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Jocasta of the Gatherers (Avengers enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Jocasta

Gatherers


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Jocasta
  • Marital Status: Possibly widowed
  • Known Relatives: Simon (husband, possibly deceased)
  • Group Affiliation: Gatherers
  • Base Of Operations: Greenwich Village, New York
  • Height: Weight:
  • Eyes: Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

Jocasta is an artificially intelligent mechanical being. She possesses superhuman strength and resistance to damage, can fly, and can project blasts of an unspecified type of energy from her hands.


History

Jocasta is a native of an alternative reality, whose Earth fell victim to the madness of its Sersi. She was saved by Proctor, who claimed his reality had also been a victim of his Sersi, and who recruited her into his second team of Gatherers, to hunt down and stop the Sersi’s of other dimensions before they did the same to their worlds.

Some travellers to alternate realities have trouble physically adapting to a dimension where a version of them already exists, and can be left disoriented and weakened. Proctor discovered the ’Gathering‘ ritual as a way around this. It involves locating the traveller’s counterpart and killing them.

While Proctor was advancing his machinations against Sersi, some of his new Gatherers attacked the Black Knight and Sersi, without his permission, although Jocasta refrained from taking part in the attack. When the battle turned against them, Proctor teleported them away, and castigated them for their actions.

He soon confronted and captured Sersi, bringing her to his secret base, where he revealed to her who he was and how he had caused her breakdown.

Proctor moved his machines to the middle of New York, where he activated the machines, using the captive Sersi and Ute as power sources, to begin the collapse of reality. The Avengers rushed to the scene, and clashed with Proctor and his Gatherers.

When Proctor was momentarily stunned by lightning, the feedback from his link with the Gatherers knocked them all unconscious, and before Proctor could fully come to, the freed Sersi ran him through with his own Ebony Blade.


Personality

Jocasta is grieving for her lost husband, an determined to stop Sersi bringing the same destruction to other worlds as she did to hers. She follows Proctor in his campaign against Sersi, and because he promised to help her find her husbands counterpart in the new world, but she remains suspicious of his true motives.


Quotes

“Behold ! It is she ! Just as she was on our worlds. So beautiful, so defiant ! Truly, the universe is a wondrous place to have brought us here, to the prime reality, before the final fall.”


DC Universe History

The Gathering would probably work better in the DC Universe, where it’s already established that travellers in Hypertime cannot survive on a world where a counterpart of them already exists. Substitute Zatanna for Sersi, and the Justice League for the Avengers.

Two ways of integrating the story into DC history would be:

  • Substitute Zatanna for Sersi, and the Justice League for the Avengers.
  • Use the DC Circe as the counterpart for Sersi. The JLA (or whichever team you’d like them to have interacted with) would still become alerted to their presence by the Gatherings they’re forced to perform, and would then be in a race to find and protect Circe from the Gatherers, when they discover what’ll happen when they catch her.


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Jocasta II

A 919 Point Character

Dex: 05 Str: 12 Bod: 12 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 06 Wil: 07 Min: 06 Occupation: Gatherer
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 017 HP: 040

Powers:
Energy Blast: 12, Flight: 06, Self-Link (Gadgetry): 12

Skills:
None

Advantages:
None

Connections:
The Gatherers (High)

Drawbacks:
Strange Appearance

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Marvel Comics

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet, Frank Murdock

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