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Abyss


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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 Bil.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Inapplicable
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: League of the Tomb
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed, possibly mobile
  • Height: Variable Weight: 0 (230)lbs
  • Eyes: Green Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

Abyss is a demonic creature of unknown origin. He can switch at will between a vague, mist-like, immaterial form, and a powerful corporeal form. In either form, he is capable of generating a deep darkness that very few can see through.

He can also solidify this darkness, creating constructs of force. Gravity also seems to have very little meaning to him, nor does the concept of cold. In addition to his ability to create darkness, he also can animate existing shadows, radiates a field of pure terror, and can use his misty hands to drain the soul of an unfortunate victim.

He has one major weakness – sunlight renders him almost totally powerless. Simulated sunlight does not have this effect, but instead attacks composed of light are far more effective than other forms of attack.


History

Not much is known about Abyss, save that he is a demon who holds a grudge against certain, powerful heroes. What has been surmised is that he is a greater demon, or perhaps a demon lord, from a realm of eternal shadow, summoned by an unknown demonologist. The summoner then died, before giving Abyss his tasks, leaving the demon stranded in the mortal realm.

Recently, he gathered Blackblade and Necromancer to him, forming a loose alliance called the League of the Tomb. Their primary foes seem to be the New Legion, but they are not above attacking any who stand in the way of whatever their plan seems to be.


Description

Abyss normally takes the form of a cloud of dark mist, assuming vaguely human shape, and wearing a grey cape suspended by force of will. When he needs to, he can solidify his mist, appearing as an ebon humanoid, featureless except glowing green eyes and a white mouth, wearing the cape.


Personality

Abyss is pure evil, dedicated to the destruction of all that mortals hold dear. He is cruel, malicious, vindictive, and callous, seeing human beings as little more than cattle. His essence burns bright with hate, despite his dark being.


DC Universe History

Ooh… lessee, he could be related in some way to Nightshade’s dimension, or perhaps he is something completely and utterly different.


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Abyss

Dex: 09 Str: 19 Bod: 18 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 11 Wil: 13 Min: 13 Occupation: Demonic Creature
Inf: 13 Aur: 18 Spi: 22 Resources {or Wealth}: 25
Init: 33 HP: 150

Powers:
Air Walking (ML)*: 13, Animate Shadows (ML)*: 18, Aura of Fear (ML): 09, Awareness (ML)*: 13, Cold Immunity (ML)*: 18, Darkness (ML): 25, Dispersal (ML): 18, Force Manipulation (ML): 18, Spiritual Drain (ML): 13

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Aura of Fear: Power Always On
  • Dispersal: Energy Attacks treated like Physical

Skills:
Occultist*: 13

Advantages:
Life Support (No Need to Breathe), Life Support (No Need to Drink), Life Support (No Need to Eat), Life Support (No Need to Sleep), No Vital Areas

Drawbacks:
Attack Vulnerability (Flash and light-based attacks, -4 Column Shifts), Exile: Involuntary [Realms of Darkness], CIH (Supernatural beings of light/good), Loss Vulnerability (Direct sunlight, No Intrinsic Range, All Attributes and Powers)

By William Chamberlin

Source of Character: Homegrown

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