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Conquest

(Viltrumite)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Conquest is an evil alien warrior with Kryptonian-class  powers. What could possibly go wrong with that ?

Readers not familiar with the Invincible comic books are best served by first reading the Generic Viltrumite article, then the Invincible profile, to understand the context.


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Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Other Aliases: Conquest.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Unrevealed.
  • Group Affiliation: Viltrumite Empire.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile ; Viltrumite Empire.
  • Height: 6’4” Weight: 340 lbs.
  • Eyes: Grey Hair: White


Powers and Abilities

Conquest possesses all of the evolutionary advantages that are common to the Viltrumite species. These include vast superhuman strength, speed, durability, stamina and flight.

Conquest manifests these at a significantly higher level than those of any other Viltrumite, save Thragg.


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History

Conquest’s role is apparently to fly to “troublesome” planets in order to quell resistance to Viltrumite rule.

He was on one such mission against the Rognarr when he exhibited the secondary effects of the Scourge Virus. The once seemingly indestructible Viltrumite was badly maimed in battle against the savage beasts and barely escaped with is life.

The Invincible War: Aftermath (part 1)

An indeterminate amount of time passed between his maiming at the hands of the Rognarr and his summons to Earth. When he arrived he was stunned to see that the planet’s defences were still in place, despite it being in shambles as a result of the “Invincible War”.

Worse, upon his arrival he found the Viltrumites’ assigned designate, Invincible, aiding the humans with its rebuilding.

With disgust and visible annoyance, Conquest gave Invincible a single chance to explain his actions. When he was rebuked, Conquest immediately launched into a vicious assault on the young Viltrumite.

Conquest immediately proved, not only to Invincible, but to the rest of the planet exactly how powerful a motivated Viltrumite truly is. The two Viltrumites streaked across the planet. They left countless dollars of destruction and an undetermined number of corpses across the planet as they pitted their titanic strength against one another.

The Invincible War: Aftermath (part 2)

In the course of their savage battle, both Oliver Grayson and Atom Eve attempted to come to Invincible’s aid. Conquest saw them as a means of enraging the young Viltrumite. He shattered Oliver’s arm and nearly tore him in two, and eventually drove his entire arm through Atom Eve’s torso.

Conquest vs. invincible

Conquest’s blatant brutality and maiming of Atom Eve drove Invincible over the edge. Eventually, Invincible subdued Conquest (with a series of savage head butts at that) with some help from the surprisingly resurrected Atom Eve. They left his seemingly lifeless corpse on the battle field.

In truth, Conquest lived on. He was secretly retrieved by Cecil Stedman and imprisoned in hundreds of tons of concrete in a secret location in the Unites States. Cecil hoped that upon Conquest’s recovery, the imprisoned Viltrumite would reveal more of his people’s plans for the planet Earth.

Instead, Cecil greatly under-estimated the true strength of a Viltrumite warrior. While it is unrevealed exactly how much time passed, Conquest eventually awakened, fully healed and surprised that he had been imprisoned instead of executed. With a small show of effort, Conquest shattered his Earth-made prison and rocketed into space.

The Viltrumite War, part 1

Conquest eventually made his way back to the Viltrumite Empire. There, he pleaded for mercy for his failure on the Earth. Despite his annoyance and anger at his failure, Grand Regent Thragg decided to spare Conquest’s life. But his forgiveness came with a price.

As it turned out, the price was one that Conquest could easily live with. Thragg revealed that the Grayson family would soon be entering the Empire perimeter using a Coalition ship. All Conquest had to do to regain Thragg’s trust, was kill them.

Conquest set out immediately, bringing Lucan and another Viltrumite warrior to complete his strike team.

The three found the Coalition vessel exactly where it was supposed to be, and destroyed it with a single fly-by. As the Grayson family spilled out of the wreckage, they immediately found themselves set upon by the psychotic warrior and his two allies.

Gleeful at this opportunity for a rematch, Conquest traded blows with all three of the Grayson family before settling into a one on one confrontation with Invincible.

The Viltrumite War, part 2

It didn’t take long for the weakest member of the Grayson family, Oliver, to get into serious trouble. During the battle, the inexperienced young warrior was struck hard enough to force him to exhale and expend all of the oxygen in his lungs. Faced with suffocation, Oliver flew as fast as he could to a nearby planet which fortunately had a breathable atmosphere.

When Oliver retreated into the atmosphere of a nearby planet, Conquest turned his back on Invincible and pursued Oliver with a clear murderous intent in his mind. This proved to be a fatal and final mistake for the Viltrumite warrior.

While he exhaled in the planet’s atmosphere, Invincible struck him hard from behind, blasting all the air from his lungs and then clamped his hands tightly around the older Viltrumite’s throat before he could take another breathe.

Conquest did everything he could think of to dislodge his enraged foe from his throat. He rocketed into the dark reaches of space, flew through mountains and tore great rents into the soil and bedrock of the planet with his young foes body. And yet, Invincible would not release him from their deadly embrace.

Last moments

As his eyes began to dull and his face started to discolour, Conquest pressed his attack on his foe. He hammered at Invincible’s chest and abdomen with his fading strength. At one point, he drove his hand into Invincible’s stomach and literally began to disembowel him.

But even this wasn’t enough to make Invincible release his grip. And with that, Conquest, the once feared ravager of planets, the scourge of Viltrumite space, died.

Conquest’s remains were buried on that silent nameless planet by Omni-man, as a testament to his once great achievements as a Viltrumite warrior.


Description

Conquest was a massively built (even by Viltrumite standards) caucasian male with receeding white hair and a scarred visage. Even before his battle with Invincible, he had a long wicked scar that ran down the right side of his face starting from above he hairline to his jawline.

His right eye was a milky white colour and his right arm was missing from below the bicep. In its place, a cybernetic prosthesis sits as a replacement. The arm is golden in colour and has small purple luminescent lights on it.

Despite his ancient injuries, he has an obvious vitality about him. His garb is typical of an adult male Viltrumite, a white and grey body stocking like garment, with a circular symbol with three vertical lines in the centre of his chest. His pelvic region is covered by a simple loin cloth and he has a sturdy pair white boots.

Of course, Conquest sports a thick white moustache.


Personality

There is no gentle way to put it, Conquest was bat@#$ crazy. He was a psychopathic powerhouse, who craved nothing less than glorious battle and blood on his hands. Everything else was a distraction.

In battle, he always singled out an opponent, virtually ignoring any others who attempted to interfere with the battle. He simply battered his way through anything that got in-between himself and his chosen target. This included any and everything from buildings to civilians to mountains or other heroes.

The only thing that could restrain him were direct orders from his superiors.

Other traits

Moreover, he simply allowed his opponents to hit him. He rarely seemed to bother making defensive moves unless his opponent was going all out. Nolan once said, “in recent years, Conquest has acted like a spectator in his own battles.”

In game terms, Conquest never spent HP to increase his OV. Instead if his opponent gets lucky enough to cause damage to his BODY, he simply bought off the damage with LDD. In addition, Conquest reduced the AV of his punches in the early rounds of his battles, savouring the fight and trying not to kill his chosen opponent.

All others outside his opponent were dealt with severely and succinctly. He would strike at them with his full AV unless he felt that he could cause more anguish to his chosen target.


Quotes

“Right now, Anissa would be telling you how the Viltrum Empire would turn this planet into a Utopia. She’d tell you you’re a fool to try and prevent this— that we would be helping the people you believe you are protecting from us. I will not tell you any such thing. The truth is, I WANT you to resist. I’m not here to spread the Viltrum Empire. I’m not here because I believe in one cause or the other, or that I’m fulfilling some kind of honourable duty. I’m here because I enjoy this.”

Conquest: “I long to feel my fists drenched in bl—”
Invincible: (punches him in the face, hard)
Conquest (smiling slowly): “Ha, ha ! You’re getting there.”

“You think I’m going to give you a chance to surrender so that I have to stop ? Have I given you any indication that I want to quit ? I’m HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE ! Come on—KEEP GOING ! When I’m done with you I’m going to kill everyone else—don’t forget that ! You’re all that stands between me and these feeble beings you’ve grown to love.”

“Who the hell are you ? I like to know who I’m dismembering.”

“You idiot ! You need all the help you can get ! The time I spent killing him might have given you a moment to gather your thoughts—maybe even outwit me. You are an embarrassment.”

“It’s not very often that I get to cut loose like this. I mean really cut loose like I have here. Usually there are so many mission parameters. ‘Don’t Destroy this.’ ‘Keep this person alive.’ But not here — not with this planet. For whatever reason, I don’t really care why, to be honest, I was told — Take control, not matter what it takes… Take control of the planet. So whatever you did to piss us off — Thank you. This has been FUN.”


DC Universe History

Forget Doomsday. Imagine the truly fearsome battle between Kal-El, the hero that won’t kill against Conquest, the Viltrumite that would destroy an entire planet just to make Superman go all out.

Outside of that, you can simply sub the Viltrumites into the DC universe wholesale.


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Conquest

Dex: 08 Str: 24 Bod: 20 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 06 Wil: 10 Min: 10 Occupation: Enforcer
Inf: 05 Aur: 07 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 010
Init: 036 HP: 100

Powers:
Cold Immunity: 06, Flame Immunity: 06, Flight: 37, Growth: 01, Mind Over Matter: 20, Regeneration: 02, Sealed Systems: 15, Superspeed: 15, Systemic Antidote: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth: Always On (-1); Already Factored into stats; Form Function (+1).
  • BOD: Right Hand and forearm are artificial and have BOD: 16.

Skills:
Charisma (Intimidation): 09, Martial Artist: 08, Vehicles (Space Craft): 06

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Milky Way Galaxy), Credentials (Viltrum World Conquering Committee, Medium), Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Near-Immortal, Familiarity (Viltrumite Technology).

Connections:
Viltrumites.

Drawbacks:
Catastrophic Bulletproof Syndrome, CIA (Battle), CPI (Intermittent Explosive Disorder), Creepy Appearance (Scarred Visage, Bionic Arm), Fatal Vulnerability (Scourge Virus), Loss Vulnerability (All powers and physical attributes reduced to ½ APs after exposure to the Scourge Virus), SPR (Blind in one Eye).

Genre:
Action.

Equipment:
TELEPATHIC EARPLUG [BODY 03, Telepathy: 06, R#: 2 ; Limitations: Telepathy is for communication only (-1FC)].


Intermittent Explosive Disorder

All Viltrumites, suffer from an acute form of IED (Intermittent Explosive Disorder). This behavioural disorder can be characterized by extreme expressions of anger, often to the point of uncontrollable rage, that are disproportionate to the situation at hand.

The average Viltrumite simply isn’t equipped to handle frustration or opposition; any sort of stress (from failed character interaction to combat) can trigger a violent episode. In game this is simulated by making a Serious Rage Role whenever a Viltrumite begins to feel negative emotions (frustration, anger, fear) with failure resulting in immediate devastating physical violence.


Design notes

  • Reduced STR and BOD to better represent power level, using Kryptonian levels of strength as the standard.
  • Added additional capabilities/powers from the revised Viltrumites Writeup.
  • Removed the Age (Old) disadvantage since it doesn’t affect Conquest at all, as well as the SPR (Missing arm) limitation, since his bionic limb counters it. If he loses the limb, he would regain that limitation.


By Bryan Gittens.

Source of Character: Image Comic Book Series – Invincible, created by Robert Kirkman & Cory Walker.

Helper(s): WORG Write-ups: Omni-Man, Invincible, Conquest.

Writeup updated on the 11th of April, 2012.

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