Eclipse the Darkling is He is a Black Arms supersoldier created by the Black Arms to be their answer to Shadow the Hedgehog.
Eclipse comes to Earth in the Black Comet along with an army of Black Arms and their current leader: Black Death. At one point, Eclipse attempts to hunt down Rouge and Omega.
- According to head writer Ian Flynn, Shadow would have look like Eclipse if he was a Pure Black Arms instead of a Black Arms-Hedgehog hybrid.
- The idea of Eclipse is actually from the question:
- "What if the Black Arms re-made Shadow without the hedgehog mold?"
- — Ian Flynn