"Come forth. My Shadows."
― Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
"There were shadows in the place. I don't mean the monsters, I mean real shadows, of people. Only there was no one there to cast them. They were coming from the hearts. A new one appeared at the same time as the hatching monster, and started trying to pull away, but it couldn't."
― D-14134 describing SCP-1983 (SCP Foundation)

The power to bring shadows to life. Sub-power of Darkness Manipulation. Not to be confused with Shadow Reanimation.

Also Called

  • Shadow Animation
  • Shadow Puppeting


The user can transform their or others shadows into living beings. As the rule of anything happening to the real body happens to the shadow, this ability may allow the user to manipulate the shadow and cause damage in reality by using it to attack. This means anything that happens to the shadow will be reflected in the true body; in short, a form of "reverse" shadow puppetry.




  • User's shadow may have a mind of its own.
  • Maintaining the shadow may be draining to the user.
  • May require light to create a shadow.
  • Shadow may be impaired or even destroyed as the normal shadow.

Known Users

  • Masamune (Soul Eater)
  • Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Gekko Moria (One Piece)
  • Various Characters (Blue Dragon)
  • Alessi (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders); via Sethan
  • Peter Pan (Peter Pan)
  • Johnny 13 (Danny Phantom)
  • Nara Clan (Naruto)
  • Hoichi (Naruto)
  • Ash (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Zaruchim (Zatch Bell!)
  • Jackie Estacado (The Darkness)
  • Onikage (Power Rangers: Wild Force)
  • Belthazor (Charmed)
  • Sykes (Charmed)
  • Rui Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Saechika (Code: Breaker)
  • Ayam Aghoul (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Bogmire (Luigi's Mansion)
  • Pride (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Kagenui (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Fumikage Tokoyami (My Hero Academia)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Magica De Spell (Ducktales)
  • Thornton Aarons (Haven)
  • Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Enid (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)


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