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Mercury of Cerebro's X-Men (Marvel Comics) face closeup


(Cerebro's X-Men)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Cerebro and the rest of his team are artificially-powered, fake, gisted X-Men copies. They appeared in 1998.

This gives them a curiously familiar-yet-off-target quality that we found interesting. They could be of use in more scenarios.


  • 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.


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. They took her back to the hidden bunker they were using, where she met Cerebro, who appeared as Professor Xavier.

Shadowcat helped Cerebro, believing him to be Xavier, overcome programming left in him by Bastion. The new X-Men were then 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.

Mutant Defense Net

He next dispatched them to the Cape Citadel space centre. The mission 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. This gave the team time to escape with the satellite from the shuttle. However, the real X-Men caught up with them before they could get far. The caught the ersatzes by surprise and destroyed the satellite. Cerebro transports the team away, soon returning them to digital storage.


His appearance may be meant to evoke Warhawk.


Calm and professional, Mercury is a trained soldier. He comfortable in combat situations.

While he (remembers having) worked as a mercenary, he does have standards, refusing to perform acts of terrorism.


“For honor !”


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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

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

Vehicles (Air): 06

None demonstrated.

Cerebro’s X-Men (High).

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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