The shadow demons are the Anti-Monitor's footsoldiers, comprising a large army serving at his beck and call who operated during the Anti-Monitor Crisis. In the original timeline, they worked alongside Reverse-Flash.
Attack on Earth-38
Due to the changes in the timeline that occurred when Team Flash destroyed Cicada's dagger in 2019, the crisis happened in the year 2019. The Anti-Monitor tasked them to destroy the Quantum Tower since it slowed the Antimatter that should have destroyed Earth-38. A team of heroes fought the shadow demons, but as the heroes were extracted from the battle by the Monitor, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow made the ultimate sacrifice by fighting the shadow demons to his last breath.
Attack on Earth-D
Attack on Earth Prime
to be written
Powers and abilities
- Lack of corporeal form: The bodies of these creatures are made of shadows and when anything touches them they dissipate.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant
- They behave similarly to the Time Wraiths in terms of how they move, look, and sound.
- How they differ is that while the wraiths are actually protecting reality and time, the Shadow Demons are assisting their master in the destruction of the Multiverse.
Behind the scenes
- In the comics, the Shadow Demons are a race of silent killers enslaved by the Anti-Monitor, who have a pretty dark origin. They're essentially the warped essences of Weaponers, a race of aliens from the planet Qward.