The power to manipulate the dark/destructive aspects of lightning. Variation of Dark Element Manipulation. Combination of Electricity Manipulation and Negative Forces Manipulation. Opposite to White Lightning Manipulation. Not to be confused with Demonic Lightning Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Dark Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Destructive Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Grim Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Hazardous Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Negative Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Ominous Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Umbra-Electrokinesis


User can create, shape and manipulate the electricity of a darker, detrimental nature; that which damages, destroys, and consumes anything/everything they come across, representing the hazardous destructive side of electricity, which in turn ignores most of the limitations and weaknesses of the normal electricity. In essence, this is about solely controlling the negative powers of electricity.




  • Black lightning is volatile/destructive, causing harm to oneself/environment by accident is an ever-present danger.
  • Countered by White Lightning Manipulation.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user.
  • What the user gains in sheer power, they lose in versatility, such as hacking and controlling electrical devices.

Known Users


Video Games

  • Kagura Mutsuki (Blazblue)
  • MetalEtemon (Digimon)
  • Cole MacGrath (InFamous); via Ray Sphere
  • Dark Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Lord Garmadon (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Cloud of Monstrox (Lego Nexo Knights)
  • Shadow Queen (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • Shadow Zapdos (Pokémon)


  • Black Lightning (DC Comics)
  • Nekron (DC Comics)
  • Zoom (DC Comics)
  • The Flash (DC Comics); while connected to Negative Speed Force
  • Barbatos (DC Comics)
  • Mister Negative (Marvel Comics)
  • Mumm-Ra (ThunderCats)


  • Sceptre of the Ancients (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Fanoxean (The Young Guardians)


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