From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Height:||Between 6 and 7 feet, though specific height is unknown.|
|Eye Color:||Unknown (glow red)|
|Nationality:||Unknown (accent sounds Bavarian.)|
|Place of Birth:||Unknown (presumed to be of Bavarian origin.)|
|Base of Operations:||Unknown|
|Dark magic, flight, teleportation.|
|No additional information available.|
"Now I know the full power of evil. It makes ugliness seem beautiful and goodness seem ugly and weak." - August Strindberg, "The Dance of Death"
The most dangerous evils are the ancient and unknown ones. The ones dismissed as legend and spoken of in hushed whispers. The ones that endure throughout years, decades, and centuries. This is one such evil, and he is all too real.
In a secret fortress hidden from prying eyes, a man, hooded, cloaked, and masked, sits and plots. He has done so for centuries, and will for centuries more. His name is lost to the ages, but throughout Eastern Europe (and later, parts of America) he has come to be known as Schattengeist (translated from German. Literal: shadow spirit).
For centuries, he simply wore a hooded cloak, as most dark wizards had done. But since the late 1970's, he has worn an elaborate costume designed to play up the persona that had been given to him.
He is a particularly morbid and morose man who delights in carnage and chaos. He speaks with a thick Bavarian accent, in a deep, booming tone that projects ancient wisdom and unfathomable menace.
Powers and Abilities
He is a practitioner of the dark arts, and can both blast his enemies with it and harness it to aid himself and his allies. He also has the ability to fly and teleport himself to another location or teleport an ally to himself.
Weaknesses and Limitations
Other than his extensive arcane library and enchanted talismains, and his clothing, he has no actual equipment.
Friends and Acquaintances
- This character was largely inspired by Doctor Doom, Skeletor, and other characters of a dark nature. The intention was to take the aspects I liked about those characters and fuse them into one.
Schattengeist is not a name he took for himself. It was a name that was given to him by Bavarian peasants centuries ago and has spread as the legend grew. His real name is lost to all but him, and he does not reveal it because many dark wizards believe that one's power lies in their name, and that invoking their name can rob them of that power.