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Lunatik - Marvel Comics - Defenders enemy

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Comic Books

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Marvel Universe

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Game System :

DC Heroes (Blood of Heroes S.E.)

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Lunatik v0.9

By Jackson

Helper(s): http://www.sigma.net/burch/lunatik/lunatik.html

Source of Character: Marvel Universe

Writeups.org & Amazon.com recommend Essential Defenders vol. 3



“I’ve got rhythm ! I’ve got music ! I’ve got my staff - who could ask for anything more !”

“I used to be a god, y‘know ! And - I’m cuckoo for Coco-Puffs !”

“Fast is Lunatik ! Mighty is Lunatik ! Lunatik is lord of the asphalt jungle ! With much more music !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 10 Str: 06 Bod: 08 Motivation: Psychopathic
Int: 04 Wil: 06 Min: 04 Occupation: Vigilantes
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 08 Wealth: 002
Init: 024 HP: 045

Powers: Jumping: 01

Skills: Acrobatics: 12, Animal Handling: 06, Martial Artist: 09, Weaponry (Melee/Missile): 10

Advantages: Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar( Media jargon), Sharp Eye

Connections: Harrison Turk(H)

Drawbacks: CIA to talking in bizarre jargon derived from TV and radio pop culture, SIA to punishing criminals, Forced Exile, Serious Psychological Instability

Equipment: Steel Rod [BODY 10, EV 04 (7 w/STR, 10 w/Martial Artist)]



“Objective sighted and verified—Prepare to attack !”

Average Nilfim
Dex: 08 Str: 07 Bod: 09 Motivation: Responsibility
Int: 04 Wil: 06 Min: 04 Occupation: Soldiers
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 12 Wealth: N/A
Init: 016 HP: 030

Skills: Animal Handling: 09, Charisma (intimidation): 07, Martial Artist: 09, Weaponry (Melee/Missile): 09

Advantages: Area Knowledge (Tunnelworld), Iron Nerves, Sharp Eye

Connections: The King of Tunnel World (High)

Drawbacks: CIA to duty, Forced Exile

Equipment: Spear [BODY 09, EV 05 (08 w/STR, 10 w/Martial Artist)]

Pets: Giant Bird Beasts w/ the following stats

Dex: 06 Str: 07 Bod: 09
Int: 01 Wil: 01 Min: 02
Inf: 02 Aur: 01 Spi: 01
Init: 011 HP: 000

Powers: Claws: 07, Flight: 08, Magic Field: 15, Telescopic Vision: 09

Bonuses and Limitations: Magic Field has a range of self, and is always on.

Advantages: Lightning Reflexes


Harrison Turk

“Aha ! The battle goes badly for our erstwhile captors !”

“Now that we are no longer on Earth my brothers… Would you be so kind as to stop that annoying cant ?”

“I was er — pausing for dramatic effect !”

Harrison Turk
Dex: 08 Str: 06 Bod: 07 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 09 Wil: 10 Min: 09 Occupation: Drama Professor
Inf: 10 Aur: 10 Spi: 12 Wealth: 06
Init: 27 HP: 75

Skills: Animal Handling: 06, Artist: 08, Charisma (persuasion): 13 Weaponry: 08

Advantages: Gift of Gab, Leadership

Connections: Empire State University (High), Dollar Bill (Low)

Drawbacks: Dark Secret(Is a fragment of an evil God-King), Forced Exile


>Arison Tyrk aka The God-King

To Hulk: “Out of my way brainless brute ! Next to me, your strength is but a parody !”

“Grovel and I shall make your death swift !”

Arison Tyrk
Dex: 12 Str: 19 Bod: 13 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 10 Wil: 11 Min: 13 Occupation: Monarch
Inf: 13 Aur: 14 Spi: 16 Wealth: 0/20
Init: 39 HP: 150

Powers: Jumping: 01, Sorcery: 15

Skills: Acrobatics: 12, Animal Handling: 10, Artist: 08, Charisma: 13, Martial Artist: 10, Occultist: 08, Weaponry: 12

Advantages: Area Knowledge (Tunnelworld/Otherworld), Gift of Gab, Iron Nerves, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye

Connections: Otherworld minions(H)

Drawbacks: Authority Figure (before Marvel Premiere #46), Forced Exile (after Marvel Premiere #46)


Alter ego: Arisen Tyrk, AKA Harrison Turk, Lunatik I-III and the three Nilffim (that’s right, seven alter egos !)
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None (though I suppose the duplicates can be considered ’related‘ to each other)
Group Affiliation: None
Base of Operations: Empire State University in NYC
Height: 6’2” Weight: 185lbs.
Eyes: all white no pupils (Blue as Harrison) Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

Tyrk was a self-proclaimed god of great physical and mystical power.

As Turk, he was a highly intelligent and eloquent man whose words had a subtle hypnotic power over his listeners.

As the Lunatiks, he displayed superhuman physical prowess, notably enhanced strength and agility.


Arisen Tyrk was the tyrannical mystic god-king of Other-Realm until he was defeated and deposed by Stargod (John Jameson, the lycanthrope formerly known as Man-Wolf). Tyrk escaped to Earth, physically and mentally fragmenting in the process.

The most rational and socially adaptable of these fragments became Harrison Turk, an Empire State University drama prof. Meanwhile, three of his other fragments became the murderous, clown-faced vigilante known as Lunatik. The Lunatiks randomly brutalized anyone they deemed criminal, ranging from drug dealers to litterbugs.

Lunatik - Marvel Comics - Defenders enemy

This brought them into frequent conflict with the Defenders and their allies, notably ESU students Valkyrie and Spider-Man. When the Defenders finally captured Lunatik and discovered to their shock that there were three of him, Turk came forward to confess their joint origin, careful to present his background in a flattering light. He convinced the Defenders to accompany him in search of his three remaining personality fragments, who were terrorizing the otherdimensional Tunnelworld as the Nilffim.

Turns out the Nilffim, the Lunatiks and Turk were all thralls of an unspeakable interdimensional evil known as the Unnameable. In their master’s service they turned on the Defenders. The Defenders merged the baddies back into Arisen Tyrk, who was defeated through the combined efforts of Clea, Doctor Strange and Xhoohx master mage of Tunnelworld after he dared challenge the Unnameable’s power.


See illos.


The Lunatik fragments were zany madcap vigilantes, who constantly chattered in a mish-mash of media quotes.

The Nifflim were stoic warriors who spoke little.

Harrison Tyrk was a articulate, intelligent scholar. He was incredibly deceitful, manipulating people and the truth with equal ease.

As the God-King he was a typical megalomaniac, a tyrant of a ruler, and enjoyed in the torture of his opponents.

DC Universe History

The Otherworld was very reminiscent of Skartaris of the Warlord fame. One could almost seamlessly substitute worlds.

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