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“Meta”


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This guy appeared early in the career of Batgirl (Cassandra Cain), in 2000. He apparently was the first metahuman she ever fought.

“Meta” is probably not his name, but rather short for “a metahuman”. Nevertheless it’s the only identifier we have for him. The name is given between quote marks since it’s not a formal designation, though.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None known.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 7’ Weight: 425 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black.


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Powers and Abilities

“Meta” has a superhuman physique, “Class 20” strength and durability. He’s impossible to hurt via ordinary means, can smash a car with one punch and can climb buildings by driving his fingers into the concrete.

Meta ignores a punch from Batgirl

He’s also an excellent fighter, able to engage even the very best martial artists. “Meta” a remarkable amount of endurance and determination.


History

In 2000, this man was working for the Imperioli mob in Gotham. This is when this gang attracted the attention of Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Batgirl (Cassandra Cain).

He was the first metahuman Batgirl encountered, and to her surprise Batman told her to stay away from this opponent. Batman engaged the metahuman but was hammered back, and his opponent tore away part of his costume.

Meta attempts to backhand Batgirl

Fearing that the enforcer had killed Batman and desperate to protect a kidnapped little girl, Batgirl fiercely engaged the seemingly invincible metahuman. Repeatedly putting all of her might in her most damaging kick, she brought the man down. Cassandra then passed out from the strain and his blows.

“Meta” hasn’t been seen since.


Personality

He seemed to be mute – he could emit cries of pain when hit particularly hard, but never spoke.

He’s very determined and will fight fiercely until he drops.


Description

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Meta

Dex: 07 Str: 10 Bod: 12 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Enforcer
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 013 HP: 030

Powers:
Growth: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and already factored in.

Skills:
Acrobatics (Climbing): 04, Charisma (Intimidation): 05

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
Underworld (Low).

Drawbacks:
Creepy appearance (size, jet black eyes, piercings), MPR (apparently mute).


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“Meta” — Averaged 9.8

STR STA AGL DEX FGT INT AWE PRE
03 (10) 03 (04) 02 01 03 (05) 00 00 01

Powers

Metahuman strength ● 48 points ● Descriptor: Presumably metagene
– Growth 1 (Permanent), Enhanced Fighting 2
– Enhanced Strenght 6, Impervious Enhanced Fortitude 8, Protection 8 (with 6 Ranks being Impervious)

Combat Advantages

Close attack 2.

Other Advantages

None demonstrated.

Skills

Athletics 1 (+11), Close Combat (Unarmed) 4 (+11), Insight 1 (+1), Intimidation 3 (+5), Perception 2 (+2)

Offense

Initiative +2
Unarmed +11, Close, Damage 10

Defense

Dodge 11 Fortitude 12
Parry 11 Toughness 12
Will 2

Complications

  • Mercenary “Meta” works for the highest bidder, but seems quite dedicated.
  • Appearance He is huge, clearly mutated and wears big piercings.
  • Mute He apparently cannot speak.

Power levels

  • Trade-off areas Attack/Effect PL 11, Dodge/Toughness PL 12, Parry/Toughness PL 12, Fort/Will PL 7.
  • Point total 99. Abilities 26, Defences 17, Skills 6, Powers 48, Devices 0, Advantages 2. Equiv. PL 7.


By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Batgirl #03 (DC Universe).

Helper(s): Darci.

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