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A list of characters appearing in the fanfic Ages of Shadow.

     Jade Chan/Yade Khan 
Jackie Chan's formerly heroic niece. Long before the start of the story, she fell to darkness in the process of saving her family, and became permanently sealed in the Shadow Realm as a result. The story follows how she evolves as a result.

  • Armor-Piercing Question: Jackie's spirit convinces Jade that the second Lotus-Eater Machine Drago traps her in isn't real by asking her the name of her and Paco's child (who didn't exist in the real world. The shock of realizing she doesn't know is what makes her accept.
  • Badass Boast: Speaks in these when trying to be intimidating. All of which on based of her canonical achievements.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Fuses a piece of silk onto her breasts to hide her nipples before first meeting the Shadow Walkers. And her genitals just sort of disappear after she converts her legs into a second pair of arms.; even she's not sure where they went.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Gives herself this as part of her restructuring of her body.
  • Casting a Shadow: Has utter mastery over shadow magic.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Has this relationship with her shadow serpents, who are her only companions for a long time.
  • Creating Life Is Unforeseen: The Yin-Yang Bomb which ushers in her final defeat kickstarts life in the Shadow Netherworld. She puts it to good use, dedicating herself to creating an entire new species.
  • Dimension Lord: Of the Shadow Realm/Netherworld/Universe.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Essentially evolves into one by the time of the Second Age.
  • Eye Scream: Cheherazad slices out one of her eyes during her final sealing.
  • Fallen Hero: Went from saving the world on a regular basis to trying to conquer it, which led to her being sealed.
  • Female Misogynist: Doesn't allow women to serve in the Shadow Walkers.
  • Genius Loci: By the time the Shadow Realm becomes the Shadow Universe, Jade's body is so infused with the dimension's energies that it's theorized in-universe that she's basically become its heart and mind, with the universe itself as her body.
  • God Guise: Sets herself up as a goddess to the Shadow Walkers.
  • Gold Fever: Becomes obsessed with gold, as it's one of the few things not corroded by the Shadow Netherworld, and takes to wearing it to look more regal. Just before the Final Battle of the Third Age, she completely gilds her entire body.
  • Hates Being Alone: While being permanently sealed, she slips up and admits she's tired of being alone in the dark.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Her fall was essentially this — by consuming the essence of the Oni Generals, she gained the power to beat the Magus King, but in the process was hopelessly corrupted.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: How she was originally sealed. She saturated herself in shadow energy, which enabled Tohru to fuse her with and trap her within the Shadow Realm.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed:
    • Fakes being wounded by Domino just to mess with him.
    • She could have used her Exact Words control of the Yade Khan name to help her followers win at any time.
  • It Amused Me: The reason for the above; she finds that Victory Is Boring, so this makes things more interesting.
  • Master of Your Domain: Has total control of her biology.
  • Meaningful Rename: She takes "Yade" from Paco's constant mispronunciation and "Khan" as a tribute to the Shadowkhan.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: After giving herself a tail, her now useless legs are converted to arms.
  • The Needless: She doesn't eat anymore, her stomach having apparently effectively atrophied away to nothing, and doesn't need to breathe. The only need she seems to have left if sleeping occasionally.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Her god name of "Yade Khan" is also used for Brenner's card game. This turns out to be a plot point.
  • Physical God: Even at a quarter of her power, she's the most powerful being alive.
  • Sanity Strengthening: Raising her children and creating the planet of Hong Sisco in the Shadow Universe helps Jade regain her senses after her final sealing. She even recognizes how she must have been insane in the past.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Tohru permanently locked her in the Shadow Realm. She tries to circumvent this at the climax of the Third Age by using the Sun Souls to drag Earth into the Shadow Netherworld with her. When this fails, she is permanently locked away.
  • Take Over the World: Tried to do this by force, which is what led to her being sealed. After establishing a connection with the Shadow Walkers, she takes to using them as a proxy.
  • Taking You with Me: Tries to take Mildred with her when she's being permanently sealed. Cheherazad intervenes to stop her.
  • That Man Is Dead: After being permanently sealed, and taking on the role of mother to her new children, Yade Khan is forced to fully admit to herself that the Jade Chan part of her is long since gone. Later, to escape Drago's Lotus-Eater Machine, Jade has to symbolically accept this by letting herself be devoured and absorbed by Yade Khan.
  • Time Abyss: Has long lost track of her age by the time she meets the Shadow Walkers.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness:
    • Steals Brenner's soul when he loses to Trace, not just for failure, but because he's superfluous as an asset by now.
    • Prior to her Final Battle with Trace, she dismisses all the Shadow Walkers. To her credit, she gives them a chance to prove her worth for after she wins.

Characters introduced in the Second Age

The Third Himinion of the Shadow Walkers. Specifically chosen by Jade/Yade for the role, he is the greatest leader the cult ever had.

  • Back from the Dead: Is resurrected as Zaben's final gambit during the post-Third Age "movies".
  • Bad Boss: Sacrifices most of the remaining Shadow Walkers to speed up his full resurrection.
  • Casting a Shadow: His mastery over shadow magic is second only to Jade's.
  • Dark Messiah: Specifically chosen by Jade to lead his people in conquering the world for her. Upgrades to The Anti-Christ upon his rebirth, intending to destroy civilization and start over in Yade Khan's image.
  • The Dragon: Jade's greatest servant during the Second Age.
    • Dragon Ascendant: Upon his resurrection following Jade's final defeat, he takes control of what's left of the Shadow Walkers, and serves as Trace's Final Boss.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He and Jade genuinely love each other.
  • Evil Sorcerer: In keeping with being a Shadow Walker.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: The reason he wants to collapse modern civilization; he doesn't understand it enough to rule it.
  • High Priest: Of Yade Khan, as Himinion.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In a desperate final gamble, he transfers his mind into his cloned Yade Khan, but not being fully developed, it can't handle the process and destroys his mind.
  • Soul Jar: His helmet.

The King of a realm conquered by the Shadow Walkers, he sacrificed himself to defeat them and seal Jade. Later, his ghost guides Trace to defeat the resurgent Walkers.

  • The Chosen One: Trained since childhood by the Elemental Monks to use all forms of magic to defeat Jade. He failed to do it directly, but does manage to guide Trace in fighting her. And ultimately, his spirit is the one to strike the final blow.
  • Cool Sword: His blade wields all of the elemental magics.
  • Expy: Of Yami Yugi/the Pharaoh/Atem.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: His memories of his past life are locked away, and are only restored by the modern monks shortly before the Final Battle with Jade.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: His spirit is locked within his sword.

Characters introduced in the Third Age

     Johann Brenner 
A billionaire who accidentally reopens the Shadow Netherworld to Earth in the modern age, he strikes a deal with Jade to take advantage of the situation.

The modern day leader of the Shadow Walkers, and an utter fanatic in service to Yade Khan.

  • Crazy-Prepared: Has a backup plan in case he loses his final showdown with Trace. Namely, resurrecting Boaz.
  • The Dragon: To Jade in the present.
    • Dragon Ascendant: After Jade's final sealing, he becomes Trace's main antagonist, until his gambit which resurrects Boaz.
  • Evil Sorcerer: As befitting a Himinion.
  • Exact Words: He said he'd let Mildred go if he lost to Trace. He never said she'd be unharmed hence him taking her eyes.
  • Hero Killer: Is the most dangerous enemy Trace's group has, short of Jade herself.
  • High Priest: Is the modern day Himinion.
  • Karmic Death: Is gunned down by Mildred, whose eyes he gouged out just because he could.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Absolutely loses it after Jade's final defeat, deciding that life is pointless, so he's going to Put Them All Out of My Misery by using the Omega The End card to erase reality.
  • Scars Are Forever: Jade leaves him with quite a few facial scars after his first defeat by the heroes.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Animates the Dark Queen's Favor card and sends it to possess Amara, in order to keep the heroes distracted from his real plans.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has gone completely insane by his final appearance.

A young man who gets drawn into Jade's plot to conquer the modern world.

  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After all the crap he goes through in the story, he's last seen literally driving into the sunset with Mildred.
  • Expy: Of Yugi Moto.
  • The Hero: Of the Third Age.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Feels pity for Jade as she's being permanently sealed, given what he knows of her by that point.
  • Vision Quest: Gets two. One from the Elemental Monks, which explain The Multiverse and where Yade Khan came from, and another from Tohru's recorded chi message, which explains Jade full origin and how to defeat her.

Trace's friend, and later Love Interest.

  • Damsel in Distress: Is introduced being threatened by thugs, and later gets kidnapped by Zaben.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Last seen riding off into the sunset with Trace.
  • Expy: Of Tea Gardner/Anzu Mazaki.
  • Eye Scream: Has her eyes gouged out by Zaben. Due to the magic involved, they can't be fixed even with cutting edge technology.
  • Love Interest: To Trace. They're together by the end of the Third Age.
  • The Sacred Darkness: Turns out to have an affinity for pure shadow magic (as opposed to the kind corrupted by Jade). Among other things, it lets her compensate for her lost eyes.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Is ultimately the one who kills Zaben.
  • Un-person: During Zaben's final gambit, the Omega The End card erases her from everyone's memories.

     Alonso Gragas 
A young millionaire obsessed with winning. Jade takes an unhealthy obsession with him.

  • Amazon Chaser: Shows signs of attraction to Mildred after she kills Zaben and threatens him.
  • Asshole Victim: Being such a Jerkass, there's never any sympathy for him whenever something bad happens to him.
  • Bullying a Dragon: When cutting ties with Jade, he insults her looks and smell. He doesn't realize what a bad idea this is until she tries to kill him.
  • Expy: Of Seto Kaiba.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears a leather coat all the time. This is constantly lampshaded.
  • Jerkass: Is never nice. Ever.
  • Reincarnation: Jade is convinced he's this of Boaz.

     Maximus Domino 
A monk who has trained his whole life to defeat Yade Khan.


Characters introduced in the Fourth Age

     Jade's children 
Four beings who come into existence following Jade's final sealing.

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Jack is just as talented and skilled as the others, but is so laid back he barely ever does anything.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Jade names them all for dead loved ones — Shen and Lin for her parents, Jack for Jackie, and Hebi for an alternate version of Viper's name.
  • Genesis Effect: They aid Jade in the process of populating the Shadow Universe with life.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Lin prefers not to wear clothes, in order to better observe her evolving body.
  • Lizard Folk: They all have reptilian traits, to varying degrees. Though Hebi has insectoid features as well.
  • Serious Business: Shen treats Jade's transcriptions of old Shonen manga as great sagas, and treats them with almost holy reverence.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Shen never wears a shirt.
  • Unto Us a Son and Daughter Are Born: There's two boys, and two girls.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: They're created by a combination of Jade's magic and Sun Soul energy which mixes during her sealing

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