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Animated chalk corpse outline (Night Man character)


Tommy Kwan

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Tommy Kwan
  • Marital Status: N.A.
  • Known Relatives: Gale Yee (fiancée)
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: San Francisco
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: None
  • Eyes: None Hair: None

Powers and Abilities

Tommy Kwan is, basically, a flat ghost. He can only be hit when he’s facing his opponent, can slip through tiny cracks in walls and his chalk-like outline is stretchable and malleable. He’s a better fighter than even the Night Man, and hits like a mule.


Tom Kwan was one of the persons on the tram in San Francisco that was hit by blue lightning – the jumpstart, which gave all passengers on the bus ultra powers. Like most of the passengers, Kwan didn’t realize he had powers at all ; however, he was shaken by the event, and decided that he should go straight and leave his life as a Silver Daggers gang member behind him.

That didn’t pay off : he ran afoul of his gang, which ended up murdering him in a closed amusement park under the very eyes of his fiancée. The police arrived on the scenes, took photos, drew the outline of the corpse and started asking questions, but the people in the neighborhood were too afraid of the Silver Daggers.

However, at one point, the outline of the corpse back in the deserted amusement park animated itself and walked away. The Night Man, whose base was in the park, confronted it but was outfought ; however he pieced together the origin of that strange creature, and went to Tom Kwan’s fiancée apartment.

The Silver Daggers saw him and went in to kill Gale (Tom’s fiancée) after he had left, but he heard their murderous thoughts and went back in just in time to stop them. There, he fought along with the corpse outline to defend the young woman.

Feeling a kinship with the mute, animated corpse outline, the Night Man had Tom Kwan’s murderer come back to the amusement park, where he told him Kwan would have his revenge. The outline then attacked and killed the murderer, leaving the Night Man to ponder whether he had made the right choice.

The Night Man encountered Chalk again when he began dating Gale Yee in his civilian identity. Gale Yee bore a strong hatred of metas, and Chalk attacked the Night Man, since his fiancée hated him. During the fight, the Night Man discovered Chalk’s outline burned like real chalk, and Chalk retreated. He was apparently destroyed by Loki during this retreat.


See illustration.


Hard to say, as it cannot communicate.


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Dex: 08 Str: 06 Bod: 08 Motivation: Justice
Int: 03 Wil: 05 Min: 03 Occupation: Ghost
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 014 HP: 030

Powers: Dispersal: 04, Duo-dimensional: 02, Stretching: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Duo-dimensional is Always On
  • Dispersal and Stretching arte Contingent on Duo-Dimensional (-1)

Skills: None

Advantages: Life Support (Complete)

Connections: Street (Low)

Drawbacks: Guilt, Strange Appearance, CPR (cannot communicate), Attack vulnerability (-1CS OV/RV open flames)

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Ultraverse

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