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Forsa (Ultraverse comics) (Hardcase ally)

Forsa


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Powers and Abilities

Forsa is a telekinetic, whose control never got to be very elaborate. He can “hold” opponents (Glue), make objects and opponents Jump against their will with Attraction/repulsion (he can throw a car 80ft into the air), enable the Squad to drop long distances unharmed (by giving them all 1 or 2 APs of Jumping with the Catfall Bonus), etc.


Background

  • Real Name: Carlos Jimenez
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Wife (deceased), two kids (presumably deceased)
  • Group Affiliation: The Squad
  • Base Of Operations: Los Angeles
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


History

Carlos Jimenez was a mechanic who lived and worked in West Covina. His dreams were fairly simple : he wanted to provide for his family ; however his salary was barely sufficient to support his wife and kids.

One day, while using the car lift so he could see the underside of a car, the car was thrown several stories high through the roof, and fell back on the lift. Jimenez was fired, even though he swore it wasn’t his fault.

When he got home, he made the couch he was on accidentally jump in the air, and soon realized he could lift objects in the air with is mind. He saw a way out of his financial problems, and called the TV to demonstrate his abilities and somehow earn money. Shortly after, Tom Hawke went public and upstaged them all.

Hawke had plans ; he called Warren, Jimenez and Blass and convinced them to form the Squad. The Squad went to work as ultraheroes, hitting some street gangs hard and having success as well as a taste of failure.

The city, with most they worked most closely, organized with heavy support from the LAPD successful interventions against crack houses and in hostage situations ; most of the time, however, they did PR work. However, their true test came with the LA riots after the Rodney King verdict. Although the city would rather have them stay put, they did everything they could to stop rioting and looting.

The Squad was then at the height of its success ; so hot, in fact, that the tabloids started running highly lurid stories about them (including outrageous lies by Starburst’s ex). That was when NM-E, Rex Mundi’s eliminator of ultras, found them.

The Squad was unaware that either Mundi or the extremely powerful NM-E existed, and was taken completely by surprise ; fifteen people present at Forsa’s housewarming party were dead before they could react, including most of Jimenez’s family. NM-E performed admirably ; it clobbered Hardcase, put Starburst into a coma, impaled Forsa and sheared him in two, and gutted DJ Blast with chaingun fire.

However, DJ Blast, before dying, told Hardcase to jump clear while holding the comatose Starburst, and then detonated himself at the feet of NM-E, releasing all of his potential energy. The energy was enough to blow to pieces a creature who later proved to be able to take Prime’s mightiest blows. With the destruction of NM-E, the death of the Squad insured that the new generation of ultras could appear without being almost immediately destroyed by Mundi.

The comatose Starburst, and Forsa’s corpse, were taken by agents from Aladdin, a shady governmental agency. The part of Starburst’s brain that commanded her superpowers was taken and implanted in another woman, who would become Choice ; the still living parts of Forsa were also spliced into Choice’s brain. While this act gave Choice her powers, it violated the bodies of the heroes and probably ensured that Starburst would never wake up from her coma.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Carlos Jimenez is a simple, working man from a poor part of the town. He loves his family , and want to stand up for the poor in L.A. and help them get rid of crime. Forsa was courageous and altruistic, even though he was just an ordinary Joe with an odd power.


Quotes

“The rich areas already get lots of attention, it’s time our neighborhoods did, too !”


DC Universe History

See Hardcase (post-NME) writeup.


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Forsa

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Uphold good
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation: Hero
Inf: 03 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 010 HP: 020

Powers: Attraction/Repulsion: 09, Jumping: 05, Glue: 07

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Jumping is Usable on Others (said others subtracting their weight from the distance jumped)
  • Jumping is Only Usable on Others
  • Jumping has the Catfall Bonus
  • Attraction/Repulsion is Repulsion Only
  • Repulsion can combine vertical and horizontal displacement (eg, if he gets 8 RAPs on a person weighing 2 APs, he could for instance launch that person 3 APs away and 3 APs high)

Skills: Vehicles (Land): 03

Bonuses and Limitations: Vehicles (Land) include the Repair bonus (+1)

Advantages: Language (Spanish), Popularity

Connections: LAPD (Low)

Drawbacks: Limelight, Public ID

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Ultraverse

Helper(s): Gareth Lewis, Black Adam

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