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Voidoid (1963 Alan Moore comics) (Fury enemy)

Voidoid


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

The 1963 books are an amusing and nostalgic revival of the style of comics from that period, with slight parodic overtones. They provide excellent material for those seeking to populate the equivalent of the Silver Age of their campaign, since Alan Moore’s creations are crafted to be very reminiscent of the great Stan Lee icons of that era, yet have some uniqueness to them.

The never-published second half of the arc would have made the 1963 continuity the past of the Image, errr, protoverse (I think it was before Wildstorm clearly appeared).


Background

  • Real Name: Very mysterious
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Former member of the Threatening Three
  • Base Of Operations: New York City (where else ?)
  • Height: Unrevealed Weight: Unrevealed
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Red

“I can just switch off my Voidoid suit… and become somebody no one would look twice at… somebody closer to the Fury than he could ever dream !”

The real identity of Voidoid was never revealed, though it seems he was a close friend of the Fury in his civilian identity and knew his secret. Since there is no information, no stats are provided for his mysterious alter-eo ; the stats above are those he has when the Voidoid suit is on.

His civilian identity’s clothes were reminiscent of Flash Thompson, and the theme of the friend who is a terrible opponent is reminiscent of Harry Osborne.


Powers and Abilities

Once he turns on the Voidoid suit, he becomes a quite large white silhouette gifted with superhuman strength – he is in fact so strong that the Fury cannot risk engaging him in hand-to-hand combat. The Voidoid is immune to projectiles, however, and to punches or kicks – they will just pass right through him.

He can interact normally with slow-moving and stationary items, though, and somehow has no problem punching even fast-moving targets.

Voidoid with his floating arsenal sphere

When he was seen, he had an arsenal of high-tech weapons, but those are not part of his normal modus operandi – though he seems handy with firearms.


History

Practically nothing is known about the Voidoid beyond what is noted in other sections of this writeup. He seems to be the main villain opposing the Fury, and the one who keeps escaping the supposedly inescapable young hero. When we see him fighting the Fury, ’comrades’ have been providing him with advanced weapons, apparently coming from the early Wildstorm Universe of the 1990s.

He engaged the Fury fairly successfully until their fight was interrupted by the Warbeast, who attacked Voidoid when he panicked and tried to shoot the dinosaur with an energy rifle. Voidoid wounded the monster, who returned fire with a mind blast that took Voidoid out.

However, Voidoid Recovered while the Fury and L.A.S.E.R. were still fighting Warbeast, deactivated his special suit and sneaked away in the crowd.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Hard to say beyond the quotes.


Quotes

“Ha ha ha ! Have you forgotten so soon, you skyline-scutting simpleton ?! My Voidoid suit warps space in such a way that any moving projectile passes right through me !”

“Ha ha ha ha ! Getting nervous, my little jumping jack ? You must be wondering how I’m tracking your unpredictable movements so well ! The answer lies in this remarkable helmet !”

“Ha ! Where are your jokes now ? Where is your mockery ?! Why, you wet-nosed little squirt, I’ll beat you to a pulp ! I’ll break every bone in your body !”


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Voidoid

Dex: 05 Str: 08 Bod: 07 Motivation: Bad guy
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Student ?
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 002 ?
Init: 014 HP: 040

Powers:
Dispersal: 10, Growth: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Dispersal can be Partial
  • Dispersal does not work against very slow-moving objects, or objects that are at least twice as big as Voidoid
  • Growth is Always On and Already Factored In

Skills:
Weaponry (firearms, exotic)*: 05

Advantages:
None demonstrated

Connections:
Underworld (Low), Threatening Three (Low – the other two are the Dune and Pyroman)

Drawbacks:
Secret Identity and probably Age (Young)

Equipment:

  • VOID FIELD [BODY 04, Alter-ego (see below), Insta-change]
  • Arsenal sphere. During one adventure, the Voidoid was given a floating metallic sphere following him around, on which were magnetised various future weapons and gadgets to help him fight the Fury. Those included:
    • Rapid-Fire Assault rifle w/ Heavy Impact Shells [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 07, Ammo: 12, R#02, Bonus: Projectile weapon includes AV (+0 or +1 depending on house rules)]
    • Targeting helmet [BODY 03, Ultra-vision: 04, Weaponry (firearms, exotic, heavy, missile): 08, Schtick (trick shooter – firearms, exotic, heavy, missile)]
    • Laser-Lantern [BODY 02, Illusion: 09, Bonuses & Limitations: Illusion only to creates 6 illusionary, intangible doubles of himself.]
    • Heavy energy rifle [BODY 04, Energy blast: 10, Ammo: 06]
    • Rocket Pack [BODY 03, Flight: 07, R#04]
    • A kind of bazooka [BODY 06, rest of stats revealed]

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: 1963 stories by affable Al Moore and sturdy Steve Bissette

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