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25th Aug '16 1:45:45 AM AetherMaster
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* This is one of the first abilities learned by the Sage class in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX''. The other class of magic they learn is from the [[StuffBlowingUp Bang element.]].

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* In ''DragonQuestVIII'', Angelo, despite being otherwise very much ThePaladin, can learn the Whack series of OneHitKill spells. Instant death spells usually fall under the domain of priests and clerics in the series.
** The "Zam" family of spells was introduced in ''[[DragonQuestMonsters Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker]]'' and eventually made its way to the main series in ''IX''. It manifests in the form of dark lightning and appears to be a counterpart to the "Zap" family of spells usually only learnable by the main heroes of the series.
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This is one of the first abilities learned by the Sage class in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX''. The other class of magic they learn is from the [[StuffBlowingUp Bang element.]].



* In ''DragonQuestVIII'', Angelo, despite being otherwise very much ThePaladin, can learn the Whack series of OneHitKill spells.
24th Aug '16 9:30:47 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheBlackCompany'', the ''Shadowmasters'' are aptly named. Ironically, one is afraid of the dark. Make of that what you will.
** He's not so much afraid of the dark as the flesh eating shadows (or worst) that might be hiding in the dark.

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* In ''TheBlackCompany'', ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'', the ''Shadowmasters'' are aptly named. Ironically, one is afraid of what the dark. dark hides[[note]]flesh-eating shadows or worse[[/note]]. Make of that what you will.
** He's not so much afraid of the dark as the flesh eating shadows (or worst) that might be hiding in the dark.
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4th Aug '16 12:28:19 PM Evilkitten3
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* [[{{Goth}} Fumikage Tokoyami]] of ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has a Quirk called [[LivingShadow Dark Shadow]], which he can manipulate as he pleases (although it becomes weak in too much light, and he looses control if it gets too dark).
1st Aug '16 3:46:21 PM nombretomado
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* TheDCU's shadow wielders, by and large, draw their powers from an alternate dimension known as the Shadowland (or Dark Zone). Much like their Marvel counterparts, they range the gamut from hero to villain. Most interestingly, the shadows created by [[Comicbook/{{Starman}} the Shade]], were at one point analyzed by a police scientist. [[GoMadFromTheRevelation He went insane the moment he looked at the sample in the microscope.]]

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* TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU's shadow wielders, by and large, draw their powers from an alternate dimension known as the Shadowland (or Dark Zone). Much like their Marvel counterparts, they range the gamut from hero to villain. Most interestingly, the shadows created by [[Comicbook/{{Starman}} the Shade]], were at one point analyzed by a police scientist. [[GoMadFromTheRevelation He went insane the moment he looked at the sample in the microscope.]]
9th Jul '16 11:34:53 AM Zephronias
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* In ''Literature/TheManWithTheTerribleEyes'', the shadow monsters run on something called the Void that gives them powers over darkness. [[spoiler: The Man has the same powers.]]


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* In ''Literature/TheManWithTheTerribleEyes'', the shadow monsters run on something called the Void that gives them powers over darkness. [[spoiler: The Man has the same powers.]]
3rd Jul '16 4:52:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', the Makuta were all about this, though characters belonging to other species sometimes had shadow-based powers as well. Also, if one tapped into their inner dark side or had their inner light drained, they automatically gained shadow powers.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', the Makuta were all about this, though characters belonging to other species sometimes had shadow-based powers as well. Also, if one tapped into their inner dark side or had their inner light drained, they automatically gained shadow powers.
30th Jun '16 9:28:53 AM Willbyr
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* Onimaru's last [[TheDragon Dragon]] in {{Yaiba}} was [[MeaningfulName Dark]], the demon of Darkness. He could engulf people in his shadows and send other creatures [[OneHitKill into another dimesion forever]].

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* Onimaru's last [[TheDragon Dragon]] in {{Yaiba}} ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' was [[MeaningfulName Dark]], the demon of Darkness. He could engulf people in his shadows and send other creatures [[OneHitKill into another dimesion forever]].
15th Jun '16 7:22:49 PM Doug86
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* The Shaman/Druid and Dark Mage/Sorcerer classes in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', whose arcane sorcery resemble shadows leaping from the ground or flames of dark energy.

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* The Shaman/Druid and Dark Mage/Sorcerer classes in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'', whose arcane sorcery resemble shadows leaping from the ground or flames of dark energy.
15th Jun '16 7:08:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* A non-evil example would be Arithon from ''WarsOfLightAndShadow''. He's called the Master of Shadow for a reason, having power of the darkness and anything related to it, while his half-brother is the Lord of Light.

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* A non-evil example would be Arithon from ''WarsOfLightAndShadow''.''Literature/WarsOfLightAndShadow''. He's called the Master of Shadow for a reason, having power of the darkness and anything related to it, while his half-brother is the Lord of Light.



* Melisandre of Asshai in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a "shadowbinder", and can create shadow copies of people to perform assassinations, [[spoiler:enabling her to kill King Stannis' [[TheStarscream treacherous]] [[CainAndAbel brother]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Renly]] before he can kill Stannis and Ser Cortnay Penrose.]] Her shadow powers are a subset of her [[PlayingWithFire fire-based magic]], because "there can be no shadows without light" and vice-versa.

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* Melisandre of Asshai in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is a "shadowbinder", and can create shadow copies of people to perform assassinations, [[spoiler:enabling her to kill King Stannis' [[TheStarscream treacherous]] [[CainAndAbel brother]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Renly]] before he can kill Stannis and Ser Cortnay Penrose.]] Her shadow powers are a subset of her [[PlayingWithFire fire-based magic]], because "there can be no shadows without light" and vice-versa.



* TheKingkillerChronicles has in the Faerie realm a power of shadows, one of whose uses is to weave into a Shaed, a super-cloak made of shadows that can be re-sized at will, among other powers.
* In ''IronCouncil,'' Judah Low creates a golem out of shadow, capable of choking people on its "flesh."

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* TheKingkillerChronicles ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicles'' has in the Faerie realm a power of shadows, one of whose uses is to weave into a Shaed, a super-cloak made of shadows that can be re-sized at will, among other powers.
* In ''IronCouncil,'' ''Literature/IronCouncil,'' Judah Low creates a golem out of shadow, capable of choking people on its "flesh."
25th Apr '16 9:09:50 AM Quanyails
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* Interestingly, the Death School, while summoning up the undead and draining life from foes, is actually fueled by the casters heroics and courage. In other words, in order to cast Death spells, you need to be willing to face great danger without fear. So basically, yeah, you beat your enemies down with the fact that you have the courage to stand up to them; a trait thought of as good and heroic is the basis for summoning the Grimm Reaper to rip out souls and feed them to you. This is situational irony, that is 'results or reality being quite different from expectations.'
* Shadow magic is said to be the magic of reforming reality. Naturally, the only way to fight someone with a skill that powerful, is to learn it yourself.

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* ** Interestingly, the Death School, while summoning up the undead and draining life from foes, is actually fueled by the casters heroics and courage. In other words, in order to cast Death spells, you need to be willing to face great danger without fear. So basically, yeah, you beat your enemies down with the fact that you have the courage to stand up to them; a trait thought of as good and heroic is the basis for summoning the Grimm Reaper to rip out souls and feed them to you. This is situational irony, that is 'results or reality being quite different from expectations.'
* ** Shadow magic is said to be the magic of reforming reality. Naturally, the only way to fight someone with a skill that powerful, is to learn it yourself.
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