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1st Dec '15 4:19:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Tsubasa Andou from ''Manga/GakuenAlice'' has this as his power.

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* Tsubasa Andou from ''Manga/GakuenAlice'' ''Manga/AliceAcademy'' has this as his power.
19th Aug '15 10:46:19 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* Disney's ThePrincessAndTheFrog has Dr. Facilier's shadow and later, his shadow army. They can take hold of someone, or even affect inanimate objects simply by touching or otherwise effecting their shadows.

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* Disney's ThePrincessAndTheFrog ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has Dr. Facilier's shadow and later, his shadow army. They can take hold of someone, or even affect inanimate objects simply by touching or otherwise effecting affecting their shadows.
24th Jul '15 5:38:17 PM nombretomado
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* Vamp from ''{{Metal Gear Solid 2}}'' can immobilize you if he hits your shadow with a knife. [[spoiler:You can stop him by shooting the overhead lights]]. Unlike most abilities in the series, this has no scientific explanation, though Otacon and Snake do offer an alternative explanation for Vamp's shadow-pinning power. They think it's some kind of hypnotism: "The power of suggestion augmented by his speech and movements, coupled with the manipulation of the light reflecting off the blade of his knife". Raiden only ''thinks'' he's been immobilized.

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* Vamp from ''{{Metal Gear Solid 2}}'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' can immobilize you if he hits your shadow with a knife. [[spoiler:You can stop him by shooting the overhead lights]]. Unlike most abilities in the series, this has no scientific explanation, though Otacon and Snake do offer an alternative explanation for Vamp's shadow-pinning power. They think it's some kind of hypnotism: "The power of suggestion augmented by his speech and movements, coupled with the manipulation of the light reflecting off the blade of his knife". Raiden only ''thinks'' he's been immobilized.
8th Jul '15 8:41:17 PM Prfnoff
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* Maxim of ''AModestDestiny'' learns to control his shadow, and also learns that what his shadow does to another object or person's shadow also happens to that person. Thus, he can use his shadow to pick up another person via their shadow, or [[spoiler: throw a stick through the eye of the TheDragon while immobilized]].

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* Maxim of ''AModestDestiny'' ''Webcomic/AModestDestiny'' learns to control his shadow, and also learns that what his shadow does to another object or person's shadow also happens to that person. Thus, he can use his shadow to pick up another person via their shadow, or [[spoiler: throw a stick through the eye of the TheDragon while immobilized]].



* [[SCPFoundation SCP]]- [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-272 272]] is a nail that does this. There's an interesting list of experiments where the foundation tries to figure out what happens when you change the shape of the shadow. It was used in an attempt to kill [[EldritchAbomination SCP-682]] by combining it with a room full of strobe lights. It was [[MomentOfAwesome one of the more impressive and effective attempts]], but [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption naturally]], it didn't work, as 682 spontaneously started glowing, eventually so brightly that it no longer had a shadow to pin.

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* [[SCPFoundation [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]- [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-272 272]] is a nail that does this. There's an interesting list of experiments where the foundation tries to figure out what happens when you change the shape of the shadow. It was used in an attempt to kill [[EldritchAbomination SCP-682]] by combining it with a room full of strobe lights. It was [[MomentOfAwesome one of the more impressive and effective attempts]], but [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption naturally]], it didn't work, as 682 spontaneously started glowing, eventually so brightly that it no longer had a shadow to pin.
4th Jul '15 9:14:17 AM wootzits
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* The defeated BigBad of chapter 3 of ''MajinDevil'' is held in place by (his) demonic babies that emerge from his shadow.
* Yusuke's wannabe EvilCounterpart Asato Kido in ''{{Yu Yu Hakusho}}'' could paralyze people by stepping on their shadows, and managed to hand Yusuke an embarassing defeat by doing just that. He can also control his own shadow independently of the rest of his body.
* ''{{Vampire Hunter D}}: Bloodlust'' had a Benge, who himself was some sort of shadow being, able to kill people by striking their shadow.
* The Nara Clan in ''{{Naruto}}'' has this as their main shtick, and use it mostly to control someone puppet-style. Shikamaru has some other diverse shadow related abilities, including his [[CombatTentacles Shadow Sewing, Shadow Strangulation,]] and turning his chakra knives into the "pin-the-shadow" ability.

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* The defeated BigBad of chapter 3 of ''MajinDevil'' ''Manga/MajinDevil'' is held in place by (his) demonic babies that emerge from his shadow.
* Yusuke's wannabe EvilCounterpart Asato Kido in ''{{Yu Yu Hakusho}}'' ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' could paralyze people by stepping on their shadows, and managed to hand Yusuke an embarassing defeat by doing just that. He can also control his own shadow independently of the rest of his body.
* ''{{Vampire Hunter D}}: ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD: Bloodlust'' had a Benge, who himself was some sort of shadow being, able to kill people by striking their shadow.
* The Nara Clan in ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has this as their main shtick, and use it mostly to control someone puppet-style. Shikamaru has some other diverse shadow related abilities, including his [[CombatTentacles Shadow Sewing, Shadow Strangulation,]] and turning his chakra knives into the "pin-the-shadow" ability.



* In the ''{{Tsukihime}}'' manga, Ciel's Black Keys are able to do this to Akiha and pin her in place after Ciel tosses up a flare.

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* In the ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' manga, Ciel's Black Keys are able to do this to Akiha and pin her in place after Ciel tosses up a flare.



** In VisualNovel/FateStayNight, [[BigBad Kirei is also capable of this]], suggesting it's a common technique of the Church.
* In ''TheSlayers'', the Shadow Snap spell immobilizes someone by pinning their shadow to the ground with a knife.
* One episode of the Zorro anime featured a ninja who did this. In the end it turned out to be a hypnosis-related technique.
* Tsubasa Andou from ''{{Gakuen Alice}}'' has this as his power.
* [[YamiNoMatsuei Seiichirou Tatsumi's]] power as a Shinigami is basically this.
* Gecko Morria from ''OnePiece'' has this as one of his Shadow-Shadow fruit powers, called "Shadow Revolution". Merging his shadow with another person's, he can control a person's actions to the point of reshaping their body. He says this is possible because it's a law of nature that the shadow and its caster must always have the same shape.

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** In VisualNovel/FateStayNight, ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[BigBad Kirei is also capable of this]], suggesting it's a common technique of the Church.
* In ''TheSlayers'', ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', the Shadow Snap spell immobilizes someone by pinning their shadow to the ground with a knife.
* One episode of the Zorro ''Zorro'' anime featured a ninja who did this. In the end it turned out to be a hypnosis-related technique.
* Tsubasa Andou from ''{{Gakuen Alice}}'' ''Manga/GakuenAlice'' has this as his power.
* [[YamiNoMatsuei ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'': Seiichirou Tatsumi's]] Tatsumi's power as a Shinigami is basically this.
* Gecko Morria from ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' has this as one of his Shadow-Shadow fruit powers, called "Shadow Revolution". Merging his shadow with another person's, he can control a person's actions to the point of reshaping their body. He says this is possible because it's a law of nature that the shadow and its caster must always have the same shape.
25th Mar '15 7:33:06 PM nombretomado
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** In FateStayNight, [[BigBad Kirei is also capable of this]], suggesting it's a common technique of the Church.

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** In FateStayNight, VisualNovel/FateStayNight, [[BigBad Kirei is also capable of this]], suggesting it's a common technique of the Church.



* The Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} has the Black Keys, holy daggers made by the Catholic Church. While they are effective against zombies, vampires, ghosts, demons and the like, their flashiest skill is to pin somebody's shadow to the ground if the keys hit the shadows. Both [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Ciel]] and [[FateStayNight Kotomine Kirei]] make use of them, though only Ciel is seen using the latter ability onscreen.

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* The Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} has the Black Keys, holy daggers made by the Catholic Church. While they are effective against zombies, vampires, ghosts, demons and the like, their flashiest skill is to pin somebody's shadow to the ground if the keys hit the shadows. Both [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Ciel]] and [[FateStayNight [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Kotomine Kirei]] make use of them, though only Ciel is seen using the latter ability onscreen.
6th Feb '15 9:24:37 AM Kakai
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* ''{{Series/Warehouse 13}}'' "All the Time in the World": The Folsom Prison Ball and Chain artifact attaches to the shadow of an object or person and traps them in one spot.
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3rd Feb '15 1:49:40 PM StFan
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* One of [[spoiler:Akira's]] abilities in ''{{Mai-HiME}}'' is to do the same thing, and the manga greatly expands these abilities, including the ability to walk through the shadows to get to her target.

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* One of [[spoiler:Akira's]] abilities in ''{{Mai-HiME}}'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' is to do the same thing, and the manga greatly expands these abilities, including the ability to walk through the shadows to get to her target.
6th Jan '15 10:42:56 AM FishStampede
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* A variation from GuiltyGearXrd: [[BilingualBonus Zato-1]] is bound with a shadow-beast named Eddie. For his Instant Kill, he sends Eddie to devour his opponent's shadow. Shadowless, they simply slump to the ground dead.
29th Dec '14 8:31:40 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The defeated BigBad of chapter 3 of ''{{MajinDevil}}'' is held in place by (his) demonic babies that emerge from his shadow.

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* The defeated BigBad of chapter 3 of ''{{MajinDevil}}'' ''MajinDevil'' is held in place by (his) demonic babies that emerge from his shadow.


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