Phenomenal is the first word that comes to mind when describing the mid-credit scene of Sonic The Hedgehog 2. If you have not seen the film, I advise you to see it today with your family! It’s an amazing, funny, and exciting adaptation that has everything a Sonic fan could want. Director Jeff Fowler and the entire cast and crew delivered. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, spoiler warnings ahead!
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Ending Explained
After the events of Dr. Robotnik’s (possible) demise, we see the GUN- a hilarious acronym- begin to clean up the scene of destruction in Green Hills. As they come to the conclusion Eggman couldn’t have survived that fall, we see Stone in disguise as a GUN agent eavesdropping. What follows is the biggest potential antagonist that fans have been speculating for months, Shadow. It is brought to the attention of General Walters that an experiment from over 50 years named “Project Shadow” has been unearthed and they now have the hidden coordinates.
For those unfamiliar with Shadow, he is somewhat of an anti-hero to Sonic. He’s appeared as a villain and ally to Sonic in a multitude of games since 2001. Shadow is an artificially created life-form, serving as an immortal male hedgehog for the grandfather of Dr. Robotnik, Professor Gerald Robotnik. As for what it could mean for the announced Sonic The Hedgehog 3, we could see Shadow appear as the main antagonist in search of the chaos emeralds displayed in the second installment.
We presume the Guardian Units of Nations (GUN) will brainwash Shadow to hunt down Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles in a Winter Soldier fashion as wittingly referenced in the film. With that being said, we cannot exclude the idea of Dr. Robotnik returning in the third film or a future installment. This could lead to a metal Sonic appearance or post-credits scene in Sonic The Hedgehog 3, showcasing the Robotnik’s greatest creations to rival Sonic in one film.