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Hiroshima


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

This character came from an own Tangent-like DC Universe: same names, different character concepts. Thus, the players are the Justice League, but, per example, Superman is a powerful English alien-looking telepath, Green Lantern is a Chinese joking martial artist with a magical ancient lantern, and so on.


Background

  • Alter Ego: Kali Shiva.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Holocaust’s minions.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’1” Weight: 100 lbs. Age: 31
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Blonde


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Powers and Abilities

Hiroshima can:

  • Project powerful radioactive bolts.
  • Briefly develop counter-powers against her opponents.

She is also an Olympic caliber athlete and a fine hand to hand fighter, despite her otherwise frail constitution.

She’s trained in many skills needed on her terrorist duties, like demolitions, fast driving and larceny. She has indeed worked as a spy for her country in one or two occasions.

Her Jet Pack includes a force field and long range radio communications besides flight capabilities energized by her own radioactive power.


History

Kali Shiva is not a name that evokes peace. She was raised by a Japanese mother in hate with the North Americans for what they had done to Japan and to Việt Nam (where she volunteered with the Việt Cộng during the war).

Her daughter was raised from the beginning as a tool of vengeance, including the experiments she allowed her to be used into by a Nazi refugee called Doctor Kaustic.

Kali inherited the hate her mother wanted of her, but also a contemptuous hate for Japanese people for not having been able to defend themselves. At the end of Nam’s war, her powers yet not developed, she left the country and started to wander from place to place in search of a spiritual guide.

She found none and followed her mother’s early instruction into the ways of death, terror and hate.


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Terror

Time went on and Kali Shiva became one of the most acknowledged terrorists in the world. During the early 1990’s she caught the attention of a special man, an unnamed terrorist mercenary who seemed to share her nihilistic views. They kept meeting in the same places, the same battles, the same slaughters.

Finally they fell in love. She also came to share his belief that Western men where going to again try to make the world theirs through the might of superpowered people, starting to appear at those times. It was needed that another force countered that and surpassed it, even to the point of destroying the present world to rebuild it as it should be.

Thanks to some equipment he had recently recovered he planned to build an army of super-terrorists that helped to sink the world. Kali agreed and so the experiments of her early days were completed.

The man turned out to be the same Doctor Kaustic of her childhood. He was an immortal being now known as Holocaust, a chaos-bringer that would exist as long as hate and terror subsist among humans.

That revelation, added to the treatment she had been submitted and the fact that Holocaust had used Kali’s mother as a catalyst to her Powers, draining her life energy to empower the daughter, finally broke Kali’s integrity. She turned into a darker version of herself.

Broken

Her mind shattered, Kali took the identity of Hiroshima. She became Holocaust’s main soldier in his fight against human rights.

In 2000, Holocaust and Hiroshima tried to pervert and bring to their cause an Irish terrorist (Mad Dog) acting at Spain, during the San Fermín Festival . The Justice League defeated their attempt, both deactivating the bombs the terrorist had put through Bilbao and talking him back into sanity.

The League fought both Hiroshima and Holocaust at Bilbao’s roofs, until she was defeated by one of Flash’s powerful light beams. Holocaust blasted the bystanders to cover his runaway, but thanks to the League none was damaged (although Kosmo Sushi, Green Lantern’s magical cat was killed when he blocked a blast thrown at his master).

An enraged Batman then attacked Holocaust literally ripping him in half with his magical claws. The corpse of Holocaust then disappeared.

Jailed

The UN took care of Hiroshima and enclosed her at a special cell on a NY jail. At first she showed strong violence despite the special restraints she had been put into. Two weeks later, on the other hand, she appeared calmed and started to behave quietly.

After the League again fought Hiroshima and a bunch of other killer villains at what was known as San Diego’s Massacre and put her in charge of the FBI, they discovered that she was also still at her New York prison. The League met that “other” Hiroshima and discovered it was a mix of hypnosis and an holographic double, the real one being the one now jailed at Quantico.


Personality

When Hiroshima attacks she tries to kill as much people as she can, specially bystanders that later plague the heroes memories. When acting undercover she can be very careful and can wait as much time as needed to achieve her target.

Hiroshima is faithfully devoted to Holocaust, almost to the point of idolatry, and will do anything at her hands to return him back to life. Hiroshima is opposed to most heroes, but holds a personal vendetta attitude against Batman, for having killed Holocaust.


DC Universe History

Hiroshima could be a Firestorm or Captain Atom enemy, or an old acquaintance of Shrapnel.


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Hiroshima

A 1,004 Points Character.

Dex: 08 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Psychopathic
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 06 Occupation: Terrorist
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 021 HP: 050

Powers:
Energy Blast (Radiation): 10, Mimic: 10, Sealed Systems: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Mimic: Bestows counter-powers, only (a power that counters another power: if used against a physical attack, usually she “mimics” a Force Field; if used against a defensive Power, say Skin Armor, a physical attack Power, specially if there’s one that can bypass the defense, Energy Blast, per example) (+1).
  • Sealed Systems: Power Ineffective Against Gas Attacks.

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 08, Charisma (Intimidation): 07, Martial Artist: 06, Medicine (Forensic)*: 06, Military Science (Cartography, Demolition): 04, Thief (Escape Artist, Locks and Safes, Pick pocketing, Security Systems, Stealth): 06, Vehicles (Land Vehicles)*: 08, Weaponry (Exotic Weapons, Melee Weapons): 07

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Japan), Languages (Japanese, English, French).

Connections:
Terrorist Organizations (Low).

Drawbacks:
Exile (Involuntary [Japan]), CIA (Holocaust), MPR (No sense of taste), MPI (Memory Lapses), Public Identity, Serious Rage, Unluck, Attack Vulnerability (Radiation, -1 cs).

Equipment:

  • HIROSHIMA’s JET-PACK [BODY 06, Flight: 07, Force Shield: 05, Radio Com.: 10, R#05, HP Cost: 77].
  • 6 AP C Omni-Gadget (x2).

Previous Stats

Prior to her second defeat at the hands of the JL at San Diego, Hiroshima had 75 HPs.

By KalEl el Vigilante.

Source of Character: Homemade Tangent-DC Campaign.

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