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Decay of the Acolytes of Magneto (Marvel Comics)

Decay

Jacob Lashinski


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • Another minor Acolyte, with again a bit of guessing involved since he was not seen much.
  • Decay is not to be confused with the Exemplar of the same name.

Background

  • Real Name: Jacob Lashinski
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Acolytes of Magneto
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile w/Acolytes
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 139 lbs (more when well-fed)
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: White (blond when well-fed)


Powers and Abilities

Decay was a mutant who had to drain energy from living people to sustain himself, lest he ages at a rapid rate and die. If he kills a target, it is reduced to a crumbling, dry husk.


History

Decay I was part of a relatively late wave of recruits for the Acolytes of Magneto, joining during the same general time frame as Projector and Gargouille — the first wave to reinstate the use of code names for recruits. During the clash between the Acolytes and the Knight of Wundagore, as Exodus was attempting to obtain Isotope E, he and the other two new guys were placed under the command of a longtime Acolyte, Scanner.

This group was supplemented with various mutant criminals suffering from the fatal Legacy Virus, who hoped Exodus would somehow provide them with a cure.

The mission eventually failed, largely due to the intervention of Quicksilver ; Scanner eventually chose to retreat through teleportation along with Decay and the other two, leaving the “impure” (the diseased mutants) on the ground. Decay was immediately transferred to the main Acolyte forces, and took part in the entire battle for Isotope E as part of Exodus’ troops.

When Exodus left and Quicksilver rallied all humans and mutants present to take down the High Evolutionary (who was now a mad giant powered by Isotope E), Decay sneaked in while no one paid attention and tried to drain his godlike power — before he could really react, he became overloaded and exploded.


Description

When feeding, Decay suddenly seemed much younger — he likely ages at an accelerated rate as he loses BODY from lack of Vampirism use. Just one RAP seems sufficient to make him look like an old, rail-thin man.


Personality

Decay seemed uncertain, and obviously was not a killer. During the first battle for Isotope E, he mostly came in when the High Evolutionary grew some beetles to giant size and had them attack Exodus’ forces – one gets the impression Decay was waiting for non-sentient targets he could kill, and did not engage people in combat.

He relied on Gargouille for advice and physical protection.


Quotes

“The lifeforce in this creature is strong. I can feel it nourishing me !”

“You die so that I might live. I hate this !” (drains a giant bug dry)


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Decay I

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Acolyte
Inf: 02 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 006 HP: 015

Powers:
Vampirism: 07

Bonuses and Limitations:
Vampirism is Non-Variable and Lethal

Skills:
Accuracy (Vampirism): 05

Advantages:
None demonstrated

Connections:
Acolytes of Magneto (Low)

Drawbacks:
Age (Old – unless he’s not missing a single AP of BODY, in which case his Initiative pops back to 008), Fatal Vulnerability (will automatically take 1 RAP of BODY, which he can only recover through Vampirism, every 24 hours after his last scoring of 1+ RAP with Vampirism), MPR (Decay’s voice is weak and failing, unless he’s at full BODY)

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

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Marvel comics

Helper(s): Kal El el Vigilante

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