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Brute of the Extremists (JLA enemy) (DC Comics) with Meanstreak

Brute

(Cadre)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This mini-article assumes that you’ve read our main article about the Overmaster’s Cadre. It’s where all the context lives.

The New Extremists have but capsule entries with speculative stats, since there’s so little material about them. This goes double for Brute.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: New Extremists ; Cadre.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’10” Weight: 900 lbs.
  • Eyes: Red cornea Hair: None


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Powers and Abilities

Brute has superhuman bulk and strength. Thus, he could engage a weakened Wonder Woman in hand-to-hand combat. His intelligence and initiative seemed abysmal, and he never really spoke. His colleague Meanstreak just gives him simple orders — usually to hit something — and he sticks with her.

Unlike the rest of the merry band, Brute keeps his Hero Points  for LDD and perhaps an occasional RV increase. Thus, against powerful opponents such as Wonder Woman, he’s more tenacious than efficient.


History

See the Cadre entry for context about the New Extremists. Brute likely is a space alien, perhaps from Almerac.


Description

See illustrations.

The Brute contemplates eating a child


Personality

An unwavering brute and killer, Brute seems to have a near-animalistic mind. He apparently eats people.


Quotes

“Guhuhhh !”

(Seeing a kid) “Huh uhhh huhhh eat !!!”



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Brute

Dex: 06 Str: 16 Bod: 13 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 02 Wil: 01 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 02 Aur: 01 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 010 HP: 025

Powers:
Growth: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and Already Factored In.

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
None demonstrated.

Drawbacks:
Strange appearance, Serious Rage.


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Brute — Averaged PL 10.2

STR STA AGL DEX FGT INT AWE PRE
14 13 00 00 06 -3 00 -2

Powers

Big brute ● 32 points ● Descriptor: Alien physiology
– Growth 2 (Already Factored In, Innate), Enhanced Strength 2 (Limited (to Lifting)).
– Impervious Fortitude 12, Impervious Toughness 10.
– Intimidation 6 (+6), Daze (Intimidation).
– Improved Grab, Ultimate Effort (Toughness).

Combat Advantages

Close Attack 3, Improved Grab, Ultimate Effort (Toughness).

Other Advantages

Daze (Intimidation).

Skills

Intimidation 6 (+6), Perception 1 (+1).

Offense

Initiative +0
Unarmed +9, Close, Damage 14

Defense

Dodge 9 Fortitude 13
Parry 11 Toughness 13
Will 4

Complications

  • Temper Very violent, wants to kill and eat people.
  • Alien Brute is visibly a huge, dangerous alien and knows little about Earth (though he seems to have some sort of translator device).

Power levels

  • Trade-off areas Attack & Effect PL 12, Dodge/Toughness PL 11, Parry/Toughness PL 12, Fort & Will PL 8.
  • Point total 110. Abilities 56, Defences 18, Skills 1, Powers 32, Devices 0, Advantages 3. Equiv. PL 8.


Uncapped !

On the uncapped scale, Brute’s Strength is a 16. This raises his Attack/Effect PL to 13, but you can drop the Lifting Only Strength in his Powers.


By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: DC Universe.

Writeup completed on the 25th of May, 2010.

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