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"You called me darkness. Then I shall wilt you away into the shadows forever."
― Obito Uchiha (Naruto)
"There is no light, wizard, that can defeat darkness."
― Sauron, to Gandalf the Grey (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)

The ability to release/use darkness/shadow for various attacks. Sub-power of Darkness Manipulation. Variation of Elemental Attacks. Opposite to Light Attacks and Darkness Defense.

Also Called

  • Darkness/Shadow Projection
  • Shadow Attacks
  • Umbrakinetic Attacks


The user can release/use darkness/shadow to attacks of various shapes and/or intensities, either projected, used as a part of melee attacks, etc.




  • Opponents with Umbrakinetic Immunity.
  • Users may require outside source of element to create a blasts.
  • Users may not be immune to effects of own blast.
  • Firing may be involuntary reaction, or released in constant stream.
  • Users will be exhausted when too much energy is used.
  • Users may be over-charged/wounded if too much energy is used at once.
  • Users need control to avoid unnecessary destruction.
  • Attack Break/Ignoring/Cancellation/Immunity/Prevention/Reversal

Known Users


  • Jackie Estacado (Top Cow)
  • The Void (Marvel Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics/Teen Titans)


  • Francisco Fischer/Xeoz (The New Real)
  • Valg (Throne of Glass)


  • Darkus Bakugan (Bakugan)
  • Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
  • Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)
  • Jose Porla (Fairy Tail)
  • Brain/Zero (Fairy Tail)
  • Simon (Fairy Tail)
  • King of The Night (Is This A Zombie?)
  • Zaruchimu (Konjiki no Gash Bell!)
  • Kumoko/Shiraori (So I'm a Spider, So What?)

Video Games

  • Dark Type Animals (Fantasy Forest Story)
  • Riku (Kingdom Hearts series)
  • Terra (Kingdom Hearts series)
  • Maleficent (Kingdom Hearts series)
  • All Incarnations of Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts series)
    • Master Xehanort
    • Terra-Xehanort
    • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness
  • Vanitus (Kingdom Hearts series)
  • Umbral Witches (Bayonetta)
    • ​Bayonetta
    • Jeanne
  • Dark Knight (MapleStory)
  • Night Walker (MapleStory)
    • Eckhart
  • Pokémon that can use Dark-type moves (Pokémon)
  • Pokémon that can use Ghost-type moves (Pokémon)
  • Trap Shadow (Skylanders: Swap Force)
  • Dark Skylanders (Skylanders)
  • The Darkness (Skylanders)
  • Umbra (Warhammer 40k)
  • Jonathan Reed (Vampyr)
  • Elesis (Elsword); Dark Knight/Crimson Avenger/Blood Queen class


  • Dark Ness (Happy Ness: The Secret of the Loch); via his locket
  • Shadow Weaver (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Mandragora (Winx Club)