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Briquette (X-Factor enemy) heating up a boiler

Briquette


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

For the context, history, etc. you should first read the character profile for Flambé, the field leader of the Hell’s Belles.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Hell’s Belles.
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed.
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 500 lbs.
  • Eyes: Amber Hair: Magenta


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Powers and Abilities

Briquette is a large, stone-like woman with superhuman strength and durability. She is strong and hard enough to punch handholds into concrete as she climbs.

She can also enormously increase the temperature of her body, or at least her skin. She once claimed to have a “2,000 degree kiss”, though that was probably a figure of speech. Somehow, insulated uniforms offer a great deal of protection against her body heat.

Briquette is the muscle of the team. Her best tactic is usually to single out the strongest opponent, wrestle him and turn up the heat. She’s been trained by Cyber to spot opportunities to use her strength and heat to use the environment in her favour, though she’s not terribly creative.

One of her tricks is to turn up the heat so she and her opponents will burn through the floor and fall, which she’s expecting to happen whilst her opponent usually doesn’t. In DC Heroes RPG terms, consider this a 05/04 against INT/WIL of the opponent. RAPs are the penalty to all AVs/OVs for the Phase that follows the fall. Fall damage may also occur, especially if Briquette is on top.

Briquette might be able to revert to a more human-looking form.


History

See Flambé’s character profile.


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Description

See illustrations with the cool Stroman art. Yes, she’s sort of wearing one of the Scarlet Witch’s old costumes.


Personality

Apparently, the Belles were a dysfunctional, edgy, aggressive, cruel, out-of-control bunch. That presumably was in part thanks to Cyber. It is also possible that they were kept on a leash via narcotics addiction. Shrew considered that being on the group was insane and that the Belles were mad dogs.

Briquette comes across as blue-collar and has a way with annoyed, mean remarks. She’s impatient and likes to hurt people – especially to burn them. Briquette is businesslike, confident and always ready to fight.

She might come from an area where BBQ is popular, given her moniker.


Quotes

“I go by ‘Briquette’.”

(About Tremolo) “Jeez, she gets on my nerves sometimes.”

(Grabbing and bear-hugging Quicksilver to cook him) “Well, lookee here. Someone *not* wearing an insulated uniform.”


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Briquette

Dex: 04 Str: 09 Bod: 08 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Enforcer
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 011 HP: 020

Powers:
Density increase: 01, Flame being: 08, Flame immunity: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Density Increase is Always On and Already Factored In.
  • Flame being is pure heat and not flame.
  • Each AP of Flame Immunity count double as RV against Briquette’s Flame Being.
  • Flame being does not increase RV against flame, nor does it create a vulnerability against cold.

Skills:
Accuracy (Wrestling, Grappling): 05, Acrobatics (Climbing): 04, presumably others.

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
Hell’s Belles (Low), Underworld (Low).

Drawbacks:
Strange Appearance, Minor Rage.


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Briquette — Averaged PL 7.4

STR STA AGL DEX FGT INT AWE PRE
01 (08) 01 (07) 01 00 02 (04) 01 01 01

Powers

Stone-like body ● 33 points (Noticeable) ● Descriptor: Mutant
– Enhanced Strength 7, Enhanced Stamina 6, Enhanced Fighting 2.
– Enhanced Advantage (Defensive Roll 2).
– Heat-resistant — Protection 8 and Enhanced Fortitutde 8 (both Limited 3 to heat and flame), Immunity 1 (Environmental heat).
– Quirk (Briquette’s body mass is 4 Ranks of weight).
– Feature (+4 Circumstances Bonus to Athletics Climbing rolls on surfaces where she can punch and kick handholds).

Radiator ● 5 points ● Descriptor: Mutant, heat
– Close heat Damage 8, Grab-based, Quirk (Ranks of Protection and Enhanced Fortitute that apply against heat are doubled against this attack).
– Enhanced Advantages (Improved Critical 1, Accurate 1)

Combat Advantages

Close Attack 1, Defensive Roll 1 (3), Improved Grab.

Other Advantages

None demonstrated.

Skills

Athletics 1 (+9), Expertise (Narcotics enforcer) 4 (+5), Insight 2 (+3), Perception 2 (+3), perhaps others.

Offense

Initiative +1
Unarmed +5, Close, Damage 8
Radiator +7, Close, Damage 8, Crit 19-20.

Defence

Dodge 05 Fortitude 11
Parry 06 Toughness 07*/10
Will 03

* Without Defensive Roll

Complications

  • Sicaria Briquette works as a murderous enforcer for ruthless drug cartels.
  • Stone-hot mutation Briquette is quite visibly mutated.

Powers Levels

  • Trade-off areas. Attack/Effect PL 8, Dodge/Toughness PL 8, Parry/Toughness PL 8, Fort/Will PL 7.
  • Points total 79. Abilities 16, Defences 12, Skills 5, Powers 38, Devices 0, Advantages 3. Equiv. PL 6.


By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe (X-Factor books in the Summer of 1992).

Helper(s): Darci.

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