“Maria... For the people of this planet... I promise you...”
— Shadow upon approaching him.
Start of Quest
“REVENGE! ... It turns out, is NOT what Maria asked for at all. All she ever wanted was for me to 'bring hope to humanity'. I've been trying to figure out how best to achieve that goal for a long time now...
Yes. I've saved the world a few times. Yes, I'm the Ultimate Life Form. But that's not enough. The only true way to inspire people to live their dreams... Is through the medium of flower arrangement.
But where to begin? I know nothing about flowers, let alone how they should be 'arranged'... What, you think YOU can help me? Hmph. We'll see about that.”
— Shadow upon starting the quest
During The Quest
“First you'll need to hone your senses in order to find the ULTIMATE FLOWERS.
Yes, THESE are the flowers we need! Now to figure out which will look best WHERE... It has to be the ULTIMATE ARRANGEMENT. Are you REALLY up to the task? Or are you just another faker?
We didn't really have flowers aboard the Space Colony... Is this kind of object their preferred habitat?
This is the ultimate position!”
— Shadow during the first part of the Quest
“I am Professor Gerald's greatest creation... why do you subject me to these fake flower arrangements?!
Another one of these, huh? If the right plant resided here, maybe hope would ignite in the people of this planet! ... Or at least, the ones nearby.
— Shadow during the second part of the Quest
— Shadow during the last part of the Quest
End of the quest
“It all starts with this... An arrangement containing the ultimate flowers! I think even I'M starting to feel more hopeful. These flowers have provided the ultimate inspiration!
But my work isn't done; I won't rest until I've seen Maria's wish through to the end. Thank you for helping me fulfill that wish... Heh, you're not so bad after all. Take this; I thought it was a Chaos Emerald, but it turned out to be a faker.”
— Shadow upon completing the quest.
Place all three flowers onto their designated location.
This quest pays homage to Shadow's origins in Sonic Adventure 2, notably with his friendship with Maria Robotnik and him trying to fulfill her last wish.