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"Oh, Now don't go making that face. I did get my power stolen, really I did. But the power I lost I cannot make yours. My power is Black."
― Ichibē Hyōsube (Bleach)
"I have seen the night torn into thin darkling strips and woven into shapes too bleak for dreams."
― Crovax (Strands of Night, Magic: The Gathering)
"The shadows betray you, because they belong to me!"
― Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)
"It shall begin soon... Darkness will pour forth from the doors of hell... a darkness to swallow all the world's light."
― Mard Geer Tartaros (Fairy Tail)
"You need to pay attention, this can get really tricky. Because intuitively, you will try to make light to fight it, right? But you need to learn that even at the brightest light, shadows are always there. And more than that. In bright light, shadows are even more well-defined and easy to manipulate."
― Thomas, lecturing Ryan (Minecraft Life)
"What's the matter!? Afraid of the dark!?"
― Raven (Teen Titans)
"Darkness is a friend, an ally. Darkness allows us to understand others, to see what they value when they believe no one else is looking. It allows us to be honest with ourselves, to express those values that we would disavow in the light. The light blinds us. It is only in the dark that we see clearly, and there is a great dark hidden among these worlds"
― Darth Revan (Star Wars)
" Darkness is a symbol of evil or mystery or fear."
― Literature

The power to manipulate darkness. Variation of Absent Energy Manipulation. Opposite to Light Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Achluokinesis
  • Blackness Control/Manipulation
  • Dark/Darkness/Shadow Arts
  • Darkness/Shadow Element Control
  • Dark Manipulation/Control
  • Darkness Control/Spreading
  • Erebokinesis
  • Obtenebration
  • Sciakinesis/Scotokinesis
  • Shadow Bending/Control/Manipulation
  • Shadow Matter Manipulation
  • Umbrakinesis
  • Darkus (Bakugan)
  • Dark Sorcery (Psycho Dreams)

Capabilities

The users can create, shape and manipulate darkness and shadows. By itself, darkness is mostly used to cloud everything into total darkness, but by accessing a dimension of dark energy it can be channeled to a variety of effects, both as an absence of light and a solid substance: one can also control and manipulate the beings that exist there, create and dispel shields and areas of total darkness, create constructs and weapons, teleport one's self through massive distances via shadows, etc.

Note: Darkness Manipulation is essentially the same as Shadow Manipulation, in the sense that all of its applications would be identical. Hence why both powers are merged into one.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • Light Manipulation, Light Generation, and other light based powers are especially effective against this power.
    • As shadow is a dark area produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface, light may strengthen shadow magic or may even be a requirement in some universes.
  • Umbrakinetic Immunity.
  • May be unable to create darkness/shadow, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • May have to be in sync with darkness, whether their own or the source of their power.
  • May become affected/corrupted through extended exposure.

Known Users

See Also: Casting a Shadow.

Darkness

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Yami Sukehiro (Black Clover)
  • Rood Chrishi (Black Haze)
  • Ichibē Hyōsube (Bleach)
  • The Dark (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Darkness Devil (Chainsaw Man)
  • Koichi Kimura (Digimon Frontier); via Spirits of Darkness
  • Brain/Zero (Fairy Tail)
  • Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)
  • Jose Porla (Fairy Tail)
  • Simon (Fairy Tail)
  • Macbeth (Fairy Tail)
  • Freed Justine (Fairy Tail)
  • Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail); via Satan Soul
  • Anubis/Cale (Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warriors)
  • Adam Jobs (Mashle: Magic and Muscles)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); via Dark Elbow
  • Anemo Nemo/Leberblume (Mahō Shōjo ni Akogarete)
  • Marshall D. Teach/Blackbeard (One Piece); via the Yami Yami no Mi
  • Kan Genjiro (Psycho Dreams)
  • Beatrice (Re:Zero ~Starting Life in Another World~)
  • Abzu (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Pisces Amor (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Pegasus Kouga (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Mars (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Hornet Sonia (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Izraf (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Demon Clan (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Kumoko/Shiraori (So I'm a Spider, So What?)
  • Leslie Sperado (The Monster Duchess and the Contract Princess)
  • The Shadow Riders (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Demigra (Xenoverse)

Comics/Cartoons

  • Darklight (DC Comics)
  • Richard Swift/The Shade (DC Comics)
  • Barbatos (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics/Teen Titans)
  • Cloak (Marvel Comics)
  • Gorr the God Butcher (Marvel Comics); via the All-Black symbiote
  • Knull (Marvel Comics)
  • Jordan Lewis (Marvel Comics)
  • Nyx (Marvel Comics)
  • Count Spankulot (Codename: Kids Next Door)
  • Users of the Spell of Absolute Darkness (Kaijudo: Rise/Clash of the Duel Masters)
  • Vaatu (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Black Velvet (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Nightingale (Static Shock)
  • Black Hat (Villainous)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Shadow Weaver (She-Ra: Princess of Power)
  • Eclipsa (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Danny Fenton/Phantom (Danny Phantom)

Literature

  • The Darkling/Aleksander Morozova (The Grisha Triology)
  • Ungoliant (The Silmarillion)
  • Solomon Wreath (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Lord Vile (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Thantos (Twitches)
  • Moonchild (Wild Cards)
  • Brian Laborn/Grue (Worm)
  • Lady Zillah and Tam Song (Keeper of the Lost Cities)

Video Games

  • Mr. Scratch (Alan Wake)
  • The Shadow (Amnesia: Dark Descent)
  • Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue)
  • Oryx (Destiny)
  • Duskmon (Digimon)
  • JagerLoweemon (Digimon)
  • Loweemon (Digimon)
  • Velgemon (Digimon)
  • Nero the Sable (Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII)
  • Maxwell (Don't Starve); via Codex Umbra
  • Lu/Ciel (Elsword)
  • Dark Type Animals (Fantasy Forest Story)
  • Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy III/Dissidia)
  • Henry (Fire Emblem Awakening)
  • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Riku (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Terra (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Vanitas (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat 11)
  • Sho Minazuki (Persona 4 Arena Ultimax); via Tsukiyomi
  • Malefor (Skylanders)
  • The Darkness (Skylanders)
  • Dark Skylanders (Skylanders)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Rumia (Touhou Project)
  • Dark Mystic (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Polar Night (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Vampires (Vampyr)
  • Aimi Yoshida (X-Men: Destiny); depending on player's choice of actions
  • Grant Alexander (X-Men: Destiny); depending on player's choice of actions
  • Adrian Luca (X-Men: Destiny); depending on player's choice of actions
  • Dharkon (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
  • Helcurt (Mobile Legends: Bang Bang)
  • Hilda ("Under Night In-Birth"); via Dress of Darkness: Masquerade
  • Nightmare (Five Nights at Freddy's )

Live Television/Movies

The Undertaker (WWE)

Web Original

Shadow

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Nacht Faust (Black Clover)
  • Tsukiyo (Boruto: Naruto Next Generation)
  • Mizuki Tsujimura (Bungo Stray Dogs Gaiden)
  • The Shadow (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Nagi Arisuin (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
  • Rui Hachiouji (Code:Breaker)
  • Saechika Hachiouji (Code:Breaker)
  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date a Live)
  • Sir Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott (Date A Live)
  • Rogue Cheney (Fairy Tail)
  • Kageyama (Fairy Tail)
  • Shade (Fairy Tail)
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Pride (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Yuzuki Mikage (Hell Girl: Three Vessels)
  • Connla (Highschool DxD)
  • Megumi Fushiguro (Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • Junk (Junk the Black Shadow)
  • Hairo (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Shadow Step
  • Nara Clan (Naruto)
  • Gekko Moriah (One Piece) via the Kage Kage no Mi
  • Beatrice (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World)
  • Betelguese Romanee-Conti (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World)
  • Natsuki Subaru (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World)
  • Cid Kagenou (Minoru Kagenou) (The Eminence in Shadow)
  • Reflejo (Tower of God)
  • Makora (Samurai Deeper Kyo)
  • Kagege (Sgt. Frog)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Iori Katanagi (Phantom Seer)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Analay (Avatar: The Last Airbender - New Recruits)
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics' New 52)
  • Obsidian (DC Comics)
  • Shadow Walker (DC Comics)
  • Mandarin (Marvel Comics)
  • Knull (Marvel Comics)
  • Void/Dark Sentry ("Marvel Comics")
  • Farabu the Caretaker (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Mirage (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • The Makuta species (Bionicle)
  • Shadow Matoran (Bionicle)
  • Takanuva (Bionicle); temporarily
  • Fang (BoboiBoy)
  • Luci (Disenchantment)
  • Magica De Spell (Ducktales Reboot)
  • Oni (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Shade (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • The Miller sisters (Moonbeam City)
    • Pizzaz Miller
  • King Sombra (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Stygian/Pony of Shadows (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • The Beast (Over the Garden Wall)
  • Ebon (Static Shock)
  • Claire Nunez (Tales of Arcadia)
  • Shadow Weaver (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)

Movies

  • Chernabog (Fantasia)
  • Jadoo (Krrish series)
  • Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)

Literature

  • Mrs. O'Leary (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • Hades (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • Necromancers (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Shadowbinders (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Aleksander Morozova/The Darkling (The Grisha Trilogy)
  • Phobia (Renegades Trilogy)
  • Mia Corvere (The Nevernight Chronicles)

Live Television

  • Woogyman (Charmed)
  • Shade (Arrowverse)
  • Vashta Nerada (Doctor Who)
  • The Shadow Master (Round the Twist)
  • Melisandre (Game of Thrones)

Video Games

  • Dawn (Contrast)
  • Anna Schwagerin (Dies Irae)
  • Zato-1 (Guilty Gear); Via Forbidden Beast, Eddie
  • Raven (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Zed (League of Legends)
  • Kayn (League of Legends)
  • Zor (Sonic The Hedgehog)
  • Shadow (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Shadow Magician (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Hayabusa (Mobile Legends:Bang Bang)
  • Moskov (Mobile Legends:Bang Bang)
  • Lylia (Mobile Legends:Bang Bang)

Tabletop

Web Original

Both

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Darkus Bakugan (Bakugan)
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Dark Elbow And Shadow Step
  • Zaruchimu (Zatch Bell!)

Comics/Cartoons

Movies

Folklore/Mythology

Literature

  • Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses series)
  • Grace McKnight (The Eidolon Saga)
  • Children of Hades (Percy Jackson and The Olympians/Heroes of Olympus)
    • Bianca di Angelo
    • Nico di Angelo
  • Nightwielder (The Reckoners)
  • Sauron (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Balrogs ( The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion)
  • Morgoth/Melkor (The Silmarillion)
  • Necromancers (Skulduggery Pleasant)
    • Valkyrie Cain
    • Lord Vile/Skulduggery Pleasant
    • Solomon Wreath
  • Queen Maeve (Throne of Glass)
  • King Erawan (Throne of Glass)
  • Shaidar Haran (The Wheel of Time)
  • Cynthia Andrews (The Young Guardians)
  • The Overlord (Frenzy Series)
  • Francisco Fischer/Xeoz (The New Real)
  • Daruxians (Los Hechiceros del Dragon)

Myrddraal (Wheel of Time)

Live Television

  • Phoebe Frady (Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters)
  • Some Chromatics (Mutant X)

Video Games

  • Omen (Valorant)
  • Master of Darkness (Heart of Darkness)
  • Aragami (Aragami)
  • Hyo (Aragami)
  • Shinobu (Aragami)
  • Yamiko/Shadow Empress (Aragami)
  • Ink Bendy (Bendy and the Ink Machine)
  • Emily Kaldwin (Dishonored 2); via Shadow Walk, Doppelgänger and Far Reach
  • Wilfre (Drawn to Life)
  • Arlon the Serene (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Hades (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Medusa (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Pandora (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Dark Matter (Kirby series)
  • Void Termina (Kirby series)
  • Dark Mind (Kirby series)
  • Zero (Kirby series)
  • 02 (Kirby series)
  • Gooey (Kirby series)
  • Dark Nebula (Kirby series)
  • Miracle Matter (Kirby series)
  • Dark Crafter (Kirby series)
  • Zed (League of Legends)
  • Mr. Dark (Rayman)
  • Nox (Smite)
  • Bi-Han/Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shadow Queen (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • The Lady (Little Nightmares)
  • Most Dark-type Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • Pandora (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Aisha (Elsword)
  • Shadow conduits (Infamous Paper Trail)

Web Original

Known Objects

  • Darkinator (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Medallion of Acrata (Arrowverse/Supergirl)
  • The Kanohi Kraahkan (Bionicle); the Great Mask of Shadows
  • Beelzebub (Date A Live)
  • Canis Lykaon (Highschool DxD)
  • Night Reflection (Highschool DxD)
  • Key of Domination (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Shadow-Shadow Fruit/Kage Kage no Mi (One Piece)
  • Dark-Dark Fruit/Yami Yami no Mi (One Piece)
  • Shadow Charms (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)

Known Powers/Techniques

  • Dark Magic (Black Clover)
  • Shadow Magic (Black Clover)

Gallery

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

Cartoons

Comics

Literature

Live Television

Video Games