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Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single, presumably.
  • Known Relatives: None (claims Death is his mother, but there is as much evidence against this as there is for it. And none of the Endless are saying anything).
  • Group Affiliation: None yet.
  • Base Of Operations: Anywhere he wants.
  • Height: 6’2” Weight: 200lbs.
  • Eyes: Ice blue Hair: Jet Black


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Powers and Abilities

As the self-professed Son of Death, Cataclysm is nearly immortal, superhumanly strong, and superhumanly tough in all aspects. He heals at an incredible rate, and can tell if a character has ’cheated death‘, i.e., succeeded in an Invulnerability roll that kept him from dying.

His primary means of transportation is a modified Harley Davidson motorcycle, capable of reaching speeds of up to 240 mph on straightaways. It is remarkably resilient, and can even self-repair.

In battle, he takes the crooked staff he carries on his back, and a blade of pure energy appears. This energy cuts through to the soul, itself, and can easily slay even an immortal. It is possible to damage the scythe, but it, to can repair itself, even from apparent destruction.

As a supernatural entity, he has a small amount of sorcerous ability. He is constantly pulling minor tricks out of his sleeve, usually enough to distract an opponent, or get away, if need be.


History

Cataclysm first appeared in the middle of a battle between warring broods of vampires. He slew them all with his deadly scythe. He also has been known to attack any and every individual he encounters that has any measure of immortality, and used it, in order to return them to his alleged mother.

However, he seems to concentrate mostly on undead, only going after other types of immortals if they get in his way.

He has never been captured, nor has any supernatural force attempted to stop him. He once attacked Deadman, but was informed by ’someone‘ that he couldn’t kill Boston Brand. He actually did die, and is now in service to someone.


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Description

Cataclysm is a tall, dark-haired man of average build, with ice-blue eyes. His angular jaw and hawk-like nose emphasize a resemblance to certain nobler birds of prey, but the coldness of his gaze unnerves most people. He wears a black leather jacket with chains at the shoulders, black jeans, a red T-shirt, and biker boots.

He is most often seen either riding his motorcycle with the staff of his scythe poking out of the saddlebag, or with it strapped to his back. He appears 27, but has looked this way since 1897, at least according to one of his undead foes.


Personality

Should anyone who is not an immortal or an undead encounter Cataclysm, he is actually a relatively nice guy. He’ll help an old lady cross the street, or hand someone the $10,000 he dropped.

But he’ll ignore a bank robbery without one of his targets, and becomes coldly efficient in battle with a target. When he spots one, he is merciless, and without hate. It’s nothing personal, but he does his job, and does it well.


Quotes

“You know, my mother has been looking for you for a loooooong time, Mister Savage !”


DC Universe History

Hey, like the quote says, he could be an old foe of Vandal Savage, or any other long-lived or immortal character. For a real stinger, he could be hunting Superman – he really WAS supposed to die in the battle with Doomsday !


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Cataclysm

Dex: 07 Str: 09 Bod: 15 Motivation: It’s a Job, No Hard Feelings
Int: 11 Wil: 13 Min: 11 Occupation: Servant of Death
Inf: 09 Aur: 09 Spi: 15 Resources {or Wealth}: n / a
Init: 017 HP: 070

Powers:
Invulnerability: 18, Regeneration: 15, Life Sense: 14, Sorcery: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:
Life Sense can only detect those who are still alive, despite cheating Death somehow.

Skills:
Weaponry: 13, Occultist: 11, Charisma (Intimidation/Interrogation): 11, Vehicles (land): 09

Advantages:
Immortal, Iron Nerves.

Connections:
Death (High), The Endless (Low), Deadman (Low).

Drawbacks:
Does Not Heal, Creepy Appearance.

Equipment:

  • The Harley [BODY 06 STR 03, Running: 08, Regeneration: 08, R#02] (just a mystically augmented Harley.)
  • THE SCYTHE [BODY 19, Neutralize: 21, Shrinking: 01, Magic Blast:15, Regeneration: 07, Invulnerability: 25, Limitation: Neutralize only affects Invulnerability, Limitation: Magic Blast has No range and No AV ; Shrinking represents the fact that the blade can vanish, leaving a short, crooked staff.]

By William Chamberlin.

Source of Character: Original Character.

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