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Nightwielder by malishiru.png
by malishiru
Abilities Epic
Residence Newcago
World Earth (Reckoners)
Featured In The Reckoners

Nightwielder is a High Epic that is part of Steelheart's inner circle. He is the one responsible for Newcago's constant darkness.

Appearance and Personality[edit]

He is thought by David to be of Japanese descent. [1][expand]


During the unexpected encounter in Diamond's weapon shop, David confirmed his suspect that Nightwielder's weakness is UV by pretending to have accidentally activated a UV camera. Uncertain this was deliberate or not, Nightwielder chose not to attack. Nightwielder was killed by David Charleston's exploitation of his weakness during the Reckoners' assassination of Steelheart. [2]

Attributes and Abilities[edit]

Epic Abilities[edit]

He can pass through matter and no weapon can harm him while in this form. Nightwielder is almost never seen in corporeal form.
Nightwielder is powerful enough to keep the entire city of Newcago dark except for the light from Calamity.
Dark mist
Nightwielder exudes a dark mist that pools around him. The mist can be controlled by him and be given solid form, for example, a spear that can impale someone.
At a few points in Steelheart, Nightwielder displays the ability to levitate and fly. This ability appears to go in tandem with incorporeality. [1]

Epic Weakness[edit]

Nightwielder becomes corporeal whenever he has UV light shining on him. This doesn't effect the large-scale darkness.[3]

This page or section deals with theories or speculation.
Please read carefully and note that this is not necessarily canonical.

It has been theorized that this is due to him having had skin cancer at some point before he became an Epic.


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