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Furnace (Invincible Image Comics)

Furnace


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed (presumably single)
  • Known Relatives: Unrevealed
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile throughout the United States
  • Height: 5’10” (unarmored), 7’2” (armored) Weight: 170 lbs (unarmored), 1600 lbs (armored)
  • Eyes: Glowing Orange Hair: None


Powers & Abilities

Strength Level

Furnace possesses the normal human strength one would expect to find in a man of his age, height and build who engages in regular exercise.

His suit of armor augments his strength to superhuman levels, allowing him to lift (press) weights up to 1 ton directly overhead.

Known Superhuman Powers

Furnace’s body is composed of a substance that greatly resembles magma.

It is constantly radiating both heat and light; on average the surface temperature of his body is 400 degrees celsius but with concentration he can increase this temperature to much higher levels.

It is currently unknown whether or not Furnace can project heat or flame from his body (in a manner similar to Magmaniac), as he has never been witnessed doing so without the use of his armor (see Weapons section below).

Abilities

Furnace possesses a high degree of raw intelligence and has an aptitude for engineering.

Weapons

Furnace utilizes an advanced suit of armor while executing his criminal endeavours.

The twin cannons that have been built into the arms of the armor channel and focus the energy that Furnace naturally produces into blasts of pure flame. The armor’s systems allow Furnace to direct these blasts with great accuracy.

The armor can also concentrate and focus Furnace’s energy through exhaust ports in its legs. The expelled energy acts like a jet stream and generates enough thrust to allow the armor to achieve self-sustained flight.

Outside of its capability to focus Furnace’s energy, the armor is quite durable and has an extremely high melting point.

Limitations

Though it is currently unproven, Furnace seems to be unable to regain his normal human form. This has some advantages (presumably, he doesn’t need to eat or breathe), but being a living walking mass of magma limits the interactions one can have with other people in day to day life.


History

Furnace is a relative small time mercenary who continues to fall upon hard times. In the past, he has utilized his talents as a part of a larger group, but eventually made enough money to branch out independently.

This lasted for a short time before he encountered the young Viltrumite hero, Invincible.

Furnace was in the middle of a job, when Invincible arrived and engaged him in battle. The fight between the two was laughably short, and in the end Invincible reduced Furnace’s armor into scrap metal.

Furnace and similar Invincible villains

Furnace eventually escaped police custody and rebuilt his armor at the cost of all of his savings. With no assets left to his name, Furnace was forced to return to the mercenary life in order to eek out a living.

With his fate once again in the hands of others, Furnace developed a deep hatred for the young hero Invincible, and immediately swore he would gain his vengeance.

His opportunity for revenge presented itself soon thereafter, when Invincible and the villain Titan attacked his new employer, Machine Head. Furnace was present at the time, and attacked the young Viltrumite hero immediately.

Unfortunately for Furnace, Invincible proved once again to be too powerful for the heat-based villain, and his suit of armor was destroyed once more.

Furnace has escaped police custody on at least one other occasion since those events and remains at large today.


Description

Furnace literally appears to be a humanoid column of magma. His form is clearly fluid in nature, and glows with an internal light all of its own. As he moves his body pulses while globules of glowing plasma flake of his body.

The Furnace armor is a massive and bulky construction. It is a start and dark grey, with several chimney like protuberances jutting out of its back, and a grill like plate that is set directly in the faceplate of the armor.

While the body of the armor is extremely bulky, it arms and legs are thin and spindly.

Each of the arms end in three claw-like fingertips that can be withdrawn to extend long single barrelled cannon like protuberances. The cannons have exhaust holes that run up and down the barrels.


Personality

Furnace is an intelligent and ambitious criminal who has a burning desire for both personal and financial freedom. He is willing to go to great lengths to achieve this result, and is not averse to murdering innocents to achieve it.

Furnace is clearly sociopathic, and holds deep and lasting grudges.


Quotes

FEEL THE FURY OF FURNACE !”

“You RUINED me ! Do you know how much it cost to rebuild this suit ? I was a Free Agent ! Now I’m doing freelance work again !”

“I’ll teach you to mess with Furnace !”


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Furnace

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Professional Criminal
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 012 HP: 020

Powers:
Flame Being: 08, Flame Immunity: 08, Flash: 01, Fluid Form: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • All Powers are Contingent on Flame Being (-1FC each)
  • Flame Being is Always On (-1FC)
  • Flash provides steady illumination only (-1FC) and is Always On (-1FC)
  • Fluid Form has the bonuses Does Not Loose APs of STR in Fluid Form (+2FC) and is Always On (-1FC)

Skills:
Gadgetry: 08, Scientist: 04, Weaponry (Armor Weapon systems): 05, Vehicles (Power Armor): 05

Advantages
Scholar (Robotics), Genius

Connections:
None

Drawbacks:
MIH (Invincible), Mistrust, Public Identity, Strange Appearance

Genre:
Action

Equipment:
FURNACE ARMOR [/BODY/ 10 /STR/ 07, Flame Blast: 09, Flame Immunity: 04, Flight: 06, R#02. Bonuses & Limitations: Miscellaneous (Armor requires pilot to have the “Flame Being” Power in order to provide it power)]

By Bryan Gittens

Source of Character: Image Comics Series – Invincible, created by Robert Kirkman (author), Cory Walker (illustrator) and Ryan Ottley (illustrator).

Writeup completed on the 8th of August, 2013.

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