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Deathmask (Night Man enemy) (Ultraverse comics)

Deathmask


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Deathmask was the villain in the first issue of Night Man. Night Man was one of the launch titles of the Ultraverse in 1993. It was meant to be a new major super-hero comics world. Though interesting it didn’t pan out, as Marvel bought the right during the big comic books crash of the mid-1990s.

Deathmask is a super-powered serial killer/slasher type.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed, presumed single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: San Francisco.
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: None


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Powers and Abilities

Deathmask is a psychokiller with a big knife. He’s something out of a slasher movie.

He can also cut the skin off people’s face with his blade. If he wears the skin on his own head, his superhuman power will turn him into a perfect lookalike of the deceased. So it’s kinda like The Hidden.


History

The serial killer Deathmask appeared one day in San Francisco. He would kill a person, wear their skin, meet with somebody connected to the victim, kill them and carry on the cycle.

Deathmask was the Night Man’s first case, and the budding hero failed. He couldn’t stop Deathmask from killing a waitress called Ginger Robinson. This death would haunt him for months.

After Robinson’s murder, the Night Man and Deathmask fought again over a stormy sea.Deathmask was thrown overboard and seemingly killed by a shark.


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Return

However, he survived. Deathmask came back months later to avenge himself and wear the Night Man’s face.

While he badly wounded Night Man, Deathmask seemed to die again. He was struck by lightning while dangling by a metallic ladder under an helicopter. No corpse was found.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

An horror movie slasher, who has killed hundreds of ordinary persons to steal their face.

He’s obsessed by taking faces, and, for some unclear reason, by the concept of destiny. He’ll often claim events were preordained and consider small incidents and strokes of luck as being his destiny.


Quotes

“But the face is the prime cut !”


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Deathmask

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Psycho
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Criminal
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 017 HP: 025

Powers:
Chameleon: 10, Invulnerability*: 06, Skin armour: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Chameleon only works if Deathmask wears the facial skin of the person he’s to imitate (-2).
  • Skin armour only for attacks directed at his face (-2 ; Deathmask can pay a 5 HPs fee for a blow to land on his face, unless that blow was stated to be aimed somewhere else).

Skills:
Artist (Actor)*: 05, Martial artist*: 05, Vehicles (Air, Land, Water): 06, Weaponry (Knives): 08

Advantages:
Iron Nerves.

Connections:
None.

Drawbacks:
Creepy Appearance, Serious Rage.

Equipment:
Combat knife [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Ultraverse.

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