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Shadow is the main threat and enemy power in the Drawn to Life Series.
Drawn to Life
In the original Drawn to Life, it surrounds the village, and presumably reaches beyond its territory. It comes in many different forms, and Wilfre has complete control over it. It can harm or corrupt Raposa, the Hero, Baki, and all other life. Shadow can also create hostile life forms of several kinds.
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii)
In Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii), Shadow is once again the main threat, as the Shadow City's Ink Factory restarted, leading the villagers to believe that Wilfre had returned from the dead. In this game, it does not seem to harm Raposa, but it does harm all other living beings, including the Hero. Two other variants of Shadow are introduced, Ink and Scribble. These have no real difference to Shadow, but are explicitly mentioned by name in game.
Interestingly, Shadow does not appear in the DS version of Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter in any forms or beings, except for Wilfre himself. In the opening video however, Shadow goes over objects before they lose color.
Drawn to Life: Two Realms
After being banished to the Human realm, the shadow regroups and decides to infect Belleview. Aldark leads the charge in this attack, but his plans are cut short when Mari sends the Hero to Belleview to stop him. Throughout the game, the Hero fights Aldark's minions, Minimus, Maximus, Desperate, Arrogance, and Furious, before challenging Aldark himself. After being defeated, Aldark and the Shadow retreat, but Wilfre, who had been revived and begun working with Mari, states that they would return.
All Shadow Variants
- Shadow Walker
- Shadow Bat
- Shadow Ghoul
- Shadow Fountain
- Shadow Crawler
- Shadow Fish
- Angler King
- Shadow Bird
- Shadow Golem
- Cricket has unused dialog in Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (Wii) in which he states "Giant Shadow Walkers were once Wilfre's minions, but now they wander aimlessly."
- According to a message sent by Joseph Tringali, the Shadow operates independently of Wilfre and Aldark.
- According to Joseph Tringali, the Shadow was able to travel between realms at will.