Maria Robotnik was Shadow's human companion in Sonic Adventure 2 and Shadow the Hedgehog. She is the cousin of well-known Sonic antagonist Dr. Ivo Robotnik and the granddaughter of Proffessor Gerald Robotnik. She is the main reason for Shadow's creation. Maria was a terminally ill patient on Space Colony ARK, who had contracted the disease NIDS (Neuro-Immuno Deficieny Syndrome), which seems to be related to the disease AIDS and with real life NIDS. Her grandfather, Proffessor Gerald Robotnik, created Shadow as a means to study immortality and to use the fruits of the project to attempt to cure Maria. After Shadow's creation, he became close friends with Maria to the end. Maria died during the invasion of the ARK by the Guardian Unit of Nations, after releasing Shadow from a cryogenic tube. She had light blonde hair, blue eyes and wore a blue dress and blue shoes.
Physical Appearance Edit
Maria has large bright blue eyes and gold-blonde hair. She wears it wavy and held back with a blue hair band. Clothes-wise, she wears a dark blue top and a light blue . Her shoes are low heeled blue pumps.
Maria is eternally cheerful, optimistic and kind hearted. She can see the good in almost anyone or anything, and she finds it easier than most to forgive and forget, not to mention trust.
Although Maria has shown to extraordinary abilities, she can encourage others not to feel bad about themselves and can refresh Shadow and others from their rage. Also in Shadow the Hedgehog, she can smash tough objects and enemies by slapping them and seems to be a fast runner.
She is the granddaughter of Gerald Robotnik, who in terms the grandfather of Dr Ivo Robotnik, this means that Maria, who died too young to have children, possibly a cousin. This makes it possible Maria had an aunt/uncle on Earth she wasn't aware of since she had never been to Earth. Some could say that Shadow was Maria's adopted brother since they were both "born" on the ARK and were very close.
Archie continuity Edit
Maria makes a small appearance in a SA2 related story. Otherwise there is a tongue-in cheek cameo of Maria named Hope Kintobor, who looks very much like Maria and causes Shadow to mistaken her for Maria repeatedly.
- If Maria hadn't died, she would roughly have been about the same age as Dr. Eggman and the G.U.N. Commander.
- There is no evidence that Maria was a relative to the G.U.N. Commander but he does say that Shadow killed his family on the ARK.
- In Shadow the Hedgehog, Maria can be played only by P2. However this is the only game where she's playable (not officially)
- There's a rumor that maybe Maria will appear in more cameos in the series
- If you think logically, Maria didn't go to school, because on the ARK there WAS none.