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Mary Marvel


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Mary Marvel is part of the Fawcett/DC Comics Captain Marvel mythos. She’s one of the persons Marvel can share his powers with.

The following are very old notes (late 1990s). The are specifically about the early career of the 1990s version of Mary Marvel (in Power of SHAZAM!). We keep them around since those are the only numbers we have so far for modern versions of Mary.

The main illustration is by Joshua Middleton .


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Overview

Mary Bromfield is Billy’s younger sister. She was very little when she was orphaned, and has since been adopted and raised by the Bromfields.

Only recently has she been reunited with her brother, and learned the full truth about her past. She now kind of resents her adoptive family lying to her all these years, and keeping her apart from her Billy.

Mary is a brilliant teenage girl. Shazam himself has admitted that she has picked up on the uses of her Captain Marvel powers far faster than Billy did, and in some ways, she is able to use them better.

Mary Bromfield turn into Mary Marvel

Mary sort of got the powers accidentally, so she doesn’t fully know what she wants to do with them, or if she even really wants them. Right now, she only uses them if someone around her is in immediate danger, or if Billy calls upon her for some reason.

Mary gets angry when confronting violent criminals, and tends to match them force for force. She has done things like catch bullets in her teeth and spit them out, making her in some ways more intimidating than Billy as Captain Marvel.



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Mary Marvel

Dex: 13 Str: 22 Bod: 15 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 05 Wil: 07 Min: 06 Occupation: Student
Inf: 07 Aur: 07 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 040 HP: 070

Powers:
Dimension Travel: 07, Flight: 14, Invulnerability: 18, Lightning: 13, Recall: 10, Superspeed: 13, Systemic Antidote: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Recall represents Captain Marvel’s Wisdom of Solomon (with it, she can Recall knowledge and facts that she normally would not know).
  • Dimension Travel can only be used to travel to the Rock of Eternity.
  • Lightning can only be summoned by speaking the word “Shazam”.
  • Lightning cannot be used as an attack, unless an opponent is touching Mary Marvel when he speaks the word.
  • Each member of the “Marvel Family” who activates their powers, cause Mary to lose 1AP each in his Physical Attributes, Flight, Invulnerability and Superspeed Powers.

Skills:
Charisma: 08

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Fairfield, Rock of Eternity) ; Insta-change ; Lightning Reflexes ; Rich Family (Bromfields).

Connections:
Bulletman (Low), Ibis (High), “Marvel Family” (High), Mr. Tawky Tawny (High), Shazam (High).

Drawbacks:
Alter Ego (Controllable) ; Loss Vulnerability: Lightning (Lightning attacks that cause RAPs of damage to Mary Marvel cause him to revert back to Mary Bromfield, affecting all Attributes and Powers) ; Secret Identity.


Design Notes

These stats do not use the “Superman has a DEX of 10” design convention. In fact they’re so old they may precede it.


Mary Bromfield

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 05 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Student
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 011 HP: 010

Powers:
Lightning: 13

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Lightning can only be summoned by speaking the word “Shazam”.
  • Lightning cannot be used as an attack, unless an opponent is touching Mary when she speaks the word.

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Fairfield, Rock of Eternity) ; Insta-change.

Connections:
“Marvel Family” (High), Shazam (High).

By Daryl Kuxhouse.

Source of Character: DC Universe.

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