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Mercury

Cerebro's X-Men


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

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Cerebro’s X-Men
  • Base Of Operations: Hidden Bunker, Florida Swamp
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 300 lbs
  • Eyes: Red Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Mercury appears to have been based on an amalgam of the powers of Colossus and Wolverine. His body is composed of a liquid metal, over which he can exert a fair amount of control. While his skin’s natural state is metallic, he can alter his appearance enough to fit in among normal humans. He has also shown the ability to stretch his fingers into claws, which he uses as his primary weapon.


History

Mercury is actually an artificial being created by Cerebro when it gained sentience and took on a physical body. He was given a physical body and artificial memories, believing himself to be a highly paid international mercenary.

Cerebro first sent them to attack a group of X-Men on board a cruise ship, to abduct Shadowcat. Hostilities erupted between the two groups, seriously damaging the ship. They managed to escape with Shadowcat as their captive, taking her back to the hidden bunker they were using, where she met Cerebro, who appeared as Professor Xavier.

After Shadowcat helped Cerebro, believing him to be Xavier, overcome programming left in him by Bastion, the new X-Men were dispatched to ambush the real X-Men, blowing up their Blackbird in flight, and attacking its occupants. The real X-Men were saved when Colossus and Nightcrawler arrived in another Blackbird, but that was then shot down by Mercury in Cerebro’s X-Men’s Aurora.

When Shadowcat broke free, they tried to recapture her, but failed, earning themselves Cerebro’s displeasure.

He next dispatched them to the Cape Citadel space centre, to stop the launch of a space shuttle carrying a Mutant Defense Net, designed to keep track of Mutants, and eliminate them when possible. They again come into conflict with the real X-Men.

During the battle, Cerebro reveals its true nature, giving the team time to escape with the satellite from the shuttle. The real X-Men catch up with them before they can get far, however, catching them by surprise and destroying the satellite. Cerebro transports the team away, soon returning them to digital storage.


Personality

Calm and professional, Mercury is a trained soldier, and he comfortable in combat situations. While he (remembers having) worked as a mercenary, he does have standards, refusing to perform acts of terrorism.


Quotes

“For honor !”


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Mercury

Dex: 05 Str: 07 Bod: 07 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 013 HP: 025

Powers:
Chameleon: 06, Claws: 08, Fluid Form: 06

Skills:
Vehicles (Air): 06

Advantages:
None

Connections:
Cerebro’s X-Men (High)

Drawbacks:
SIA (Obey\Believe Cerebro), Distinct Appearance

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Marvel Comics (Uncanny X-Men #360 & X-Men #80)

Helper(s): Frank Murdock

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