Shadow Creepers (シャドウクリーパー, Shadō Kurīpā?), sometimes written as "Shadowcreepers," are monsters created from tainted Lifestream that appear in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. They use their claws and teeth to attack and can be summoned by Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo, the remnants of Sephiroth.
Creation and development
The Shadow Creepers were designed by Takayuki Takeya. They were originally intended to rise from the ground chained to Loz and Yazoo as the two remnants of Sephiroth chased Cloud, but this idea was scrapped. While Takeya first envisioned the Shadow Creepers as having dog skulls for heads, their final design features a skull that is rodent-like in appearance.
Takeya revealed the Shadow Creepers have a "hidden power": even if they lose a limb or are decapitated, they will continue to chase their target.
Kotobukiya released a Shadow Creeper figurine sculpted by Takayuki Takeya at the end of 2005 to promote Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. The figurine is five inches tall and made of PVC.