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Salamandra of the Frightful 4 (Fantastic 4 enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Salamandra


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Salamandra is an obscure enemy of Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four. She appeared in but one storyline, in 2004.

But heh, she’s a dragon. We like dragons. All cool people like dragons.


Background

  • Other Aliases: The Fire Maiden, The Dragon’s Daughter.
  • Marital Status: Divorced.
  • Known Relatives: Cole (Daughter), Bradford Whitman (Wizard, ex-husband).
  • Group Affiliation: Frightful Four.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: Weight: lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black (none as dragon).


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Powers and Abilities

Superhumanly strong and durable, Salamandra is also highly resistant to fire damage. She can:

  • Teleport over unknown distances.
  • Produce blasts of an unidentified energy type, which encompasses her in a blue flame when she teleports.
  • Transform into a dragon-like creature, which increases her strength and toughness, and give her a prehensile tail.

She also has martial arts training allowing her to strike an opponents pressure points, partially paralysing them.


History

Her history and the source of her powers are unrevealed. Her known biography starts when she met and married the Wizard.


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When she became pregnant with their child, he kept her restrained and sedated to avoid her aborting the pregnancy. The Wizard also engaged in genetic manipulation to ensure their daughter had powers. Days before the child’s arrival, he decided his experiment had failed, being unable to detect powers within her. He abandoned them.

Following their split, Salamandra entertained herself travelling the world. She wrapped rich men around her fingers to maintain her lifestyle.

Frightful

When her daughter turned 18, the Wizard recruited Salamandra into his new Frightful Four, alongside the Trapster and Hydro-Man. He set up their daughter to meet the Human Torch, and gain them access to the Baxter Building. The plan got them inside the building, with Cole displaying previously unknown powers, and they battled the Fantastic Four.

Salamandra in dragon form

The Wizard betrayed the Trapster, trapping him in a time loop. The Frightful Four escaped with Cole.

Back in their own headquarters, the Wizard offered Cole a place on the team, but she rejected him and fled. She then led the Fantastic Four back to the base. The two teams battled until Cole’s mounting powers destroyed the complex. Salamandra teleported away before the destruction.


Personality

Arrogant and imperious, Salamandra is interested only in her own pleasure, and maybe her daughter’s welfare some way below that. She looks on others only as tools to get what she wants. Unless she needs something from them, she will usually treat them as such.

She doesn’t particularly like her ex-husband, but is willing to work with him to achieve her goals.


Quotes

“There is no need to rise, boys — it is right for you to bow down before the Dragon’s Daughter — Salamandra !”

“Ah, how this one has missed the boorish, boyish posturing of the West. The wingless one holds nothing over Salamandra. My only obligation is to demand payment — in gems… jewelery… treasure. It’s the dragon in me.”

“You are an insect to this one, woman ! Less than an insect ! Accept your defeat and inevitable death !”


DC Universe History

Salamandra may be a daughter of the Dragon King, and older sister of Shiv.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Salamandra

Dex: 06 Str: 09 (12) Bod: 08 (12) Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Super-Villain
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 009
Init: 019 HP: 040

Powers:
Energy Blast: 08, Extra-Limb (Tail): 12, Flame Immunity: 06, Growth: 01, Paralysis: 06, Teleportation: 12

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Extra-Limb, Growth and her enhanced physical attributes are only active when she’s in Dragon Form (-1, see below).
  • Growth is Always On and is Already Factored In (-1).
  • Paralysis is a Skilled Power (+1), has the Partial Paralysis Bonus (+1), and has a Range of Touch (-1).

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
Insta-Change.

Connections:
Wizard (Low).

Drawbacks:
Strange Appearance (Dragon Form only).

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Marvel Comics (Fantastic Four).

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