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Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery in Bewitched)

Samantha Stephens


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Bewitched was a very popular TV comedy show. Emphasis on “was”, since it ran from 1964 to 1972. Its main schtick was that the female lead, suburban wife type Samantha Stephens, was actually… a witch. A good witch, mind you. Mrs. Stephen was played with considerable charisma by Elizabeth Montgomery (1933-1995).

The following isn’t a full profile. It’s short notes centred around DCH stats, and chiefly intended for those familiar with the show.


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Background

  • Real Name: Samantha Stephens.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Known Relatives: Darrin Stephens (husband), Endora (mother), Maurice (father), Arthur (uncle), Clara (aunt), Tabitha Stephens (daughter), Serena (cousin), Frank Stephens (father-in-law), Phyllis Stephens (mother-in-law), Adam Stephens (son).
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: 1164 Morning Glory Circle, Westport, Connecticut.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 115lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Blond


Powers and Abilities

Samantha’s considerable power of witchcraft enables her to cast spells with whatever effects she can imagine.

There are but a few known exceptions. Chiefly, she cannot circumvent spells by most of her relatives except perhaps Serena and Tabitha. And even then she must know the exact procedure of the spell she is trying to undo.


History

Samantha repeatedly bumped into Darrin Stephens, an advertising executive at McMann & Tate. This inevitably led to dating, and from there to marriage. This didn’t sit well with most of Samantha’s family, for the most part. Because they, including Samantha, were all witches and warlocks, while Darrin was not.

For many years, Endora, Maurice, and even the Witch’s Council have tried to annul the marriage by various means, but none were successful. Their marriage even led to the births of two known children : Tabitha and Adam.


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By the time Tabitha was in Elementary School, a dangerous magical side-effect was discovered. It was a result of living in a mortal abode for too long while using her powers too seldom : a vapor-lock. All entrances and exits became unopenable and indestructible. Teleportation out of the house was blocked.

Dr. Bombay dispelled the vapor-lock after escaping the house the only way then possible : a spell that mimicked the Two-Dimensional Power.

After that point, Darrin suggested that Samantha start using her power more often, realizing not only that he didn’t want to encounter another vapor-lock, but also that keeping her from it was suppressing her more than anything else could.


DC Universe History

In a world filled with super-beings, publicly known sorcerers and who knows what else, Samantha would have all the more reason to keep her powers a secret. S.T.A.R. would probably be even nosier than Gladys Cravitz if they suspected.

Oh, and she would probably the one who taught Elongated Man to twitch his nose. It’s pretty hard to do, you know.


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Samantha Stephens

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 06 Occupation: Everyday housewife
Inf: 06 Aur: 07 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 05
Init: 014 HP: 060

Powers:
Animate Objects: 05, Dimension Travel (Home Dimension Only): 04, Invulnerability (Only vs aging): 08, Magic Sense: 02, Telekinesis: 03, Teleportation: 02

Skills:
Artist (Actor, Painter): 04, Charisma (persuasion)*: 06, Detective (clue analysis): 04, Occultist: 04

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Home dimension, Earth dimension), Attractive, Leadership, Sharp Eye.

Connections:
Witch’s Council (Low), McMann & Tate (High).

Drawbacks:
Dark Secret (Witchcraft), Married (Darrin Stephens), Loss Vulnerability (Time Travel).

Rituals:
More Nose Twitching [Sorcery: 03, Casting time: 02].

By Robert Tolliver Marcum.

Source of Character: Bewitched (TV series).

Helper(s): John Colagioia, Michael Andrew, Sébastien Andrivet, Roy Cowan, Mark Ayen.

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