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Not to be confused with the character Shadowgeist and Kage.

Shadow (シャドウ Shadō?) is a video game character originating from the Marvel vs. Capcom series, first appearing in Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter as a secret fighter. This is the form Charlie Nash has taken after being infused with Psycho Power and machine technology by Shadaloo.



As a palette swap of Charlie, Shadow looks exactly like his original counterpart, but his entire body has nearly been blacked out, and a white eye is shining behind his glasses.


Marvel vs. Capcom[]

Shadow is a warrior remodeled by Shadaloo. He brings down his opponents using M. Bison's Psycho Power mixed with the latest technology. By continuing to fight, memories of his past start to resurface little by little before ultimately defecting Shadaloo. He's burdened with a Psycho Battery that gives him only 48 hours of autonomy.[1]

The Marvel vs. Capcom series provided a twist on Charlie's fate. In his ending for X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Charlie is captured by M. Bison, who performs terrible experiments on him. Charlie's fate would be left up in the air until Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, where a secret character by the name of Shadow appeared.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition[]

In Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Shadow can be fought in an Extra Battle event.



Shadow is a palette swap of Charlie so his moveset is mostly unchanged, but his attacks would set his opponent alight with blue Psycho Power flames. His Hyper Combos also had a brief pause where his eye would gleam before the move was pulled off; this made him somewhat unpopular, as the gleam could give an opponent enough time to block or avoid the attack. He also gained a new Hyper Combo, the Final Mission.

Shadow would later appear in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes as a secret helper character. However, the normal Charlie would appear in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes.

Although not used by Shadow in any game, he also has a move called Shadow Assault that appears to be derived from Tragedy Assault.[1]


UDON comics[]

In the UDON comic Street Fighter - Round One: Fight!, Charlie has been captured by Shadaloo and brainwashed into Agent Shadow, whom M. Bison sends to observe Vega's investigation, and then other missions, including killing former allies, as shown in Street Fighter V: The Life and Death(s) of Charlie Nash. At one point he is ordered to eliminate Guile and Chun-Li. Bison's plan backfires, however, when Charlie eventually breaks free of the brainwashing and instead sacrifices himself to protect Guile and Chun-Li by collapsing a cliff upon which both he and Bison are standing.







  • Charlie's appearance and role in Street Fighter V is similar to him having suffered a similar fate to what led him to become Shadow in the crossovers' parallel canon, as seen by his darker behavior, techniques and even powers.
  • Some fans of the series usually call it Black Nash.


Street Fighter series Playable Characters
Main Series
SF Logo.png Ken · Ryu
Street-fighter-ii-logo.png The World Warrior Blanka · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · E. Honda · Guile · Zangief
Champion Edition Balrog · M. Bison · Sagat · Vega
Super Cammy · Dee Jay · Fei Long · T. Hawk
Super Turbo Akuma
Ultra Violent Ken
SFAlogo.png Alpha Adon · Birdie · Charlie Nash · Dan · Guy · Rose · Sodom
Alpha 2 Evil Ryu · Gen · Rolento · Sakura · Shin Akuma
Alpha 3 Cody · Juli · Juni · Karin · R. Mika
Alpha 3 Upper Eagle · Maki
Alpha 3 MAX Ingrid
Street fighter iii logo.png New Generation Alex · Dudley · Elena · Ibuki
Necro · Oro · Sean · Yang · Yun
2nd Impact Gill · Hugo · Urien
3rd Strike Makoto · Q · Remy · Twelve
Street fighter iv logo.png IV Abel · C. Viper · El Fuerte · Gouken · Rufus · Seth
Super Hakan · Juri
Arcade Edition Oni
Ultra Decapre · Poison
SFV-Logo-R-3.png V F.A.N.G · Laura · Necalli · Rashid
Season 2 Abigail · Ed · Kolin · Menat · Zeku
Season 3 Falke · G
Season 4 Kage · Lucia
Season 5 Akira · Eleven · Luke
Street fighter 6 logo.png Jamie · Kimberly
Street Fighter The Movie Logo.png Arkane · Blade · F7 · Khyber · Sawada
Street-fighter-ii--the-animated-movie.png Cyborg
Sfexlogo.png EX Allen · Blair · C. Jack · Darun · D. Dark
Hokuto · Kairi · Pullum · Skullomania
EX Plus Bloody Hokuto · Cycloid-β · Cycloid-γ · Garuda
EX2 Hayate · Nanase · Shadowgeist · Sharon
EX2 Plus Area · V. Rosso
EX3 Ace · Bison II
Marvel vs. Capcom Logo.png MSHvSF Cyber-Akuma · Dark Sakura · Mech-Zangief · Shadow
MvC Shadow Lady
SFO.png Shin
Marvel vs. Capcom Characters
X-Men vs. Street Fighter Akuma · Cammy · Charlie · Chun-Li · Dhalsim
Ken · M. Bison · Ryu · Zangief
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter Cyber-Akuma · Dan · Dark Sakura
Mech-Zangief · Sakura · Shadow
Marvel vs. Capcom Captain Commando · Shadow Lady
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Guile
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 C. Viper · Haggar
Street Fighter V Characters
Original Birdie · Cammy · Chun-Li · Dhalsim · F.A.N.G · Karin · Ken · Laura
M. Bison · Nash · Necalli · R. Mika · Rashid · Ryu · Vega · Zangief
Season 1 Alex · Balrog · Guile · Ibuki · Juri · Urien
Season 2 Abigail · Akuma · Ed · Kolin · Menat · Zeku
Season 3 Blanka · Cody · Falke · G · Sagat · Sakura
Season 4 E. Honda · Gill · Kage · Lucia · Poison · Seth
Season 5 Akira · Dan · Eleven · Luke · Oro · Rose
CPU Only AS · Aprile · Decapre · Enero · Février · Juli · März · Peter
Phantom Bison · Santamu · Satsuki · Shadow · Shadow Lady · Two P