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Brahl of Force (Guardians of the Galaxy enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Brahl


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Brahl is a member of Force, a group of space adventurers. If you need some space foes for a space story, Force is pretty convenient – especially if it’s set in the Marvel Universe.

Force clashes with the 1990s version of the Guardians of the Galaxy. You may want to first read the 1990s Guardians of the Galaxy team profile for context, since this version of the team was unlike the predecessor or successor versions.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Intimidators; formerly Minions of Menace, Force.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Eyes: Red Hair: None


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Powers and Abilities

Brahl can turn himself intangible and invisible, either partly or totally.

He can also use this power on his surroundings, such as making the floor beneath his enemies intangible.

He’s usually armed with an energy blaster , to provide him with ranged offensive capability.


History

A member of the Achernonian race, Brahl was recruited into the Minions of Menace by Korvac. They served him in battle with the Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor, where Brahl was knocked out by Vance Astro. But the Minions were abandoned by Korvac soon after.

Brahl was later recruited into Force by Interface.

Show of Force

When Interface learned of a sacred shield which supposedly bestowed great power on its wielder. He led Force on a search for the shield. They eventually tracked it down to a planet. The computer that runs this world, Main Frame, forced them to compete against another team that had been searching for the shield, the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Brahl faced Martinex, and easily got the best of him, almost killing him before they’re teleported away. With the other contests resulting in draws, the final contest came down to Interface versus Vance Astro.

Interface easily subdued Astro. But when he seized the shield, he didn’t understand that its “power” was symbolic. He was so caught up in trying to access the power that Astro managed to take it away from him.

Losing due to his motives rather than the contest, Interface, Force, and their ship were teleported 15 parsecs (1 parsec = 3.26 light years) away by Mainframe.

Seeing no benefit in returning to challenge Mainframe or the Guardians, Interface ordered them to move on to other possibilities.


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When Force were attacked by Malevolence, their resistance was easily dispatched, apart from Brahl, who happily made a deal with Malevolence. She declared them her slaves, using her power to keep them in line, and assigning Brahl as their new leader.

Malevolence led them to Homeworld, centre of the Universal Church of Truth. There, she challenged for the role of matriarch to Protégé.

When Malevolence sensed the Guardians, with her main rival, Aleta, approaching, she dispatched Force to delay them. Force attacked the Guardians on board their vessel. Brahl then engaged a weakened Starhawk, whose body was in a constant state of intangibility.

Brahl was unable to shoot him, and was taken by surprise when Starhawk knocked him out while they were both intangible.

Coming to, he discovered Martinex and Interface calling a truce. Brahl fled to tell Malevolence of their treachery, only to be discarded. She had no further use for him. He left, swearing vengeance on all of them.

Revengeance in space

Following his expulsion from Force, Brahl recruited his former team mates from the Minions of Menace. They renamed themselves the Intimidators, and he led them in an attempt to recreate Korvac. They travelled to Main Frame’s world, where they were opposed in their quest by the Galactic Guardians.

Despite taking advantage of planetary disasters to keep the Guardians busy, they were confronted by them as the process neared completion. Still, they managed to hold them off long enough to revive Korvac.

However, in his newly awakened state, Korvac was no match when his link with Main Frame released the current host of the Phoenix from stasis. It’s unknown whether Brahl escaped.


Personality

Sneaky and grasping, Brahl’s only interest is in Brahl. He rarely does anything that doesn’t benefit him, and rarely overlooks any opportunity to further himself, or to ingratiate himself to powerful beings. Even if that means betraying current team mates.

He enjoys goading enemies who can’t affect him in his insubstantial form.

His generally arrogant attitude usually got on the nerves of his team mates in Force.


Quotes

“Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! I really should give you a sporting chance… considering your weakened condition and all ! But then I never was a very sporting fellow !”

“Remember your orders, Force – kill da blonde !!”


DC Universe History

A mutant Bgztlian, he was banished from their dimension for his crimes. He has targeted the Legionnaire Phantom Girl a few times in attempts to gain revenge for his exile.

Force have clashed with the Legion of Super Heroes on a couple of occasions. Most recently, Brahl manoeuvred them into fighting as part of a plan to gain revenge on Phantom Girl. He was expelled from the group as a result, and was later recruited into the Legion of Super-Villains, taking part in their conquest of Orando.


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Brahl

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 016 HP: 035

Powers:
Disintegration: 08, Dispersal: 10, Invisibility: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Disintegration can only be used on inorganic objects (-1), only lasts while Brahl concentrates on the disintegrated object (+0), and is Contingent on Dispersal (-1).
  • Dispersal can be Partial (+1), but offers no protection from attacks by other Dispersed characters (-1).

Skills:
Weaponry (Firearms): 06

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
Minions of Menace (Low).

Drawbacks:
Strange Appearance.

Equipment:
Blaster [BODY 05, Energy Blast: 07].


Dispersing Others

The Disintegration is to model his ability to disperse other objects. At the moment it has only been used on inanimate objects. But it’s possible that he could use it on other characters.

If you want him to be able to use it in this way, use the standard Disintegration attack. Except that instead of doing damage to the target, they get the RAPs worth of Dispersal, while he concentrates on them.


Previous Stats

Prior to his time with Force, Brahl’s didn’t have Disintegration.

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Comics.

Helper(s): Gamer’s Handbook of the Marvel Universe, KalEl el Vigilante, Eric Langendorff.

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