Grue was startling in appearance, by contrast. Taller than me by at least a foot, Grue had dark chocolate skin,
Describing black people’s skin by reference to food is frowned upon, I think. I’ll let it slide, though.
shoulder length cornrows and that masculine lantern jaw you typically associated with guy superheroes.
Hang on, gotta google a few things.
So “cornrows” are a hairstyle, one I hadn’t really imagined for Grue. Could look rather cool, though.
“lantern jaw” means about what I thought it would mean from the rest of the description. Visually, I don’t particularly like that look myself, but it’s not exactly something you can easily change. (No offense intended to anyone out there with lantern jaws! I’m sure you look great, all of you.)
He wore jeans, boots and a plain green t-shirt, which struck me as a bit cold for the spring. I did note that he had considerable muscle definition in his arms. This was a guy who worked out.
Probably necessary if you wish to be a cape and your main power is darkness generation. Though it might just be because he wants to.