Attack Pattern: 8/10
Coolness Factor: 7/10
Shade Man's design seems to be somewhat dark and edgy. The sharp lines, deep colours and the tall collar give him a nice, respectable look, don't you think? Oh, and given the whole robot situation, the wings come off as essentially useless, but I'll be damned if they don't look good.
I remember Shade Man being a bit difficult when I fought him, mainly because he kept grabbing me. His constant tackling kept interrupting the timing necessary to avoid the attack. That, combined with his sonic blasts and the fact that he spends most of his time hovering in the air, keep him on the tougher end of the spectrum.
Look at that tail, those ears, the impressive wingspan. A mechanized vampire with a sonic blaster for a hand, who drinks the oil out of other robots in order to heal himself. How can you get any better than that?