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Dragon Man (Marvel Comics)

Dragon Man


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Dragon Man was a relatively early Marvel character, appearing in 1965. He’s mostly associated with the Fantastic Four, and visibly draws from the giant monster stories that were Marvel’s usual fare before the FF.

These are older technical notes, not a full profile. And they reflect the character from the 1960s to the 1980s, mostly.


Background

  • Real Name: N.A.
  • Marital Status: Inapplicable.
  • Known Relatives: Inapplicable.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: State University, Hegeman, NY ; Disneyland, Anaheim, CA.
  • Height: 15’4” Weight: 3.2 tons.
  • Eyes: Grey Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

Dragon Man is a biological juggernaut. He is monstrously strong and durable, can breath flames hot enough to melt or even vaporize most metals, and is able to fly.


History

Dragon Man was a synthezoid  case study created by Professor Gilbert. It was never supposed to come to life. Unfortunately, the alchemist Esteban Diablo gave him the spark of life and used the creature as a pawn against the FF.

Dragon Man vs. the Thing

He’s since been regularly stolen from Gilbert, generally to act as a pawn or even a mount for various super-villains. He fought Diablo, the FF, the Avengers, Hercules, Namor, Captain America, the Hulk, Spider-Man. His creator sometimes work with him at Disneyland when he need funds or when he has to walk the dragon.


Description

Dragon Man is a reptilian, semi-erect humanoid, with a tail and reptilian wings. His overall look is that of a dinosaur turned man.

He wears preposterous red briefs, presumably so as to avoid making other dragons jealous (dixit Dave).


Personality

Dragon Man is very young, almost a baby, and has a mean streak. Basically things are either “nice” (including his creator, Susan Richards or the Power Pack kids) or “not nice” (whatever hurt him), and he reacts accordingly.

His learning ability is extremely limited, as are his communication skills (but he can roar with the best of ’em). He has very little control over his strength.

Dragon Man vs. Captain America

Dragon Man has an alarming tendency to follow the orders of anyone who does not treat him harshly. Also, like any self-respectin’ giant monster, he has a fondness for attractive women. He will generally not attack them unless provoked, and may even try to capture them just to have them near him.


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Dragon Man

Dex: 04 Str: 14 Bod: 14 Motivation: None
Int: 01 Wil: 01 Min: 02 Occupation: None
Inf: 00 Aur: 00 Spi: 01 Resources {or Wealth}: 00
Init: 005 HP: 020

Powers:
Extra limb (tail): 07, Flame project: 14, Flight: 06, Density increase: 04, Growth: 05, Invulnerability: 12

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Density Increase is Always On (-1) and Already Factored In.
  • Growth is Always On (-1) and Already Factored In.

Skills:
Evasion (Aerial only): 05

Drawbacks:
Innocent, Strange Appearance, Vulnerability (Sonics can induce extreme, random mood swings in him, 15pts).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Fantastic Four comics (Marvel universe).

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