Shevaun Haldane as Dark Angel
specializes in blending mysticism with technology. Fans might know Dark Angel through Psylocke or Iron Man; she's a British hero born in Darkmoor, England, and got her powers following a clash with Mephisto that resulted in her father being killed. Her powers are rooted in mysticism and the supernatural rather than science, as is the case with a lot of the American heroes.
Shevaun Haldane got her powers from a being called the Dark Angel who gave her a fragment of the Fabric of the Universe which became her costume. Through this suit, she is made more powerful and knowledgeable, which bolsters her into superhero territory. Dark Angel specializes in blending magic with technology, which made her a useful consultant for heroes like Iron Man.
Dark Angel (Shevaun Haldane), originally Hell's Angel, is a superheroine appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics under their imprint Marvel UK. Created byBernie Jaye and Geoff Senior, the character first appeared in Hell's Angel #1 (July 1992).
Dark Angel first appeared in Hell's Angel #1 (July 1992), created by Bernie Jaye and Geoff Senior.
The character and the comic book were both renamed to Dark Angel with issue #6 due to legal threats from the Hells Angels biker club. Their lawsuit was settled by Marvel agreeing to pay $35,000 as a charitable gift to Ronald McDonald House in the name of both Marvel and the Hell's Angels, in addition to renaming the character.
FICTIONAL CHARACTER BIOGRAPHY
In the Middle Ages, the sorcerers who would become the Mys-Tech Board of Directors were granted immortality by the demon Mephisto in exchange for the continued sacrifice of mortal souls. One of these men, Ranaulph Haldane, had a daughter named Shevaun in the modern period. When Shevaun was 21 years old, Mephisto killed her father for betraying him. Shevaun then saw the Angel of Death arrive for her father. The angel placed a fragment of the universe itself within Shevaun and gave her a suit of high-tech body armor to control her new power. She fought Mys-Tech's agents and other techno-magical monsters across the Earth, in other dimensions, and in the afterlife.
She teamed up with numerous other American heroes and anti-heroes in the process, including the X-Men (particularly Wolverine and Psylocke), Hercules, Sabretooth, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four and the Avengers, as well as the "soul fragments" of the deceased Nuke and Nighthawk of the Squadron Supreme. She also teamed up with and/or fought fellow Marvel UK characters Death's Head II, the
Pendragon, the Warheads, Genetix, Wild Thing, and Motormouth and Killpower, and joined several of these heroes in the short-lived team called the Dark Guard.
Shevaun was one of the many superheroes who gathered to fight Mys-Tech in a literal apocalyptic showdown. The organization had created a double of the Earth, which would grant them absolute power over the original one. The heroes would fight their way to the core of Mys-Tech, losing dozens of their own to death and destruction. Shevaun not only had to fight, but she also had to maintain her wildly fluctuating and painful powers to help the cosmos on a level few of her companions understood. In the end, only a small number of heroes were left alive and an even smaller number made it to the devices that could reverse time. Shevaun joined with the group, which included Professor X, Doctor Strange, Albion of the Knights of Pendragon, Death's Head, and Motormouth (the last out of pure need more than anything else) and managed to reverse time just enough so that none of the heroes died and the Earth wasn't in real danger. The Counter-Earth was blocked off from Mys-Tech and only the heroes who made it to the end actually remembered all the chaos and death that had gone on before.
Dark Angel later reappeared as one of British intelligence agency MI:13's reserve agents, battling against an army of vampires on the Moon. The caption accompanying her reintroduction stated that she was "back from space".
Years later, she fought the Battle of London Bridge against Mys-Tech: the board was trying to get out of their deal with Mephisto by sending all of Britain to Hell. She was forced to have her allies Killpower and Kether Troop trapped in Hell to stop the demons from coming to Earth.
Shevaun found herself stuck with her father's 'karmic debts', as it turned out he'd signed her "in perpetuity" into his deal for power with Mephisto in order to get extra power and wealth ("I owe the Devil for a loan that has nothing to do with me"); she was forced to work for Mephisto by putting down demonic rebellions which left her with exhausted powers and unable to do much superhero work. Instead, she was left slumped in front of DVD boxsets. Mephisto and the Psycho-Wraith Prime manipulated her into despair and tried to sign a deal of her own, giving up the Dark Angel powers. This saw her tricked and captured, itself a trick so Mephisto could return her full power in the enemy's base and stop a Hell invasion that he'd helped set up: it got all his energies tied up in Mys-Tech contracts returned to himself, his debts nullified, and Shevaun left as a near-powerless "Miss Tech Hacker" who'd have to deal with the inevitable problems for him
BRITISH SUPER HEROES - A TO Z
Knight, Dane Whitman (British, American, Ebony Blade Cursed Sword
Blade, Eric Brooks (Vampire Hunter Born Soho, London MI-13* [Wesley Snipes] British SuperHero,
Captain Avalon, Brian Braddock (Protects mystical Omniverse, Britain Corps,
'Rambling' Sid Ridley (British Army Super Soldier Program MI-13*)
Angel, Shevaun Haldane (Psylocke, British Superhero Darkmoor, England,
Dr Druid, Anthony Ludgate (Raised England, studied magic Harvard Medical Degree,
Dr. Faiza Hussain (England, London - Sword Of Arthur
Excalibur Stone [Marvel Disney])
Bloodstone, Monster Hunter (Marvel Comics)
Elizabeth 'Betsy' Braddock (Super heroine Captain Britain, mutant Psylocke Amulet of Right
Storm - Storm Force, ex army captain, soldier turned mercenary with
cybernetic arm 1987 Eagle comics
Lord Kevin Plunder (British Royal Heritage England [Tarzan] Raised By Mutant Sabretooth Tiger
Motormouth and Killpower Harley Davis & Julius Mullarkey, Marvel UK Stories British Super Heroes
Pete Wisdom (British Secret Agent Mutant Mi-13*
Excalibur X-Force S.T.R.I.K.E.)
Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew (London, England - Avengers Hydra
Spitfire, Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton (Vampiric Speedster Marvel Comics,
Union Jack, Joseph 'Joey' Chapman (Patriotic Legacy Hero World War One [Liverpool, England] Marvel)
Intelligence, Section 13 (MI-13), is the United Kingdom's (fictional) agency set up to deal with paranormal occurrences and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside MI5,
MI6, GCHQ, and DI. MI13 is directed by the JIC (Joint Intelligence Committee). The service is directed to protect Britain from mystical, extra-terrestrial and superhuman threats.
COMICS US SUPERHEROES - A TO Z
Saint George is based on a soldier in the Roman army who was martyred in 303 CE (Patron saint of knights)
Sir Galahad - Knight of the Round Table 12-15th century CE literature (King
Siegfried - Brunhilde & King Gunter (Kriemhild, Burgundian [Nibelung] princess) c. 1200 CE
RECORDED HISTORICAL KNIGHTS
Guiscard - 'The Crafty' (c. 1015-1085 CE) [Norman]
Díaz de Vivar - 'El Cid' (1043-1099 CE)
of Bouillon (circa 1060-1100)
Sir William Marshal - 'The Greatest Knight that Ever Lived' (c. 1146-1219
Richard I - 'The Lionhearted' (1157-1199 CE) King of England from 1189 to
Sir William Wallace (c. 1270-1305 CE)
Sir James Douglas - 'The Black Douglas' (c. 1286-1330 CE)
Bertrand du Guesclin - 'The Eagle of Brittany' (c. 1320-1380 CE)
of Woodstock - 'The Black Prince [of Wales]' (1330-1376 CE)
Henry Percy - 'Hotspur' (1364-1403 CE)
Storm is a hybrid character. A new breed of modern Knight, fighting to protect the
natural world and the archaeology that defines man's development, from
Tanzania, to the Moon and beyond. Storm's ace in the hole is the Elizabeth
Swann, the onboard
AI, Hal, and his enhanced performance via a brain implant and genetic
modification. Thus, just about keeping pace with what the market expects in
a modern world: A technological super secret agent. In this case, for Blue
Shield & UNESCO.
Storm is a new breed of British super hero, a modern Knight. Seen here with Dan Hawk, at the helm of the Elizabeth
Swann. The formidable high tech duo discover they have
no way to make it in the book or film world, but discover that they make
excellent comic characters, ideal for publication as graphic novels. George
Franks, mentor, is held to be a descendant of King Arthur, a knight of the
fabled Round Table. The Swann's onboard weapons early warning and targeting system
is called: Merlin. The laser cannon: Excalibur. And the tazer anti-piracy
boarding system: Pendragon.