Wednesday, April 15, 2009

DC Comics: The Shade (Golden Age)

Real Name: Richard Swift

Base of Operations: Mobile
Occupation: “Gentleman Thief”
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 170 lbs
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Black
Unusual Features: None

Marital Status: Unknown, presumed single.

First Appearance: Flash Comics #33

Group Affiliation: None during WWII

Attributes: Agility: d6, Smarts: d8, Spirit: d10, Strength: d6, Vigor d8

Charisma:+2, Pace: 6, Parry: 6(7), Toughness: 8(*17)

Skills: Climb d6, Fighting d6, Gambling d8, Guts d10, Intimidation d10, Lock pick d8, Knowledge (Arcane Lore, Literature d8), Notice d8, Persuasion d8, Shooting d8, Stealth d10, Streetwise d8, Taunt d8.

Edges: Alertness, Charismatic, Fast Healer, Luck, Thief, Strong willed

Hindrances: Code Of Honor, Heartless, Quirk: Fights superheroes for the fun of the “joust” and to relieve boredom. Weakness: Loses powers if unable to cast a shadow. (Usually caused by completly being engulfed by light)

There is the potential for someone with greater control over “The Darkness” to steal The Shade’s power, they must have the energy control “darkness” power and make a –8 spirit roll to succeed.

Super Powers:

“Darkness Control”

Animation: 11 Ranks, “Dark Force”
Attack Ranged, +2d6, Focus ROF: 3
Energy Control, Darkness, LBT
Force Control: d12+6 damage, Bind, Heavy Weapon, Maneuverable, Elemental Trick:(Darkness), Focus,*Force field. LBT.
Immunity: Cold, Disease, Poison
Teleportation (Creates shortcuts between our reality by travelling between the dark dimension)
Toughness +2, Hardy


Sword Cane: Str +1d4, +1 Parry

A brief history of The Shade


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