September 2, 2016
Northern Continent, Super Earth One (Infiniverse Reality); Post-Hyper-Human War
Power Rating: 1 – 100
POWERS, ABILITIES, WEAPONS & TOOLS
Eclipse can transform the essence of hyper-beings from heroic to villainous, or vice versa. He is also a master of numerous martial arts forms.
Eclipse was born on Super Earth One shortly after the Hyper-Human War, which wiped out all humans and left the planet populated with only hyper-beings. The hero, Michael Xander Hope, aka Captain Infinity, leads the Infinity Force against the treacherous Army of Shadows in the War for Eternity that will last until Super Earth One meets its demise.
This demise was prophesied to Captain Infinity in a vision while he was in a self-imposed exile during the Hyper-Human War. The prophecy has also stated that all hypers who turn to The Light will survive the end of Super Earth One and be migrated to the Core Reality Timeline, while any hyper who remains in the darkness will be destroyed along with the planet.
WEIGHT: 173 lbs.
Captain Infinity has made it his mission to bring as many hypers to the Light as possible, and for a long time during the War for Eternity he has had many opportunities to do just that. In fact, the Infinity Fortress had become filled with dozens of hypers who had chosen to follow The Light. However, after convincing Captain Infinity’s sister, Centuria to betray him, CodeName Zero was able to take over the Infinity Fortress and corrupt the Infinity Mainframe, forcing Captain Infinity to retreat to a secret part of the base to regroup, and plan a way to get it back under his control.
While Captain Infinity, along with Miranda Miracle, Sapphire Bolt and Crosscheck, prepared for their attack, CodeName Zero and Centuria came up with their next move. Centuria was aware that Captain Infinity would attempt to reactivate the Source, but he would have to travel to the The Source deep beneath the base. She planned to meet him there, and stop him from succeeding. Meanwhile, CodeName Zero sent for Eclipse, one of the newest members of the Army of Shadows, and gave him his orders – to use his metaphysical hyper-abilities to hunt down every hero in the Infinity Fortress, alter their essence and transform them into villains, thereby bringing them into the darkness, and making them a part of the Army of Shadows.
Eclipse, who agreed with CodeName Zero’s stance to doubt the validity of Captain Infinity’s prophecy, carried out the order with absolute perfection. It didn’t take long for him to begin finding heroes; in fact, in an effort to defend the Fortress, they attacked him! Eclipse, however, was more than ready, for along with his essence-altering ability he had also been trained in dozens of hand-to-hand fighting techniques, and had mastered most of them.
He first encountered Winter Rose, and after easily dodging a series of icy blasts, he wrapped her up in his powers and transformed her essence. Autumn Violet then attempted to jump in, but another blast from Eclipse, and there was yet another new member for the Army of Shadows. This continued for several hours, as Eclipse deftly changed hero after hero into villains. Even Miranda Miracle and Sapphire Bolt, who were sent out by Captain infinity to bring more heroes into the secret hiding place, were caught by Eclipse and transformed into villains.
But then Eclipse came face to face with Doc Diligence – one of the few hypers on the planet with as much hand-to-hand combat training as he had. They clashed in an incredible back-and-forth affair, with each warrior landing devastating blows. Doc was able to block Eclipse’s essence-altering energy with his own energy-shield, and eventually gained the upper hand. Finally, Eclipse had been defeated and Doc was prepared to finish him off once and for all, when he suddenly realized he was surrounded by a whole squad of recently-turned villains.
They all attacked at the same time, and within seconds Doc was overwhelmed and defeated. Eclipse then moved in, wrapped the hero up in his energy, changing his essence and making him into a villain. Eclipse had completed his duty, but the mission was far from over. There was still the case of The Source. If Captain Infinity could re-link the Source to the Mainframe that had been hacked by Touchscreen, he could bring the Light back to the Fortress, and potentially reverse the Eclipse-effect.
When Captain Infinity reached the Source, however, Centuria was waiting. He asked how she could turn to the shadows, and she responded by telling him that she was actually planning to betray CodeName Zero. She informed her brother that she needed his minion, Touchscreen to hack Mainframe so that the The Source could be accessed. Then once the Mainframe was disabled, the Source could be reignited, and the unfiltered energy could flow throughout the entire planet, forcefully and permanently bringing all hypers to The Light. She then extended a hand, and offered Captain Infinity a chance to stand by her side.
Captain Infinity, however, refused to take the offer. In fact, he told her how disappointed he was that she would concoct such a plan. He reminded her that every woman and man had to make their own choice whether or not they should follow The Light, and that he would never force anyone to do it. Centuria couldn’t believe her ears. She drew her Infinity Rings, and attacked!
Captain Infinity pulled out his Infinity Sabre and defended himself. After a back-and-forth battle he was finally able to gain the advantage, and defeat her. Centuria surrendered. She then told Captain Infinity that perhaps he should destroy her so that she doesn’t attempt to do something so reckless ever again. But the Captain had no desire to take his sister down permanently. Instead, he offered her a chance to rejoin the Infinity Force and redeem herself. Again, she could not believe her ears. She apologized for her actions, and agreed to help stop CodeName Zero… the right way.