Created by: Fred Van Lente and Mahmud A. Asrar
1st appearance: Shadowland: Power Man #1, (2010)
Team Affiliations: None
Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record
Weight: 160 lbs Height: 5’9
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
Relatives: Shades (father, deceased), Maria Alvarez (mother)
Skills and abilities: Kun Lun style martial arts skills thanks to his powers and further training by Iron Fist himself. He’s also proficient in the use of computers.
Powers: He can absorb chi energy from his surroundings without the need to meditate or concentrate. This chi energy enhances him to the point of invulnerability; he’s been shown surviving point blank gunfire and surviving the bombing of his home; Superhuman strength allowing him to trade blows with Luke Cage.
Since he absorbs chi, chi based attacks like Danny Rand’s Iron fist technique and Hand ninja dis-corporation are rendered useless due to him siphoning off the energy faster than it can be used.Since chi is life energy Victor can absorb the very life force of those around him though he has not mastered it. When his building was destroyed he absorbed all the life force of those who died and as a result seems to have gained the accumulated knowledge there in. His martial arts prowess comes from Javier one of Iron Fist’s most prodigious students whose life force he absorbed. Additionally when he hits things while using his powers they tend to explode.
Victor was born to Black Supervillain and Luke Cage former gang friend Shades and Maria Alvarez. He idolized his father despite his villainy and often absence from his life. Years later after his father had reformed and was now just a peaceful racial activist his mother kicked him out of the house because she was tired of the upheaval he brought to there lives. Victor now a teen was ready to leave with his father but wasn’t allowed to. His father wanted a different kind of life for him one free of being jailed and beat up constantly. Victor was upset and cursed his father right as the building was blown up by Daredevil villain Bullseye. Victor miraculously survived the ordeal by somehow absorbing the chi of all those who had died.
Victor fashioned himself a costume and set himself up as a hero for hire. This brought him to the attention of Luke Cage and Iron Fist as well as the Hand who were now working for Dardevil in what they classified as Shadowland. Victor fought, superhero Luke Cage, Cottenmouth, Nightshade, Comanche, Mr. Fish and various villains before finally siding with Iron Fist and becoming his apprentice.