Dani Stone

"Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame."

Daniel Anthony Stone
Portrayed By Ville Valo
Gender Male
Date of Birth October 30, 1982
Age 26
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Aliases Dani
Place of Birth Chicago, IL, USA
Current Location New York City, NY, USA
Occupation Tattoo Artist
Known Relatives Elizabeth (mother; deceased), Michael Stone (father; deceased); Anthony (brother; deceased); Nicole (sister; deceased)
Significant Other None
Known Abilities Umbrakinesis
Theme Song "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too" by Say Anything
First Appearance Enter The Holiday Matrix

Dani is a talented Tattoo Artists, working at his local tattoo shop, Slinging Ink Tattoos. He already has a reputation among the tattoo community and has had his work and several interviews in various tattoo magazines. He resides in the High Rise Apartments in Greenwich Village. He has a very laid back personality, but he is also very sarcastic. He likes to joke around quiet a bit, but also will speak his mind without fear of consequences.

He is known around the tattoo and piercing community for the talent that he has when it comes to his tattoo work. He has been featured in several tattoo magazines as well as a number of his work. Only those who have an interest in the tattoo/piercing culture would know of him and his work. One such article has been provided below.



Dani was born Daniel Anthony Stone on October 30th, 1982 in Chicago, IL, the eldest child of Elizabeth and Michael Stone. The twins, Anthony and Nicole, were born two years later. His parents were both talented artists. His mother was an art teacher and his father a comic book artist. As a child, his parents would entertain him with coloring books and crayons. He had a good childhood and loving parents, doing very well in school, his best class being art. He and his siblings got a long for the most part. Throughout his entire childhood, his artistic talent started to grow. In the seventh grade, he met a girl named Allison Marino. They soon became quick friends. They hung out constantly and were hardly ever apart.

In the fall of his freshman year, he finally gathered the courage to express his feelings for her and asked her out. They were the perfect couple. He knew instantly that she was the one that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. He was madly in love with her. On March 15th, 1999, Dani's world came crashing down around him. He was driving Ally home from a movie when the car they were driving was hit by a drunk driver. The car spun out of control before slamming into a light pole and rolling over several times. Dani was critically injured and slipped into unconsciousness. He was unconscious for several weeks. When he awoke, he learned that Allison was killed instantly, taking the news very hard.


He spent several more weeks in the hospital, recovering from the wounds while he mourned the loss of Allison. When he became well enough, he moved away from Chicago, trying to run from the guilt that he felt from the accident. He found himself in New York where he got an apprenticeship at a tattoo parlor. He quickly fell in love with it. Seeing the joy that could be brought to someone as the artist creates a work of art on someone's skin. He found that the tattooing brought him the joy that he hadn't felt since he was with Allison. A year later, he became a fully fledged tattoo artist. He had soon began to return to the person he once was.

In the summer of 2003, he once again moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. He took up shop in one of the few tattoo parlors along the boardwalk. He had continued to work on his art, tattooing many of the sailors that came from the Navy base. He was enjoying his new life and began to enjoy himself more, but this was not meant to last.

On October 11, 2004, his world came crashing down once again around him. This was the day that he lost his entire family. He was working at the shop when he was approached by a uniformed police officer. He informed Dani that his entire family was murdered at their home. When Dani first heard the news, he was devastated. He lost everything that he had left in the world. He was the only family that he had.


After the news, Dani packed up again and moved. He drove around the country for some time before he ended up back in New York City. He lived in his car for a few weeks before he was able to find work in the shop that he worked in previously and find himself an apartment. Three months after the incident, Dani's life had changed once again.

After working late at the tattoo parlor, Dani had finished locking up and was on his way home when he was jumped by a group of thugs. While Dani was never one to roll over, he fought back. As he was fighting the thugs back, the thugs managed to throw Dani against a wall and he slipped into the shadows that were created in the alley. The thugs, upon seeing this, became confused and a bit freaked out. They left and Dani was left alone. He climbed out of the shadows and stumbled home, not sure what had happened to him.

As time passed, Dani gained more control and began to understand his powers a lot better. He has learned to perform several more tricks with it, even being able to create shadows and objects out of the darkness. He continues to work at the tattoo parlor, trying to lead what normal life he can. Most of the nights, he is out on the streets, racing the car he spends some of his time working on in order to make more money.


Dani is a young man who appears to be in his early twenties. He stands six feet, two inches tall and has a lean and muscular build. Dark red hair tops his head, framing angular face and follows resting at his jaw line. A pair of green eyes stares out before him. Above his eyes are two thin and narrow eyebrows, a silver hoop resting through his left eyebrow. He has a short, narrow nose and thin set of lips which either can look very mean or extremely generous, but always has a slight smirk about them. A silver tongue ring can be seen when he speaks.

He is dressed in a short-sleeved, dark grey, button up shirt and a pair of blue jeans which are a little loose on him. His jeans are held up by a black leather belt with a silver buckle. On his shoulders are an open black suit jacket and a pair of black sneakers cover his feet. Around his neck is a silver razor blade which hangs on a silver chain. On his left wrist is a black leather bracelet and a silver watch on his right. A full-sleeve tattoo covers his left arm, disappearing up the shirt's sleeve. A heart tattoo is on his right wrist.


Dani's left arm has a full-sleeve tattoo resembles fire done in black and gray. The spaces between the flames are done in black. The entire tattoo runs from his wrist up to his shoulder.

A small tattoo on his right wrist of a heart can be seen, the tip of the heart pointing towards his palm.

On his back is a black and grey tattoo of a graveyard scene with a woman in a flowing gown walking through the tombstones. Above the scene is the words: 'Join Me In Death' in Old English lettering.

On his left calf is a tattoo of four roses that look as if they're bleeding. On the steam of the roses is a name, different ones in each rose. The names read: Elizabeth, Michael, Nicole and Anthony.

On his chest is a tattoo that reads: RIP Allison Marino 1983 - 1999


Dani is severely clithrophobic, the fear of being locked in an enclosed place. While he can enter confined spaces, he will be reluctant to do so, even more so if there is only one way out of the space. He is able to control himself if there is multiple ways out or if the space he is in has a long opening. If he is locked in an enclosed place, he will be reduced to curling up into a ball, unable to move. But if he is able to muster up enough courage, he can try to find his way out of the location.

Media Exposure

Artwork in Tattoo Magazine and Inked Nation Magazine


Dani has the power to create and control darkness and shadows. He is able to manipulate the shadows to form shapes and create the illusion of movement and life, but he is unable to create living beings from the shadows. He has enough control over the darkness that he can cause the light from the area to be removed until there is only darkness. He can also use the darkness to create weapons and can also blend in with the shadows. Being able to create the shapes of stabbing objects and bladed weapons such as knives, swords, axes and other such objects, but these objects are as harmless as a normal shadow.

Over time, he will be able to travel farther through shadows to other places much farther away. Because of Dani's powers, he is able to see in complete darkness as if he were in a room with all the blinds closed. It is still dark, but he is able to make out what things are, but will not see full details of the objects.


Create Shadows

  • Dani is able to create shadows where there are no shadows by taking away the light that is present until a shadow is created. By doing this he is able to create clothing or objects.
    • In order to do this a roll of Create Shadows is needed with a minimum success of GOOD.

Living Shadow

  • Dani is able to remove the light that is reflected off of himself in order to become a shadow. While in this form he has a power similar to Phasing only he is unable to pass through solid object only able to bend around it as a normal shadow would.
    • To do this, a roll of Living Shadow is required with a minimum success of GOOD.

Shadow Manipulation

  • Dani is able to manipulate the shadows to an extent where he is able to shape existing shadows and give shadows the illusion of life.
    • To do this a roll of Shadow Manipulation is required with a minimum success of AVERAGE is needed.

Travel by Darkness

  • Dani is able to use shadows to travel from one place to another. He is able to in a sense teleport though by a slower means. When he uses this stunt he is able to jump into a shadow and reemerge from another shadow within his line of sight.
    • To enter and exit a shadow a Travel By Darkness roll is required with a minimum success of GOOD.

Dani's Little Black Book



Date Log Title Summary
29th Blood and Ink Dani does a tattoo for Alexandra and Sydney


  • "Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame."
  • "Some days, all I want is to be a missing person."
  • "I don't know what a Furry is. I'm not that much of a geek. I mean, yes, I'm a geek, but not a big one… maybe just a nerd or a dork. I don't know." - Said to Randall in "Enter The Holiday Matrix"
  • "Well, I'm sure that you'll be an octopus someday. Just keep trying." - Said to Kory in "Christmas Eve at the Lair"


  • Dani began tattooing at the age of 17.
  • Dani's dream car is a 1974 GTO Judge.
  • Dani smokes Camels and drinks Miller Genuine Draft.
  • Dani secretly watches the television show, 'Tyra' and 'America's Next Top Model'.
  • Dani's favorite childhood movie was 'The Garbage Pail Kids Movie'.
  • Dani is a fan of cult classic movies.
  • Dani is very outgoing, almost to the point of embarrassment…to others, not him. (Ask Celeste)
  • The only ones that know about Dani's powers are Celeste, KeLyssa and Kory.


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