Real Name: Ariel Chylde

Identity/Class: Cursed human

Occupation: Teenager

Affiliations: Perry Stodghill (friend, romantic interest); War and Piece (demons from the Nightmare Realm, defenders of Ariel); Jeremy Spencer (ally, owner of the Carnival of Fools); Jack Stodghill (father of Perry, agent of Sentry, an organisation which tracks the supernatural, ally - deceased, killed by Fang); Sage (mother, non-corporeal ally in the Nightmare Realm); Witchblade, Painkiller Jane, Glory, Avengelyne

Enemies: Jessica Chylde (Ariel's evil twin); Kauldron, Penance, Flatulence (demons from the Nightmare Realm); Robert Chylde

Known Relatives: Kauldron (father, demon); Jessica Chylde (twin sister); Sage (mother); Robert Chylde (step-father)

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Formerly Salem, Southern U.S.A. Now mobile with Spencer's Carnival of Fools.

First Appearance: Darkchylde #1 (Maximum Comics Press, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Able to summon creatures from the nightmare realm. Able to transform in part or in whole into a creature of nightmare herself - most commonly this manifests as bat wings and clawed and scaly hands, but it can go further, giving her a scaly body, pointed ears and razor sharp fangs. The ultimate end of this transformation is a dragon like creature named Fang.

History: Ariel Chylde grew up in the town of Salem, in southern states of the U.S.A. Her mother had died when she was young, leaving her in the care of her abusive father. But finally his mistreatment of her caused something in the innocent young girl to snap, and Ariel Chylde discovered she was cursed with horrific powers, able to summon monsters from another realm. She killed her father, only to discover that he was not her true sire. Her actual father was Kauldron, a demon from that other realm. As the Darkchylde she now had to defend her home against the evils she had unwittingly unleashed.

Comments: Created by Randy Queen.


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