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Darkness Manipulation
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

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


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.






  • 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.
  • 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


  • Ichibē Hyōsube (Bleach)
  • Ecanic (Cool Toons Comics)
  • Gorr the God Butcher (Marvel Comics)
  • Jordan Lewis (Marvel Comics)
  • Marshall D. Teach (One Piece); via the Yami Yami no Mi
  • The Shade (DC Comics)
  • Darklight (DC Comics)
  • Black Doom (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
  • Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)
  • Brain/Zero (Fairy Tail)
  • Jose Porla (Fairy Tail)
  • Koichi Kimura (Digimon Frontier); via Spirits of Darkness
  • Duskmon (Digimon Frontier)
  • Loweemon (Digimon Frontier)
  • Velgemon (Digimon Frontier)
  • JagerLoweemon (Digimon Frontier)
  • Nightingale (Static Shock)
  • The Dark (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy III/Dissidia)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)
  • Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue)
  • Henry (Fire Emblem Awakening)
  • Sho Minazuki (Persona 4 Arena Ultimax)
  • Mr. Scratch (Alan Wake)
  • Nero the Sable (Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII)
  • 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 Absolute Darkness (Kaijudo: Rise/Clash of the Duel Masters)
  • Kage (TF2 Freak)
  • Dr. Robograden (TF2 Freak)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Dark Elbow (Magic Skill)
  • Mars (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Abzu (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Hornet Sonia (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Pegasus Kouga (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Pisces Amor (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Dark Mystic (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Pandora (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Polar Night (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Oryx (Destiny)


  • Gekko Mariah (One Piece)
  • Nara Clan (Naruto)
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics); New 52
  • Obsidian (DC Comics)
  • Shadow Walker (DC Comics)
  • Rogue Cheney (Fairy Tail)
  • Simon (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)
  • Zato-1 (Guilty Gear); Via Forbidden Beast, Eddie
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Pride (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Mrs. O'Leary (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • The Shadow (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Brain (Fairy Tail)
  • Mandarin (Marvel Comics)
  • Rui Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Saechika Hachiouji (Code: Breaker)
  • Farabu the Caretaker (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Lord Garmadon (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Shade (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • King Sombra (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date a Live)
  • Necromancers (Skullduggery Pleasant)
  • Woogyman (Charmed)
  • Makuta (Bionicle)
  • Shadow Matoran (Bionicle)
  • Zor (Sonic The Hedgehog)
  • Shadowbinders (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Dawn (Contrast)
  • Jadoo (Krrish series)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Shadow Step (Magic Skill)
  • Shadow (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Shadow Magician (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Anna Schwagerin (Dies Irae)
  • Analay (Avatar Comic - New Recruits)


  • Alucard (Hellsing/Hellsing Ultimate)
  • 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 (Skullduggery Pleasant)
    • Lord Vile/Skullduggery Pleasant (Skullduggery Pleasant)
    • Solomon Wreath (Skullduggery Pleasant)
    • Valkyrie Cain (Skullduggery Pleasant)
  • Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson and The Olympians/Heroes of Olympus)
  • Bianca di Angelo (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Lord Darkar (Winx Club)
  • Shaidar Haran (The Wheel of Time)
  • Some Chromatics (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)
  • Zaruchimu (Zatch Bell)
  • Darkus Bakugan (Bakugan)
  • Pitch Black/The Boogeyman (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Dark Elbow And Shadow Step (Magic Skills)
  • The Overlord (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Quentin (Demigod Blade)
  • Phoebe Frady (Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters)

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