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N'Garai Demon (Marvel Comics)

N’Garai demon


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Ths profile is specifically about the large and exceptionally powerful demon who stalked Kitty Pryde of the X-Men in a famous story – Uncanny X-Men vol. 1 #143.


Background

  • Group Affiliation: N’Garai
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 2,7m Weight: Unrevealed
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: N.A.


Powers and Abilities

The Scary N’Garai Demon is a physical juggernaut, able to shred any physical obstacle in its path.

It is stronger than Colossus was at that time and capable of taking large amounts of punishment. The demon went through the X-Men’s danger room, set at maximum lethality, and wasn’t stopped – in fact it wrecked it so badly it took the X-Men months to rebuild it.

The demon was also very smart – despite being a complete alien, it out manoeuvred Kitty Pryde by predicting what she would do on several instances and seemed able to deduce the function of the technology used against it. It also was able to track her down to some extent, despite her phasing.


History

The N’Garai are the best-known race of elder demons in the Marvel Universe. They dominated the Earth at one or several points in distant prehistory and are your basic scary, completely alien, smart and powerful demons that would destroy everything if it were not for the valiant efforts of various Sorcerer Supremes and others along the millennia. They are often portrayed as the antithesis of life as we know it.

Early in the career of the All-new, All-different X-Men, Storm encountered a N’Garai gateway in Westchester county. She fought valiantly, but was almost overcome by a number of N’Garai grunts who started pulling her into the gateway.

Reacting desperately, her will bolstered by her claustrophobia and humanity’s instinctive fear of the N’Garai, she summoned a titanic lightning bolt that pretty much obliterated the gateway and seemingly closed it.

Kitty faces a powerful N'Garai demon

The gateway retained a tiny amount of power, though – and several months later, a big N’Garai demon crawled out of it. After murdering several persons in the immediate era, it homed in on the X-Men’s mansion just in time for Chanukah. Kitty Pryde was at that time the sole person in the house, and the intent of the demon was apparently to slaughter her and lay an ambush for the X-Men when they would return.

The demon and Kitty fought to the death, using every resource at their disposal. Kitty ultimately slew the demon by catching it point-blank in the direct exhaust of the Blackbird’s full strength reactors and afterburner – this is generally considered the point where she stopped being just a kid and became an X-Man. However, the plane and much of the mansion were left a heap of smoking ruins.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Smart. Vicious. Ruthless. Alien. Wants to eat people’ flesh and soul. Savage. Etc.


DC Universe History

The DCU has more demons than you can shake a big stick at, so this one will fit in fine as one of the Pre-Dead. He even has that general Abnegazar/Rath/Ghast look !


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Scary N’Garai Demon

Dex: 06 Str: 19 Bod: 14 Motivation: Alien
Int: 07 Wil: 07 Min: 07 Occupation: Predator
Inf: 07 Aur: 07 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 012
Init: 020 HP: 030

Powers:
Analytical smell/Tracking scent: 04, Aura of fear: 04, Claws: 20, Invulnerability: 06, Spiritual drain: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Spiritual drain has No Range

Skills:
Military science (Tracking)*: 07

Advantages:
Iron Nerves

Connections:
N’Garai (Low)

Drawbacks:
Strange Appearance, Partial Attack Vulnerability (-1CS RV vs. heat and flame)

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Uncanny X-Men (Marvel Universe)

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