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Chrome of the Acolytes of Magneto (X-Men enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Chrome

Allen Yuricic


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • The first three Acolytes are famous waaaaaaayyyyy beyond their importance or actual number of appearances for one simple reason – *everybody* bought the much, much-awaited X- Men v2 #1 where they appear, and many even read it.

Background

  • Real Name: Allen Marc Yuricic
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Magneto’s Acolytes
  • Base Of Operations: Asteroid M
  • Height: 6’4” Weight: 190 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Dark brown w/white streak


Powers and Abilities

Chrome was a transmuter — though most of his transmutations required too much effort to be used with any regularity, and he concentrated on some simple ones. He could partially transmute others into metals, either to increase their durability and strength (as he did with Delgado) or to turn them into chrome statues (or simply coat them in a layer of flexible chrome).

He could also turn the air behind him into a propellant gas, causing him to fly – much like a weaker version of Cannonball. His powers supposedly involved “quantum energy”.

I assumed that Chrome was the one manning the guns on the space shuttle, but it’s a blind guess.


History

Along with a small group of mutants lead by Fabian and Anne-Marie Cortez, Allen “Chrome” Yuricic was trained in S.H.I.E.L.D. and military procedures, and managed to commandeer a S.H.I.E.L.D. space shuttle in a desperate bid to find Magneto. The Master of Magnetism was then retired on his orbital base, Asteroid M.

The Cortez team managed to reach Magneto and to convince him to take up the mutant cause again. The small group around the Cortez siblings became the first Acolytes of Magneto.

Chrome fought along the Acolytes and against the X-Men twice, in Genosha and later on Asteroid M. A short time after that second battle, Asteroid M was destroyed and plunged into the atmosphere, disintegrating. Chrome was reported dead in the catastrophe — killed when he sacrificed himself to allow Magneto to survive the crash by creating a protective shell around him.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

A vaguely flippant, but highly devoted to Magneto, guy. He considers him to be his messiah, basically.


Quotes

“I’ve altered your molecular structure, Delgado, to make it virtually as dense as adamantium. For what you lose in speed and agility, you’ll more than make up for in strength.”


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Chrome

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Uphold Magneto
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Acolyte
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 010 HP: 015

Powers:
Density increase: 04, Flight: 06, Petrification: 07, Transmutation: 09

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Density Increase has Range (+2) and increases STR (+3)
  • Petrification has no AV (-0 or -1 depending on house rules)
  • Petrification turns to chrome, not stone – but there’s no in-game difference
  • All Powers are Contingent upon Transmutation
  • Transmutation is a Minor Marginal Power

Skills: Accuracy (Petrification, Transmutation): 07, Vehicles: 04, Weaponry (Heavy): 04

Advantages:
Familiarity (S.H.I.E.L.D. tech)

Connections:
Early Acolytes (Low)

Drawbacks:
SIA toward the Cause

Equipment:
BODY ARMOUR [/BODY/ 06, Radio Communications: 13, R#2]


Cortez the killer

With the presence of Fabian Cortez, there is no reason to assume high APs for any of the early Acolytes, including Chrome — there is no reason why Fabian would pass on enhancing their powers with his 8 APs of Enchantment.

During their main appearance, Cortez boosted Chrome’s Petrification to 15, allowing Chrome to take out X-Men such as Rogue in one shot.


Reach out and touch someone

This writeup employs a DCH mailing list convention that is not in general usage — he can use what is normally a Self Power (Density Increase) with a Range. Note the subtle difference between doing so and having Useable On Others, which give the recipient full control of the Power ; here the person who trigger and controls the Density Increase Power is Chrome, not the recipient.

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: X-Men v2 #1-3

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