Night Machine


Nick Name

Dark Man

Genius Who Lit the World

Man Out of Time

Civilian ID
Nikola Tesla

Electrical Engineer


Legal Status
Naturalized citizen of the United States.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Smiljan, Croatia, Austrian Empire of the 19th Century
Group Affiliation

Brotherhood of the Shield

Base of Operations
New York, New York
6' 2"
165 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Cybernetically enhanced human with the ability to harness quantum energy and utilize it to various functions.


Cybernetic Implants: Mechanisms that provide the ability to manipulate electrical energy, created by the Renaissance artist and inventor Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.

Common Enemies
Regularly Appearing

Red She-Hulk Vol. 1

S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 1 & 2

First Appearance
S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 1 #1 (June, 2010)

Dustin Weaver & Jonathan Hickman

Note: Nicola Tesla was a real person and electrical engineer that contributed greatly to the development of alternating-current technology.


Born in the Prussian Empire in 1856, Nicola Tesla gained an education and experience in electrical engineering, before moving to the United States. Becoming a master electrical engineer, Tesla developed many innovative technologies.

Believed to have died in debt by the middle of the 20th Century, Tesla in actuality became allied with the Renaissance artist and inventor Michelangelo, who as the Forever Man has the ability to exist in all times simultaneously. Michelangelo's ability grants him access to futuristic technology; enabling him to utilize cybernetics to transform Tesla into the master of electricity known as the Night Machine.

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