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Slasher (Iron Man enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Slasher


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • The Mister Kline quasi-crossover was a strange story, and unusual back then. The villains it featured have an odd quality that make them both weird and generic, and thus quite useful for GMs.

Background

  • Group Affiliation: Agent of Mr. Kline aka the Assassin
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 215 lbs
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

Though it is unclear from the material, and deliberately so, this profile assumes that the first Slasher was a sophisticated robot. His three main powers/weapon systems are hands that can slash through solid steel, the ability to fire energy blasts and hard radiation from his wrists, and the ability to emit laser beams from his eyes.

The Slasher is as intelligent as any human being – in fact his AI might be a little too sophisticated for his own good, as he seems to have mental problems. Beyond those, he seems to be a fairly skilled mercenary, terrorist and saboteur.

Demitrius and the Slasher were driven around in a van full of gear ; their chauffeur was a woman named Lucie, whose weirdly fixed gaze likely indicates a robotic nature.


History

Slasher and Demitrius were two (presumably robotic) agents of Mr. Kline, aka the Assassin. They worked on the part of the Assassin’s plan that required to ruin Tony Stark’s reputation as an industrialist, so the future that had spawned the Assassin would never come to pass. Another target was the head of United Skyrise Incorporated (USI), Mr. Crandal.

Slasher and Demitrius covertly set up a special sonic cannon that could crumble a building built by USI, so the company would be blamed for causing numerous deaths. As it turned out, Stark was close by and intervened as Iron Man, saving numerous lives. Demitrius and Slasher also sabotaged the K-X59 anti-missile cannon built by Stark Industries. The Assassin-manipulated government investigation showed massive faults in the work of both companies.

The Slasher and Demitrius also started collapsing the building where the government investigation was headquartered, but Stark intervened as Iron Man again. The Slasher couldn’t quite damage Iron Man, but involuntary psionic interference from Marianne Rogers forced Demitrius to adopt his giant form.

Now irrational, Demitrius attacked Slasher as well as Iron Man, and Slasher fired back. Eventually, the approaching Marianne Rogers’s influence forced Demitrius into a catatonic state, and Iron Man finished the Slasher off.

What happened to the two operatives after their defeat is unrevealed.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

The Slasher is contemptuous and dominating (he “slashes” at people with his words, too), and seems to be psychiatrically borderline or sociopathic. He has Stan Lee dialogue, though, as can be observed in the quotes.


Quotes

“Not now, Demitrius. The adjustment must be exact. The transmitter must be minutely tuned. I’ve no time for your visions of doom… your mouthings of pathetic prophecy. In truth… I struggle to understand why we two were chosen for this of all assignments.”

“I’m aware of that, fool.”

“We destroyed enough. Save me your paranoid delusions, Demitrius.”

“Words. You speak as much as Demitrius — and with as little to say.”


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Slasher

Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Programmed
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Agent
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 011 HP: 020

Powers:
Claws: 10, Energy blast: 09, Self-link (Gadgetry): 10, Laser beam: 09, Shade: 02

Skills:
Accuracy (Energy blast, laser beam): 06, Martial artist (AV): 06, Military science (Demolition): 04

Advantages:
Familiarity (Mister Kline’s technology)

Connections:
Likely none

Drawbacks:
MPI, Minor Rage

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Iron Man v1 #041 (Marvel Comics)

Helper(s): Ethan Roe

Writeup completed on the 28th of June, 2010.

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