"All the darkness leaping upon the Earth, will bring us to our fears."
― The Enigma TNG - Shades of Black

The power to manipulate the dark/destructive aspects of darkness/shadow. Variation of Dark Element Manipulation. Combination of Darkness Manipulation and Negative Forces Manipulation. Opposite to Pure Darkness Manipulation. Not to be confused with Diabolic Darkness Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Dark/Destructive Darkness/Shadow/Blackness Manipulation
  • Hazardous Darkness/Shadow/Blackness Manipulation
  • Negative Darkness/Shadow/Blackness Manipulation
  • Ominous Darkness/Shadow/Blackness Manipulation


User can create, shape and manipulate darkness/shadows/blackness of a darker, detrimental nature; that which damages, destroys, and consumes anything/everything they come across, representing the hazardous destructive side of darkness/shadow, which in turn ignores most of the limitations and weaknesses of the normal darkness/shadow. In essence, this is about solely controlling the negative powers of darkness/shadow.




  • Countered by Pure Darkness Manipulation and Pure Light Manipulation.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • Grim darkness is volatile/destructive, causing harm to oneself/environment by accident is an ever-present danger.
  • What the user gains in sheer destructive power, they lose in versatility/fine control.

Known Users

  • Satan/Lucifer (Christianity)
  • Oni (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Zorc Necrophades (Yu-Gi-Oh)
  • Grimdark Rose Lalonde (Homestuck)
  • Xehanort/Xemnas/Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts series)
  • Vanitas (Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep)
  • Tenebrous (Planescape)
  • Gwydion, The Shadow Fiend (Ravenloft)
  • Ren Ashdoll (Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance)
  • Restia (Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Void (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Black Dragon (Valkyrie Crusade)


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