In 62,745 BGC, he was accused of murdering one of the Order's operatives — though why he would do so is unknown — and fled. However, he somehow obtained amnesia, and was captured by the Order. He was not forced to undergo disciplinary training, but was instead rehabilitated, as the High Council judged that the mind which inhabited Charon's body was not the mind that had committed the crime, and he therefore would not be punished. However, he was strictly guarded for a time to prevent such an incident as had occurred before from happening again.
Charon, still re-learning things about his universe which he had forgotten, began to realize that he was becoming attracted to one of his close companions, Shayla. The two were later assigned to Javnak to keep the Night Gatherers from attacking, and ended up confessing their feelings to one another. They even shared a tentative kiss, but were interrupted when the city-planet came under attack.
Charon and Shayla, even with the assistance of Dorex, were unable to stop the Night Gatherer forces, and massive amounts of complex technology were stolen. When it was suggested that someone operate on the inside of the Night Gatherers, Charon, Shayla, and Dorex were sent to the Hunter base on Odina Prime, along with the Odina Drone D-1064. Although skeptical, The Shadowed One allowed them to join the organization, and they began their training in 62,746 BGC.
Charon was separated from the rest, undergoing a series of intensive training sessions, during which he was often used as an assistant by Shade, who wished to make it clear that she did not trust him. Being an assistant involved engaging Shade in battle while she showed the trainees how to master the Combat Forms, and Shade enjoyed publicly humiliating him. He began to feel hatred towards her, and eventually snapped at her in a class, attacking and overpowering her in a ferocious duel. He was not to know that the incident had been engineered by the Shadowed One, who planned to make Charon give in to his hatred and become his eventual successor.
Shade became even more spiteful towards him after the incident, but as time wore on he grew better at combat than any of his teachers, and discovered that he was in fact enjoying his membership in the organization. He refused to assist Shayla and Dorex when they hacked into Odina Prime's computer and stole the plans for the next attack on Javnak, and Shayla, realizing that he had become immersed too deeply in the organization, left with a tearful goodbye. D-1064 remained with him.
During this time, Charon began to notice that he was in control of more power than he had originally believed, and that he was able to control all of the Kraata powers, and more. However, he kept this a secret from his Night Gatherer mentors.
Eventually, Charon, having already risen to a high position among the Night Gatherers, was sent on his first mission: to convince the people of Vantruss X to ally with the Gatherers and provide weapons. He realized that Shade, still despising him, had set him up for failure, as he soon learned that the only way to win over the planet would be to defeat their best fighters in an arena match. Much to the shock of Shade and the massive crowd of observers, Charon defeated them all. Relishing the victory and fully immersed in the Night Hunter order, when asked his name by one of the fighters he had beaten, he answered "Nighwatcher."
Returning to Odina Prime, he was promoted by the Shadowed One, who applauded his efforts and abilities. He, along with a large number of other Night Gatherers, left for Javnak to raid Tilaria, the main headquarters of the inventor Fayron. During the mission, Charon met with Shayla but could not bring himself to harm her. However, as she talked with him, he was trapped by a number of other Toa and transported back to Avadox, where he awaited trial.
Shayla met him in his prison cell, where she confessed that she still loved him but said that things had changed too much for them ever to be together again. She kissed him for the last time, and he was taken away to trial.
At the trial, he refused to defend himself, and delivered a passionate speech saying that the Toa Order was guilty of weakness, and the Night Gatherers would destroy them all. Upon saying this, a small group of Gatherers entered the council chamber and broke him out. They returned to Odina Prime, where the Shadowed One was still organizing the new Odina Drone armies.
Charon, who had learned much from both the Gatherers and Order, was promoted again to commander, and became a fighting instructor for the Combat Form Napad, while at the same time studied all the other combat forms until he had mastered them all, becoming the first being in history to do so. Meanwhile, he began studying the other Night Gatherers more closely, Shade and the Shadowed One especially, and concluded that they were guilty of weakness; Shade, he decided, could easily have overthrown the Shadowed One had she wanted to, but was instead bound to him by the chains of loyalty that she herself accused the Toa Order of binding themselves to. Testing his theory, he challenged the Shadowed One to single combat, as was the organization's custom, and humiliated him in the arena. He then, instead of accepting the role of leader that was now traditionally being offered him, denounced the Night Gatherers as cowards and concluded that he no longer belonged on Odina Prime, proceeding to teleport away to another universe entirely along with 1064. Unknown to him, he was followed into the new universe by Shayla and Dorex, as Darnesk had ordered them to watch him should he ever become too powerful and become a true threat to the Order.
While Shayla and Dorex became members of the Enforcers of Gigas Magna, an organization with the resoources to easily monitor Charon from halfway across the solar system, Charon began selling his services as a bounty hunter.
It is known that at some point, Charon's "pet" Odina Drone D-1064 went missing. Charon would later learn that he had been destroyed, and his parts were later found by Tetrack, who used them to manufacture his own army of Odina Drones.
In 62,746 BGC, ten years after the arrival of Charon in the Matoran Universe, Velnax (following Baterra Magnus and Antidax's instructions) manipulated him into coming to Destral, where Charon was hired to eliminate Makuta Matata. He traveled to Sacho Nui to recruit allies for himself, where he found a Skakdi, Nightmare, a Mechanical Rahkshi, Zirahk, and the Vandrox known as Zilia, who were all experts in crime.
Charon made his way to Matata's heavily guarded base, eliminating the Toa Skeelax in the process, only to discover that Matata was on fact an immortal Omega Being, and controlled the power of Reality. Matata toyed with Charon in battle, easily beating the bounty hunter despite his prodigious skill in battle, and eventually decided to mutate him. Matata later spared Charon and his companions, throwing them into the sea, even though he knew that they would survive.
Vowing revenge on the immortal that had bested him and unable to undo the mutation, Charon continued his bounty hunter career and adopted the name Nightwatcher, his Night Hunter nickname. He quickly became known as the best bounty hunter in the known universe, and was notorious for his perfect record.
Nightwatcher briefly became interested in the Bounty Hunter Wars, but decided that the Bounty Hunters' Guild was below him, and decided not to aid them in their conflict. He would change fifty thousand years later, when the Guild rose to power during the Underworld War.
Hunt for the Nui StoneEdit
In 24,600 BGC, Nightwatcher was summoned by Antidax to the Brotherhood of Makuta's Destral base, where Antidax asked him to hunt for the Nui Stone, a powerful artifact which the Brotherhood kept hidden on one of the Southern Islands. Nightwatcher accepted the offer and began his plan.
In 890 AGC, Makuta Spinorak recruited him for his plot to conquer the planet Gigas Magna, which he dubbed "The Purge." Nightwatcher was sent to recruit the Kodax Rahi creator known as Mordrax, and shortly after found a Vorox with prodigious skill in battle named Scorpius, whom he brought to Spinorak as well.
He saw Shayla later in Spinorak's campaign and realized that she had been sent to follow him, but instead of killing her, he undid her mutation, saying that she deserved a better fate than his. He then chose to fully reject his feelings for her, and left her, never meeting her as a friend again for a hundred years.
When Mordrax revealed his true intentions and double-crossed Spinorak, Spinorak blamed Nightwatcher, who had seen Mordrax's plans, for not telling him. Nightwatcher retaliated by calmly walking out the door and setting the building on fire. When Nightwatcher sensed that Spinorak had survived the disaster, he made a small wish that there would one day be a bounty on the Makuta, so he could end his life once and for all.
Brotherhood of Gigas MagnaEdit
Ten years after the end of Spinorak's campaign, Tetrack recruited him for the Brotherhood of Gigas Magna to go on undercover missions to recruit allies and kill potential enemies. At the beginning of the Gigas Magna Civil War, he was paid by an unidentified being to assassinate Forsk, the Brotherhood's leader, while on the West Continent.
While nearing his target, he encountered Scorpius, whom Tetrack had sent in his own plot to kill Forsk. Nightwatcher defeated the Vorox and attacked Forsk, but Tetrack had learned of the situation and, wanting Forsk to die by his manipulations and no one else's, contacted Makuta Matata, who agreed to interfere with the situation. Using his powers, Matata reached out through space and throttled the bounty hunter with a shadow hand, allowing Forsk to escape.
After Tetrack's successful murder of Forsk and takeover of Gigas Magna, he became a member of Draconius' Bounty Hunters' Guild and helped the Brotherhood of Gigas Magna during the Underworld War. It is also known that he traveled to the Matoran Universe on Shadrus' request to contain a renegade Tahtorak.
A short time before the war's end, he was sent to Bara Magna, one of the few planets which the Brotherhood of Gigas Magna had not yet conquered, as they had decided to temporarily halt their wars of conquest and engage in two separate conflicts, one with Death's forces and one with the Gigas Magna Resistance, where he was to scout out the planet's defenses.
He teleported to Atero, where he watched, invisible, as an arena match ensued between a Skrall and a Glatorian. He watched, disgusted, as the "primitives" attacked each other with "no idea what they were doing." The Skrall eventually won, but Nightwatcher decided to reveal himself, and challenged the Skrall to a duel, which he won within less than a second of his foe's attack. He marched off, deciding that Bara Magna was of no use to the Brotherhood.
Nightwatcher immediately noticed that he was being followed, and discovered that he was being followed by the robotic assassins known as the baterra. After annihilating them, he decided that they were capable of doing great damage to Bara Magna, so he inserted a computer virus which quickly spread to the baterra's collective consciousness, which modified the robots so that they would attack any beings that crossed their path. The bounty hunter decided to sit and watch as the baterra exterminated the Bara Magnan population for him. (The plan would later fail, but Nightwatcher was not present when it happened.)
Shortly after, he was called by Antidax once more, this time to capture Shayla. He did so, and then brought her to Mordrax for interrogation. However, when Mordrax's prosthetic suit exploded and left him close to death, Nightwatcher abandoned him and took Shayla with him, saying that Mordrax was not likely to pay him dead, and that the Gigas Magna Resistance would likely pay more for the return of Shayla than the Brotherhood of Gigas Magna.
As he was unable to penetrate Shayla's mental block, which had been created by a Great Being, he was instead led by his captive on a wild Vandrox chase across Gigas Magna for a month, which finally culminated with him losing his temper, choking her nearly to death, and leaving her in the jungles of the West Continent.
Nighwatcher was then called to the Matoran Universe once more, this time by Shadrus to get a bounty for Leviathos. After finding the Noctian Islands gone, he went to Noctxia Magna and captured the Noctian over the Sea of Life.
Nightwatcher, sensing a trap, created an illusory version of himself to bring Leviathos to the Brotherhood of Fear. His intuition was proven right when Kaluu interrogated his doppelganger and attempted to learn if the Brotherhood of Gigas Magna was attempting an invasion. Leviathos escaped, killing the doppelganger, and Nightwatcher attacked Krakanus and Kaluu, stating that he wanted his bounty. In a curious move, he decided to spare them, saying that the Brotherhood of Gigas Magna could likely think up a painful way to kill them once they had conquered Noctxia Magna.
Realizing that Leviathos had information that he wanted, he delayed leaving the planet until he learned what Leviathos knew. However, Leviathos had generated an unusually powerful mental block, so he instead concocted an elaborate plan to both get the information he needed and destroy the Brotherhood of Fear, which involved turning the Brotherhood of Fear and Noctxia Guardians against one another.
His first step was to enter Krakanus' body and kill Necuas by throwing him out the window of a tower, then turn him insane so that he would forget the event and Nightwatcher could shapeshift into Necuas and drive the Brotherhood into disarray. The plan worked perfectly, and Krakanus' advisers began to lose confidence in him.
He then went to the Noctxia Guardians' base, posing as Chameleo, and managed to find some time alone with Leviathos. There, he extracted the information he wanted from his memory and blew the fortress up, allowing the Brotherhood of Fear to capture all of the organization's members. Returning to the Brotherhood base, he resumed his identity as Necuas. He helped in Krakanus' attempt to recruit Leviathos to his side, but, as he had predicted, Leviathos and the Guardians successfully managed to defeat the Brotherhood. He then revealed to them that he was going to inform the Brotherhood of Gigas Magna of the planet's existence.
The information that he had extracted from Leviathos led him to the Prophecy Room in Destral, where he learned of the prophecy that stated that a half-Makuta would gain the power destroy the Makuta species. Wishing to kill Makuta Matata, he decided that Leviathos needed to be destroyed, as both of them were possible subjects of the prophecy.
Leviathos came after him a short time later, and Nightwatcher toyed with him. However, Leviathos managed to call on the power of time and defeat him. Nightwatcher fell into a pool of Energized Protodermis, and was transformed into a Commander Skrall. He then took Shayla (who had fallen into the protodermis as well) with him back to Noctxia Magna.
As Shayla's mental shielding had been removed by her mutation, Nightwatcher, who still possessed most of his powers, was able to read her mind and learn the location of the Resistance base. Much to his surprise, it was located on Noctxia Magna as well, and he contacted the Brotherhood, giving them the coordinates of the planet, and he was careful to mention that it also was home to the Resistance base, knowing that he would likely receive a massive bonus for its discovery.
Shortly after, he traveled to the base, telling them that he was willing to return Shayla to them for a large sum of widgets, and that if the amount was doubled, he would not reveal the planet's location to the Brotherhood. He later left again for Gigas Magna.
End of the WarEdit
Nightwatcher walked into Tetrack's private chamber, wishing to be paid for the discovery of Noctxia Magna. However, he was shocked to learn that Tetrack had somehow been able to resist even his powers of mind-reading, as Tetrack told him that he would receive no payment whatsoever. The answer to the mystery presented itself when Mordrax, who had survived the explosion that had nearly killed him, revealed to him that he now had full control over Shadowdermis, and that he was now even more powerful than Nightwatcher himself. He then proceeded to fire a cannon at Nightwatcher, knocking him out.
He awoke much later in a cell, bound by chains of Shadowdermis 2.0. Mordrax appeared and taunted him, putting Nightwatcher into a deadly rage. Nightwatcher later escaped from the chains by absorbing the Shadowdermis into his body, enhancing his power. He watched as Odina Drones swarmed into the room, attempting to kill him, but after deciding that he should wait until he had gained control of his new power to kill Mordrax, and that Mordrax would be even more enraged upon learning that he had joined the Brotherhood's greatest enemy, he traveled to the Resistance's new base to aid them.
Nightwatcher revealed to the Resistance what had taken place in the past day, and explained his plan to Ixtil: As Mordrax would certainly try to destroy the Shadowdermis 2.0 reservoirs, which would remove Nightwatcher's new power, the Resistance would transfer all of it to a place on their hidden base, where Mordrax could not get at it. Then Nightwatcher could defeat Mordrax while the Resistance launched a full-scale assault on Tenik Nui.
Return to Noctxia MagnaEdit
While Teridax awoke in the body of the Mata Nui robot, Nightwatcher went on a personal journey, in an attempt to discover his origins. What exactly happened during his journey is unknown, but it is known that he traveled to the Confusion Dimension, where he faced off against Void and found a Girahk, which he took as a pet.
He later returned to Noctxia Magna, searching for a way to defeat Leviathos. He traveled to the base of the Brotherhood of Unity, where he searched for something hidden underneath it.
The Eternal GameEdit
- Main article: The Eternal Game
Mission Into DarknessEdit
- Main article: Mission Into Darkness
Abilities and TraitsEdit
As a Toa of Shadow, he could manipulate shadows and darkness however he wished. In his mutated form, his powers were amplified, and he gained control of various abilities, including the Kraata powers, but became extremely powerful, nearly at the power level of an Omega Being.
Because of his recent absorption of Shadowdermis, he has grown even more powerful, but he plans of ridding his body of it after he has killed Mordrax, as he despises relying on anything else to accomplish his goals.
He is also extremely intelligent. His mental capacity is extraordinary, to the point which it has even been compared to the Kodax Magna database. He is incapable of forgetting anything, and each memory remains in his "library," where he can access it at any time.
Despite his immense power, he is incapable of passing through mental blocks created by Great Beings.
Mask and ToolsEdit
In his original form, he carried two hammers and a powerless iron mask. His hammers were combined to form a nightstaff with a hidden high-energy plasma launcher upon his mutation. Upon his transformation into a Skrall, he possessed two Skrall tribal blades. He now wields a pair of swords.
Nightwatcher is ruthless and without mercy. He has lost most of his sense of emotion, but he shows the slightest bit of enjoyment when giving death threats.
He is fully aware of his immense power, and he continuously reminds all beings near him of that by his almost arrogant comments. He thoroughly enjoys playing "games" with "lesser mortals," manipulating them to do his will for pure enjoyment. He considers most beings in the universe to be "imbeciles," with a few exceptions: the sentient Girahk of the Twilight Guardians, Ixtil, the unidentified Great Being, and Antidax.
In his early days, he had a romantic relationship with Shayla, and despite continuous attempts to deny it, he still feels attraction to her.
Nightwatcher is likely the greatest swordsman in the universe, and is a master of all the combat forms, having created some himself. There are very few beings who are able to hold their own against him in battle, the group including Knife, Baterra Magnus, and Matata, who is one of the two beings ever to beat him in combat. (The other was Leviathos when he accidentally activated his Space-Time powers.)
Nightwatcher in the Hero CycleEdit
Nightwatcher fulfills all seventeen stages of the Hero Cycle, albeit not in order:
- Velnax: "You're the bounty hunter I hired? You almost make me laugh. You couldn't defeat a Makuta if he were bound and gagged in your hands. You're a Toa."
- Charon: "Go ahead and laugh, then. Laugh all you want before I knock it out of you."
- Velnax: "Is that a threat?"
- Charon: "Most definitely."
- ―Charon meets Velnax for the first time[src]
- Antidax: "That's impossible. Nothing can get past Destral's teleportation shield."
- Nightwatcher: "Are you insulting me? I assure you that most bounty hunters don’t react very well to being called nothing. I most definitely can get past the teleportation shield, and unless my vision is faulty, I don’t look much like nothing, do I?"
- ―Antidax and Nightwatcher[src]
- "I do not like to take living prisoners. They have such an annoying tendency to try to escape later. All my values are telling me to break your neck and make it look like an accident, so be glad that I prefer my morals to my values. I have no morals, so I am able to do whatever I wish."
- ―Nightwatcher to Leviathos [src]
- Nightwatcher: "There is no need to tell me who you are, because I already know. There is no need to tell me that you're pleased to see me, because you aren't, and I don't react well when people lie to me. Now, then, let us dispense with the pleasantries and get on to the part where you order these annoying guards to stop pestering me before I really get irritated and blow someone's head off."
- Ixtil: "My name is Ixtil, Acting Commander of the Gigas Magna Resistance. I am very pleased to see you, Toa Nightwatcher."
- ―Nightwatcher addresses Ixtil[src]
- Antidax: "Nightwatcher?"
- Nightwatcher: "Clearly."
- Antidax: "What are you doing here?"
- Nightwatcher: "Standing. And being irritated. Both boring activities, but sadly necessary ones."
- Antidax: "What do you want?"
- Nightwatcher: "To experience a complete lack of boredom as soon as possible. [Gives Antidax his message.] You are to deliver it to Teridax tonight."
- Antidax: "What is inside this?"
- Nightwatcher: "A very rude, blunt, and threatening message, which is, of course, to be expected."
- Antidax: "I assume this has something to do with the mission I gave you?"
- Nightwatcher: "Most definitely. I am very rudely and bluntly threatening your leader."
- ―Nightwatcher delivers a message to Antidax[src]
- The Toa Charon model was made by Template:User. The other models were made by Template:User.
- Toa Charon was entered in the Kopakamata97 MOC contest as an entry for Artakha and won. The original Nightwatcher model won 4th place in Teammcb's Toa Building Challenge.
- Nightwatcher is TheSlicer's favorite character to write about, and is probably the most popular character in the Gigas Magna Storyline.
- It has been confirmed that he will battle Magneon in Shadow Regime.
- He was originally intended to die in his first appearance in Revenge of the Rogue, but his creator instead decided to spare him.
- His origins have something to do with Void's organization.