The Shade is an antagonist in Abandoned Discovery Island. It is a strange shadow figure that cannot be easily seen in-game. It can be found on Night 4, but becomes most active on Night 5.
The Shade is a strange shadowy figure that is a slightly transparent, black humanoid. It is slightly taller than a normal human's height, and is often seen crouching. It's most discernible feature is the shape of its hands, which appear to be sharp and elongated. It can not normally be seen, but can be found by locating its shadow on the ground, that is left by the light in the surrounding areas that it's in. The only time its body can be seen is when it enters The Office, and appears to be extending its arm towards the player.
The Shade cannot physically harm the player. When it appears in the office, the only way to make it leave is to pull up the monitor. If the player is too late to do this, it will shut off random cameras as just like when the player does this. There are no specific patterns in which these cameras will be shut off, and it can turn off 2-4 cameras. This can make it difficult to keep track of certain suits.
- According to early in-game images from the game's development, The Shade looked different than in the final version and was originally to have a jumpscare.
- The jumpscare may point towards the idea of The Shade previously being able to kill the player.