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Hulver Ramik the slaver of souls


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Hulver Ramik is an enemy of Awesome Comics’ Supreme. But it is critical to note that he appeared during the 1990s. That was during the span where powerfully bearded writer Alan Moore turned Supreme into a wonderful homage to Superman during the Silver Age  of comics.

And thus the Slaver of Souls is a cromulent, and quite powerful, super-villain.


Background

  • Real Name: Hulver Ramik.
  • Other Aliases: The Slaver of Souls.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Dimension of the Dead.
  • Height: 6’0” Weight: 160 lbs. Age: 50+
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: None


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Powers and Abilities

Hulver Ramik is a very wealthy man. He can buy the most incredible weapons or anything else he might need.

Earlier he used soul hooks with which he kidnapped his victims from across the dimensions . He lives in a large prison, the size of a city, where he keeps all his victims until sold. This prison is filled with prison guards and mercenaries, under his command.


History

Hulver Ramik was a slave-trader from a dimension where souls have substance. He was first encountered by the Allies in July 1961, in the case named “The Puzzle of the Paralyzed Planet” and then again in September 1964, in the case named “Slaves of the Spirit Stealer”. Later, in December, the Allies were forced to labor in “Servant’s of the Soul-Slaver!”.

In 1966 he was absorbed by the Crimson Sphere. But Ramik managed to deal his way out of that.

At the end of the 1960s, after the disbanding of the Allies, he was contracted to bring in nearly all superheroes. Professor Night, Twilight, Spacehunter, Janet Planet, the Fisherman, Skipper, the Stormbirds, the Conquerors of the Uncanny, Mark Tyme Dimensioneer, Jungle Jack Flynn, Blake Baron Occult Agent et al. were entrapped them in a special prison in his home dimension then put for sale.

In this dimension, and even more so in the cells, time flows slower. Over 20 years had passed on Earth, but only a few weeks had passed in Ramik’s dimension, and only a couple of minutes in the cells.

As the Slaver was awaiting his client, Optilux, to sell them all off, the Allies, led by Supreme, showed up, defeated Ramik and Optilux and set all the lost heroes free. Ramik has not been seen since, but is presumed to continue with his soul trading business as usual.


Description

Hulver Ramik is a husky humanoid with grey skin and five eyes set in a circular pattern. He has no hair and his face is heavily scarred. He’s described as most repulsive by humans.

He is clad in varied Emperor-like outfits, and was most recently seen in black leather garments and a dark blue trenchcoat.


Personality

Hulver Ramik is a slaver of souls. He wants powerful souls, such as those of superheroes, to sell on to his inhuman customers. Ramik can be contracted to bring in anyone if a client offers a high enough price.

 He smooth-talks his clients and gloats to superheroes.

In the face of defeat he grows desperate and makes irrational acts, screaming out orders to his prison guards. But he knows when to quit and cut his losses.


Quotes

“Work harder, my super slaves ! Now you belong to Hulver Ramik, slave trader of the spirit realm !”

“’Scum‘ ? How dare you ! I’m a legitimate business man !”

Ramik: “As for your friends, I was offered a big enough fee. You were in space. The Allies had disbanded. Easy pickings.”
Supreme: “Oh, really ? And who was your client in this ? Who offered this fee ?”
Ramik: “Somebody too big to argue with, Supreme. Somebody too powerful even for you. In fact, if you’re so interested, why not take a look behind you?” (referring to Optilux)


DC Universe History

Hulver Ramik probably is the Supremeverse’s equivalent of the classic JLA villain, Despero.


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Hulver Ramik

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Slaver of souls
Inf: 08 Aur: 06 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 025
Init: 019 HP: 075

Skills:
Charisma: 08, Occultist: 04

Advantages:
Expansive Headquarters (Alcatraz of souls), Gift of Gab, Language (unrevealed alien language), Scholar (Soul trading).

Connections:
Alcatraz of Souls Compound (High), Soul Trading Community (High).

Drawbacks:
Creepy Appearance.

Equipment:

  • Soul Hooks (x8) [BODY 4, Dimension Travel (Summoning) 12, Note: The hooks are used to drag victims into Ramik’s own dimension from anywhere else].
  • Omni-Gadget (x3) [BODY 04, C-Omniability 10 APs, Note: In addition to these it can be assumed that Ramik has access to numerous powerful gadgets gained from the trades done over the years.]
  • PRISON CELLS (at least x200) [BODY 06, Paralysis: 20, Suspension: 20, Note: Suspension works at this level in Ramik’s dimension and supposedly decreases to 10 APs only if the cell is moved to another dimension].

Ramik’s prison guardians

About the guardian’s weapons : “Soul Snares ! They can drain your energy away until you’re little more than a wraith !”

Dex: 03 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 02 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Prison Guards
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 007 HP: 005

Skills:
Weaponry: 04

Equipment:

  • Blasters  [BODY 04, Energy Blast: 06, R#2].
  • Soul Snares [BODY 04, Power Drain: 015, Vampirism: 08, Bonus: Power Drain and Vampirism have Combined Power Usage (+2; see New Rules), Limitations: All powers have a Range of Touch (-1), Note: They look like thick, wiry, green snares and are thrown upon the opponent, R#2].

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen.

Source of Character: Supreme comics (Awesome Comics).

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet.

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