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La Lunatica (X-Men 2099) (Marvel Comics)

La Lunatica


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Other Aliases: Luna
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Brimstone Love (alleged father), unnamed siblings (the Norns of the Theatre of Pain speak of being her “sisters”, but this may be metaphoric rather than literal)
  • Group Affiliation: X-Men, (former) Theatre of Pain
  • Base Of Operations: Halo City, California
  • Height: 6’ 6” Weight: 195 lbs Age: 20ish
  • Eyes: Red Hair: White


Powers and Abilities

La Lunatica is a psychic vampire, causing emotional anguish with her touch, awakening their greatest pains and fears, (Phobia) and feeding off the negative energy “vibes” it creates. (Spirit Vampirism) Though she speaks of “feeding” off this energy, it is not known whether she can subsist entirely on emotional energy.

Luna is extremely strong and durable (STR, Blunting) and when she has fed off the emotions of others, she gets stronger and harder to hurt (Power Reserve). Her vision extends into the infrared spectrum (Thermal Vision).

Luna also has superhuman reflexes, enabling her to react with sufficient speed to outmaneuver the speedster Meanstreak, her teammate.(Enhanced Initiative, based on Meanstreak’s projected stats)


History

Lunatica first appeared when the Theatre of Pain became interested in Xi’an’s X-Men, after their defeat of the Synge Casino of the Nevada Syndicate ; Controller 13 sent Luna to capture the mutant Bloodhawk, and used her psychic vampirism to make him relive his torture at the hands of a bioshop lab to be recorded and broadcast to the Theatre’s patrons.

Luna also captured three other X-Men, Skullfire, Krystalin, and Meanstreak, but the X-Men broke free when she used her power on Skullfire, giving him concious control over a power he had been until then fearful of using. Luna was freed from the shock collar she wore to ensure her obedience, and, destroying Controler 13’s mind with her powers, she fled the Theatre.

Luna reappeared after Xi’an went over the edge into his dark personality, fleeing from the trackers the Theatre sent after her. She joined up with Skullfire and Xi’an to get to Santa Fe and meet with Junkpile, whom she had recruited to help her against the Theatre’s leader, Brimstone Love. When Brimstone Love caught up with them, he let Luna go free for a time because he was more interested in recruitung Xi’an for the Theatre.

Luna stayed with Skullfire when he returned to the X-Men, because of the odd attraction she felt for him. She stayed a de facto member through the X-Men’s attack on the Theatre of Pain’s headquarters, the Slaughterhouse, and helped rescue Xi’an from his dark self’s domination by shocking him free with her vampiric power.

She remained with the group when they took over as the Protectorate of Halo City, providing some much-needed muscle and ferocity that was until then lacking. Presumably she is still with them.

It was alleged just before the series ended that Luna is the daughter of Brimstone Love, and was told she has a number of siblings that were never revealed.


Description

La Lunatica is a tall, muscular woman with bone-white hair and skin, and burning red eyes. She is very muscular for a woman, and has sharp, fanglike canine teeth. She favors black leather outfits but usually leaves some skin showing as her powers work on touch only.


Personality

Lunatica is a predator, and she does not apologize for it. Even after she joined the X-Men , she maintained an edgy, anti-hero feel. She is tough, no-nonsense, and pushy, unafraid of anything or anybody save Brimstone Love. Even the charismatic Xi’an failed to impress her.

The only thing she seems to care for is Tim Fitzgerald (Skullfire), but that doesn’t keep her from being a loyal team member. Toward the end of the series, she did come to believe in their mission to protect the weak and helpless mutants of Halo City.


Quotes

“I may not be able to feed on your pain, but I sure as shock can *cause* it !”


DC Universe History

Luna replaces Talia as the daughter of R’as al Ghul, one of his most dedicated agents untill she runs into Batman and recognizes his pain, a twin to her own. She develops an infatuation with him that only deepens as he continues to reject her, and she is determined to win his heart.

Lunatica is a psychic vampire who really does make a neat addition (especially if you have a PC you can attatch her to, like Skullfire) to a campaign. She is dangerous as a foe, almost as much when she is an ally.


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Lunatica

A 1085 Point Character

Dex: 07 Str: 08 Bod: 08 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Predator, X-Man
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 030 HP: 045

Powers: Phobia: 09, Spirit Drain: 09, Thermal Vision: 06, Blunting: 07, Power Reserve (STR, BODY): 05, Enhanced Initiative: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Phobia: Elemental Link to Spirit Drain (-1), both Powers can only be used together
  • Phobia has a Range of Touch (-1)
  • Spiritual Drain: RAP’s add to Power Reserve, Can only be used on a target that has succumbed to Phobia (-2)
  • Spiritual Drain has a Range of Touch (-1)
  • Power Reserve: Fueled by Spirit Drain
  • Power Reserve adds up to 3 to Str and 2 to Bod, split evenly between the two

Skills: Charisma (Intimidation): 08, Martial Artist (AV/EV)*: 07, Acrobatics: 04, Weaponry (Exotic Weapons, Firearms, Melee Weapons, Missile Weapons)*: 07

Advantages: Area Knowledge (Southwest), Credentials (Halo City Protectorate government, Medium), Iron Nerves, Language (Spanish)

Connections: X-Men 2099 (High), Junkpile (High)

Drawbacks: SIF (Brimstone Love), Distinct Appearance (albino-white skin with burning red eyes), Serious Enemy (Brimstone Love), SIA toward Timothy Fitzgerald (aka Skullfire), MIH (Being Touched)

By Pufnstuff

Source of Character: Marvel 2099 Comics

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