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Emerald Empress (post-reboot) in her black costume over a white background

Emerald Empress

(Post-Reboot version)


Context

The history of the DC Universe 1,000 years into the future — the XXXth and XXXIst centuries — has traditionally been chronicled in the pages of Legion of Super-Heroes and related comics. There have been multiple iteration of this future, though.

This version of the Emerald Empress belongs to the iteration that was chronicled from 1994 to 2004. It is known to fans as the “reboot” continuity. She is part of the Fatal Five, one of the highest-profile teams opposing the Legion.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Group Affiliation: Fatal Five.


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Powers and Abilities

The Empress is a genetically engineered killer. She is a master martial artist, with knowledge of how to kill over a hundred species.

She recently became the keeper of the Emerald Eye, and uses its powers as her own.


History

The Empress was created by the government of Venegar to be a living weapon against the Sun-Eater, and trained in all manner of combat. She turned on her government, citing political oppression. But the actual reason was her sociopathic streak that made her into a student of the art of murder.

The Venegarians imprisoned her. However, she was released from her prison by the Legion of Super-Heroes. She and the other Fatal Five were needed to combat the Sun-Eater as it approached the United Planets.

The Empress and her teammates fought the Legion, but she was eventually taken down by Andromeda. For all her deadly skills, the Empress just wasn’t prepared for a Daxamite.


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In the aftermath of the battle, the Empress was interrogated by Kinetix concerning the whereabouts of the Emerald Eye. The Eye was a mystical artifact over which the residents of Venegar fought a civil war 200 years ago.

The Emerald Eye of Ekron freed the Empress from imprisonment on Takron Galtos and choose her as its host. Surprisingly, the Eye deigned to be completely submissive to the Empress, perhaps in an effort to lower its profile and avoid detection by Mordru.

The Eye reunited the Fatal Five (with the exception of Mano). They embarked on a mission to take control of Outpost Allen. The mission failed as the Five were defeated by Brainiac 5.1 and Gates.


Description

The Empress is a very attractive woman with green (formerly brown) hair. She wears a green jumpsuit (formerly black).


Personality

The Empress is very cruel. She tends to toy with her prey before killing them.

She is highly vocal about her political beliefs as well.


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The Empress

Dex: 09 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 08 Wil: 06 Min: 06 Occupation: Killer
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 025 HP: 060

Powers:
Sharpness (Martial Artist): 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Sharpness is a Skilled Power.
  • Sharpness can only be used against organic humanoid species whose anatomy she could credibly have studied.
  • Sharpness can be applied to her Dagger attacks if she is subbing her Martial Artist for AV or EV during this Phase.

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 09, Martial Artist*: 09, Medicine: 06, Thief*: 09, Weaponry (Melee)*: 09

Advantages:
Attractive, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (Politics, Exobiology).

Drawbacks:
SIA (Killing), CPI (Homicidal).

Equipment:
Dagger [BODY 10, EV 04 (05 w/STR, 10 w/Martial Artist). Bonus: The Dagger is balanced for throwing].

By Danielle Mendus.

Source of Character: Legion of Super-Heroes (DCU).

Helper(s): Darci, Zoomjunkie, Peter Piispanen, Roy Cowan, Sébastien Andrivet.

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