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Meet the characters of Shadow’s Universe


Two heroes stricken by the honor of becoming heroes to the world, and yet we have a person that has embraced every ounce of the change. Sheffler wasn’t much growing up. He was pushed aside, the quick joke, never taken seriously, but he had two best friends in Shadow and Cypress. He met them on a bus to camp one summer and never broke the bond. Sheffler often times stepped in to help Shadow when he caused trouble, using his size to overcome anyone trying to stand their ground.

This is why when his two best pals joined the military, he showed an interest in doing it as well, but he never made it. Turns out quick jokes and being a body guard wasn’t what they needed at the time, so he was sent home, but he never let the bond break between friends. He constantly kept in contact and when The Awakening happened he became worried. He tracked his friends down and broke into a facility to get them free.

Little did he know that he was putting on a show and the scientists really liked it. They admired his size and strength and sought to enhance it. They captured him, experimented, and thought they had failed so they shipped him off to another planet. He was to become food for alien scum, but his two best friends broke him free.

Cypress utilizing her new powers kept him alive, and Shadow injected his own blood into Sheffler as a new hope. Sheffler began to grow, his muscles were outrageous in size, and he started to internally glow blue like Shadow. He now has the power of strength, the ability to protect his two best friends, and become part of their team like he had always dreamed. He can save the world and that was the greatest feeling ever!

Character Facts:

Powers: Super strength, ability to use guns normally utilized only on vehicles, healing but not as fast as Shadow, and can deflect small ammunition with his muscles.

Occupation: Chef


Real Name: Sheppard

Related Characters: Shadow, Cypress


Syndicate is one person that represents an entire world. Syndicate was found on the planet Shadow and Cypress were sent to, at first he was their enemy, but now he is their only hope of existence.

Syndicate utilized advanced technology as weapons and defense. His suit is made of futuristic metals mined from his planet. The helmet filters the air, needed due to the chemicals released by alien invaders. This is why he initially thought Shadow and his team were enemies, they were able to breath without filtration. The rest of the suit hides compact weapons with the power of a huge arsenal, and advanced communication including holographic transmission.

Syndicate and his team are experts at breaking into communications or air waves, and due to their world being miles ahead of ours they are capable of doing as they please with our technology.

Syndicate was just a boy when his world went to war. The Awakening is nothing new to him, he knows what comes next. The invasion. The death. The monsters. He watched it, he lived it, and he grew up with it. This is why he created the Syndication, a group of warriors from all aspects of life banning together to fend off the forsaken alien scum, but it’s too late and he knows it. His world is lost, the battle is lost, and the war is all but over.

That is until he comes across Shadow and his team, warriors of their own world, warriors that have a new approach. They have embraced the darkness, become one with it, and still fight to protect the innocent. A new hope arises with him, he joins forces and sets out to protect a world that has no idea what is about to happen. He will protect this world, or he will die trying.


Character Facts:

Powers: No actual powers, instead he utilizes advanced technology to gain an edge. He can craft advanced weaponry and defense systems, he can also hack into communications and opens the ability to travel the galaxy.

Occupation: He likes to call himself a Space Marine.


First Appearance: Shadow Uprising #2

Real Name: Spencer

Related Characters: Shadow, Cypress, Sheffler


Cypress is the brains and magic to the team of Shadow. Might we say she is even the best female superhero of all time! Bragging aside Cypress takes illusions and mixes it with the ability to accomplish anything she sets her mind too. Some might say she is even the leader of the group.

Cypress holds a mystical power, or is it just her messing with our minds? Either way she is able to bring the world to life any way she wants all around you. If you want that world to be happy and free, well you better not make her mad!

Alyssa was a close friend of Ethan, and she even joined the military with him. However she decided to go a special ops route and was highly decorated for her ability to sneak into buildings and save hostages without a trace of how she did it. When The Awakening happened she was summoned to infiltrate a Russian Mars base, or that is what the soldiers were told. Things didn’t go as planned and Alyssa decided to veer from the mission, discovering all was not as it seemed.

After being discovered, agents were sent after her. She found a way to get back to Earth, but agents couldn’t let her be free, they couldn’t let their secrets become news headlines. They hunted her for months, they destroyed everything she loved, they ripped her apart without touching her.

While on the run Alyssa decided to go by the name Cypress to try and hide from the agents, but a mysterious man that went by the name “The Magic Man” offered to help. His assistance was more along the lines of drugs that he had stolen from a lab, and Cypress became a test subject. More bad things happened that Cypress refuses to acknowledge, but she now has a hatred of The Magic Man so strong that he is lucky to be alive, so she ran. Again. Alone.

That is until Ethan, battered and torn, found a way to communicate with her. She must find him, she must survive.

Once together, Ethan is captured while she knocked out, captured like an animal. She watches him struggle on an operating table, screaming, crying. She can’t take it, but the bars around her start to bend. Her hands begin to glow. The rage she has built up, it becomes a weapon. She takes the opportunity to utilize her new found power to get to Ethan, but a wall she cannot break separates them. She must ride along in the vessel, to a planet they do not know.

Character Facts

Powers: Illusions that come to life, ability to read minds and change decisions, her magic powers also allow her to bend molecules or press against thin air to do things like jump.

Occupation: Spec-Ops, listed as Defected


First Appearance: Tribal Stories #6

Real name: Alyssa

Related Characters: The Magic Man, Shadow, Sheffler, Syndicate, Armadillo X


Wherever you go, whatever you do, a shadow creeps behind you. Shadow may not have chosen to become a hero, but people sure do see him as one. In a world that isn’t very accepting to him, Shadow must defend human kind as an alien.

Ethan was in the military just before the awakening happened. The awakening, an event that took place on Mars, the day NASA requested military assistance. Ordinary troops were being trained to breathe in a breathless world, pods were being stricken, and countries had something new to fight over. That is until it all ended, and none of it existed…

Soldiers were waking from comas in agony, some were lucky and not waking at all, but Ethan was the perfect one. An experiment that had finally gone right. An experiment that knew he would become a weapon.

On this day Ethan became a shadow, a cold distant alien that was always lurking. Ethan had died, Shadow was born. Deep down he wants to end it, to stop the madness, but then the Eclipse happens. More shadows are being born, an endless rift of alien soldiers are being formed, and Shadow gains a glimpse of Syndication, aka Aliens not too happy that their bodies are being used to create weapons, aliens that have destroyed entire worlds.

Instead of watching the world burn he decides to team up with distant planetary soldiers to help ensure his own world doesn’t become like theirs. Will he keep this outlook even when the world he thrives to protect turns against him? Will his Uprising be enough to save them?


Character Facts

Powers : Alien symbiote that has a mind of its own, tentacles that can bite, quick healing, sword and acrobatic skills, and loves to play with guns.

Occupation: Ex-Military, listed as MIA


First Appearance: Tribal Stories #6

Real Name: Ethan

Related Characters:  Cypress, Sheffler, Armadillo X