| Sonic X episode #38|
"Maria's Request, Everyone's Request"
Written by: Hiro Masake
Maria's Request, Everyone's Request is the 38th episode in the first season of Sonic X. In the English dub, it is known as Showdown in Space. This episode concludes the series' adaptation of Sonic Adventure 2.
Gerald Robotnik's death sentence for mankind has taken effect, and Space Colony ARK is on a collision course with Earth. Shadow slips away from his fight with Sonic, so Sonic rejoins his friends, who are clustered with Dr. Eggman in ARK's control room. They realize that since the Chaos Emeralds are responsible for ARK's shift in trajectory, they can use the Master Emerald to bring them back under control. Sonic, Tails, Rouge, and Knuckles head towards the Chaos Emeralds with Decoe and Bocoe bringing up the rear.
Chris, Amy, and Tanaka watch Earth from another window as Shadow re-enters the colony and proclaims the situation hopeless. Chris, however, argues that because Shadow saved him earlier, he must not actually be intended as a tool for revenge. Chris advocates for humanity, causing Shadow to remember that Maria actually asked him to give everyone "a chance to attain happiness."
With his perspective thus changed, Shadow arrives at the core of the colony just as Sonic and his friends encounter the Biolizard there. He distracts the beast as Knuckles tries to bring the Chaos Emeralds under control. At first he appears successful, but the Biolizard uses Chaos Control to fuse with the colony and keep it on a collision course. Sonic and Shadow transform into Super Sonic and Super Shadow together to defeat the Biolizard.
Shadow removes his limiters to perform Chaos Control one last time with Sonic and put the colony back in position. Sonic returns to ARK, but a limiter is all that remains of Shadow. He gives it to Chris, and they all return to Earth.
|Sonic X Season 1, Episodes 27-52|
|The Beginning of the Disaster | The Puzzle of the Liquid Life Form, Chaos | Amy the Captive | Egg Carrier Battle | Gamma the Wanderer | The Scream of Perfect Chaos | The Puzzle of Project Shadow | Sonic the Fugitive | Escape From Prison Island | Threat From Outer Space | Space Colony ARK Battle | Maria's Request, Everyone's Request | The Chaotix Detective Agency | Eggman Corporation | We Can See the Light! | Amy, Love's Escape Journey?! | Huge Home Electronics Panic! | The Ridiculous Epic Spy Battle | Sonic Battle - Face Off!! | Sonic Battle - Finale!! | Decisive Battle on the Equator!! | Sonic VS Monster from the Underground | The Day the Earth Stood Still | Morning of Farewells | Chris' Long Journey | Memories of the Wind|