The ability to become the embodiment of darkness. Variation of Elemental Embodiment. Opposite to Light Embodiment.

Also Called

  • Darkness Incarnate
  • Shadow Embodiment
  • Shadow Incarnate
  • The Dark One


The user can act as the physical manifestation or personification of Darkness, the all-encompassing void which acts as the counterbalance to light. The darkness manifested is made of pure negativity/Dark Energy and/or lack of illumination. The user of this ability is essentially tapping into the core of different forms of darkness itself to assert their dominion.




  • Opposed by users of Light Embodiment.
  • May lose control of their powers and become consumed by them.

Known Users

  • The Dark Presence (Alan Wake)
  • Gaira (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)
  • Vaatu (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Nykyrian Quiakides (Born of Night)
  • The Dark (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • The Unnamed Darkness (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Great Darkness (DC Comics)
  • Night (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • Nyarlathotep (Demonbane)
  • Darkness (Destiny)
  • Warriors of Darkness (Digimon Frontier)
    • Duskmon/Loweemon
    • Velgemon/JagerLoweemon
    • Rhihimon
    • AncientSphinxmon
  • Mysterious Stranger/Dark Dragon (Dragonfable)
  • Nocturnal (Elder Scrolls franchise)
  • Henir (Elsword)
  • The Darkness (Fairly OddParents)
  • Shadows (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Erebos (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Nyx/Nox (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Dark Ness (Happy Ness: The Secret of the Loch)
  • Kuro/Black (Isekai Shokudou)
  • Heartless (Kingdom Hearts)
  • The Overlord (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Stygian/Pony of Shadows (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • The Dark One (Once Upon A Time)
  • Perrot (Pretty Cure)
  • Dark King (Pretty Cure)
  • Bottom (Pretty Cure)
  • Black Hole (Pretty Cure)
  • He-Who-Made-Dark (SCP Foundation)
  • Shade (Seiken Densetsu)
  • The Darkness (Skylanders)
  • Dark Star Dugradigdu (Slayers)
  • Ruby Eye Shabranigdo/Shabranigdu (Slayers)
  • Valg (Throne of Glass)
  • Shadow Creature (Stargate Atlantis)
  • Dark side of the Force (Star Wars)
  • Son (Star Wars)
  • The Darkness (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • The Darkness/Amara (Supernatural)
  • Dharkon (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
  • Ungoliant (Tolkien)
  • The Darkness (Top Cow Comics)
  • Pandora (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Polar Night (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Black Dragon (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Nightshroud (Yu-Gi-Oh GX)


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