Concussion was seen but twice, in 1986 and 1992.
He mostly got a writeup since there was a need for “seed” Russian characters. That is, obscure characters who could be developed and fleshed out for the needs of tabletop RPG campaigns.
So his genericness was useful in this regard.
For more background about mutant affairs in the USSR then Russia, see our series of article that starts with the Soviet Super-Soldiers.
- Real Name: Mikhail (last name unrevealed).
- Known Relatives: None.
- Group Affiliation: Garnoff Underground.
- Base Of Operations: Russia.
- Height: 5’8” (1.72m). Weight: 150 lbs. (68 Kg.).
- Eyes: Brown. Hair: Black.
Powers and Abilities
Concussion can project large concussive blasts from his hands.
These are usually a translucent violet energy.
The beam can be wide if needed, blowing up a large area.
Concussion was first seen as part of the group of mutant dissidents working in USSR with Father Garnoff (aka Blind Faith).
That was likely after having being rescued from governmental efforts at mutant elimination, containment and study.
One of his documented missions involved attacking a concentration camp for mutants run by unethical doctor Heinreich. Garnoff’s men used the diversion triggered by the American covert mutants of X-Factor to free experimental mutant subjects.
Like nearly all members of the Garnoff Underground, he was later slain in a brutal assault by the dreaded mutant hunter Firefox.
Concussion dressed like an everyday 1980s Russian man.
Concussion seemed to be a bit of a wiseass, frank and sarcastic.
He chain-smoked ghastly hand-rolled cigarettes.
DC Heroes RPG
|Dex: 03||Str: 02||Bod: 04|
|Int: 03||Wil: 02||Min: 03|
|Inf: 03||Aur: 02||Spi: 03|
|Init: 011||HP: 015|
Energy blast: 09
Bonuses and Limitations:
Energy Blast has adjustable Area of Effect (up to two APs).
Accuracy (Energy Blast): 05, Evasion (Ranged only): 04
Language (Russian), Lightning Reflexes.
Garnoff Underground (High).
MIA toward Nicotine, Mistrust (Mutant).
Uphold Father Garnoff.
DC Adventures RPG
Concussion — Averaged PL 5.2
Concussive Force • 025 points • Descriptor: Mutant, concussion
- Concussion Blast — Ranged Damage 8, Multiattack.
- Wide Angle Blast — Damage 8, Cone.
Defensive Roll 2, Evasion, Improved Initiative.
Languages 1 (English, Russian is native).
Athletics 2 (+2), Close Combat: Unarmed 2 (+3), Expertise: Current Affairs 2 (+3), Insight 1 (+1), Perception 2 (+3), Ranged Combat: Concussive force 6 (+7)
|Unarmed +3, Close, Damage 0|
|Concussive Blast +7, Ranged, Damage 8|
|Wide Angle Blast DC 18, Area (Cone), Damage 8|
* Without Defensive Roll.
- Loyalty Mikhail is loyal to the mutant dissident cause.
- Mutant dissident Mikhail was targeted for capture or termination by the authorities.
- Trade-off areas. Attack/Effect PL 8, Dodge/Toughness PL 5, Parry/Toughness PL 4, Fort/Will PL 4.
- Points total 063 Abilities 12, Defences 13, Skills 08, Powers 25, Devices 00, Advantages 05. Equiv. PL 5.
Source of Character: Marvel Universe.
Helper(s): Pawsplay (M&M stats).