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Generic Creeper


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Ssssssssssss” BOOM!


Context

Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of the 2010s.

The Creeper is possibly the best-known Minecraft creature. They’re common hostile mobs that explode when close to players.


Background

  • Real Name: “Unrevealed”
  • Other Aliases: Bob the Creeper
  • Marital Status: N/A
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Overworld
  • Height: 6‘0” Weight: 160 lbs (guess)
  • Eyes: Black Hair: None


Powers & Abilities

A Creeper has no real attack abilities to speak of except for one thing. They explode! Like a bee, they’ll chase you down only to kill themselves. Bees do it instinctively protecting their hive while Creepers do it… so you’ll fear Creepers!

They are formidable ambush predators as they can move with hardly a sound. They camouflage well in many surroundings. But once they have homed in on a target they will chase it relentlessly.

A Creeper’s explosive power is pretty strong able to knock down a small home or take out a castle wall. It is even more powerful when charged with lightning. Fortunately, if a Creeper is about to explode it will warn its target by hissing continuously as if a fuse is burning.


History

Where do Creepers come from? The game’s creator, Notch, explained this once. ”The creepers were a mistake. I don’t have any modeling programs to do the models, I just write them in code. And I accidentally made them (the creepers) tall instead of long, so it was like a tall thing with four little feet. And that became the creeper. As opposed to a pig.”

Minecraft - crater after a creeper exploded

Can you guess what just detonated?

Creepers live in low-light areas, usually underground and coming to the surface at night.

Minecraft Strategy

Defeating these nearly mindless creatures is not too difficult. Simply attack the Creeper and quickly move away before it detonates. Repeat the process a few times and the Creeper will go down.

A weapon enchanted with knock-back makes this technique even easier.

Flint and Steel may be used to ignite the Creeper making it detonate whether you are in range or not.


Description

The Creeper has a square head atop a long rectangular body. It has four squat legs at the bottom of its body. The Creeper’s face is a pair of big pixelated eyes and a down-turned mouth. Its body is green with specks of black for a pixelated coloration.


Personality

Creepers are quite aggressive creatures. If attacked they will chase their target hissing all the while and explode within a few seconds. Most Minecraft players have lost a house to an exploding Creeper at their door.

A central part of the meme is the creeper’s unofficial catchphrase derived from the mob’s tendency to sneak up on the player and hiss before detonating. ”That’sssss a very nice [random valuable object] you’ve got there… It’d be a ssssshame if anything were to happen to it…”

The creeper wanders almost aimlessly eating gun-powder where it can find it. They can be found in deserts, jungles, mountains, or most any other environment. The full ecology of the Creeper is unknown at the moment.


DC Universe History

Umm… Probably could be used as a dimensional being but if your heroes don’t deal with them quickly the Creepers will likely find somewhere to blow themselves up in short order.

Creepers have made appearances in other video games like Borderlands 2 and even a few TV shows like Mad – Criminal Minecraft.


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Creeper

A 157 points Character

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 05 Motivation: Nihilist/Animal
Int: 00 Wil: 01 Min: 01 Occupation: Animal
Inf: 01 Aur: 00 Spi: 01 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 003 HP: 000

Powers:
Bomb: 11, Flash: 01, Ultra Vision: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Bomb has a maximum Range of 02 (-1)
  • Bomb destroys the Creeper (-2)
  • Once the Bomb is activated there is a delay of 2 Phases before it explodes. Bomb cannot be interrupted during this time, unless there are no targets within 2 APs of the Creeper (in which case it can be cancelled without expending any Action) (-1)
  • Bomb can be triggered by outside parties with an open flame and a practical knowledge of Creeper anatomy. In this case the Bomb may not be cancelled (-1).
  • If a Creeper is exposed to a source of electricity the Power Loss drawbacks are removed. The Creeper will have an electrical aura surrounding it that will persist until killed or allowed to despawn. They are commonly referred to as a “charged creeper”.

Skills:
Acrobatics (Climbing): 01, Military Science (Camouflage): 02, Thief (Stealth): 03

Bonuses and Limitations:
Military Science (Camouflage) may only be used in areas with green foliage or a desert with cacti (-1)

Advantages
None.

Connections:
None.

Genre:
Action

Drawbacks:
Minor Irrational fear of Ocelots, Minor Rage, Power Loss: Bomb drops to 08 and its maximum Range drops to 01 if the Creeper is not charged, Power Loss: Flash drops to 00 if the Creeper is not charged.

By Ethan Roe

Source of Character: Minecraft Video Game

Helper(s): Gamezone , MineCraft wiki, iDeactivateMC, Sébastien Andrivet, Gamepedia .

Writeup completed on the 16th of February, 2016.

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