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Black Shuck

Real Name
Shuck
Current Alias
Black Shuck
Relatives
King Ivar (father, deceased); Hugin and Munin (half-brothers, deceased)
Universe
Base Of Operations
Scandinavia (813 AD)

Characteristics
Gender
Height
Tall
Eyes
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Marital Status
Occupation
King
Origin
Origin
He bit a shape-changing monster
Place of Birth
Dunwich
First appearance
Last appearance

2000 AD prog 1891
2000 AD prog 1899


HistoryEdit

The eponymous protagonist of the 2000 AD strip Black Shuck was born in Dunwich, East Anglia, the illegitimate son of a Viking raider, King Ivar. As an adult he was kidnapped by Vikings and taken to Scandinavia. En route he encountered and fought a hideous shape-changing monster which killed all the Vikings. During the course of the battle Shuck bit the monster (a neat reversal of the usual course of events), and since then he transforms into a big, black, hairy beast whenever he feels fear, pain or rage. His human intellect is unimpaired by this transformation.

When Black Shuck landed in Scandinavia, King Ivar named him as his heir. He then informed him that this meant that Black Shuck was now affected by a terrible curse inflicted on Ivar and all his kin by the undead troll king Øvredal, because Ivar had robbed Øvredal's grave of its gold. The curse had already claimed the lives of Hugin and Munin, Ivar's legitimate sons. Now the Viking fortification was attacked by ravening hordes of trolls every night.

Black Shuck defeated Øvredal and inherited the throne after Ivar was discreetly poisoned by his wife (presumably enraged by his reckless avarice and past infidelity), who blamed his death on the trolls. The new king should probably keep an eye on her...

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

Therianthropy.

Abilities

Kicking ass and fighting trolls.

Strength level

Peak human male.

Weaknesses

Anglo-Viking warriors don't do 'weakness'.

ParaphernaliaEdit


Transportation

(Occasionally) a Viking longship.

Weapons

A big sword.

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Footnotes


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