|“||It's always dark... inside.||„|
|~ Jackie Estacado|
Jackie Estacado is the current host of The Darkness present on Earth and is among the greatest and most powerful hosts ever known. He is a former hitman for The Franchetti Mafia after he was adopted and recruited by Frankie Franchetti under Sonatine's instructions at age 6. He is the twin brother of Capris Castiglione and the son of Danny Estacado and an unknown prostitute and was born somewhere in New York City, New York.
He retired from Frankie's service after his encounter with Batman, which encouraged him to turn Frankie over to the authorities and retire from the mob, but at the cost of his girlfriend Jenny Romano, whom Frankie murdered in retaliation. Torn with grief, Jackie led Frankie to an abandoned warehouse soaked in gasoline and burned both himself and Frankie to death.
He spent some time in Hell until The Darkness brought him back to life. He was blackmailed into working for Frankie's cousin Paulie Franchetti for some time, until he killed him as well and took control of The Franchetti Mafia. While possessed by The Darkness, he had sex with and impregnated Sara Pezzini, making him the father of Hope Pezzini. He was a drug lord in Sierra Munoz along with Professor Kirchner until he was betrayed and nearly killed by The Darkness himself, casting his soul into Hell. Jackie also helped to destroy The Sovereign, but at the cost of Leonard Kim's life.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-C | Possibly 5-B | Low 2-C
Name: Jackie Estacado
Origin: Image Comics/Top Cow Comics
Classification: Mafia Hitman/Boss | The Darkness
Powers and Abilities: Master Marksman, Skilled Fighter | Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Creation and Summoning (can form any construct he can imagine out of darkness, including armour, weapons, buildings, water and sentient life), Darkness Manipulation (including the shadows inside a person's body), Immortality (type 1 and 3), Reality Warping (control over the darkness dimension), Matter Manipulation, Regeneration (high), shapeshifting (can transform into other people and a dragon), Teleportation (can go anywhere he wants through shadows), Intangibility (can phase through solid matter), Clairvoyance (can see what people have done throughout their lives, he can also see how they will die), Duplication (can create doppelgangers who function exactly as he does), can communicate over the shadows with his darklings, can control one of the 13 primordial forces (The Darkness), can breathe underwater and in space, Absorption (Jackie once absorbed a city and recreated it, he also almost absorbed his friends), Resistance to Death Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, and Time Manipulation
Attack Potency: Street Level (able to fight off gangs of attackers) | Possibly Planet level (Equal to the future Angelus who destroyed Earth), can ignore conventional durability | Universe level+ (Recreated the universe)
Speed: Peak Human | Unknown | Likely Omnipresent
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: Street Level | Unknown | Universe level+ (Took no damage when the universe was destroyed).
Stamina: He has taken hours of punishment from the Witchblade (Sara Pezzini), he was able to crawl around with half of his body left, survived in hell for what felt like a million years
Range: At least one planetary diameter | Universal+
Standard Equipment: Nothing notable
Intelligence: Jackie is a top-notch mafia hitman and is a master marksman (with a preference for dual 9 mm handguns), is also a combat genius and able to take on whole gangs without the use of his powers.
Weaknesses: He is adversely affected by intense sunlight (Jackie is not allowed to use his powers in overly sunny conditions, it also turns anything he created into dust), and he is not allowed to have a child or he will die.
Key: Without the Darkness | Base | Embodiment of The Darkness
Note: Not to be confused with the similarly named character from Shadow Skill