"But I'm not my "kind", not anymore — your shadow leeches saw to that. I'm half Toa of Light, half Toa of Shadow. This was what you wanted, wasn't it? Toa consumed by darkness, Toa not hampered by things like mercy or morality. Well, now you can choke on it."
― Toa Takanuva, BIONICLE
"Something's... happening to me! Something he did! I... can't... control it!"
― Jak (Jak and Daxter series) feeling the effects of Baron Parix's Dark Warrior Program.
"No. Not K.O. Turbo K.O. T.K.O. for short."
― Turbo K.O. (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)

The ability to undergo a transformation into a powerful, and more sinister form. Possible side effect of Darkside View. Opposite to Light Form. Not to be confused with Darkness Mimicry or Darkness Mode.

Also Called

  • Dark Evolution/Mode/Side/Transformation
  • Evil Form
  • Superpowered Evil Side

Other Terms


User can transform into a state of being, mostly due to the influence of dark or negative forces, in which their darkest intentions, emotion, and powers are fully fledged. In this form, the user's powers are greatly enhanced, some being able to manipulate powerful dark forces. However, the user is highly aggressive and quick to anger, making them a threat to anyone around them as well as themselves.




  • One's aggression may be their downfall.
  • May be overpowered by light based abilities.
  • May affect users sanity/lucidity in various decrees.
  • May cause corruption of mind/body/soul.
  • Sometimes the dark form may possess a consciousness of its own, allowing it to manifest itself into a physical form.

Known Users

See Also: Super-Powered Evil Side.


  • Darkwin (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Mr. Nasty (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Dark Danny/Dan Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Dark Knights (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics/Teen Titans)
  • Dark Avatar (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Rex Dangervest (The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part)
  • The Void/Dark Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics); via Black Suit
  • Magik (Marvel Comics); as Darkchylde
  • Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls)
  • Princess Celestia/Daybreaker (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Princess Luna/Nightmare Moon (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • T.K.O. (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Mad Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • NegaScott (Scott Pilgrim: Gets It Together)
  • Ghoul Slugs (SlugTerra)
  • Aeons (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • Dark Bloom (Winx Club)


  • Shigeo Mob(Mob Psycho 100) via ???%
  • Dark Aurite/Kinshiro Kusatsu (Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love!)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Spirits (Date A Live); via Inverse Form
  • Users of Dark Digivolution (Digimon)
  • Majin Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Eclipse Celestial Spirits (Fairy Tail)
  • Rogue (Fairy Tail); via his shadows
  • August (Fairy Tail)
  • Ruriko Ikusawa (Gate Keepers); via her dark gate keeper form
  • Negi Springfield (Mahou Sensei Negima); via Magia Erebea
  • Orb of Caldia (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Sara (Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto); formerly via the Cursed Seal of Heaven
  • Jūgo's clan (Naruto); via Sage Transformation
    • Jūgo
  • Naofumi Iwatani (Rising of the Shield Hero); via Shield of Wrath II
  • Black Lady (Sailor Moon); via corruption by Wiseman/Death Phantom
  • Dark Sonic (Sonic X)
  • Meliodas (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Arata Kasuga (Trinity Seven); via Astral Trinity
  • Every Yo-kai (Yo-Kai Watch ); via Shadowside
  • Merry Nightmare (Yumekui Merry); as Gatekeeper Merry
  • Twenty-Fifth Baam (Tower of God); via Black March Form

Live Television/Movies

  • Dark Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Nick Burkhardt (Grimm)
  • Davis Bloome/Doomsday (Smallville); formerly


  • Those infected by the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague)
  • Fanoxean (The Young Guardians)

Video Games

  • Zola (Blue Dragon)
  • Black Django (Boktai)
  • Dark Talbane (Darkstalkers)
  • Vergil/Nelo Angelo (Devil May Cry series)
  • Urizen (Devil May Cry 5)
  • Towa (Dragon Ball Online/Xenoverse)
  • Users of Villainous Mode (Dragon Ball Xenoverse)
  • Bad Ash (Evil Dead: Regeneration)
  • Dark Kain (Final Fantasy IV)
  • Cole MacGrath (inFAMOUS); via Evil Karma
  • Delsin Rowe (inFAMOUS: Second Son); via Evil Karma
  • Dark Invizimals (Invizimals)
  • Dark Jak (Jak and Daxter)
  • Dark Pit (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Shadow Jago (Killer Instinct)
  • Anti Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Dark Mode Riku (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Dark Mode Riku Replica (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Vanitas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Anti-Aqua (Kingdom Hearts III)
  • Dark Baymax (Kingdom Hearts III)
  • Dark Meta Knight (Kirby)
  • Certain Jumi (Legend of Mana); via dark gem transformation
    • Lady Blackpearl
  • Dark Spyro (The Legend of Spyro)
  • Dark Cynder (The Legend of Spyro)
  • Malefor (The Legend of Spyro)
  • Dark Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Shadow Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Midna (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
  • Dark Fawful (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
  • Dark Star/Dark Bowser (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)
  • Darklings (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  • Dark Megaman.EXE (Mega Man Battle Network); via Dark Chip
  • Awakened Zero (Mega Man X5)
  • Raiden (Metal Gear); via Ripper Mode
  • Dark Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Corrupted Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)
  • Dark Travis (No More Heroes)
  • Morpeko (Pokemon); via Hunger Switch ability
  • Shadow Pokémon (Pokemon)
  • Shadow Mewtwo (Pokkén Tournament)
  • Dark Prince (Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones)
  • Nega-Shantae (Shantae)
  • Reize Seatlan (Shovel Knight); via Dark Reize and Nightmare Reize forms
  • Kaos (Skylanders); as Super Evil Kaos
  • Evil Ryu (Street Fighter)
  • Oni (Street Fighter)
  • Violent Ken (Street Fighter)
  • Perfect Chaos (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Nega-Wisp (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dark Chao (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog); via World Rings of rage, hatred and sadness.
  • Pyrrha Ω (Soulcalibur V)
  • Cunber (Super Dragon Ball Heroes)
  • Jinpachi Mishima (Tekken)
  • Unknown (Tekken)
  • Dark Alice (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Dark Cinderella (Valkyrie Crusade)


  • Salem (RWBY)
  • Hana (ME!ME!ME!)
  • Dark Wilson (Colonia Strikes Back!)

Known Objects

  • Dark Chips (Mega Man Battle Network)
  • Dark Dragon Balls (Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission!)
  • Shield of Wrath (The Rising of the Shield Hero)






Video Games



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