Jackie Estacado is a an Italian-American hitman for the Franchetti crime family and current wielder of the Darkness.
After Paulie Franchetti tries to kill him on his 21st birthday it turns into a bitter war between the two. Opon the muder of his girlfriend Jenny he becomes determined to hunt down Eddie Shrote before Paulie.
Jackie spent most of his childhood at St.Mary's Ophanage where he met his future girlfriend Jenny. At 12 he was adopted by Paulie who needed a new hitman and taught him the inner workings of the family.