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Roger the Amazing Rabbit Man


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

This specific character is based on DC’s “Tangent” concept – sharing the name of a well-known fictional characters but being a different person on a different world.


Background

  • Real Name: Roger Wakefield III
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Bierbaum’s Circus, Forgotten Heroes
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’6” Weight: 140lbs Age: 34
  • Eyes: Red Hair: White


Powers and Abilities

Roger has the looks and the abilities of a giant rabbit. His long hair protects him from cold while his front teeth and hard nails allow him to dig even on stony surfaces.

He can jump 60‘ bounces and run at up to 200 km/h due to his superstrong legs (represented also by his Martial Artist (EV)), and his ears are finely tuned pinpoint instruments who can pick the faintest of sounds around and even some weird frequences out of the human ear reach.

His passion for reading has gifted him with a pletora of skills — he is an accomplished detective and multidisciplinar artist, an expert in english authors and european philosophers, can accurately appraise the value of fine items, and holds a love for Geography and Geology unsurpassed on the United Kingdom.


History

Born with a weird physical deformity that makes him look like a cross between a man and a rabbit, Roger Wakefield III had clear, since an early age, that his was not going to be an easy life.

He tried to have a conventional youth, but the secular traditions of the British countryside clashed with such a special being as Roger: his interest on his motherland, the conventions, the great thinkers and artists of the apst… all that promised a prosperoud future at college, but Roger’s looks once and again destroyed his hopes. At last he decided to join the travelling circus of the Bierbaum Brothers, with whom he travelled through all Europe, Middle East and North America half a dozen times.

Life looked settled for Roger and his circus mates, but an unexpected happening changed it all. One day, a bold man among the public dared to enter the announced as deadly tent where Roger lived, something only another person (Superman, during a LEague adventure in El Cairo) had dared. He said that his name was Bug or Buggs, something Roger at first thought to be a joke with his own aspect, but when the guy took of his hat and a couple of long, green antennae showed on, the rabbit man understood that, after all, “Bug” perhaps was an alias.

The man was quite nervous, he said he was being ambushed and that he only had a couple of minutes, and asked for Roger’s phone line : he connected a computer and wrote a brief email to a canadian man (by nick “PsychoPirate”): “I’ve seen the dawn of time… and it happened in 1994”.

Bug told Roger there was a cosmic conspiration to hide the fact history had been rewritten on different times, although almost nobody seemed to notice, and that possibly there were heroes forgotten all around the world in the past or the present, forgotten perhaps even to themselves. The ambushed Bug then run away and disappeared.

Roger was really shocked by the information. He tried to contact the Justice League, but they seemed to have disappeared after a combat against the Legion of Supervillain that had been held on the Yankee Stadium under the influence of the mystic crook El Diablo.

He then tried a B Plan, searching for other heroes, far from the official routes; heroes who knew (or suspected) the manipulation time was being subject to… and he found them. The Forgotten Heroes first met on Sep. 5th, 2001 at Roger’s tent: perhaps somebody was changing the past, but they would protect the future.


Description

Roger looks like a man covered in long, pearly white hair and the head of a huge rabbit. When he is at home or otherwise away from public attention, he dresses in a housecoat and, paradoxally, rabbit slippers. When he must go to the outside he favors trenchcoats, big hats and anything that allows him to hide his impossible features.


Personality

Roger is an introspective, pacific man. He is an intellectual who has devoted most of his life to find ways not to call attention over his looks (his show in the circus happened on a closed tent almost nobody ever dared to enter at).

He wishes to help others, in part to become part of their community, but also as he knows that it is the most noble, desirable thing to do.


Quotes

“The Great Dark One, I suppose, is the origin of all this mess. That man is a really, really nasty person : at least, wanting to control every aspect of all sentient beings through the whole history doesn’t seem as anything close to civilized…”

“Robin is with us, Superman, but don’t worry. He has changed, he’s not bad anymore. Well, technically speaking now he never was *bad*, you understand me. I can’t explain better, sorry, we must hurry to reach the dawn of times. Take care you all.”


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Roger the Amazing Rabbit Man

A 855+45 Points Character

Dex: 07 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Upholding The Good
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 06 Occupation: Defender of mankind, former circus artist and accountant
Inf: 04 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 018 HP: 035

Powers:
Claws: 05, Cold Immunity: 02, Digging: 08, Directional Hearing: 07, Extended Hearing: 03, Jumping: 03, Running: 06, Super Hearing: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Running: Cannot Enhance (ie, cannot Push)

Skills:
Animal Handling: 04, Artist (Actor, Cooking, Dancer, Musician, Painter, Writer): 05, Charisma (Persuasion): 07, Detective (Clue Analysis, Counterfeit Recognition, ID Systems, Law, Legwork)*: 07, Martial Artist (EV): 04, Military Science (Cartography): 08, Scientist (Research): 06, Thief (Escape Artist, Security Systems, Stealth)*: 07

Advantages:
Ambidextrous, Area Knowledge [Europe], Confined Headquarters [Bierbaum’s Circus], Connoisseur, Expertise [English Literature, Geology, Philosophy], Familiarity [Botanics], Ultra Luck

Drawbacks:
Distinct Appearance, Innocent, SIF (Firearms)

By KalEl el Vigilante

Source of Character: Tangent Homebrew Campaign

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