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Rhodney of Rancor's Lieutenants (Guardians of the Galaxy enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Rhodney

Rancor's lieutenants


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

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Rancor’s Lieutenants
  • Base Of Operations: Haven
  • Height: 6’0” Weight: 190 lbs
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Green


Powers and Abilities

The exact nature of Rhodney’s mutant powers are uncertain (his green skin clearly marks him as a mutant), although it’s likely they were either something of little use in combat, or that they somehow power his Kinetic Retro-Blaster. This is a flying harness which also fires a blast of force.


History

When the mutants left Earth to avoid persecution, just prior the Martian invasion in the 20th Century, the exodus eventually led them to a habitable planet they named Haven. Over time the number of mutants dwindled as more and more of the births resulted in baseline humans, and the mutants became an elite ruling over the humans with an iron hand, with Rancor the undisputed leader of the mutants.

A resistance developed among the humans, and when the mutants eventually tracked them down, they discovered that one of their own, Bear, was collaborating with them. They killed Bear and the other resistance members they found at the meeting.

Rancor and her lieutenants - groups shot from TSR's gamer guide to the marvel universe

They were soon contacted by the Guardians of the Galaxy, who had just located Haven, while searching for the long-lost mutants. Rancor and her lieutenants were suspicious of the newcomers but met with a few of them. When they discovered that other Guardians were meeting with the underground resistance, Rancor attacked them, ordering the mutants to put down the revolting humans.

In the attempt to quash the rebellion, Rhodney was shot and killed by the Guardian of the Galaxy, Charlie-27.


Personality

A sadistic bully much like the rest of Rancor’s Lieutenants, he was in a relationship with Bat-Wing, and the pair would often go looking for humans to pick on.


DC Universe History

The planet which became known as Haven was originally a prison planet for super-villains from Earth, where these unwanted were abandoned to their own devices. A number of the more powerful escaped, but the others were left, and when events on Earth caused the influx of new ’immigrants’, they were completely isolated.

A society developed with the super-powered becoming the ruling class, and this continued down the centuries, even as the numbers of the powered diminished.

When they were eventually contacted by the UP, the rulers violently rebuffed offers to return to Earth, despite the normals among them wanting to leave. When the rebellion got out a request for help, the UP sent a squad of Legionaires, who deposed Rancor and her lieutenants, the surviving members of whom escaped.


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Rhodney

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrillseeker
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Lieutenant of Rancor
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 011 HP: 020

Skills:
Vehicles (Air): 05

Advantages:
None

Connections:
Rancor’s Lieutenants (High)

Drawbacks:
Distinct Appearance

Equipment:
Kinetic Retro-Blaster [BODY 05, Energy Blast: 08, Flight: 06]

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Comics

Helper(s): C. Bedford Crenshaw

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