Darkdevil (ICONS Writeup)

aka Reilly Tyne

Prowess 7
Coordination 7
Strength 7
Intellect 5
Awareness 5
Willpower 5

Stamina 12

*Danger Sense 6
*Hellfire Control 8 (Extra: Can form objects out of Hellfire, such as billy clubs)
*Images 5 (Limit: Can only be used to alter his demonic appearance to look normal)
*Regeneration 8
*Teleportation 5
*Wall-Crawling 8

Investigation (Expert +2), Law (Expert +2), Stealth

*Loves the ‘brimstone and mystery’ act
*Heir to multiple heroic legacies: Daredevil, the Scarlet Spider, and Ghost Rider
*Feels obligated to keep an eye on his ‘cousin,’ Spider-Girl

Background: Tyne inherited some of his powers from his father, Ben Reilly, a clone of Spider-Man. After Reilly and his mother died, he went into foster care. When he reached puberty, his spider-powers manifested themselves, along with the degeneration that affects all the Spider-Man clones. Another such clone, Kaine, tried to halt the degeneration by placing Tyne in a cloning chamber. Kaine also told him about his heritage. When Daredevil (Matt Murdock) was mortally wounded in Kaine’s defense, Kaine summoned Zarathos to save him. The demon, realizing that Daredevil would not survive, instead entered Tyne. Daredevil’s newly released soul followed it and managed to exorcise most, but not all, of Zarathos’s presence. Tyne can now call upon the memories, skills, and guidance of Daredevil, as well as some of the demonic powers of Zarathos. The experience halted the painful degeneration but gave him a demonic appearance, with red skin, yellow eyes, horns, etc.

Tyne soon learned how to give himself an illusory human face, which appeared older than his true age. He went to law school and became an intern at Murdock’s old firm. He also became a costumed crimefighter and created an outfit that resembles Daredevil’s. He worked with Spider-Girl on several occasions, battling Crazy Eight, Killerwatt, Funny Face, and Mr. Nobody. On his own he has fought against the Kingpin, Venom (Normie Osborn), and the Goblin Queen. Zarathos reappeared after Venom and the Goblin Queen almost killed Darkdevil and tried to re-establish control. Doc Magus had to journey into Tyne’s mind to drive out Zarathos; within he found Tyne (at his true age), Daredevil, and Zarathos manifesting as Ghost Rider. Tyne was later forced to battle Spider-Man in a plot engineered by Loki.

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