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The night after the Big Bang, Fade found out he was oversensitive to light. He fled into the Subway system and joined the Nightbreed. They found it extremely difficult to make contact with the "above-grounders", and had to steal to survive. His phasing proved handy: he would phase in and open doors for the rest. When Ebon took over the Nightbreed, Fade became loyal to him. He longed for his real, old home, and liked Ebon's idea to use Nightingale's dark matter creation power to make all Dakota dark After Nightingale and Brickhouse helped Static bring down Ebon, Fade realized that even Ebon's plan would not have gotten him what he desired, acceptance. With a dark Dakota, everyone would just leave and they'd be alone in the darkness again. Instead, Fade opted to go back to the darkness of the underground, with the rest of the Nightbreed.




The brother of Flashback, Fade is a homosexual, but still in the closet, scared of how his fellow gang members would treat him if they found out. He had feelings for Tech-9 (which probably went unrequited), whom he started the gang called Force Syndicate with and eventually the Blood Syndicate. Fade is also at odds with his father, even after having saved his life from Bubbasaurus.  Thanks to Robert Thompson for clarifying Fade's powers with the "wave" description. He points out that he and his sister are linked by time as well as blood, since she is a particle and he a wave, both manipulating time in different ways. Thanks to "Moe" for providing his real name. Thanks to Danny Sichel for additional information and corrections.  It is later discovered in "Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool" that Fade needs his sister around him in order to stay "anchored" in present time.