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Shadow Metal

Shadow Metal (不在金属シャドウメタル Fuzai Kinzoku (Shadō Metaru)?, lit. "Nonexistent Metal") is a rumored metal which doesn't exist naturally in the world.


Depiction of esper abilities clashing, circumstances which can supposedly create Shadow Metal

According to Saten Ruiko, rumor has it that when hundreds of esper abilities clash (like during the Daihaseisai), a metal is created which doesn't naturally exist.[1]


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During the Daihaseisai, Saten Ruiko, having learnt about the rumor concerning Shadow Metal, tried to investigate it, getting into trouble in the process.[1][2][3][4] At that time, the rumor was described as having developed from the increased security to prevent people from stealing DNA maps during the games, apparently baseless.[2][4]

Shadow Metal coating on the ground.

However, during the Level 6 Shift attempt on Misaka Mikoto and the efforts of Kamijou Touma and Sogiita Gunha to save her, a metallic substance was formed from the clash between Mikoto and Gunha's powers when he made a path for Touma to get to Mikoto. After the experiment was stopped, Gunha took notice of the area was now covered with a strange metal coating.[5][6]

Later, Aleister Crowley retrieved the Shadow Metal since he watched their fight through UNDER LINE.[7]