Come and get me if you dare, Dragons! I'll destroy you and those 'Toads!
~ Shadow Boss

The Shadow Boss is one of the 2 main villains of the 1993 beat 'em up videogame Battletoads & Double Dragon, along with the Dark Queen.


The Shadow Boss is a vicious, muscular fighter in a dark blue armor with spiked shoulder pads and a dark blue skull-like mask. In Battletoads & Double Dragon, he is treated as the leader of the Black Warriors, having teamed up with the Dark Queen to take over the world.

He acts as the penultimate boss of the game, being fought on his hideout after the Toads and Dragons destroy the Colossus, the Dark Queen's spaceship. After he is defeated, the heroes move on to take down the Dark Queen.


The Shadow Boss is not based on a particular Double Dragon villain, but rather is a loose amalgam on various characters. He is the leader of the Black Warriors like Willy Mackey was in the original arcade game, but takes his name from Jimmy Lee's title as the secret leader of the Black Warriors from the NES version and is visually similar to the boss character Burnov from Double Dragon II: The Revenge, a masked wrestler who raises his arms and disappears after being defeated, leaving behind his mask (much like the Shadow Boss does in his game).