Black Shadow is a racer in the F-Zero series of games. He is a criminal mastermind with a vast empire, called the BS Group. Despite this, he has worked for another criminal, Deathborn. Bounty hunter Captain Falcon has had success capturing Black Shadow's minions and beating him in the F-Zero Grand Prix. As he lost, he was banished by Deathborn. Because of this, he wants to destroy Captain Falcon publicly.
Amongst Black Shadow's minions is Blood Falcon, a clone of Captain Falcon created from stolen DNA. Both Black Shadow's F-Zero machine (The Black Bull) and Blood Falcon's (The Blood Hawk) were created by the BS Group.