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Quiz


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • Because she’s in many ways the ultimate comic book character.

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Presumed single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Brotherhood of dada I
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: Unclear due to costume Weight: Unclear due to costume
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

The Quiz has every super-power you haven’t thought of yet. She can fly, project lasers, dematerialize, become super-strong, reverse the flow of time, become invisible, perform telekinetic actions, change appearance, turn people into glass statues or toilets, enlarge bullets to the size of a car (making them stop flying and drop to the ground from the massive increase in weight)… any power, one at a time, however she wishes.

People aware of the Quiz’s nature may attempt to think about powers to strip her of such, but the list of possible super-powers is just too long.

The Quiz tends to start with simple powers such as laser eyebeams and flight, then manoeuvre with superspeed or teleportation, using increasingly subtle and weird powers – finishing people with powers such as “the power to create escape-proof spirit jars”.


History

The Quiz is an unnamed Japanese woman who was recruited by Mister Nobody, the illuminated surrealist activist and madman, as a part of his first Brotherhood of Dada. The Brotherhood had a plan – to recover a weird painting mentioned in lost works by Thomas DeQuincey, which supposedly ate people. This œuvre, by the mad Italian painter Piranesi, had been destroyed in 1814 but a duplicate had been made and was ultimately recovered by Horst Eismann, the collector of the strange.

The Brotherhood of dada mounted a successful assault on Eismann’s retreat in the French Alps, and absconded with the painting. They then went to Paris, and Mister Nobody performed strange manipulations over it in the Champ de Mars that resulted in reality inversion – Paris was plunged into the dimension of the painting, and the Brotherhood of dada with it.

The Doom Patrol intervened and broke the phenomenon, restoring Paris. Much of the Brotherhood of dada, including Quiz, elected to stay within the Painting, however – a dimension with various subdimensions following the conventions of various art schools. The freaks, forever rejected on Earth, had found a world that could accept them and which they could enjoy.


Description

The Quiz always floats slightly above the ground.


Personality

The Quiz has a very strong phobia about germs and dirtiness, and lives permanently inside a hermetically sealed suit with extensive air purification equipment. She often attacks to the cries of “Dirty ! Dirty !” and finishes victims stating “Clean now”, perhaps the only two phrases she knows in English.

While the Quiz only speaks Japanese, she never had difficulty understanding Mister Nobody. Given Mister Nobody’s strange nature, he may be able to transcend language barriers. As to what others were saying – either Mister Nobody told Quiz about it, or she didn’t care.

The Quiz appears to be quite crafty and competent in combat and in the field, and is a formidable, perhaps unstoppable operative for Mister Nobody.


Quotes

“Dirty ! Dirty ! Dirty !”

(In Japanese) “You forgot the power to create escape-proof spirit jars.”


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The Quiz

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Rebel
Int: 05 Wil: 06 Min: 04 Occupation: Absurdist
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 014 HP: 035

Powers:
Air Walking: 00, Omni-Power: 16

Bonuses and Limitations:
See below

Skills:
None demonstrated

Advantages:
Language (Japanese)

Connections:
Brotherhood of dada (Low)

Drawbacks:
CIA toward Cleanliness, MPI, Misc.: The Quiz does not speak or understand English

Equipment:
CLEAN SUIT [/BODY/ 05, Sealed systems: 12]


“She only has every super-power we haven’t thought of”

The Quiz’s Omni-Power has rather unique modifiers :

  • The Quiz does not pay HPs to mimic a Power (+ 1000 BC)
  • If someone wants her to stop having a specific power (small p — see below for the difference) and says it aloud, she stops being able to use it until she can Recover it as if it had been entirely Neutralized (- 200 BC)
  • Omni-Power can only duplicate one power (small p) at a time (-1 FC)
  • When duplicating Power Reserve (presumably to enhance Attributes), Omni-Power is at half-strength – two APs of Omni-Power are necessary to create one AP of Power Reserve.

As always, big-P-Powers and small-p-powers are different – The Quiz works with powers, not Powers. ”Plasma blasts” and “death rays” are two distinct powers but probably are the same Power (Energy blast), depending on specifics. Likewise, a given power may need two or more Powers to be modelled and some powers, such as the ability to turn people into toilets or to create escape-proof spirit jars, may not really correspond to any unmodified Power.

When in doubt, assume that things that can be described under one umbrella term are a power – for instance “telepathic powers”. Of course, even without “telepathic powers”, the Quiz could invoke “mesmerism” or “psionic abilities” or “the powers of the human mind as it will exist a million years in the future” or any other comic book power that uses many of the same Powers as “telepathic powers”.

A given Character can think about and request the neutralisation of two powers per Phase – although that number can be Pushed as if it were an Attribute. Characters with Superspeed can cancel a number of powers equal to their APs in Superspeed. Yelling power names so the Quiz stops having them is an Automatic Action.

Of course, at the end of the day, Quiz’s apparent big Limitation – having powers removed from her simply be mentioning them – isn’t much of one. Her power is essentially the baroque ideas used to write super-heroes stories, and there’s practically no limit to that.

By Sébastien Andrivet vaguely based on Mayfair

Source of Character: Doom Patrol #26-28

Helper(s): John Colagioia, Roy Cowan

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