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Shadaria is the het ship between Shadow the Hedgehog and Maria Robotnik 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 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, due to they deemed Project Shadow to be too big a threat to the world, so 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 Shadouge. A common fanfiction storyline for this pairing is a story were Maria is brought back to life as a hedgehog.



Shadow/Maria on FanFiction.Net
Maria/Shadow tag on AO3


shadaria tag on Tumblr


shadaria tag on Deviant Art
shadria tag on Deviant Art
shadmaria tag on Deviant Art
shadowxmaria tag on Deviant Art
mariaXshadow-fanclub tag on Deviant Art


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


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SHIPS het BartoniaBuntoineChaffronJetaveKhanallyKnuxougeKnuxulieMarinicMinashRayreamShadamyShadariaShadarineShadazeShadeamShadikalShadougeSilvamySilvazeSilvisperSonallySonamySonazeSoneezieSoneliseSonicksSonionaSonougeTailrineTailseyTailsmoTaireamVectilla
slash EspilverMephilverShadilverShadpioSonadowSonilverSonMarioSontailsVecpio
femslash AmreamBlazamyBlazeamMareamMarinksRougamySallicoleTangazeWhispangle
poly Silvazamy
non-binary ChaoikalMeteezieRookinite
friend Team Dark
cargo SonChili
CHARACTERS male Espio the ChameleonMiles "Tails" ProwerShadow the HedgehogSilver the HedgehogSonic the Hedgehog
female Amy RoseBlaze the CatCream the RabbitMarine the RaccoonRouge the Bat
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