|Created by: XtranormalGeek|
|Category:||Superhero / Vigilante|
|Real Name:||Rikuya Takayoshi|
|Known Aliases:|| "Shadow Man"
"Guardian of Darkness"
"Demon of Japan"
"The Tokyo Vigilante"
|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|
|Marital Status:||Married to Kristen Beck|
|Known Relatives:|| Anika Takayoshi
| Shadow Invisibility
|Training / Abilities|
| Skilled combatant
Skilled at Parkour / Freerunning
|Shade is considered to be the most popular superhero of Japan.|
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.
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.