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Frenzy

(Lloyd Malcolm Jefferson)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

“Frenzy” isn’t an uncommon code name – there’s at least a half-dozen comics characters using it. But this Frenzy appeared in the landmark Grant Morrison run on DC Comics’ Doom Patrol, during the 1990s.


Background

  • Real Name: Lloyd Malcolm Jefferson.
  • Marital Status: Presumed single.
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed mother.
  • Group Affiliation: Brotherhood of dada I.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: About 6’ Weight: About 170 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


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Powers and Abilities

Jefferson can turn into a twister – a tornado. The winds can easily pick up and fling personss around, preferably hurling them into dangerous situations. Since he *is* air in this state, hurting Frenzy means somehow breaking the tornado apart.

Lightning dances around his tornado form. It is likely to strike those coming close to him if he wishes it.


History

McKenszie was recruited in his native Detroit by Mister Nobody, the illuminated surrealist activist and madman. He thus joined the first Brotherhood of Dada.

The Brotherhood had a plan – to recover a weird painting evoked in lost works by Thomas DeQuincey, which supposedly ate people. This tableau, by the mad Italian painter Piranesi, was destroyed in 1814. But a duplicate was done and ultimately recovered by Horst Eismann, the collector of the strange.

The Brotherhood of Dada mounted a successful assault on Eismann’s retreat in the French Alps, and absconded with the painting. They then went to Paris, and Mister Nobody performed strange manipulations over it in the Champ de Mars  that resulted in reality inversion. Paris was plunged into the dimension of the painting, and the Brotherhood of dada with it.

The Doom Patrol intervened and broke the phenomenon, restoring Paris. But most of the Brotherhood of Dada, including Frenzy, elected to stay in the Painting. It was a dimension  with various subdimensions themed after art schools. The freaks, forever rejected on Earth, had found a world that could accept them and which they could enjoy.


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Description

It is unclear whether he can extrude his arms from his costume, or if he’s actually bound in it, straitjacket-like.


Personality

Jefferson is ignorant and uneducated, and has no problem admitting it. He feels quite proud whenever he managed to achieve something despite his lack of learning. And though he has no culture he really enjoys art. He also enjoys writing, mostly long letters narrating his adventures to his mum, but his spelling make them hard to decipher.

Among the Brotherhood, Frenzy is quite possibly the biggest fan of the world inside the painting.


Quotes

“No, I don’t know nuttin, ’s matter of fack. How come *you’re* sewntelligent, man ?”

“Divide an’ conquer, man. Divide an conquer.”


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Frenzy

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Rebel
Int: 02 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Absurdist
Inf: 03 Aur: 05 Spi: 10 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 009 HP: 035

Powers:
Self-link (Air control): 07, Flight: 07, Fluid form: 18, Lightning: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Lightning has No Range and has Area of Effect ( 1 AP).
  • Air Control and Flight are Contingent on Fluid form (-1).
  • Fluid form also helps to defend against energy attacks (+2).

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
Brotherhood of dada (Low).

Drawbacks:
Misc.: Frenzy has essentially no education.

By Sébastien Andrivet vaguely based on Mayfair.

Source of Character: Doom Patrol #26-28.

Helper(s): John Colagioia, Nick Yankovec.

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