Darkness Manipulation


You need to pay attention, this can get really tricky. Because intuitively, you will try to make light to fight it, right? But you need to learn that even at the brightest light, shadows are always there. And more than that. In bright light, shadows are even more well-defined and easy to manipulate.Thomas lecturing Ryan (Minecraft Life)

Darkness is a friend, an ally. Darkness allows us to understand others, to see what they value when they believe no one else is looking. It allows us to be honest with ourselves, to express those values that we would disavow in the light. The light blinds us. It is only in the dark that we see clearly, and there is a great dark hidden among these worldsDarth Revan (Star Wars)

The shadows betray you, because they belong to me!Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)

The power to manipulate darkness. Variation of Absent Energy Manipulation. Opposite to Light Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Achluokinesis
  • Dark/Darkness/Shadow Arts
  • Dark Manipulation/Control
  • Darkness Control
  • Erebokinesis
  • Obtenebration
  • Sciakinesis/Scotokinesis
  • Shadow Bending/Control/Manipulation
  • Umbrakinesis
  • Nyctokinesis


Users 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.

Note: Darkness Manipulation is essentially the same as Shadow Manipulation, in the sense that all of its applications would be identical. Hence why both powers are merged into one.






  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user, and their power's natural limits.
  • Light Manipulation, Light Generation, and other light based powers are especially effective against this power.
    • As shadow is a dark area produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface, light may strengthen shadow magic or may even be a requirement in some universes.
  • 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.
  • Umbrakinetic Immunity

Known Users

See Also: Casting a Shadow.



  • Yami Sukehiro (Black Clover)
  • Rood Chrishi (Black Haze)
  • Yhwach ( Bleach)
  • Ichibē Hyōsube (Bleach)
  • The Dark (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Darkness Devil (Chainsaw Man)
  • Koichi Kimura (Digimon Frontier); via Spirits of Darkness
  • Brain/Zero (Fairy Tail)
  • Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)
  • Jose Porla (Fairy Tail)
  • Simon (Fairy Tail)
  • Macbeth (Fairy Tail)
  • Freed Justine (Fairy Tail)
  • Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail); via Satan Soul
  • Anubis/Cale (Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warriors)
  • Adam Jobs (Mashle: Magic and Muscles)
  • Anemo Nemo/Leberblume (Mahō Shōjo ni Akogarete)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); via Dark Elbow
  • Marshall D. Teach/Blackbeard (One Piece); via the Yami Yami no Mi
  • Kan Genjiro (Psycho Dreams)
  • Beatrice (Re:Zero ~Starting Life in Another World~)
  • Abzu (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Pisces Amor (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Pegasus Kouga (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Mars (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Hornet Sonia (Saint Seiya Omega)
  • Kumoko/Shiraori (So I'm a Spider, So What?)
  • Souei
  • Leslie Sperado (The Monster Duchess and the Contract Princess)
  • Izraf (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Demon Clan (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Demigra (Xenoverse)
  • The Shadow Riders (Yu-Gi-Oh!)


  • Vaatu (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Count Spankulot (Codename: Kids Next Door)
  • Darklight (DC Comics)
  • Richard Swift/The Shade (DC Comics)
  • Barbatos (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics/Teen Titans)
  • Users of the Spell of Absolute Darkness (Kaijudo: Rise/Clash of the Duel Masters)
  • The One Who Laughs (DC Comics)
  • Cloak (Marvel Comics)
  • Gorr the God Butcher (Marvel Comics); via the All-Black symbiote
  • Knull (Marvel Comics)
  • Jordan Lewis (Marvel Comics)
  • Nyx (Marvel Comics)
  • Shadow Weaver (She-Ra: Princess of Power)
  • Eclipsa (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Nightingale (Static Shock)
  • Black Hat (Villainous)
  • Darcy (Winx Club)


  • Lady Zillah and Tam Song (Keeper of the Lost Cities)
  • The Darkling/Aleksander Morozova (Shadow and Bone/Grishaverse)
  • Solomon Wreath (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Lord Vile (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Ungoliant (The Silmarillion)
  • Thantos (Twitches)
  • Moonchild (Wild Cards)
  • Brian Laborn/Grue (Worm)

Live Television/Movies

  • Amara (Supernatural)
  • The Undertaker (WWE)

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)
  • Maxwell (Don't Starve); via Codex Umbra
  • Lu/Ciel (Elsword)
  • Dark Type Animals (Fantasy Forest Story)
  • Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy III/Dissidia)
  • Henry (Fire Emblem Awakening)
  • Nightmare (Five Nights at Freddy's )
  • Beelzebul/Raiden Shogun/Raiden Ei (Genshin Impact)
  • Vessels (Hollow Knight)
  • White Face (IMSCARED)
  • 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 (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Helcurt (Mobile Legends: Bang Bang)
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat 11)
  • Sho Minazuki (Persona 4 Arena Ultimax); via Tsukiyomi
  • Robloxians (ROBLOX); via Sword of Darkness
  • Various Characters (Shin Megami Tensei)
  • Malefor (Skylanders)
  • The Darkness (Skylanders)
  • Dark Skylanders (Skylanders)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dharkon (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
  • Rumia (Touhou Project)
  • Hilda (Under Night In-Birth); via Dress of Darkness: Masquerade
  • Dark Mystic (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Polar Night (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Vampires (Vampyr)
  • Aimi Yoshida (X-Men: Destiny); depending on player's choice of actions
  • Grant Alexander (X-Men: Destiny); depending on player's choice of actions
  • Adrian Luca (X-Men: Destiny); depending on player's choice of actions

Web Original



  • Nacht Faust (Black Clover)
  • Tsukiyo (Boruto: Naruto Next Generation)
  • Mizuki Tsujimura (Bungo Stray Dogs Gaiden)
  • The Shadow (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Nagi Arisuin (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
  • Rui Hachiouji (Code:Breaker)
  • Saechika Hachiouji (Code:Breaker)
  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date a Live)
  • Sir Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott (Date A Live)
  • Rogue Cheney (Fairy Tail)
  • Kageyama (Fairy Tail)
  • Shade (Fairy Tail)
  • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Pride (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Yuzuki Mikage (Hell Girl: Three Vessels)
  • Connla (Highschool DxD)
  • Megumi Fushiguro (Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • Junk (Junk the Black Shadow)
  • Hairo (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Zaruchimu (Konjiki no Gash Bell!)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Shadow Step
  • Nara Clan (Naruto)
  • Gekko Moriah (One Piece) via the Kage Kage no Mi
  • Iori Katanagi (Phantom Seer)
  • Beatrice (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World)
  • Betelguese Romanee-Conti (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World)
  • Natsuki Subaru (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World)
  • Makora (Samurai Deeper Kyo)
  • Kagege (Sgt. Frog)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Cid Kagenou (Minoru Kagenou) (The Eminence in Shadow)
  • Reflejo (Tower of God)


  • Farabu the Caretaker (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Mirage (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Analay (Avatar: The Last Airbender - New Recruits)
  • The Makuta Species (Bionicle)
  • Shadow Matoran (Bionicle)
  • Takanuva (Bionicle); temporarily
  • Fang (BoboiBoy)
  • Nightshade (DC Comics)
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Obsidian (DC Comics)
  • Shadow Walker (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics' New 52)
  • Luci (Disenchantment)
  • Magica De Spell (Ducktales Reboot)
  • The Six-Eared Macaque/Macaque (LEGO Monkie Kid)
  • Oni (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Shade (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Mandarin (Marvel Comics)
  • Knull (Marvel Comics)
  • Void/Dark Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • The Miller Sisters (Moonbeam City)
    • Pizzaz Miller
  • King Sombra (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Stygian/Pony of Shadows (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • The Beast (Over the Garden Wall)
  • Shadow Weaver (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • Ebon (Static Shock)
  • Claire Nunez (Tales of Arcadia)
  • Penumbra (Villainous)


  • Shadowbinders (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Tam Song (Keeper of the Lost Cities)
  • Mrs. O'Leary (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • Hades (Percy Jackson and The Olympians)
  • Phobia (Renegades Trilogy)
  • Necromancers (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Aleksander Morozova/The Darkling (The Grisha Trilogy)
  • Mia Corvere (The Nevernight Chronicles)

Live Television/Movies

  • Shade (Arrowverse)
  • Woogyman (Charmed)
  • Vashta Nerada (Doctor Who)
  • Chernabog (Fantasia)
  • Melisandre (Game of Thrones)
  • The Shadow Master (Round the Twist)
  • General Kirigan (Shadow & Bone)
  • Jadoo (Krrish series)
  • Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)

Tabletop Games

Video Games

  • Dawn (Contrast)
  • Anna Schwagerin (Dies Irae)
  • Zato-1 (Guilty Gear); Via Forbidden Beast, Eddie
  • Raven (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Zed (League of Legends)
  • Kayn (League of Legends)
  • Shadow Magician (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Hayabusa (Mobile Legends: Bang Bang)
  • Moskov (Mobile Legends: Bang Bang)
  • Lylia (Mobile Legends: Bang Bang)
  • Zor (Sonic The Hedgehog)
  • Shadow (Valkyrie Crusade)

Web Original

Darkness & Shadows


  • Darkus Bakugan (Bakugan)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
  • Engen (Hero Killer)
  • Ajimu Najimi (Medaka Box); Via Dark Elbow And Shadow Step
  • Iori Katanagi (Phantom Seer)
  • Zaruchimu (Zatch Bell!)




  • Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series)
  • The Overlord (Frenzy Series)
  • Daruxians (Los Hechiceros del Dragon)
  • Children of Hades (Percy Jackson and The Olympians/Heroes of Olympus)
    • Bianca di Angelo
    • Nico di Angelo
  • Necromancers (Skulduggery Pleasant)
    • Valkyrie Cain
    • Lord Vile/Skulduggery Pleasant
    • Solomon Wreath
  • Grace McKnight (The Eidolon Saga)
  • Sauron (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Balrogs ( The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion)
  • Francisco Fischer/Xeoz (The New Real)
  • Nightwielder (The Reckoners)
  • Morgoth/Melkor (The Silmarillion)
  • Shaidar Haran (The Wheel of Time)
  • Cynthia Andrews (The Young Guardians)
  • Queen Maeve (Throne of Glass)
  • King Erawan (Throne of Glass)

Myrddraal (Wheel of Time)

Live Television/Movies

Video Games

  • Aragami (Aragami)
  • Hyo (Aragami)
  • Shinobu (Aragami)
  • Yamiko/Shadow Empress (Aragami)
  • Emily Kaldwin (Dishonored 2); via Shadow Walk, Doppelgänger and Far Reach
  • Wilfre (Drawn to Life)
  • Aisha (Elsword)
  • Master of Darkness (Heart of Darkness)
  • Shadow conduits (Infamous Paper Trail)
  • Arlon the Serene (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Hades (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Medusa (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Pandora (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Dark Matter (Kirby Series)
  • Void Termina (Kirby Series)
  • Dark Mind (Kirby Series)
  • Zero (Kirby Series)
  • 02 (Kirby Series)
  • Gooey (Kirby Series)
  • Dark Nebula (Kirby Series)
  • Miracle Matter (Kirby Series)
  • Dark Crafter (Kirby Series)
  • Zed (League of Legends)
  • The Lady (Little Nightmares)
  • Bi-Han/Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shadow Queen (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • Most Dark-type Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • Mr. Dark (Rayman)
  • Nox (Smite)
  • Pandora (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Omen (Valorant)

Web Original

Known Objects

  • Darkinator (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Medallion of Acrata (Arrowverse/Supergirl)
  • The Kanohi Kraahkan (Bionicle); the Great Mask of Shadows
  • Beelzebub (Date A Live)
  • Canis Lykaon (Highschool DxD)
  • Night Reflection (Highschool DxD)
  • Key of Domination (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • The Crown of Shadows (Locke and Key)
  • Shadow-Shadow Fruit/Kage Kage no Mi (One Piece)
  • Dark-Dark Fruit/Yami Yami no Mi (One Piece)
  • Shadow Charms (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)

Known Powers/Techniques

  • Darkus (Bakugan)
  • Dark Magic (Black Clover)
  • Shadow Magic (Black Clover)
  • The Great Darkness (DC Comics)
  • Shadowlands (DC Comics)
  • Dark Force/Dark Force Dimension (Marvel Comics)
  • Dark Sorcery (Psycho Dreams)
  • Abyss Mysticism (Vampire: The Masquerade)


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