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Shadow (disambiguation)for other, similarly-named pages.
A shadow was a dark image made by an object blocking light.
During initiation into Faction Paradox, each new Cousin would have a shadow-weapon bound to their shadow. (PROSE: The Book of the War, et al.) Legends heard by the Doctor said that all Faction Paradox members lost their shadows; (PROSE: Unnatural History) indeed, many of the Faction's most experienced agents either had unusually faint shadows or lacked them altogether. However, these shadowless were feared by younger members (PROSE: The Book of the War) and kept separate from those members with shadows. (AUDIO: The Shadow Play)
When the Third Doctor regenerated on Dust, he became infected with the Faction's biodata virus, and when he began to succumb to it in his eighth incarnation, he lost his shadow (PROSE: Interference - Book Two) during a visit to San Francisco in 2002. (PROSE: Unnatural History) The Faction gave him a false shadow so he wouldn't notice. (PROSE: Interference - Book Two) He later lost his shadow again, but regained it following the destruction of Gallifrey and the Faction. (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell)
The Vashta Nerada were not shadows, but a carnivorous swarm that took the shape of shadows to latch onto food sources. Their name literally meant "the shadows that melt the flesh". (TV: Silence in the Library)