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Lawbringer Qztr (Negation Crossgen comics)

Lawbringer Qztr


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Crossgen was one of the new super-hero comics publishers that emerged during the 1990s. But that was years after the big wave with Image, the Ultraverse, Dark Horse Heroes, etc..

Crossgen started in 1998. Like most such new shared super-universes it was interesting, had potential, and was ultimately short-lived.

Negation was published starting in 2002 and ran for 28 issues.


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Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Charon (“father”), Bcrm, Blyk, Qryn, Xxtr & others (“siblings”), Lkqr (“sister”, deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: Lawbringers.
  • Base Of Operations: Negation Homeworld.
  • Height: 9’0” Weight: 400 lbs.
  • Eyes: Black Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

Enormously powerful, Qztr has destroyed entire cities with a mere gesture. Yet in regular combat doesn’t use such devastating attacks. What was seen in battle:

  • Deceptively strong, despite his wiry appearance (about “Class 20”).
  • Can release blasts of energy.
  • Can freeze multiple targets.
  • Can rearrange matter, including organic matter.
  • Can teleport himself and/or others over intergalactic distances.

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History

When the godlike Charon decided his emotions were controlling his actions too much, he expelled them. This created small army of demigods, the Lawbringers. These were completely obedient to him, and served to establish his Negation Empire.

Lawbringer Qztr shooting energy beams

However, the Lawbringers’ overzealousness in conquest often left few alive to join the Empire. So Charon formed his military, and kept the Lawbringers as weapons of last resort.

Qztr enthusiastically served the Emperor for close to 10,000 years.

Bright Universe

Then, Qztr heard that a being of a similar power level to Lawbringers was among a group of prisoners. These had been abducted from the Bright Universe, in preparation for an invasion.

When some of the prisoners escaped, Qztr decided to take a hand in the hunt. He confronted them on a desolate planet where they’d set down. The Lawbringer had little trouble handling them, as those with powers had trouble adjusting to the energies of the Negation Universe. Thus, even Evinlea couldn’t fully handle him.

Lawbringer Qztr disintegrates somebody

Qztr killed a number of them, including, apparently, Javi. But he was astounded when the baby Memi survived one of his blasts unscathed. Considering this of more importance, he took the child, transporting it immediately to Charon. Charon put the child through a number of tests. These found that Memi was completely invulnerable to all forms of damage.

It wasn’t long before the escapees arrived. They had allied with the Australians who sought to free Charon’s other guest, the Atlantean Gammid.

Resistance

Former prisoner Kaine rammed his craft into the throne chamber after blasting Charon through the chest. Qztr flew into a rage, teleporting Kaine, Komptin, the former warden of the prison who’d been hunting them, and Komptin’s dog, Gullit, to the quarantined planet Karakorum. Charon admonished him for this, but wasn’t especially bothered.

Lawbringer Qztr using telekinesis on an alien

Qztr was as shocked as his brethren when their sister Lkqr was killed by one of the escapees. He also worried when Charon created Sigils for some of his subjects, concerned that these were intended to replace Lawbringers.

When the invasion of the Bright Universe began, Qztr joined his siblings and Evinlea, now Charon’s consort, in attacking the First, her kinsmen, on their home planet.


Personality

Manic energy and barely controlled rages. The wrathful Qztr accepts nothing short of complete obedience to Charon from his lessers. He offers immediate obedience to Charon in turn.

He has been known to instantly destroy entire cities at the slightest provocation.

He appears desperate for Charon’s approval. Qztr thus took an instant dislike to Charon’s Sigil-bearers, viewing them as potential replacements.


Quotes

“You’re a vicious little cur, Komptin. I respect vicious. Just don’t get in the hang of lying to me.”

“I was birthed to punish the faithless and test the mighty. If you are mundane, then you are just clutter.”

Qztr: “But, father— ! Throwing our own flagship at the Throneworld ! The… the insult is unendurable !”
Charon: “Try to remember to whom you speak. I am beyond insult. What do I care what my subjects think of me ? If I desired it, could I not snuff out every life in the realm ?”
Qztr: “…”
Charon: “Qztr…?”
Qztr: “…yes, father. Forgive me. The thought of actually doing such a thing… it’s… it’s intoxicating.”

[After Kaine shoots Charon] “INFIDEL ! Architect of blasphemy ! Anti-god ! Your punishment will be unsurpassed ! Your suffering will be legend !”

“‘Murderer’ scarcely begins to describe me. There is no language dark enough to describe what we are.”


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Qztr

Dex: 07 Str: 10 Bod: 12 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Lawbringer
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 015
Init: 019 HP: 050

Powers:
Bomb: 25, Claws: 11, Energy Blast: 12, Force Field: 08, Growth: 02, Matter Manipulation: 12, Mental Freeze: 15, Telekinesis: 12, Teleportation: 35

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Bomb may be centred at a Range of 26 APs (+1).
  • Growth is Always On and is already factored in (-1).
  • Matter Manipulation may affect organic matter (+2).

Skills:
Charisma (Intimidation): 10

Advantages:
Credentials (Lawbringer), Language (Negation).

Connections:
Charon (High), other Lawbringers (High).

Drawbacks:
Serious Rage.

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Crossgen.

Helper(s): Wikipedia.

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