A member of the Lilin demon race, the albino known as Blackout shunned sunlight, using his abilities to cloak himself in perpetual darkness. Despite his appearance and weaknesses, Blackout is not a vampire, but he has modelled himself on the stereotypical vampire popularised by fiction. Upon becoming a mercenary, Blackout furthered this image by having bionic claws and teeth implanted. Since that time, Blackout has worked with a number of supernatural villains, primarily Deathwatch, and has clashed with Ghost Rider on numerous occasions.
Blackout can absorb all the light in a given area, leaving it in total darkness. He has superhuman strength (enough to lift two tons), durability, agility and healing abilities. He has razor-sharp fangs and claws, and his skin burns in direct sunlight.