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Fusion from Bloodpool (Image Comics)

Fusion

(Burke Monet)


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

Context

Fusion appeared in a 1995 Image / Extreme Comics LS, unarrestingly titled Bloodpool. These four issues felt remarkably like a straight transcription of a tabletop super-hero role-playing game session. Which I reckon isn’t necessarily what one wants to read about a comic, but heh, it’s true. And that’s what get them a profile !

These guys can thus easily be used as stock Player Characters (the “pre-rolled” kind, so to speak) or as stock young heroes in the background.


Background

  • Real Name: Burke Monet.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Bloodpool.
  • Base Of Operations: An unspecified west coast town.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 160lbs. Age: 17
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond


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Powers and Abilities

Fusion can force an object or being to turn into another matter that the object or being is in contact with. For instance he can turn someone touching granite into granite.

His modus operandi is to thrown small pieces of material at his target. He can charge those pieces with his power as long as he throws them personally. Thus, throwing a marble at someone would turn the target into glass if Fusion hits. And, no, I don’t understand why he does not carry a full bag of marbles or other projectiles.

His targets, if alive, remain suspended and turned into the matter that hit them for up to one hour. After that, they return to their normal state. While unconscious, they have the durability of whatever matter hit them.


History

The Bloodpool project wasn’t the finest moment of the US government’s special projects involving superhumans.

About 20 nu-gene active teens were recruited from their families, prodded, tested, operated on, genetically and cybernetically enhanced, and subjected to a dangerous and gruelling training. The promise was that they could one day join the prestigious Youngblood action team, a powerful combat force and media tool for the government.

Fusion throws a projectile

However, there was a crisis in the Youngblood organization when director Graves was discovered to be a demon. During the upheaval, the new director, Battlestone, decided to forego the Bloodpool contracts. Despite all the promises and all they had been through, the Bloodpool subjects were downsized.

A few of them (Task, Psilence, Wylder, Fusion, Rubble, Seoul) chose to follow the advice of one of Seoul’s spirit guide and, with the support of former Youngblood leader Shaft, struck on their own as a private, hero-for-hire outfit. An early, lucky meeting with a millionaire in an unfortunate situation bankrolled them, and the group, which carries on the Bloodpool name, soldiers on.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Fusion is the most reserved and least bloodthirsty member of Bloodpool. This may account for much of his friendship for Wylder. He seems slightly fascinated by Wylder’s ferocity.

Think of him as a nice, reasonable, friendly young man from a wealthy background.


Quotes

“Eat hot doorjamb, losers !”


DC Universe History

The Bloodpool might stay a failed government attempt at a super-group. Perhaps a Task Force X remnant that Amanda Waller killed in order to make more space for her pet Suicide Squad.

If you want a more recent origin, I’m afraid you won’t escape the DEO… unless you’re willing to resurrect the DDI from Swamp Thing (plus, that would resemble them).


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Fusion

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Upholding the good
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Bloodpool member
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 05
Init: 012 HP: 040

Powers:
Molecular chameleon: 10, Suspension: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Both Powers are Usable on Others (+5), both powers are only Usable on others (-4).
  • Both Powers can be Combined, both powers must be Combined.
  • Both Powers have a duration limited to [power’s APs] of time (-1).
  • Both Powers have No Range (-1).

Skills:
Vehicles (Land): 04, Weapons (Thrown): 06

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
Bloodpool (High).

Drawbacks:
None demonstrated.

By Eric Jackson and Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Bloodpool (Image comics).

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