Part 1 of 5: A serial killer known as Red Smile is slaughtering his
way through California, taunting the police with his riddles. Brian
Warner and his partner Marcus James Reed are the two cops trying to
take Red Smile down.
Brian Warner is an L.A.P.D. police detective, martial artist and the
definition of no-nonsense cop. He is also a masked vigilante known as
Black Shadow who hunts killers and does what the police can't: He
works beyond the law to protect it. A serial killer left a trail of
blood throught the city and Black Shadow, along with his friend
Marcus Reed, is out to catch him. But the killer might be one step
ahead as Marcus is heading to a meeting with him unarmed and alone.
Can Black Shadow arrive in time to save him?
The dawn of bio-engineering changed the criminal landscape for the
worse. Genetic modification and bio-organic weapons have
revolutionized the black markets and gave rise to a new kind of
criminal: The Geneticist. These "doctors" play god with the lives of
millions of people. No longer are gangs limited by their own poor
abilities or intellect. If they can pay, they get equipped with the
latest in genetic and cybernetic advancements. This process is of
course highly illegal, but since when has that ever stopped criminals
from doing what they do? They are criminals after all. Genetically
enhanced criminals overpower the police already, but their growing
numbers make matters worse than they already are. Of course, corrupt
businessmen and politicians have a great interest in augmented
enforcers the police can not stop. There is a lot of profit to be
made with such people. Thomas Simmons was working on an experimental
suit his father built when an explosion burned him alive. However,
Thomas survived thanks to the suit he was working on and help he got
from two strangers: Nightstar and Shin.After defeating the man
responsible for the explosion that destroyed his life, Thomas became
a superhero known as Nightfighter. Together they now fight for all
those who can't fight on their own.