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Killer Klowns from outer space


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

“They shot popcorn at us !”


Context

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a weird 1988 horror/comedy movie. It involves absurd space aliens looking like sinister clowns, who operate creepy fake roving circuses to capture and eat Earth people.

The movie is very well-regarded in its genre, and has become a cult classic. It’s, uh, special.


Background

  • Group Affiliation: Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Base Of Operations: Intergalactically mobile
  • Eyes: Painted, lien Hair: Usually Red, Green or Yellow


Powers and Abilities

The Klowns are superhumanly durable and practically bullet-proof. At least until they are attacked on their big, red nose – which immediately destroys them in an amusing manner.

In their psychopath antics they employ circus-inspired super-technology to torture, destroy and capture their targets.


Description

The Klowns look like Earth clowns, although they are either larger or smaller than normal humans. They wear clown clothing, makeup and have white skin, fuzzy, colored hair and a round, red nose, as well as a large painted on smile (with bad, sharp teeth).

Killer Klowns with pies

They are usually seen wielding a dangerous, but completely unassuming weapon. At first glance, nobody takes them seriously. Thus they can easily set themselves up in position for whatever mayhem they have planned. They walk around in a clownish manner, and have shrieking, low-pitched voices when they speak in their alien tongue.

All part of the act!


Personality

The Killer Klowns are clown-looking psychopaths from outer space. They enjoy the taste of humanoid blood and meat, as well as general carnage, mayhem, destruction and random killing in new and inventive ways. They have superior technology resembling circus and clown apparel.

Killer Klowns inviting a little girl

The Klowns roam about space looking for a suitable planet where they can set up their next operation. By landing their spaceship, which looks exactly like a circus tent, they lure in the locals to a deadly show. They appear relatively harmless, and their targets will stay relaxed and even amused until the killing and capturing starts.

Once the locals have been eliminated they move on to nearby cities, invading it with humour, superior technology and an evil agenda. In the end, when their food storage on-board the ship has been filled up, they move on to the next planet, all the while partying it up in space. The joke is on you! Hohohohohoh!


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Killer Klowns from Outer Space (Typical member)

Dex: 04 Str: 05 Bod: 08 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 03 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation: Killer Klown
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: N/A
Init: 010 HP: 015

Powers:
Individuals may have Growth 01 (Always On) or Shrinking 01 (Always On)

Skills:
Artist (Mime): 04, Weaponry (Exotic): 04, Vehicles (Space): 04

Advantages:
Language (Klown language)

Connections:
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (Low)

Drawbacks:
Funny Appearance (Inhuman clown), Partial Attack Vulnerability (Attacks on their red nose, -4 CS RV)

Equipment:
Some of the following :

  • Cotton Candy Ray Toy Gun [BODY 04, Acid 00, Glue 06, R#2 Note: This weapon is used to cover their targets in a pink cocoon, inside which they slowly gelatinize after they have been taken back to ship as food storage.]
  • Popcorn Ray Toy Gun [BODY 04, EV 06, Bonus: scattershot, Limitation: Diminishing, Ammo 4, R#2, Note: This weapon acts like a big shotgun and sprays an area with popcorn of lethally high velocity.]
  • Bloodhound Balloon Dog [BODY 01, Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent 05, Military Science (Tracking) 08, R#2, Notes: this consists of tied together balloons in the shape of a dog, it barks and moves as if alive and is capable of tracking any escaping targets. The Klown that bound it together usually also holds its leech, letting it do its job.]
  • Acid pie [BODY 01, Acid (touch only): 06, Ammo 1, Note: A few of these are usually thrown onto a target, who or which thereafter fast dissolves.]
  • Large, funny-looking mallet [BODY 06, EV 04 (06 w/STR), Note: The Klown usually, somehow keeps this hidden until a lethal surprise melee strike can be hastily delivered.]
  • Other Circus-inspired, absurd, unassuming weapon and paraphernalia [x2][BODY 04, C-Omniability 06, R#2, Note: These represent other circus-inspired ideas for odd, but lethal paraphernalia that the Player/GM might have.]
  • “BIG TOP” CIRCUS TENT SPACESHIP [BODY 16, STR 18, Flight 45, Sealed Systems 25, Suspension 10, R#2, Limitation: Suspension can only be used for storing humanoid targets inside pink cotton candy until they are to be eaten fresh (-1), Notes: The interior looks like a sci-fi circus setup. It’s full of futuristic space tech looking like clown apparel. Pushing various buttons will produce funny sounds, and the place is also filled with death-traps in the case a curious visitor should pull something. The spaceship also contains a 20 APs Laboratory.]

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Helper(s): Frank Murdock

Writeup updated on the 19th of January, 2012.

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