Shadow Council
Shadow Council
Personal Info:
Leader(s): Aloysius Thorndrake
Also Known As: Shadow Empire
Purpose: Preparation of the Earth, for the Abyss and his armies to take over.
First Appearance: Secret Avengers Vol.1 #1 (2010) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Aloysius Thorndrake, John Steele, Max Fury, Arnim Zola 4.2.3, Grigory Rasputin, Tutankhamen, Lt. Hood, Zeng Zu
Base Of Operations: Formerly Bagalia
Grudges: Secret Avengers
Creators: Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato Jr.
The Shadow Council is an unbelievably influential, subversive and rich organisation. It has access to magical resources, advanced technology and has it's own highly trained foot soldiers.
In 1865, by the end of the American Civil War, a soldier named John Steele was discovered to be a spy working for the Union by a group of Confederate soldiers led by Aloysius Thorndrake. The vengeful soldiers chased Steele through Texas until they all stumbled into a portal that connected Earth to Mars. The portal was a pathway through a side reality that would later be named the Vanishing Point, where an ancient entity known as the Abyss had been trapped since the dawn of time. Steele and the Confederate soldiers were tainted by said entity's touch and became his servants. They were returned to Earth with a simple goal, prepare it for the Abyss and his armies to take over. For over a hundred years, the Shadow Council has worked in secret with various governments and parties to prepare the way the Abyss. The various foot soldiers of the Shadow Council are drones that have been infected with the darkness of the Abyss.
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