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Ms. Mesmer of the Gang (Supergirl enemy) (DC Comics) hypnosis closeup

Ms. Mesmer

The Gang


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

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: The Gang
  • Base Of Operations: Chicago
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 130 lbs
  • Eyes: An odd shade of green Hair: Grey


Powers and Abilities

Ms. Mesmer, as her name indicates, is a master hypnotist – aided by the lights coming from her disk, she can achieve superhuman results. In fact, since she successfully froze and then hypnotized Supergirl (who, as usual, was not spending any HPs), there seems to be no mind she cannot overcome – her main weakness being that she can only work on one person at a time, and that sometimes the disk fails to work on even the most mediocre subject (R#).

As an example of her abilities, during their first encounter, she froze Supergirl for 5 minutes, hypnotized her into seeing something scary every time she gazed at her reflection (it turned out Supergirl saw herself as Linda, leading her to think she had reverted to her alter-ego), then made her forget the whole time during which she was mentally frozen.


History

The Gang was a tight group of four children, living in a particularly bad ’hood in the South Side of Chicago. All four were unusual children then teens, and were mocked for their particularities. Still, they stuck together, managing not to get addicted or to become common gangsters. Still, they wanted a way out and a ticket to wealth – but they were aware they wouldn’t achieve it through common hooliganism.

During their teens, they decided to work on their special talents – Brain’s brains, Ms. Mesmer’s hypnotizing gaze, Kong’s sheer size and muscle, and Bulldozer’s compact strength. Apparently, most of them also had an activatible metagene, as this training allowed them to reach superhuman levels in their specialty.

Led by Brain and wearing colour-coded outfits, The Gang demonstrated itself by working for the Council. In their first public mission, they easily burst into an aerospace show and walked away with a very expensive satellite. Supergirl attempted to stop them, and didn’t find them much of a threat until Ms. Mesmer froze her, then cleverly hypnotized her following instructions from Brain.

The gang then went after one of Linda Danvers’ neighbours, Johnny Ostrander (!), who as an amateur courier had their pay but had neglected to deliver it. During the fight, Supergirl had to retreat due to Ms. Mesmer’s suggestion, leaving them free to interrogate Ostrander in order to recover their pay – which the clumsy Ostrander had forgotten at his recent audition.

However, things went wrong at the theatre – a cop shot Ms. Mesmer in the shoulder, and Supergirl finally overcame her mesmerism-induced fear and confronted the Gang. She punched Bulldozer out, and Kong and Ms. Mesmer surrendered, agreeing to remove the hypnotic suggestion so Ms. Mesmer would be taken to an hospital. Only Brain escaped freely.


Description

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Personality

Ms. Mesmer tends to let Brain do the talking, and Kong and Bulldozer do the heavy lifting – despite being arguably the most powerful member of the Gang.

She is fairly confident in her power despite the failure rate, but not highly driven – when she took a bullet in the shoulder, she accepted every single demand from Supergirl to be taken to the hospital, while it would have been relatively easy to pull some trick.


Quotes

“Sorry, old man. That’s not part of tonight’s plans. But don’t feel bad. Matter of fact, just keep looking my way, and I can arrange it so you don’t even remember seeing us… at all !”


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Ms. Mesmer

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 015 HP: 020

Skills:
Medicine (brainwashing): 06

Connections:
The Gang (High)

Equipment:
CHEST DISK [BODY 03, Hypnotism: 14, Mental freeze: 15, R#05, Note : None of these abilities can be used to Multi-attack, Limitation : the disk doesn’t work for somebody who isn’t already a trained hypnotist of great potential]

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Daring New Adventures of Supergirl comics

Helper(s): Roy Cowan

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