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Clever A-Djinn


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

This specific character was part of an event using Lee’s Useless Super-Hero Generator.


Background

  • Real Name: Chris Taylor
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation:
  • Base Of Operations: Chicago
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 145 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

He has a nanite swarm that are programmed to react to his brain waves. He can make them form into any object he can imagine. They are programmed to constantly stay near him. They are capable of reproducing to keep their numbers to a minimum, or if more are needed for forming larger objects. They can be temporarily disrupted by significant electric or magnetic attacks, and be unable to form objects for a certain period.


History

Studying at Ivy University, Chris Taylor was caught up in one of Chronos’s attacks on the Atom. Chronos had brought a swarm of nanites under his control back from his future travels. Chris helped the Atom isolate some of the nanites and work out how Chronos controlled them, via his brain wave patterns.

They then managed to reprogram the captured nanites to respond to Chris’s brain waves, and used them to stop Chronos’s nanites.

Some of Chris’s nanites survived, and he spent time studying them. After graduating he got a job at STAR labs in Chicago. When the Green Menace started terrorizing the city, he adopted the identity of A-Djinn, and started fighting crime.


Description

As A-Djinn his entire appearance is changed by a second skin made by his nanites. He usually appears to have blue skin and different facial features. He usually has a dark red and grey costume and a dark trenchcoat.


Personality

Chris is fascinated understanding how things work, and can often become distracted by any new technologies he encounters. While he is dedicated to helping people in his A-Djinn identity, it also serves him as a way of encountering new technologies. He is usually open and friendly, but he does get focused on projects, and can sometimes appear distracted.


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The Clever A-Djinn

An 800ish Point Character

Dex: 05 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 07 Wil: 06 Min: 04 Occupation: Scientist
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 016 HP: 035

Powers:
Chameleon: 05, Fabricate (EL): 10, Force Shield (EL): 10, Matter Manipulation (EL): 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • All Powers: Require the presence of his programmed nanites (-1)[ Matter Manipulation only works on nanites]
  • All Powers: May be disrupted by magnetic or electric attack of higher level (-2).

Skills:
Gadgetry*: 07, Science*: 07

Advantages:
Genius, Insta-Change, Scholar(Computers, Nanotechnology), Sharp Eye.

Connections:
Atom (Low), STAR Labs (High)

Drawbacks:
Secret ID, Distinct Appearance(as A-Djinn only)


Design Notes

Gave him powers rather than creating a gadget or pet for the nanites since they represent his ability to manipulate them rather than any inherent powers of the gadgets. As he learns more, his ability to use them will improve and expand. He also keeps extra stashes of nanites in case those with him are all destroyed.


By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Lee’s Useless Super-Hero Generator !

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