'Shade' is Ragnor theory
From my LoS thoughts and theories post
This character, ‘Shade’,
- Has green skin, and even though it was described as dark it could just be the lighting because they were in a dark green tent, and that made his skin seem dark, or something may have happened to make his skin darker,
- HE DOES NOT HAVE THE LAST NAME SHADE—as he explicitly says, “You may call me Shade,” he said. “It is not my last name, but it will do.”
- He ran away when he saw Magnus coming,
- He conceals his identity, possibly in fear of something,
- And he willingly helps Kit, Ty and Livvy.
The warlock John Shade, who has dark green skin and is from The Infernal Devices (some people think that he is the mystery character), I seem to recall is not that generous. Shade and his wife were also killed by shadowhunters—as well as his adoptive son being killed by someone directly involved with the Nephilim (Tessa). Why would he help three Nephilim after all that?
Cassandra Jean also sketched this scene with the mystery character, and captioned the drawing with ‘this scene was the best’. Why would it be the best? The scene it self wasn’t that exceptional, so if she considers this scene amazing it probably has something to do with the mystery character…it may seem a little far fetched, but Cassandra Jean is known to have a favourite warlock: Ragnor Fell.
ALSO, Cassandra Clare has always said that the one character she regretted killing off the most was Ragnor Fell. She also said this in an interview below:
We see Malcom return from the dead, but his appearance wasn’t mysterious at all. The only character we see appear mysteriously is ‘Shade’, possibly proving that ‘Shade’ is the resurrected character.
‘Shade’ (Ragnor) concealed his identity probably in fear of people recognising him, possibly because necromancy is illegal, and if he were to be found out by anyone, he would be killed. Magnus knew Ragnor so well he could probably tell who he was by his voice, thus possibly explaining why 'Shade’ could have run away when Magnus appeared, hiding his identity by not revealing himself to Magnus.
'Shade’ also says: “You’re not the first Herondale I’ve met, not even the first with those eyes, like distilled twilight.”, “I have to say I never thought I’d have the pleasure of entertaining the Lost Herondale.” and “Who knew that was an inherited trait?”
Now, Ragnor knew Will Herondale well, if you recall Clockwork Prince. Well enough to know his sarcastic tone, and to remember the colour of his eyes. He also knew James Herondale, if you recall The Midnight Heir, from The Bane Chronicles.
The way that he says 'I never thought I’d have the pleasure of entertaining etc etc" suggests that he knew about the tale of the Lost Herondale before everyone knew it, before it was revealed as Kit. No one really knew about it beforehand, bar a few people, like Tessa, Jem, Alec (Magnus told him), Magnus and Catarina. Why would 'Shade’, a supposedly random warlock know about this tale beforehand? The answer is: Catarina. Magnus and Catarina knew about the Lost Herondale, which basically means Ragnor knew as well, because they were all so close. There is no way that Catarina and/or Magnus would withhold this information from Ragnor, thus again proving my theory that 'Shade’ may be Ragnor.
Continuing on from an earlier point, if Ragnor really has been resurrected, it is possible that his skin tone would have darkened in the process of resurrection, or something else may have happened to him along the way. It’s also possible that Ragnor took his disguise one step further by darkening his skin.
Ragnor has also helped Nephilim in the past (spying on the Herondales, agreeing to see Clary about Jocelyn, helping Jocelyn with her potion), and he would be likely to do it again by helping Livvy, Ty and Kit out.
I’m not saying 'Shade’ is Ragnor, but you guys — 'Shade’ is Ragnor.