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Brevus


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Crossgen was one of the new super-hero comics publishers that emerged during the 1990s. But that was years after the big wave with Image, the Ultraverse, Dark Horse Heroes, etc.. Crossgen started in 1998. Like most such new shared super-universes it was interesting, had potential, and was ultimately short-lived.

Negation was published starting in 2002 and ran for 28 issues.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Agent of Charon.
  • Base Of Operations: Negation Homeworld.
  • Height: 8’6” Weight: 300 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: None


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Powers and Abilities

The powerhouse of the group. Brevus is immensely strong, and has a thick hide.


History

A loyal servant of the Negation, Brevus volunteered for a procedure which gave him a Sigil which granted him great power. He was one of the first to survive the procedure, due to the presence of the Sigil-bearer Javi, an enemy of the Empire from the Bright Universe. Brevus was then ordered by the Emperor himself to be part of the team led by Javi.

They were quickly dispatched to quell a rebellion. Javi used his powers on them when they ignored his commands and became too enthusiastic in the task. He drew their powers away in the middle of combat, forcing them to accept his control of the team.

A group of Lawbringers soon arrived, curious of these new agents of Charon. Javi managed to get them to reveal their history, in exchange for telling them why Charon had created the Sigil-bearers, which he didn’t actually know.

Quest for Appolyon

Learning that another being of similar power to Charon, Appolyon, existed, he got the Lawbringers to open a portal allowing them to travel to the dimension  where he had been banished. Javi led the team through.

Brevus leaping to attack

Meeting Appolyon, they learned Charon’s true history. Brevus was disillusioned to learn that he had once been human. Appolyon gave them what he claimed to be a bomb that can destroy Charon, and they returned to the Negation Universe.

Still unconvinced of their course, the team flitted around the universe. Javi showed them the damage that the Empire has done.

Tibian accused him of bias, and insisted they travel to his home world. There they discovered the locals being rounded up by the Negation Military, so that a tenth of the population could be executed. Enraged, Tibian killed the soldiers, and the team agreed to turn on Charon.

Charon betrayed

Confronting Charon, they were overwhelmed when he allowed Trocantor to link their minds with his. Even Javi began to see him as a god. Javi handed over the bomb, which was revealed to be a message from Appolyon, who had just been messing with them.

Brevus punching soldiers

They were soon sent after Javi’s former colleagues, still on the run. They tracked them to a backwater planet where they were getting supplies. Drawing Evinlea away from the others, they took her off-guard as she didn’t expect Jarvi. He managed to drain most of her power, presenting more of a threat when the rest of the prisoners appeared.

The battle was soon in full swing. Javi uses his powers to heal and bolster his team, giving them the edge. But Gammid realized that his powers all come from the Sigil on his arm, and so got Kaine to shoot the arm off.

Disarmed, Javi was killed a moment later. Seeing the battle turning against them, the team fled, but not before Shrakti killed Gammid in retaliation.


Personality

Stern and quiet, Brevus usually stays to the back in any discussions, and to the front in any fight.

A devoted agent of Charon, Brevus underwent a crisis of faith on learning of Charon’s former mortality. But he became an ardent acolyte after his glimpse into Charon’s mind.


Quotes

[On learning of Charon’s origin] “My whole life, I’ve served Charon… loved him… now it feels like… there is a stain on my soul that can never be removed.”


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Brevus

Dex: 05 Str: 10 Bod: 10 Motivation: Upholding Charon
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Agent of Charon
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 012 HP: 025

Powers:
Growth: 02, Jumping: 01, Skin Armor: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always on and is Already Factored in (-1).

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
Language (Negation).

Connections:
Charon (Low).

Drawbacks:
MIA (Serve Charon).

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Crossgen.

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