Amal Fahrouk is a very powerful Inhuman telepath whose origins remain a mystery. Many years ago, he set up work as a crime lord and recruited a young thief named Ororo Munroe from the streets to be his slave. She would later escape after an encounter with Max Eisenhardt. During the encounter, the High Evolutionary intervened, and seeing that Amal had nothing but greed, selfishness and cruelty in his heart, nothing of which would help him with his own goals of human perfection, he attacked Fahrouk with a blast of telepathic power so strong it destroyed his body, but left his mind intact.
Fahrouk then learned how to survive on the astral plane, calling himself the Shadow King. He then realized that without his body, his power to control minds increased and he was without limitations. He used this power to control anyone he wanted to shift the balance of power to his favor.
Powers and Abilities Edit
Telepathy: He is a telepath of a very high order. As such his telepathy allows him to perform:
- Astral Projection Possession: Shadow King is able to possess other beings while on the astral plane.
- Astral Plane Alteration: He can control the astral plane (which only the most powerful telepaths can do).
Immortal: As an astral form he can only be harmed by attacks able to damage such a form, such as psychically or using certain magical weapons. He has demonstrated the ability to live beyond the death of his physical body.