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Z’bp


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

This specific character was part of a RPG campaign run by writeups.org contributor Kal El, set in Barcelona.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: N/A
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Z’s
  • Base Of Operations: Garrotxa’s Volcanic Underground/The Moon
  • Height: 4’ Weight: 58lbs
  • Eyes: 1, green Hair: None Skin: Grey/Green when suspended


Powers and Abilities

Z‘bp is one of the most intelligent members of the Z race, despite his present craziness. He also has all of it’s race usual powers : elasticity, levitation and the transformation into a floating pod whenever they enter animated suspension.


History

Z‘bp was one of the chief scientists on the Earth project of experimentation. Its greatest success was obtained from the cloning of a human being, Marcos Pedragosa, and later mutation of it into flame powered Pedra Roja and ice powered Pedra Blanca.

But Pedra Blanca appeared to be violent and managed to escape the lab, also rescuing Pedra Roja, who was let the same place he was found by the aliens, at the end of a hole in the mountains, where he had fall while trekking.

Pedra Blanca disappeared and hasn’t appeared again since. The problem there is to know who is the real Marcos Pedragosa : Pedra Roja ? Pedra Blanca ? The corpse found in the moon ?

After the escape of Pedra Roja and Pedra Blanca, Z‘bp and his crew followed experimentation for 4 more years, with many failures. It was clear that human beings had their own laws of mutation and evolution, and that Z-Technology was unable to proper twist their DNA to their own deeds.

On the other hand, the Pedra Roja/Blanca fiasco seemed to indicate that some humans had the potential to develop great powers.

The Big Heads asked for results: Z‘bp reported and the Heads ordered the scientific team to return to Planet Z, as the Heads themselves were going to the Earth. Z‘bp had arrived to love Earth in the years there and thinking the Heads wanted, as usual, to destroy the planet and its Solar System, got crazy. The other Z’s decided to let him on the Moon Base, where the Barna Patrol found him 8 months after the abandoning of the base.


Description

Z‘bp’s body looks like that of a very short humanoid with long arms that arrive to the floor. He also has four inert tentacles, two at the sides, under the arms, and two on the back, that expand and cover him as a pod whenever he enters in suspension.

His head is round, with no face except a big eye and three vertical holes that act like mouth/nose. His voice is delicate, soft and quiet.


Personality

Z‘bp is mad as a hatter, but his madness makes him even more quite and peaceful than the rest of his race, and to willingly accept the incoming destruction. He’s also scared to death from Pedra Roja, specially from his “fire” or “stone” form.


Quotes

(With the softest and calmest of voices) “We are going to be destroyed by the Big Heads. They always do.”


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Z‘bp

A 643 Points Character

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 02 Wil: 15 Min: 03 Occupation: Scientist
Inf: 01 Aur: 02 Spi: 01 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 005 HP: 020

Powers:
Flight: 00, Stretching: 10, Suspension: 11

Skills:
Gadgetry: 08, Scientist: 10, Vehicles (Space): 08

Advantages:
Language (Catalan), Genius

Drawbacks:
MIA (obeying orders from a higher rank), SIF (Pedra Roja), CPI (catatony)

Note:
Due to his madness, to get some useful information from Z‘bp, successful Interrogation checks must be carried on. Every RAP means for 1 question that can be asked and more-or-less answered.


Typical Z Statistics

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 02 Wil: 13 Min: 02 Occupation: Scientist
Inf: 01 Aur: 02 Spi: 01 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 016 HP: 020

Powers:
Flight: 00, Stretching: 09-11, Suspension: 11

Skills:
Gadgetry: 04-07, Scientist: 08, Vehicles (Space): 04-08

Advantages:
Language (from the zone they are), 50% chance of having Genius

Drawbacks:
MIA (obeying orders from a higher rank)

By KalEl el Vigilante

Source of Character: Homemade Character

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