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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.

The power to manipulate darkness/shadows. The opposite of Light Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Darkness Control
  • Erebokinesis
  • Obtenebration
  • Umbrakinesis
  • Umbragenesis
  • Shadow Manipulation

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.
  • 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

  • Ecanic (Cool Toons Comics)
  • Gorr the God Butcher (Marvel Comics)
  • Marshall D. Teach (One Piece)
  • The Shade (DC Comics)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Jordan Lewis (Marvel Comics)
  • Brain/Zero (Fairy Tail)
  • Freed Justine (Fairy Tail)
  • Jose Porla (Fairy Tail)
  • Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)
  • Klodoa (Fairy Tail)
  • Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail); via Satan Soul
  • Simon (Fairy Tail)
  • Midnight (Fairy Tail)
  • Lapointe (Fairy Tail)
  • Duskmon/Koichi Kimura (Digimon Frontier; Human Spirit of Darkness)
  • Loweemon/Koichi Kimura (Digimon Frontier; Human Spirit of Darkness)
  • Velgemon (Digimon Frontier; Beast Spirit of Darkness)
  • JagerLoweemon (Digimon Frontier; Beast Spirit of Darkness)
  • Nightingale (Static Shock)
  • The Dark (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy III/Dissidia)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue)
  • Mr. Scratch (Alan Wake)
  • Nero the Sable (Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII)
  • Darklight (DC Comics)
  • Rumia (Touhou Project)
  • Moonchild (Wild Cards)
  • Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda)
  • Ungoliant (Tolkien)
  • The Shadow (Amnesia: Dark Descent)
  • Satan/Lucifer (Christianity)
  • Riku (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Terra (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Vanitas (Kingdom Hearts:Birth by Sleep)
  • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep)
  • Vaatu (The Legend Of Korra)
  • Thantos (Twitches)
  • Users of The Spell of Absoulute Darkness (Kaijudo Rise/Clash of the Duel Masters)
  • Kage (TF2 Freak)
  • Dr. Robograden (TF2 Freak)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Dark Elbow (Magic Skill)

Shadow

  • Gekko Moriah (One Piece)
  • Nara Clan (Naruto)
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics); New 52
  • Rogue Cheney (Fairy Tail)
  • Reflejo (Tower of God)
  • Mirage (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Yuzuki Mikage (Jigoku Shoujo: Mitsuganae)
  • Fang (BoboiBoy)
  • Ebon (Static Shock)
  • The Makuta species (BIONICLE)
  • Takanuva (temporarily) (BIONICLE)
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Pride (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Mrs. O'Leary (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • The Shadow (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Obsidian (DC Comics)
  • Brain (Fairy Tail)
  • Shadow Walker (DC Comics)
  • Mandarin (Marvel)
  • Rui Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Saechika Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Farabu the Caretaker (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Lord Garmadon (Lego Ninjago)
  • King Sombra (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date a Live)
  • Necromancers (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Woogyman (Charmed)
  • Makuta (Bionicle)
  • Shadow Matoran (Bionicle)
  • Zor (Sonic The Hedgehog series)
  • Shadowbinders (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Dawn (Contrast)
  • Jadoo (Krrish series)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Shadow Step (Magic Skill)

Both

  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Cynthia Andrews (The Young Guardians)
  • Most Dark-type Pokemon (Pokémon)
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Unicron (Transformers)
  • Jackie Estacado (Top Cow / Image Comics)
  • The Darkness (Top Cow / Image Comics)
  • Toa of Shadow (BIONICLE)
  • Highly royal dark mane (Mane-online)
  • Erebus (Greek Mythology)
  • Hades/Pluto (Greek/Roman Mythology)
  • Necromancers (Skulduggery Pleasant)
    • Lord Vile/Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant)
    • Solomon Wreath (Skulduggery Pleasant)
    • Valkyrie Cain (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • Lord Darkar (Winx Club)
  • Shaidar Haran (The Wheel of Time)
  • Some Chromatics can control darkness (Mutant X)
  • Medusa (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Pandora (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Arlon the Serene (Kid Icarus Uprising)
  • Nightwielder (Steelheart)
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Hikaru (The Red Team)
  • Khan (Paradox Saga)
  • Lord Hades (The End)
  • Nightmare Master (Paradox Saga)
  • The Rider/The Dark (The Seeker)
  • Wilfre (Drawn to Life)
  • Darkus Bakugan (Bakugan)
  • Pitch (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Dark Elbow And Shadow Step (Magic Skills)

Start a Discussion Discussions about Darkness Manipulation

  • Light vs. Darkness?

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    • Well, I'm happy to see somebody attach a plausible explanation for the effects of fictional darkness. 
    • I don't view the Powers of Darkness as being purely fictional. Nor do I see all Powers of Light as benevolent. There are enough prova...

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