121) Darkness Manipulation

Darkness Manipulation – The ability to manipulate darkness/shadow.  Darkness Manipulation is also known as Blackness Control, Blackness Manipulation, Darkness Control, Darkness Element Control, Erebokinesis, Obtenebration, Shadow Bending. Shadow Control, Shadow Element Control, Shadow Manipulation, Shadow Matter and Umbrakinesis.

Literary Critique of Darkness Manipulation 

Darkstar (Marvel) has this power (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #3).

Darkness Manipulation-Darkstar-Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #3

Nightshade (DC) can even create create shadow homunculi and has created two ravens out of shadow-matter to serve as scouts for her. (DC Who’s Who #17).

Darkness Manipulation-Nightshade-DC Who's Who #17

The Shade (DC) is a supervillain that controls a malleable extra dimensional darkness which he uses with deadly effect.

Darkness manipulation-Shade (DC)

The Flash encounters a lady with two shadows in The Flash V1 #194 (1970).


The Shroud (Marvel) creates a shadow that lacks mass and cannot be used to penetrate or bludgeon opponents (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #10).

Darkness Manipulation-Shroud-Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe V1 #10

Shadow Lass (DC) has powers that are similar to the Shroud (DC Who’s Who V1 #20).

Darkness Manipulation-Shadow Lass-DC Who's Who V1 #20

The Shadowman (Zenescope) protects the Satan’s Hollow of urban legend (Satan’s Hollow #1).

Darkness Manipulation-Shadowman-Satan's Hollow #1 (Xenoscope)

The Shi’ar Imperial Guard has Black Light (Marvel) can project black energy from his eyes.

Darkness Manipulation-Shi'ar Imperial Guard-Black Light-Marvel

Nightside (Marvel) is a doppelganger of Shadow Lass (Avengers West #81).

Darkness Manipulation-Shi'ar Imperial Guard-Nightside-AvengersWest #81

Mister Shadowpax – Pantheon #11 (Lone Star Press)


Drendari – Creature Collection I



Cloaker – D&D 3.5 – Monster Manual I


Shadow Lurker – TSR 2158 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 2


Shadow Mastiff – TSR 2166 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 3


Trading Card Games often allow the player to manipulate darkness.

Blanket of Darkness

Darkness Adept

Darkness Approaches

Darkness Falls

Darkness Made by Malice

Darkness Priestess

Darkness Rising

Darkness Shadow Bolt

Darkness Within

Gehennass Shadowbolt

Hands without Shadow

Horace Shadowfall

Shadow Body

Shadow Bolts

Shadow Conjurer

Shadow Fiend

Shadow Form

Shadow Magic

Shadow Parasite

Shadow Play

Shadow Silhouettes

Shadow Spell

Shadow Strike

Shadow Twin

Shadow Walking

Shadow Weaving

Shadowfist YOTD

Siamese Shadow

Shields of Darkness

Skin and Darkness Zealots

Gunnerkrigg Court: Orientation (Archaia)

Shade – TSR 2173 Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume 4

Slaine – “The Treasures of Britain” – 2000 AD #1007

The Sandman – Brief Lives V7 (2011)

Cluracan‘s Nemesis (Vertigo) – “Mirror, Mirror” – The Dreaming #46

“Scared of His Own Shadow!” – Astonishing #26 (Marvel)

Darkwing (Image) is absorbed by darkness in Invincible #144.

The Darkling (Archie) in The Mighty Crusaders #1 (2018).

Dawn Blackthorne (Image) – Noble Causes #37


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