Midnight’s Fire (Character)

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Midnight’s Fire-Aaron Chord

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Fabian Nicieza and Mark Bagley

1st appearance: The New Warriors #2 (May 1990)

Alias: Midnight Fire, Night Thrasher’s rival, Mirror Twin

Team Affiliations: New Warriors, Folding Circle

Legal Status: U.S citizen with criminal record

Height: 6’3              Weight: 220 lbs

Eyes: Brown                  Hair: Black

Relatives: Michael Chord (father), Silhouette Chord (twin sister), Miyami (mother), Tai (Grandmother)

Skills and Abilities:  He is a master thief, a master hunter, experienced gang member and leader. He is also trained in multiple martial arts forms, combat styles.

Powers: He has peak human level attributes including strength, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes and sensory acuity. He also has a measure of enhanced durability having survived immersion in hydrochloric acid unscathed.

He also carries a variety of spiked blades of a variety of specifications.

Biography

Early Years

Aaron is a descendant of the Dragon’s breath cult, a centuries old people who tried to master the “well of all things”, an inter-dimensional breach in Cambodia which held fantastic power. After his father married his mother and took her to America he was born with his twin sister Silhouette. His mother feared that their grandmother would sacrifice them to the well so she could gain greater power so she faked her own death and abandoned them in China Town new York. Him and his sister were orphans who developed peak human physical traits and studied a variety of martial arts. They eventually joined the street gang the “Concrete Dragons”.

After their gang was wiped out by another they took to being vigilantes to end the gang violence. Here they met Dwayne Taylor and the three made a pact to fight crime together. When Dwayne prevented him from killing a police officer who held his sister hostage and left her paralyzed from the waist down he was enraged. He left Dwayne a scar to remind him of his failure and his promise of revenge. Aaron nursed his sister back to health before staring on his revenge plan.

He reformed the Concrete Dragons now armed with advanced weapons technology and killed two police officers to lure Night Thrasher into an ambush. He beat Night Thrasher severely until his sister voiced her disapproval of his methods. With his confidence gone he lost the battle and was jailed but not before Night thrasher gave him a scar mirroring his own.

He was eventually rescued from prison by the folding circle lead by “Left Hand” which included other descendants of the Dragon’s breath cult. They also forcefully recruited Night Thrasher and later learned their true parents identity and past before killing his grandmother Tai and ending her schemes.

Later Years

He kept the “Folding Circle” together after the death of Left Hand and took them to Madripoor where they allied with it’s leader Tyger Tiger. In Madripoor they ran amok of Night Thrasher and forcefully recruited his sister Silhouette into the team. The team disbanded soon after and he returned to America here he was defeated by Donyell Taylor unknown to him Night Thrasher’s 1/2 brother.

When Night Thrasher was killed he allied with Donyell to gather mystical items so he could save Dwayne’s life. After handing over the items he warned Donyell of the forces with which he played. He then disappeared again.

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