The user can control shadows. One can even deactivate and/or repulse photons or travel through shadows, by converting deactivated photons into a dark version of a portal. Can surround foes in pitch black clouds of light-less space, turn deactivated photons into constructs, or shoot bolts of solid darkness at foes.
- Usually accompanies Intangibility by phasing through shadow.
- Manipulating the darkness can ultimately push the user to the brink of becoming an entity of evil/insanity/possession.
Some can perform:
- "umbrageous teleportation": to travel by shadow.
- Creating items/weapons out of Shadow
- Modifying the user's body by Shadow/Regeneration.
- Raven (Teen Titans)
- Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Dark Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Gecko Moria (One Piece)
- Shikamaru Nara (Naruto)
- Dark-type/Ghost-type (Pokemon)
- Ansem/Xehanort's Heartless (Kingdom Hearts)
- Unicron (Transformers)
- Galvatron (Transformers: Cybertron)
- Nemesis Prime (Transformers: Armada)
- The Darkness (Top Cow/Image Comics)
- The Makuta species (BIONICLE)
- Highly royal dark mane (Mane-online)
- Shaidar Haran (The Wheel of Time)