"May the blessings of the shadows be with him, blessing deeper and darker than everlasting darkness."
― Al-Thamen (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
"In the dark, there is none stronger than me"
― Graymalkin (Marvel Comics)

The power to be empowered in the dark or by darkness. Technique of Darkness Manipulation. Variation of Elemental Empowerment. Opposite to Light Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Darkness Affinity
  • Dark Empowerment/Affinity
  • Night-kin
  • Shadow Empowerment/Affinity
  • Strength in the Dark


Users become stronger, faster, more durable, etc. when they come in contact with darkness or shadow, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing the existing powers. Some users may be able draw sustenance from the darkness or even slow or stop aging.




  • Light Manipulation is highly effective against this power.
  • Being in light may weaken the user.
  • Being out of the dark may cause damage to users body.

Known Users

  • Ectonurites (Ben 10 Series)
  • Night Girl (DC Comics)
  • Shadow Thief (DC Comics); limited to shadows
  • Vampires (DC Comics)
  • Vampires (Folklore)
  • Dusk Zone people (Futary wa Pretty Cure)
  • Graymalkin (Marvel Comics)
  • Vampires (Marvel Comics)
  • Gekko Moriah (One Piece); limited to shadows
  • Dark Monsters (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Dark Thunder Energy victims (Ultraman X)
  • Dercori (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Li Yunmu (Shadow Hack)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling); limited to shadows
  • Fumikage Tokoyami/Tsukuyomi (My Hero Academia); via Dark Shadow
  • Ganon/Ganondorf (The Legend of the Zelda series); via hatred and greed


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