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Gas Man


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.


Background

  • Real Name: Lou Rose
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Eunice (mother), Jerome (brother)
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile (but usually sewers)
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 310lbs Age: 43
  • Eyes: Piggish Hair: Not much


Powers and Abilities

Cursed with the ability to create wonderous effects using his intestinal gasses, the Gas Man has learned to produce various noxious chemical and to project hurricane level winds which in addition to being a formidable weapon, allow him to propell himself through the sky!


Description

A aging and balding cherub, Lou can’t help chuckling every time he uses his powers. Dressed in work boots, faded Levis with the seat torn out, and a sweatshirt wraped around his waste covering his backside, the Gas Man’s garb leaves much too little to the imagination. As an attempt at irony, Lou has emblazoned his sweatshirt with the “Mr. Yuck” face.


History

Lou Rose, an underpaid meter reader for the local gas utility, always resented being born a loser. One day at his favorite taqueria, the server was upset at Lou’s parsimonous tips and spat in his bean burrito while muttering an imprecation. Nothing seemed to come of the cursed burrito at first but as he drove home that night Lou broke wind and shattered his car beyond repair.

As the phenomina continued Lou saw multiple doctors to no avail.

Realizing that his condition was irreversable but also granted him extraordinary abilities, Lou soon decided to get all of the things that life had hitherto denied him. Unfortunately, even a superpowered loser is still a loser and although his first crime, a bank robbery, was successful, the money was all tained by die packs and the media ignored his chosen sobriquet of Windbreaker and instead began referring to him by the even less dignified name Gas Man.


Personality

A venal little nobody, Gas Man has decided that the world has caused his failures and his powers give him the opportunity to set things right.


DC Universe History

Not yet bucko.


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Gas Man

A 900 Point Character

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 07 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: criminal
Inf: 05 Aur: 01 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 015 HP: 052

Powers:
Bomb: 11, Chemical Attack: 09, Fog: 5, Knockout Gas: 07, Projectile Weapons: 05, Skin Armor: 04, Sonic Beam: 07, Super Breath: 14, Systemic Antidote: 09, Flight: 14

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Chemical Attack: Area Effect
  • Knockout Gas: Can Enter Killing Combat
  • Projectile Weapons: Minor Power Burnout (R#: 2)
  • Sonic Beam: Area Effect
  • Flight: Cannot Substitute for OV

Skills:
Vehicles (Land Vehicles): 02

Advantages:
Insta-Change

Drawbacks:
Distinct Appearance

By Jay Myers

Source of Character: My sick imagination.

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