3. Shadow The Hedgehog
The GameCube title Shadow The Hedgehog is to blame for Shadow's bad reputation. In an ill-advised attempt to make a Sonic character appear cool, Sega gave him a gun. It was weird to see a cartoon character wielding a weapon in a game which appeals to children.
But let's not also forget that Shadow also starred in Sonic Adventure 2, the GameCube version of which (Sonic Adventure 2: Battle) some regard to be one of Sonic's finest moments.
As for the character himself, he's Sonic's arch-rival and, with the power of his hover shoes, he's even faster than the blue blur. Maybe that's why you voted for him as one of the best Sonic characters ever.
You say: Every boy wants to be like him and every girl has a crush on him. What's his name? Why, it's only Shadow the Hedgehog, the best character ever. He's the coolest, darkest and most alluring of all the characters. And he knows it. PeterPan