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Dweller from the Depths (Bloodstone enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Dweller from the depths


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • He’s a straightforward humanoid giant monster, and these things are always useful.

Powers and Abilities

This giant maritime humanoid is about ten meters tall, with strength and durability to match. It can seriously damage buildings whilst rampaging in a modern town.

The Dweller seemed fully amphibious, somehow supporting its full height and weight whilst on dry land. It is possible that he needs to return to the sea after a few days, though.

Since Bloodstone – an experienced monster hunter – didn’t go for the eyes or anything like that, we’ve assumed in the game stats that the creature didn’t have readily identifiable weak points.

The Dweller of the Depths seemed to be sapient and to have a language (“kartaan” probably means “noise” or “vibration”, for instance).


History

The Dweller was probably a member of an otherdimensional race who was fetched from his home by the Hellfire Helix to harass Ulysses Bloodstone. That was the usual modus operandi for the Helix – though it is possible that the Dweller was a Earth native, for instance a very large Deviant.

At various points, the creature was also referred to as the “Demon from the Depths” and the “Sea Creature”.

The Dweller appeared in the San Francisco harbour in 1975, smashing things out of anger. This unusual behaviour was provoked by a blind man playing a flute on a nearby pier. This man was a host for a possessor looking for a powerful and durable body.

The possessor somehow knew that the Dweller was in the nearby water, and had been playing a special music on the blind man’s flute to attract the giant and prepare it to be possessed.

Ulysses Bloodstone fought the Dweller, then noticed the blind man. After it became obvious that the blind man was possessed Bloodstone knocked him out, and the relieved Dweller returned to the depths.


Description

On the cover, the Dweller is coloured green, but he’s always orange in the story.


Personality

Impossible to say — especially since he was the under the influence of the possessor’s flute.


Quotes

“Guaaru… Kartaan ! Gwarrm !”

“Kreeeeekk ? Kartaan !”


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Dweller

Dex: 04 Str: 12 Bod: 11 Motivation: Unknown
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 04 Occupation: Unknown
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 009 HP: 010

Powers:
Growth: 07, Swimming: 05, Water freedom*: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and Already Factored In

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
No Vital Areas

Connections:
None demonstrated

Drawbacks:
Strange Appearance

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Marvel Presents (1975) #1

Helper(s): Darci

Writeup completed on the 11th of December, 2009.

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