For a gallery of examples for Darkness Manipulation, see here.
The power to summon, create, and manipulate darkness/shadows. The opposite of Light Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Darkness Control
  • Erebokinesis
  • Obtenebration
  • Umbrakinesis
  • Umbragenesis
  • Shadow Manipulation


The user can create, control, manipulate, materialize and summon darkness. 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 a variety of constructs and weapons and, teleport one's self through massive distances via shadows.






  • User may be limited to either creating darkness without ability to control it, or be only able to control existing one.
  • User may have to be in sync with darkness, whether their own or the source of their power.
  • Users may become corrupted through extended exposure.
  • Light Manipulation and Light Generation are especially effective against this power. However it should be noted that darkness can overpower light as well.

Known Users


  • Ecanic (Cool Toons Comics)
  • Gorr the God Butcher (Marvel Comics)
  • Marshall D. Teach (One Piece)
  • Hiruko (Naruto)
  • The Shade (DC Comics)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Jordan Lewis (Marvel Comics)
  • Brain/Zero (Fairy Tail)
  • Hades (Fairy Tail)
  • Jose Porla (Fairy Tail)
  • Duskmon/Koichi Kimura (Digimon Frontier; Human Spirit of Darkness)
  • Loweemon/Koichi Kimura (Digimon Frontier; Human Spirit of Darkness)
  • Velgemon (Digimon Frontier; Beast Spirit of Darkness)
  • JagerLoweemon (Digimon Frontier; Beast Spirit of Darkness)
  • Nightingale (Static Shock)
  • The Dark (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail); via Satan Soul
  • Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy III/Dissidia)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue)
  • Mr. Scratch (Alan Wake)
  • Nero the Sable (Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII)
  • Darklight (DC Comics)
  • Rumia (Touhou Project)
  • Moonchild (Wild Cards)
  • Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda)
  • Ungoliant (Tolkien)
  • The Shadow (Amnesia: Dark Descent)
  • Satan/Lucifer (Christianity)
  • Riku (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Terra (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Vanitas (Kingdom Hearts:Birth by Sleep)
  • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Thantos (Twitches)


  • Gekko Moriah (One Piece)
  • Nara Clan (Naruto)
  • Trigon (Teen Titans)
  • Rogue Cheney (Fairy Tail)
  • Mirage (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Yuzuki Mikage (Jigoku Shoujo: Mitsuganae)
  • Fang (BoboiBoy)
  • Ebon (Static Shock)
  • The Makuta species (BIONICLE)
  • Takanuva (temporarily) (BIONICLE)
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Pride (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Mrs. O'Leary (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • The Shadow (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Obsidian (DC Comics)
  • Brain (Fairy Tail)
  • Shadow Walker (DC Comics)
  • Mandarin (Marvel)
  • Rui Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Saechika Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Farabu the Caretaker (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Lord Garmadon (Lego Ninjago)
  • King Sombra (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date a Live)


  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Cynthia Andrews (The Young Guardians)
  • Dark-type Pokemon (Pokémon)
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Unicron (Transformers)
  • Jackie Estacado (Top Cow / Image Comics)
  • The Darkness (Top Cow / Image Comics)
  • Toa of Shadow (BIONICLE)
  • Highly royal dark mane (Mane-online)
  • Erebus (Greek Mythology)
  • Hades (Greek Mythology)
  • Pluto (Roman Mythology)
  • Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • Lord Darkar (Winx Club)
  • Shaidar Haran (The Wheel of Time)
  • Some Chromatics can control darkness (Mutant X)
  • Medusa (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Pandora (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Arlon the Serene (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Hikaru (The Red Team)
  • Khan (Paradox Saga)
  • Nightmare Master (Paradox Saga)
  • The Rider/The Dark (The Seeker)
  • Wilfre (Drawn to Life)
  • Pitch (Rise of the Guardians)

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