The Imperial Shadow, also known as the Shade, Fallen Emperor, or the Revenger, is an enemy from Final Fantasy II. It is an undead specter of the Emperor, and a quite powerful enemy. However, it is not the real Emperor who came back to life, merely a shadow of its former self. It has a nearly boss-level HP, high Attack power, and the Curse 8 move, which can hinder your Attack power greatly. In Palamecia, an Imperial Shadow guards a treasure chest containing a Thunder Spear in the lower left area of the third floor.
[view·edit·purge]A shadow is an area where direct light from a light source cannot reach due to obstruction by an object. It occupies all of the space behind an opaque object with light in front of it.
[view·edit·purge]In literature and poetry, a shade can be taken to mean the spirit or ghost of a dead person, residing in the underworld.