Kal Blackbane The Midnight Blade is a Kymellian of the Universal Inhumans. He is the second chair, and polestar of the Light Brigade. A group that was meant to sacrifice themselves by going through Eldrac for "a battle they cannot win". Imprisoned by Annihilus in the Negative Zone he was forced to fight in gladiatorial matches to the death. He would then be resurrected and forced to repeat the cycle over and over for the Negative Zone inhabitants enjoyment. He along with the rest of the Light Brigade were led by the Johnny Storm to not only escape imprisonment but defeat Annihilus and gain control of the Annihilus Wave by taking the Cosmic Control Rod.