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Android Man (Marvel Comics)

Android Man


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

The Android Man is a high-end-for-the-times robot built by the (Mad) Thinker.

It was encountered in 1968. That was its only genuine appearance. But we like having a big pile of combat robots (and androids) on writeups.org, since having stats for those tends to be useful in many game scenarios.


Background

  • Real Name: N.A..
  • Other Aliases: The Super-Android.
  • Marital Status: N.A..
  • Known Relatives: N.A..
  • Group Affiliation: Servant of the (Mad) Thinker.
  • Base Of Operations: Manhattan, NYC.
  • Height: 6’4” Weight: 400 lbs.
  • Eyes: Red Hair: Dark green


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Powers and Abilities

The Android Man is superhumanly strong (about as strong as Spider-Man (Peter Parker)) and tough. It seems programmed to fight using American-style boxing. It can run at superhuman speeds.

It could will itself into suspended animation if refrigerated. It presumably doesn’t have vital needs, though it wasn’t clearly demonstrated.

During his second fight against the FF, the Android Man used a sort of master blow against the Thing. Its arms looked like whirlwinds, rotating at the shoulders. In DC Heroes RPG terms, it spent all Hero Points  on AV/EV.


History

The Android Man is an early creation of the (Mad) Thinker. It was programmed with a simple imperative – find a specific signal and destroy its source. However, the Thinker was unexpectedly arrested during a clash with the Fantastic Four. The Android Man was left in suspended animation within a hidden base.

Investigating police found the base. They carelessly opened the refrigerated case holding the Android Man. Revived by the warmth, the android rushed out in the street to look for the signal.

After rampaging through Manhattan, the Android Man picked up the signal at last. What he was to destroy were the Wonder Gloves built by the Wizard. However, those were held by Ben Grimm – who had been recently reverted to human form.

The android attacked Grimm and Alicia Masters in a restaurant, easily overpowering them. Desperate, Grimm used the Wonder Gloves to turn himself back into the Thing, wrecking Reed Richards’ cure in order to save Alicia. The Android Man was overwhelmed by the Thing and left inanimate.


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Reed Richards brought the lifeless Android Man to the Baxter Building for study. Months later, his lab was raided by a small army of agents sent by Doctor Doom. One purple-clad henchman found the Android Man and reactivated it. He left it behind to attack anybody who entered the Baxter Building.

The Android Man thus attacked the FF (plus Crystal) as they returned. Although it landed a blow that actually stunned the Thing, he was no match for the team. Susan Storm, who was then rapidly demonstrating new might with her force fields, created a force bubble within the unliving Android Man. She then explosively expanded it, wrecking the creature.

It is entirely possible that the ever-curious Reed rebuilt it again and put it back into storage, though ! Especially since a construct looking very much like the Android Man was seen in 2000 among the Reanimator’s artificial army.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

The Android Man tirelessly obsesses over, and rants about, its all-important mission.

The Android Man crashing through a window

While looking for “the signal”, it’ll thrash everything in sight. Apparently, it was programmed to create chaos and distraction. Or perhaps its programming was unfinished or corrupted.

Its speech has an oddly balanced rhythm, with short sentences in two parts separated by a slight pause.


Quotes

“I have been waiting — as ordered ! But now — my time is come ! Now I must wait — no longer ! The time is come — to do that which I was created to do !”

“There is no signal ! But there must be a signal ! Without it, my mission cannot be fulfilled !”

“Don’t you realise I cannot be stopped ! Can’t you see the Thinker has made me… invincible !”

“I have my command — and I obey ! For me — that is enough ! I do not question ! I do not feel ! I leave that for lesser beings — for humans !”

“Fool ! Your pliable form is a pathetic defence — against the Thinker’s greatest creation !”


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Android Man

Dex: 05 Str: 09 Bod: 07 Motivation: Programmed
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 02 Occupation: Android servant
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: //// Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 011 HP: 015

Powers:
Detect (Wonder Gloves): 07, Density increase: 01, Flame immunity: 05, Running: 05, Skin armour: 02, Suspension: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Density Increase is Always On and Already Factored In.
  • Suspension likely is only possible in low temperatures.

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
Life Support (Full).

Connections:
None.

Drawbacks:
CIA toward Violence, CIA toward destroying the bearer of the Wonder Gloves.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel comics (Fantastic Four stuff).

Helper(s): Frank Murdock.

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