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Shadow Mimicry

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Shadow Mimicry
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Obsidian (DC)

Power/Ability to:

have a body made up of shadows

Power to transform into or have a physical body made up of shadows. Variation of Elemental Mimicry, technique of Darkness Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Shade
  • Shadow Form/Physiology
  • Umbral Physiology


User is made up of or can transform their body completely into shadows. Users transformed form can be either anatomically identical to their normal form, aside of being made of shadow, in which case it contains all to organs and is somewhat vulnerable to attacks. Alternately user can transform into homogenous matter, without any part of their form being more important than the other.

The user can assume a 2D form, extend outward to become a larger shadow, blend into shadows completely, or even teleport through them.

Although not part of Energy Physiology, this power shares much with it:

User that is Nigh Formed Shadow Beings are or can change into mostly physical beings, with the energy flowing through their being, fortifying their cells, bones and muscles. Their power is mostly focused to their bodies and while they gain some amount of energy-attacks, the changes and applications are mostly internal.

User that is Full-Formed Shadow Beings are completely formed of energy, without anything truly left from their physical form. They gain impressive control over their form and vast capacity to expel energy in various ways.


Nigh Formed Shadow Beings

Full-Formed Shadow Beings





  • May be harmed by light.
  • May be affected by light as if it was physical force.
  • Light Manipulation and other effects that create bright light are especially effective against the user.
  • May be limited moving like a normal shadow, on solid surfaces.
  • Complete darkness prevents shadows from forming.

Known Users

  • Rogue Cheney (Fairy Tail)
  • Shadow Thief (DC)
  • Shunsui Kyoraku (Bleach)
  • Obsidian (DC)
  • Ebon/Ivan Evans (Static Shock)
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Shadow Heartless (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Makuta Teridax (Bionicle)
  • Irnakk (Bionicle)
  • Mask of Life (Bionicle)
  • Shadow mane (Mane-online)
  • Shadow (Disciples)
  • Nightmare (Paradox Saga)
  • Kagerou (Flame of Recca)
  • Varete (Witch Hunter)
  • Gekko Moriah (One Piece)
  • Hades (Percy Jackson)
  • Shadow (Bear in the Big Blue House)
  • Rionette (Rave Master)
  • Shadowkhan (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • SCP-017 (SCP Foundation)
  • Shadow (Starcraft II: Soits)
  • Valkyrie Cain (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Solomon Wreath (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Pitch Black (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Makora (Samurai Deeper Kyo)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)
  • Faraboo the Caretaker (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Koga Shuko (Double Dragon film)
  • The Shadow Card (CardCaptor Sakura)
  • Cynder (Legend of Spyro)
  • King Sombra (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Specter (Marvel Comics)
  • Whisp (Monster High)
  • Randy Klein (Smallville)
  • Trap Shadow (Skylanders: Swap Force)
  • Torivors (Beyonderss); are the perfect three-dimensional representation of shadows.
  • James Herondale (The Last Hours)
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