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"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 other's 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

  • Ayam Aghoul (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Various Characters (Blue Dragon)
  • Belthazor (Charmed)
  • Sykes (Charmed)
  • Rui Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Saechika (Code: Breaker)
  • Johnny 13 (Danny Phantom)
  • Magica De Spell (Ducktales 2017)
  • Pride (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Thornton Aarons (Haven)
  • Alessi (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders); via Sethan
  • Kamen Rider Saikou (Kamen Rider Saber)
  • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Bogmire (Luigi's Mansion)
  • Ash (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Fumikage Tokoyami (My Hero Academia)
  • Nara Clan (Naruto)
  • Hoichi (Naruto)
  • Enid (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Gecko Moria (One Piece)
  • Peter Pan (Peter Pan)
  • Onikage (Power Rangers: Wild Force)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Masamune (Soul Eater)
  • Jackie Estacado (The Darkness)
  • Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Kagenui (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Zaruchimu (Zatch Bell!)