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Chaos Spear (カオススピア, Kaosu Supia?) is a recurring Chaos Power in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. It is one of Shadow the Hedgehog's signature techniques. When performing this technique, the user fires a bolt made of chaos energy.

Description

Chaos Spear is a technique where the user channels raw chaos energy as a form of electricity into a spear-shaped energy construct and then fires it as an energy bolt.[1][2] Its power-level can be adjusted by the user, making it weak enough to just stun a target or powerful enough to inflict injuries. Users like Sir Lancelot can also channel the Chaos Spear's energy through swords when firing them. Once manifested, the Chaos Spears are substantial enough to be physically grabbed and get embedded in surfaces.

The means of firing the Chaos Spear are numerous. The most recognized way is just by swinging the user's hands forward to fire them as arrows. Other methods include hurtling a cascade of spears in an energy burst, manifesting the spears in midair and shooting them at the target, firing them from the palm of the hand, or just grabbing and then throwing them manually like actual spears. Additionally, entering a Super State amplifies the Chaos Spear's power significantly, to the point where a single one can blow up an entire building.

Variants

Chaos Arrow

Main article: Chaos Arrow

The Chaos Arrow is a weaker version of Chaos Spear used only by Super Shadow in his battle against Devil Doom during the Black Arms invasion. When using it, Super Shadow shoots a small white arrow that can destroy obstacles and deal minor damage to Devil Doom.

Chaos Lance

Main article: Chaos Lance

The Chaos Lance is an enhanced version of Chaos Spear that Shadow used when he was in the Chaos Boost state in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). When using it, Shadow threw a red arrow of chaos energy that deals damage as opposed to the Chaos Spear.

Spear of Light

Main article: Spear of Light

The Spear of Light is an upgraded version of Chaos Lance that Super Shadow used in his battle against Solaris in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). When using it, Super Shadow threw nine Chaos Lances at the same time with enough power to damage Solaris and his core.

References

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) (Xbox 360) United States instruction booklet, p. 14.
  2. BioWare (26 September 2008). Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Nintendo DS. Sega. "Shadow hurls spears of raw Chaos energy that ignores armor."