy looked down thinking what he've done. "What?" Mangle asked but her head still looking at the corner. "I'm sorry what I've done last time." Foxy said. "Sorry is just a word!" Mangle hissed still crying. Foxy got up and looked sad. "Yep," he said near the exit of Kids Cove. "It's just a word.." Foxy said walking away. Mangle watched Foxy walk away still crying. Foxy went in Parts & Service and looked just like Mangle, about to cry. "What's wrong Foxy?" Chica, a yellow chicken with purple eyes, open jaw and 3 pairs of teeth, missing arms and holes in her asked tilting her head. "Mangle.." Foxy said looking down. "Who?" Chica asked. "Mangle. My replacement." Foxy sighed. "Was she making fun of you?" Chica asked. "The toys are retorted." Freddy said looking mad. "No I'm retorted!" Foxy hissed. Her turned around and hit the wall. "What happened?" Chica asked walking up to Foxy putting some of her arm around his shoulder. "I don't wanna talk about it." Foxy said. "C'mon Foxy. It feels better when you-" "I DONT WANNA TALK ABOUT IT OKAY?!" Foxy hissed turned around and Chica fell on the floor. Foxy's first tear came down. "What have I become?" Foxy thought. He saw all them staring at him with narrowed eyes and Chica was scared of him.  It became 6:00 and all of the Anmatronics went back to their places. They say past and it turned to 12:00. Foxy was walking near the stage when he saw their was a fresh rose stuck on the door. Foxy lifted one eyebrow up and walked to the door. He opened the door and picked up the rose. "Mangle." The name he thought when he picked it up. He put it in one of his pockets in his pants.
  Mangle went to the Prize corner. She've forgotten about everything that happened last night. She went to the stage. She felt a tap on her shoulder. She turned around. "Mangle?" Foxy asked. "Foxy.." Mangle said Palm facing herself. "Hey, I'm sorry what happened last night." Foxy said scratching the back of his neck again. "Hph!" Mangle said crossing her arms and turning away from Foxy. Foxy tapped her shoulder again. "What?!" Mangle hissed turning around violently. Foxy took the rose out of his pocket and held it to Mangle. Mangle looked surprised and took the rose. "No one gave me something so beautiful.." Mangle silently said petting the rose. She looked at Foxy. "Oh! It's ok." Mangle said. "No one gave you something beautiful?" Foxy asked looking at Mangle confused. "No one gave me anything really." Mangle said. Foxy's eyes went big. "They give me nothing but getting mangled everyday and getting uglier everyday." Mangle said. She accidentally dropped the rose. "Oops!" Mangle said kneeling down to get it. But Foxy picked it up first. "Where'd it go?" Mangle asked feeling the floor with her hands. She got up again and saw the rose in Foxy's hand. "I think your nothing to ugly." Foxy said. He put the rose on Mangle's head. Mangle hugged Foxy. They both blushed. Mangle stopped hugging Foxy. "Well, see ya later." Foxy said waving bye to Mangle away. "Bye!" Mangle said waving back walking slowly. She grabbed the rose from her head and held it gently in her hand. "Wow." She said. "Wow.." She said putting the rose on her again. She ran to Kids Cove.
 Foxy went in Parts & Service and saw Chica waiting for him at the door. "Hey Chica!" Foxy said happy. Foxy and Chica are boyfriend and girlfriend. He saw Chica with narrowed eyes, crossed arms and tapping her finger on her arm. "Chica?" Foxy asked. "What were you doing with Mangle?" Chica asked with an upset voice. "Umm..." Foxy said. His eyes were wide trying to avoid eye-contact with Chica. Chica punched Foxy in the chest so he could look at her. "You weren't flirting with Mangle were you?" Chica asked. Foxy looked nervous at Chica. "Well?" Chica said tapping her finger on her arm harder. "Chica?" Foxy said looking down. Chica raised one eyebrow but she still had narrow eye-brows. "Look, I think I love Mangle.." Foxy said. "That, I was expecting!" Chica hissed. She didn't have any crossed hands, she slapped Foxy in the face, she stormed away with her hands in fists. Foxy put one hand on his cheek. It hit to 12:00 again. He met Mangle at the hallway. "Hey Foxy?" Mangle asked. "Mangle?" Foxy asked to. "Yes?" Mangle said. "D-do you wanna be partners?" Foxy asked. "Sure." Mangle said. "This time, let's kill the guard." Mangle said. Foxy nodded. They both head their way to the hallway. "Oh c'mon!" Jeremy hissed. He grabbed his flashlight and turned the light on and off at Foxy. Foxy disappeared, so as Mangle. Mangle went to a Party Room. "Good." Jeremy said. Few minutes past and Foxy went in the hallway again. Jeremy growled. He grabbed his flashlight but before he could flash it at Foxy, Mangle attacked him. "Good job." Foxy said. "Thanks." Mangle said dragging Jeremy on the floor. They threw him in the trash. They looked at the clock. "Oh it's 6:00." Mangle said. "See ya later." Foxy said. Mangle kissed Foxy on the cheek. "See ya captain!" Mangle said running to Kids Cove. Foxy blushed a lot. He went in Parts & Service. Foxy grabbed a piece of paper and a pencil and wrote a letter to Mangle. The day past quickly. Before Mangle could see him at the hallway, Foxy ran to her in Kids Cove. "Whoa! Calm down speedy consoles!" Mangle said. "Sorry!" Foxy said puffing. He handed Mangle the note. "What's this?" Mangle asked grabbing the paper. "For you." Foxy said. She read it out loud. This is what it said: Dear Mangle, Well, that first day I've lied my eyes on you, you've swept me off the ground. I'm not sure if you feel the same about me but, me and Chica are through, so, I wanna be partners still, but, romantically. ~Sincerely, Your favorite captain, Foxy. Mangle looked shocked. Foxy looked as embarrassed  as anything, even more when he asked Chica if they wanted to date, but that was a long time ago. Mangle placed the note on the table and looked at Foxy. "Yeah, I know it's a bit words but-" Mangle cut him off by kissing him. First Foxy wasn't expecting that but then he fell in the kiss. They stopped kissing. "Yes." Mangle said looking at Foxy.

And they lived the happiest life ever together. The end. *bows down*
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Coming up with a Bonnie x Chica.
[ ] You have a hardy nature
[x] You're a born leader
[x] You're a charmer
[x] You have a great singing voice
[ ] You love reptiles
Total: 3

[ ] You have a jolly nature
[/] You are kind
[ ] You love all animals
[x] You can keep a beat
[x] You are true gentleman/lady
Total: 2.5

[x] You can be hot-headed
[x] You are short tempered
[X] You go into a rage when you're mad
[ ] You hate going swimming
[x] You're the bad boy/girl type
Total: 4

[x] You love to swim
[ ] You have a lax nature
[x] You are a strong swimmer
[ ] You like soft jazz music
[x] You can dance
Total: 3

[ ] You can take a hit or two
[x] You like shiny things
[ ] You love/loved gems/metals
[x] You have a bold nature
[x] You have super hard bones
Total: 3

[x] Your head is always in the clouds
[x] You have a hasty nature
[x] You love flying
[x] You can be intimidating for your size
[ ] You always feel like you're flying
Total: 4

[x] You love to play mind games with people
[x] You don't like to fight
[ ] You have a docile nature
[x] You love to play games
[ ] You often run away from things
Total: 3

[x] You are strong
[x] You are vain
[X] You don't give up so easy
[ ] You love to fight
[x] You have a bold nature
Total: 4

[ ] You love the shadows
[ ] You don't get out much
[ ] You have a bashful nature
[ ] You like to scare people
[ ] You love scary movies/shows
Total: 0

[x] You are a lone wolf
[x] You have an impish nature
[ ] You're not a social person
[x] You don't get along with people
[ ] You listen to heavy music like metal or hard rock
Total: 3

[x] You know a lot of things
[x] You have a naive nature
[x] You stand out easily
[ ] You love all music
[x] You can do anything if you put your mind to it
Total: 4

[ ] You have a relaxed nature
[ ] You love bugs
[x] You love country music
[x] You can play a stringed instrument
[ ] You're peaceful
Total: 2

[ ] You have a serious nature
[ ] You can play a drum like instrument
[x] You're hard headed
[ ] You're big
[x] You have/had a solid relationship
Total: 2

[ ] You have a cold heart
[ ] You love cold weather
[ ] You love cold food/drinks
[x] You've broken someone's heart
[x] Someone has broken your heart
Total: 2

[x] You have a rash nature
[ ] You kill things a lot
[ ] You don't listen to that much music.
[ ] You don't have good plans or strategies
[ ] You often hide in the shadows
Total: 1

Fire, fighting, flying and normal. Well, one of my all time favorites (and first starter on the hand held games) is Blaziken, who is fighting and fire. My favorite notmal type is SKITTY and my favorite flying Pokemon...Charizard (who is also fire) ;D
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1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?

About a year now. Though I was on three-month hiatus as soon as I joined, so it feels more like 9 months. ^^;

2. What does your username mean?

I chose the first part (Shadow) because I was starting Pokemon XD at the time. (I'm still not finished... ^^; )
The second part (Neo) ... I don't remember.
And Eevee came for two reasons:
One: It's just an awesome Pokemon.
Two: I knew I was going to learn new things, and adapt too. So I kinda chose it as a symbol too.

3. Describe yourself in three words.

Uhm... Quirky, Adaptable, Friendly

4. Are you left or right handed?

I'm right-handed.

5. What was your first deviation?

This thingy: Snivy Playing the Harp by ShadowNeoEevee

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
I enjoy doing a lot of manga stuffs. (Probably obvious)

7.If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

I guess realism, since I'm not very good at that.

8. What was your first favourite?

Nya. Happy Shaymin Day by Coshi-Dragonite

Lol just realized that the only reason I knew of DeviantArt was because of this artist.

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

I tend to favorite a lot of art made by mai friends. Seriously, you guys are awesome.

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Okie. I'm gonna be naming a lot of people here: :icontigernightfury14: :iconkittynightfury21: :iconkenzelli: :iconque890theeevee: :iconalfredo-john-senpai:

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Uh.. I dunno, if I try to list them all, it'll take too long. ^^;

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

When I joined, I was extremely quiet and reserved. Though I got on DeviantArt, and started to befriend people. That was an extremely wonderful feeling, and I noticed I'm more open now.

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

I like using my art supplies, but Photoshop is awesome too.
14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

Anywhere that I haven't seen before. I always get good ideas when I get a chance to travel.
15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

One day I had was extremely rough, and I logged on to DeviantArt. When I did, I was greeted with a lot of kind-hearted words from others. I went straight from tears to a smile.
Basically the drawing I made,"Classroom Sketch: Making Fun",but as a short story. Sort of requested:3
"He thinks he's such a mighty authoritative figure," Wilson chuckled quietly to himself,doodling on a lone sheet of paper,"but not here,no..."

Sitting to Wilson's right, Lodger cautiously peeked over at Wilson's desk. When he discovered what Wilson was up to,he rolled his eyes.

"Wilson,don't do that."

The scientist cocked his head and gave Lodger a smirk,
"Shh. He's not going to know. I'm just going to keep this safe,show my friends,and laugh every time I look over it when I'm at home."

Lodger shrugged,still having a bad feeling,and moved back into his own personal space,leaving Wilson be to do whatever he wants relating to the teacher.

"He's going to get in trouble..." He thinks to himself.

As if it wasn't ironic enough,Maxwell,the teacher of Dark Magic,entered the room at that exact moment,standing at the doorway and looking around at all of his students. Then he noticed one of his students drawing. That student was the only one doing something interesting at the time,so Maxwell decided to stroll over and take a look.

Almost as quiet as a shadow, Maxwell made a circle around the room,and as he got to the back of Wilson's row,he approached Wilson's desk quietly from behind. No classmates made a sound; being quiet was a rule in their classroom,so Wilson had no warning as Maxwell stopped next to his deck and spun around to face him,quickly looking at the picture and revealing a ruler that he was holding behind his back.

It was too late. The ruler was slammed onto Wilson's paper,effectively startling him out of his little daze and wounding the paper with crinkles at the impact area. Wilson,shocked and shaking,slowly looked up,meeting the teacher's gaze. A gaze that easily said,"You're in trouble,young man."

The sound of the ruler hitting the paper caused every students' attention to focus on Wilson and Maxwell,some of them wishing that they could've spoke up to save Wilson the trouble of getting caught. But nothing could be done now.

"You're in big trouble,pal." Maxwell growled. Wilson cowered into his seat in response. He knew what Maxwell's punishment was.

As Maxwell secured Wilson by the wrist and dragged him out into the hall,the three students to his right finally spoke,

"Wilson's in trouble again..." Chad stated,resting his head in his hand.

"Don't remind me." Lodger said,blushing a little at the ignorance that his supposedly smart crush had.

Lastly,Spooky giggled slightly,
"What else is new?"
Quiz below!
(Sorry, computer is being a butt today... ene)
i was tagged by two small children, :iconsoproxi: and :iconthatguynamedoverlord: so it must be important

1) Name:

2) Name Backwards:

3) Were you named after anyone?:
who fuckin knows

4) Does your name mean anything?:
see previous answer

5) Nick Name(s):
Launch, LB, a couple other things

6) Screen Name(s):

7) Date of Birth:
May, 29th

8) Place of Birth:

10) Current Location:

11) Sign:

12) Religion:
idk whats going on

13) Height:
idk but I'm a tall owl

14) Weight:
idk but I'm a tall owl

15) Shoe Size:
idk but I'm a

16) Hair color:
Brow n

17) Eye color:
whats a mirror

18) What you look like:

19) Innie or Outie:

20) Righty, Lefty or other:
semi Ambidextrous

21) Gay, Straight, Bi, or Other:
im in love with a furry

22) Best friend(s):
a lot of people

23) Best friend you trust the most:
three people, you know who you are

24) Best friends of your sex:
Corbin, Dyno, Shadow, a few other people, not gonna name them all, because Imm laze

25) Best friends of the opposite sex:
Jack ie, Sklrp, a few other people who are also important but Imm still super lazy

26) Best Bud(s):

27) Boyfriend / Girlfriend:

28) Crush:
same as 27

29) Parent(s):
I have them

30) Worst Enemy:

31) Favorite on-line Guy(s):
same as 24

32) Favorite on-line Girl(s):
same as 25

33) Funniest friend:

34) Craziest friend:

35) Advice Friend:

36) Loudest Friend:

37) Person you cry with:

Do You Have...

38) Any sisters:

39) Any brothers:
one is the loneliest number

40) Any pets:
i ate them

41) A Disease:

42) A Pager:
who has one that isnt a doctor

43) A Personal phone line:
i guess

44) A Cell phone:

45) A Lava lamp:
yes actually, but its not in use

46) A Pool or hot tub:
neither but pools are nasty in my opinion

47) A Car:
the world is my car

Describe Your...

48) Personality:

49) Driving:
I dont yet but when I have before it makes me super nervous

50) Car or one you want:
idc cheap and good mileage

51) Room:

52) Mmh:

53) School:
I'm a sophomore next year, and my school isn't too bad, no real bullying problems or anything

54) Bed:
its magic

55) Relationship with your parent(s):
my parents are great yo, I wish everyone had parents like mine, no joke

Do do

56) Believe in yourself:

57) Believe in love at first sight?:
not at all

58) Consider yourself a good listener:

60) Get Along with your parents:

61) Save your e-mail conversations:
I rarely check my email

62) Pray:
not really shrugs

63) Believe in reincarnation:

64) Like to make fun of people:
not at all,

65) Like to talk on the phone:

66) Like to eat:

67) Like to drive:

68) Get motion sickness:

69) Eat the stems of broccoli:
i hate brocco tbh

70) Eat Chicken fingers with a fork:
"fingers" not "forks"

71) Dream in color:

72) Type with your fingers on home row:

73) Sleep with a stuffed animal:
I am my own stuffed animal

What Is...?

74) Right next to you:
my 3ds

75) On the walls of your room:
nothing important

76) On your mouse pad:
a mouse B)

77) Your dream car:
see 50

78) Your dream date:

79) Your dream honeymoon spot:
Shanghai Tunnels

80) Your dream wife/husband:
I'm married to Jackie

81) Your bedtime:

82) Under your bed:

83) The single most important question:
what is the question?

84) Your bad time of the day:

85) Your worst fear(s):
torture, mental or physical

86) The weather like:
once upon a midnight dreary,

87) The time:
not even midnight

88) The date:

89) The best trick you ever played on someone:
one time i died

90) The weirdest food or drink that you like:

91) Theme Song:

92) The hardest thing about growing up:
a lot of things

93) Your funniest experience:
one time i died

94) Your scariest moment:

95) The silliest thing you've ever said:
hi im cool

96) The funniest or most desperate thing you've done to get the attention of the opposite sex:
one time i died

97) The scariest thing that's ever happened while with your friend(s):

where is question 98

99) The best feeling in the world:
the feeling of a raw fish colliding with the back of your head

100) 5 people you tag:
hot dog
and watermelon
A little while after her daddy left to do some business or whatever daddies did, Diamond ran over to the window and popped it open, and ran over to the shed. She was gonna teach that mean wolfie who was boss! The small purebred went over to a corner of the shed where the wood was weak, and after a little while of digging she managed to make a hole big enough for her to squeeze through.

Diamond would have woken Sepsis up… If he had been sleeping at all recently. This was his hell. To be treated kindly and pampered for the rest of his immortal life? What a cruel hell indeed. As Sepsis turned around from his pace he stopped dead in his tracks as he found that he was no longer alone in the enclosure.

Diamond marched up to the wolf. "Now you listen and you listen good, Sepsis!" She puffed out her chest, trying to look bigger, and older. More mature. "I'm boss and you listen to me!"

Sepsis was silent for a moment. Had he the remotest sense of humor he would have cracked up laughing at her. Instead he looked around for a second, listening to see if Henry was around. Once he was satisfied that the alpha was not around he bared his fangs at the yappy dog. “You listen here you bite sized snack. I’m the wolf, I’m the creature who could eat you in one bite. So you listen to me and get the hell out of here.”

Diamond's eyes widened for just a second at the wolf's snapping, and she responded with. "No! I'm boss! ME! I'm Daddy's little girl and that means you have to listen to me!" Had she any sense, she would've turned tail and ran, but little dogs always had something to prove.

Idiot dog. Sepsis was indeed an omega but that did not mean he would take such treatment from something that by all rights should be his snack. He knew he couldn’t eat her or anything though. Purge would be most displeased after all. “Well your Daddy isn’t here right now, is he?” Sepsis sneered. Sure, it was a bluff. But hopefully it would get her the hell out of his den.

"No! But that doesn't mean you don't have to listen to me!" Diamond squeaked, not afraid of his threats. "I'm not afraid of you!" She marched right up to his muzzle. If he was quick he could snatch her and gobble her up right that second.

“You should be.” Sepsis snarled, lowering his head to be at her level, then attempting to grab her maw in hers. It was a move that superiors used in wolf packs- basically a way to tell the other one to shut the hell up. It was a harmless move mostly… Though in Diamond’s case a decent portion of her head and face would end up in Sepsis’ mouth.

Despite herself, Diamond let out a squeak of surprise as Sepsis closed his mouth around her. "Your breath stinks!" She whined, shaking her head, trying to get free of the wolf's jaws. "Lemme go!"

“Schtap squirming and I will.” If he was going to let go it was going to be on his terms, not hers.” He tightened his grip slightly, but was careful not to break the skin.


"Lemme go now! Ya stupid head!" Diamond demanded, her wiggling only increasing. "Lemme go!" She was gonna start screaming if he didn't.

Well crap…If he tightened his grip any more he would draw blood, and therefore leave evidence of he having harmed the alpha’s daughter. He let go, but pushed her down once he did so to try and establish that this didn’t mean she had won this battle. He was still stronger and could beat her down at any second.

Sepsis hated that he’d come to the point in hell where he was trying to be dominant over a damn yappy dog.

Diamond squeaked and wriggled under his paw like a worm. "Let me up!" She demanded, kicking her short legs as she tried to get up. "Let me up you stupid head!"

Now this was something he could do without leaving a mark on her. His ears were alert for the sound of the door, ready to stop at a moment’s notice if the alpha happened to return. “Not until you submit.” He snarled. “You’re lucky I’m even giving you this chance.”

Diamond squirmed intensely. "No! I'm boss!" It was supposed to be the other way around! He was supposed to be submitting to HER! "I'll never submit! No!"

Sepsis pressed down harder on the tiny little dog, growling down at her. “Do it now.”

Diamond shook her head. "No! Make me!" She bared her little white fangs, growling.

“Don’t think I can’t. Your alpha already left for the day, and by my estimation I have plenty of time to figure out how to break you. I may not be allowed to make you bleed or break your bones, but believe me you, there are worse things than death.” Nearly all his life he had lived as an omega, he had accepted it. But this little rodent expected him to bow down? To obey? That wasn’t going to happen.

Diamond whined as he pressed down on her chest a bit harder as he spoke, perhaps unintentionally. Suddenly....... she couldn't breathe...... The small dog gasped for breath. "I won't......." She sucked in air. "submit....."

Well that was easier than he had expected. But then again, Being with the idea of having to face him like this for hours may have been scary even for the yappy dog, as it should be. Sepsis let go of her, allowing her to skitter off if she so wished, waiting for what she would say next lest she go back on her word.

Diamond rolled onto her chest and sucked in air before giving a small whimper. "No one ever wants to play or be my friend." She complained. "Not you, or, or, anyone!" She was so lonely....

Good. She wasn’t going against her word. She might once her human rolled around again, but at least for now he was spared her annoying yipping. In hearing her little whines there was little sympathy from the wolf. He did not care if she felt sad.  He thought to give her more of a talking to, but in deciding that was unnecessary, choose not to. “True. Now get out of my den.” Snarled Sepsis.

Diamond picked herself up off the ground and left the den as he ordered. Well that was a bust. He was in charge and he made her cry too. "Fine." She squeezed through the small hole and padded a bit away before flopping down on the ground and beginning to actually cry.

Finally. he thought to himself with a snort. Sepsis resumed pacing back and forth after awhile, ignoring the yappy dog’s cries outside his den. What did he care what the bite sized mongrel felt? He didn’t care, by all rights she ought be his dinner. But because she wasn’t, he might as well settle for her staying out of his fur.

After managing to get a good crying session, Diamond sat up sniffling, and began to pad back toward the shed. Maybe he'd like her better if she apologized.....? She hoped so. She didn't want to be alone here.

Sepsis continued to pace, pawing at his face a little. It’d been more than a few days since he’d gotten any sleep. So he wasn’t feeling at his best. As such, he did not overly notice Diamond’s tiny pawsteps approaching. Even if he had, that being said, he wouldn’t have cared to pay heed to the little piece of prey.

Diamond wriggled through the hole and padded up to Sepsis, trying her best to look more humble and submissive, lowering herself onto her belly. "I'm sorry." She whined.

Sepsis came to a stop as he turned around in his pacing to see Diamond once more in his den. For a brief flickering moment he saw the shadow of a pup next to her. He closed his eyes tightly, willing for it to go away before opening them again. “What’d you say?” He hadn’t quite heard, though he had seen her mouth moving in the brief moment that he had been looking at her.

Diamond pawed at the ground as she repeated her words. "I'm sorry." To further prove it, she rolled onto her back and showed her belly in submissiveness.

The thing about Sepsis, was that even with such an act of submission, which he was only moderately satisfied about, wasn’t enough. That he had had to establish dominance over a snack to begin with made him peeved. “then get out of my den.” He snarled down at her. He did not make friends easily, let alone when said prospective that was something that, in any other scenario, would have already been eaten.

Diamond whined softly. "I said I'm sorry." Oh well, she deserved it for being such a mean idiot. "Forgive me? Pwease?" She begged anyway.

“No.” Sepsis wuffed, turning his back on the small not-yapping yappy dog. Sepsis wasn’t much one to forgive. Most of the time he did not feel within the position to feel upset enough to require himself to forgive someone. Most of the time he believed he deserved what he got. But he did not and would not forgive the annoying little yappy dog whom by all rights should be his dinner. What was the point?

Diamond sighed and finally walked away, or at least tried to. Half way through squirming through her little hole in the wall she realized she couldn't get out. "I'm stuck!" She yipped, brown eyes wide. "I'm stuck!"

“You did it just fine the other times.” Sepsis growled softly. “Stop playing around and get out fat ass.” It was rare Sepsis thought he was superior to anyone, but when he did he was not kind. He didn’t really consider himself superior to her that being said. That would imply they were even somewhat the same species. Which Sepsis did not think they were. Dogs and wolves were one thing, but she was a perversion of species.

"No, for real, I'm stuck!" Diamond squirmed and squirmed, but would not budge, stuck with her rump sticking out on one side and her head on the other.

“If you don’t get the hell out in the neck twenty seconds I will literally kick your ass out of here.” He snarled.

"I CAN'T GET OUT!" Diamond finally snapped back. "I'M NOT JOKING. I AM LITERALLY STUCK!" Why else would she be sticking around?!

She did it before, so Sepsis was still not quite believing her. He waited the allotted twenty seconds and fulfilled his promise to kick her ass out of there. That was, if it worked any how.

Diamond let out a shrill squeak that lasted for several seconds after Sepsis kicked her rear. "OWIE!" She whined, still stuck in the hole.

Sepsis gave her another good kick, hoping that would get her out.

Diamond squeaked again. "STOP! STOP! " He was gonna kick her tail in at this rate. "I want Daddy to get me out!" She squirmed anyway, no use.

“Then you’re just going to have to shut the hell up until he gets here. Or accept my help.” Either way he was fine. But she would be stuck here for hours if she choose to wait.

Diamond whined. "Can you try a little be more gentle?" She asked, twitching her tail to make sure Sepsis hadn't snapped it. "Please?" She didn't want anymore kicking, but being stuck for hours wasn't fun either.

It wasn’t like he had thumbs like that human, what the hell was he supposed to do? All he could do was use his jaws. Which meant he had to use them very very carefully. Sepsis grabbed er tail in his jaws and tried to pull her out.

Diamond gritted her teeth as slowly but surely, Sepsis managed to ease her out of the hole. "Thanks...." She said, panting, tail thumping slowly.

“Now get out.” She’d gotten out before, he was sure she’d be able to get out if she did it the same way as before. “Maybe dig to make it bigger before you give it another go.” He added as an afterthought.

Diamond yipped and began to gnaw on the wood until she had tore away a good chunk of wood and was able to successfully squirm through. "Thankies." She said once she was on the other side.

He grimaced, wondering why the hell she hadn’t dug at the dirt as she had before. Stupid yappy dog. “Whatever.” Sepsis   said with a roll of his eyes.

As an after thought, Diamond dug up one of her bones, the biggest one she had, and slid it through the hole. "For you." She squeaked, and walked away.

Sepsis looked over to the bone she had given him. He knew, theoretically, it was the thought that counted. But honestly he didn’t give a shit about the thought. He padded over and tossed it out of his den. “Those are disgusting, I don’t want any of those things."

Diamond's fox like ears flattened against her head as Sepsis spoke and refused her gift. "Okay. Sorry." She pulled it away and shamefully reburied the bone. "I'm a stupid head......" She muttered.

“Finally something we agree on.” Sepsis snarled, glaring at his den wall as if it had offended him in some way. This was hell… He was being pampered by a human, and had just had a contest of dominance with a creature that by all rights should be his prey. Was this… What he was supposed to do?

Well… What did it matter what he was supposed to do if he was in hell?

Diamond walked away, giving up on trying to make Sepsis her friend, for now. And a few hours later, Henry returned. "Grey! got you a treat! You too Diamond." He went into the backyard, tossing a large chunk of bacon at a depressed Diamond, who weakly nibbled at it. And then into Sepsis's shed. "Hey Grey. Want a steak?"

Sepsis’s ears twitched a little in hearing Purge’s voice. But now he thought about it, this wasn’t purgatory, so was Purge really a fitting name? Well… It’d kinda stuck by this point, so he decided he’d stick with it. It wasn’t like he had another name lined up for Purge. Calling him a demon didn’t seem quite appropriate. He looked up at the meat the human had brought him, sniffing it experimentally. It smelled… Different.

Henry revealed a parcel, similar to the ones from before because it came from the same butcher shop. But today Henry was feeling generous and bought a little something something for his two pets. "Want some steak?" Henry asked, unwrapping the parcel and pushing it towards Sepsis.

Sepsis had not really had much of an opportunity to have cattle in his life, so this smell was new to him. “What is it made out of?” He muttered to himself, head tilted. He then lowered his head and took a bite out of it… Not half bad. This must be something native to… Hell?  Hell flesh was tasty flesh.

Henry sat back with a pleased grin on his face. "Good wolfie~" Alas he did not pet the wolf because the eating rule. He preferred to have all ten fingers, after all.

Ironically enough Sepsis would probably let Henry take away the flesh right from his mouth… At least for now any how.  Things could get a little bit… Different as the full implications of being in a hell that seemed to be paradise. Sepsis licked his lips as he finished up the steak. That was definitely tasty.

Once the last of the food was gone, down Sepsis's gullet, Henry scooted forward and put the wolf's head in his lap, giving him some pets on his skull.

Well Sepsis would be lying if he said that this wasn’t a little pleasant- if not a lot weird. “What a hell.” He sighed, closing his eyes, but not sleeping. Of all the eternal torments to face why did his have to be the one nice one?

Henry scratched him behind the ear, looking around as he did so. Then he noticed the hole on the corner of the shed. "HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!" His blue eyes widened as he yelled.

Sepsis flinched, scrambling away from the human as it suddenly barked loudly. He looked to where the human’s eye were trained on. “Hope he realizes that hole’s not even big enough for me.” Muttered the giant wolf to himself. He should have thought to fill that hole up. But then again that wouldn’t fix the damage Diamond had done to the shed when she’d torn it up with her teeth.

Henry got up and stuck his hand through the hole in the wall, gaping. "How did this happen?!"

“Wasn’t me.” Sepsis wuffed unhelpfully.

As if understanding what Sepsis said, Henry yelled. "DIAMOND!" And the Pomeranian walked over with her head bowed. "I'm sorry Daddy......"

Sepsis watched on in silence, wondering what was going to happen with Diamond now. Probably nothing serious.

And of course it wasn't, she just received a slap on the nose and was shooed away with Henry telling her no dessert or snuggles tonight. "Dumb dog...."

Well that was quite the small punishment. Granted Sepsis supposed he had more than made up for it. Not that Purge knew that. Thank god. Or wait… Probably not now that he thought about it.

Henry leaned back. "Looks like I'll be having to go into town to get some stuff to fix this hole..... Sorry Grey." He said, looking back to Sepsis.

Sepsis just blinked back at his alpha, unclear exactly what he was saying in the first place any how.

Henry laughed at himself. "Looking at me, talking to a wolf like he knows what I'm saying."

Sepsis was attempting to figure out what the human was saying, but gave up. He wasn’t pointing so it didn’t appear to be a command… So did Sepsis really have to concern himself with interpreting a foreign language?

Henry smiled and laughed more before getting up and going over to the door. "Wanna go outside boy?" He questioned. "Do ya?"

Open door, that much he much he could understand. While he did enjoy having his own den, it did get a little bit cramped. He padded outside his den with haste, in case the alpha changed his mind.

And Henry followed and closed the door behind him. Diamond sprung into some bushes, figuring Sepsis wouldn't even want to look at her.

Sepsis glanced in the direction he had heard the bushes rustle. In seeing the briefest glimpse of white fur he looked away. She was hiding from him? Well that was good. Something flickered at the edges of his vision, but when he went to look he saw nothing there. He’d say that was odd… But frankly for him it wasn't

Diamond decided she'd wait until he went away to come out. She really didn't want to see him right then.

Sepsis, after noticing that Henry wasn’t really making any particular orders, wandered around aimlessly, enjoying the opportunity to stretch his legs. His den was a bit cramped and stuffy. And boring. Who would have ever thought hell could be boring?

Henry walked over to the bushes and pulled a wriggling Diamond out of them. "Dumb dog what are you doing in there? You'll get all dirty." He shooed her towards Sepsis.

Why exactly was the human herding the yappy dog toward him. He wondered if he was going to have to fetch her soon. That would probably get quite… Messy.

Diamond whined as Henry nudged her towards Sepsis. "He won't eat you Diamond!" Henry said. "He doesn't like me!" Diamond yapped back, though she hadn't understood his words.

“Gettin’ mixed signals here.” He muttered under his breath, looking up at his alpha. Henry was kind of presenting Diamond to him almost like he did with his other meals. Did this

Diamond whined as Henry nudged her towards Sepsis. "He won't eat you Diamond!" Henry said. "He doesn't like me!" Diamond yapped back, though she hadn't understood his words.

… Purge probably didn’t want him to eat Diamond. He started walking away, testing to see if his alpha would be displeased about the wolf walking away from his daughter while he was seeming to try and introduce them “officially.”

Henry watched the wolf walk away a few steps, then whistled for Sepsis to return, pointing at the ground in front of Diamond. "Grey, back here boy!" He ordered/

You have got to be kidding me. Sepsis thought to himself as he heard a whistle from Purge. He looked back to hia alpha and saw him pointing at the ground in front of Diamond. Not at Diamond herself sooo… The human probably didn’t want him to eat her. He padded over and sat down, not making eye contact with the yappy dog. She didn’t even deserve that much of his attention.

Diamond whimpered and whined, trying to walk away, though her master just blocked her way. "What, not even a sniff?" Henry questioned. Being around dogs so often, he could at least rely on that to happen according to animal behavior.

Had Sepsis been able to understand Henry he would have told them that he had already smelled Diamond, and had no interest in doing so again. She was not worth the time of day to him. As for relying on things to happen according to animal behavior… Sepsis was clearly an anomaly.

Diamond, somewhat understanding human tongue, took a few slow steps forward and gave Sepsis's paw a small sniff and backed up right after that. "Is that okay Daddy?" She asked, though Henry didn't look very satisfied.

“Soooo… What’d you do?” Sepsis asked after a pause, not hearing Henry respond and being unable as of yet to understand human expressions. He did not believe he had to explain himself to Diamond when he asked this question.

"He said he wanted us to sniff each other." Diamond said, looked at her master. "I know a little human. I can teach you if you want, it's kinda easy after a while."

Sniff one another? Sepsis did suppose that was a greeting of sorts, he was unaware humans cared that much for their greeting rituals though. He glanced at Henry, wondering if Diamond was just making it up. “If you’re making this crap up I will figure it out eventually.” He said with a level tone, repressing a growl that he was sure even the human would be able to interoperate. He stooped over and sniffed Diamond for a few seconds, then got back up.

"I swear on my life I ain't." Diamond yipped as Sepsis sniffed her head. "Now is that good enough?" She asked Henry, and when the human nodded as if he understood her, the Pomeranian bounced away on short legs and tiny paws.

He looked up at the human and saw him nod. He wasn’t quite sure what that meant, but apparently it was good enough. “Seriously though, how did a tiny little thing like you end up in a place like this?” He asked as he saw her bound away. He was curious now.

Diamond paused and looked behind her to the wolf. "What do you mean?" She cocked her head and her ear twitched for a moment.

“This is hell, what could a pathetic thing like you to deserve a place like this?” Abet it was a nice version of hell, but he still had to wonder.

Diamond blinked in surprise. "Nome isn't a very nice place compared to my olf home, but it's ain't the opposite of heaven." She barked, not wanting to say "that" word.

“What. Did. You. Do.” He said with short wuffs, the yappy dog getting on his nerves even more. He wanted to know. “And the hell is Nome any way?”

"I didn't do anything." Diamond responded. "Nome is a town on earth. Me and Daddy used to live far away until we moved her. I lived in a pretty house, I could hide anywhere!" Her tail wagged as she remembered hiding under the bed, the couch, in Henry's shoes...... She was able to surprise him a lot.

Nome was a town on earth, and this was hell on earth. Got it. Made sense. “You don’t just get here doing nothing though.” Sepsis pressed on, taking a step towards her. He disliked how little she was being upfront with him.

"I dunno why Daddy took us here. But it's okay, there's lots more doggies!" More chances to make friends. Before she'd only make human friends, and humans weren't as fun.

Lots of dogs on this plain of hell… But this one hadn’t done anything… Well… Maybe Purge had just wanted a pet or something like that. That made sense. Plenty sense. He was pretty sure he understood now. “Oh… I see.” He muttered.

Diamond's tongue lolled and her tail wagged after Sepsis spoke. "The other doggies say lots of snow comes here in the winter! I'm gonna make a big tunnel and Daddy will have to try to find me!" She giggled.

Oh great. She was getting friendly now. Pfft. “We’re not friends you know, but where do you see these other dogs?” He hadn’t seen any others yet… But then again… “Never mind.” He said as he started walking away. It didn’t matter if he saw other dogs or wolves here.  This was hell, it wasn’t supposed to be pleasant. He’d rather not have the only other living creature who could understand him be a yappy dog, but he didn’t have a choice in the matter.

Her ears flattened against her head as he shot down her happy attitude. "I've met lots of doggies." The purebred whined as he walked away. "Some are pretty nice. Do you want to meet them?"

“What I want doesn’t matter.” He said, mostly muttering to himself as he said this. “What can you do to make it happen anyway? You might be able to understand him, but he can’t understand you.” At least that’s what Sepsis was pretty sure about.

"I can unlock the fence for you." Diamond yipped. "Or get Daddy to take you on a walk. I can grab my leash and put it in front of you. He'll understand that!"

If this weren’t hell he would be considered about the whole idea of having the gate opened and him wandering around a human territory would really concern him. But he was dead anyway so what did it matter? But he had a feeling letting this yappy dog lead him around would be a bad idea. “It doesn’t matter.” He repeated, looking at the fence. He really ought not be trying to make things better for himself here. Besides. Even if he did meet others he’d just botch meeting them any how. Meeting new people was hard with his… Unique nature.

"Why does it not matter? You always say that. Daddy could run you over with his car and you would say "it doesn't matter. Why?" Her curious nature made keep questioning him.

“If he runs me over that’s his choice.” It wasn’t like he could die anyway, this was hell. Even if he were still alive would it matter? It wasn’t like he could die. Except that he had. The curse had run its course maybe? He had no idea.

"You're a weirdo." Diamond plopped down on her rear with a huff. "It's like you don't care about your life at all." And frankly it was pretty off-putting.

“Why would I care about my life? I’m already dead.” It was the only thing that made sense. He had been killed by a human, humans were killing machines and he’d been shot by one. It was that simple.

"No you aren't." Diamond yapped. Or at least his body wasn't. He seemed pretty dumb, like brain dead.

The yappy dog had already established herself as an idiot for daring to stand up against Sepsis’ might when who the winner was was clear as day. So when she said that he wasn’t dead, he wasn’t buying that for a second. “Just up idiot dog, what do you know?”

She frowned. "I know we're not dead." The Pomeranian said. "You're just being silly." The purebred stuck her tongue out. "Stop being silly."

“If you don’t stop that shit right now you’re going to regret it once your alpha isn’t here.” He said in a flat tone, staring her down now. Sepsis was not amused, and had no sense of humor. He couldn’t be silly if he wanted to. If he tried to it would look disturbing.

"But you are being silly! We aren't dead!" Diamond protested, though she put her tongue back in her mouth. Didn't want Sepsis to bite it off.

“Of course we are, you just don’t realize it.” Sepsis snarled at her.

At first Diamond flinched, then retorted. "You're crazy. You've lost your marbles!"

“And you are an idiot.” How was he supposed to believe anything she said when she was stupid enough to try and claim alpha over him? She was a yappy dog moron idiot. Why should he listen to her?

"I'm not very mart but I would be able to know when I died!" Diamond answered, fluffy white fur bristling so she looked more like an adorable fluffy cotton ball than menacing.

“Whatever.” Said Sepsis with a roll of his eyes, walking off and away from Diamond. This place was going to get boring pretty quickly he was thinking. It was a shame that his only company was this idiot. But it wasn’t like he had a choice in the matter. Nor should he. But still.

Diamond huffed and walked away as well. "Crazy coocoo head." The purebred muttered, and walked up to her paw, pawing at his legs and whining to be picked up. And of course, her master obiliged.

He didn’t give a damn for the yappy dog’s opinion of him. He was frankly more interested in the human’s den. It looked quite.. Strange. He’d seen these things from a distance but had never actually been this close to one.

Diamond curled up tighter in her master's arms, poking his ticklish neck with her damp nose. Henry resisted laughing, though a few snickers escaped him. He held the dog out from him and looked to Sepsis. "Grey, what you doin' boy?"

Sepsis looked back to see if Henry was pointing anywhere when he heard him speak. In seeing that Henry had no commands to give, he returned to his examination of the human den, pushing his shoulder against it to test its strength.

Sepsis would realize that the house was well made and solid, as any other human den would be. "Checking out the house, eh boy?" Henry questioned. "Don't start chewing on it!"

Henry smirked. At least Sepsis had a bit of a brain, it seemed. Diamond would be the type to march up the spout, lick it, decide she didn't like the taste, then lick it again, as if that would change the flavor.

Sepsis then jumped up and put his paws on the window sill, remembering having seen Diamond here at one point. He peered into the window and tilted his head, confused by all he was seeing in there. This, he assumed, was what the alpha’s den looked like. But what was this material in front of him? It was like ice, but not nearly as cold. He licked it experimentally, and was confirmed in his thought. But he still didn’t know what it was.

Diamond squirmed his her master's arms until she had managed to worm out of his grip, and hopped away toward Sepsis. "Aren't windows weird? But you can see out of them and they keep the warm air in, so I like them!" Her tail wagged proudly.

“Win… dow.” Said Sepsis, pronouncing it slightly wrong. What an odd contraption it was. And what a weird words for it. All these human things were new and surreal for him. It was little surprise that Sepsis thought he was in hell, for the world he now occupied was leagues different than the one he had lived in his entire life. It was like a Twilight zone almost. The words he was to learn would be much like a foreign language to him. A foreign language for a foreign world.

"It's more like wind-doh." Diamond corrected. "And you can see your reflection in it if you look at it right." She squinted up into the window, and saw her own image, a fluffy white dog with a cute black button nose.

“This is far clearer than ice.” Sepsis muttered to himself. How did they get the ice to be so warm though? It didn’t make any sense.

"Yup yup!" Diamond said. "Now you look in the window! Look at your face!" She urged him, wondering what he's say of his own reflection.

“I am.” He growled softly at her. He saw himself clearer than he had before in the ice. Beyond that he made no comment about his reflection, instead choosing to look beyond the window and into his alpha’s den. His alpha seemed to have no problem with this, so he’d just look in on it for awhile. Which might be a bit, considering that he didn’t know what any of the stuff in there was.

Diamond resisted a whine after he growled at her, and went back to looking in the mirror. "Daddy says I'm pretty but I dunno. Sepsis, am I pretty?" The purebred asked the wolf after primping herself a small bit.

“Stop fishing for compliments. A tiny mongrel like you isn’t going to get any out of me.” Plus, she wasn’t his type, even if she were his size.

Diamond pouted, and stuck her tongue out. "I am NOT a mongrel!" She was a pretty purebred Pomeranian!

Sepsis did not even bother to give that an answer. Even if he knew what a purebred was he would simply sneer at the idea. There was really no such thing as a purebred, it was a human made construct that held value to only humans. A wolf like Sepsis would not give a damn.

When he didn't give a response, Diamond scowled deeper. "Stupid head......." She growled softly. She wasn't normally boosted by her breeding but she knew she was far from a mutt.

Sepsis glanced back to see if Henry was watching them. And if he wasn’t Sepsis elbowed the mutt off the windowsill. If he was… Well he’d let the yappy dog stay there for now.

And lucky for Sepsis, Henry was looking up at the sky, muttering something about the clouds and if bad weather was coming. Diamond growled, baring her tiny sharp teeth at Sepsis.

“Don’t even think of it, snack.” He growled a little down at her, and yes, indeed calling her a snack.

She squeaked, and jumped back on the window sil, and reached out her paw and swatted his nose. It was hardly more than a tap, she wasn't exactly a strong dog, but it made her feel satisfied. "My name is NOT snack."

“If you think to come into my den again I’ll make you pay for that later.” He snarled in her face. It wasn’t hard, but that wasn’t the point. He had to keep her in her place. But he couldn’t do that while the alpha was around.

Diamond sniffed. "Like I'd want to come into your stinky den." She growled. "You made it aaaaaaaaaalllllll smelly! Stinky head!"

“No shit.” Except there was. So of course it smelled bad. Not that it hadn’t before. The walls still reeked faintly of fear from the past inhabitants.

Diamond frowned and bunched up her muscles, preparing to jump safely off the window sill, given if Sepsis didn't try anything.

Sepsis wasn’t going to try anything again, he’d already tested his luck once with the alpha’s daughter, if the alpha caught him… Things would probably go just as Sepsis wanted them to. Defiance against the alpha was punishable by pain. And it was because of that that Sepsis couldn’t do it. Because that wasn’t the point of his hell. He looked down at the windowsill. “I’m sorry.” He said in a whisper.

Diamond pouted as she walked away. "Now you're sorry....." He refused her apology, so she was going to refuse his, snout pointed up in the air as she marched proudly toward Henry.

“I wasn’t talking to you.” Sepsis sighed, dropping down from the windowsill and laying down as his energy suddenly drained.

Diamond snorted anyway. "Suuurrrreeeee. Then who were you saying sorry to? The demons here in the-opposite-of-heaven?"

Sepsis was silent in response to her question, his eyes now listless. He was sorry. Sorry for what had happened, sorry that he wasn’t in the eternal damnation he had wanted. And sorry for wanting more than he had gotten. He was just.. Sorry. But that didn’t matter. What was done was done.

Diamond huffed and gave a pouting sound. "Fine, don't talk to me. You think you're better than me but you're not, and I was here first." As if that made her the better of the pair.

Sepsis did not react to that in the slightest. Not a twitch, he didn’t even look in her direction. He would stay like this for the better part of three days… If Henry tried to stir him he would find that not even a kick or a slap would work this time around. One might think of the phrase too good to be true. When Henry had first come across Sepsis he had thought it too good to be true that he had caught something so big. When Henry first realized the wolf was docile and obedient enough to be made into a pet, it had been too good to be true.

A wolf did not become so malleable without first having been broken.

Both Henry and Diamond were unhappy. Henry, because now his docile wolf wouldn't even lift his head to look at him, and Diamond, because she thought he was pretending she didn't exist, ignoring her completely, no matter how many childish insults she spat him.    

On the third day, Diamond squeezed back through that small hole, that Henry had yet to fix up just quite yet. "Hey, stupid head!" The purebred yipped at Sepsis.

He groaned a little in response, pawing a little wet dirt off of his face that had gotten there when Henry had had to drag him in here. He was hungry… And unfortunately for Diamond being in the same room as Sepsis when he was hungry was an unfortunate choice.  As he fixed his eyes on her there was a certain something lacking in them. It wasn’t anger… No no… One did not express anger towards that which would be its next meal.

Of course, angry, bratty lil Diamond did not notice the way he stared at her with those starving eyes, only that he did not properly greet her. "You've got working legs! Use them! Daddy doesn't like a lazy face!"

Of course, angry, bratty lil Diamond did not notice the way he stared at her with those starving eyes, only that he did not properly greet her. "You've got working legs! Use them! Daddy doesn't like a lazy face!"

It was lucky for her that the legs in question weren’t as operational as they normally were. Else wise those words may have indeed be her last. Sepsis lurched up and attempted to bite down into her, but his legs buckled under him.

Diamond only scrunched up her muzzle, not fearful. But when was she ever? She darted forward to nip at the closest part of him before bouncing back into place. "Dummy!" Her chocolate brown eyes narrowed.

Sepsis growled at her and attempted to bite down on her neck…. Fortunately for her, if he did get a grasp on her, her fur would be what saved her. Thick as it was it was hard to determine where it began and the fur ended. The fact that he was sort of hallucinating at the moment didn’t help matters either. Not that he really needed to with Diamond in order to think of her as food in this state.

If he caught her he’d shake her a bit and accidentally let go, flinging her across the den. If not, she’d find that his maw had gotten quite quite QUITE close to her neck indeed.

Diamond growled back, though hers was no where near as menacing and fatal-sounding. But a yelp of shock left her as he grabbed her by her fluffy neck fur and shook her about like a chew toy, and then sent her flying into the wall, hitting it with pained yip and falling to the ground with a groan. "Owiiieeeee......"

As Sepsis approached her he would find that there was flesh for him to consume already on the floor. He plunged towards it, devouring it rapidly. For now she had a moment of time to escape, but that would not last forever.

But Diamond didn't like to run away, and while the wolf gulped down the meat, stood up and waited a second until she could see clearly. Once she could, she snapped. "You stupid head! That hurt!"

She had but a little bit longer… Sepsis’ hunger could only be quailed so quickly. After which he would be after her. He would be after the yapping idiot now, but he had flesh in paw right now.

Diamond growled, fox like ears flattening against his head. "Dummy, I'm talking to you! Answer me!" The fluffy lapdog demanded. When he only looked at her with hungry eyes, she huffed and walked away towards the hole, not really making a retreat but intending to tell on him.

She barely made it out in time, as just as Sepsis finished his meal did he charge after her. He hit his head on the shed wall hard, and collapsed. He wasn’t unconscious, just in a little pain.

Diamond turned around as she heard the loud THUMP of Sepsis mashing into the shed wall. "Dummy dummy head!" The lapdog yapped. "Stupid! What are you trying to do?"

He snarled in an animalistic way, no words given to it.

Diamond scowled after he snarled. "Use your words, dummy!"

Well… that clearly wasn’t going to happen for awhile.

Diamond, dummy to the last, marched forward a bit and snarled with him. "I can snarled too!" She squeaked. "So there!"

It took him about ten minutes to get his wits about him, at the end of which he went quiet, a little confused.

"Hey! Dummy dumb! Done with your snarling now?" Diamond asked, with pouting.

Sepsis closed his eye shut, shaking his head a little. How long had it been? He padded back over to where he had been laying down before and did the same, staring at the wall.

Sense could've been screaming at Diamond and she still would've done what she had done, poking her head back in the shed. "Hey, answer me."

“Didn’t I just try and eat you?” Sepsis growled softly at her. Why the hell was she back here?

"I don't care." Diamond stated stupid and arrogantly. "You need to say sorry." She demanded.

“I wasn’t talking to you.” Sepsis muttered. He would not apologize to the little mongrel that had caused her own life to be in danger. It was her fault for her own stupidity.

Diamond wriggled inside all the way. "I am gonna stay right here until you say sorry."

“I think I could think of a way to get you to leave.” He snarled. He’d rather not put in the effort, but it wasn’t like it was all that hard.

"No you can't." Diamond said, thinking about her own secret weapon of her high pitched scream that some thought could break glass.

Sepsis stood up. “Ten seconds.” He wuffed simply.

"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven....." She had to paused to remember what came after seven. "Nine, eight, ten!" She stayed firmly planted on the shed floor.

Moron. Sepsis attempted to leap on the yappy dog and pin her to the ground, pressing against her rib cage to make it hard, if not impossible, to breath.

Diamond yipped in surprise but did not let him know that his paw on her fragile rib cage was basically ensuring she would soon pass out, trying to make her gasps for breath discreet as possible.