The Shadow Key is one of the Keys created by Benjamin Locke.



Bode / Dodge wearing the Crown of Shadows

Dodge accidentally found it in the basement inside a glass of jam with "Black Currents" written on it (a pun by Rendell to hint at its location).[1]

Uses Edit

The shadow key opens a door in the basement which leads to the "Chamber of Living Shadows," a room that contains candles and the Crown of Shadows on a stone pillar.[1] Once the key is used on the door, the key starts to glow like a candle (it does not appear to generate heat, however, as Dodge still used matches to light the candles inside the cave). By putting the key on the crown it is activated. If the user then puts it on their head, all shadows around him including his own come to life in different shapes.[1] It is unknown how the shadows gain the form they take, but it appears that the user's shadow gives hint to his personality (for example Dodge having a wolf and Tyler, with Rendell, having centurions).[1][2] If the user is skilled with the usage of the Crown, they can "wear" shadows and take on a certain shadow-like appearance. The user can also merge with also the shadows to become a gigantic shadow entity, increasing their height, strength, and stamina.[3]

Shadow CrownEdit

Main article: Crown of Shadows (Object)

Wearing the shadow crown gives control of the shadows in the Cave of Living Shadows. The shadows may some times be reluctant, but are always faithful to the wearer.[4]


The shadows brought to life by the crown seem to be unique to each person.

Person Shadow
Benjamin Locke Mythological creatures, including Medusa, The Minotaur, goblins and others.
Tyler Locke Centurion
Kinsey Locke Kinsey's Fear
Bode Locke Peter Pan
Lucas Caravaggio/Zack Wells Wolf
Rendell Locke Centurion
Duncan Locke Scarecrow
Dodge (Netflix) Humanoid Shadows
Ellie Whedon "Mayhemi"
Mark Cho Samurai
Mary Locke Samurai
John Locke Centurion
Jean Locke Bear
Tiberius Lynx
Ian Locke Moon Wizard

Known Shadows Edit

Guide to the Known Keys entryEdit

Shadow Key Excerpt

"O Wycked Night! Damn'd be Crais & Damn'd be the Redcoats & Damn'd be my own foole self. Miranda tis griev'sly hurt & lingers in the thaishold of deth! the Redcoats pursued her & the tatter'd remnants of Crais's companie into the caves but I drove them bach wit the aide of the lyving shadows. If she dies I wouldst rather be a shadow myself than remain in thys diabollicall world, knowing she wouldst never have been at riske if not for me!"

Trivia Edit

  • Israel Skelton, founder of Skelton Crew Studios (the company that makes the official licence replicas of the Keys) stated in an interview that the Shadow Key was his favorite Key.[5]


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