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==History==
 
==History==
 
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They were said to be the sons of a revolution that failed long ago. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)
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[[John Steele (Marvel)|John Steele]] was noted to had encountered the Shadow Council and was on the run from them. This was until he fell through a portal and encountered the being worshipped by the Council. This saw him serve them for a time until he managed to break free from them. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)
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During [[World War II]], they operated in secret and in that conflict they established a secret base of operations in Prussia underneath a castle that was occupied by the Nazi's. In hiding, they were using sacrifices in order to summon a being from beyond when their ritual was interrupted by John Steele. In reality, the ritual was simply an attempt to draw Steele to them and bring him back into their ranks once again. This resulted in Thorndrake capturing him and they completed their ritual that exposed Steele to the Abyss and making him a loyal agent of the Shadow Council once again. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)
  
 
They were aware of the existence of [[Fu Manchu (Marvel)|Zheng Zu]] but his uncontrollable nature resulted in them not approaching him for an alliance. (Secret Avengers v1 #10)
 
They were aware of the existence of [[Fu Manchu (Marvel)|Zheng Zu]] but his uncontrollable nature resulted in them not approaching him for an alliance. (Secret Avengers v1 #10)
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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
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In appearance, the Shadow Council was a secret organisation that operated on Earth. The ultimate goal of the Shadow Council was taking over the world. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)
  
 
Soldiers for the Shadow Council were prepared to die for their cause and sent on missions where it was not expected that they would not return. Among the units used by the Council included the '''9th Legion'''. (Secret Avengers v1 #3)
 
Soldiers for the Shadow Council were prepared to die for their cause and sent on missions where it was not expected that they would not return. Among the units used by the Council included the '''9th Legion'''. (Secret Avengers v1 #3)
  
An item available to them was the '''Vanishing Point''' that was a portal through time and space. (Secret Avengers v1 #3)
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They were noted for being followers of a being known as the '''Abyss'''. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)
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An item available to them was the '''Vanishing Point''' that was a portal through time and space. (Secret Avengers v1 #3) There were beings inside of that realm that were said to change a man. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)
  
 
==Members==
 
==Members==

Revision as of 09:56, 28 June 2020

The Shadow Council is an organization that features in Marvel Comics.

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History

The Shadow Council

They were said to be the sons of a revolution that failed long ago. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)

John Steele was noted to had encountered the Shadow Council and was on the run from them. This was until he fell through a portal and encountered the being worshipped by the Council. This saw him serve them for a time until he managed to break free from them. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)

During World War II, they operated in secret and in that conflict they established a secret base of operations in Prussia underneath a castle that was occupied by the Nazi's. In hiding, they were using sacrifices in order to summon a being from beyond when their ritual was interrupted by John Steele. In reality, the ritual was simply an attempt to draw Steele to them and bring him back into their ranks once again. This resulted in Thorndrake capturing him and they completed their ritual that exposed Steele to the Abyss and making him a loyal agent of the Shadow Council once again. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)

They were aware of the existence of Zheng Zu but his uncontrollable nature resulted in them not approaching him for an alliance. (Secret Avengers v1 #10)

Years ago, their operative John Steele broke into a secure S.H.I.E.L.D. facility in order to recover an advanced Life Model Decoy prototype that had the complete persona of Nick Fury. The rogue machine had been scheduled for destruction but Steele recovered him and recruited him to the Shadow Council's cause where he was given the name Max Fury. (Secret Avengers v1 #5)

Upon learning that Roxxon had betrayed them and claimed the Crown the Council began to fear for their operations. Thus, they decided to dispatch the 9th Legion with the goal of launching a suicide mission to destroy the site on Mars via the Vanishing Point. (Secret Avengers v1 #3) During transit, Ant-Man Eric O'Grady who had entered the Council's Citadel through the same portal went forth to stop the suicide attackers by triggering their bombs during transit. They exploded creating a chain reaction that destroy the two sides of the portal from the one on Earth to the one located on Mars. (Secret Avengers v3 #4)

Within the changing face of the world, the Council felt that the region of China was at the forefront of the change and thus felt that they needed an influence in the area. (Secret Avengers v1 #10) Thus, the Shadow Council then enacted their next scheme where Director Thorndrake was responsible for resurrecting Zheng Zu. The process was only half complete and he was returned in a partial dead state. In exchange for his allegiance, the Shadow Council began a search for the second gem that made up the two Eyes of the Dragon. With their master's resurrection, the Celestial Order of the Hai-Dai went about finding and capturing Shang-Chi in order to use him to complete the resurrection of his father. Meanwhile, the Shadow Council went about their efforts in finding the Eye of the Dragon. (Secret Avengers v1 #6) The intervention of the Secret Avengers led to the Council deploying John Steele to secure their objective. Working alongside Max Fury, the pair abducted Sharon Carter and used her as an hostage where they would return her to Commander Rogers in exchange for Shang-Chi. (Secret Avengers v1 #9) He succeeded in his task where he took Shang-Chi to the ritual site for Zheng Zu to kill his son and restore his body. However, the Council had a spy as Moon Knight had infiltrated their ranks and revealed the location of the site to his comrades. This led to Commander Rogers along with his allies in the ritual. Despite their guards, the Shadow Council was overwhelmed and failed to complete Zheng Zu's ritual with the Prince of Orphans shattered the warlords body after it became petrified. In addition, John Steele was captured by Commander Rogers though Max Fury managed to escape with Director Thorndrake. (Secret Avengers v1 #8)

Overview

In appearance, the Shadow Council was a secret organisation that operated on Earth. The ultimate goal of the Shadow Council was taking over the world. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)

Soldiers for the Shadow Council were prepared to die for their cause and sent on missions where it was not expected that they would not return. Among the units used by the Council included the 9th Legion. (Secret Avengers v1 #3)

They were noted for being followers of a being known as the Abyss. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)

An item available to them was the Vanishing Point that was a portal through time and space. (Secret Avengers v1 #3) There were beings inside of that realm that were said to change a man. (Secret Avengers v1 #12)

Members

  • Aloysius Thorndrake : Director of the Shadow Council.
  • Arnim Zola 4.2.3 : flawed copy of Arnim Zola.
  • John Steele : brainwashed supersoldier who was tricked into joining the Shadow Council.
  • Lt. Hood : Member of the Shadow Council.
  • Max Fury : an advanced Life Model Decoy with the personality of Nick Fury who came to operate as the Head of Security for the Shadow Council. (Secret Avengers v1 #5)
  • Kevin : served coffee.

Notes

  • The Shadow Council was created by Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato Jr. where they made their first appearance in Secret Avengers v1 #1 (July, 2010).

In other media

Television

  • In Avengers Assemble, the Shadow Council appeared as antagonists in the animated television series Black Panther's Quest season. It was said that they were a group that operated during World War II with them being led by Baron Heinreich Zemo but were defeated by Captain America along with the Black Panther T'Chaka. Years later, they were reformed and led by N'Jadaka who intended to have the group depose the Wakandan royal family with himself in charge. They consisted of N'Jadaka, Tiger Shark, M'Baku, Klaue, Zanda and later on Whitney Frost. To achieve that, they sought out the broken pieces of the Panther Key relic in order to find the Shrouded Temple to claim the powerful crown hidden within it.

Appearances

  • Secret Avengers v1: (2010)

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