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Holocaust

"Doctor Kaustic"


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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.

This specific character is based on DC’s “Tangent” concept – sharing the name of a well-known DC characters but being a different person on a different world.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Other Aliases: Doctor Kaustic
  • Marital Status: Unknown
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 190lbs Age: 89 (claimed)
  • Eyes: Steady red Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Holocaust has superstrength and extreme endurance to physical damage, rendering here near invulnerable (and even killed he seems to come back as long as Hate exists in the world).

He can corrupt both the flesh (Cell Rot) and the spirit, can project a dreadful flame on par with Solar Boy’s and even more powerful as he turns physical damage into physical, mental and spiritual energy; he can even raise deads as zombies and skeletons.

But despite all that, and his terrific military experience, perhaps his greater power is the one to transform people he has corrupted making them supersoldiers to his cause.

Holocaust usually keeps 70-100 HPs banked to use the Bestow Power.


History

NOTE: This character cames from an own Tangent-like DC Universe: same names, different character concepts. Thus, the players are the Justice League, but, per example, Superman is a powerful English alien looking telepath, Green Lantern is a Chinese joking martial artist with a magical ancient lantern, and so on.

Holocaust claims to be the result of hate and terror of the Second World War. If he’s really the embodiment of that evil or just a powerful metahuman is just to be seen.

Holocaust is at the present moment dead, killed by the Tangent Batman and will remain in such state at least for three more months (at the point this writeup is being sent). More info about his demise and previous life on recently posted Hiroshima’s writeup.


Description

Holocaust is a tall man with broad shoulders looking in his late 30’s. While not disguised in another form, he dresses in a light grey jumpsuit with a nazi svastica near his right armpit and a nuclear danger symbol near his left armpit.

He used to wear an ornamental belt, destroyed by one of Aquaman’s water blasts as he believed it was the source of his powers.


Personality

Lethal, patient and diabolical. Holocaust must sometimes keep at line his homicidal urges, but most of the times he manages to reshape them into well thought, long term plans. It doesn’t matters to him to take a year to corrupt a new soul, if doing so he’s going to make thousands to die and suffer in the process.

All of Holocaust’s plans have as the final target to spread chaos (something he seems to be obsessed with) and wanton destruction.

When he’s back he’s going to have an eye put on Batman, his assassin on the fight with the Justice League. Perhaps in search of retribution; perhaps as a new soldier to recruit…


Quotes

“Destroy this city and I’ll make you powerful enough to revenge on those you hate.”


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Holocaust (T)

A 3,330 points Character

Dex: 08 Str: 10 Bod: 15 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 06 Wil: 12 Min: 11 Occupation: Chaos Bringer/Terrorist
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 10 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 020 HP: 140

Powers:
Animate Dead: 08, Awareness: 04, Bestow Power: 17, Cell Rot: 07, Chameleon: 09, Damage Absorption: 09, Empathy: 07, Flame Project: 12, Flight: 08, Invulnerability: 12, Regeneration: 05, Spiritual Drain: 09

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Bestow Power:
    • Permanent (+5)
    • Total APs bestown equal APs of Bestow Power + RAPs on a INFL/Bestow roll vs INFL/SPIRIT (+3)
    • HP cost is halved and can be paid between bestower and bestowed (+2)
    • Can bestow Powers with BC up to 200 (+2)
    • Can only bestow on somebody spiritually drained by Holocaust (-1)
    • GM decides power-theming based on the subject’s personality (-6)
  • Damage Absorption: Usable on INT, MIND, INFL, SPIRIT and Flame Project
  • Empathy: Can only detect Hate and Fear (-2)
  • Invulnerability:
    • Counteracts Physical Damage and Mental Damage
    • If he dies by Physical or Mental damage, he’ll reappear again in some part of the world in a number of APs of time equal to the negative BODY or MIND condition he was left by the killer attack (ie: in a week if left at BODY -18) (+5)
  • Regeneration: Cannot Regenerate Mind or Spirit
  • Spiritual Drain: Lethal ; Target must be willing (-2)

Skills:
Charisma (Interrogation, Intimidation): 08, Military Science: 10, Occultist (Identify Artifact, Occult Knowledge): 05, Thief (Security Systems, Stealth)*: 08, Vehicles (Air, Land, Water)*: 08, Weaponry: 10

Advantages:
Gift of Gab, Languages (English, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish), Leadership, Omni-Connection, Scholar [World War II, Torture]

Drawbacks:
CIA (Chaos), MIF (World Peace), SIH (“Egalité”), Catastrophic Rage, SPI (Ghost Plagued), Attack Vulnerability (Innocents, -4 CS)

By KalEl el Vigilante

Source of Character: Homemade Tangent-DC Campaign

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