Real Name: Lea C. Farr
Identity/Class: Human magic mutate
Occupation: Former servant of Mister Jip
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Cloak (Tyrone Johnson), Dagger (Tandy Bowen), Day (Anthony Zerbe), Francis Delgado, Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom), Rebecca "Rusty" Nales, Brigid O'Rielly, Yipyap;
formerly Mister Jip
Enemies: Mister Jip, Predator, Alberto Ruiz, Martin Thorne, Clarence Walker, X-Factor (Beast/Hank McCoy, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey), many other victims;
formerly Cloak (Tyrone Johnson), Dagger (Tandy Bowen), Rebecca "Rusty" Nales, Brigid O'Rielly
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mister Jip's arctic base
First Appearance: Strange Tales II#9/1 (December, 1987)
Powers/Abilities: Mutated by Mister Jip's sorcery Night can extract the darkness that existed in all humans and then manipulate it to create forms of pure darkness that respond to her commands.
Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Solid white
(Strange Tales II#11/1 (fb) ) - Mister Jip targeted young couple Anthony Zerbe or Lea Farr (possibly runaways) to either become his next host bodies or gain occult powers in return serve him. They chose to serve him and he enhanced them with sorcery. Jip gave Anthony, now codenamed Day, the power to generate and release unclean life energy in contrast to Dagger's power of pure light.
Night and Day spent some time at Jip's base while Jip waited for Yipyap to return to him with information on the current whereabouts of Cloak and Dagger.
(Strange Tales II#9/1) - Cloak returned to the Holy Ghost Church lured there by the unclean light of Day. Day and Night introduced themselves to Cloak and then Day created an unclean light spear to impale Cloak and knock him out. Mister Jip walked out from the shadows while Day and Night placed Cloak on the church's altar.
(Strange Tales II#10/1) - Dagger arrived at the Holy Ghost Church and found Mister Jip holding Cloak while Day and Night were standing next to him.
(Strange Tales II#11/1) - Jip introduced himself and his servants Night and Day to Dagger. Jip offered Dagger to leave, join them or die, but she rejected his choices and instead stunned Night with a light dagger. Day retaliated, but they ended up in stalemate until the demon Predator emerged from the catatonic Cloak's darkness. Predator grabbed Day and tossed him against a wall, injuring him severely. While Dagger drove Predator back into the darkness, Night picked up Day and fled the scene along with Mister Jip.
(Strange Tales II#12/1 (fb) - BTS) - Jip, Night and Day fled the scene and rented a private hospital plane the next morning to get the seriously injured Day to somewhere else....their destination was not mentioned, but they were probably heading to Jip's arctic base.
(Strange Tales II#12/1 (fb) ) - Cloak and Dagger found out about the plane and teleported on it mid-air. Inside Day lay on a stretcher with Night, posing as a nurse, at his side. Dagger didn't pay attention to the nurse, which handed Night the opportunity to grab her from behind and push her out of the plane, which Dagger allowed her to do because she knew Cloak would be able to save her. Cloak was forced to save her, allowing Jip to escape with Night and Day.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger#1 (fb) - BTS) - Mister Jip agreed to use his magic to heal Night's lover Day in return for her preparing Dagger for his use.
(Strange Tales II#16/1) - Night built an army of beings made of the darkness she had extracted from criminals and greedy people like Clarence Walker, Martin Thorne and Alberto Ruiz. Cloak, influenced by Mister Jip, teleported Dagger to a landfill where she was surrounded by Night's army.
(Strange Tales II#17/1) - Dagger at first tried to flee from the shadowy beings, but eventually fought them off with her light daggers. They soon returned with their leader Night, who was looking forward to her confrontation with Dagger.
(Strange Tales II#18/1) - Night cherished her chance for revenge on Dagger, whom she blamed for Day's injuries because Dagger had stunned her during their last encounter. Night sent her army against Dagger after extracting the darkness within Dagger to use it against her. Without the darkness within her Dagger felt the pure light coursing through her more powerful than ever. Night commanded her army to form a collective mass to kill Dagger, who formed a light sword to fight the giant crocodile made of darkness. The giant creature fell, but Night smiled and while Dagger asked her to surrender, Night returned Dagger's darkness to her in addition to all the darkness she had extracted to form her army. Dagger fought the army once again, but was overwhelmed and completely encased by the darkness. Night told Yipyap to inform Mister Jip that she had succeeded to take down Dagger.
A short time later Night anonymously called X-Factor to inform them that a mutant was rampaging in her neighborhood, attacking people. When X-Factor arrived they found countless people sleeping in the street. A policemen called them over before Dagger knocked him out with dark light daggers. Around the corner Night was standing next to Dagger, watching her while X-Factor arrived to confront her.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak & Dagger#1) - Night smiled at how all the darkness absorbed by Dagger had erased her memory except for thoughts of cruelty and destruction. She watched Dagger fight X-Factor and sent one of Yipyap to Mister Jip to tell him how well she was following his orders and to remind him of their deal. The other Yipyap stayed behind to keep watching the fight. Night tried to lead Dagger through the fight against Beast, Iceman and Marvel Girl, but the latter tried to remind Dagger of who she was before. Night claimed Marvel Girl was only trying to confuse her and the fight continued. Night ordered Dagger to raise her army to take out X-Factor, which she did by controlling the darkness within the unconscious people around them. Night stayed to watch the battle until Cloak arrived.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak & Dagger#1 - BTS) - Night fled after Cloak successfully freed Dagger from the darkness.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak & Dagger#1) - Mister Jip was disappointed that Cloak had spoiled his plan to take over Dagger's body. Night claimed that it wasn't her fault because she had done everything Jip had asked her to do. Night reminded Jip of their deal, but he revealed to a shocked Night that that he withheld his mystical aid and let Day die some time ago because ultimately Night had failed in her mission. Jip then introduced Day's replacement to Night--Francis Delgado.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger#1 (fb) - BTS) - When Night failed on her mission to prepare Dagger for Mister Jip he withheld his mystical aid and Day died.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak & Dagger#2) - Night drove Mister Jip around in a van and they picked up Francis Delgado at the Holy Ghost Church. She wondered why they were driving around in a van when Jip was so powerful, but he retorted that she should rather ask why they never had to stop for gas.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak & Dagger#3) - Night was reading the Elle magazine at Mister Jip's base when he asked her to find something to distract Francis Delgado because he was annoying Jip. Night walked out with Delgado.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak & Dagger#12) - At Jip's base Night witnessed Jip killing Francis Delgado after he returned from a mission to set his enemies on a wild goose chase because Delgado was of no more use to him. Jip then ordered Night to prepare a fatal welcome for Cloak and his companions.
Night posed as Dagger in a snowstorm to tell Cloak that Dagger was in terrible danger.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak & Dagger#13 - BTS) - Night used Jip's magic to help Cloak teleport back to New York City to find the injured Michael Bowen, who revealed that Jip, posing as Delgado, had taken Dagger to the airport.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak & Dagger#13) - Night welcomed O'Rielly and Nales at Mister Jip's arctic base.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak & Dagger#13 - BTS) - Night formed a bullet out of living darkness and gave it to Nales.
(Mutant Misadventures of Cloak & Dagger#13) - Night led the two detectives to Mister Jip, who had been forced by Cloak to restore Dagger's eyesight. Jip ordered Night to dispose of the two detectives, but Night revealed that she wasn't taking orders from him anymore after witnessing him kill Delgado and letting her former partner Day die despite promising to heal him. Night informed Jip that she had given a bullet made of pure living darkness, which should be venomous enough to even kill Jip, but as always Jip was one step ahead and used his control over O'Rielly to force her to put her gun to Nales' head. At that moment Nales revealed that not O'Rielly, but her had received the bullet from Night because O'Rielly knew that she would not be able to shoot Jip because he could command her. Nales shot Jip and he turned into a stinking pile of ashes. Night confirmed to Cloak that she was helping him to get here to get revenge on Jip for Day's death, but not for Dagger, whom she still blamed for Day getting injured in the first place. Jip's arctic base began to fall apart without his magic holding it together and while Cloak, Dagger, O'Rielly and Nales fled, Night stayed behind and seemingly perished when the fortress collapsed.
Comments: Created by Terry Austin, Bret Blevins & Bob Wiacek.
I don't want to sound mean, but her costume was very stripperiffic.
Night received her real name in Dagger's profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC#3 (2008).
Profile by Markus Raymond.
Night (Lea C. Farr) should not be confused with:
Alberto Ruiz has no known connection to:
Martin Thorne has no known connection to:
Clarence Walker has no known connection to:
Alberto Ruiz aka. the Supplier was a ruthless drug and weapons dealer. One night while he slept Night extracted the darkness from him. The next morning Alberto donated his money to a local drug rehabilitation center and a group that lobbied for gun control legislation. He then went to the police to hand over the records of his arms sales and the names of his drug suppliers. He was sent to prison for his crimes where he was attacked by former customers and business associates he had just turned in.
--Strange Tales II#16
Martin Thorne was a greedy entrepreneur, who owned companies engaged in strip-mining and dumping toxic waste unsafely. One day he bought an under-financed inner city hospital he planned to tear down and replace with a high-rise parking lot. After entering his car to doze a bit Night extracted the darkness from him. That night Martin disbanded his companies and liquidated all his stocks and holdings. He donated his money to Greenpeace and other environmental groups and the hospital he bought the day before to the community. The next morning he discharged all his employees. Not long after this he helped with a shovel to divert a water system to a parched Latin-American village.
--Strange Tales II#16
Clarence Walker aka. by his street name Sugah Man was a pimp, who kept his women under control with the drugs he bought with some of the money they made while keeping the rest to maintain his luxurious lifestyle. One night Night extracted the darkness from him while he slept. The next morning Clarence took his women to a drug rehabilitation center and paid for their treatment with the money he had made off of them. He instructed the staff of the center to use whatever money was left after the women's rehabilitation to give to them when they sent them home. Clarence then donated his Cadillac to an orphanage to use as a prize at a fund-raider. He then sold his jewelry and gave the money to the Police Athletic League. With no possessions left Clarence joined a monastery.
--Strange Tales II#16
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Strange Tales II#17, p9, pan2 (main)
Strange Tales II#11, p6, pan2 (head shot)
Strange Tales II#11, p6, pan5 (extracting darkness, forming servants)
Strange Tales II#18, p1 (upper body shot)
Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger#13, p20, pan5 (posing as Dagger)
Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger#13, p17, pan2 (betraying Jip)
Strange Tales II#16, p8, pan1 (Alberto Ruiz, before Night)
Strange Tales II#16, p8, pan6 (Alberto Ruiz, after Night)
Strange Tales II#16, p6, pan4 (Martin Thorne, before Night)
Strange Tales II#16, p6, pan8 (Martin Thorne, after Night)
Strange Tales II#16, p3, pan1 (Clarence Walker, before Night)
Strange Tales II#16, p3, pan7 (Clarence Walker, after Night)
Strange Tales II#9/1 (December, 1987) - Terry Austin (writer), Bret Blevins (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Strange Tales II#10/1 (January, 1988) - Terry Austin (writer), Bret Blevins (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Strange Tales II#11/1 (February, 1988) - Terry Austin (writer), Dan Lawlis (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Strange Tales II#12/1 (March, 1988) - Terry Austin (writer), Whilce Portacio (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Strange Tales II#16-17 (July-August, 1988) - Terry Austin (writer), Dan Lawlis (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Strange Tales II#18 (September, 1988) - Terry Austin (writer), Dan Lawlis (pencils), Kevin Nowlan (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger#1 (October, 1988) - Terry Austin (writer), Dan Lawlis (pencils), P. Craig Russell (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger#2 (December, 1988) - Terry Austin (writer), Dan Lawlis (pencils), P. Craig Russell (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger#3 (February, 1989) - Terry Austin (writer), Mike Vosburg (pencils), Scott Williams (inks), Carl Potts (editor)
Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger#12 (June, 1990) - Terry Austin (writer/inks), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger#13 (August, 1990) - Terry Austin (writer/inks), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
First Posted: 06/27/17
Last updated: 06/27/17
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