A quick bit of research reveals Nightwatch’s real name to be Dr. Kevin Trench. As the story goes, Dr. Trench witnesses a man in a dark costume lose his life in a battle with a group of terrorists. He goes to unmask the man only to find that it’s an older version of himself. Frightened by the whole event and what he’s just seen, he takes the costume and escapes to a remote island. He reasons that if he never wears the costume he can avoid what he’s seen and never die. However, the mystery of the costume becomes to compelling for him and he eventually wears it to discover it’s origins.
Nightwatch’s suite is made up of self-replicating nanites. It has the ability to repair itself, suppress pain, and enhance Dr. Trench’s speed, strength, and senses to superhuman levels. The mask also housed an oxygen filtration system and allowed him to see into the infrared light spectrum. Finally, he had the ability to glide, created limited darkness around him, and razor-sharp tentacles all with the use of his cape.