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Cyberface (Savage Dragon comics)

Cyberface


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Sebastian Khan
  • Marital Status: Presumably single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: The Vicious Circle, Founder of the Annihilators
  • Base Of Operations: Chicago, New York City, Washington DC.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 300 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Cyberface has immense electro-magnetic abilities that allow him to effortlessly manipulate huge amounts of technology (Interface, Electro-Magnetic Pulse). He can assume control of any technological contraption no matter how advanced and bend it to his will as soon as the machines are turned on (Detect).

The reach of his powers is several miles (Radio Communications) and he can thus reshape active electronics to resemble his feature and do his biddings (Metal Manipulation), for example as an android, while safely in a bunker somewhere else.

Handily, by fine-tuning his abilities he can also control the synapse activity in his opponent’s brains to take over their actions (Control), or to shut down their minds (Sleep). But he is also a formidable physical combatant as he possesses great strength (STR) and near-invulnerability (BODY).

Cyberface is a very capable engineer even without his powers (Gadgetry, Scientist). He is able to build fantastic gadgets (Genius), and it is quite possible that he has rebuilt himself into his current powered form (SL:Gadgetry). His masterpiece is probably the Overlord armor (Scholar).

He used to rent his skills to the highest bidder, but whenever he created something for another person he would also incorporate secret fail-safe systems so that he could, in some manner, turn of the technology to prevent its abuse or use against him (Security Systems). Another fail-safe would be to make such gadgets useable only by one particular person by making it attuned and controlled by that person’s brainwaves.


History

The city of Chicago has long been renowned for its organized crime, most famously during the infamous reign of Al Capone. The mobs and gangsters managed to retain power for decades but the growing superhuman population threatened their rule by the early 1990s. Mafia crime lord, Antonio Seghetti, saw this growing menace and acted on it. He had his second-in-command, Sebastian Khan, exercise his technological expertise to try and come up with an answer to the freaks.

The mob had a healthy relationship with the small country of Lieberheim and it’s ruthless dictator, Dread Knight, was given a prototype suit of armor to increase his influence of power, as well as constructing him a legion of android soldiers, the Dreadheads.

With the success of the original armor, Khan improved upon his own designs and created the nigh-invulnerable armor that would allow Seghetti to assume the role of OverLord. In this new role, the crime lord was forced to remain within his suit or face certain death from the freaks he had subdued and recruited into his new organization, the Vicious Circle.

OverLord soon spent less and less time with his Mafia associates while maintaining his new persona twenty-four hours a day. Khan was abandoned and left the mob to pursue other plans. At some unknown point, Khan gained superhuman powers to manipulate all technology and he took on the guise of CyberFace.

Gathering a number of other super-powered criminals, CyberFace formed the Annihilators and prepared them to seize control of the Vicious Circle. Unfortunately for him, the Chicago Police Department’s Freak Force program interfered and apprehended him, as well as trapping the Annihilators in a dimensional limbo.

While in police custody, CyberFace was poisoned on the orders of OverLord and was presumed dead. Desperate to get CyberFace back so that he can testify against OverLord, as he is the only man able to identify the armored crime lord in his human guise, the Dragon takes the dead man’s carcass to the government’s Project: Born Again program.

The villain was partially resurrected before the facility was destroyed, and CyberFace wandered back to Chicago and was manipulated by Octopus, planning to use him to conquer the Vicious Circle.

Octopus was later apprehended and CyberFace was cleared of any charges after giving evidence against OverLord so that a warrant for his arrest could be made. Shortly after, Horde took possession of CyberFace and used his might to become the new leader of the Vicious Circle after the Dragon had killed OverLord.

Cyberface vs. Savage Dragon

Due to the incomplete resurrection, CyberFace slowly began to degenerate and was saved from death by Abner Cadaver, who infused him with the life essences of some of the Undead. This life-force was very unstable, and when CyberFace attempted to conquer Chicago in light of the Martian invasion, he was destroyed by a single punch from the Dragon.

Octopus, OpenFace and PowerHouse revived CyberFace in the gorilla body of BrainiApe, and he stole the OverLord armor from the government as part of a bid to reclaim the Vicious Circle, now under the leadership of Horde. In a mass battle which killed Horde, the remains of CyberFace were finally destroyed by BrainiApe.

History took different turns on the alternate world known as the Savage World; CyberFace formed the Annihilators and took them to seize control of the Vicious Circle. CyberFace managed to successfully claim leadership away from OverLord, who he then killed. From this point on, Khan’s sphere of influence continued to expand and the Vicious Circle soon became a serious force to be reckoned with.

When the Cosmic Cops invaded Earth in 1994, they managed to decimate much of New York City and looked set to expand their precincts to contain much of the planet. No heroes were able to get close enough to accomplish anything and numerous teams were being monitored and threatened with death if they acted. It was only when CyberFace entered the fray that the aliens were defeated.

The Cosmic Cops’ impressive technology was enslaved by CyberFace who then used it to destroy the invaders and convert them into his mindless cybernetic slaves. New York City was the next city behind Chicago to become controlled by CyberFace and his powerbase increased immensely. Few could oppose him now that he had the enhanced technology of the Cosmic Cops.

Three years later when the Martians launched their mammoth invasion of Earth and destroyed much of the planet, CyberFace again came to humanity’s rescue, albeit to serve his own selfish gains. CyberFace defeated these latest aggressors and added their technology to his growing cache of equipment was able to seize complete control of Earth and became the King of the World.

Only one person has had the audacity to truly oppose CyberFace, and that is Dragon. He carried out a failed assassination attempt which has earned him the unenviable position of being public enemy number one with a huge bounty on his head. In May 1999, our Dragon’s mind took control of his alternate timeline’s body and he has begun his own quest to depose CyberFace from power.

Over the next few years, Dragon proceeded to gather together a resistance movement that consisted of abandoned Vicious Circle members, the Underground Freaks and other freedom fighters. Dragon led an assault upon the White House which prompted CyberFace to flee up to the starship of Vanguard’s but was unable to hide from his arch-enemy.

Dragon confronted his foe, leading him to the isolation booth that once housed Simon Kane, the Possessor, neutralizing his powers. This then allowed the hero to free Vanguard so that they can gas CyberFace, leaving him locked away in case his incredible abilities are needed to save the Earth in the future. He could still access remote units under his control such as Wally who shot the villain dead rather than turn into his loyal slave.


Description

Cyberface is a large, muscular techno-organic entity that consists of both organic materials and metallic chips. He wears black spandex below his belt and yellow spandex above it. All over his body are purple strips of metal. These strips are visible and protrude out a bit from his stomach, the throat and neck, the back of his head, the ribs, the fingers, the joints, the biceps and triceps and the Achilles’ tendon.

He wears five similar purple pieces framing his face, giving him the characteristic look of Cyberface. The picture is completed by his long, brown hair, a metal-colored belt and huge, metallic shoulder pads.


Personality

Cyberface is a ruthless man intent on taking over the world at any cost. The loss of millions of civilian lives is an acceptable loss in the process, even if the conquered world and civilizations have become ruined in the process. Only he is powerful and deserving enough to control the world. As such he will protect the world against alien invaders and other would-be conquerors so that he can then step in as the savior to take over the weakened leadership.

Cyberface is also a very cunning man, and a capable strategist and tactician. Naturally, such a driven man is also prone to overconfidence. He realizes the strength of a powerful group of henchmen to do his biddings, and is practical enough to attempt to find another option should he get the opportunity to destroy both his enemies and his henchmen in one blow. Although he started out as the competent second-in-command of the Vicious Circle it was only a temporary position since Cyberface planned to take over the leadership as soon as his plans were all set and enacted.

He will, in fact, have several parallel plans and even some backup plans. This enabled him to know the Vicious Circle organization inside and out, how to take out the current leader and his old colleague, Overlord, and, in addition, to be an accepted reserve leader; thus he founded his own group of villains, the Annihilators, to prepare the way for his ultimate goals.

Cyberface does not take lightly to being opposed. He will hunt down an opponent personally or through henchmen all around the world until he/she is destroyed. He sees only the Dragon as a worthy foe and will put in all available resources against him, including the full Vicious Circle roster and an armada of alien spaceships. He likes to personally and physically attack his foes as well, and enjoys morale-breaking taunting in combat.


Quotes

(Octopus about Cyberface) “You don’t realize the magnitude of his power — what he’s capable of doing ! You’re using him to fink on Overlord — that’s like using an atom bomb to clean your room ! He has the power to rule the planet !”

“Chicago belongs to the Vicious Circle ! Our takeover here is but a first step — Chicago is but the first to fall — the ultimate demise of civilization as you knew it will soon follow ! The Vicious Circle is triumphant !”

“Arrogant freak — do you really think you stand a chance ? My power is three times what it was when last we met. There are a thousand ways I could kill you.”

“I know you can hear me, Dragon — I’m being broadcast on every television in every country and you couldn’t have gotten far. Your life for theirs, Dragon — there are no other options !”

“The traitor is dead. Let this be a lesson to all of you, my will is not to be challenged ! My power is absolute ! Obey or die !”

“They think I am bested ? What insolence. What unmitigated gall. Have they no common sense ? No grasp of reality ? I can command any mechanical contrivance to do my bidding — every computer — every toaster oven is mine to command and reshape and utilize. There is no limit to the weapons at my disposal. They cannot begin to grasp the impossibility of that which they seek to accomplish. They cannot begin to fathom the power which I alone wield. Power beyond mortal comprehension. This planet Earth is mine.”


DC Universe History

Cyberface could be inserted as he is to lead a new Vicious Circle that includes Metallo, Kilg%re, Shrapnel, the Cyborg Superman and others, all of whom have powers similar to his, as his lieutenants. Cyberface himself could be enhanced by Kryptonian or Coluan technology. This mighty legion would be a match for the Justice League.


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Cyberface

Dex: 07 Str: 11 Bod: 10 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 08 Wil: 09 Min: 06 Occupation: Professional criminal, King of the world
Inf: 07 Aur: 07 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 07 (30 as King of the world)
Init: 022 HP: 085

Powers:
Control: 06, Detect (Active electronics): 15, Electro-Magnetic Pulse: 08, Interface: 15, Metal Manipulation: 13, Radio Communications: 12, Self Link (Gadgetry): 06, Sleep: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Metal Manipulation may only be used on materials that he has already taken control over by using the Interface power (-1)
  • SL (Gadgetry) is Always On (-1) making Cyberface into a techno-organic entity.

Notes:
While he was the King of the world, Cyberface enhanced his powers using both the technology of the Space Cops and the Martians, resulting in an increase of all of his Powers by 8 APs and his Physical stats by 3 APs.

Skills:
Charisma: 08, Gadgetry: 09, Scientist: 06, Thief (Security Systems): 08

Advantages:
Genius, Leadership, Scholar (Combat armor construction, Computers)

Connections:
The Annihilators (High), The Vicious Circle (High), Underworld (High)

Drawbacks:
Public Identity

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Savage Dragon comics

Helper(s): KalEl el Vigilante, Frank Murdock. Some of the texts are backups from the defunct www.thebrotherhoodofthefin.net.

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