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.


Original timeline

In the year 2024, sometime after the crisis, some witnesses claimed that they saw Reverse-Flash leading an army of "shadow demons".[1]

Current timeline

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.[2]

Attack on Earth-D

When Outkast arrived on Earth-D, he summoned an army of Shadow demons to fight the Justice Alliance and other heroes while their Earth are destroyed by antimatter.[3]

Attack on Earth Prime

to be written

Powers and abilities


  • Flight: Shadow demons have the ability to fly in the air.[2]


  • Lack of corporeal form: The bodies of these creatures are made of shadows and when anything touches them they dissipate.[2]


The Flash

Season 5

  • "Nora(name on newspaper)


Season 5


Season 8

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 5


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.


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