Dark Guardian


Identity: David Roe
Occupation: Advertising Executive, Artist
Other Aliases: None
Gender: Male
Height: 6’ 7"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
Known Relatives: Classified
Group Affiliations: The Sentries
Status: Inactive

David Roe is a very tall African-American man with striking good looks. As Image, he wears an all-black bodysuit, full mask, and cape.


David Roe was a student at a small liberal arts college in the Midwest. The college was the location of a Wiser Energy hotspot and several Sentries attended the school in their civilian identities to monitor potential paranormal occurrences. Roe was one of a handful of students who manifested super-powers, and he came to the Sentries aid during a battle with Dr. Prism. Roe was invited to join the team, and he chose the codename of Image.

Image proved to be a valuable asset – and a good friend – over the next decade. As a life-long comic book fan, Roe thrilled to his new life as a superhero and was always ready to answer the call. However, Roe chose to put family over his and reluctantly gave up his career as a Sentry when his first child was born.

David Roe is currently the art director at one of Chicago’s top advertising agencies.


Image can generate fields of impenetrable darkness. He can solidify this darkness to form simple objects such as shields, walls, and bludgeons. Image can even achieve flight by create a disc of darkness beneath his feet and moving it at will.

Image can exchange his physical body for a field of “living shadow”. As living shadow, Image does not need to breathe, possesses limited stretching powers, and can become invisible by merging with other shadows. He is also completely intangible, though he is still vulnerable to light and fire attacks.

In either form, Image can see in even total darkness, including the shadow fields he generates.


David Roe is soft-spoken and polite. While by no means a pushover, he is decidedly non-confrontational and prefers to let a matter drop than let an argument develop. When Roe does speak up, his friends know to pay attention and trust in his insights.

When working with a team, Image adopts a supporting role and uses his shadow objects to provide extra cover for allies and entomb opponents. On his own, Image uses his stealth capabilities to their best advantage, striking from the shadows in dramatic and chilling fashion.



PL: 10 (162 pp)

ABILITIES: STR: 16 (+3) DEX: 22 (+6) CON: 20 (+5) INT: 14 (+2) WIS: 16 (+3) CHA: 12 (+1)

SKILLS: Acrobatics 2 (+8), Concentration 6 (+9), Craft: Artistic 6 (+8), Intimidate 9 (+10), Medicine 2 (+4), Notice 6 (+9), Pilot 2 (+8), Sense Motive 6 (+9), Stealth 4 (+10), Swim 5 (+8)

FEATS: Attack Focus (Ranged) 2, Attractive 1, Defensive Roll 3, Quick Change, Sneak Attack 1, Startle, Uncanny Dodge (Auditory)


  • Create Shadow Objects 13 (Stationary, Tether, Dynamic)
    • AP: Blast 10 (Shadow Bludgeon, Dynamic)
    • AP: Darkness Control 10 (1 mile Radius, Dynamic)
    • AP: Flight 5 (Shadow Platform, 250 MpH, Dynamic)
    • AP: Shield 7 (Shadow Shield, Dynamic)
  • Shadow Form 7
    • Concealment 4 (All Visual Senses, Only in Shadows)
    • Elongation 2
    • Enhanced Feat: Fearsome Presence 4
    • Immunity 4 (Cold, Suffocation, Vacuum)
    • Insubstantial 4 (Incorpreal, Selective)
    • Super-Movement 1 (Wall-Crawling)
  • Super-Senses 2 (Darkvision)

COMBAT: Attack +8 (+10 Ranged), Damage +10 (Blast), Defense 12 (5 w/o Shield), Knockback -4, Initiative +6

SAVES: Toughness 8, Fortitude 5, Reflex 8, Will 5

Abilities 40 + Skills 12 (48 ranks) + Feats 10 + Powers 69 + Combat 26 + Saves 5 – Drawbacks 0 = 162 / 162


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