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Zabo (Cat and Tigra enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Zabo


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

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: Mal Donalbain (brother, deceased)
  • Group Affiliation: Bodyguard to Mal Donalbain
  • Base Of Operations: Chicago
  • Height: 8’3” Weight: 380 lbs.
  • Eyes: White Hair: Bald


Powers and Abilities

It is unclear what Zabo was exactly – but he was a giant, and may never have been human. It is possible that he was a mutant. At any rate, he was as strong and durable as his size suggested. After the Cat seemingly killed him, he became even stronger than before – when braced, he could take a charge from Spider-Man without even budging.


History

Zabo was first encountered by the Cat III after the evil Mal Donalbain nearly killed Dr. Tumolo, the scientist who had given the Cat her powers. At that point, he appeared to just be the silent, gigantic bodyguard of Donalbain, and it was assumed the collar he wore was one of Donalbain’s mind control collars.

During the fight, Zabo charged the Cat, who sent him flying with a judo throw ; Zabo crashed in the Tumolo-derived machines the Cat had been sabotaging, and disappeared into the flames.

Zabo charges the Cat

For years, Zabo was believed dead – but, against all odds, he came back. Not only was he still alive, but the burning machines had made him considerably stronger. He was an amnesiac, however – until reading an article on how Tigra was previously the Cat brought his memory back. Hunting down Tigra, he tried to kill her savagely, telling her how Mal Donalbain’s will was guiding him from beyond the grave.

Spider-Man attempted to intervene in the brawl, with little success, as Tigra kept talking to Zabo in an attempt to dissuade him from killing her. Eventually, Zabo admitted that Donalbain’s post-mortem guidance was a metaphor – and that he wanted to avenge him simply because, as his brother, Donalbain was the only man who ever treated him nicely.

He eventually chose to run from the police rather than kill Tigra after she made it clear that Donalbain had taken his own life, and that the Cat never killed.

Zabo may still be at large. So be careful out there.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

At first Zabo was completely silent and seemed mind-controlled. After he came back he wasn’t an intellectual powerhouse either, but had basic reasoning skills and sensitivity, and could at least talk and read.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Zabo – after the accident

Dex: 05 Str: 13 Bod: 10 Motivation: None
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Vagabond
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 008 HP: 010

Powers:
Growth: 02, Skin armour: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is Always On and already factored in
  • Skin armour only works vs. blunt attacks (-2)

Skills:
None

Advantages:
None

Connections:
None

Drawbacks:
CIA to obeying Mal Donalbain, Creepy Appearance, Socially Inept


Zabo – before the accident

Dex: 05 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: None
Int: 02 Wil: 01 Min: 02 Occupation: Bodyguard
Inf: 01 Aur: 00 Spi: 01 Resources {or Wealth}: NA
Init: 008 HP: 000

Powers:
Growth: 02, Skin armour: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is Always On and already factored in
  • Skin armour only works vs. blunt attacks (-2)

Skills: None

Advantages: None

Connections: None

Drawbacks: CIA to obeying Mal Donalbain, Creepy Appearance, MPR (cannot talk or, apparently, make any sound)

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: The Cat #1 and an old Marvel Team-Up book

Helper(s): Nick Yankovec and his five Geek Freak points ; Darci (for checking with Marvel that Zabo is Donalbain’s litteral and not figurative brother, since it seemed weird)

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