Hey! I'm Dave, I play Boreas and I run the character forums. I'm sorry I've taken so long to get to your application - I left for Italy a handful of days after you posted and had a lot on my plate with that and New Years and whatnot.
So! Dark Shadow. I think what I want to see here is some better definition for who he is and what he does. There are some characters who are very successful on Metro City without having a lot on their profiles. Check out profiles like these:
Rom Hackley: http://z15.invisionfree.com/metrocity/index.php?showtopic=52
Quinn Finn: http://z15.invisionfree.com/metrocity/inde...p?showtopic=170
The Crimson Defender: http://z15.invisionfree.com/metrocity/index.php?showtopic=9
Compare them to long profiles like these:
Nick Temin: http://z15.invisionfree.com/metrocity/index.php?showtopic=41
What I want to see from you is for your character to be, for another thing, more powerful. If you look at any of these characters, you'll see that they're all more powerful than Dark Shadow is at any given level. I'd also like you to define better what gadgets he uses - also, where they come from and how he keeps them maintained. If you're afraid of making him too powerful, that's okay, we can look at how his powers can be scaled back.
If you want to reach me personally, you can email me at email@example.com. I would normally suggest finding me on GMail, but that will be tough while I'm out of the country. Also try CBox - the forum as a whole is always willing to help a new player out!
Hope to see you roleplaying soon!