Shade the Echidna (シェイド Sheido) is a character in the video game Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. As a Lieutenant with the Marauders, she is an important spy, and her job is not easy. She has lived with others of her lost clan within the Twilight Cage for over 4000 years (from Earth's perspective). She is the brains of the group. Within her clan there have been a lot of individuals who do not harmonize with the whole group, and have interests or ideas that frequently conflict with each other. These persons are constantly striving and competing for a position of superiority or authority over others.