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Harpies - Marvel Comics - Champions enemies

Category :

Comic Books

Subcategory :

Marvel universe

Type :

Villain

Game System :

DC Heroes (Blood of Heroes S.E.)

Notes :

The green, talking ones

Harpies (the green, talking ones) v1

By Sébastien Alexandre Andrivet

Source of Character: Marvel comics (The Champions #1 (1975))

Helper(s): Dr. Piispanen

Writeups.org & Amazon.com recommend The Champions Classic vol. 1.

Quotes

Harpies

“At him, sisters ! Our claws will slice him to ribbons !”

“Where is she, man-child ? Answer — or die !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Harpies
Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Tribals
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 010 HP: 015

Powers: Claws: 04, Flight (Winged): 05

Skills: None displayed

Advantages: Expertise (Survival), Language (Ancient Greek)

Connections: None

Drawbacks: Minor Rage, Strange Appearance

Background

Known Relatives: They might be literal sisters, or it may just be a way to address each other
Group affiliation: Their tribe ; occasional servants of Pluto
Base Of Operations: Likely Olympus
Height: 5‘8” Weight: 180 lbs
Eyes: Black Hair: Green

Powers and Abilities

These harpies are fierce fighters with scales, wings and talons. There was a half-dozen of them. One of the harpies states that the Ghost Rider’s infernal fire can destroy them - which implies that other assaults cannot. They might have some sort of special durability or regenerative capability, but nothing of the sort was demonstrated.

Harpies - Marvel Comics - Champions enemies

The harpies somehow could speak fluent American English. Presumably that was a side-effect of the magical warp that took them to Los Angeles.

History

This band of harpies was summoned by Pluto to locate Aphrodite, then living as a mortal as a humanities professor at UCLA. Entering a magical warp, they flew into the campus and almost immediately clashed with Iceman and Angel, who were students there.

The harpies had to scatter and retreat. As they returned to the warp, they were attacked by the Ghost Rider. Afraid of his hellfire, they fled.

Description

See illustration.

Personality

THEY SCREAM ALL THE TIME ! IN A LOUD AND SHRILL WAY ! The harpies are aggressive and impatient, but neither stupid or too proud for their own good.

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