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Valkyrie Cain

Darqesse

Summary

Valkyrie Cain is a 20-year-old woman descended from the last Ancient and an Elemental. She later becomes a Necromancer in addition to being an Elemental and stores her power in a ring. She also has a powered concussion stick. After losing her True Name, she gains the ability to manipulate White Energy when she has her surge.

She was originally called Stephanie Edgley, but had to change her name so she could protect herself from other mages who desired to influence her. Skulduggery Pleasant is her magic mentor, Sanctuary detective partner, and best friend, Solomon Wreath was her Necromancy mentor until 2011 and, before a Remnant possessed her, Tanith Low was her fighting mentor, "big sister" and other best friend.

Darquesse is Valkyrie's true name and the name of an alternative personality of her.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-B | 8-C | Low 7-B, possibly 7-B

Name: Valkyrie Cain, Stephanie Edgley, Darquesse

Origin: Skulduggery Pleasant

Gender: Female

Age: 20

Classification: Human, Sorcerer, Direct Descendant of the Last of the Ancients

Powers and Abilities: Magic (including manipulation the magic of others to stop them using it or force it to activate), Elemental Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, can turn others to dust with the Scepter of the Ancients (which also ignores durability and resistance to magic), limited Resistance to Mind Manipulation (recovered from viewing the Faceless One's true forms in moments, is descended from the Ancients who WoG states could view these true forms freely) | Magic, Levitation, Forcefield Creation, Energy Beams, Death Inducement with Deathtouch Gauntlet, Able to attain Invulnerability and Superhuman Strength for brief periods of time | Magic, Elemental Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Superhuman Physical Characteristics, flight, Forcefield Creation, Enhanced Senses, Able to perceive the flow of souls, magic, and energy, and with some exposure can replicate them, Soul Manipulation, Dream Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Regeneration (Mid), Power Nullification (Can nullify magic such as Intangibility, Necromancy and Forcefields and many others), Existence Erasure (her Black Flames burn the target's atoms, energy and soul from existence), Absorption (can absorb the energy of those she kills to grow stronger), Necromancy, Telekinesis (on a sub-atomic scale), Energy Manipulation, can "shunt" between universes, Can reduce or shut off her own sense of pain, if physically killed her soul has some time to possess another body in order to survive (the body needs to of a sensitive or a clone of herself and if it isn't powerful enough it will only last a few hours and she will be incapable of using magic in it), Pain inducement, Resistance against Magic, Clairvoyance and Precognition ("blacked out" Sensitives who tried to view her), Sleep Manipulation and Power Drain (stated the Cube, a device that drains the victim's magic and puts them in a magically induced coma, could not hold her), Possession (could not be possessed even by the combined power of every Remnant), Soul Manipulation (ignored Lord Vile's Death Bubble and could not be possessed), and Mind Manipulation (including telepathy)

Attack Potency: Wall level | Building level | At least Small City level (While on the verge of death, she destroyed a large section of Roarhaven through an explosion compared to a small nuke), possibly City Level (stated that if she concentrated she could easily turn a city to dust), Can ignore durability with Telekinesis (Can pull someone apart at the sub-atomic level, put them back together, revive them, and convert them into something else), and Black Flames (Burns the soul from existence and erases energy and atoms).

Speed: Athletic Human | Athletic Human, possibly higher when levitating | Subsonic (Can catch and fly faster than arrows), possibly Supersonic (Described to hit someone with the speed of a bullet)

Lifting Strength: Athletic Human | Athletic Human normally, Class 5 with Tattoo | Class 5

Striking Strength: Human Class | Human Class normally, Building Class with Tattoo | Building Class

Durability: Wall level | Wall level normally, likely higher with shield, Small City Level with Invulnerability (was unharmed by the explosion that destroyed Roarhaven) | Small City level, possibly City Level (Stood in the center of the explosion she caused to destroy Roarhaven, tanked having her own power reflected back at her)

Stamina: Above average | Above average | Practically limitless. While lengthened assault can overwhelm her, she can recover in seconds)

Range: Several Meters | Several Meters | Dozen of Kilometers, can open portals to other multiverses

Standard Equipment: Necromancer Ring, Concussion stick, The Scepter of the Ancients | Death touch gauntlet | None

Intelligence: Above average | Above average | Genius (learned all to that point existing knowledge about quantum physics and the theory of magic in days; can quickly learn and replicate magic of other people once she has seen it)

Weaknesses: Normal human weaknesses | Normal human weaknesses | Having her brain completely destroyed will kill her, although she has been able to heal from such things as having her skull caved in and bullets fired through her brain.

Feats: See here

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Elemental magic:
    • Fire:She can throw fireballs, which can envelop the whole body of a target with fire. Additionally she can focus fireballs into smaller, more intense flames for cutting and carving.
    • Water:She can manipulate water to aid her when swimming.
    • Air: She can manipulate air to push, pull, squeeze, press, cut, crush or levitate objects.
  • Necromancy: Necromancy is the ability to feel and manipulate death and shadows. It gets stronger if a lot of death is around. It can be used to manipulate shadows and create waves, whips, knives, bullets etc. out of them. It is especially effective, since it can be used to attack from multiple directions at once.
  • Clothes made by Ghastly Bespoke: Unique clothes, which protect the wearer from bullet impacts, cuts, and punches among other things. The impact of is reduced so much, that a hit from an experienced fighter is not even felt.

  • Deathtouch Gauntlet: The Deathtouch Gauntlet is a powerful weapon that can kill someone instantly when they are touched by it. It doesn't cause physical injuries and kills fast enough to kill Darquesse.
  • Tattoo: A magical Tattoo that grants her 23 minutes of invulnerability (even through she can still feel pain) and super strength, but someone has to activate it in Meryyn ta Ual (the Necropolis).

  • Elemental magic:
    • Fire: She can throw fireballs, which can envelop the whole body of a target with fire. Additionally she can focus fireballs into smaller, more intense flames for cutting and carving. Darquesse can additionally manipulate larger gatherings of existing fire.
    • Water:She can manipulate water to aid her when swimming.
    • Air: She can manipulate air to push, pull, squeeze, press, cut, crush or levitate objects.
  • Necromancy: Necromancy is the ability to feel and manipulate death and shadows. It gets stronger if a lot of death is around. It can be used to manipulate shadows and create waves, whips, knives, bullets etc. out of them. It is especially effective, since it can be used to attack from multiple directions at once. Darquesse uses this ability for defence by covering her entire skin in shadows.
  • Pain Inducement: Darquesse is able to induce pain. What makes this special is that the pain can not be sedated and that it will automatically increase whenever the one feeling it gets used to the pain.
  • Black Flame: Darquesse can create black flames, just by looking at a target, and manipulate them. Those flames will burn the soul and the atoms of those enveloped in them from existence.
  • Telekinesis: Darquesse possess a powerful form of Telekinesis. Using it she is not only able to move objects around and kill enemies through direct use of the ability on their bodies, but she is also prone to pulling enemies apart on sub-atomic level. Her control over the ability is great enough to rip a human apart like that and put its atoms back together in order to revive it, or turn it into something entirely else, like for example a rubber duck.
  • Magic Manipulation: Darquesse can see and manipulate the magic of others. Using her ability to see magic she can utilize a form of aim dodging, where she reacts to the magic of the opponent before the phenomenon it causes is produced. Using her ability to manipulate magic she can hijack the spells of others, circumvent magical shields or otherwise influence their magic to make it harder for them to fight her.

Key: Pre-Surge | Post-Surge | Darquesse

Note: While Valkyrie is the chosen wielder of the Scepter of the Ancients and has used it on several occasions, she does not always have it, and it should be specified whether or not she has it in a VS match-up.

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