Shadow is an enemy introduced in Streets of Rage 4. They are black palette swaps of the Murphy enemies, that unlike their original counterparts, don't use their energy shields often. Instead, they fight by throwing shuriken from a distance and will only put their shield up quickly to try and block projectiles thrown at them. They are only encountered in Stage 12, first (and last, on most difficulties) appearing on the hall before the throne room, and during Ms. Y's fight (on higher difficulties) and on 2+ player co-op.
- Shadow's fighting style is similar to that of Mifune from previous titles.