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“You used to have so much fun here, remember?”
— Maria Robotnik to Shadow, Shadow the Hedgehog (game)

Shadaria is the het ship between Shadow and Maria from the Sonic the Hedgehog fandom.


Shadow is a creature that was created to help make a cure for Maria's fatal illness. The two of them were raised alongside each other on board the Space Colony ARK, they formed a very close bond and were like siblings to each other. Maria is, is by far the one person that made Shadow the happiest, and they shared the same dream; to visit Earth.

Unfortunately, Maria was shot and killed by G.U.N, who deemed Project Shadow to be too big a threat to the world. They eliminated everything they could in relation to the project, including the people. Her last parting words were "Sayonara, Shadow the Hedgehog," Shadow still stays strong to keep his promise to her no matter what and mourned her death.

This backstory is roughly the same in all canons where Shadow appears, excluding Sonic Boom.

In some canons, Shadow has felt some kind of fondness for girls who remind him of Maria. Examples include Molly from Sonic X and Hope Kintobor from the Pre-Super Genesis Wave Archie Comics, the latter of whom was actually related to Maria. In addition, in Sonic Adventure 2, it was Amy's words reminding him of Maria that convinced him to save the world.


This ship is one of the most popular ships for Shadow along with Shadamy and Shadouge. A common fan fiction storyline for this pairing is a story where Maria is brought back to life as a hedgehog.



Maria/Shadow tag on AO3
Shadow/Maria on FanFiction.Net
Shadaria stories on Wattpad


shadria tag on DeviantArt
shadaria tag on DeviantArt
shadmaria tag on DeviantArt
shadowxmaria tag on DeviantArt
mariaxshadow tag on DeviantArt
mariaXshadow-fanclub tag on DeviantArt


shadria hashtag on Instagram
shadaria hashtag on Instagram
shadmaria hashtag on Instagram
shadowxmaria hashtag on Instagram


shadria tag on Pixiv
shadaria tag on Pixiv
シャダリア tag on Pixiv


shadria tag on Tumblr
shadaria tag on Tumblr
shadmaria tag on Tumblr
shadowxmaria tag on Tumblr


shadria hashtag on Twitter
shadaria hashtag on Twitter
shadmari hashtag on Twitter
shadmaria hashtag on Twitter
shadowxmaria hashtag on Twitter


  • The co-creator of Shadow and writer of Sonic Adventure 2, Shiro Maekawa, retweets Shadaria fanart on Twitter.



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SHIPS het BartoniaBuntoineChaffronEspadeEspicoleEspioniaJetaveJooeyKhanallyKnuxamyKnuxaraKnuxerciKnuxoniaKnuxougeKnuxulieMarinicMinashRayreamRayrineSallailsShadallyShadamyShadariaShadarineShadazeShadeamShadikalShadoniaShadougeShadsticksSilvamySilvazeSilvisperSonallySonamySonazeSoneenaSoneezieSoneliseSonerciSonicksSonionaSonougeTailerciTailougeTailrineTailseyTailsmoTaireamVectilla
slash EspilverMephilverShadilverShadpioSonadowSonilverSontailsSonucklesVecpio
femslash AmooeyAmreamBlazamyBlazeamBunallyCosmooeyMareamMarinksPercamyRougamyRoupazSallicoleSticmyTangazeWhispangle
poly SilvazamySonadilver
non-binary MetadowMetailsMetamyMeteezieMetonicRookiniteShardonicTikaos
family Sonic UndergroundVanilleam
friend Team BoomTeam DarkTeam Sonic
cargo MasterKnuxSonChili
CHARACTERS male Espio the ChameleonKnuckles the EchidnaMetal SonicMiles "Tails" ProwerShadow the HedgehogSilver the HedgehogSonic the Hedgehog
female Amy RoseBlaze the CatCream the RabbitMarine the RaccoonPerciRouge the BatSally AcornSonia the HedgehogSticks the BadgerZooey
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