The team was formed shortly after Shadow and Rouge were assigned on a mission to the Special Zone to collect a Chaos Emerald where they met the Zone's master, Feist, who said they could have an emerald if they completed his challenge, taking away Shadow's Chaos Control abilities to make it more difficult. Despite their best efforts, the duo failed their first attempt to get the emerald and were teleported back to G.U.N. HQ, with Shadow blaming himself for their failure. After a violent training session with E-123 Omega and a talk with Hope Kintobor, Shadow, Rouge, and Omega returned to the Special Zone now under the name of "Team Dark", the name of which would become evident after time according to Commander Tower. Team Dark was then given a new challenge by Feist; obtain the emerald in the center of a maze in order to win it. Though they arrived at the center, Feist conjured up more emeralds and the team failed to find the real one in time. They then resorted to "Plan B" and had Omega blast Feist in the face while Rouge and Shadow swiped the emerald. Feist became enraged at this, but Shadow used the emerald to teleport all three of them back to G.U.N. HQ with Chaos Control and deliver the emerald to Commander Tower, who was delighted at the team having recovered a second emerald for G.U.N..
Shadow the Hedgehog
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