12Their Origin story
Tyrone “Ty” Johnson (Cloak) and Tandy Bowen (Dagger) met in New York City. Both were runaways, but from vastly different backgrounds. Tyrone was a 17-year-old from Boston with a debilitating stutter. He had run away when his stutter prevented him from stopping his friend from being shot by police
officer who mistakenly believed that he had robbed a store.
Tandy was a 16-year-old girl from a wealthy background in Ohio. Her rich supermodel mother was too busy to spend time with her so she ran away. When Tyrone first met Tandy, he considered stealing her purse. Before he could, another thief robbed her and Tyrone retrieved it for her. The two became instant friends, despite their very different lives until this point.
When the naïve Tandy received an offer of shelter from strangers, Tyrone went with her to ensure her safety. The two teens were forcibly exposed to a form of synthetic heroin by chemists working for the criminal known as Silvermane, a leading figure in the Maggia (a Marvel crime syndicate).
The two teens survived repeated exposure to the drug, and broke free of their confinement. They found that they had been transformed by the drug and the side effects had given them various superpowers. Tyrone found himself engulfed in a supernatural darkness and Tandy glowed with a brilliant white light which she could focus into daggers of pure energy.
The two teens declared war on the New York drug trade, dubbing themselves Cloak and Dagger.