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* ''Franchise/FullMetalAlchemist''. The homunculus Pride has tendrils of darkness that appear from shadows and function like normal tentacles, though they can also sprout eyes.
* Shadow type magic in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' acts in this manner: creating physical darkness in the form of black tendrils which violently cut things, which one shadow-user Kagetarou used to slice the titular character's right arm [[CleanCut clean off]]. Being that they were in a [[MagicalLand magic world]] which had advanced medicinal techniques, [[HealingFactor he had it re-attached]]. Recently, a shadow mage has appeared who's so powerful he's capable of pulling Haruna's CoolAirship out of the sky (along with several others). It's [[ShoutOut explicitly compared to Cthulhu]].

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* ''Franchise/FullMetalAlchemist''.''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist''. The homunculus Pride has tendrils of darkness that appear from shadows and function like normal tentacles, though they can also sprout eyes.
* Shadow type magic in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/NegimaMagisterNegiMagi'' acts in this manner: creating physical darkness in the form of black tendrils which violently cut things, which one shadow-user Kagetarou used to slice the titular character's right arm [[CleanCut clean off]]. Being that they were in a [[MagicalLand magic world]] which had advanced medicinal techniques, [[HealingFactor he had it re-attached]]. Recently, a shadow mage has appeared who's so powerful he's capable of pulling Haruna's CoolAirship out of the sky (along with several others). It's [[ShoutOut explicitly compared to Cthulhu]].



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When someone has powers that relate to CastingAShadow some of their attacks may manifest as black tendrils or tentacles of darkness that grab an opponent. Sometimes they operate like normal tentacles and simply restrain or crush the target, other times they may actually blast the target with energy as a way to harm them.

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When someone has powers that relate to CastingAShadow some of CastingAShadow, a very common way their attacks may manifest is as black tendrils or tentacles of darkness that grab or swipe an opponent. Sometimes they operate like normal tentacles and simply restrain or crush the target, other times they may actually blast the target with energy as a way to harm them.
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* The third power of the [[CastingAShadow Obtenebration Discipline]] in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' allows the user to create black tentacles that act on the creator's will and do as he commands.

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* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', whenever Sora taps into dark powers with Anti-Form or Rage-Form, tendrils of shadow will be radiating from his body and will lash out at enemies with certain radial attacks.


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* ''ComicBook/{{Venom}}'': ComicBook/DonnyCatesVenom reveals that the symbiotes are comprised of "[[LivingShadow living abyss]]" -- the PowerOfTheVoid wielded by the primordial god of darkness Knull, and therefore all the tendrils and pseudopods that symbiotes project are this by default.


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* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'': both the forms of Giratina have tentacle-like wings made of shadow. As shown in Pokemon Amie, they can't be grabbed or cradled, for they're as transparent as you may expect from a ghost.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'': both the forms of Giratina have tentacle-like wings made of shadow. As shown in Pokemon Amie, Pokémon-Amie, they can't be grabbed or cradled, for they're as transparent as you may expect from a ghost.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', the [[spoiler: Nibiru Entity's]] original form looks like a disembodied shadow, with tentacles coming out of it every which way.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', the [[spoiler: Nibiru [[spoiler:Nibiru Entity's]] original form looks like a disembodied shadow, with tentacles coming out of it every which way.


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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': The card [[https://scryfall.com/card/som/65/grasp-of-darkness Grasp of Darkness]] shows tendrils of tangible shadow reaching out from the ground to ensure a robotic angel.
-->''On a world with five suns, night is compelled to become an aggressive force.''
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The Evard's Black Tentacles spell creates a large number of black tentacles within an area. They grab anything in the area and try to squeeze it to death, including inanimate objects.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The Evard's Black Tentacles spell creates a large number of black tentacles within an area. They grab anything in the area and try to squeeze it to death, including inanimate objects.






* Nergal and Nergal Jr. in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' both can create shadowy tentacles from their backs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': Nergal and Nergal Jr. in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' can both can create shadowy tentacles from their backs.



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When someone has powers that relate to CastingAShadow some of their attacks may manifest as black tendrils or tentacles of darkness that grab an opponent. Sometimes they operate like normal tentacles and simply restrain or crush the target, other times they may actually blast the target with energy as a way to harm them.

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* ''Franchise/FullMetalAlchemist''. The homunculus Pride has tendrils of darkness that appear from shadows and function like normal tentacles, though they can also sprout eyes.
* Shadow type magic in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' acts in this manner: creating physical darkness in the form of black tendrils which violently cut things, which one shadow-user Kagetarou used to slice the titular character's right arm [[CleanCut clean off]]. Being that they were in a [[MagicalLand magic world]] which had advanced medicinal techniques, [[HealingFactor he had it re-attached]]. Recently, a shadow mage has appeared who's so powerful he's capable of pulling Haruna's CoolAirship out of the sky (along with several others). It's [[ShoutOut explicitly compared to Cthulhu]].
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Shikamaru's "Shadow Stitching" jutsu causes thin tendrils of his shadow to impale opponents.
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* In ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'', Jackie's powers (Which actually come from a source called "The Darkness") include a pair of CombatTentacles with maws that can grab people or tear them in half, among other things.
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The Evard's Black Tentacles spell creates a large number of black tentacles within an area. They grab anything in the area and try to squeeze it to death, including inanimate objects.
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* In ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' the Makuta have a variation of this with the "shadow claw" ability, which has been seen to harm or kill those grabbed by it, simply grab a hold of objects, or pull things (and people) into their body to be absorbed.
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkCloud'' the true Dark Genie uses these to restrain the sun giant before destroying it.
* Both ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'' games have shadow combat tentacles. They become more powerful in the second game, offering several brutal methods of instant killing enemies.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'': both the forms of Giratina have tentacle-like wings made of shadow. As shown in Pokemon Amie, they can't be grabbed or cradled, for they're as transparent as you may expect from a ghost.
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* Black Mage's superpowered form displays these in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', even using them to spear [[spoiler:White Mage]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' Joel's astral form fights with shadowy CombatTentacles.
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* Nergal and Nergal Jr. in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' both can create shadowy tentacles from their backs.
* Aku, from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is the shape-shifting master of darkness. Many of his forms have tentacles of darkness.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', the [[spoiler: Nibiru Entity's]] original form looks like a disembodied shadow, with tentacles coming out of it every which way.
* Raven from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' can do this. She has powers similar to those of ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' and can cast objects and body parts made of pure darkness. But when black tendrils come from under her robe, is when things are getting dangerous.
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