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Tarkas of the Gatherers (Avengers enemy) (Marvel Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Tarkas
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: The Gatherers
  • Base Of Operations: Greenwich Village, New York
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Powers and Abilities

Tarkas is extremely strong and durable, and has a long prehensile tail, which can easily hold enemies still while he attacks them.


Tarkas is a native of an alternative reality, whose Earth fell victim to the madness of its Sersi. He was saved by Proctor, who claimed his reality had also been a victim of his Sersi, and who recruited him into his second team of Gatherers, to hunt down and stop the Sersi’s of other dimensions before they did the same to their worlds.

Some travellers to alternate realities have trouble physically adapting to a dimension where a version of them already exists, and can be left disoriented and weakened. Proctor discovered the ’Gathering‘ ritual as a way around this. It involves locating the traveller’s counterpart and killing them.

While Proctor was advancing his machinations against Sersi, some of his new Gatherers attacked the Black Knight and Sersi, without his permission. When the battle turned against them, Proctor teleported them away, and castigated them for their actions.

He soon confronted and captured Sersi, bringing her to his secret base, where he revealed to her who he was and how he had caused her breakdown.

Proctor moved his machines to the middle of New York, where he activated the machines, using the captive Sersi and Ute as power sources, to begin the collapse of reality. The Avengers rushed to the scene, and clashed with Proctor and his Gatherers.

When Proctor was momentarily stunned by lightning, the feedback from his link with the Gatherers knocked them all unconscious, and before Proctor could fully come to, the freed Sersi ran him through with his own Ebony Blade.


Tarkas is aggressive and quick to take offence, reacting without thinking. He is quick to enter battle, usually in the front of the attack, and relies on brute force to see him through.


“Survival, woman ! Survival ! To prevent what has happened time after time, on Earth after Earth, you must die !”

DC Universe History

The Gathering would probably work better in the DC Universe, where it’s already established that travellers in Hypertime cannot survive on a world where a counterpart of them already exists. Substitute Zatanna for Sersi, and the Justice League for the Avengers.


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A 642 Point Character

Dex: 05 Str: 12 Bod: 10 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Gatherer
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 014 HP: 035

Extra-Limb: 12, Growth: 03, Skin Armor: 02, Stretching: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is Always On and is already factored in (-1)
  • Stretching only applies to his tail (-1)

Charisma (Intimidation): 06


The Gatherers (High)

Strange Appearance

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Marvel Comics

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet

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