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Context

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.

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Background

  • 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.

Father Garnoff - Marvel Comics - Soviet mutants X-Factor - Mentac Concussion Iron Curtain Sibercat

History

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.

Description

Concussion dressed like an everyday 1980s Russian man.

Personality

Concussion seemed to be a bit of a wiseass, frank and sarcastic.

He chain-smoked ghastly hand-rolled cigarettes.

Concussion - Marvel Comics - Soviet mutant - energy blast

DC Heroes RPG

Concussion

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 04
Int: 03 Wil: 02 Min: 03
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03
Init: 011 HP: 015

Powers:

Energy blast: 09

Bonuses and Limitations:

Energy Blast has adjustable Area of Effect (up to two APs).

Skills:

Accuracy (Energy Blast): 05, Evasion (Ranged only): 04

Advantages:

Language (Russian), Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:

Garnoff Underground (High).

Drawbacks:

MIA toward Nicotine, Mistrust (Mutant).

Motivation:

Uphold Father Garnoff.

Occupation:

Mutant dissident.

Wealth:

003

DC Adventures RPG

Concussion — Averaged PL 5.2

STR STA AGL DEX
00 02 00 01
FGT INT AWE PRE
01 01 00 01

Powers:

Concussive Force • 025 points • Descriptor: Mutant, concussion
Array:

  • Concussion Blast — Ranged Damage 8, Multiattack.
  • Wide Angle Blast — Damage 8, Cone.

Combat Advantages:

Defensive Roll 2, Evasion, Improved Initiative.

Other Advantages:

Languages 1 (English, Russian is native).

Skills:

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)

Offence:

Initiative +4
Unarmed +3, Close, Damage 0
Concussive Blast +7, Ranged, Damage 8
Wide Angle Blast DC 18, Area (Cone), Damage 8

Defence:

Dodge 05
Fortitude 06
Parry 03
Toughness 04/2*
Will 002

* Without Defensive Roll.

Complications:

  • Loyalty Mikhail is loyal to the mutant dissident cause.
  • Mutant dissident Mikhail was targeted for capture or termination by the authorities.

Powers Levels:

  • 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.


Writeups.org writer avatar Sébastien Andrivet

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.

Helper(s): Pawsplay (M&M stats).