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Mowgli of the Fables (DC Comics)

Mowgli


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Mowgli appears in 1894, in R. Kipling’s The Jungle Book. From there, and with a big help from Disney in 1967, he became a modern-day fable. And thus, here we profile the version of Mowgli who appeared in the Fables comic book.

If you need more context about Fables, you should first read our Fabletown profile article.


Background

  • Real Name: Mowgli.
  • Other Aliases: Vincent Jagatbehari, Mr. Vipinbehari.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Fabletown.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


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Powers and Abilities

Mowgli is extremely athletic, and is experienced at surviving in harsh environments. He has travelled widely, acting as ambassador and spy for Fabletown. Furthermore, he could well know more languages than those listed in our game stats. He can also communicate with wolves.

Like all Fables, he is extremely long-lived, and is difficult to kill, allegedly based on the popularity of their tales.


History

(A fuller history of Fabletown can be found in the main article.)

Once upon a time a human baby was adopted by wolves. They called him Mowgli the Frog because he was furless. When the tiger, Shere Khan, demanded that the wolves hand him over, they refused. Instead they raised him as one of their pack. And so it stayed for the first 12 years of his life.

Mowgli befriended the black panther, Bagheera, and the bear, Baloo. But he had frequent problems with Shere Khan, who continued to hunt him.


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Fabletown

When the Adversary’s forces reached their lands, Mowgli and his friends were forced to flee. They eventually found refuge in the mundane world.

Mowgli took a job as a Tourist for Fabletown. That meant travelling the world as their eyes and ears, checking up on the Fables who lived beyond Fabletown to ensure they still obeyed its laws. He recently began negotiating an alliance between Fabletown and the Arabian Fables (which became unofficially called Fabletown East).

On being recalled to Fabletown, he found Shere Khan dead from the revolt on the Farm, and Bagheera imprisoned for his part in it. Prince Charming offered Bagheera’s freedom in exchange for a job outside Mowgli’s normal duties. The mission was to find Bigby and bring him back… to perform another mission.

Accepting the task, Mowgli spent months on Bigby’s trail. But he reached an apparent dead end in Siberia. Even the wolves Bigby had spent time with didn’t know where he had gone from there. Eventually realising Bigby’s abilities would let him swim the Bering Strait, Mowgli tracked Bigby to a remote cabin in the Alaskan wilderness. He convinced him to return.

They returned to Fabletown, Bagheera was released, and Mowgli returned to his Tourist duties.


Personality

Calm and even-tempered, Mowgli carries himself with an easy confidence. He’ll diplomacy as much as he can in most situations.

Despite his apparent ease in most situations, he’s only truly happy when away from civilization, when he can shed his clothes and run free.


Quotes

“I am Mowgli of the Seeonee wolf pack.”


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Mowgli

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Agent of Fabletown
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 017 HP: 020

Powers:
Damage Capacity: 01, Invulnerability: 06, Speak with Animals (wolves): 05, Ultra-Vision: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:
Ultra-Vision is a Skilled Power.

Skills:
Acrobatics: 06, Charisma: 05, Martial Artist: 05, Thief (Stealth): 06, Weaponry (Knives): 06

Advantages:
Familiarity (Survival), Language (Mesopotamian Arabic, Russian, Hindi), Near-Immortal, Scholar (Forest/Jungle Survival).

Note:
That he can communicate with the Arabian fables in Arabian is certain. That it’s Mesopotamian Arabic is an educated guess.

Connections:
Fabletown (High), Baloo (High) and Bagheera (High).

Drawbacks:
None demonstrated.

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Fables (Vertigo, by Bill Willingham, up to #51).

Helper(s): Wikipedia.com, Peter Piispanen, Sébastien Andrivet.

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