The Puzzle of Project Shadow

From Sonic Retro

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Sonic X episode #33
"The Puzzle of Project Shadow"
Written by:
Directed by: Keiko Oyamada, Eom Sang-yong
Production no.: 033
Original airdate:
Country: Japan

The Mystery of Project Shadow is the 33rd episode in the first season of Sonic X. In the English dub, it is known as Project: Shadow. This episode begins the series' adaptation of Sonic Adventure 2.

Episode Summary

As the residents of Station Square repair their city, GUN begins mass production of its own Hunter series robots to counter Dr. Eggman. Using a spy robot, Eggman examines their progress and notes with annoyance that "all they did was copy (his) designs." As he hacks GUN's computers for more information--displaying pictures of several GUN robots from Sonic Adventure 2--he finds a database entry for Gerald Robotnik. Eggman concludes that he was born on Earth, rather than in Sonic's world, and that the two are parallel dimensions. As Eggman continues his search, he uncovers Gerald's diary. Transferring it from GUN's computers alerts them to his activities, and the President assigns Rouge and Topaz to monitor him.

Rouge and Topaz secure a Chaos Emerald to use as bait to gain Eggman's trust--as well as the Master Emerald itself, which Rouge is unwilling to leave behind. Meanwhile, Eggman fights his way into GUN's base on Prison Island. He reaches the capsule containing Shadow and releases him, astonished to see the silhouette of a hedgehog in the cryogenic vapors...

Eyecatch Cards

Sonic X Season 1, Episodes 27-52
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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