The CROSS & SWORD Invert File Erebus Nyght Real Name: Asher Cody Asher Cody, an East Berlin Jewish resident between the years of 1980 to 1984, he was born on not only a Friday the 13th, but also (for scientific and physics reasons unknown) at the same time as a solar and lunar eclipse. Asher Cody was born an Invert, born to Sarah (McPhee) Cody, who had mental based abilities, and his later father, Adam Cody, whose powers were unknown, and was murdered by the KGB. Asher had a large extended half and step family. After his father died, his mom married his human step-dad, Damien, who had human and Invert children of his own from his previous marriage which failed because his previous wife died of cancer. He also has half-siblings as a result of his mother’s drunken one night stand with American turned KGB agent Lewis Smith, which resulted in his half-Invert half-siblings, Elizabeth “Eliza” and Matthew “Matt” Cody, who are Yin-Yang Inverts, meaning they are twins who are polar opposites and also have opposite powers. Asher’s father, Adam Cody, was murdered by Lewis Smith when Sarah refused to give him custody of the children. He has human stepsiblings from Damien’s previous marriage, Ben and Jackie Cody, and also has half-Invert stepsiblings from when Damien tried drowning his sorrows of his wife’s death with alcohol, only to have a drunken one-night stand with an Invert prostitute, who wanted nothing to do with Nico or Martha upon them being born. He fell in love with Drew Ellis during his time in AUCRT, The SSWSD, and the Global Security Taskforce, and they eventually married. He had a best friend while he was part of the Global Security Taskforce, by the name of Samuel Eris, a human. They competed for Drew’s affection, with Asher triumphing in the end. Samuel was left embittered by this, and also transferred to a unit in Asia, slowly becoming evil over the years. When Samuel was transferred, he was replaced by Morgan Galahad, a pesuo-magician Invert. Eventually, he had to fight his former friend, who had become a Convert (artificially made Invert by human hands), by becoming possessed with the Invert demon Inverton, which was the result of the first major Invert and its anger merging to form an artificial demon. Coupled with Samuel and his already bitter nature, the end result was Samael Ares: The Demonic Convert of War, named after two chaotic beings—Samael the demon, and Ares the Greek god of war. The fight, which happened on Jupiter, left Asher without his Invert family, greatly devastating him. He married Drew in 2004, they had their first half-Invert child, Zacchaeus, in 2008, and in 2012, they had their second half-Invert child, Jennifer Cody. Weakness(es): Brittle self-esteem- Due to being not only a Jew, living in poverty while growing up, and being physically different as a result of being an Invert, Asher, or Erebus Nyght, has an easily breakable self-esteem. The worst way he can be broken emotionally is if someone taunts him over the death of his family and makes him think he could’ve stopped their death if he had only been powerful enough. Moral restraint- due to his moral upbringing by his mother, he will not kill in cold blood, only fighting or killing someone if they are equally matched or near equally matched. Family- After losing his Invert family, Erebus Nyght is extra protective of his children, and will surrender if his children are put in danger, which can also serve as a distraction. Powers/Abilities: Teleportation- Erebus can teleport on command to any place he visualizes in a puff of dark colored smoke. Extreme Intelligence- He is extremely intelligent, rivaling even Mr. Acumen, which makes them mildly competitive with each other, but they are still good friends and teammates. However, he can still miss crucial, and sometimes obvious, details in a plot. Telekinesis- Inheriting it from his mother, Erebus Nyght can move objects with him mind, as well as constrict, explode, and implode objects or people using this ability. Telepathy- Also Inheriting it from his mother, Erebus, can read people’s minds, as well as communicate with them using the Mental Plane, by using mental “radios”, to communicate between people using only thoughts. Shadow Manipulation- Erebus Nyght can manipulate shadows to do his bidding, even shadows of his enemies. Whatever the shadow does, the solid form will do to. He can even make shadows three dimensional in the physical plane to create shadow weapons and warriors. Darkmelting- using an ability called Darkmelting, Erebus can melt into shadows and darkness to hide, as well as use shadows to enter the Shadow plane for easier travel. Clairvoyance- Erebus can see things that are not directly in front of him using clairvoyance, allowing him to see enemy surprise attacks. Super Strength- Erebus has strength that makes a professional weight lifter look like an amateur. Contortionist- Erebus can bend his body anyway he chooses without suffering injury, allowing him to fit into tight spaces. Light speed- Erebus differs from others with super speed, as he can reach the speed of light if he chooses. Camouflage- Erebus can change the color of his skin to camouflage into other surroundings. Flight- Using bat wings he keeps hidden under his clothes, Erebus can fly as well as perform aerial attacks and pickups. Gills- Having a set of gills along his ribs, Erebus can stay underwater for indefinite amounts of time. Future Prediction- Erebus can glimpse into the future to see all the possibilities to help him to make not only life choices, but also to decide his attacks and how to perform during a mission. Flora and Fauna manipulation- Erebus can control and manipulate plants and animals, specifically animals of the night and plants that can grow in the dark. Enhanced Swimming- Using webbing between his fingers and toes, Erebus can swim much faster than other humans or superhuman beings. Levitation- using an extension of his telekinesis, Erebus can levitate off the ground. Pillar flight or travel- By transforming into a pillar of variant color smoke or any natural element, Erebus can travel much quicker, or make sky messages. Matter Manipulation and Transformation- Erebus can manipulate any form of matter, as well as turn one object into another, even if they are completely different states of matter. Time Travel- Being gifted chronokinesis, Erebus can time travel through the Time Plane (Time Tunnel) and can act as a bridge for those who don’t have chronokinesis.