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Elements of Doom (Marvel Comics) (Avengers & Thunderbolts enemies)

Elements of doom


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

The Elements of Doom are an odd, a rather large, group of Marvel Comics villains. They appeared in 1979, a date that shall live in infamy.

You see, there’s on of these guys for every box in the periodic table. So researching, writing, statting, illustrating, editing, laying out, etc. this entry took forever and an electron. Because there are so many elements. So many.

Please have these guys appear in your campaign. Even if it’s just a cameo. Please make all this work worthwhile ! Many Bhotans died, etc. etc.


Background

  • Known Relatives: Each other
  • Group Affiliation: The Elements of Doom
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Note: The heights and APs of Growth are rough estimates from the art, and in some cases the Element in question appears different sizes at different points. The weights are estimates based on their Density Increase and Growth.


Powers and Abilities

All the Elements are larger, and stronger, than normal humans, and are composed entirely of their respective elements. Their forms are unable to speak, but they have limited telepathic abilities which allow them to communicate with each other, and with lowly humans, overcoming any language barriers.

When they became pure elemental beings (rather than mutated humans), they developed more control over their forms. They became able to stretch or otherwise manipulate their bodies, which they often use to create wings which allow them to fly.

Their bodies can withstand enormous damage, even being shattered into rubble, but they can recover from almost any level of damage, apart from destabilisation devices designed by Dr. Khandruvitch.


History

(The original Elements appeared as the Elements of Alchemy in Avengers Collectors Edition #1. But there seems to be uncertainty as to whether this is in continuity or not, and since I don’t have the issue in question, I’m leaving it out of the history.)

The Russian scientist Dr. Vasily Khandruvitch invented a device which allowed him to transform humans into being composed purely of one element. The Russian government allowed him to test his device, in a nuclear reactor facility, where he created his initial batch (Vanadium, Carbon, Phosphorus, Chlorine, and Radium).

Unfortunately the Elements rebelled. They took control of the facility, intending to use human prisoners to transform into the remaining elements.

Avengers assemble

The Avengers, who happened to be passing through Russian airspace at the time, learned of the trouble at the reactor, and offered their assistance. When it was reluctantly received, they ventured into the facility, first coming into conflict with Vanadium, who provided them with some trouble, until Wonder Man shattered him into rubble.

Several Elements of Doom members

When they confronted the remaining Elements, however, they found themselves overwhelmed, and were forced to retreat, but not before the Falcon was captured by the reformed Vanadium.

Wasp observed them transforming a helpless captive into Cobalt, and learned that the Falcon was their next prospective team mate. The Avengers attacked again, before the Falcon can be transformed. Ms. Marvel used a laser to damage the fusion reactor enough that the elements were buried in nuclear plasma, and seemingly destroyed.

Justice, like lightning…

Dr. Khandruvitch moved to America, where he recreated the elements, this time as purely artificial beings. He planned to use them to cause enough trouble to force the United Nations to give him an island nation in the Pacific, which he would populate with his Elements. After sinking a freighter, he threatened to use them at Madison Square Garden and La Guardia Airport.

With the Avengers and Fantastic Four presumed dead at this point, the Thunderbolts were asked to stop them. Some of the Thunderbolts prevented the Elements from destroying an airliner, helping it to land when the Elements left. Meanwhile the rest freed hostages at Madison Square Gardens.

But when they followed the Elements to the citadel they had erected in Central Park, the Thunderbolts were captured.

The Elements again turned on their creator. They promised not to harm him, out of gratitude for giving them life. But they intended for him to serve them, transforming all other humans into elemental creatures which would serve them.

Songbird and Techno got free of their restraints. While Songbird went to find Dr. Khandruvitch, Techno tried to free his team mates, and guide Songbird.

Phosphorus creates Cobalt

He’s surprised by Iron, who quickly snaps his neck, dumping his lifeless body on a waste pile. However contingencies set up by Techno downloaded a duplicate of his mind into an android body created from his tech-pack, which allowed him to free the remaining Thunderbolts.

After Songbird rescued Dr. Khandruvitch, Techno built the destabilisation ray to his specifications, allowing the Thunderbolts to eliminate the Elements fairly easily.

Avengers re-assemble

The Elements reappeared later, when AIM acquired the secret to their creation, and recreated them as weapons to serve AIM. When the Elements were let loose in the middle of St. Louis, the Avengers turned up to battle them.

Meanwhile Captain America and Jack of Hearts travelled to the prison where Dr. Khandruvitch was held, arriving in time to save him from Platinum, who had been dispatched to kill him.

Dr. Khandruvitch provided them with plans for the device to destabilise the Elements, allowing the Avengers to end their rampage.


Personality

Destroy puny humans, who are impure combinations of elements, and obviously inferior to the Elements. The Elements will rightfully rule the world.


DC Universe History

The Elements see the Metal Men as traitors, and often focus their attentions on forcing them to join. They have also developed a hatred of Firestorm, due to the ease with which he has dealt with them in the past.



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Standard Element

Dex: 05 Str: 08 Bod: 08 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 02 Occupation: Element of Doom
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: N/A
Init: 009 HP: 020

Powers:
Comprehend Languages: 08, Density Increase: 03, Growth: 01, Invulnerability: 15, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 07, Self-Manipulation: 04, Stretching: 02, Telepathy: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • All powers have the Form Function Bonus (+1) except for Telepathy and Comprehend Languages
  • Comprehend Languages is Contingent on Telepathy (-1)
  • Density Increase and Growth are Always On and are already factored in
    (-1)
  • Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon) is Always On and is already factored in (-1), needs no material to copy (+3), and is only usable to mimic “their” element (-2)

Skills:
None

Advantages:
Life Support (No need to eat, drink, sleep or breathe), No Vital Areas

Connections:
Elements of Evil (High)

Drawbacks:
Fatal Vulnerability (destabilisation, see below), MPR (can’t speak), Strange Appearance


The Elements

(Any powers repeated from above can be assumed to have the same Bonuses & Limitations, unless otherwise noted)


Hydrogen (1) H

STR 00 BODY 06, Flight: 01, Self-Link (Bomb) [Activated by contact with fire]: 10, Self-Link (Fog) [Always On]: 00, Invisibility [Visual and olfactive, Always On]: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Hydrogen, at standard temperatures, is a colourless, odourless, non-metallic, highly flammable gas.

Height: 8’


Helium (2) He

“Zirconium said there were ten of us ! Can’t you humans count — or didn’t it occur to you that some elements are invisible ?! Pfah ! Helium has taken your voice, human — and your consciousness ! Now, fall — and lose your life, as well !”

STR 00 BODY 06, Flight: 01, Growth: 03, Self-Link (Fog) [Always On]: 00, Invisibility [Visual and Olfactive, Always On]: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05, Sleep (Range of Touch): 10
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Helium is a colourless, odourless, gas, which can render humans who breathe it unconscious.

Height: 12’


Lithium (3) Li

STR 05 BODY 05, Flame Being [When exposed to water]: 07, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 04, Poison Touch [When exposed to air]: 06
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Lithium is the softest of the solid elements, and, while silvery in its natural state, but oxidizes quickly when exposed to air, turning grey and producing a corrosive hydroxide. It also ignites when exposed to water.

Height: 8’ Weight: 300 lbs


Beryllium (4) Be

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 02, Growth: 03, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 06, Flame Immunity: 04, Poison Touch: 04

Beryllium is a strong, yet light, toxic metal, with the highest melting point of the light metals.

Height: 12’ Weight: 1 Ton


Boron (5) B

STR 07 BODY 07, Density Increase: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 06, Skin Armor: 03

Height: 8’ Weight: 1500 lbs


Carbon (6) C

“Fool! Carbon was the first to awaken, and the strongest!”

“Silence, Cadmium! Carbon was the first of the elements to awaken – and I do not take orders from such as you!”

STR 08(17) BODY 08(17) INF 03 SPI 03, Init 010, Density Increase: 02, Growth: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 15, Flame Immunity: 10

Carbon is the most versatile of the elements, with its different forms ranging from the hardest naturally occurring substance (diamond) to the softest (graphite), and has an affinity for bonding with other elements, resulting in its presence in more compounds than any other element. It does not melt at any heat.

Carbon (of the Elements of Doom) is the most arrogant of the Elements, even among its ’brothers’. While its usual form is graphite (STR/BODY 08) it can transform its body into diamond (STR/BODY 17), in which form it has taken punches from Wonder Man without effect, and sent the Avenger flying with a slap.

Height: 9’ Weight: 1 Ton


Nitrogen (7) N

STR 00 BODY 06, Flight: 01, Self-Link (Fog) [Always On]: 00, Invisibility [Visual and Olfactive, Always On]: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Nitrogen is a colourless, odourless, gas.

Height: 8’


Oxygen (8) O

STR 00 BODY 06, Flight: 01, Invisibility [Visual and Olfactive, Always On]: 06, Self-Link (Fog) [Always On]: 00, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05, Self-Link (Sealed Systems) [Area Effect, Only works on oxygen breathers]: 10
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Oxygen is a colourless, odourless, gas.

Height: 8’


Fluorine (9) F

STR 00 BODY 06, Flight: 01, Self-Link (Bomb) [Activated by contact with hydrogen]: 08, Chemical Attack: 08, Self-Link (Fog) [Always On]: 01, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05, Poison Touch: 04
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Fluorine is a toxic, pale, yellow gas, which causes chemical burns on contact with skin, and which reacts explosively to contact with hydrogen.

Height: 8’


Neon (10) Ne

STR 00 BODY 06, Flight: 01, Self-Link (Fog) [Always On]: 00, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05, Flash: 00
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Neon is a colourless gas, which glows red when used in vacuum discharge tubes and neon lamps.

Height: 8’


Sodium (11) Na

Density Increase: 01, Growth: 03, Self-Link (Bomb) [Activated by contact with water]: 12, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05

Sodium is a soft, silvery element, and while small, pea sized, amounts of it can float safely on water until consumed, larger amounts explode violently upon contact with water.

Height: 12’ Weight: 1 Ton


Magnesium (12) Mg

STR 07 BODY 07, Density Increase: 02, Flame Being [Ignited if it takes damage from a fire attack]: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 06

Magnesium is a fairly strong, but light, silvery-white metal, which tarnishes slightly when exposed to air. It is extremely flammable, but difficult to ignite in bulk. If it is ignited, it can be equally difficult to extinguish, and is able to burn in both nitrogen and carbon dioxide.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1500 lbs


Aluminium (13) Al

Density Increase: 02, Growth: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 06, Skin Armor [Corrosives only]: 10

Aluminium is a light-weight, silvery, non-magnetic metal, which has a remarkable resistance to corrosion.

Height: 10‘ Weight: 1 Ton


Silicon (14) Ai

Density Increase: 02, Growth: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 06, Skin Armor: 01

Silicon is a strong yet brittle element, prone to chipping.

Height: 10‘ Weight: 1500 lbs


Phosphorus (15) P

“We have no reason to hide our origins, human – all you had to do was ask us!”

STR 07 BODY 07, Density Increase: 02, Self-Link (Bomb): 08, Flame Being: 06, Flame Project: 08, Flash: 06, Fluid Form: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 06, Poison Touch: 04

Phosphorus is a waxy white/yellowish solid, which smells similar to garlic, is toxic, and which ignites spontaneously in air.

The Element Phosphorus controls his elements natural reaction to explode upon contact with air, deciding when to explode blindingly. It is often sheathed in flames which it can project as bursts of flame. Its form also possesses a degree of syrupy fluidity, protecting it from physical attacks.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1500 lbs


Sulfur (16) S

STR 07 BODY 07, Chemical Attack [If damaged by fire]: 06, Density Increase: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 06

Sulfur is a yellow crystalline solid, which produces suffocating sulphur dioxide when ignited.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1500 lbs


Chlorine (17) Cl

“Still the humans come! They must be stopped – or made specimens !”

“You will soon be the one in need of salvation, human – for chlorine is a very deadly gas !”

STR 00 BODY 06, Flight: 01, Growth: 02, Self-Link (Fog) [Always On]: 00, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 04, Poison Touch [Always On, or may be projected with Range]: 08
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Chlorine is a pale green gas, which has a suffocating odour that is poisonous to humans.

Height: 9’ Weight: 750 lbs


Argon (18) Ar

STR 00 BODY 05, Flight: 01, Self-Link (Fog) [Always On]: 00, Invisibility [Visual and olfactive]: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 04
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Argon is a colourless, odourless gas.

Height: 8’


Potassium (19) K

STR 05 BODY 05, Self-Link (Bomb) [When exposed to water]: 09, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 04
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Potassium is a soft, silvery-white, metal, which quickly tarnishes to gray in air. It explodes violently upon contact with water.

Height: 8’ Weight: 300 lbs


Calcium (20) Ca

STR 06 BODY 06, Density Increase: 01, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05

Calcium is a soft, gray, metallic element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 750 lbs


Scandium (21) Sc

STR 07 BODY 07, Density Increase: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 06

Scandium is a soft, silvery, metallic element, which turns yellowish when exposed to air.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1500 lbs


Titanium (22) Ti

STR 13 BODY 13, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 12, Skin Armour [Corrosives only]: 06

Titanium is a light, white-silvery-metallic elements, which is as strong as steel, but only 60% its density. It is also highly resistant to corrosives.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Vanadium (23) V

“Maggots ! Where are the specimens I demanded ? Do you dare trifle with Vanadium ?”

STR 14 BODY 14, Growth: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 10, Poison Touch: 04

Vanadium is a toxic, soft, silver-gray metal.

The Element Vanadium has exhibited extremely durability, withstanding being charged by Ms. Marvel without apparent effect (on Vanadium anyway), although a similar attack by Wonder Man left it in rubble.

Height: 16’ Weight: 10 Tons


Chromium (24) Cr

STR 13 BODY 11, Density Increase: 04, Growth: 02, Invisibility [Olfactive only, Always On]: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 11, Skin Armor: 03

Chromium is a hard, odourless, steel-gray metal.

Height: 9’ Weight: 5 Tons


Manganese (25) Mn

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Manganese is a hard, brittle, gray-white metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Iron (26) Fe

“It was very foolish of him to attempt to outwit us, humans. But he tried — and now he is dead. So — does anyone else wish to try anything foolish ?”

DEX 04 STR 12 BODY 12, Init 008, Density Increase: 04, Growth: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 10

Height: 9’ Weight: 5 Tons


Cobalt (27) Co

DEX 04 STR 11 BODY 11, Init 008, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 10

Cobalt is a hard, silver-gray, metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Nickel (28) Ni

“Fool ! Did you expect your size to intimidate us ? It is irrelevant to beings whose nature is the same whether there is only a gram of them – or a ton !”

DEX 04 STR 14 BODY 11, Init 008, Density Increase: 04, Growth: 03, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 11, Poison Touch: 04

Nickel is a toxic, hard, silvery white metal.

Height: 13’ Weight: 10 Tons


Copper (29) Cu

“Not fast enough to what, human ? Not fast enough to decoy you into the clutches of Copper ? Is that what you were planning to say ?”

DEX 06 STR 09 BODY 09, Init 010, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08, Reflection/Deflection [Only works on electrical attacks]: 10, Self-Link (Snare): 06

Copper is a reddish metal, with a high electrical and thermal conductivity. Its colour is due to the fact that it reflects red and orange light, while absorbing other frequencies of the spectrum.

The Element Copper is talented at stretching itself to ensnare its enemies.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Zinc (30) Zn

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Zinc is a bluish-white metal, which burns with a bright greenish flame.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Gallium (31) Ga

Fluid Form [Only if exposed to heat]: 04

Gallium is a soft, silvery metal, which liquefies at slightly above room temperature (having a melting point of 3℃). Like water and bismuth, it has a higher density in its liquid state than in its solid state.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Germanium (32) Ge

Germanium is a hard, metallic silvery-white, element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Arsenic (33) As

Poison Touch [Has Range, but only 1 AP]: 08

Arsenic is a highly poisonous metalloid.

The Element Arsenic can project a deadly cloud of its poisonous mass a short distance.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Selenium (34) Se

Poison Touch: 04

Selenium is a toxic, grey-black, metallic-looking, non-metal element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Bromine (35) Br

“You, human ? You’ll do nothing – nothing but fall before the corrosive power of Bromine ! Feel my touch, weak one ! Feel it on your skin, in your eyes, in your lungs ! Feel it burn !”

STR 07 BODY 07, Density Increase: 02, Fluid Form: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 06, Chemical Attack: 10, Poison Touch: 04

Bromine is a toxic, red-brown, liquid, which is highly corrosive to human tissue, and its vapours irritate eyes and throat.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1500 lbs

Bromine vs Meteorite (Karla Sofen)


Krypton (36) Kr

STR 00 BODY 06, Flight: 01, Self-Link (Fog) [Always On]: 00, Invisibility [Always On]: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Krypton is a colourless gas.

Height: 8’


Rubidium (37) Rb

STR 06 BODY 06, Density Increase: 01, Self-Link (Bomb) [Activated by contact with water, or at will in air]: 07, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05

Rubidium is a grey white, solid alkaline element, which reacts violently with water, and is also known to ignite spontaneously in air.

Height: 8’ Weight: 750 lbs


Strontium (38) Sr

STR 07 BODY 07, Density Increase: 02, Self-Link (Bomb) [Activated by contact with water]: 07, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 06

Strontium is a soft, silver-white metal, which turns yellow when exposed to air, which also reacts violently with water.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1500 lbs


Yttrium (39) Y

Yttrium is a silver-metallic, metal element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Zirconium (40) Zr

“You should have learned your lesson – and refrained from meddling in the affairs of the Elements of Doom ! But I see you need another lesson. Just be grateful. You only face ten of us – and not all one hundred and nine !”

“Perhaps I am missing something, human. But if this is how you go about defending your kind, it seems to me — that you’re off to a very poor start !”

STR 09 BODY 09, INFL: 03, Init 010, Growth: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 07, Skin Armor [Corrosives only]: 10

Zirconium is a strong, gray-white, metal element, which is exceptionally resistant to corrosion.

Height: 11’ Weight: 3 Tons

Zirconium vs Atlas (Erik Josten)


Niobium (41) Nb

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Niobium is a soft, shiny gray metal, which turns bluish when exposed to air.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Molybdenum (42) Mo

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Flame Immunity: 06,
Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Molybdenum is a soft, silvery white, metal, which has one of the highest melting points of all pure elements.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Technetium (43) Tc

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 05, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Technetium is a silvery grey, radioactive, crystalline metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Ruthenium (44) Ru

DEX 04 STR 12 BODY 12, Init 008, Density Increase: 04, Growth: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Ruthenium is a silvery white metal.

Height: 14’ Weight: 20 Tons


Rhodium (45) Rh

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Rhodium is a hard, silvery-white, highly reflective metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Palladium (46) Pd

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Power Reserve [Adds to Growth, only works while Palladium has absorbed hydrogen]: 01, Disintegration [Range of Touch, Only works on hydrogen, and its effects are only temporary, lasting until Palladium releases it]: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Palladium is a soft, silver-white metal, which resembles platinum. It can absorb up to 900 times its volume of hydrogen, swelling up like a sponge with water.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Silver (47) Ag

“Silence, female ! You’re as helpless in our coils as any human ! Cease your struggling, or we’ll kill you.”

DEX 06, Init 010, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Snare): 08

Silver is a soft element, which has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.

The Element Silver can stretch itself into a thin stream which can easily ensnare targets.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Cadmium (48) Cd

STR 11 BODY 11, Claws: 08, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 10

Cadmium is a soft, bluish-white metal, easily cut with a knife.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons

Cadmium attacking


Indium (49) In

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Indium is a soft, bright silvery-white, metal, which emits a high-pitched ’cry‘ when bent.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Tin (50) Sn

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Tin is a malleable, silvery-white metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Antimony (51) Sb

Antimony is a blue-white metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Tellurium (52) Te

Poison Touch: 04

Tellurium is a toxic, brittle, silver-white, metallic element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Iodine (53) I

Self-Link (Fog): 01, Poison Touch: 04

Iodine is a toxic, dark-gray/purple-black solid, which can sublimate (turn into a gas without passing through a liquid stage) at room temperature into a purple-pink gas with an irritating odor.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Xenon (54) Xe

STR 00 BODY 06, Flight: 01, Flash [If exposed to electricity]: 01, Self-Link (Fog) [Always On]: 00, Invisibility [Visual and olfactive, Always On]: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05
{Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Xenon is a colorless, heavy, odorless, gas element, which emits a blue glow if exposed to an electrical discharge while in a gas filled tube.

Height: 8’


Cesium (55) Cs

“Die, Thor – at the hands of Cesium !”

Density Increase: 02, Growth: 02, Lightning: 10, Self-Link (Bomb) [Activated by contact with cold water]: 07, Fluid Form [If temperature above 28&8451; (2 APs)]: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 06

Cesium is a soft, silvery-gold, metal with a melting point of 28 Celsius degrees (83 Fahrenheit) and reacts explosively in cold water.

The Element Cesium can generate electrical blasts.

Height: 9’ Weight: 1 Ton


Barium (56) Ba

Self-Link (Bomb) [Activated by contact with water]: 09

Barium is a soft, silvery, metal, which reacts explosive to water.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Lanthanum (57) La

Lanthanum is a silvery white metallic element, which oxydizes rapidly when exposed to air.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Cerium (58) Ce

Attack Vulnerability (-1CS OV/RV against acids and alkalis)

Cerium is a soft, malleable, silvery metallic element, which quickly tarnishes when exposed to air, and is vulnerable to acids and alkalis.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Praseodymium (59) Pr

Praseodymium is a soft, silvery, metallic element, which develops a green oxide coating when exposed to air.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Neodymium (60) Nd

“Hah ! You are strong, hero – strong indeed ! But Neodymium is stronger still !”

DEX 04 STR 16 BODY 16, Init 008, Density Increase: 04, Growth: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 14

Neodymium is a bright, silvery metal, which quickly tarnishes when exposed to air.

Height: 10‘ Weight: 5 Tons


Promethium (61) Pm

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Promethium is a silvery, mildly radioactive element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Samarium (62) Sm

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Samarium is a silvery white metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Europium (63) Eu

“We elements compose the entirety of the world – and thus, it is only right that we rule all !”

“We shall convert the world’s humans into element-drones – not unlike your original experiments. But this time under our control. Is that understood, creator ?”

INT 03 INF 03 AUR 03 SPI 04, Init 011, Flash [Always On]: 00, Self-Link (Bomb) [Activated by contact with water]: 08, Military Science (Field Command): 02

Europium is a solid element, which oxidizes instantly in air, and reacts violently to contact with water.

The Element Europium gives off a muted glow at all times. It seems to have taken a leadership role among the Elements.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Gadolinium (64) Gd

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Gadolinium is a silvery white, malleable metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Terbium (65) Tb

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Terbium is a malleable, silvery white, metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Dysprosium (66) Dy

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Dysprosium is a soft, bright silver, metallic element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Holmium (67) Ho

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Magnetic Control [Only allows moving, not reshaping, of metal objects]: 05, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08, Skin Armor [Corrosives only]: 04

Holmium is a relatively soft, silvery white, element, which is fairly resistant to corrosives, and which has magnetic properties.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Erbium (68) Er

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Erbium is a soft, malleable, silver metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Thulium (69) Tm

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Thulium is a soft, silver metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Ytterbium (70) Yb

Attack Vulnerability (-2CS OV/RV against acids)

Ytterbium is a soft, malleable, silvery, metal, which is easily dissolved by acids.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Lutetium (71) Lu

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08, Skin Armor [Corrosives only]: 05

Lutetium is a hard, silvery white metal, which is fairly resistant to corrosives.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Hafnium (72) Hf

“That leaves you for Hafnium, small human – a battle you are most unequal to ! For Hafnium readily emits electrons —” [sends energy blast at Jolt] “— or had you noticed ?!”

STR 11, BOD: 11, Density Increase: 05, Energy Blast: 09, Growth: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09, Skin Armor [Corrosives only]: 04

Hafnium is a shiny, silvery metal, which is fairly resistant to corrosives.

The Element Hafnium can project streams of electrons at its enemies.

Height: 9’ Weight: 10 Tons

Hafnium, burning


Tantalum (73) Ta

DEX 04 STR 10 BODY 10, Init 008, Density Increase: 05, Flame Immunity: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09, Skin Armour [Acids only]: 10

Tantalum is a hard, dense, dark, grey blue metal, which is highly conductive of heat and electricity, has a very high melting point, and which is especially resistant to corrosive acids.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons


Tungsten (74) W

“As you command, Zirconium !”

DEX 04 STR 14 BODY 14, Init 008, Density Increase: 05, Growth: 03, Flame Immunity: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 11, Skin Armor [Corrosives only]: 06

Tungsten is a hard, grayish white metal, has the highest melting point, and has excellent resistance to corrosives.

Height: 12’ Weight: 20 Tons

Tungsten vs Atlas


Rhenium (75) Re

DEX 04 STR 10 BODY 10, Init 008, Density Increase: 05, Flame Immunity: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09

Rhenium is a silvery white metal, which has one of the highest melting points of all elements.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons


Osmium (76) Os

DEX 04 STR 10 BODY 10, Init 008, Density Increase: 05, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09, Skin Armor: 01

Osmium is an extremely dense, brittle, blue white metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons


Iridium (77) Ir

DEX 04 STR 10 BODY 10, Init 008, Density Increase: 05, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09, Skin Armor [Corrosives only]: 10

Iridium is an extremely dense, very hard, silvery white metal, and is the most corrosion-resistant metals known.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons


Platinum (78) Pt

“You think to stop me, soft ones ? You will not stop me ! I will kill the creator, as commanded – and as many of you as stand in my way !”

DEX 04 STR 13 BODY 13, Init 008, Density Increase: 05, Growth: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09, Skin Armor [Corrosives only]: 02

Platinum is a heavy, malleable, gray white metal, which is resistant to corrosives.

Height: 14’ Weight: 50 Tons


Gold (79) Au

Density Increase: 05, Self-Link (Snare): 08, Skin Armor [Corrosives only]: 02

Gold is soft yet dense, and the most malleable known metal. It is fairly resistant to corrosives, and is a good conductor of heat and electricity.

The Element Gold can stretch itself into a thin stream which can easily ensnare targets.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons


Mercury (80) Hg

STR 10 BODY 10, Density Increase: 05, Fluid Form: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09, Poison Touch: 04

Mercury is a heavy, toxic, silvery metal, which exists in liquid form at regular temperatures.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons

Mercury chasing Jolt


Thallium (81) Tl

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08, Poison Touch: 08

Thallium is a soft, malleable metal, whose silvery white appearance quickly changes to bluish-gray, similar to lead, when exposed to air. It is highly toxic.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Lead (82) Pb

DEX 04 STR 11 BODY 11, Init 008, Density Increase: 04, Growth: 03, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08, Poison Touch: 03, Skin Armor [Corrosives only]: 04

Lead is a soft, dense, highly malleable, poisonous, bluish white metal, which is highly resistant to corrosion, and which tarnishes to a dull gray when exposed to air.

Height: 8’ Weight: 10 Tons


Bismuth (83) Bi

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08, Energy Absorption [Electricity only]: 04

Bismuth is a brittle, pinkish metal, and has a high electrical resistance. It is also one of the few elements which expands when frozen.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Polonium (84) Po

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 02, Flight: 01, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08, Attack Vulnerability (-1CS OV/RV against acids)

Polonium is a silvery, radioactive, metalloid element, which dissolves readily in acids, and which is capable of becoming airborne with ease.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Astatine (85) At

Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 05

The rarest naturally occurring element on Earth, Astatine is a highly radioactive, metallic element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 300 lbs


Radon (86) Rn

STR 00 BODY 05, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 02, Flight: 01, Self-Link (Fog) [Always On]: 00, Invisibility: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 04 {Doesn’t have Density Increase}

Radon is a colourless, odourless, radioactive gas.

Height: 8’


Francium (87) Fr

STR 06 BODY 06, Density Increase: 01, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 05, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 05

Francium is a highly radioactive metal.

Height: 8’ Weight: 750 lbs


Radium (88) Ra

Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 03, Flash: 00

Radium is an almost purely white metal, which quickly turns black in air, due to oxidisation. It is extremely radioactive.

Height: 8’ Weight: 1 Ton


Actinium (89) Ac

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 06, Flash [Only works in the dark, where it is Always On]: 00, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Actinium is a silvery radioactive element, which glows blue in the dark, due to its highly radioactive nature.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Thorium (90) Th

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 01, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Thorium is a silvery white, slightly radioactive, element, which slowly tarnishes in air, turning grey and then black.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Protactinium (91) Pa

STR 10 BODY 10, Density Increase: 05, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09

Protactinium is a bright silvery, metallic element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons


Uranium (92) U

DEX 04 STR 10 BODY 10, Init 008, Density Increase: 05, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 01, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09

Uranium is a silver, weakly radioactive metal, which gets layered with a black oxide coating after exposure to air.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons


Neptunium (93) Np

DEX 04 STR 10 BODY 10, Init 008, Density Increase: 05, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09

Neptunium is a silvery, radioactive, synthetic element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons


Plutonium (94) Pu

DEX 04 STR 10 BODY 10, Init 008, Density Increase: 05, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 02, Heat Vision [No Range]: 05, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09

Plutonium is a silvery, radioactive, metallic element. It develops a yellow tarnish when exposed to air. Its radioactive nature makes it warm to the touch, and large amounts of it can boil water.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons


Americium (95) Am

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Americium is a silvery white, radioactive, synthetic element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Curium (96) Cm

STR 10 BODY 10, Density Increase: 05, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09

Curium is a silvery, radioactive, synthetic element.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons


Berkelium (97) Bk

STR 10 BODY 10, Density Increase: 05, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09

Berkelium is a radioactive, synthetic element, whose appearance is unknown, but which is probably silvery white or metallic gray.

Height: 8’ Weight: 5 Tons


Californium (98) Cf

STR 11 BODY 11, Density Increase: 05, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 05, Growth: 02, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 09

Californium is an extremely radioactive element, whose appearance is unknown, but which is probably silvery white or metallic gray.

Height: 9’ Weight: 10 Tons


Einsteinium (99) Es

STR 09 BODY 09, Density Increase: 04, Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 04, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 08

Einsteinium is a highly radioactive, synthetic element, whose appearance is unknown, but which is probably silvery white or metallic gray.

Height: 8’ Weight: 300 lbs


Fermium (100) Fm

Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 04

Fermium is a highly radioactive, synthetic element, whose appearance is unknown, but which is probably silvery white or metallic gray. Its actual density is also unknown.

Height: 8’ Weight: 3 Tons


Mendelevium (101) Md, Nobelium (102) No & Lawrencium (103) Lr

Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 02

These are radioactive, synthetic elements, whose appearances are unknown, but which are probably silvery white or metallic gray. Their actual densities are also unknown.

Height: 8’ Weight: 300 lbs


Rutherfordium (104) Rf & Dubnium (105) Db

Poison Touch (Radiation) [Always On, has No Range, 0 APs Area of Effect]: 05

These are highly radioactive, synthetic elements, whose appearances are unknown, but which are probably silvery white or metallic gray. Their actual densities are also unknown.


Seaborgium (106) Sg, Bohrium (107) Bh, Meitnerium (109) Mt & Darmstadtium (110) Ds

These are synthetic elements, whose appearances are unknown, but which are probably silvery white or metallic gray. Their actual densities are also unknown.

Height: 8’ Weight: 300 lbs


Hassium (108) Hs

DEX 04 STR 11 BODY 11, Init 008, Density Increase: 06, Self-Link (Molecular Chameleon): 10

While its properties are currently unknown, hassium is predicted to be the densest element yet known, two and a half times as dense as lead. Its appearance is also unknown, but is probably silvery white or metallic gray.

Height: 8’ Weight: 10 Tons


Roentgenium (111) Rg

Roentgenium is a synthetic element, whose appearance is unknown, but which is probably yellow or orange. Its actual density is also unknown.

Height: 8’ Weight: 300 lbs


Technical notes

Destabilisation Vulnerability

The Elements bodies are vulnerable to disruption of the crystalline matrix of their brains. The technology to perform this is known by Dr. Khandruvitch, who has shared it with Techno and the Avengers, and the Elements have previously tried to kill him to prevent the knowledge being passed on.


Previous Stats

While still mutated humans, the Elements didn’t have Self-Manipulation or Stretching.


Radioaktivität

The effects of Poison Touch (Radiation) have not been demonstrated in the source material, and GMs should feel free to interpret the effect of the RAPs. Any RAPs on Poison Touch indicates radioactive contamination, with a severity proportional to the RAPs.

The GM (and possibly the player) can decide the exact consequences depending on the Genre and tone of the campaign – from very realistic rules with RAPs corresponding to exposure in Grays, to a Silver Age  comic book instant damage with no permanent effect if death doesn’t ensue (in game terms, a straight application of Poison Touch).

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Marvel Comics

Helper(s): Marvunapp.com , dsleland (for the density APs file which provided the DI for most of the Elements), Wikipedia, chemicool.com , KalEl el Vigilante, Dr. Peter S Piispanen, Sébastien Andrivet. One banner from rapsheet.co.uk 

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