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Crusher

(Patrulla Barna Council)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

This specific character was part of a RPG campaign run by writeups.org contributor Kal El, set in Barcelona.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Known Relatives: Thoola (wife).
  • Group Affiliation: Council of the 10.
  • Base Of Operations: Planet Z.
  • Height: 6’1”/5’6” Weight: 136 lbs/25.5 tons.
  • Eyes: White Hair: None Skin: Light grey.


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Powers and Abilities

Crusher seems to come from a planet where gravity changed from very heavy to very light. That way, he (and the rest of his race) developed powerful gravity controlling powers. But Crusher is an anomaly even in his home planet, as his control over gravity is way above the norm.

Crusher can increase his density, and also his strength and durability, up to the point where:

  • He weights roughly 25 tons.
  • He’s impervious to most weapons, except nuclear powered ones.
  • He can easily lift a small building.

With his other power, the one that gave him his name, he can easily crush one such building. This is because he can raise the pull of gravity over an object or being up to a million times. Suffering 1,000,000 G is something that can finish most anybody.


History

Crusher already was on Planet Z when the first of the other members of the yet-to-be Council arrived.

He had arrived there after a fight with another mercenary, Slingshot. Slingshot, caught in Crusher’s gravitational bear hug, teleported him to the atmosphere of the planet. The fall wasn’t enough to damage Crusher, but he was stranded on the planet.

Crusher’s wife, who he usually refers as “Thoola” (the Council ignores if that’s her name or her nickname, the same way they ignore if “Crusher” is this member’s name or just a nick), is also a mercenary. In fact, it was her who trained Crusher in heavy weaponry operation.

Among the Council, Crusher is the demolition expert. He also has lots of gizmos and gadgets (some of them stolen from Slingshot’s ship, other’s made by the Z’s, and some other of unknown origin), and he always carries one of them.


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Description

When he doesn’t use his powers, Crusher looks like a tall, very thin humanoid. He has long arms and a vertically oval face, with two big protuberant ears and a pointy beard not made of hair but of his own bone and flesh. Despite his appearance, even without his gravitational enhancement Crusher is superhumanly strong and resilient, and very fast.

In his superdense form, Crusher is a hugely muscular behemoth, 4’ from shoulder to shoulder, whose arms and legs look like trees. His face is much wider than long, and his facial treats seem to be compressed.

He wears the usual dark grey Council suit, with three black dots over the chest.


Personality

Crusher is a quite direct brawler, although not a brick . Is quite fearsome and almost fearless, but doesn’t like to kill when it’s not been ordered. And even then there must be a reason to do it.

He was once mind controlled to blow up a sun, by raising his core’s density a hundred million times, and making it go nova. He and the nihilist psionic who controlled him managed to escape thanks to a wormhole, but Crusher has got since an irrational fear to exploding stars.


Quotes

“There are heavy words. I’m Crusher. THAT’S a heavy word.”


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Crusher

A 1127 Point Character

Dex: 08 Str: 07 Bod: 08 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 08 Min: 08 Occupation: Number 3
Inf: 07 Aur: 07 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 016
Init: 024 HP: 080

Powers:
Density Increase: 10, Enhanced Initiative: 04, Gravity Increase: 20

Bonuses and Limitations:
Density Increase: APs of Power Engaged Add to STR.

Skills:
Charisma (Intimidation): 10, Military Science (Camouflage, Cartography, Danger Recognition, Demolition): 08, Weaponry (Heavy, Missile)*: 08

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Planet Z), Iron Nerves, Sharp Eye.

Connections:
Council of the 10 (High, Powerful).

Drawbacks:
Authority Figure, SIA (Loyalty to the Council), SIF (Novas and Supernovas), Attack Vulnerability (Gravity Decrease, -3 cs), Loss Vulnerability (Pulsar Energy, 5 APs, All Powers).

Equipment:
15 AP ABCD Omni-Gadget.

By KalEl el Vigilante.

Source of Character: Homemade Character.

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