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Doctor Sun (Marvel Comics) (Dracula and Nova character)

Doctor Sun

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Imagine a Chinese scientist from the 1960s studying mind transferral via brain transplant who ends up as a disembodied brain due to his experiments and who joins up with a bunch of vampires to conquer the Earth, fails, travels to space, downloads his consciousness into an alien computer, returns to Earth, downloads again, but that the new computer is destroyed ?
Meet Dr. Sun!!!


  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: N/A Weight: N/A
  • Eyes: None Hair: None

Powers and Abilities

Dr. Sun is a truly brilliant, but mad, scientist. He was apparently years ahead the rest of the world with his mind transferral research, and knows how to build really advanced technologies such as teleportation systems, mind drain machines, etc. Sun is a good tactician and can work on several plans at once.

His mental powers are really powerful, allowing him to control the will of others, blast them with psionic energy and even download his entire consciousness into computers. His great intellect and extreme will allows him to quickly learn any language. Dr. Sun can easily be underestimated appearing to be a defenseless floating brain. His world domination plans have also made him an able leader.


In the 1960s the man known only as Dr. Sun was a leading scientist in the People’s Republic of China. He conceived Project: Mind, in which a human brain, separated from its body, would be linked to a computer. In 1966 Dr. Sun was convicted of unknown charges and sentenced to death by a Chinese leader.

It was decided that Dr. Sun would become the test victim for Project: Mind. The doctors removed Sun’s brain and connected it to the computers. Drawing upon the electrical energies within the computers Dr. Sun attacked the doctors with a blast of psionic energy. Using his new powers Sun forced a number of people to serve him and decided to leave China altogether.

Now a disembodied brain, Sun intended to rule the entire world. Sun’s brain constantly needed fresh blood to survive and thus he turned to studying vampires who had a similar limitation. He decided to take control of the Earth’s vampires so that they could provide him with a fresh source of human blood as well as serve as his conquering army. In this struggle he came into contact with the Lord of the Undead, Dracula.

Vampire wars

Dracula was defeated and Sun attempted to transfer the memories of Dracula to his vampire underling Brand so that Brand could take control of the world’s vampires. Brand was however defeated by Dracula, who also defeated Dr. Sun, but the latter successfully escaped.

Unknown to Dracula, Dr. Sun had also slowly drained Dracula of his superhuman powers. Dracula later confronted Sun again (when Sun had captured Dracula’s nemesises), with his powers terribly reduced, and was slain by Dr. Sun’s assassin Juno. Dracula’s body was incinerated by the same. The nemeses (Drake and company) were set free and they, as planned, returned with soldiers to Sun’s headquarters to defeat him.

Dr. Sun, however, took control of the soldiers’ minds with the powers he had stolen from Dracula and soon had a large army under his control. Drake and co came away with Dracula’s ashes, and realizing that they needed Dracula to defeat Dr. Sun, resurrected the vampire lord back to life again. Dracula, having a new life, was fully restored and attacked Sun (who still retained all powers). A fire began during the battle and apparently Dr. Sun’s brain was consumed by the fire.


However, this was only a deception by Dr. Sun ; the brain had in fact been Juno’s, who had been decapitated by Sun. Sun himself had escaped to another headquarter via teleportation. Some time, thereafter, Sun constructed a cyborg body for himself. He found out about the crime fighter Nova, and studying him, found his connection to a Xandarian spaceship orbiting the world.

Sun captured Nova and teleported them both onto the spaceship and went for Xandar. Sun had intended to use the massive, highly advanced computers on that planet in his plans to conquer the Earth. However, Sun was thwarted by the arrival of the more powerful superbeing known as the Sphinx, who commandeered the ship and took it to Xandar himself. Dr. Sun fled the starship as it approached the planet and downloaded his consciousness into the central computers of the planet.

Later, when the Fantastic Four were helping Xandar, they had brought with them a small robot of Mr. Fantastic’s creation called H.E.R.B.i.e. This robot established a data link to the computers upon which Dr. Sun, unknown to everyone, downloaded himself into the robot instead. Later on Earth he fought the FF and downloaded himself into Mr. Fantastic’s master computer instead.

Mr. Fantastic sealed off the master computer and trapped Sun inside it. Sun tried to escape by downloading himself into H.E.R.B.i.e. again, but the robot, to protect its master, rushed against the master computer destroying both it and itself in the process. Sun’s consciousness thereupon apparently ceased to exist on the mortal plane.


Dr. Sun is a living brain with no body. Previously he was contained in a transparent beaker connected to loudspeakers. The only visible thing was his brain floating around inside the beaker ; a really strange sight, even more so realizing he’s alive.

Later he built himself a cyborg body that enabled him to walk around like a man. This cyborg body was entirely composed of a yellow metal in a humanoid shape. All limbs were very thin and it’s head was composed of the same beaker containing his visible brain inside it as before. On the beaker there are still the loudspeakers resembling a pair of antennas.

The impression of Dr. Sun with the cyborg body is that of a nightmarish robot with a talking human brain on top of it. A disturbing sight, indeed.


Dr. Sun is a planning and well-prepared world conqueror. His modus operandi has changed during his career ; at first he used vampires as his soldiers (because he saw the similarities they and he had, both needing blood to survive) as well as ordinary soldiers that he mind controlled. He relies a lot on his superior technologies and the plans usually contain hidden agendas (which he won’t gloat to his adversaries about) as well as useful escape plans (such as teleportation devices).

Later, when he realized that his cybernetic body could gain from it, he began relying on huge computers instead for world conquering. Apparently no plan is too complex for Dr. Sun and he’s constantly keeping an eye for new information that could be of any use in his conqueror’s plans. He loathes his minions and talks like only his will is to be obeyed.

He will go far in his plans, but quickly retreats if he realizes he’s opposing far superior opponents. He doesn’t take chances with his opponents with gloating but destroys them immediately instead. In many manners he is quite ruthless, but can under some circumstances flee in fear.


“Fool ! Do you believe I’m totally without defenses myself ?”

“I had known that Brand, my vampire, would fail for the computer part of me had calculated all the probabilities concerning the battle long before it had even begun. You were told that I was stealing Dracula’s memories, to aid Brand in controlling his undead compatriots to my advantage. To an extent, that was true. But I was taking more than mere memories. I began to drain his strength, his powers, and I syphoned them into me. Which is why I had placed myself between the two vampires as the transference took its course.”

“Unworthy ? Perhaps by your standards, former Lord of vampires. But what does unworthiness weigh when it rests on the shoulders of the victorious ? I live, Dracula. You no longer do.”

(After Juno has killed Dracula) “Collect the Ashes and place them in the urn. I wish to have them here to gloat at when the urge is there.”

“But they shall soon return with the American army to aid in stopping me. I am waiting, of course, for when the soldiers come I shall use the hypnotic powers I’ve gained from Dracula to turn their armies into mine and to do with them as I command !”

“No !! You can’t be moving ! Your pain has to be too great ! Die, curse you ! Die !”

DC Universe History

Somehow Dr. Sun personally reminds me of Dr. Tzin-Tzin. A team-up of these two mind-controllers would be neat. Such an alliance could work for a while although it would probably be broken by either one when one realizes that all power should be his alone. That could be a preplanned event in an adventure which helps the players defeat them both (or at least one of them). Dr. Sun is, after all, known for getting away from his opponents in the most miraculous ways…

Seb notes : as for me, I’ve completely amalgamated him with the Brain.


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Dr. Sun

Dex: 00 Str: 00 Bod: 02 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 10 Wil: 14 Min: 09 Occupation: Scientist/Conqueror
Inf: 07 Aur: 07 Spi: 04 Resources: 008
Init: 017/022 HP: 050

Powers: Comprehend Languages: 11, Control: 14, Iron Will: 06, Mental Blast: 07, Personality Transfer: 12, Recall: 08, Telepathy: 09

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • If Recall is used on huge computer informational systems Dr. Sun may increase his powers and skills very rapidly through Character Advancement, paying only ½ of the ordinary costs
  • Telepathy power is usable on computers only
  • Personality Transfer is only usable for downloading his entire consciousness into sufficiently advanced computer systems

Skills: Gadgetry: 12, Medicine: 11, Military Science: 05, Occultist: 03, Scientist: 09

Advantages: Genius, Headquarters (Expansive), Leadership, Scholar (Mind Transferral), Scholar (Vampirism)

Connections: Vampire Community (Low)

Drawbacks: Catastrophic Physical Restriction (Dr. Sun is a disembodied brain), Fatal Vulnerability (must take in fresh human blood every 24 hours or he begins to die), Strange Appearance


  • CYBORG BODY [DEX 05, STR 06, BODY 07, Skin Armor: 09, Bonus: The body enables the thoughts of Dr. Sun to be heard aloud. Note: Incorporates Dr. Sun’s brain which is totally enclosed within the body benefiting from its full RV]
  • TELEPORTATION DEVICES with huge APs of Teleport
  • 7 APs C Omnigadget [BODY 04 R#2]
  • DRAINING DEVICES [BODY 04, Power Drain: 15, Mind Drain: 07, Bonus: Any RAPs gained are transferable to any user and all effects are totally permanent unless reversed with the machine itself, R#2]

By Peter S Piispanen aka The Angel

Source of Character: Various Marvel Books

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