Quote: "Shadows will fall over this city. Nothing can stop me!"
Concept: Power mad shadow magic wielder
Base of Operations: Metropolis
Real Name: Evander Schatten
Legal Status: German citizen, wanted for various crimes
Marital Status: Single
Weight: 150 lbs.
Age: 30 [true age is 120 but he spent 90 years in suspended animation]
Strength 0, Stamina 2, Agility 2, Dexterity 3, Fighting 2, Intellect 3, Awareness 4, Presence 4
Innate Shadow Magic: Concealment 2 [Normal vision], Limited: Only in shadows; Senses 2 [Darkvision] • 4 points
Mystical Sense: Senses 4 [Detect Magic, Acute, Ranged] • 4 points
Shadow Veil: Enhanced Dodge 4, Enhanced Parry 4, Movement 1 [Safe fall], Protection 14, Impervious 11, Sustained • 43 points
Shadow Magic: Array [50 points]
- Shadow Curse: Affliction 10 [Resisted by Will, Incapacitated & Unaware], Extra Condition, Progression, Ranged, Limited: No Effect Until 3rd Degree Reached, Linked to Damage 10, Ranged • 50 points
Shadow Blast: Ranged Damage 16 Linked to Ranged Weaken Toughness 9 • 1 point
Blanket of Shadows: Concealment 2 [Normal Vision], Area [Burst] +6 [1000' radius] , Attack, Perception Ranged • 1 point
Shadow Shapes: Create 16, Indirect 2, Movable • 1 point
Shadow Binding: Snare 16, Reversible, Split • 1point
Steal Shadow Essense: Weaken Strength 16, Affects Objects [+1], Incurable, Insidious, Ranged • 1 point
Shadow Walk: Teleport 12, Accurate, Change Direction, Change Velocity, Easy, Extended, Medium [Shadows] • 1 point
Advantages Benefit [Cipher], Languages [Base: German; English], Power Attack, Ritualist, Second Chance [Expertise: Magic check to design rituals], Skill Mastery [Expertise: Magic], Trance, Ultimate Effort [Expertise: Magic]
Skills Deception 6 [+10], Expertise: Magic 12 [+15], Insight 8 [+12], Intimidation 10 [+14], Perception 8 [+12], Ranged Combat: Shadow Magic Array 7 [+10], Stealth 5 [+7]
Shadow Blast/Shadow Binding/Steal Shadow Essense +10, Ranged, Damage 16/Affliction/Weaken
Shadow Curse +10, Ranged, Damage 10 +Affliction 10
Dodge 10/6*, Parry 8/4*
Toughness 16/2*, Fortitude 10, Will 14
*Without Shadow Veil bonus
Abilities 40 + Powers 107 + Advantages 8 + Skills 28 [56 ranks] + Defenses 24= 207 Total
Enemy: Lex Luthor and Superman
Infamous: Powerful magic user who has clashed with Superman several times
Hatred: Due to what happened to his parents, he hates those who are corrupt and rich, seeking to kill them.
Power Loss: Shadow Lord must be able to gesture to use his shadow magic.
Secret: If the location of where he performed the empowering ritual is discovered, it would be easy to destroy the magic circle used. This would drop him to PL 10, lower his spells each 3 ranks and the Enhanced Dodge, Enhanced Parry and Protection of his Shadow Veil each by 3 ranks.
Shadow Lord is the great-great-great-great-great cousin of Shadowstrike, the black sheep of the family and mad. If he were to discover her existance, he would track her and her mother down to slay them. He has a lot of raw power at his disposal and can perform rituals of up to 35pp when needed.
Description of Powers: Shadow Lord comes from a long line of shadow magic users. Yet he has enhanced his own power through a dark ritutal, granting him a lot of raw power at unknown cost. He can see in any lighting and naturally blend into shadows, sense magic and summon forth a powerful veil of shadows around himself to shield him from harm and slow any falls. But his true power comes from his shadow magic and various spells.
From a powerful blast of solid shadows which also steal some toughness from its victims, blanketing up to a 1k foot radius in deep shadows, creating massive shapes out of shadows tougher than titanium, trapping targets in bonds of solid shadow and even directly stealing a target's shadow essense to weaken them. He can step through shadows to appear anywhere else shadows on, anywhere on Earth. But his most dangerous spell is a shadow curse which drains the lifeforce from someone, leaving them vulnerable before it kills them.
Simple Beginnings, Different Culture
Born in 1890 in Germany to parents who worked as farmers, only using their shadow magic to help them make life a little easier, Evander never understood why they didn't use their powers to have more in life. Helping out from the age 6, he focused more on his magical training and always dreamed of having a good life. Learned and intelligent, he had few if any friends, his arrogance driving most kids his age away. 14 years old and his world changed, as his parents packed up and moved to the United States of America to try and give him a better life.
The culture took some adjusting to, but with all the opportunities before him, he knew the good life wasn't far behind. But the work was just as hard, as his parents toiled away in a factory and he was made to go to school. By the age of 18 he had had it with this "new world" and their promises. His parents health worsened thanks to the coal dust in the factory, while he watched the rich get richer. He took to using his shadow magic to steal, going after the wealthy and others whom he considered corrupt. But by the age of 23, he was alone in the world. His parents died coughing and he vowed to take revenge on all those abused the lower class.
The owner of the factory where his parents worked was the first, struck by what appeared to be a wasting disease which killed him in days. The CEO of a railroad company known for forcing its workers into 16+ hour workdays was next. He walked off a factory walkway when it was suddenly blanketed in deep shadows. This went on for several years, til finally his extended family located him and took action.
Facing the black sheep of the family, they bound him and with a powerful ritual sentanced him to a dimension of shadows in a state of suspended animation, aware but unaging. Raging against the injustice of his punishment, of how the corrupt were allowed to live off the sweat and blood of others, he began to sink into madness. With nothing else to do, he began to focus his mind, mentally training in his shadow magic, hoping to increase his power and break free, to enact his revenge.
Shadows of a Blood Moon
Decades pasted and the world went on, while Evander languised in otherworldly prison, his power growing along with his madness. Til finally his chance came, his magic strong enough to break free, with the aid of a rare event, a blood moon. Shattering the ritual which bound him for so long, he ripped a hole back into the universe and fleed to the nearest city. Finding the town ledger, records of his relatives all were there. But the ritual had taken a toll on most of them, all but one family line had died out years ago. And all records of that line ended over 20 years ago, when they moved to parts unknown.
His true revenge denied to him for now, he sought out newpapers and other records, means of finding out who the corrupt rich were in this new era. The technology he saw and the sights seen shocked him, the manner of dress was unlike anything seen in his day, the technology so far beyond his own time it appeared to be like magic. But nothing would deter him from his task, as records of a man named Lex Luthor repeatedly showed up and tales of his corruption drove Evander to take action.
New Era, Old Evil
Targeting the evil man, he was stopped by a man in red and blue who could fly. Fighting against this man proved easy at first, his magic blasting the superhuman as easily as others. But he proved too powerful for Evander to take. Subdued, he was once more locked up, this time in a prison of mortal design. The enchantments designed to suppress his magic proved to be a minor obstacle, as he broke out and was on a rampage fighting Superman once more as he went after Luthor again. Locked up in a more powerful cell, it took him weeks to design a ritual powerful enough to break free, using a stolen spoon to etch the symbols on his prison cell wall.
But with the likes of Brainiac, Lex Luthor and Darkseid out there, he was no more than a footnote to the people of Metropolis, a minor threat at best. This time he would plan, this time he would be prepared for Superman and to strike down the corrupt Lex Luthor, who reminded him of the man who drove his parents to death all those years ago. Hiding out and designing a ritual of epic proportions, months pasted without him being seen. Til finally he was ready, the ritual completed and his power amplified several fold.
Next time he faced Superman it was a much more one-sided battle, as his magic burned into the Man of Steel's flesh and sapped his strength. As he was down for the count, the newly renamed Shadow Lord made his way to a shocked Luthor, only to find himself bound in a golden lasso before he could deliver the killing strike. Wonder Woman was visiting Metropolis and it would be hard to miss someone crashing through buildings and slamming in the street. Weakened from his fight with Superman, he was no make for the Amazon Princess who subdued him with ease. Only for him to escape through the shadows, his voice echoing out that he would be back and slay all corrupt rich people who lived off the sweat and blood of others. Starting with Lex Luthor.
Description: Evander is an average man of German decent, with a normal build and muscle tone. His skin is pale from living in shadows for so long, with minor scars on his arms. His eyes have turned black, madness shining within them, while his black hair is kept short but shaggy.
He always is seen in black robes with a hood to hide his face, with a pair of black shoes. He wears a ring topped by a black onyx on his right hand.