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Supreme during the early 1990s

Supreme

(Rob Liefeld take)


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

Context

When Image Comics was created (1992), it had its sort-of shared super-hero universe with various archetypes. Rob Liefeld’s Supreme was one of the Superman figures in that universe.

The following are very old notes, from the 1990s, back we were still reeling from how terrible some early Image books could be. Truly, a time of terror and darkness – both with foil covers.


Background

  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliations: None
  • Base Of Operations: None
  • Height: 6’5” Weight: 250lbs Age: 78
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: White


History

During the Second World War, the US Government began to experiment on human subjects in an attempt to create superhumans. Supreme was supposedly killed in the first experiment but when they opened his casket he was found still breathing.

Apparently their experiments worked on some level. Supreme had gained remarkable regenerative and adaptive abilities, even beyond death. They ran more experiments. Supreme seemed to die again only to come back stronger than ever. After 13 repetitions of this they found it impossible to duplicate the process again (without resorting to nuclear arms).

When finally revived Supreme had no knowledge of what had transpired. Thus, the government was given the chance to manipulate him. They gave him the public persona of Supreme and sent him off to battle the Nazi threat.

Supreme went on to win several decisive victories in the name of the US, even against a Nazi controlled Thor (really). After the war Supreme began to grow restless and insanely egotistical. He left the planet without a word.

30 years or so later he returned, curious as to how HIS planet was doing in his absence. Upon arriving in Earth’s orbit he battled the US government super team of Youngblood. He won easily, proving to the world that Supreme had returned.

After this Supreme lost some of his powers, he battled Thor again and took his hammer. See the Supreme (thunder god) profile for more.


Personality

Supreme thinks himself to be a God. He talks down to everyone and never doubts his ability to beat a foe. Others are not worth talking to and would just get in his way.


DC Universe History

Just make him a Cadmus Superman cloning experiment or a LexCorp anti-Superman. You could quite easily keep his origin just as it is though.


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Supreme (pre-Thunder God, pre-pre-Moore)

A 4429 Point Character

Dex: 10 Str: 25 Bod: 18 Motivation: Psychopathic
Int: 06 Wil: 10 Min: 07 Occupation: Ego-ridden Superman knock-off
Inf: 08 Aur: 08 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 024 HP: 150

Powers:
Directional Hearing: 08, Flight: 25, Heat Vision: 15, Invulnerability: 22, Microscopic Vision: 12, Radio Communication: 12, Sealed Systems: 18, Super Hearing: 08, Superspeed: 10, Systemic Antidote: 06, Telescopic Vision: 13, Thermal Vision: 13, Ultra Vision: 13, X-Ray Vision: 13, Regeneration: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Invulnerability counteracts Physical Damage
  • Radio Communication is on Receive Only

Skills:
Charisma (Interrogation, Intimidation): 10, Scientist (Analysis): 06

Advantages:
Area Knowledge: Solar System, Iron Nerves

Drawbacks:
Exile: Voluntary [pre-series], MPI, Serious Rage

By James Sommervile

Source of Character: Supreme comics

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