Psychiatrist: Now I want you to look at this and tell me what you see.
The Shadow: I see a symmetrical but otherwise random blot of black ink on a white card. I also see nine objects in this room I can kill you with.
Doctor Toxic, while a suitable villain, wasn’t doing for me as an arch nemesis for The Scarlet Mantle. So I started playing with the idea of The Man Without a Shadow or just The Shadow. I’m not going into too much detail here because I want to do a piece of short fiction to really introduce the character.