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A phrase used to denote the presence of a second party female that is involved with a married man and resides in that man's home with his wife. "The Shadow" will `float' around behind, call excessively, and question constantly the married man, all in an attempt to gain his favor forever. "The Shadow is known to check your cell phone, screen your calls to home(even if they are from your boss),erase your voice messages so you don't get them, and frequently cops an attitude if your attention is NOT on her 24/7.
Me: Dad can you run me to the mall? I need to pick up new sneakers for your grandson.
My Dad: Hold on a sec, The Shadow is hanging about. You know I can't say shit when she is around.
by Desaundrea Morton-Pusey September 14, 2006
 
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Brief history of The Shadow:
The Shadow is a fictional crime fighter from the 1930s pulp magazines.In print,The Shadow's real name is Kent Allard; in film, Lamont Cranston.Kent Allard was a renowned World War 1 aviator.

Powers and Abilities of The Shadow:
1.Genius-level intellect.
2.Master of telepathy.
3.Master of hypnotism(He can cloud men's minds).
4.Telekinesis and psychic powers.
5.Invisibility(however, The Shadow of the pulps did not have the power of outright invisibility;he could blend into shadows but he did not have the ability to actually become one).
6.Master martial artist.
7.Peak physical strength,reflexes,agility and mental conditioning.
8.Astonishing physical prowess.
9.Ambidexterous.
10.Can manipulate his body in unusual ways(for example he can slip his body through the bars of a prison cell like a contortionist or can actually distort and alter his very facial features at will by manipulating his facial muscles).
11.He can survive for hours without air.
12.Master detective.
13.Master of stealth.
14.Master of disguise.
15.Master marksman.
16.Expert in many different languages.
17.Expert aircraft pilot.
18.Master ventriloquist(he can project or "throw" his voice).
19.Master of subversion, infiltration, and information gathering techniques.
20.Access to various automobiles and aircraft.
21.Vast network of agents.
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
The Shadow knows!"

"The weed of crime bears bitter fruit.Crime does not pay....
The Shadow knows!"
by The Shadow Centurion January 26, 2012
 
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The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide variety of media. Details of the title character have varied across various media, but he is generally depicted as a crime-fighting vigilante with psychic powers posing as a "wealthy, young man about town". One of the most famous adventure heroes of the twentieth century, The Shadow has been featured on the radio, in a long running pulp magazine series, in comic books, comic strips, television, serials, video games, and at least five motion pictures. The radio drama is well-remembered for those episodes voiced by Orson Welles.
Introduced as a mysterious radio narrator by David Chrisman, William Sweets, and Harry Engman Charlot for Street and Smith Publications, The Shadow was developed fully and transformed into a pop culture icon by pulp writer Walter B. Gibson. The character would go on to become a major influence on the subsequent evolution of comic book superheroes, in particular, Batman.
The Shadow debuted on July 31, 1930, as the mysterious narrator of the Street and Smith radio program Detective Story Hour. After gaining popularity among the show's listeners, the narrator became the star of The Shadow Magazine on April 1, 1931, a pulp series created and primarily written by the prolific Gibson.
Powers/Abilities: The Shadow possesses incredible physical abilities. He possesses astonishing reflexes and is an incredible marksman with a gun. He also has incredible muscular control and can slip his body through the bars of a prison cell like a contortionist or can actually distort and alter his very facial features at will by manipulating his facial muscles. He can also survive for hours without air and was also ambidexterous (capable of using both hands). He is regarded as highly experienced in various disciplines of hand to hand combat as well.
His greatest power is his ability to “cloud men’s minds”. He can hypnotize people instantly so that he can move as an invisible shadow. He can also hypnotize people so they forget things or to command them to perform certain acts (he once forced a criminal to write a detailed account of his past crimes). The Shadow wears a fire opal ring known as a girasol on his hand which he uses to focus his hypnotic abilities. He is an expert in many different languages and is also a master ventriloquist (he can project or “throw” his voice).
He is also a master of disguise and has been known to impersonate others, even fooling their friends and family members. The Shadow is apparently an expert aircraft pilot and skilled in infiltration and information gathering techniques due to his experience as an intelligence agent.
He wields a pair of .45 pistols and employs a fleet of automobiles and aircraft in his various operations.
by The Centurion January 25, 2013
 
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Kent Allard was a spy in World War I (as well as for Tsar Nicholas before the war) as well as a famed aviator who crashed in the South American jungles. He made a fortune in that region (where he discovered a city of gold) before he returned to New York where he adopted a new identity. Allard bore an astonishing physical resemblance to a man named Lamont Cranston and used his identity while Cranston was traveling around the world. When the two men finally met, Allard threatened Cranston, saying that he had arranged to switch signatures on various documents and other means that would allow him to take over the Lamont Cranston identity entirely unless Cranston agreed to allow Allard to impersonate him when he was abroad. Horrified at what Allard had explained to him, Cranston agreed --as much to distance himself from Allard as for any other reason.
The Shadow worked with a network of agents like Harry Vincent, his most trusted associate whose life he had saved when Vincent wanted to commit suicide, Moe Shrevnitz, a cab driver, and an operative known simply as Burbank, a radio operator who maintained contact between The Shadow and his agents. There were more of The Shadow's agents who were active and operative...but none, let alone The Shadow himself, knew who they were or even where they were.

Source: www.comicvine.com/the-shadow/4005-28923/; www.internationalhero.co.uk/s/shadpulp.htm.
Powers/Abilities: The Shadow possesses incredible physical abilities. He possesses astonishing reflexes and is an incredible marksman with a gun. He also has incredible muscular control and can slip his body through the bars of a prison cell like a contortionist or can actually distort and alter his very facial features at will by manipulating his facial muscles. He can also survive for hours without air and was also ambidexterous (capable of using both hands). He is regarded as highly experienced in various disciplines of hand to hand combat as well.
His greatest power is his ability to “cloud men’s minds”. He can hypnotize people instantly so that he can move as an invisible shadow. He can also hypnotize people so they forget things or to command them to perform certain acts (he once forced a criminal to write a detailed account of his past crimes). The Shadow wears a fire opal ring known as a girasol on his hand which he uses to focus his hypnotic abilities. He is an expert in many different languages and is also a master ventriloquist (he can project or “throw” his voice).
He is also a master of disguise and has been known to impersonate others, even fooling their friends and family members. The Shadow is apparently an expert aircraft pilot and skilled in infiltration and information gathering techniques due to his experience as an intelligence agent.
He wields a pair of .45 pistols and also employs a fleet of automobiles and aircraft in his various operations.
by The Centurion January 10, 2013