The power to generate shadows and darkness. Sub-power of Darkness Manipulation. Variation of Elemental Generation. Opposite to Light Generation.

Also Called

  • Darkness Creation
  • Darkness Generation/Projection
  • Shadow Projection
  • Umbragenesis


The user can generate and project shadows and darkness which absorb or nullifies light in the area.




Known Users


  • Faraboo the Caretaker (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Mirage (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Michael Morningstar/DarkStar (Ben 10 Series)
  • Ebon (Static Shock)
  • Nightingale (Static Shock)
  • Obsidian (DC Comics)
  • Richard Swift/The Shade (DC Comics)
  • Trigon (Teen Titans)
  • Jackie Estacado (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • The Darkness (Image Comics/Witchblade)
  • Hecat'e (Marvel Comics)
  • King Sombra (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Unicron (Transformers)
  • Galvatron (Transformers: Cybertron)
  • Nemesis Prime (Transformers: Armada)
  • Highly royal dark mane (Mane-online)
  • Lord Garmadon (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Pizzaz Miller (Moonbeam City)
  • The Miller Sisters (Moonbeam City)


  • Simon (Fairy Tail)
  • Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)
  • Marshall D. Teach/Blackbeard (One Piece)
  • Nara Clan (Naruto)
  • Ai Enma (Jigoku Shoujo: Mitsuganae)
  • Yuzuki Mikage (Jigoku Shoujo: Mitsuganae)
  • The Dark (Card Captor Sakura)
  • The Shadow (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Zaruchim and Raushin Mo (Zatch Bell!)
  • Rui Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Saechika Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Brain (Fairy Tail)
  • Rogue Cheney (Fairy Tail)
  • Pride (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)

Live Television/Movies

  • Hikaru (The Red Team)
  • Some Chromatics (Mutant X)

Video Games

  • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Riku (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Zexion (Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories)
  • Terra (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Vanitas (Kingdom Hearts:Birth by Sleep)
  • Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty/Kingdom Hearts series)
  • Organization XIII (Kingdom Hearts series)
  • Trap Shadow (Skylanders)
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Rumia (Touhou Project)
  • Pokémon that can use Dark-type moves (Pokémon)
  • Nero the Sable (Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII)
  • Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda)
  • Cynder (Legend of Spyro)
  • Wilfre (Drawn to Life)
  • The Shadow (Amnesia: Dark Descent)
  • Gabriel Reyes/Reaper (Overwatch)


  • Shaidar Haran (The Wheel of Time)
  • Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • Moonchild (Wild Cards series)
  • Ungoliant (The Silmarillion)
  • Darklight (New Earth)
  • Sir Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott (Date A Live)
  • Brian Laborn/Grue (Worm)


  • Erebos (Greek Mythology)
  • Nyx (Greek Mythology)
  • Ratri (Hindu Mythology)
  • Hine-nui-te-pō (Māori Mythology)


  • The Makuta species (BIONICLE)
  • Toa of Shadow (BIONICLE)
  • Khan (Paradox Saga)
  • Nightmare Master (Paradox Saga)
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