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Grond (Champions RPG) circa the year 2000

Grond


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Champions is one of the early, classic super-hero tabletop role-playing games. Its first edition was in 1981, and it still endures as of this writing (2010s). It has its own roster of characters, many of whom appeared across the decades and editions.

A good part of this traditional rosters is made up of bricks , and Grond counts among ’em.


Background

  • Real Name: Sidney Potter.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: No long-term affiliation.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 12’ Weight: 2250 lbs.
  • Eyes: Red Hair: None


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Powers and Abilities

Grond’s strength and durability are unearthly. He’s also quite fast and proficient and hitting stuff and people, his four powerful arms making him even more dangerous at such reprehensible endeavours.

He’s basically Champions‘ version of the Abomination.


History

Potter was a small fry, a loser, a nobody and street thug. He spent his life in and out of prison and in squalid criminal operations.

He volunteered for medical experiments on prison inmates, hoping to get years off for good behavior. It was an utter catastrophe, as the medical technician injected the wrong serum, then panicked when he realized this.

Potter started to panic too and attempted to flee. During the struggle with the medical personnel he was accidentally thrown into a shelf-full of pharmaceuticals, some of them experimental, and exposed to various chemicals.

Seemingly possessed with a manic strength, he managed to escape the prison, and dove in the polluted river right as it was struck by lightning.

Grond's face

Grond smashes!

A few days later he came back as the nearly unstoppable menace calling himself Grond. Grond has become a well-known member of the superhuman scene, often being tricked an manipulated by supervillains.

He’s a brutal menace having caused dozens of death and billions of dollars in damage. Yet many heroes who fought Grond have sensed that Sidney Potter was trapped deep inside Grond’s tiny mind, screaming to get out.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Grond is a juggernaut full of childish rage. His anger his nearly constant, and he can take about as much frustration as a four years old.

He does not uses pronouns, always referring to people by their name and to himself as Grond (“Grond will smash puny Wonder Woman !” would be a basic example).

He has little understanding of tactics or anything requiring subtlety.


Quotes

“Grraarrr !!! Grond will hammer skinny human ! No man is mightier than Grond !”


DC Universe History

Grond is an archetype, and can be painlessly inserted in the DCU. His main value is that he’s simple, straightforward and familiar to many super-hero roleplayers out there.


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Grond

Dex: 05 Str: 20 Bod: 15 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 01 Wil: 03 Min: 02 Occupation: Monster
Inf: 06 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 014 HP: 070

Powers:
Extra limbs (x2): 20, Growth: 03, Jumping: 04, Swimming: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and Already Factored In (-1).

Skills:
Charisma (intimidation): 07, Martial artist: 07

Bonuses and Limitations:
Martial Artist is Contingent upon Extra Limbs.

Advantages:
Lightning Reflexes, No Vital Areas.

Connections:
None.

Drawbacks:
Strange Appearance, Serious Rage, SIA to tantrums, SIH of fire, Attack Vulnerability (1CS, flame attacks).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Champions role-playing game.

Helper(s): Rezcat.

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