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Shadow Supreme (Wildstorm Comics by Alan Moore)

Shadow Supreme


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

“You know that this night, I shall drink the marrow from your splintered bones !”


Background

  • Real Name: N/A
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Darius Dax (creator)
  • Group Affiliation: None, formerly ally of Darius Dax
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile, or entrapped in the Hell of Mirrors
  • Height: 6’5” Weight: 250lbs Age: 40+
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

The Shadow Supreme is a terribly powerful being. It possesses all the powers of Supreme and none of his weaknesses. Thus, it is superstrong, near-invulnerable, can fly faster than light, can blast several sorts of energies, heals quickly, is extremely fast and has several supersenses (represented by his WIL).

Its twisted mind, unlike the original’s, is incapable of great scientific feats. It also has a terrible temper.


History

In 1953, rogue scientist Darius Dax built a device called the Negatizer, capable of creating a physical and moral negative duplicate of any person or thing. Turning the ray on Supreme, he created the dreadful Shadow Supreme, a monster as cruel and savage as Supreme is kindly and wise.

Years ago, Supreme had defeated many of his deadliest foes, including the Shadow Supreme, and imprisoned them behind a barrier of hard light that separated our reality and another, dubbing it the Hell of Mirrors.

Korgo, Optilux, the Shadow Supreme, the End and many others remained trapped there indefinitely… until the Televillain happened upon a telecommunicator left behind by bumbling Dazzle Comics writer Billy Friday.

Under the Televillain’s leadership, the Mirror Menaces escaped, after nearly 30 years imprisonment, first wreaking havoc on the Citadel Supreme and then on greater Omegapolis. Accompanied by Suprema, Supreme set out to track down and subdue the Mirror Villains, a difficult task under any circumstances, but made even more daunting by the presence of the nigh-omnipotent Optilux.

Shadow Supreme in his prison cell

The Shadow Supreme fought and defeated Suprema, after telling her that he had killed her super-powered dog, Radar, although that had only been a robot decoy. Suprema, however, was saved when Supreme intervened. Supreme could only fight the Shadow Supreme to a stand-still, and succeded in temporarily imprisoning him at the centre of the Earth’s core.

Later, after having freed himself, he went back after Supreme and Suprema, who were unable to defeat him. The real Radar showed up, enraged, and bit off the Shadow Supreme’s hand in a savage attack. The overpowered Shadow Supreme fled to Washington, where his former Hell of Mirrors inmates Korgo the Space Tyrant and Vor-Em had taken over the office of the President.

Before the 3 could finish off the hounding Radar, Supreme used the propaganda chemical of the newly captured Slaver Ant on Vor-Em and the Shadow Supreme, who then beat each other to unconsciousness.

The Shadow Supreme was then returned to the Hell of Mirrors and has not been since then.


Description

The Shadow Supreme is an exact carbon copy of Supreme. Everything about the Shadow Supreme is colored like a black negative, including its hue and hair. Like the original it is a very muscular and athletic man. Its black supervillain suit covers all but its arms and head.

It also wears black boots, a black cape, a black symbol on the chest and on its back and a pair of thick black gloves. The Shadow Supreme looks eerie and evil, as well as powerful and terrifying.


Personality

The Shadow Supreme is a semi-sentient, non-human powerful force of destruction and nihilism. Its motifs and personality is the exact moral opposite of Supreme’s. As such, it is an evil monster and killer that enjoys destroying everyone that stands in its way. It is as cruel and savage as Supreme is kindly and wise.

In its own twisted logic it stands for everything Supreme opposes, and the two are natural enemies. It will join forces with Supreme’s enemies and will fight along other powerhouses intent on destructive themes. It hates Supreme with a passion and refers to him as the accursed one or the hated one.

Supreme knows this fact, and that the Shadow Supreme is a raving, murderous version of himself, and so the Shadow Supreme might be the only enemy that Supreme actually fears. The Shadow Supreme is also a proud being and considers it an honor to deliver the finishing blow to an enemy.

It depends upon its knowledge that Supreme would never kill it. It believes Supreme to be too civilized, too humane, while it itself has no such qualms. At times it sprouts intelligent and sofisticated one-liners, but mostly it talks like a thug. It has no patience and, on occasion, expresses fits of murderous rage.

Although he can work in groups, people tend to fear him for his murderous behavior and dark personality. He is a friend of Korgo the Space-Tyrant and plans to rule the world by his side.

It bears the utmost respect to its creator, Darius Dax, and think him to be God himself. whenever God’s name is mentioned it tends to rave loose against the offender and tell them, while killing him/her, that God, Darius Dax, is dead.


Quotes

“Rrrrgh. Very well, but be sure to leave me his face. I shall talk to the strange ones who delivered him to us.”

“Oh, and by the way, I killed your dog. Eventually.” (talking about Radar)

“He’s bitten my hand off, you cat-headed cretin ! We have to finish him off right now !”

“You would like that, wouldn’t you ? If you didn’t, I could use my master’s ray to make a Shadow-Suprema who would !” (making perverse propositions to an unconscious Suprema)


DC Universe History

The Shadow Supreme is a apparent homage to Silver Age Superman’s more savage superpowered enemies. As such, the Shadow Supreme probably takes the spot of the Galactic Golem (as a creation of Darius Dax, Supreme’s Lex Luthor equivalent) or even Solomon Grundy (Bizarro is represented by Emerpus, the reverse Supreme).

Thus, use either the Silver Age DC Universe in its entirety or Moore’s Supreme Universe, possibly as a parallell world, with its small differences and twists of these classic characters.


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The Shadow Supreme

Dex: 10 Str: 25 Bod: 18 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 08 Wil: 15 Min: 15 Occupation: Force of Destruction
Inf: 10 Aur: 10 Spi: 10 Resources {or Wealth}: N/A
Init: 038 HP: 075

Powers:
Energy Blast: 15, Heat vision: 15, Invulnerability: 22, Flight: 40, Lightning: 15, Regeneration: 05, Sealed Systems: 20, Sonic beam: 15, Superspeed: 10, Systemic Antidote: 10

Skills:
Charisma (Intimidation): 11

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Near-Immortal

Connections:
Supreme Rogues Gallery (High)

Drawbacks:
MIH toward Supreme, Catastrophic Rage, Strange Appearance

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Supreme comics (Awesome Comics)

Helper(s): Michael, Sébastien Andrivet

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