"Why is it so dark?"
"In the beginning, it is always dark."
― Bastian and The Childlike Empress (The Neverending Story)
"All the darkness leaping upon the Earth, will bring us to our fears."
― The Enigma TNG - Shades of Black
"But once again you have it all wrong, Eraqus. Darkness is a beginning, you see, not an end. At birth, every one of us emerges from darkness into a world of light, do we not?"
― Master Xehanort, explaining about darkness to Eraqus. (Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep)

The power to control the primal darkness. Variation of Primordial Element Manipulation. Coexisting opposite to Primordial Light Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Abyssal Darkness Manipulation
  • Advanced Darkness Manipulation
  • Dark Abyss Manipulation
  • Darkness (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Darkness Origin Manipulation
  • Genesis Darkness Manipulation
  • Omega Darkness Manipulation
  • Original Darkness Manipulation
  • Prime/Primal Darkness Manipulation
  • Supreme Darkness Manipulation


The user can control the primal darkness that has existed before creation, and represents the darker aspect of primal creation alongside the Light, both being two halves of the same coin, yet stand opposite. Due to its primordial nature it goes beyond concepts of good, evil or even neutrality.




  • May be countered by Primordial Light Manipulation.
  • Because of the darkness' ancient and primal nature, control over it may be incredibly difficult and can be a danger to the user.
  • May be able to be siphoned.

Known Users


  • Apep (Egyptian Mythology)
  • Kuk (Egyptian Mythology)
  • Erebus (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Nyx/Nox (Greco-Roman Mythology)


  • The Unnamed Darkness (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Shadevari (Forgotten Realms)
  • Lords of the Dark (The Dark is Rising)
  • Ungoliant (The Silmarillion)


  • Barbatos (DC Comics)
  • Nekron (DC Comics)
  • The Great Evil Beast (DC Comics)
  • The Chaos King (Marvel Comics)
  • Knull (Marvel Comics)
  • The Darkness (Image)


  • 666 Trihexa (High School DxD)
  • Hades (Fairy Tail)
  • Great Spirit of Darkness (That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime)
  • Ancient Spirits of Evil (Thundercats)
  • The Gentle Darkness (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)

Live Television

  • Octomus the Master (Power Rangers: Mystic Force)
  • The Darkness/Amara (Supernatural)

Video Games

  • Mysterious Stranger/Dark Dragon (Dragon Fable)
  • Henir (Elsword)
  • Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy III)
  • Xehanort/Xemnas/Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts series)
  • Dark Lich (Seiken Densetsu)
  • Nereid (Tales of Eternia)
  • Pandora (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • The Profound Darkness (Phantasy Star)
  • The Void (World of warcraft)


  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • The Black Mass (Samurai Jack)

Web Original

  • He-Who-Made-Dark (SCP Foundation)


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