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Black Shadow is a cold-blooded king of evil feared by all. He is wanted by the Galactic Federation, yet he often shows up at the Extraterritorial F-Zero circuits as if they are his own. However, Captain Falcon has seen much success capturing his foot soldiers, and Black Shadow wants nothing more than to see the end of this meddling bounty hunter, preferably in front of millions of fans. It's inevitable that in any race he enters, there will be some kind of huge accident.


Black Bull in F-Zero GX

Black Shadow has been shown to be extremely evil, cold, and cruel. He does not take into consideration the effects his actions have on other people. When provoked, he doesn't hesitate to fight back and punish those who cross him. He only values people if they can serve a useful purpose, as he saves Miss Killer several times from certain death.

He deeply hates Captain Falcon, who has captured several of his minions and foiled several of his plans. Knowing that Falcon participates in the F-Zero Grand Prix, Black Shadow had his own machine built so that he could enter and kill Falcon in front of millions of viewers. However, it is hinted that he also just simply loves destroying other machines at will.

He has also been portrayed as psychotic but extremely cunning. He is known to laugh at the sight of destruction or when setting a deadly trap, showing how twisted he is. This is further evidenced in the anime when he enters a race just to wreck havoc.


Black Shadow in the Anime

Black Shadow is the leader of the evil organization known as Dark Million and is the primary antagonist in the anime. He's still just as ruthless as ever and is accompanied by Zoda, Miss Killer, Baba, Octoman, Bio Rex, The Skull, and strangely enough, Deathborn is one of his subordinates as well.

Black Shadow meets his demise at the end of Episode 51, where Rick Wheeler has activated the Boost Fire going around the generator, causing it to explode. Infuriated, he leaps out of the exploding Black Bull and goes after Falcon one last time. Captain Falcon then tells Rick that he is to become the next Captain Falcon, then jumps out of the Blue Falcon and performs the iconic Falcon Punch on Black Shadow ending both himself and Black Shadow's lives and in the process not only ending their racing careers but also saving the universe.


  • He looks similar to a bull hence his machine's name: Black Bull.
  • Black Shadow's machine Black Bull was mistakenly named after his own name in the F-Zero GP Legend Instruction Booklet.
  • His appearance resembles DC Comics' character, Batman.
  • Oddly enough, in the anime, Deathborn is a follower of Black Shadow, while in the game F-Zero GX Black Shadow fears and obeys Deathborn as if he's his master.


  • This time, the prize will be mine! *Evil laughter*
  • Falcon... you've come to die? I needn't have wasted time looking for you, then.
  • The coward's way...? You make it sound so noble. I just plan to eliminate anyone who stands between me and the prize. Simple as that.
  • Ha ha ha! Falcon! Take this!
  • Come out, Blood Falcon.
  • Are you ready?
  • Goodbye, Captain Falcon! *Evil laughter*
  • "Domination or death!" You hear that, Falcon?!
  • Well, still alive, it seems? But I won't miss the chance to make mincemeat of you!
  • This is the beginning of the reign of evil!
  • Bow down before my power, Falcon!

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