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Jade Star

Jade/Phoenix amalgam


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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 was created for the What Else? play-by-e-mail RPG campaign.


Background

  • Real Name: Rachel Rodgers


Powers and Abilities

Amalgam of DC’s Jade and Marvel’s Phoenix.


History

Jade Star is the child of Alan Rodgers, who was Captain America, and his wife Sharon Ferris. Sharon and Alan are still married, but she has spent the last several years in an asylum after her horrible experiences being transformed into the Star Phoenix back in Alan’s Captain America days. After losing the Marvel power, he began to age normally once again and was ready to “retire” after 10 years of being 25.

However, he found that his marriage was becoming strained because of lingering effects from Sharon’s ordeal. He became the Green Sentinel in part to escape (some men drink, some fool around, some bowl, others, well, they become superheroes). When their daughter was born manifesting obvious super-potential, Alan felt sure it was the result of the Star Phoenix Force’s effects on Sharon’s genetic structure, plus the effect of the Soul Gem on the unborn fetus.

This soured things for a while, but when Rachel turned out to be otherwise healthy, he took a small vacation from his soul gem (which led to the Infinity Odyssey… but that’s another story) and took a world cruise with his wife (Rachel was left in the care of good friends, and remembers it as the best summer vacation of her life). They conceived her brother during this trip. Unfortunately, disaster struck before they returned.

The ship unknowingly passed right over the site of the crashed Nazi satellite that had brought the Star Phoenix force to earth all those years ago. The Nazi scientists who harnessed it didn’t realize that it could regenerate over time, and abandoned the satellite. Sharon Rodgers was once again transformed into the Star Phoenix.

In desperation, Alan called out to the Wizard Shazam. The power of the American Spirit had not yet been recovered, but the twinge of force along the ley lines he happened to be crossing, plus the resonance of the capsule below, caused two Marvels to sense his plight and assist in the battle.

Sharon seemed to recover after this, and their son Scott was born, apparently normal. One day, however, the two of them played in the sun a bit too long and got sunburned. When the Scott’s burn peeled, however, he began shedding massive amounts of flesh.

Within minutes, he was transformed into his true form, a living force field of an odd, dark colour (Emerald Green + the Sapphire effect of the Star Phoenix) that felt as hard as stone. Sharon collapsed immediately, and has been under medical care ever since.

Jade’s brother Scott is otherwise fine, and attends a special school for super-powered teens in upstate New York. Sentinel, however, became a darker, more brooding man afterward.


Description

White spandex uniform with a jade phoenix on the chest. Emerald rays emitting from the chest symbol wrap around the entire costume. A manifestation of the Star Phoenix force surrounds her when using the full APs of a power.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Jade Star

A 500 points character

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation:
Int: 05 Wil: 07 Min: 07 Occupation:
Inf: 02 Aur: 05 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 03
Init: 010 HP: 012

Powers:
Empathy*: 07, Flight: 07, Force Manipulation*: 07, Mind Blank*: 07, Mind Blast*: 07, Mind Field*: 07, Reflection/Deflection*: 07

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Can attack through Mind Field
  • Mind Field is Self only

Advantages:
Attractive, Scholar (Political Science)

Connections:
Green Guardian (Low)

Drawbacks:
SPI (Paralysis if uncertainty roll fails), Secret ID, Uncertainty

By Robert Paul Longo

Source of Character: What Else? PBEM by Scott Smith

Helper(s): Compiled by Scott RC Smith and JD

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