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I started creating this guy last night and today I find out that the theme of this weeks character design contest is “transformations”.

Either I’m psychic or JR is….Or it’s just a coincidence…Anyway, here’s the 3rd member or Shade and Surge’s team. Shadowfang.


When Aaron was first assigned to work with the team, he was little more than tech support. He would aid the team from behind the scenes, using his genius level intelligence and computer skills but he had no powers of his own and was next to useless in a fight.

But that all changed when the team encountered the “god-king” and would-be conqueror, Ku Tu the Eternal. Aaron found himself to be the only one standing between Ku Tu and his goal. Aaron proved braver than anyone had realized and attacked the god. It was a noble but misguided effort as it had little to no effect on Ku Tu.

Rather than swat Aaron like a bug, Ku Tu attempted to transform him into one of his mindless servants, feral were-cats, as a distraction for his team to deal with while he absconded with the artefact he had come to steal. The spell he used for this transformation was interrupted by another spell from Shade though. The transformation was only half complete and Aaron now found himself able to transform between his human form and that of a massive black panther man. And from this point on, Aaron’s crush on Shade transformed into love.

After this adventure ended, Aaron found himself afraid of the transformations, mostly because he lost much of his intelligence while doing so. But gradually he began to realize that life in his alternate form was exhilarating. He was stronger, faster and more agile than he had ever been. More importantly, he could now keep up with the rest of the team and even aid them in the field like he had always dreamed. He decided he wanted to be a hero just like them and took the name Shadowfang, half in homage to Shade.
Surge jokingly refers to him as Salem because if the team already has a witch, it’s only fitting that she have her own big black pussy-cat. (Surge also once bought Shade a broomstick but he quickly regretted that)

Aaron is a valued member of the team no matter what role he plays but some have begun to worry that he spends too much time in his cat form and wasting his intelligence. Some even worry that he is becoming slowly more feral. Only time will tell whether Aaron will become the mindless animal Ku Tu the Eternal planned him to be and whether Shade will ever return his affections.


Shadowfang – “I wanted to use the name Shadowcat but apparently that’s already taken”
Surge – “Well of course is is. Haven’t you ever heard of Kitty Pryde?”
Shadowfang – “What’s that? Some kind of gay cat rally?”
Surge – *smack*