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Shadow x Rouge by Inspired-Destiny Shadow x Rouge by Inspired-Destiny
:love: Shadow x Rouge :love:

Art by :icondestiny1027:
(I don't care what you do as long as you don't claim my artwork as yours.)
Media: Prismacolor Markers

:iconrougeplz: "Of course! Far too scandalous for you two to be friends.
:iconshadowthehedgehogplz: "Hmph. He has my respect, that's all." * Smiles*

Reference from Sonic Universe #2
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I am getting frustrated with all the fanarts of Rouge here on dA where she looks and acts like a whore all because she is curvy . It is already bad enough that her dubbed voice sounds like a 50 year old smoking prostitute. -_-'
-So here I am submitting Shadouge fanart that does some justice.
I drew this many months ago but didn't feel like scanning it until recently. Oh yes I was feeling lazy that I didn't even draw in Rouge's bat wings. :iconimhappyplz:

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Why I Love Shadow x Rouge? :heart: (now time for a good old rant)

1) Shadow smiles a lot at Rouge and treats her with respect, They are teammates/Friends/Allies/Companions...etc.

2) For some unknown reason...Rouge reminds Shadow of his friend Maria, he loved Maria. He even called Rouge Maria at one point... O.o

3) Knuckles ONLY saved Rouge ONE time while Shadow CONSTANTLY saves Rouge's life; Rouge saved Shadow twice

4) When Rouge provokes Knuckles, and Knuckles gets in her face about it, Shadow watches Knuckle's EVERY move, giving him quite the Death Glare.
:iconiseewhatyoudidthere: (LOL Does that mean Sega is trying to start a love triangle?)

5) In Sonic Battle, Shadow gets hurt by a stupid robot and becomes unconscious Rouge takes him to her house after she destroys the robot "You're still alive right, Shadow...?" she becomes concerned with his condition but then compliments his appearance. "He's not bad looking..." LOL
When Shadow wakes up, Rouge says "Yes! Good morning, Shadow! Has the prince finally awakened?" She calls him a prince.
When Shadow doesn't thank her yet, Rouge gets upset and starts talking about how all men are alike. Shadow then turns to her and thanks her, not only that but states WHY he thanks her. "Thanks, Rouge... Thanks for saving me. I cannot allow myself to die just yet."

6) Even though Rouge is supposed to be extremely selfish, greedy, and only care about herself, she puts aside her jewel hunt just to help Shadow in anyway she can. Also she often worries about Shadow's safety but tries to deny it when in front of Dr. Robotnik/Eggman.

7) Rouge becomes rather sad when she thinks there is a possibility that Shadow is really a robot clone ( her ears go down in sadness) But when Omega tells her the original must exist somewhere her ears perk up and she smiles.

8)Rouge tells Shadow " Even if you believe the world will turn against you...know that I will always remain by your side." Remember that.
His reply "I will"

9) Way back in Sonic adventure 2, after Shadow finds out that Rouge was actually spying on him they sounded like they were playing around with their words and simply having a flirtatious verbal spar! LOL
--Rouge is also the first person to ask where Shadow was after the A.R.K. battle.
Sonic gives Rouge Shadow's bracelet, which really does symbolize she was the closest.
Rouge shows the most emotion after shadow's "death", and she did think about him...When Knuckles(her crush) asks her if she's going to continue hunting for the chaos emeralds.
Rouge looks at Shadow's bracelet and says "I have something better then jewels that I'm thinking about right now".

10) In Shadow's awesome character song "This Machine", he says Rouge is a "Jewel in History" and "Miss her as you look away and no one knows":love:

...I know it is offically stated that Rouge has a crush on Knuckles but a crush is only a crush it also says she ADMIRES his determination. I still cannot cope with the idea of how Rouge likes that Knuckles puts his fists up every time she walks in the same room as him...they are SO HOSTILE towards each other. I think Rouge really does like being physically abused by a guy,in Sonic next gen....Knuckles wants her to stay behind so she can die in the lava. I'm sorry KnucklesxRouge fans but I don't find it cute when a guy beats a girl but then again if that your kinda thing that you are into then kudos to you. XD

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Kaylatheicebat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No offense, but your argument is invalid.

First off, Rouge isn't the only person who reminded Shadow of Maria, there was Chris Thorndyke, Molly, Hope Kintobor, and Amy

Shadow smirks, not smiles, and you're basing this off of the Shadow story arc by Archie, he smirks around Omega, and Hope, Blaze, and Sonic

SEGA has confirmed that Rouge has a crush on Knuckles, and it's even proven by hints in some of the games

Knuckles doesn't beat Rouge, she puts herself into battle against him

Shadow doesn't watch Knuckles whenever Team dark is around the Sonic Heroes, he is listening to the conversation and actions each character expresses

Rouge compliments guys on their looks quite often it's actually part of her character, and she likes to tease men by being flirtacious and many times Shadow shows no interest in this whatsoever

The Team Dark theme song expresses each of the characters on Team Dark, not just Rouge 

Knuckles doesn't put his fists up at Rouge every time they're around each other, only when she teases him about stealing the Master Emerald

Shadow feels obligated to thank Rouge for saving his life, he is not ready to die yet because he feels he must carry out Maria's dying wish

Rouge and Shadow are only best friends, what's next are you going to start pairing Rouge up with Omega?

This is why Shadouge fans piss me off, they think they know enough facts about the characters to make assumptions as crazy as shipping both characters, when in fact they're just full of shit and they only want things to go their way.

Honestly I hate every Shadow pairing that is tossed out into the crowd, because a lot of them are just fucking pointless.

If you're going to ship two characters who share a relationship as teammates or just friends, then try to study more about the flaws in your couple scheme, honestly.

Think about it before you act on it.

Other than that this picture looks relatively nice, and I'm sorry if I came off rude throughout this comment, but when people think they know something and believe it be seen as official, it gets really annoying.
rubyrouge649 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you listed all the evidence of affection behind these two. Glad to see someone else think the same things as me about this pair. :heart:
SwiftArt-Star Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Shadouge forever! :heart:
Why this would never work:

Rouge: I'm in my early 20's. How old are you Shadow?

Shadow: I'm in my 60's

Rouge: And that's why me and Shadow would never work!

Shadow: Plus no offense Rouge, but you're just not my type!

Rouge: None taken, my best FRIEND Shadow!

Shadow: Hmmph! Stupid humans! FRIENDS!!! THAT'S IT!!! Stop this pedofilistic pairing before you find a Chaos Spear crashing through your window! Now, back to business. Where's that damn fourth Chaos Emerald!?

Rouge: I think I saw Sonic with it in Central City!

Shadow: Well then what are we waiting for!? Let's go tear that faker a new one!
GalacticJewels Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shadows not 60. He's actually about 17. First of all he spent all this 50 years in a hibernation stage, and I think that keeps you from growing, second of all he is immortal. And rouge about 17 as well.
CometThePorcupine222 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
You're just a tad late bud. I know alot more now. Still don't support Shadouge though. Shadamy 4 eva!!!
GalacticJewels Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good, and I'm not here to debate with you about the two pairings. I just wanted to be sure you knew.
Finally!!! A sonic fan who isn't stupid!!!
Inspired-Destiny Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Shadow spent 50 years in suspended animation, most of his life he was sleeping. age that big of an issue here? Well geez I thought the fact he was immortal would be a factor but no it's because Shadow 50+ years old. I'm not sure if I should take your bashing seriously. :lmao:
Shadow's not immortal
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