The Black Fist
Art by Gregory Giordano and used with permission.

Real Name

Xavier Exley

First Appearance


Created by

Vito Delsante


Xavier Exley is the world’s biggest movie star. A multiple award winner, the most sought after actor in the world, and cover boy of a dozen different magazines a week. He influences studios, heads of state, and millions of fans internationally. If he wanted to, he could probably propagate world peace, but he’s more concerned with world pieces.

However... He's the best looking movie star in history with one (fatal) flaw! Exley’s right hand is, by all appearances, dead, with a sort of necrosis that covers his entire hand. It is also the source of his power. Exley’s touch saps life energy at a slow rate, but if he punches you, he absorbs that energy at a greater rate. Don’t fight the Black Fist; you will die!


  • The Black Fist is an open source character created specifically for use by anyone. Feel free to use it any way you wish however, you must give the creator, Vito Delsante, credit.
  • In 2010, comic book writer Vito Delsante chose to create 35 new characters that he would voluntarily donate to the public domain. The Black Fist was #3 (although he's actually a character created by Mr. Delsante in 1999).
  • The character appeared in Sage LaTorra's video game Syntax Error.