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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


Glorian is one of the Marvel’s quasi-cosmic characters. He first appeared in 1965, and can temporarily overwrite reality on a large scale.

This makes him a walking, one-of-a-kind role-playing scenario or series of scenarii. As a result, he received these old, old notes quite early on.


  • 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. For his subject and the people around him, everything is real. This “dream” is almost always based on his subject’s fantasies or wishes.

But, ultimately, Glorian can only recreate the outward aspects of a living being or environment. Not the living being or environment itself, though from within the illusion it’s almost impossible to tell.

Still, the matter actually appears restructured. Those lost within Glorian’s work *can* climb up on illusionary stairs, cross illusionary bridges, or pass through buildings that exist in the real world but not the illusion. If someone could resist Glorian, what they would witness would probably be very odd, with people ignoring matter and physical laws.

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 radiation.

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. He had been 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. Thus, the Shaper cured Thomas and empowered him to manipulate reality.


Glorian is young and enthusiastic. For him the universe is full of wonders, and he can fulfil 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 emphasising role-playing. Glorian stumbles 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 fulfil 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

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).

None demonstrated.

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

Shaper of Worlds (High).

Exile (voluntary).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.

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