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Shadow... As you can see, the day of reckoning will soon be here. Find the seven Chaos Emeralds and bring them to me as promised.
~ Black Doom conversing with Shadow.
Have it your way, Shadow. So be it...be prepared to meet your maker! Your past, present, and future ends here...TODAY! Prepare to die! Say goodbye Shadow as you witness my true wrath!
~ Black Doom upon Shadow's betrayal.

Black Doom is one of the overarching antagonists of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

He appears as the unseen overarching antagonist of Sonic Adventure 2, the main antagonist of Shadow the Hedgehog and the posthumous overarching antagonist of Sonic Battle and Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. He is the arch-nemesis of Shadow.

He was voiced by Ryūzaburō Ōtomo in the Japanese version, and by Sean Schemmel in the English version.

What Makes Him Pure Evil?

  • He manipulates Gerald Robotnik into creating an agent to bring him the Chaos Emeralds later on.
  • He has his race ravage six cities in search of the Chaos Emeralds, causing dozens of casualties.
  • He manipulates Shadow into giving up his promise to Maria by making him relive the day of her death.
  • In one of the possible storylines, he uses the ARK to obliterate Central City and make room for the Black Comet, unfazed by the numerous Black Arms that were in the city during the time.
  • He wants to use the Earth's population as an "energy source" for his species, with "energy source" most likely meaning "food".
    • While it could be argued that he cares for his Black Arms by giving them food, he probably does it only for pragmatic reasons, as he just as easily sacrifices many of his soldiers, and the newborn Black Arms would eventually grow into the same killing machines, but more powerful.
  • He uses the Black Arms' gas to paralyze Sonic and the others, laughing at Shadow's futile efforts to save his friends and listening to their screams as juvenile Black Arms start eating them alive.
  • He warps the Black Comet to the Earth's surface in order to paralyze all of its population and have them eaten by the Black Arms.
  • He immediately attempts to kill Shadow once he outlives his usefulness.


  • Black Doom was the first villain in the Sonic the Hedgehog games to be considered Pure Evil. He is the first of four, with the other three being Mephiles the Dark, Erazor Djinn and Infinite.
  • Black Doom is also the second villain in the Sonic franchise overall to be Pure Evil, coming just after Dr. Robotnik.

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Black Doom | Mephiles the Dark | Erazor Djinn | Infinite

TV Shows
Dr. Robotnik (SatAM)

Comic Books
Chaos (Sonic the Comic) | Emperor Metallix | Robotnik (Sirène) | Dr. Robotnik (Archie Comics)

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