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Darkness Manipulation
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The Shade (DC Comics) can manipulate darkness via connection to the Shadowlands/Dark Zone, a dimension of primordial, quasi-sentient darkness.

Power/Ability to:

Manipulate darkness/shadows.

"I have seen the night torn into thin darkling strips and woven into shapes too bleak for dreams."
― Crovax, Strands of Night, Magic: The Gathering

The power to manipulate darkness/shadows. Opposite to Light Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Blackness Control/Manipulation
  • Darkness/Shadow Element Control
  • Darkness Control
  • Erebokinesis
  • Obtenebration
  • Shadow Bending/Control/Manipulation
  • Umbrakinesis
  • Umbragenesis

Capabilities

User can create, shape and manipulate darkness and shadows. By itself, darkness is mostly used to cloud everything into total darkness, but by accessing a dimension of dark energy it can be channeled to a variety of effects, both as an absence of light and a solid substance: one can also control and manipulate the beings that exist there, create and dispel shields and areas of total darkness, create constructs and weapons, teleport one's self through massive distances via shadows, etc.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • May be unable to create darkness/shadow, being limited to manipulating only from already existing sources.
  • May have to be in sync with darkness, whether their own or the source of their power.
  • May become affected/corrupted through extended exposure.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • Light Manipulation and Light Generation are especially effective against this power. However it should be noted that darkness can overpower light as well.
  • Umbrakinetic Immunity.

Known Users

See Also: Casting a Shadow

Darkness

Comics

  • Darklight (DC Comics)
  • The Shade (DC Comics)
  • Cloak (Marvel Comics)
  • Gorr the God Butcher (Marvel Comics)
  • Jordan Lewis (Marvel Comics)

Literature

Manga/Anime

  • The Dark (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Koichi Kimura (Digimon Frontier); via Spirits of Darkness
  • Brain/Zero (Fairy Tail)
  • Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)
  • Jose Porla (Fairy Tail)
  • Simon (Fairy Tail)
  • Rogue Cheney ("Fairy Tail")
  • Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail); via Satan Soul
  • Izraf (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Dark Elbow (Magic Skill)
  • Marshall D. Teach (One Piece); via the Yami Yami no Mi
  • Abzu (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Pisces Amor (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Pegasus Kouga (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Mars (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Hornet Sonia (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Rood Chrishi ("Black Haze")

Folklore/Mythology

  • Satan/Lucifer (Christianity)

Video Games

  • Mr. Scratch (Alan Wake)
  • The Shadow (Amnesia: Dark Descent)
  • Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue)
  • Oryx (Destiny)
  • Duskmon (Digimon)
  • JagerLoweemon (Digimon)
  • Loweemon (Digimon)
  • Velgemon (Digimon)
  • Nero the Sable (Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII)
  • Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy III/Dissidia)
  • Henry (Fire Emblem Awakening)
  • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Riku (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Terra (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Vanitas (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda)
  • Sho Minazuki (Persona 4 Arena Ultimax)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Rumia (Touhou Project)
  • Dark Mystic (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Polar Night (Valkyrie Crusade)

Cartoons/Web Animation

  • Users of the Spell of Absolute Darkness (Kaijudo: Rise/Clash of the Duel Masters)
  • Vaatu (The Legend of Korra)
  • Nightingale (Static Shock)
  • Kage (TF2 Freak)
  • Dr. Robograden (TF2 Freak)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)

Shadow

Comics/Webcomics

  • Analay (Avatar Comic - New Recruits)
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics); New 52
  • Obsidian (DC Comics)
  • Shadow Walker (DC Comics)
  • Mandarin (Marvel Comics)
  • Reflejo (Tower of God)

Films

  • Jadoo (Krrish series)
  • Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)

Literature

  • Mrs. O'Leary (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • Necromancers (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Shadowbinders (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Live Action TV

  • Woogyman (Charmed)

Manga/Anime

  • The Shadow (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Rui Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Saechika Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date a Live)
  • Rogue Cheney (Fairy Tail)
  • Kageyama (Fairy Tail)
  • Shade (Fairy Tail)
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Pride (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Shadow Step
  • Nara Clan (Naruto)
  • Gekko Moriah (One Piece)
  • Yuzuki Mikage (Jigoku Shoujo: Mitsuganae)
  • Nagi Arisuin (Rakudai Kishi No Eiyuutan)
  • Makora (Samurai Deeper Kyo)

Video Games

  • Dawn (Contrast)
  • Anna Schwagerin (Dies Irae)
  • Zato-1 (Guilty Gear); Via Forbidden Beast, Eddie
  • Zor (Sonic The Hedgehog)
  • Shadow (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Shadow Magician (Valkyrie Crusade)

Cartoons

  • Farabu the Caretaker (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Mirage (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • The Makuta species (Bionicle)
  • Shadow Matoran (Bionicle)
  • Takanuva (temporarily) (Bionicle)
  • Fang (BoboiBoy)
  • Lord Garmadon (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Shade (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • The Miller sisters (Moonbeam City)
    • Pizzaz Miller
  • King Sombra (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Ebon (Static Shock)

Both

Comics

Films

  • Pitch Black/The Boogeyman (Rise of the Guardians)
  • The Rider/The Dark (The Seeker)

Folklore/Mythology

  • Erebus (Greek Mythology)
  • Nyx/Nox (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Hades/Pluto (Greco-Roman Mythology)

Literature

  • Children of Hades (Percy Jackson and The Olympians/Heroes of Olympus)
    • Bianca di Angelo
    • Nico di Angelo
  • Nightwielder (The Reckoners)
  • Necromancers (Skulduggery Pleasant)
    • Valkyrie Cain
    • Lord Vile/Skulduggery Pleasant
    • Solomon Wreath
  • Shaidar Haran (The Wheel of Time)
  • Cynthia Andrews (The Young Guardians)

Live Action TV

  • Phoebe Frady (Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters)
  • Some Chromatics (Mutant X)

Manga/Anime

  • Darkus Bakugan (Bakugan)
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Alucard (Hellsing/Hellsing Ultimate)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Dark Elbow And Shadow Step
  • Zaruchimu (Zatch Bell)

Video Games

  • Wilfre (Drawn to Life)
  • Arlon the Serene (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Medusa (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Pandora (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Most Dark-type Pokemon (Pokémon)
  • Pandora (Valkyrie Crusade)

Cartoons

  • Toa of Shadow (BIONICLE)
  • The Overlord (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Unicron (Transformers)
  • Lord Darkar (Winx Club)

Gallery

Comics

Literature

Manga/Anime

Television

Video Games

Cartoons

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