Falcon, you've come to die, I haven't wasted time looking for you then
~ Black Shadow (to Captain Falcon).

Black Shadow is the main antagonist of the F-Zero series (with the exception of F-Zero GX where Deathborn takes that role instead) and the arch-nemesis of Captain Falcon.


F-Zero: GP Legends

Black Shadow is the emperor of the Dark Million Organization, he can be seen on his throne thinking on his plans while seeing his minions commit terrorism and carnage.

Once the 2051 F-Zero tournament started, he decided to participate because he wanted to destroy the Galaxy Mobile Platoon with his machine the Black Bull while studying the behaviour of the all the racers especially Captain Falcon, from which he creates a countless number of clones named Blood Falcon.

Through the series it is revealed that he is the one who awoke Zoda and brainwashed Misaki Haruka to become his right-hand woman.

At one point he realized that Miss Killer recovered her memories and was betraying him, so he petrified and left her in the throne room (later close the the Dark Reactor) while gathering the reactor might for his final plan.

When Zoda managed to reach his secret base, he reveals that Captain Falcon and himself are incarnations of light and dark sides of the universe, he also explains that all the six Reactor Mights were created from the big bang which created the universe.

After defeating Zoda in a race, he used all the six reactor mights, to empower the Dark Reactor, a powerful weapon which he wants to use to wipe out the universe and creating a new one filled with evil and darkness.

Towards the end he activates his reactor while showing that Deathborn and Don Genie are only his shadows, created to trick the protagonists and the federation.

He then waited for Rick Wheeler and Captain Falcon to arrive, and fought with Rick while using the Reactor to steal his two reactor mights, but was stopped by the Captain, who kept him busy until Rick successfully overloaded the reactor with a full powered Boost Fire, enraged by the fact that his dream is shattering, he jumps out of his machine in an attempt to kill Falcon, only to be hit by the Falcon Punch and the explosion of the reactor finally kills him.

F-Zero GX

Here Black Shadow appears at the very beginning of the game being chased by Deathborn, the latter grabs him by the neck and he begs for one more chance to win the F-Zero Grand Prix to which Deathborn agrees but warns he will be punished if he ends up failing again.

Black Shadow realized that he needed to eliminate Captain Falcon in order to assure his success in the Grand Prix, so he attacked the City of Lightning and waited for Captain Falcon to confront him, he than used his dark powers to bind Falcon, Blood Falcon arrived and forced the Captain into the Blue Falcon, on which he had placed an explosive set to detonate if the machine slowed past a certain speed.

Later in the Grand Prix he was surprised to discover that Falcon was still alive, but he swears to defeat him and win the competition, however he was defeated, leading to a angry Deathborn to appear from a dimensional portal and dispatch him for his incompetence.



Norio Wakamoto
Eric Stuart (F-Zero: GP Legends)
Jack Merluzzi (F-Zero: GX)


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