Real Name: Arkani Rowan
In this order:
- Powers and Abilities
- How I wish Nightlight was in DC Comics.
- Types of Feats
Short Version: These are aspects about his origin that I know for sure will always be apart of him.
- He's born in a small town in Iran, during World War IV. Unfortunately his family was murdered by terrorists, but he was saved by an American soldier. (Who's last name ends in Rowan)
- His father was not a well renowned soldier, but saving Arkani and adopting him is one of the most noble things he feels he has ever done in his life.
- Sadly his father died when he was later drafted into war and his mother, protested against the Banksters/ government and she was killed by the riot police before Arkani could find her and save her.
- Arkani is the smartest man in the world, born with all-around peak human physical traits.
- Arkani becomes Nightlight to end the banksters reign.
- He's called Nightlight because sightings of him make him appear that way and nightlights are not considered as things for weaklings in this universe. (Cheesy a bit I know, but in action everything works out perfectly for the type of character he is.)
Long Version: Some events here may not stay, but this was my original thought when coming up with him.
When he was just a 5 year old boy Arkani’s parents were killed in a small village in Iran by terrorists in the nearby area. Arkani was saved by a defiant US army soldier, who would later bring Arkani to safety and eventually in to the US as a refugee. Later, the same soldier, who’s name is Richard Rowan would adapt Arkani with his wife Emily Rowan. Arkani was a way for Tom and Emilia to make up for the fact that they couldn’t conceive their own children.
Arkani didn’t know his last name so his parents just gave him their own last name as his own. The two lived in Newport City, they were a middle-class family, but lived in the most dangerous city in the state. Newport City is home to some of the wealthiest families in the world, criminal and purely financial alike, including one of the Banksters of the World, Samuel Carnegie. While few in the city experienced a life full of joy and happiness, criminal activity reigned everywhere else. Gang violence and poverty increased every year, and Arkani was no far from it.
As a kid growing up Arkani’s bod developed to give him great, strength, speed and other peak human aspects. Arkani’s intelligence especially, he always got around gangs and took them all tactically down, turning them on each other sometimes and handling huge mobs of them all on his own.
In school Arkani always achieved the highest grades in all of his subjects, he was always the most benevolent of people in the school, but had no true friends as he always saw through their dullness and lack of knowledge. He cared for his parents more than anyone else and he was able win many science competitions, athletic competitions and he could engineer many different types of electronics using scraps from a junkyard and selling them to help his family financially. He never could get a job like many other people from his place in the city because employers were afraid of gang activity and violence interfering with their businesses.
Newport City is just one of many cities in the US during Arkani’s time that were full of corruption due to wealthy businessmen stealing from the poor, manipulating the economy, corrupting the government and putting in restrictions that would never allow the poor to be able to change the system that has been put in place.
One night Arkani’s parents were killed by a gang, their deaths led him to set his plans in place. He was always aware that the bankers were responsible for the situation the world was placed in as he was with many other aspects of life. Arkani decided that he would kill every one of the Banksters out there with other plans to help balance wealth fairly throughout the world.
Arkani decided that with all his knowledge and power he was going to take up a benevolent path because a malevolent path was useless to him and he realized he has never really had any intention for malevolence. Arkani reinvents all fighting styles that have ever been created throughout history and invents his own tactics and methods of combat as well. He dawns his stealth-suit with the Tri-Optic Visor and armored black suit.
Sometimes the people he saves, while he is in the process of learning just how powerful the bankers are, see his visors glow green in the dark like a Nightlight, but eventually they think of Nightlight not as a nightlight to protect them from the dark. Instead they eventually think of Nightlight as the light of night, someone who will restore what night time should be; full of fun, joy, peace, rage and freedom. Nightlight is not afraid to kill others for the sake of accomplishing his goals or manipulating his allies.
He eventually learns the reason it’s almost impossible to forcefully stop the bankers is because anyone or any group that has tried to take them down he must deal with mystical, metaphysical and highly-advanced-technological forces.
Nightlight has no actual superpowers, however, his brain combined with his gene set design structure can be considered as a
metahuman level advantage peak human level advantage. His brain is easily the smartest brain in the world with most perfect structure and the most neural connections. His body works with his brain to design the best muscle development, which Nightlight has trained himself to take full advantage of since he was young.
He is the smartest human to have ever existed on his earth. Nightlight possess almost all knowledge of everything that exists. He has full knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics. His creative intelligence is also by far the best, he is a tactical genius that can consider all factors in any given scenario to determine the outcome. He can analyze the tactics other people employ and determine what abilities they possess. He has contingency plans for almost every force of destruction or creation that exists and all of the are well thought out and secured in his memory and a hidden data chip that he keeps.
Due to his brain’s natural ability to develop his body to its maximum capabilities Nightlight has peak human strength. He can break easily through walls and he can lift a car above his head at max.
Nightight has peak human strength he can sprint 100m in 9.4 seconds. His immediate reaction speed is always under 0.1 seconds and at most is at 0.03 seconds, at least while he isn’t impaired by drugs. He has on occasions been able to dodge bullets easily too, sometimes even catch them.
Nightlight has peak perfect precision. He has precision at the peak-low end of the macroscopic level (the detailed texture of surfaces). He can make perfect shots without hesitation in nearly any direction without error while switching from target to target. He is easily able to run across zip lines because he can maintain perfect balance as well.
He can easily predict everything to a very-likely certainty, except people’s minds and decisions, where he can only get to a likely-certainty at best.
Nightlight has all kinds of gadgetry. Just to list some of them:
- Tri-Optic Night Visors (Allows him to see in the dark, through walls, clothes/gear and detect other life forms, as well as collecting and storing data. The visors only glow in the dark when Nightlight activates the headlights, otherwise he can see perfectly fine in the dark with the night-vision on them.)
- Tazer (Electrocutes and disables enemies)
- Paralyzing Darts (Easily can shoot them through a pistol or through launchers in his wrists at the same speed as a bullet)
- Grappling Hook/Zipline Launcher (Allows him to easily maneuver in a city like environment, go atop buildings and walls. Also, allows him to create a zip line from building to building.)
- Customized Rifles and Pistols (He designs his own customized rifles and pistols that shoot projectiles at twice the speed of a machine gun.)
- Smokebombs (He has a great supply of these, they provide him a stealth advantage which allows him to much more easily dodge projectiles, attacks from enemies and it allows him to blind them.)
- Energy Shields (Shields that activate on automatic detection of any of projectile that might attack Nightlight. He can also use it to block against melee attacks without having to move.)
- Micro-Nuke (Highly energized capsules that upon impact with an enemy can cause their whole body to incinerate. He can even release it in a more energized form to leave a radioactive explosion.) - Unsure about why this one is here. lol
- Standard Explosive Foam (A foam that is full of billions of micro-explosives that detonate on command of the signal from the trigger.)
- EMP (Disables computing devices, monitors and various gadgets.)
- Radio-Wave Detector (Allows him to collect data from the frequency of radio waves to determine communications and even track the source of the signal.)
- Delta Computer (Nightlight designed the most powerful computer in the world, it can process billions of bytes of data in real time through the quantum processor built inside of it. He relays data to the computer so it can process large sums of information and return it to him at once.)
- Cryo-Foam Blaster (Freezes objects in foamy ice)
- Super-Sonic Detonator (Releases a very high pitched and loud barrage of sound waves that can deafen everyone except Nightlight who wears noise-cancelling headphones.)
- Bullet-Proof-Reflexive Nano mesh (Throughout his entire suit Nightlight has protected various vital parts of his body with bullet-proof Nano mesh that can deflect bullets, but can still leave bruises.)
The only way to numb Nightlight’s spectacular abilities is with drugs such as alcohol or marijuana. Nightlight does this to himself sometimes to better enjoy human emotions that he feels because otherwise his realization of all aspects in any given situations causes him to simply react acceptingly towards everything without much emotional stimulation. Even when impaired, however, Nightlight is still very capable of fighting, analyzing data and tactically overcoming any situation that he faces.
Another weakness for Nightlight is inception, or planting ideas deep in his head if given the opportunity, this will confuse him and leave him vulnerable as he is lost in confusion and thought.
As serious as ever Nightlight is very accepting of facts and normally reacts to them without any emotional impulses. He realizes his inability to be emotionally stimulated and this causes him to also have depression. To counteract this Nightlight tries to numb his senses with alcohol and drugs, this not only impairs his senses, but it reduces his performance in combat and he typically likes to remain this way, since it is hard for him to try and stimulate his brain again when he's not already drunk or high. He's just as creative as he is analytical as well.
He should be a part of a new series of Defiant Comics, but he is still in the multiverse of DC except he’s in one of the new arising universes that are starting to be shown to be as part of the Multiverse of the original DC Multiverse. His universe is visible by the Monitor Sphere and by beings in the Sphere of Gods. Clearly I'm a DC fan lol.
- Kills multiple (7) snipers across several buildings in a total of 2 seconds after clouding himself in smoke.
- Kills 10 people at once by ricocheting a snipe across several different points.
- Takes down a room full of thugs (approximately 17) in 5 seconds using his hands only.
- Easily runs across a zipline that connected across two buildings 500ft upwards. Later he shoots people across other buildings while remaining balanced on the zipline.
- Lifts a car full of a family across his head and out of danger.
- Kicks through a wall several times. Completely breaks an entire wall with a power double-legged kick. Smashes others through walls, ceilings and even the floor.
- Defeats a lot of highly-skilled ninjas by himself without a single scratch on him.
- Athletic feats: Runs 100m in 9.4s in high school at the age of 17. Later dashes across a 200m field in under 20s despite being severely wounded in his right arm.
- Easily predicts the strategy and attack of a master-class contract killer and quickly takes him out.
- Dodges bullets partially with predictability and partially with his sheer speed.
- Easily escapes a magical trap set by the Universal wondering sorcerer John Constantine. Then later outwits him and causes him to accidentally get tangled in his own hex.
- With powerful micro-nuclear technology stops a New God from killing him, the city and from completely devastating his entire Earth.
- Heals from several cuts and muscle wounds after an hour completely heals after 20 hours (17 hours with rest).
- Creates his own quantum processor with other hardware to build him a new computer. Also develops a computer program that is easily able to decode and analyze any sort of data it receives.
- Easily wakes from a hallucination caused by a toxic gas.
- Designs new material with telekinetic resistors to avoid having his neural signals/mind from being read or corrupted.
Of course, the main reason Arkani became Nightlight is to stop the wealthy oligarchs that plagued the rest of the world.
Perhaps Nightlight’s worst enemy out there or at least his most challenging. Blankface appears as several of the same gunman that tries to kill Nightlight, but soon he begins to appear in his dreams. Causing great confusion to Nightlight. Nightlight can’t figure out if Blankface is just a corruption in his own mind or an actual enemy that is out there. Several clues in his dream and in real life keep him awake frustrated. Nightlight later discovers that there actually existed a true mastermind named Blankface and he dosed him with some of the most psychedelic gas there is, something that creates a sinister De-Ja-Vu repeatedly to those it affects. Nightlight managed to stop him, but realized that he was just working for the real Blankface, who remains completely mysterious to him.
Some may read this some may not, I am still curious as to what other people think about this type of character, so please do share with me what you think, if you read about this character.