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"Avada Kedavra"
― Killing Curse (Harry Potter)

The power to utilize dark magic. Form of Magic. Opposite to Mysticism and White Arts.

Also Called

Capabilities

User can utilize the Dark Art: a form of magic typically used for selfish, self-serving and/or nefarious purposes. Though it is not necessarily "evil" magic, dark arts tend to focus toward destruction, harming, cursing and otherwise complicating the lives of other people while advancing the user's own state. Users often reject social convention and the status quo, which some suggest is in a search for spiritual freedom. As a part of this, they embrace magical techniques and practices that would traditionally be viewed as taboo and are generally willing to go farther than most would even consider if it serves their ends.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • Magic Negation/Magic Destruction
  • Dark magic tends to get out of hand even if treated with respect.
  • May be highly addictive and leave the user susceptible to negative influences.
  • White Arts may be especially effective against this power.
  • May need to make deals with demons or evil spirits/gods.
  • Damage caused by dark magic may be permanent/irreversible.

Known Users

See Also: Black Magic.

Comics

  • Grail (DC Comics)
  • Zatanna Zatara (DC Comics)
  • Zatara (DC Comics)
  • Circe (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Fate (DC Comics)
  • Enchantress (DC Comics)
  • Mordru (DC Comics)
  • Klarion the Witch Boy (DC Comics)
  • John Constantine (Vertigo/DC Comics)
  • Papa Midnite (Vertigo)
  • Ragman (DC Comics)
  • Shazam (DC Comics)
  • Morgan le Fay (DC Comics)
  • Captain Marvel (DC Comics)
  • Mary Marvel (DC Comics)
  • Captain Marvel Jr. (DC Comics)
  • Black Adam (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Phantom Stranger (DC Comics)
  • Garth/Aqualad (DC Comics)
  • Alan Scott (DC Comics)
  • Brother Blood (DC Comics)
  • Chthon (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki (Marvel Comics)
  • Agatha Harkness (Marvel Comics)
  • Meggan (Marvel Comics)
  • Morgan le Fay (Marvel Comics)
  • Amora the Enchantress (Marvel Comics)
  • Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • Doctor Voodoo (Marvel Comics)
  • Goblin Queen (Marvel Comics)
  • Scarlet Witch (Marvel Comics)
  • Azazel (Marvel Comics)
  • Nico Minoru (Marvel Comics)
  • Wiccan (Marvel Comics)
  • Dr. Doom (Marvel Comics)
  • Magik/Illyana Rasputina (Marvel Comics)
  • Sabrina Spellman (Sabrina - The Teenage Witch)
  • Edward Spellman (Sabrina - The Teenage Witch)
  • Hilda Spellman (Sabrina - The Teenage Witch)
  • Zelda Spellman (Sabrina - The Teenage Witch)
  • Karl Abinszur (Scorpius Inserrection)
  • Abinszur's desiples (Sorpius Inserrection)
  • Empress Aravis Vadamus (Scorpius Inserrection, Scorpius: The Golden Age)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Tarot (Tarot: Witch of the Black Forest)
  • Raven Hex (Tarot: Witch of the Black Forest)
  • Ebony (Sonic the Comic)
  • Ixis Naugus (Sonic the Hedgehog/Archie Comics)
  • Mammoth Mogul (Sonic the Hedgehog/Archie Comics)
  • Geoffrey St. John (Sonic the Hedgehog/Archie Comics)

Literature

  • Emily Hayes (Amulet); via amulet
  • Stonekeepers (Amulet)
  • Some elves (Amulet)
  • Holly Short (Artemis Fowl)
  • Fanoxean (The Young Guardians)
  • Witches/Wizards (Harry Potter)
  • The Evil Queen (Snow White)
  • Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
  • Saruman (Lord of the Rings)
  • Harry Dresden (The Dresden Files)
  • Jadis, the White Witch (Narnia)
  • Sisters of the Light (Sword of Truth)
  • Sisters of the Dark (Sword of Truth)
  • Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander (Sword of Truth)
  • Darken Rahl (Sword of Truth series)
  • Wizards/Sorceresses/Sorcerer/Witch-Woman (Sword of Truth)
  • Septimus Heap & Marcia Overstrand (Septimus Heap)
  • Chrestomanci (Chrestomanci Series)
  • Carter and Sadie Kane (Kane Chronicles)
  • Eragon (Inheritence)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Stephanie Edgly/Valkyrie Cain (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Wizard Howl (Wizard's Castle)
  • Sophie Hatter (Wizard's Castle)
  • The Witch of the Waste (Wizard's Castle)
  • Kelsier (Mistborn)
  • Vin (Mistborn)
  • Dark magicians (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Vetvix (Garfield's Pet Force)
  • Sorcerer Binky (Garfield's Pet Force)
  • Miranda (Shadow Falls)
  • Witches, warlocks, and witch-chameleons (Shadow Falls)
  • Certain Children of the Red King (Charlie Bone)

Live Television

  • Witches and Warlocks (Charmed)
  • Demons (Charmed)
  • The Avatars (Charmed)
  • Alti (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Amy Madison (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Rack (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Grandpa (The Munsters)
  • Grandmama Addams (The Addams Family)
  • Samantha (Bewitched)
  • Endora (Bewitched)
  • The Secret Coven (The Secret Circle)
  • John Blackwell (The Secret Circle)
  • Blackwell Family (The Secret Circle)
  • Bonnie Bennett (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Borrower Witches (Supernatural)
  • Regina Mills/Evil Queen (Once Upon a Time)
  • Maleficent (Once Upon a Time)
  • Nimue (Once Upon a Time)
  • Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time)
  • Cora (Once Upon a Time)
  • Zoso (Once Upon a Time)
  • Blind Witch (Once Upon a Time)
  • Blind Witch II (Once Upon a Time)
  • Peter Pan (Once Upon a Time)
  • Zelena (Once Upon a Time)
  • Ursula (Once Upon a Time)
  • Snow White (Once Upon a Time); within the "Heroes and Villains" Alternate Universe
  • The Red Queen (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Amara (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Jafar (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Killian Jones/Captain Hook (Once Upon a Time); as the Dark One in "Broken Heart and Swan Song".
  • Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time); as the Dark One in Season 5a
  • Witches (Grachi)
  • Morlocks (Power Rangers Mystic Force)

Cartoons

  • Peppermint Butler (Adventure Time)
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Eden (Aladdin TV Series)
  • Phasir (Aladdin TV Series)
  • Mirage (Aladdin TV Series)
  • Ayam Aghoul (Aladdin TV Series)
  • Aziz (Aladdin TV Series)
  • Faraboo, the Caretaker (Aladdin TV Series)
  • Arbutus (Aladdin TV Series)
  • Chaos (Aladdin TV Series)
  • Mozenrath (Aladdin TV Series)
  • Equinox (Batman The Brave and the Bold)
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10 Series)
  • Michael Morningstar/Darkstar (Ben 10 Series)
  • Hex (Ben 10 Series)
  • Sir George (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Queen Titania of Avalon (Gargoyles)
  • Lord Oberon of Avalon (Gargoyles)
  • Puck (Gargoyles)
  • The Weird Sisters (Gargoyles)
  • Demona (Gargoyles)
  • Una (Gargoyles)
  • Queen Mab (Gargoyles)
  • The Children of Oberon (Gargoyles)
  • The New Olympians (Gargoyles)
  • The Archmage (Gargoyles)
  • The Magus (Gargoyles)
  • Clouse (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Hecate (Hercules: The Animated Series)
  • Lady Bane (Disney's Gummi Bears)
  • Zummi (Disney's Gummi Bears)
  • Mumm-Ra (Thundercats)
  • Baby Smurf (The Smurfs)
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Chase Young (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Various Wizards and Demons (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • The Sorceress (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
  • Evil-Lyn (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
  • Orko (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
  • Warlocks (The Legend of Krod Mandoon)
  • Mandi Arbizu (Dream Team)
  • Doga (Pucca)
  • Witches and Wizards (Winx Club)
  • Yuck (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Chai (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Ti (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Carl, the Evil Cockroach Wizard (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • The Nightmaster (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Coop (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Eradicus (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Saranoia (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • G.P. (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Kraggler (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Mastermind (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Anna Maht (World of Quest)
  • Deceit (World of Quest)
  • The Skeleton King (Super Robot Monkey Team HyperForce Go!)
  • Jarrah (Kulipari: Army of Frogs)
  • Various unicorn an alicorn ponies (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Ben Ravencroft (Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost)
  • Sarah Ravencroft (Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost)
  • Evil Queen (Ever After High)
  • Raven Queen (Ever After High)
  • Faybelle Thorn (Ever After High)
  • Eclipsa Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Meteora Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Star Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Moon Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • The Dark Dragon (American Dragon Jake Long)

Movies

  • Jafar (Disney’s Aladdin)
  • Mal (Disney’s Descendants)
  • Queen Grimhilde (Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Maleficent (Disney’s Sleeping Beauty)
  • Merlin (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Maxim Horvath (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Balthazar Blake (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Morgana Le Fay (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Veronica (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Dave Stutler (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Queen Mab (Merlin)
  • Jareth, the Goblin King (Labyrinth)
  • Witches and Wizards (Harry Potter)
  • Queen Ravenna (Snow White & the Huntsman)
  • Lord Blackwood (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Sokurah the Magician (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad)
  • Prince Koura (The Golden Voyage of Sinbad)
  • Pendragon (Jack The Giant Killer)
  • Witches (Jack The Giant Killer)
  • Conal Cochran (Halloween III: Season of The Witch)
  • Vigo Von Homburg Deutschendorf/Vigo the Carpathian (Ghostbusters II)
  • Sanderson Sisters (Hocus Pocus)
  • Warwick the Warlock (Spooky Buddies)

Manga/Anime

  • Tessai Tsukabishi (Bleach)
  • Beatrice (Umineko No Naku Koro Ni)
  • Some Wizards (Fairy Tail)
    • Hades
    • Mavis Vermilion
    • Bickslow
    • Zeref
    • Mary
  • Bernkastel (Umineko Mo Naku Koro Ni)
  • Lina Inverse (Slayers)
  • Ryner Lute (Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu)
  • Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière (Zero no Tsukaima)
  • Hoaqin (Tower of God)
  • White (Tower of God)
  • Evangeline A.K. McDowell (Mahou Sensei Negima!)
  • Negi Springfield (Mahou Sensei Negima!)
  • Kurohime (Magical Gunslinger Kurohime)
  • Marian Cross (D. Grey Man)
  • Naraku (InuYasha)
  • Kazuki Shikimori (Maburaho)
  • The Magic Knights in Magic Knight Rayearth
  • Sieg Hart (Rave Master)
  • Hao Asakura (Shaman King)
  • Yubaba (Spirited Away)
  • Zeniba (Spirited Away)
  • Wizard Howl (Howl's Moving Castle)
  • The Witch of the Waste (Howl's Moving Castle)
  • Madam Suliman (Howl's Moving Castle)
  • Renji Hiiragi (Night Wizard)
  • Takius (Ragnarok: The Animation)
  • Louie (Rune Soldier)
  • Itsuki Iba (Rental Magica)
  • Tiara (Shamanic Princess)
  • Orphen (Sorcerous Stabber Orphen)
  • Yura Keikan (Nurarihyon no Mago)
  • Big Mama (Sorcerer Hunters)
  • Fai D Flourite (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle)
  • Yuuko Ichihara (xxxHolic)
  • Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Clow Reed (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Syaoran Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Eriol Hiragizawa (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Robin Sena (Witch Hunter Robin)
  • Subaru Sumeragi (Tokyo Babylon)
  • Seishirou Sakurazuka (X/1999)
  • Emiya Shirou, Tohsaka Rin, Matou Shinji, Caster (Fate/Stay Night)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard)
  • Diana (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Maria Notches (GetBackers)
  • Pop (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken)
  • Kakeru (Kekkaishi)
  • Ilran (Id)
  • Aika Maki (Invaders of the Rokujouma)
  • Jio (Jio to Ogon to Kinjirareta Mahou)
  • Felicia Rand Philistine (Legend of Maian)
  • Index Librorum Prohibitorum (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
  • All Witches (Witch Hunter)
  • Blair (Soul Eater)
  • Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)
  • Arachne Gorgon (Soul Eater)
  • Shaula Gorgon (Soul Eater Not!)
  • Eruka Frog (Soul Eater)
  • Mizune Sisters (Soul Eater)
  • Free (Soul Eater)
  • Eibon (Soul Eater)
  • Noah (Soul Eater)
  • Roto (Yureka)
  • Lilu & Haruna (Watashi no Messiah-sama)
  • Toby Williams (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Mizumi, the Queen of Moraine (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Drumlin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Moulin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Lisa Fukuyama (Girls Bravo)
  • Incognito (Hellsing)

Video Games

  • Warlic (Adventure Quest/AQ Worlds/Dragon Fable)
  • Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
  • Gabriel Belmont (Castlevania Lords of Shadow)
  • Flemeth (Dragon Age)
  • Morrigan (Dragon Age)
  • Demigra (Dragon Ball Xenoverse)
  • Nythera (Dragon Fable & AQ Worlds)
  • Sadida God (Dofus/Wakfu)
  • Sadida Class (Dofus/Wakfu)
  • Malygos (Warcraft)
  • Kalecgos (Warcraft)
  • Warlock class (Warcraft)
    • Gul'dan
  • Donald Duck (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Roxas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Terra (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Unknown (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Marisa Kirisame (Touhou Project)
  • Alice Margatroid (Touhou Project)
  • Patchouli Knowledge (Touhou Project)
  • Byakuren Hijiri (Touhou Project)
  • Mima (Touhou Project)
  • Genis Sage (Tales of Symphonia)
  • Bleu/Deis & Nina (Breath of Fire)
  • Zelda & Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda)
  • Dark Portal Masters (Skylanders)
    • Kaos
    • Kaos' Mom
  • Hecktore (Skylanders)
  • The Darkness (Skylanders)
  • Willow (Willow)
  • Medivh & Jaina Proudmoore (World of Warcraft)
  • Maze (Fable)
  • Black Mage (Final Fantasy 1&3)
  • White Mage (Final Fantasy 1&3)
  • Red Mage (Final Fantasy 1&3)
  • Vivi (Final Fantasy 9)
  • Rydia (Final Fantasy 4)
  • Rosa (Final Fantasy 4)
  • Dagger/Garnet (Final Fantasy 9)
  • Eiko (Final Fantasy 9)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Komabt)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Kirby (Kirby Series); via Magic ability
  • Dragonborn (Skyrim); via spells
  • Shantotto (Final Fantasy 11/Dissidia)
  • Black Mage (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Crowley (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Dark Mage (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Dark Mystic (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Black Mage (MapleStory)
  • Luminous (MapleStory)
  • Tessa (Red Earth)

Web Original

  • Daevites (SCP Foundation)
  • Sarkics (SCP Foundation)

Other

  • Nox Decious (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • The Darkness (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • Disciples (TF2 Freak)
  • DoomSpy (TF2 Freak)
  • Teivel (TF2 Freak)

Gallery

Comics/Cartoons

Anime/Manga

Video Games

Live Television/Movies

Literature

Web Animation