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Real Name
Kent Gideon Allard[1]
Current Alias
Aliases
Lamont Cranston
The Dark Eagle
Ying Ko
Identity
Alignment
Affiliation
formerly Masks
Relatives
Theodore Allard (father; deceased)
Unborn son (deceased)
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Eyes
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Occupation
Vigilante
Origin
Creators
First appearance

HistoryEdit

Kent Allard is a vigilante and spy known as The Shadow. In 1917, he enlisted in the United States Military and underwent basic training at Fort Dix[2]. After completing basic, he was stationed in France, where the top brass of the military selected him to run covert operations behind enemy lines. Allard became so notorious for his piloting skills during these covert night missions that he earned the nickname of "The Dark Eagle". Near the end of World War One, Allard faked his death with a plane crash and started training with the Xinca Indians, who taught him to "see into men's hearts"[3]. After completing his training with the Xinca, Allard began traveling all over the world, taking up such occupations as drug runner, pimp, and extortionist. Eventually, Allard found himself in the mystical city of Shambhala, where he learned how to hone his psychic abilities[4]. In the Fall of 1929, Allard returned home to the United States posing as Lamont Cranston, a wealthy big game hunter who agreed to switch lives with Allard. On October 30th, 1929, Allard made his public debut as The Shadow when he rescued Margo Lane from Guiseppe Massaretti's henchmen[5]. The Shadow then continued to wage his war on crime into the 1930s and 40s, with his missions taking him (and his agents) all over the world. One notable mission occurred in September of 1938, where he and Margo Lane teamed-up with several other masked vigilantes to take down The Justice Party before they completely took over New York City[6]. Another mission of note occurring sometime after those events (presumably in 1939) once again had The Shadow teaming-up with other vigilantes, this time stopping a time-traveler known as The Red Death[7].

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Abilities

Enhanced Agility

Escapology

Intellect

Marksmanship

Stealth

Unarmed Combat (Basic)

Tracking

Weapon Expert

ParaphernaliaEdit

Weapons

Guns

LinksEdit