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Earthshaker

Donald Baer


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event. This specific character was part of a RPG campaign run by writeups.org contributor Bil.


Background

  • Real Name: Donald Baer
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: C.A.D.R.E. Leader
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed
  • Height: 6’8” Weight: 650lbs Age: 33
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

Earthshaker is a powerful cyborg, with numerous cybernetic abilities.

He is incredibly strong and durable, with artificial musculature that is on par with most dedicated ’brick‘ types. He also mounts a powerful cannon on the back of his left arm, which can easily vaporize a main battle tank, or seriously damage a full battleship. Folding wings on his back can snap into place, enabling him to reach speeds of up to escape velocity. As well, his left hand can retract, and be molecularly rearranged to extend as something else, like a sword, a huge fan, or almost anything he can imagine.

The skills he possesses also add to his formidability. He is very agile, and has hundreds of fighting styles programmed into the computer that shares his skull with his brain. The force of his personality is formidable, and he has become a Cult of Personality among the borgs of C.A.D.R.E.


History

Earthshaker began life as Donald Baer, who fought his way up to being the absolute drug lord of Memphis, Tennessee. When his operations were hampered by the hero, Black Lion, he sent investigators to find out who the vigilante was. On their success, he killed two of Black Lion’s friends, and had his girlfriend shot, as well. The vigilante then paid him a visit at his office, lost his temper, and beat the drug lord to within an inch of his life, and left him for dead.

At this time, Baer found out that he had been under scrutiny by a race of aliens known as the Qarth. They cybernetically augmented him to the limits of their science, and did the same with his lieutenants and his soldiers, though not to as great an extent. He returned as Earthshaker, leader of C.A.D.R.E., and attacked the newly formed Alliance.

In 1998, he left Earth to undergo further cybernetic upgrades. When he returned, he was far more powerful than ever before.


Description

A cyborg, and the arch-enemy of Black Lion, the only apparent flesh parts remaining are the left side of his face, and his right arm. However, these, too, are cybernetic. His left arm mounts a huge cannon, and folding wings are mounted on his back. His overall color is a medium dark steel shade.


Personality

Vindictive, and not a little wrathful, Earthshaker hold a deep and abiding hatred for Black Lion, blaming him for the loss of his humanity. He leads C.A.D.R.E. with an iron fist, and does not hesitate to kill.


DC Universe History

Earthshaker could have been built by just about any alien race that doesn’t like Earth. However, I also see a big rivalry between The Cyborg and Earthshaker, and the both of them just kind of brush off Cyborg from the Teen Titans.


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Earthshaker

Dex: 10 Str: 22 Bod: 16 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 09 Wil: 13 Min: 13 Occupation:
Inf: 11 Aur: 12 Spi: 13 Resources {or Wealth}: 16
Init: 034 HP: 123

Powers:
Density Increase: 02, Energy Blast: 25, Flight (winged): 15, Sealed Systems*: 16, Omni-Arm*: 22, Skin Armor: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Density Increase: Power Always On, Does not subtract from Dex

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 10, Charisma: 12, Martial Artist (AV, OV): 13, Military Science*: 09, Weaponry*: 10

Advantages:
Headquarters (Expansive), Iron Nerves, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes

Connections:
C.A.D.R.E. (High)

Drawbacks:
Distinct Appearance, SIH (Black Lion), Minor Rage

By William Chamberlin

Source of Character: Homegrown

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