Dex:   7   Str:   3   Body:    4
Int:   9   Will:  7   Mind:    7
Infl:  7   Aura:  5   Spirit:  4
Initiative: 23  Hero Points:  40

Charisma: 7
Gadgetry: 8
Scientist: 5
Thief: 8

Advantages: Connection: Underworlds (High); Scholar (darkness technology); Sharp Eye

Drawbacks: Secret Identity

Alter Ego: Richard Swift
Motivation: Mercenary
Occupation: Criminal
Wealth: 8

Cane [Body: 8, Darkness: 15, Force Field: 18] Note: Anyone attempting to use the cane without wearing special glove is Physically attacked with an AV/EV of 15/15.

GLOVES [Body: 7] Note: Allow Shade to use the cane safety.

CONTACT LENSES [Body: 1, Ultra Vision: 8] Note: Shade wears special contact lenses to penetrate his own Darkness fields.

Source: World at War Sourcebook, pages 83

foe of: Flash
affiliation(s): Injustice Society of the World

Ed's Notes: Probably not how he was depicted in the Golden Age, but I dig the pic above and the jack-the-ripper style interpretation it l;ends itself to. This guy's not a heavy hitter, but could be very effective as a support villain, as well as for setting the mood, if you want Victorian-era style creepy.


  1. Force Field or Force Manipulation (to create forms with the shadows)?

    1. That's a good question! I've been out of town, but when I got home I had to go back and double-check and sure enough the WaW Sourcebook does say Force FIELD. *HOWEVER*... What you ask/suggest makes a lot more sense. It can still FUNCTION as a Shield, but he can attack with it as well. And at 18/18, depending on how much he's using for defense, that would be substantial, though not necessarily entirely overwhelming. And that would describe, pretty well, where he was in the Justice League Animated Series. So... House rules? Yeah, I dig it! (But, to confirm, the GAME does say "Field.")