The Eminence in Shadow: Who Knows That Cid Is Shadow?

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The Eminence in Shadow Who Knows that Cid is Shadow Cid Kagenou

Cid Kagenou is the leader and founder of Shadow Garden. It was later on revealed that he is the reincarnation of Minoru Kagenou. He is also the mysterious Shadow whose goal is to become the “Eminence in Shadow”. But who knows about Cid's secret identity as Shadow in The Eminence in Shadow?

Cid is known to have frail and generic facial features, and he also wears a uniform most of the time while acting in his ordinary Cid persona.


However, when he turns into Shadow, he wears a full-body slime suit, boots, a hooded trench coat, gloves, and a domino mask.

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Who Knows That Cid Is Shadow?

In The Eminence in Shadow, Cid leads a double life: one as the normal Cid Kagenou and another as the powerful Shadow. Only a few people in the series know about his Shadow identity, and these are Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, Epsilon, Aurora, Elizabeth, Alexia, and Zack.

Shadow is the leader of the Shadow Garden. He is known to be a cool and stylish character loved by the members of the organization.

Who Knows That Cid Is Shadow

This is totally the opposite of his ordinary persona, Cid, who wants to lie low so that no one will find out about his persona as Shadow.

To keep people from finding out who he really is, Cid would change the tone of his voice, act nervous, and even sweat whenever he interacts with other people.

However, it seems like he cannot keep his secret forever as some characters in the fantasy anime found out the truth.

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Why Does Cid Have to Act as an Ordinary Person?

Why Does Cid Have to Act as an Ordinary Person Cid

Cid’s dream is to become the Eminence in Shadow. He needs the shadows to act as the stage for his abilities while he uses his everyday life as a way for people to not find out that he's connected to Shadow and hide any suspicious behavior while trying to accomplish his goal.


This explains why Cid and Shadow’s personalities are very opposite.

As Shadow, his abilities and techniques are exposed, whereas his life as Cid makes him a background character that people will easily forget.

Why Does Cid Have to Act as an Ordinary Person Cid

He even chose two of the most ordinary characters to play as his friends to complete his disguise.

While he tries his best to play both roles, there are some characters who make things a little bit complicated, leading to hilarious scenarios.

The Eminence in Shadow does not only focus on magic and fight scenes, as the contrasting personas Cid has to play make for entertaining scenes that make watching the series even more worthwhile.

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