These creatures were once humans, but due to the influence of another reborn shadow near them, their soul was filled and overflowed with unnatural negative emotions which consumed their physical body and became a being of pure negativity. They stalk others out in the Old World in attempt to turn them into shadows as well and sometimes attempt to get into bigger, more fortified areas such as Crestfall but they usually fail.
The shadows have been around almost as long as when the first Scarf Heroes were founded. In fact they were created by a Scarf Hero, now known as Nightfall, that was researching things involving the soul and how to banish negativity from it forever. The answer he came up with was to transform the soul into something that can no longer be considered a soul anymore but something different entirely, but what that is, is unknown. Many innocents turned the day the shadows were unleashed, the other Scarf Heroes lead a full assault on the source of them and forced the remaining shadows to hide in the place they were created, a sizable town. They have hidden there for a very long time waiting for there master to allow them to continue what was started. During events in Majora's Journey, a large number of people were turned into Shadows expanding their numbers vastly and have made a frighting come back on whats left of the world.
Much like the art shown, they are shadowy humanoids that usually look the all the same aside from the different types.They have white eyes, claws, and teeth that can appear when they will it.
Abilities & Traits
Being near even a single one of these things causes a person to feel depressed, unloved, and hopeless, the closer they come the stronger the feelings. When one makes contact with a person it is a true test of one’s will to live, taking even a single strike can easily turn a person. For some unknown reason, when a reborn Shadow kills a Scarf Hero or turns them, it turns into a Starved Reborn Shadow or S.R.S. for short . Until it is killed, they are alive indefinitely. They can also form into the ground or walls seeming like a regular shadow, what can normally give them away like this is the negative presence or the white eyes, they tend to do this when they have become deeply invested in turning a particular person. This usually only happens if the shadow knew the person in there past life or Nightfall has ordered them to do so. Although sometimes they come up with their own unknowable reasons for stalking a person.
Starved Reborn ShadowsMost Shadows are not very aggressive at first and do not move too fast in combat but if it has killed a Scarf Hero it will shortly after become frantic and enraged, killing anything in sight. A Reborn Shadow killing anything like this is unusual because they normally have no hostility towards animals. These special types are called Starved Reborn Shadows (S.R.S).SRSs - after a few weeks - will become calm again but will always be somewhat stronger than a normal shadow, but if a Scarf Hero gets close enough to feel it's negativity or it sees them it will freeze for but a moment before contorting its head to look directly in the Scarf Hero’s direction it will smile then charge savagely at them letting out an insane sounding, mangled, laughing/screeching sound. They will resort to anything to kill and "taste" another Scarf Hero. SRS can also be created if a normal shadow turns a Scarf Hero.
Scarf ShadowsWhen a Scarf Hero is turned into a shadow they will keep their weapon, scarf, some articles of clothing, all abilities that they had and all abilities that a shadow would. This makes them the most dangerous form of Reborn Shadow out there. No one has ever seen one (or rather lived to tell the tale) and many in Crestfall believe that these variants do not exist.
It is possible for a Scarf Shadow to also become a Starved Reborn Shadow hybrid, when this happens their negativity effects increase tremendously. If a single SH were to encounter one of these hybrids... There is no hope of survival! They are impossible to take on alone, it won't be from lack of skill, equipment or power, but the sheer negativity radiating from its literally crippling and mind corrupting. One must have someone else there to split the negativity intake, which without would guarantee that the person would soon turn. Even with just one other person that still might not be enough. This negativity is so powerful, its effects can be felt from 3 miles away (this also means that this is also their detection radius).
Nightfall- He is not only the leader and creator of them, but his actions in creating them developed there behavior as well.
Everyone- those that know the shadows or have heard the name Nightfall do not sympathize in any way (save for those that believe that there is a way to reverse the transformation), those that have/did have become Shadows. All factions know that nothing good can come from this force and either fear it or hate it.