Quake Chthon


(Quake video game version)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This is a monster from the landmark Quake video game in 1996. For more context, see our Quake Player Character profile.

Powers and Abilities

Chthon was a unique servitor, a lesser Elder God that Shub-Niggurath had enslaved. He could hurl explosive clumps of molten rock and withstand extreme heat.

Chthon was highly accurate with his blasts of molten rock. These tracked Ranger, requiring some work to dodge them.



Chthon was the end boss, and defeating him allowed Ranged to end the slipgates threat.


Chthon looks like a sleeker (but MUCH larger) version of the molten-rock Excalbians from the original Star Trek episode The Savage Curtain (the one with Abraham Lincoln).

Well, with the addition of a purple-toothed mouth that opened vertically instead of horizontally.


Guard a specific location. Charge and attack any intruders.

DC Universe History

Any malevolent mystical entity could seize control of a S.T.A.R. Labs teleportation experiment. These beasts would haunt the invader’s dimension in great numbers, posing a great threat to unwary PCs.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 04 Str: 13 Bod: 12 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 08 Occupation: Servitor
Inf: 06 Aur: 08 Spi: 10 Resources {or Wealth}: N/A
Init: 014 HP: 040

Claws: 14, Flame Immunity: 06, Growth (Always On): 06, Projectile weapon: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Projectile Weapons is its own AV (+0 or +1 dep. on house rules).
  • Projectile Weapons has an Area Effect Radius of 1 AP (+1 FC).
  • Projectile Weapons only has a Range of 04 — once the Projectile has traveled that distance, it will explode whether it has hit a target or not (-1FC).
  • Growth is Always On and added to STR above (total Physical OV/RV is 2/18) (-1FC).

Iron Nerves.

Catastrophic Rage (if hit by an attack that does not come from another creature of the same type as itself, this monster will always attack the offending creature even if it is an ally), Strange Appearance.

By Roy Cowan.

Source of Character: Quake (PC game).

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet (DooM write-ups).