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Scrambler of the Marauders (X-Men enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Scrambler

Kim Il Sung


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

Background

  • Real Name: Kim Il Sung
  • Other Aliases: The Korean Psychopath
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: The Marauders
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’5″ Weight: 145 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Scrambler’s powers are rather simple and straightforward : he can negate the powers of any being he touches, or enhance their powers beyond their control or otherwise negatively manipulate the victim’s abilities, with his bare hands.

He can additionally also stop the autonomous nervous system of a target which effectively renders them incapacitated for a period of time.

This combination of powers make him a perfect tool for softening up opponents so that his teammates can finish them off more easily. Scrambler is physically a poor combatant and often gets his ass kicked, but this doesn’t stop him, however, as he also has the will of a psychopath (excessive use of Last Ditch Defence). He appears to have no other abilities except being able to cling hard to any opponent until they are finished.


History

Nothing is known about Scrambler except that he’s from Korea and has been hired by Sinister to join the group of Marauders for different missions, mostly involving killing mutants. He first appeared during the Marauders slaughter of the Morlocks.

As many other Marauders the current incarnation is a clone made from the original who has died during one mission or another. These clones, however, work and think exactly like the originals and for all purposes are like the originals.

The reasons for his insanity are a complete mystery, but he appears, at least, to be completely loyal to his teammates. Scrambler supposedly continues to work with the Marauders for Sinister.


Description

Scrambler looks like a typical young Korean man. As such he’s quite short, has black hair and brown eyes. He doesn’t look very well trained and is always clad in absolutely ordinary clothes such as jeans, a shirt and a jacket.

On the street no-one would see anything special about him except for one important detail : he’s always seen with a large grin and mad eyes.

In combat situations Scrambler simply tries to touch the opponents (Flailing touch) and is always seen standing on the frontline of his team and grinning at the victims. Some people refer to him as the Korean psychopath.


Personality

Scrambler is a loudmouthed and dangerous psychopath who enjoys robbing people of their abilities and letting his teammates finish them off. He believes his powers make him immune against any opponent. He’s clearly a very disturbed man who attacks the opponents even though there is a clear risk that he will die doing so.

Scrambler probably has seen too many movies as he always tries to walk and act cool and always gives cool replies and answers to everything. No life is worth anything for him except his teammates’ and he will carry out whatever order he gets from the team leader on hand. This man has a far too excessive ego.


Quotes

“You’ll save nothing ! Scrambled your powers, haven’t I, rug-rat ! Hold on long enough, an’ I’ll scramble your life !”


DC Universe History

The Scrambler is Korean and as such may fill in an empty spot in the DC Universe map. Even though he is a mutant assassin (how many are there really??) he could probably be employed as an assassin for hunting down metahumans, together with another Marauder with offensive abilities, under the services of a mysterious and powerful villain such as Darkseid.

Making Scrambler hunt metahumans of course makes him a metahuman as well. This psychopath doesn’t really care who he hunts so just send him after anyone. The nice thing is that the Marauders can return even after their apparent demise as Sinister readily clones new ones; Marauders that again are ready for new tasks.


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Scrambler

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Assassin
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 017 HP: 035

Powers:
Neutralize: 22, Paralysis: 11, Scramble: 11

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Scrambler can also Neutralize superhuman DEX and BODY scores down to 5 APs (+2)
  • Scramble has the Overload Power (+2) and User’s Choice (+2; BC 100) Boni
  • All powers have a Range of Touch (-1)
  • His powers are somewhat suspicible to the powers of other powerstealers/manipulators and as such anyone with Power Drain or similar may attack him simultaneously as he attacks them. His OV/RV against such attempts is halved for all Powers and also requires of him, if being drained, to succeed in an Action Check or fall unconscious. Certain cases might require direct GM ruling, of course.

Note:
As with most neutralizers his Neutralize cannot affect natural abilites such as, for example, claws. Such abilities are often denoted with the Innate Advantage.

Skills:
Martial Artist (wrestling): 05

Advantages:
Language (Korean)

Connections:
Sinister (Low), Marauders (Low)

Drawbacks:
Overconfident, Serious Psychological Instability

Equipment:
BODY ARMOR [BODY 06, Skin Armor: 02]

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: X-Men comics, Marvel

Helper(s): Nick Yankovec, Jackson, Evan May, Morgan Champion, Roy Cowan, Sébastien Andrivet

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