|Darkhawk (Scenesys ID: 348)|
|"The name's Darkhawk. I thought I could retire... But because of sick freaks like you, that can never happen. There's a war going on, a war between good and evil. And in war, our elders may give the orders... But it's the young who have to fight."|
|Full Name:||Christopher Jonathan "Chris" Powell|
|Citizenship:||Dominion of Canada|
|Residence:||Powell House (Riverdale, Starling)|
|Education:||University of Starling|
|Groups:||Alpha Flight, Riverdale Gang, Space-OOC, Starling-OOC|
|Apparent Age:||18||Actual Age:||18|
|Date of Birth||28 February 2009||Actor:||Chris Wood, (voice as Darkhawk) Keith David|
|Height:||175 cm (5'9")||Weight:||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Brown||Eye Color:||Brown|
|Theme Song:||"Darkhawk" by Dorky Diggedy Dave|
After watching his father take a bribe, Christopher Powell discovered a Scalenohedron-shaped crystal, which calls upon the universal Dark Force through Shi'ar technology. Chris is endowed with immense protective and fighting power, transforming him into the superhero known as Darkhawk. Today, Chris is just a teenager burdened by family responsibilities, but one, he will become the Powell, one of the "most powerful, and feared, heroes in the universe."
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His form is covered from head to toe, but it is not just of that same midnight blue. He wears a belt composed of non-reflective silver. His shoulders are covered by a similarly coloured triangular armour, which has the effect of shoulder pads, making him look more imposing. He wears a gauntlet, also of that matte silver, over his right wrist. Occasionally, three claws will pop out of that gauntlet. They can also be used as a grappling hook.
The front of his mask is also matte silver, with a blocky, angular appearance, which matches the shoulder pads and gauntlet. The rest of him is sleek, streamlined, and very human looking. He appears to be a man wearing some kind of stretchy, spandex-like material. Over his chest, there is a red Scalenohedron-shaped crystal. His visor is also red, matching the colour of the crystal.
He was born in the Castlefall area of Starling, and has lived there all his life, which has been, up until recently, incredibly mundane, and largely dull. He's not the smartest kid in the class, or the best athlete. He's never stood out as anything special. That was until he discovered a mysterious crystal while visiting an amusement park with his younger brothers.
While at the park, he witnessed his father taking a bribe from another gentleman. He didn't know it at the time, but the man was notorious mob boss Phillipe Bazin. Chris and his brothers were seen and they ran right into a closed off portion of the park, where he stumbled upon the raptor amulet, which transformed him into the superhero Darkhawk.
Vowing to use the raptor armour as his "edge against crime", he has tried to balance his heroic activities with being a good student and a good role model for his younger brothers. He joined the New Warriors, though so far he's managed to keep his mask on at all times.
Mostly, it's been a learning experience, trying to figure out just what the raptor armour is. It bleeds some kind of green fluid. He transposes with it, ending up in something he calls "null space", while the armour takes his place. It's all been very confusing and a lot for a young teen to adapt to. But he's coping.
He's a vigilante, working outside the law, but his dad is a cop on the take, so in a twisted sense, he feels he's balancing things. He does draw inspiration from the legends of Gotham's dark knight, Batman, but he appearances aside, he probably has way more in common with New York's friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.
The Raptor armour is capable of firing blasts of Darkforce energy through the amulet embedded in its chest. Although Chris only understands how to emit it in a beam of concussive force, it is capable of so much more. In time, he may learn to fashion shapes, weapons, and whatever else he requires, but for now, he is limited to beams of Darkforce energy.
The Raptor armour amulet is a conduit for Darkforce, which operates similarly to the various Lantern Corps. His amulet is like one of their rings. It 'recharges' while he switches with the armour. It is limited by his imagination and skill. Without anyone to guide and teach him, he has stumbled along, discovering some uses of it, but he has only scratched the surface. There is so much more to learn.
The Raptor armour is capable of absorbing energy directed at it. Chris knows this, has done it, but routinely forgets about this aspect of the armour. It has built in storage batteries to make use of any absorbed energy. It can absorb a wide variety of energies.
The Raptor armour has primary thrusters built into the feet for lift, and has retractable glider wings under the arms to help guide him during, where he can make use of air currents. When used in tandem, it affords him a surprisingly efficient flight, using minimal system resources, while allowing for maximum manoeuvrability. While in the air, he can stop on a dime and change course when he needs to.
The Raptor armour is capable of creating and projecting force fields. At first, Chris liked to create a circular shield-like disk, which was attached to one of his arms, most frequently his left. But he has since learned to project external force fields in a variety of shapes. He's still learning and has only managed to create relatively simple geometric shapes. In time, he may be able to create more detailed force fields.
The Raptor armour's right hand is covered by a gauntlet, which contains a retractable set of three claws. He can extend all three or any combination of them. These claws are razor sharp and capable of cutting through virtually any material known to Earth. The claw can also be shot out, becoming akin to a grappling hook. They will grab onto something at the other end, and he can pull it towards him, or himself towards it, depending on the subject of his grapple attempt.
The Raptor armour is capable of refracting light so that it bounces off of it, while projecting whatever is behind it. While not true invisibility, it is enough to fool peripheral vision. When far away, he can disappear, but up close, there is an obvious distortion. Chris doesn't know it, but this has to do with the fact that the armour wasn't designed for human brain chemistry. It is capable of true invisibility, but it might not be capable of it with him as the user.
The Raptor armour is capable of passing through solid objects, such as walls. Chris rarely remembers this ability, and has quite a bit of difficulty directing it. He often bumps into walls when he tries. But the armour is quite capable, and he knows it.
The Raptor armour is what turns Chris Powell into Darkhawk. All of his powers are directly tied to it. Without the armour, he would be an ordinary human being. It is very mysterious, and there is a lot that he has yet to learn about the armour, but he is getting better. He has saved many people, and has become quite the hero.
The Raptor armour is self-repairing. All Chris has to do is switch back to his human form, and the raptor armour will be, from his perspective, instantly repaired, refuelled, and reloaded. Chris does not understand what he calls Null Space, but there may be some temporal shenanigans at work there. Switching, even momentarily, will make him vulnerable as well as put his identity at risk.
The Raptor armour is not limited the way the human anatomy is. It can bend, move, contort, and stretch in movements that would be difficult, if not impossible, for a human being. When used in tandem with its superhuman reflexes, the Raptor armour can move with lightning-like efficiency.
While the Raptor armour is self-repairing, it is also superhumanly durable. Very few attacks are capable of damaging the armour. It has withstood significant physical impacts, energy blasts, and military grade artillery fire. It can withstand extreme temperatures of heat and cold, as well as operate in the vacuum of space. It can take far more than it can dish out.
The Raptor armour is capable of responding quicker than any normal human. The sophisticated sensor array can detect threats, and begin the process of moving even before Chris wills it to. It is ready before he is, and when he choose to act, it is usually already in the process of beginning that movement.
The Raptor armour is capable of beating a commercial aircraft in a flight from New York to Coast City. On the ground, it is similarly fast. While it is far from competing with the likes of the Flash and Quicksilver, it is quite fast, from a thrown punch, to a long distance run.
The Raptor armour is comparatively weak. It can only lift 2 metric tons. But the designers never expected the user to rely on the armour's individual strength. Unfortunately, Chris has only learned to master a few of the armour's capabilities, and focuses more on its brute strength than the multitude of uses for Darkforce.
The Raptor armour has adaptive vision, shifting from telescopic to infra-red vision, among others, based on a sophisticated sensor array built into the armour, and what the user is trying to see. Chris doesn't understand it, but when in the armour, he can see just about anything that he wants to see.
The Raptor armour connects to Chris through a thought relay. He is not really there. Instead, he is in Null Space, controlling the armour's actions remotely. It is an incredibly reliable bond, working rain or shine. As the armour is effectively a glorified mobile phone, it protects him again telepathic intrusion, as there is no mind there for someone to read or influence.
Chris Powell can read, write, and speak Mandarin Chinese. He's far from fluent, but he has enough to carry a conversation, ask for directions, or other routine exchanges. English is his primary language. He took some courses on French, but has forgotten most of it. Once he was able to change to Mandarin Chinese, he did, as he thought it was a far more useful language than French.
Chris Powell has studied Kendo since he was a kid. Recently, he took up Ninjutsu to help him become a better superhero. Even without the Raptor armour, he's proven able to defend himself against four bullies at once.
Chris Powell's mother is a Crown Attorney. If he ever faced legal action, he'd have the best representation possible as she knows the right people to go for a given case. His father is a police officer, which also affords him some special consideration, though he's not on the best of terms with his father ever since he found out that Mike Powell is on the take. He also has twin brothers, Jason and Jon, who adores and often babysits.
Darkhawk is a member of the New Warriors. He has friends he can call upon for help as a hero, and even though he has yet to share his identity with them, he could probably call upon them in his civilian life if he needed to. He has access to their resources, which are mostly supplied by the Taylor Foundation, which is owned by Night Thrasher.
The suit is powered by darkforce energy, which functions similarly to a Lantern ring of power. It must be recharged. Fortunately, transforming is enough to recharge and even repair the suit. He doesn't understand the mechanics, but in a few moments, he can recharge the suit. But he has to have those moments to recharge the suit, and while doing it, he will become human, and unmasked. If he tried to do it in combat, they might learn his identity. Most likely, they'd just see some kid they have never seen before. But for that time, he would be helpless.
Chris Powell has a temper. It takes a lot to get him upset, but when he does get upset, he makes mistakes. Early on in his career, he even thought about murdering a bad guy. Thankfully, someone talked him out of it and made him see sense. But there's a fire inside him. It can come out at the worst of times, especially where his family is concerned.
The Raptor Amulet is the source of Darkhawk's power. If it were to break, be taken, or lost, he would cease to be Darkhawk. He could no longer access the armour. It is what makes him special. Without it, he would just be Chris Powell.
The Raptor Armour is not indestructible. It 'bleeds' some kind of green substance. Under the faceplate, it is so horrifying that most people who witness it repress that memory. Even Chris cannot remember what it looks like when he saw himself in the mirror. He just remembers that he wanted to vomit and had trouble sleeping for several days. As power suits go, it has some impressive capabilities, a wide assortment, but isn't particularly powerful. That may be due to the fact that he has yet to master all of its abilities. He is still learning. But for now, he is largely a street level hero.
Chris Powell is a high school student. He has to study hard, do his homework, look after his younger brothers, sometimes make dinner for them, and his parents, clean, in short, he has chores. Besides that, he is a hero. He sacrifices his time and energy to help others. He feels a need to do what's right.
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|Weights and Water||January 24th, 2020||Darkhawk and Supergirl enjoy some late night exercise at Mansion Alpha|
|Cravings of Huitzilopochtli||January 15th, 2020||An aztec statue come to life and wants to sacrifice a couple visitors, yet Darkhawk and Raissa save the day!|
|Starting On A Good Foot||December 30th, 2019||Zorro and Darkhawk save a Charity Event and Madame Masque is captured in the process.|
|What was that all about||December 17th, 2019||Be careful to only steal stuff you know how to use, as the bad guy learned.|
|Age of Darkness: Riddle Me This||December 6th, 2019||The Justice League and her allies have a strategy/planning session to determine what to do next and go over intel brought forth but multiple people and groups. Can it be? Can Superman be alive? We'll have to see.|
|Not all heroes are super||December 5th, 2019||Kara, Chris, and the the H'lvenite kids before the Age of Darkness|
|Kings Park Carnival||July 3rd, 2019||Summary needed|
|Day Off At The Museum||June 30th, 2019||Kara Danvers, Chris Powell, and Haytham Nazari all meet at a famous museum in Vancouver. Surprisingly, nothing breaks and they enjoy introductions and exploration.|
|It was a B Minus!!||June 7th, 2019||Willow sets up her remake course and runs into Kara's.. boyfriend?|
|Patrolling in Metropolis||May 20th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Let me Explain. Too Much. Let me Sum Up.||May 3rd, 2019||Darkhawk returns to Earth to learn about the situation with Superman.|
|Prisoner Transfer||February 15th, 2019||Just when Alpha Flight was about to grant Arella Despana a refugee status, Lex Luthor waltz in after pulling all sorts of political miracles, and getting himself permission to walk away with Arella, as something of a guardian overseeing her integration with Earth society.|
|The Abominator arrives in Midgard.||February 10th, 2019||Arella Despana's ship crash lands on Earth|
|Punching bags in spaaaace||January 18th, 2019||A brief trading of notes on Mackenzie King's gym.|
|Winter Dance Committee||December 4th, 2018||Glitter is not a condiment. The gang work on the Winter Dance decorations.|
|Touring through Riverdale||November 18th, 2018||Andrea wows Archie at the After Party|
|Working on cardio||October 29th, 2018||Chris and Kara recreate the Rocky steps moment.|
|Boy do I hate speesters||October 9th, 2018||Supergirl and Darkhawk come face to face with... Zippy|
|Chock'lit Shoppe Chores||September 14th, 2018||The Prelude to Kara's Introduction to Neil Patrick Harris|
|Meanwhile in Starling||August 20th, 2018||Date Night|
|Waiting for a bus||July 30th, 2018||A brief random conversation.|
|Ragnarok pt 4: Alpha Flight pitches in!||June 22nd, 2018||Alpha Flight lends their expertise to helping the Asgardians.|
|Streaming Night||May 27th, 2018||Chris and Kara have a movie night|
|Iron Heights Information Dowload||May 23rd, 2018||Batgirl (Cassie) visits Starling and meets a different kind of Dark... knight?|
|When a Strike Has Nothing to do with Baseball||May 4th, 2018||A bit of support for the teachers.|
|Welcome back, Dinah Drake||May 3rd, 2018||The return of Black Canary, and she has some pointers for Darkhawk|
|25th Pennytown International Flower and Garden Festival||April 29th, 2018||A great day in Kings Park... until Veronica breaks some hearts|
|Heart to Heart with the Art||April 16th, 2018||What kind of a teenager doesn't know angst?|
|Burgers, and Milkshakes, and Hot Dogs, oh my!||April 9th, 2018||A couple of teens talking over a burger at Pop's, news at 11!|
|Hard Times in Small Town||April 5th, 2018||Two heroes meet in Riverdale. Not much more to say, honest. What kind of evil is going to hit THERE? ...I just jinxed us all, didn't I?|
|A Kiss with a Fist||October 16th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Dark Summer||September 27th, 2017||Buffy runs into a wizard on a battle moose being chased by a robot.
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|Summer in Starling||August 1st, 2017||Kara and Chris are adorkable as they admit they like each other.|
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