A young boy always known to be quite odd was usually the type of kid most just ignored at his age. Samuel Hadow, was his name. His parents unknown as he was left on the door step of an orphanage. The other children used play this game where they would only talk to his shadow, not looking at him directly.
One day one of the councilors told the boys the story of peter pan, and his shadow. Telling the boys they were separated and Pan was trying to sew it back on, telling it to stay still as if it could understand. This interested Sam, and he began doing research on shadow phenomenons. This led him to witch craft, devil worship, and being whom could control dark matter called mutants. He began trying some of the spells but nothing worked, he even drew a pentagram and asked the devil to come forth but it did not. The reasons being the rituals were incomplete, they required blood.
Sam being frustrated began talking to himself, and eventually to his shadow. A one sided conversation but it got his thoughts out, until one day the shadow spoke back. "Sam, the rituals do work" says his shadow. Sam thinking he's going nuts slaps his face, "what did you say? " Sam says. The shadow saying "I can give you an audience with the dark master if you desire", Sam nervously nods as the shadow reaches off the floor taking his hand and puling him into the nether-realm.
Sam & the shadow now joined as one, it soars towards a gathering of shadows where a shadow king sits on a throne. "Why do you approach ? Sam...." the king asks knowing his name. "I wish to be a shadow like peter pans, free to do what I want, when I want, just having fun" Sam says, "This is a simple task, but you must give something up to have it... are you willing? .. the price is your unique physical form...you will be able to make others but your own will be mine for eternity.... " says the king. Sam thinking of himself as being ignored most the time already see's this as an easy trade off, "I agree, take it! keep it! it's yours! " says Sam.
"Then, hereby be known as no longer Samuel Hadow, but by SHADOW"..says the king, peeling away the human visage within the shadow. Now fully merged with his shadow they returned to the human world. His form standing up out of his own shadow, like a blank canvas as he stared in the mirror. "Imagine a person and that's who you will become" says his shadow, Sam watching as he transformed into another child whom used to tease him. "how long does this last?" says Sam, "until you want otherwise" says the shadow. "There are more tricks you must learn now as well, to survive and be able to defend yourself. I will teach you these ways as we become more as one".
Years went by and tricks were taught, and skills increased, as it was just Shadow now... two being as one" Seeing mutants, witches and all nocturnal creatures of imagination, in his travels.
He now resides in World of Darkness where he helps weARElegion maintain the manifestation of the city and acts as Justice when needed.
- Dark Portal Creation/Umbrageous Teleportation using darkness/shadow by understanding the fundamental connection all shadows/darkness share.
- Darkness Aura
- Darkness Empowerment
- Darkness Healing
- Shadow Mimicry
- Shadow Mutilation
- Umbrakinetic Combat
- Umbrakinetic Regeneration