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Hogun the Grim (Thor ally) (Marvel Comics)

Hogun the Grim


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Hogun is one of the Warriors Three, traditional allies and companions to Marvel Comics’ Thor. I’m not sure why The Man and The King decided that a faux-ancient-Mongol warrior was the logical complement to Errol Flynn and Falstaff, but Hogun has been around since 1965.

The following is a crude set of notes from the XXth century, that came up as part of a discussion about Marvel’s Asgardians. It’s certainly useful, but it could use more formal research and modelisation.


Background

  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Warriors Three.
  • Base Of Operations: Asgard.
  • Height: 6’3” Weight: 670 lbs.
  • Eyes: Grey-Blue Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Hogun is the most efficient of the Warriors Three. That means 670lbs of super dense, super fast fighter able to punch through steel walls. And with centuries of experience in his trade and the martial arts.

Modern Hogun with his mace

While he’s supporting cast, Hogun should never be underestimated. This guy fought Fafnir the dragon along with Thor, and has shared many of the Thunder God’s adventures along with the Warrior Three. He even destroyed Seth using the Black Knight (Dane Whitman) as a projectile weapon.


History

Very little is known about Hogun before he joined the Warriors Three. This band of gallant adventurers and defenders of Asgard consists of himself, Fandral the Dashing and Volstagg the Enormous.

They have fought along with Thor and/or Balder numerous times and ventured on Earth in several instances.


Description

Hogun almost always wears the same outfit.


Personality

The Warriors Three’s nicknames are pretty accurate. Hogun the Grim is indeed a quiet man of few words, keeping his own counsel and speaking only when needed. Gaining his respect and friendship is a daunting task. However he’s extremely loyal to those few people who have won his support, as he has proved time and time again.

Even when he feels great, he’s a stoic and cold man, and few have ever seen him smile. When the goings get tough and the times seem dark, he’s downright depressing.

In combat, the Grim lets his terrible mace do the talking. It is usually eloquent enough.


DC Universe History

Asgard in the DCU is quite different from its MU counterpart, so I’d advise against using MU Asgardians outside of a transdimensional jaunt. Odin or Karnilla could probably pull off Access-like Dimension Travel effects… Although this would put Odin in Odinsleep for a few days, and Karnilla’s spell would be accompanied by inevitable omens that will happen during the journey.

A transdimensional journey by Thor and the Warriors Three in the DCU, in order to resolve some quest, might be amusing. Especially if the Dimension Travel somehow muddle their memory and they forget what they know about the modern world. Hmmm… Personality Transfer and Enchantment on the reanimated bodies of long-dead Viking warriors ?.


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Hogun

Dex: 07 Str: 11 Bod: 08 Motivation: Thrill
Int: 05 Wil: 07 Min: 07 Occupation: Warrior of Asgard, adventurer
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 06
Init: 022 HP: 060

Powers:
Density Increase: 02, Invulnerability: 04, Magic sense: 01, Running: 05, Systemic antidote: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Density Increase is Always On (-1) and already factored into his stats.
  • Invulnerability works for physical, mental and mystical damage.

Skills:
Animal handling: 09, Martial artist: 08, Medicine*: 05, Military science*: 05, Weaponry (melee, missile): 09, Weaponry (mace): 12

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (his unnamed native language), Security Clearance (Low, in lands ruled by Odin), Sharp Eye, Slowed Aging.

Connections:
Warriors Three (High), Thor (High), Hildegard (High), Odin (Low).

Drawbacks:
Exile, MIA to being grim, Public ID.

Equipment:

  • Mace [BODY 14, EV 08 (12 w/STR), Rec. STR 08].
  • Elixir of Recuperation [BODY 05, Regeneration: 14, Ammo: 03, Limitation : must be drunk to take effect].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Thor comics (Marvel Universe).

Helper(s): Lost his name (Jeff Knight ?). Sorry :-(.

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