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Gargouille of the Acolytes (X-Men enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Gargouille

(Lavinia LeBlanc)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Gargouille is a minor, obscure Magneto ally. She was chiefly seen in a 1998 Quicksilver storyline.

She’s convenient if you need some random mutant supremacist type.


Background

  • Real Name: Lavinia LeBlanc.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Acolytes of Magneto.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile w/Acolytes.
  • Height: 3’8” Weight: 75 lbs.
  • Eyes: White Hair: Gray


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Powers and Abilities

Gargouille looks like a small human-gargoyle hybrid. She can fly, and has enhanced human strength and durability.

Although she did not demonstrate these on-panel, she is supposed to have superhuman agility and senses. The have been represented by a boilerplate selection of additional Powers and Skills.


History

Gargouille was part of a relatively late wave of recruits for the Acolytes of Magneto. She joining during the same general time frame as Projector and Decay. This was the first wave of Acolytes to reinstate the use of code names.

During the clash between the Acolytes and the Knight of Wundagore, as Exodus was attempting to obtain Isotope E, she and the other two new guys were placed under the command of a longtime Acolyte, Scanner. This group was supplemented with various mutant criminals suffering from the fatal Legacy Virus. These hoped Exodus would somehow provide them with a cure.


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The mission eventually failed, largely due to the intervention of Quicksilver. Scanner eventually chose to retreat through teleportation along with Gargouille and the other two, leaving the “impure” (the diseased mutants) on the ground.

Gargouille was immediately transferred to the main Acolyte forces, and took part in the entire battle for Isotope E as part of Exodus’ troops. During that battle Decay died.

LeBlanc wasn’t seen in Genosha. Thus, it is possible that she was personally loyal toward Exodus and did not make the transition to Magneto. Howbeit, she wasn’t among the Brotherhood of Mutants Exodus later assembled either, though.

She may have left the movement when Exodus, disguised as Magneto, attempted to bring peace and understanding to Genosha through psionic  force and illusion.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Gargouille seemed eager to prove herself, and a courageous and dedicated fighter.

From the few sentences she actually spoke and her real name, I get the impression she is French-Canadian.

She did not seem to be a religious faithful like some other Acolytes, but more like a mutant rights activist.

She was protective of the vulnerable Decay, who seemed to rely on her for advice and physical protection.


Quotes

“A chance for you, Projector, and me to prove ourselves, Decay. We are Acolytes, non ? Exodus gives us this chance to prove ourselves, oui ?”

“We will follow you, [Exodus] !”


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Gargouille

Dex: 04 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Uphold Exodus
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 05 Occupation: Acolyte
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 010 HP: 020

Powers:
Enhanced hearing: 03, Flight: 05, Shrink: 02, Super-hearing: 03, Systemic antidote: 04, Telescopic vision: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:
Shrink is Always On and Already Factored In – though her OV against ranged attacks is 06 (more with Acrobatics (Aerial)), and her running speed is but 2 APs.

Skills:
Evasion (Aerial only): 07

Advantages:
Language (French), Sharp Eye.

Connections:
Acolytes of Magneto (Low).

Drawbacks:
Altered Physiology, Creepy Appearance.

Equipment:
ACOLYTE UNIFORM [BODY 06, Radio Communications: 13, R#2]. The built-in body armour is of little use to her and is thus not a part of the stats of her UNIFORM.


Design Notes

Gargouille is minor enough that she never was seen in action in a detailed way — she usually was but a random extra in the fights. Most of our stats are thus educated guesses as to her abilities.


By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel comics.

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