DARK ANGEL

Real Name: Shevaun Haldane
Base of Operations: Darkmoor Castle, England
Marital Status: Single
Race: Human

Advantages: Ally (X-Men, Psylocke), Attractive Appearance, Courage, Gifted in Learning, Renown, Sixth Sense, Technologically Advanced, Wealth
Disadvantages: Enemy (Mys-Tech Corporation, Mephisto), Fanatic (dedicated to destroying Mys-Tech), Secret Identity

Reflexes: 2D (4D) Acrobatics 3D (5D), brawling 4D (6D), dodge 3D (5D)
Coordination: 2D (4D) Markmanship 4D (6D, energy blasts + 2D)
Physique: 2D (3D) Lifting 3D (4D), resistance 4D (5D)
Knowledge: 4D Arcane knowledge 9D, computer ops 8D, forgery 5D, languages 5D, research 6D, scholar 6D (Chaos Theory + 3D), science 5D
Perception: 3D Engineering 5D, repair 4D, shadowing 6D, survival 6D
Presence: 3D Bluff 5D, charm 4D, intimidation 5D, willpower 9D

PDV : 2 (3)
Unarmed BDV : 3D (4D)
P/l Bonus : + 1 (+ 2)
Hero Points: 10
Body Points: 28 (33)
Character Points: 75

Powers: Shevaun has a number of cosmic powers as a result of bonding with a piece of the Fabric of the Universe, all of which are Mystically Empowered as an advantage. For a time, it seemed that she would showcase a new power in virtually every issue, so it’s possible she could still possess ones not listed below:

Superattributes: Reflexes 2D, Coordination 2D, Physique 1D, Density Manipulation, (Intangibility) 8D, Flight 9D, Telepathy 8D, Mental Blast 6D, Energy Blast 11D, Dimensional Travel 11D, Energy Absorption 10D (Energy absorbed in this fashion is actually sent through the void which is her costume and arrives in a sub-dimension contained therein. Shevaun is careful to avoid this as it can sometimes harm the inhabitants of the sub-dimension.), Force Field 9D, ESP (“Cosmic Awareness”) 12D, Temporal Manipulation 15D (Note: Personal time travel only. Allows Shevaun to travel to any spot in the time stream — this power is rarely used, however, as Shevaun understands the danger in altering history), Sorcery 4D

Equipment: Shevaun’s costume is actually part of the Fabric of the Universe. It is bonded to her on a molecular level and may not be removed, though she is able to store it in a pocket dimension and call it to her when needed. The costume is an inherent part of her now and grants her the powers listed above. In addition to her powers, Dark Angel uses two major pieces of equipment:

Armor – Comprised of a number of metallic devices which are attached to the Fabric that she wears, the armor provides no additional defensive bonuses. It does, however, help regulate her power flow and prevents her from accidentally using too much energy. Towards the end of the series, Shevaun dispensed with wearing the armor at all, preferring to trust her own instincts when using her powers. To simulate the usefulness of the armor, Dark Angel gains the Short-Circuit limitation to all her powers when not using the armor. This reflects the fact that she may sometimes inadvertently use too much energy in any one battle.
Graviton Phase Blast – Not used very often, this powerful device fires an energy blast that does 6Dx2 damage. It has a secondary blast that can slow down or speed up time in a given area. It does this with Temporal Manipulation 4D.

History: Daughter of Mys-Tech board member Ranulph Haldane, Shevaun found herself orphaned after her father was killed by the demon Mephisto, who had granted he and the other Mys-Tech board members immortality in exchange for meeting certain quotas with regards to souls sent to Hell. With Ranulph attempted to circumvent this agreement, Mephisto slew the man while Shevaun watched from afar.

As the Chief Researcher for Mys-Tech, and the most accomplished Techno-Wizard on the board, Ranulph made sure that his daughter’s education in the art of Hi-Tech Mysticism was second to none. Though he kept secret from her the details of Mys-Tech’s connections to Shevaun, she felt responsible for the evil her father and his friends committed and swore that she would see Mys-Tech destroyed.

This vow was made possible by the intervention of a being known as Darkangel, the Angel of Death. This being appeared before Shevaun and donated a fragment of the Fabric of the Universe, which attached itself to her flesh and became her costume. Contact with such a powerful element of the universe opened her mind to new possibilities and granted her enormous cosmic powers. As Hell’s Angel, Shevaun battled the forces of Mys-Tech for many months, gaining tutelage under Prof. Xavier’s X-Men and forming a close friendship with Betsy Braddock. She frequently adventured alongside a Guide from the spirit realm at this time and spent a good deal going to and from the Realm of Dead Superheroes where she sometimes gained aid.

Eventually, Shevaun came to the conclusion that Darkangel had manipulated her and not told her certain details of her powers intentionally. As a result, she abandoned the name he had given her (Hell’s Angel) and chose Dark Angel, instead. Why she’d choose the Angel of Death’s name as her own when she was, in fact, angry at the being is open to debate.

Regardless, Shevaun aided several other heroes in defeating Mys-Tech during the so-called Mys-Tech Wars and then proceeded to aid Death’s Head II in repelling the destruction of Earth. Since then, Shevaun has not appeared, but presumably she still lives in her father’s castle in Darkmoor, England and continues to protect the Earth from threats both magical and technological.

Published by Barry Reese

Professional author that has worked for publishers as diverse as Marvel Comics, Moonstone Books, Wild Cat Books, Airship 27 and Pro Se Press!

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