The Shadow is a seldom-occurring phenomenon in the lore of the Cyber Troopers Virtual-On series.

It is featured in Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Fragmentary Passage and in Cyber Troopers Virtual-On MARZ.


A Shadow is essentially the unconscious desires that lie deep beyond human reason. V-Crystals have the effect of amplifying these urges, creating Shadow. Because V-Converters are powered by V-Discs, which are made of V-Crystals, it makes Virtuaroid pilots vulnerable to the Shadow. Once contaminated, the effects cannot be undone. Shadow-contaminated VRs, which are identified by a menacing black and red color scheme, are extremely dangerous, with their performance enhanced beyond their original specifications, that which is especially seen during gameplay in the Dramatic Mode of MARZ. Shadow VRs are also capable of acting autonomously, rejecting any external control.

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Notable Shadow VRs

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