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New Wave of the Masters of Disaster (DC Comics) (Batman & the Outsiders enemy)

New-Wave

(Becky Jones)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

New-Wave is the leader of a semi-classic group of DC Comics themed super-villains, the Masters of Disasters. Her specific theme is tidal waves and flooding.

The Masters of Disasters primarily fought Batman and the Outsiders during the 1980s. They’re a handy mercenary team, mid-powered and easy to use. The roster is New-Wave, Windfall, Shakedown, Coldsnap and Heatwave.

The following is older technical notes, not a full profile.


Background

  • Real Name: Becky Jones
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Wendy (aka Windfall, sister), unnamed mother (deceased)
  • Group Affiliation: Masters of Disaster
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 130 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Light blue Skin: White


Powers and Abilities

New-Wave can turn his whole body into a large quantity of animated water. She can also will herself into water vapour, and her control is so fine she managed to secret very potent acids – often an “acid rain” while she assume a cloud-like form.

As time went by she learned to emit high-pressure water blasts from her hands.

Asides from her potent and versatile form, New-Wave is particularly brutal and dangerous, with an explosive temper.


History

New-Wave’s past is an enigma – but it is known she murdered her mother, then ran away with her little sister (Windfall) in tow. Their mother physically resembled Halo – and New-Wave hates Halo for that.

Little is known about the history of the group called the Masters of Disaster. They are mercenaries, and each control some kind of natural destructive force. Their main opponents over the years have been the Outsiders, and New-Wave seems to always have been their leader.

During their first appearances, the Masters had been hired by Ms. Shelton to avenge her daughter. Trina Shelton, a teenager, had been accidentally killed when Black Lightning stopped two armed thugs – one shot from one of the thug’s revolver went wild and hit her.

Ravaged by guilt, Black Lightning had retired his secret identity until Batman convinced him to join the Outsiders.

The Masters forced the Outsiders to hand Black Lightning out to them in order to save hostages. The Outsiders traced them to an oil rig, however, and the Masters had to flee.

New Wave turns into an actual wave to take down mobsters

The Outsiders and the Masters of Disaster next clashed when the Masters were hired by Tremayne, a former war criminal, to clear around his African super-base. When Tremayne kidnapped Sapphire Stagg, he paid the Masters to intercept the Outsiders, who had come to rescue her. The Outsiders soundly defeated the Masters, who nevertheless managed to escape.

Next, they allied with Baron Bedlam for a coup in Markovia. They started by capturing the future Queen very shortly before the military invasion began. When the Outsiders arrived in Markovia, they were captured by the Masters.

The Outsiders were freed by their newest member, Looker, who single-handedly defeated the Masters.

Following this, Windfall finally reached the end of her rope and defected from the Masters. She wandered Markovia for a time and was captured and exposed as one of Bedlam’s former mercenaries. Soon, however, she was recaptured by her teammates and cloned.

When the Masters of Disaster escaped from Markovia, they sent the Windfall clone to infiltrate the Outsiders. They accepted her as a full-fledged member. Batman was wise to this, however, and the Masters were trapped.

The clone was killed in a battle between she and her predecessor. The original Windfall then joined the Outsiders.

The Masters were out of commission for a while, imprisoned in the Slab. When Geo-Force was wrongly arrested, he too was put in the Slab, inspiring the Masters to engineer a jailbreak. They and Geo-Force escaped but did not clash that day. Some time later, the Masters disbanded, and New-Wave apparently worked solo.

Much later, New-Wave and Shakedown teamed up for a kidnapping scheme – but despite New-Wave’s reminders, Shakedown bungled the verification of their target’s financial health, and she realized too late the man had just become bankrupt.

Furious at Shakedown’s mistake, she murdered him by drowning inn a back alley of Manhattan.

Her murdering instincts overcame her unrealistic wish to raise a kid and she started killing the infant they had kidnapped, but Batman and the JSA saved the kid and arrested her.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

New-Wave is a brutal, arrogant psychopath who hates being questioned or looking bad. She’s extremely protective of her sister (including against Shakedown’s advances), and keeps riding her hard in order to toughen her up. Violence and threats are her mother language, and she runs the Masters like a dictator.

She often does water-based puns, which all manage to sound somewhat menacing and sinister.


Quotes

“I’m not into punk, gentlemen. Punk is dead. I’m New-Wave.”

“Hello, Geo-Force. Long time, no sea. He he.”


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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New-Wave

Dex: 07 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Psycho
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Leader of the MoD
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 018 HP: 045

Powers:
Acid: 08, Mental blast (water jet): 08, Molecular chameleon: 10, Swimming: 07, Water freedom: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:
Molecular chameleon is limited to water (-3) but needs no material to copy (+3)

Skills:
Charisma (interrogation): 05, Thief: 05

Advantages:
Iron nerves, Leadership

Connections:
Underworld (Low)

Drawbacks:
Minor Rage, MIA toward protecting her sister, Creepy Appearance

By Sébastien Andrivet (based on Mayfair Games)

Source of Character: DC Universe

Helper(s): mykey3000.com, Michael Andrew. One illustration from rapsheet.co.uk

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