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Black Tiger (DC Heroes RPG)

Black Tiger

(Bil's Campaign)


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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: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: New Legion.
  • Base Of Operations: Denver.
  • Height: 6’3” Weight: 290lbs. Age: 21
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Black/Grey fur


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Powers and Abilities

Black Tiger is a mutant with superhuman strength and durability, bearing retractable claws that are razor sharp.

After his encounter with Rama, he gained the ability to project fields of darkness, to gain sustenance from sunlight, as well as an increased ability to heal.

He is extremely nimble, and very strong-willed. He is charming and witty, with a presence that fills whatever room he’s in. He also has a variety of skills gained from his misspent youth, including the ability to use his claws to pick locks.

From his time with Rama, he has gained an intricate knowledge of occult matters, and has been shown to be able to perform feats of ritual magic. However, it is not known what spells he is able to cast.


History

Calvin, whose last name is unrevealed, was the son of a powerful member of the Klu Klux Klan in Arkansas. He physically changed into his present form when he reached puberty. His father immediately began to beat the boy, intending to kill him so that his family line would remain “pure”.

Calvin responded by throwing him through a wall, and running off into the night. It is not known if his father survived.

For five years, he ran with a small gang of mutants through the streets of Little Rock. They lived on the streets and even claimed a small territory.

One day, while Calvin was out for food, an unknown individual or force slaughtered the members of his gang. On his return, he saw a glimpse of the thing standing over his girlfriend. He dropped the purloined food, and ran.


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Rendezvous with Rama

When he finally stopped running, he found himself in front of an old house, with the door invitingly open. Since it had started to rain, he dashed inside. There, he found an old man, who fed him, and offered him shelter.

He stayed with the old man two years, learning much about the world of the occult. Finally, on the day he left, the old man revealed himself to be Rama, the incarnation of Vishnu, a Hindu god. He gifted Calvin to be able to “draw strength from the light, and expel the darkness” in his soul.

Calvin finally found himself in Denver, outside the Mendolsson Memorial Hostel for Displaced Metahumans. Stepping inside, he stepped into his place as one of the “Fuzzy Freeloaders” of the New Legion.


Description

Almost as large as Darkenwulf. He is a human with a feline face, covered in short, medium grey fur with black tiger striped.

He usually wears a red T-shirt, black cargo pants, a brown leather long coat, and biker boots.


Personality

Lighthearted and carefree, with an infectious laugh, Calvin is one of the best-loved members of the New Legion. He doesn’t take much very seriously, and will make jokes in combat.

However, when situations grow out of control, he suddenly becomes almost savage, and has been known to become almost completely berserk in a life or death fight.


DC Universe History

Provided the New Legion is transferred to the DC Universe, he can be used as-is. Otherwise, he could simply be an independent hero in whatever city the campaign takes place in.


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Black Tiger

Dex: 09 Str: 11 Bod: 13 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 05 Wil: 10 Min: 11 Occupation: Adventurer
Inf: 09 Aur: 12 Spi: 12 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 025 HP: 060

Powers:
Claws: 13, Darkness: 13, Solar Sustenance: 16, Regeneration: 07

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 09, Charisma*: 09, Occultist*: 09, Thief (Escape Artist, Locks and Safes, Pickpocketing, Security Systems, Stealth)*: 09

Advantages:
Gift of Gab, Headquarters (Expansive), Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye, Popularity (Local Hero).

Connections:
New Legion (High).

Drawbacks:
Alter Ego: Controllable [Large black tiger], Guilt, Minor Rage, Strange Appearance, Traumatic Flashbacks.

By William Chamberlin.

Source of Character: Homegrown.

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