- "No every hero is pure.
Not every hero wields light."
- —Tagline for Shadow Gauntlet
Damon Darkriver/Shadow Gauntlet is an antihero, son of Daniel Darkriver and the Shadow Goddess. He is considered a demigod.
Damon Darkriver didn't know much about his origins. All he did know was that his father was the supervillain Shadow Gauntlet, who retired from public life. They had fled his home, living in a cottage that, unkown to Daniel, was near a portal two the Shadow Realm.
Daniel became engaged, and began to move on with his life, reaching adulthood without any trouble. And then, one fateful day, Spectrum II (evil son of the original hero) attacked his home, killing his fiance, father, and burning their cottage down. Before his death, his father revealed to him that his mother was the mysterious Shadow Goddess, whom had been attracted by Daniel's constant use of the Shadow Gauntlet. Daniel has an even greater capacity to use it.
Wishing for revenge, Damon took the Shadow Gauntlet, and as the new Shadow Gauntlet, attacked and killed Spectrum II. Following this, he began wondering what his place in the world is... a team-up with Shade convinced him what his purpose was. He became his old hometown's new superhero, using the powers of evil against it's creators.
- Shadow Gauntlet and Darkness Man are currently applying for positions in the Enforcers of Earth.
- Shadow Gauntlet has a somewhat bitter relationship with Shade; Shade insists that there are more things to life than vengeance.
- Shadow Gauntlet is a Tragic Hero.
- He famoulsy teamed up with Darkness Man in the upcoming Shadow Gauntlet/Darkness Man: Heart of Darkness, in which they became partners, and still are to this day.