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< Dark means evil – that’s what we all interpret whenever this word comes out. Most of it is agreeable as well but the whole statement isn’t necessarily true as anime verse is jammed with both types of characters regardless of the fact that they’re heroes or villains. Having dark powers is no shame in the community unless it comes to which side are you on and there are plenty of powerful darkness users in anime who give a glimpse of the terrifying aura the darkness beholds.In the anime world, having control over the power of darkness is one of the most unique abilities a character can possess. With the power of darkness at their disposal, these iconic anime characters have had a huge impact on their respective series. Whether it’s to tackle the opponent or unleash lethal attacks, the incredible strength and versatility darkness grants are beyond anyone’s imagination.And, in today’s article, we’ll take a look at some of the most powerful darkness users in anime who knows how to manipulate shadows and darkness. So, without any further ado let’s get started.
On number 10 in our list is Ichibe Hyōsube from Bleach, He is the Leader of the Zero Division, Ichibe is a large and broad individual with a bald head, red eyes, bushy eyebrows, and a long black beard.
After acquiring an immeasurable quantity of ink from the Court of Pure Souls, he gains total control of darkness. Using his soul-cutter blade, he unleashes this ink. Whatever the ink touches, loses its power and identity.
His Ichimonji can steal the color black from anything alive or dead, which means he can control the color black across the entire universe. He uses this power to take away any darkness in his opponent, including their blood and bones, in addition to their name
On number 9 on our list is Ai Enma from Hell Girl, she is the main protagonist of the series and the one known as the Hell Girl. She can take the lives of her clients’ tormentors, Ai can do so without necessarily making any physical contact with them or damaging them physically. she takes them aboard her boat on the Sanzu River for transportation into Hell
Ai has shown the ability to hurl massive, deadly blasts of black-colored energy. She can create and manipulate fire, teleport and disappear easily, and see into any human’s past. Ai is capable of creating large, intricate illusions, which she often does to frighten her victims before taking them to Hell.
Fumikage Tokoyami also known as the “Jet-Black Hero” is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero. Fumikage is a short young man with the head of a blackbird. Fumikage’s Quirk is manipulating the Dark Shadow, which essentially serves as his offense as well as a defense during battle.
He can cause Dark Shadow to envelop him in a super move called Black Abyss. His strength is enhanced by darkness and Fumikage’s rage, so much so that he can destroy even the mightiest enemies. Dark Shadow can carry Fumikage and fly, trap and imprison targets, and shoot black claws at his enemies at an extremely swift speed.
Rogue Cheney is a Mage of Sabertooth, formerly the strongest Guild in Fiore, originally a Dragon Slayer from four hundred years past, Rogue was sent to the future to assist in the destruction of Acnologia.
He was raised by the dragon Skiadrum and implanted with a special lacrima that enhances his magic, so he can use powerful techniques without many drawbacks. He can melt into his own shadow to move swiftly, produce large blasts of darkness from his mouth, create bladed weapons out of darkness, and much more
In the latter half of the Grand Magic Games arc, his evil future self comes to wreak havoc. He killed his best friend Sting and stole his White Dragon Slayer power, giving him mastery over both light and darkness. This version of Rogue can suck enemies into a black vortex, forcefully command dragons, and create sharp piercing attacks from rays of light and shadow.
Celty Sturluson also known as The Black Rider or The Headless Rider, is an Irish fairy called a Dullahan who came to Japan looking for her stolen head. The headless heroine of the series is capable of strong shadow manipulation. She can use this to create weapons, notably her scythe, and bind her enemies. The series treats this as very useful magic, as she can use this for practical things like changing her clothes or even improving her typing.
Interestingly, Celty’s magic doesn’t seem limited to the amount of light and darkness in a given space, meaning it’s just as powerful any time of the day
Yami Sukehiro is a foreigner from the Hino Country and the first captain of the Clover Kingdom’s Black Bull squad of the Magic Knights. He uses darkness through his katana. He is a master magic swordsman, and with his katana, he can channel his dark magic to the fullest. With his spell dimension slasher, he can escape any dimension he is trapped in.
Yami’s Dark Magic can also bind his enemies using huge shadowy tentacles, apart from using it with his weapon. His Dark power allows him to nullify Light Magic and absorb any light spells cast toward him. Dark Magic is the only magic that can block Devil magic.
Marshall D. Teach most commonly referred to by his epithet Blackbeard, is the captain-turned-admiral of the Blackbeard Pirates, currently one of the Four Emperors and one of the strongest characters in One Piece verse.
Blackbeard is the only character in One Piece to possess the power of two Devil Fruits – Yami Yami no Mi and the Gura Gura no Mi. While the Gura Gura no Mi allows him to generate earthquakes, the Yami Yami no Mi gives him the power of darkness. He can reduce anything to nothing.
He can turn into a black hole of smoke – sucking, absorbing, and trapping a target for an indefinite length of time. But its most terrifying power is that it can nullify an opponent’s devil fruit ability if Blackbeard touches them.
Pride is the oldest of the homunculi, and easily the deadliest. He’s essentially a massive shadow armed with dozens of eyes and rows of razor-sharp teeth who lurks in the secret tunnels underneath Amestris. When he needs to move above ground, he inhabits the body of the president’s young son, Selim Bradley. He’s been able to conduct reconnaissance for decades while remaining undetected.
Pride’s black multi-eyed shadow is his actual form. Pride often shapes parts of himself into long, tendril-arm-like appendages that resemble those of Father’s actual form and those of the Eye of God. Pride can also spread his essence throughout shadows and can sense everything around and that happens around that shadow, thus allowing him to “watch” anything through them. Pride can consume living things and assimilate the abilities and strengths of that particular victim, along with their corresponding weaknesses.
Meliodas is the Dragon’s Sin of Wrath and captain of the Seven Deadly Sins, but actually, he was a 3000-year-old demon who led the legendary Ten Commandments group. Melodias can issue black flames called Hellfire and uses them to engulf his sword to carry out attacks. He can also use his dark power to reattach limbs and fly, It also enhances his strength and magical ability. He uses dark energy to hurl powerful balls of blackness at the previous Demon King.
When he unlocks his full demonic powers, Meliodas enters Assault Mode a form with immense power, but with the drawback of removing his feelings and emotions due to the curse imposed on him by his father demon king.
Number one on our list is Alucard from Hellsing, he is the main protagonist of the Hellsing series and the strongest character in Hellsing verse. He is the most powerful weapon of the Hellsing Organization, which works against vampires and other supernatural forces. He is an immortal vampire who can regenerate and manipulate blood and darkness.
After consuming Schrodinger’s blood, Alucard becomes omnipotent and much too powerful for reality itself. Alucard possesses extrasensory perception and superhuman strength, speed, endurance, and durability. He can walk through walls, absorb souls, perform hypnosis, and control the weather.
He is composed of an otherworldly black substance that he can manipulate into any form. He is invulnerable to any attack when he takes on the form of his signature reddish-black mist. He has consumed millions of lives and can use them to defeat even armies.