"Adam" was the first humanoid being created by Ex Nihilo, in his efforts to reshape Mars into an habitable planet. But as soon as he emerged from his cocoon, his ability to speak in Builder Machine Code made Nihilo and his sister Abyss think something was wrong. He was later taken to custody of the Avengers in order to study him and try to decode his language. Tony Stark managed to decode his name into "Blackveil."
After a therapy session with the new Captain Universe, Shang-Chi was told the presence of it was because the universe was dying. Both Captain Universe and "Blackveil" met, and as she managed to translate correctly his language, she discovered his name was Nightmask and he was announcing that the White Event was coming to Earth. In that moment, a blaze lightning from outer space hit Earth.
After he faced the Avengers, Kevin Connor was taken by Nightmask to Mars, in order to seek for help to Ex Nihilo, in the meantime, he explained to Starbrand what caused his powers and his purpose. On Mars, Ex Nihilo revealed the conflict of the White Event was caused by his attempts to make Earth sentient.
Nightmask teleported Connor and himself to Croatia, one of the places modified by Ex Nihilo, where strange creatures started forming a brain-like structure. The "brain" tied to absorb Nightmask, but was rescued by Starbrand, who accidentally killed the organism in the process, "killing the Earth." The Avengers arrived on the scene and attempted to stop them. They fought back until Starbrand surrendered. As they were out of options, the heroes decided it would be better for Starbrand to be off the Earth and placed him in Tony Stark's Dyson Sphere which was under construction around the Sun, in the company of Nightmask.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Nightmask is an artificial being created from Ex Nihilo's machine's to be the spark of a new race of being born on Mars. Yet somehow in someway he was altered with aspects not programmed into his genetic being, This change may somehow be related to the universal transcendent advent called the White Event bestowing him strange new powers.
Techno Communication: Nightmask somehow has the ability to control and radically alter machines. Moreover he not can manipulate technology repurposing it to his will, but can somehow communicate with it as though it were sentient, currently it is unknown how he does so, whether it be psionic, physical, cosmic or some other outer source that enables its use, but it's believed to be related somehow to the Builders.
Energy Halos: veils powers often manifest themselves into light-blue energized patterns which manifest in the form of energy discharges often accompanied by strange symbols gravitating around and off of his skin and clothing. it is assumed that these symbols give him other abilities, such as:
- Portals: Possesses vast matter/energy transportation ability enabling instantaneous travel to any point Nightmask can think of. The range so far can currently stem to different points in the multiverse and just as easily travel from Earth to Mars.
- Energy Discharge: through his halos Nightmask can disperse and direct concussive force blasts from his person.
- 17 Appearances of Nightmask (Earth-616)
- 3 Images featuring Nightmask (Earth-616)
- 1 Quotations by or about Nightmask (Earth-616)
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