"The Angel Irene" (Flashback)
Shad's life is a complicated one, he is supposed to represent evil and darkness, but he loved Lady Irene, a daughter of light. It is stated by Hyria that Lady Irene sealed Shad into multiple realms to keep him away from her but always ended up returning, until the final battle. The Divine Warriors sealed Shad into the nether and was not seen until now as he has taken refuge in Aaron's body.
He now takes on a more major role in Season 3 as he is now the main antagonist of the series. After seeing Lady Irene/Aphmau in the Nether looking for answers from Zane, he chased after her and demanded Alina, claiming her to be their daughter. He also sent Gene to kill Zane for stealing the fragment.
Shad decided to enter the Overworld to check the area and was able to sense Aphmau in Skystead, where he found her spying on Hailey. He laughed at how she was able hide her presence but nevertheless, he found her. He tried to attack Aphmau but she avoided him and tried to run away, from him.
Once again, he mocked at how cowardly Irene is and Aphmau tried to deny that she's isn't Irene and that she's someone he wouldn't want to face. Despite this, Shad still sees her as Irene, thinking that she completely changed her personality. Aphmau tried to laugh at the fact that he can't defeat as he doesn't know her true strength, but Shad laughed at her more saying that his body does recognized her and decides to impersonate as Aaron. Despite sounding perfectly as him, he doesn't know Irene's other name and Aphmau was able to figure that it was ruse to get Alina to him.
Shad still laughs at how Aphmau had fallen to his trick and proceeds to kill her, when Aaron appeared and halted his body, much to his anger. His time was also up on the Overworld and he disappears back to the Nether, where a Shadow Knight was concerned for his different voice. Shad then tries to meditate in order to confront Aaron who is still determined to get his body back, and as his voice slowly starts to sound that of Aaron when he returned back to reality, he angrily demand more Shadow Knights to find Zane.
Shad seems to have messy black hair matching with his black eyes. He seems to be wearing a white coat with a hunting suit, he also has gloves and his main weapon is a demonic broadsword with his relic. He seems to follow almost all of Aaron's characteristics.
Shad seems to have had a romantic interest in Irene. He later claimed he hated Aphmau because of the relic she (Irene) gave him, wanting to take away everything she cared for and watch her suffer. He is a controlling, angry Shadow Knight. Yet he wasn't always like this, he used to be Irene's most trusted friend, to the point where she would trust him with her life.
He does not take failure so easily, especially towards his Shadow Knights. When Gene decided to toy with his brother instead of finding Zane, Shad tossed him into a wall and sent him to the torture chamber. He was also disappointed that he didn't even kill Dante.
- The name Shad is an English baby name. In English, the meaning of the name Shad is "Biblical Shadrach"; one of three young Hebrew men who survived being cast into a fiery furnace. This may be a reference to why Shad is the Shadow Lord in the nether.