Eidolon (pronounced “eye-doe-lon”) is one of the founding members of the Protectorate and the leader of the Houston Protectorate. He is generally considered to be the strongest parahuman and the fifth-strongest being on the planet, the first four being Scion and the Endbringers.
He's described as a quiet man, with a calm voice, brimming with strength of his power, often making people around him feel intimidated.
His sole purpose in life is to help as many people as possible and help in the End of the World scenario - an event for which he is preparing his whole cape life, describing it as his legacy.
Eidolon wears a blue-green skintight suit with a hood and cape and with sleeves that drape over his hands. The interior of his hood and cape are filled with a green light.
When not dressed up as Eidolon, he is a middle aged man, with thick eyebrows, thinning hair and heavy cheeks, big nose and ears. Legend described him as looking "more like an average family man who was getting dressed up as Eidolon for a costume party than he looked like Eidolon himself."
Abilities and PowersEdit
He has the ability to equip himself with a tremendous array of varied powers, but is limited to three to four at the same time. The powers he chooses take time to build up, but within minutes he can match the strength of veteran users of the same abilities. 
Even though his power is one of the strongest, he does not have much control over it. He is limited to holding tighter to or discarding given powers, which are selected by his shard in accordance to what it perceives David needs. As a consequence, Eidolon does not have enough awareness about his complete repertoire of powers.
His powers potency, however, has been slowly weakening over time, which leads him to look for a sense of challenge, in order to seek the untapped well of power he can feel when he is fighting. In the meantime he's been using Cauldron vials as booster shots. Eidolon speculated that Ignis Fatuus was not as restricted as he was, and perhaps if Glaistig Uaine claimed his power, she would not be as well. Skitter, however, speculated that Ignis Fatuus was enhancing his power using a variant of Scapegoat's power.
“ Eidolon’s some kind of exception, on a lot of levels. His power works by different vectors, the innate limits aren’t there… something broke, and I’m betting the Endbringers are tied to it. Like, this entity is fissioning off into countless fragments that impregnate hosts and somehow a little extra gets tacked on. Or Cauldron’s method of replicating the fragments gets that little extra. ”
David was born with a severe illness and was confined to wheelchair for most of his life, facing regular seizures.
When Eidolon gained his powers, he was one of a rare few who did not forget the vision of the Entity they saw. Doctor Mother speculated that his passenger had not been limited, unlike most powers.
During the fight he worked with Myrddin to mitigate the effects of tidal waves created by the Endbringer, along with helping the wounded heroes. After Scion makes the appearance Eidolon helps pin down Leviathan with the manipulation of the water, freezing it into walls around the Endbringer.
At the beginning of the fight he works in coordination with Legend to slow down the Endbringer's movement. After Alexandria's (Pretender) arrival he adopts more of a hit-and-run approach with a malee powerset and a time bubble slowing down the Behemoth's movement, to help Alexandria's own efforts in hitting the Endbringer hard enough to topple and drive him back. Their coordinated efforts are noted to throw the Behemoth off his game and with the help of Clockblocker's frozen strings they are able to deal substantial damage to his body.
He's involved in Weaver's and Phir Se plan of killing the Endbringer. He creates an inviolable forcefield, which contains the Phir's Se light to an area surrounding the Behemoth. In the final stand in the Temple he creates a green field around the structure, which keeps it from collapsing.
After Scion's arrival Eidolon helps keep the Endbringer from retreating, arresting his momentum in the sky with a violet forcefield and he stands witness to the destruction of Behemoth with Scion's golden light.
Tried to help against the Slaughterhouse Nine Hold Apartment Hostage but was turned away by Weaver. He threatened her but she called his bluff, pointing out that while she could be put down if she became evil Eidolon would be much harder to contain.
Eidolon participated in the oil-rig battle alongside the rest of the Triumvirate. Glaistig Uaine taught him how to drain other parahumans, bringing him back to his peak strength. Together, they drove Scion across dimensions. Scion, increasingly hard-pressed, used his path-to-victory ability to convince Eidolon to give up. Glaistig Uaine harvested Eidolon's shard keeping him in the fight.
Relation to EndbringersEdit
Eidolon is the suspected creator of the Endbringers, which is likely unintentional due to his lack of active control over his power. It is suspected that the power acted on his subconscious need to engage in fights against enemies on his power-level. This may be due to his psychological issues of inferiority complex from his background. In addition, it is not certain whether he actually created the Endbringers, or if they were created by Eden and his power just gained control over them after her 'death'. This is supported by their appearance in the Eden's interlude chapter, which contains a vision of the future as intended by the Entities.
The hints on the origin of the Endbringers were not present until late in the story, but then several convincing clues appeared:
The first clue are the words uttered by Scion and David's reaction to them: 'You needed worthy opponents'.After Eidolon's death Simurgh, Khonsu, Tohu, Bohu and Leviathan began behaving in an erratic manner.
“He’s really their creator?” Defiant asked. “Eidolon?”
“…Sixty percent sure."
The final clue is Simurgh's weapon, which after the Golden Morning contained a male fetus "With large ears and a large round nose. Not attractive, as babies went.", which matches the general description of Eidolon.
- "Eidolon" can mean an unsubstantial image, an ideal, or an idealized figure.
- Wildbow originally considered using "Mary Sue" character in place of Eidolon.
- He does have the ability to use tinker powers but his access to other powers and the long term element inherent in tinker powers vs. something like a blaster power of the same utility factors in to his non-use of them.
Fanart Gallery Edit
|Members||Alexandria • Contessa • The Clairvoyant • The Custodian • Doormaker • Eidolon • Hero • Legend • William Manton • The Number Man • Pretender • The Slug|
|Leaders||Eidolon • Exalt (interim) • Dispatch (second in command)|