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Chameleon

(Post-Reboot version)


Context

The Legion of Super-Heroes, a youth club in the far future, has been a part of the DC Universe since 1958. There were various initiatives along the decades to revitalise this venerable institution. A big one was a complete continuity reboot  in 1994.

These notes are for one of the main characters in this rebooted reality. Like the rest of our reboot notes, they were taken when the reboot was still relatively recent.


Background

  • Real Name: Reep Daggle.
  • Known Relatives: Gozz Daggle (Father, Deceased).
  • Base Of Operations: Metropolis, Earth.
  • Group Affiliation: LSH.
  • Home Planet: Durla.


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Powers and Abilities

Like all Durlans, Chameleon can transform his body into any shape imaginable.

Durlans, however, mimic form, not function. While Reep could turn into a ship, he wouldn’t be able to fly.


History

Reep Daggle was born into the priestly class of the religion of his native planet, Durla. For this reason, he was selected to use his Durlan shape-changing powers to represent his planet in the Legion of Super-Heroes; He served under the name Chameleon.

Although Chameleon was originally shunned due to his ignorance of the Interlac language, the friendship of Invisible Kid, who knew Durlan, kept him going. From there, his winning personality managed to win the other Legionnaires over.

Chameleon has also proven himself intelligent and resourceful. He picked up Interlac extremely well for a newcomer to the language, and crossed the communications gap in creative ways.

Last of kin

Shortly after Chameleon joined the Legion, his family was killed by the Composite Man. The Legionnaires, now warmed up to him, have joined him in his grief…and in fighting the creature, who attacked him as well.

Chameleon, as the last surviving member of his clan, has responsibilities on Durla. He will eventually have to address them. But for the meantime, he serves his planet as its Legion representative.

He has also, thanks to training by Invisible Kid, become an excellent spy and speaker of Interlac. This has served the Legion well in the sting operation on President Chu.


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Growth

Chameleon has long had a crush on Spark and secretly gave her gifts. The secret was recently blown by Invisible Kid, though, and she reacted with revulsion. She has, however, recently come around. But this might be only due to the wish-fulfillment powers of the Emerald Eye of Ekron.

He has recently been asked by the leaders of his planet to return home and fill his rightful position as spiritual leader. Yet Chameleon has been spared that fate, at least temporarily, due to the quick thinking of Invisible Kid.

He has also become extremely friendly with fellow Legionnaire Sensor. However, his efforts to avoid returning to Durla were undermined by this. A night out with Sensor created a scandal. This caused the Durlan holy council to demand his return and an explanation of his actions.


Description

When in his natural, Durlan state, Reep’s body is little more than a mass of green tentacles.

As all Durlans do, Reep hides his face and body with a robe that covers all of it except his hands and “face tentacles”.

When in humanoid form, Reep’s orange skin and antennae are contrasted by his light yellow and blue LSH uniform.


Personality

Reep is a fun-loving, courageous Legionnaire. He respects his culture’s beliefs, but feels he could do more for Durla as a Legionnaire than as their High Priest (a title forced upon him with his father’s death).


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Chameleon

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 07 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 09 Wil: 06 Min: 05 Occupation: Legionnaire/Priest
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 009
Init: 027 HP: 065

Powers:
Chameleon: 09, Omni-Arm: 09, Self Manipulation: 16, Shape Change: 16

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Self Manipulation cannot mimic an object’s function.
  • Shape Change can assume any imagined animal form.
  • Shape Change can never have a STR greater than 5, regardless of animal’s actual STR.

Skills:
Artist (Actor): 06, Detective: 08, Martial Artist: 05, Thief: 09

Advantages:
Lightning Reflexes, Leadership.

Connections:
Durlan High Council (High), LSH (High).

Drawbacks:
Authority Figure (High Priest of Durla).

Equipment:

  • LEGION FLIGHT RING [BODY 05, Flight: 08, Radio Communication: 08].
  • TELEPATHIC EARPLUGS [BODY 02, Telepathy: 08, R#2].
  • TRANSUIT [BODY 04, Sealed Systems: 20, R#2], Omnicom [BODY 03, INT 03, Split: 03, Recall: 15, Radio Communication: 08, Remote Sensing: 14, R#3. Bonuses and Limitations: Remote Sensing is Sight Only; Split may be used to run separate programs].

By Danielle Mendus.

Source of Character: Legion of Super-Heroes (DCU).

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