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In the darkest of ancient India,

I will take the light out of your day,

the number one Type'O you may say.

From caves to comic books, you make my mark,

I am often associated with the dark.

Enjoy my benefits after a feast,

switch one word and you're a criminal to say the least.

Adorn me when you're mourning,

Pirates may use me as a warning.

What am I?

*Except Anish Kapoor

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Is it

The color black?

In the darkest of ancient India,

Referring to Indian Ink (thanks MMAdams)

I will take the light out of your day,

Darkness/black, absence of light

the number one Type'O you may say.

referring to Type O Negatives "Black No. 1"

From caves to comic books, you make my mark,

Caves are dark, and comic books use black ink

I am often associated with the dark.

Black is the color of darkness

Enjoy my benefits after a feast,

Black Friday, after Thanksgiving (MMAdams)

switch one word and you're a criminal to say the least.

Black Market - Where criminals go to buy things ;)

Adorn me when you're mourning,

Wearing black at funerals

Pirates may use me as a warning.

Pirates have a black flag on their ships and that warns people that they're pirates.

Hint:

Anish Kapoor was banned from using the pinkest pink color since he got exclusive rights to the blackest black color

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  • $\begingroup$ The answer is correct, but you haven't solved all the clues. India, Feast and Pirates (that is so close I would accept it) are incorrect but good guesses :) $\endgroup$ – BreakingMyself Jul 3 '17 at 14:05
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    $\begingroup$ I think the India line is probably referring to India Ink, which in more 'ancient' times was probably more common but is still used by some artists today. $\endgroup$ – MMAdams Jul 3 '17 at 14:14
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    $\begingroup$ also, I'm guessing the after a feast line is about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving $\endgroup$ – MMAdams Jul 3 '17 at 14:14
  • $\begingroup$ @MMAdams is on the ball! $\endgroup$ – BreakingMyself Jul 3 '17 at 14:18
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    $\begingroup$ pirates, aledgedly, used "black marks" to signify a lack of considence in their officers (but not yet enough to mutiny.) $\endgroup$ – mr23ceec Jul 5 '17 at 13:30

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