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Glorian the Dreamshaper (Marvel Comics)

Glorian the Dreamshaper

Thomas Gideon

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • Quick, old notes about the little dreamshaper from Earth, a walking, one-of-a-kind role-playing scenario or series of scenarii.


  • Real Name: Thomas Gideon
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Gregory (father, deceased), Claire (mother, deceased)
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Group Affiliation: Apprentice to the Shaper of Worlds
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 155lbs
  • Eyes: Pink Hair: Orange

Powers and Abilities

Glorian can manipulate reality for a short time. This a very powerful illusion he can create (it is almost always based on his subject’s dream or wishes) for his subject and the people around him, everything is real. But, ultimately, Glorian can only recreate the outward aspects of a living being or environment, and not the living being or environment itself.

The “matter actually appears restructured” part means that for those lost in the Illusion, the environment is perfectly credible. They *can* climb up on illusionary stairs, cross illusionary bridges, pass through buildings that exist in the real world but not the illusion.

Since Glorian’s power is so strong, everybody is normally affected by it ; if a being could resist Glorian, what he would witness would probably be very odd, with all of those people ignoring matter and physical laws.

Note that this level of psionic power is allegedly possessed by all human beings in the Marvel Universe, albeit in a latent state (this was also demonstrated by Rick Jones when he paralyzed an entire space fleet).


Billionaire Gregory Gideon was in his jet with his family when he was caught in the blast of a Russian nuclear test. His wife was killed in the crash, and he and his son were condemned by the radiations.

However, the stubborn Gideon used his remaining months to conceive a plan to save his sons ; it was based on using the corpses of the Fantastic Four to extract their DNA, and devise a cure using it. Gideon was killed when the Dragon Man, his tool for killing the heroes, broke free of his control.

However, the alien Shaper of World was in the vicinity, attracted by the dreams of one of Gideon’s henchmen. While the man was not suitable for his goal, the Shaper noticed Thomas Gideon and decided to take him as an apprentice, curing him of his disease and empowering him to manipulate reality.


Glorian is young and enthusiastic ; for him the universe is full of wonders, and he can fulfill dreams.  His life is a quest for grandiose and interesting dreams, and he has lived many positive experiences. This can get annoying for cynical and bitter people.


Glorian looks very friendly and outgoing.

DC Universe History

Glorian is great for these one-of-a-kind scenarios, probably with one GM and one player, heavily emphasizing role-playing. Glorian stumble by (wherever in the multiverse your characters may be, that doesn’t matter) and is interested in the dream of one character.

Time to warp the reality in some interesting ways and see how everyone react… after all, Glorian will clearly state that he’s going to fulfill the character’s greatest dream.


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Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Thrill
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Apprentice dreamshaper
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 30
Init: 013 HP: 020

Powers: Flight: 32, Illusion: 30, Mental field: 08, Mind Probe: 06, Sealed systems: 14

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Illusion can only last for 15 APs of time (-1) (23.1h, actually)
  • Illusion is so powerful that the matter actually appear restructured for those affected by the power (+3)
  • Mental Field is Self Only (-2)
  • Mind probe only allows for knowing what the subject’s dreams and wishes are (-2)
  • Sealed systems has an Area Effect (+1)
  • Sealed Systems only work when Flight is active (-1)

Skills: None AFAIK.

Advantages: Glorian may now have reached the Scholar (dreamshaping) advantage, but I doubt it.

Connections: Shaper of Worlds (High)

Drawbacks: Exile (voluntary)

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Marvel Universe

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