This article, Shade (Rikuya Takayoshi), was written by XtranormalGeek. Please do not edit this fiction without the writer's permission.

Created by: XtranormalGeek
Origin: Mutate
Category: Superhero / Vigilante
Status: Active
Personal Data
Real Name: Rikuya Takayoshi
Known Aliases: "Shadow Man"

"Guardian of Darkness"


"Demon of Japan"

"The Tokyo Vigilante"

Species: Human
Age: 34
Height: 6"5"
Weight: 200 Lbs
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Citizenship: Japanese - Has legal North American status
Place of Birth: Mizuho, Tokyo
Date of Birth: March 8th, 1977
Current Residence: Manhattan, New York
Affiliation: Enforcers of Earth

Legion of Vigilance

Mutant Alliance

Shadow Knights


National Security Agency

Marital Status: Married to Kristen Beck
Known Relatives: Anika Takayoshi

Rikuto Takayoshi

Known Powers
Shadow Invisibility


Accelerated Healing

Power Sensing

Energy Blasts


Training / Abilities
Skilled combatant


Very agile

Skilled at Parkour / Freerunning

Master strategist




Brass Knuckles

Tranquilizer Gun

Shade is considered to be the most popular superhero of Japan.


Early LifeEdit

Born on March 8th, 1977, Rikiya Takayoshi grew up in Mizuho, Tokyo with his brother Jun, his mother Anika and his father Rikuto. As a child, he lived an average life and spent most of his time with Jun, who taught him some various forms of martial arts and parkour skills. All of this ended when he turned fourteen. At this point in his life, his parents were divorced, Jun moved out of the home and Anika was forced to work in a small factory after losing her job, greatly reducing the take-home income. From then on, Rikiya's life gradually became more and more stressful and emotionally depriving. When he turned fifteen, Rikiya became tormented by three bullies in his first year in high school and retaliated against their leader one day by punching him in the face, which resulted in Rikiya getting suspended for two weeks.

Becoming "Shade"Edit

During his two weeks of suspension, Rikuya went with Jun to a local martial arts tournament where he met an elderly, yet friendly dojo master named Takuya Atsuo and informed him of his martial arts capabilities and atributes.