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Hungyr of the Supremacists (Black Panther enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Hungyr


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

Context

This obscure Black Panther villain was seen but twice, in 1988 and 1995 – and but briefly.

But he’s part of a team of similar types. And teams of opponents are an important resources in tabletop super-hero RPGs.


Background

  • Real Name: Frank Baer.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Supremacists.
  • Base Of Operations: Azania.
  • Height: Weight:
  • Eyes: Hair:


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Powers and Abilities

Hungyr’s touch can drain a target of any powers they possess, and endow Hungyr with these.

He can only use the powers stolen from one target at a time. And he cannot use his draining touch while accessing other powers. Swapping between power groups is strenuous for him, and can take a Phase to accomplish.

When using others powers, he also grows physically larger. This can be suppressed if he concentrates, but he runs the risk of injuring himself by doing so.

He has, apparently permanently, drained the powers of his former team mates, Barricade and White Avenger. This allows him to project force fields (as Barricade), or to gain enormous strength, the ability to fly, and augmented vision (as White Avenger).


History

A native of the African country of Azania, Hungyr was inducted into the national superhero team, the Supremacists. When a shadowy cat-like being began murdering government officials, suspicion fell on T’Challa, the Black Panther, head of state of the neighbouring country of Wakanda.

The Supremacists were sent to capture the Black Panther. They stormed the Wakandan council chambers. But T’Challa managed to evade their initial attack, and drew them into the jungle.

He managed to pick them off one at a time. The Panther caught Hungyr by surprise, and used him to take out the White Avenger and Barricade. This caused Hungyr to, seemingly permanently, drain their powers. He spent a few painful months struggling to control these new abilities.

I don’t need your civil war

Azania changed after the Panther struck, allowing General Oostkamp to seize power with a biracial militia. This incensed the White racists, who formed a militia of their own, leading to civil war. Blaze, Hungyr and Harrier II were on the White side.

The Supremacists (art from the TSR gamer's handbook to the Marvel universe)

Their side attempted to take down the (Black) US ambassador, who was rescued by Night Thrasher. They also attacked the Wakanda embassy in Azania, with Blaze torching the place and attempting to kill the ambassador, who was saved by Night Thrasher and the Panther. Blaze was arrested by Wakandan troops.

Everybody was evacuated on a Wakandan aircraft, on which Hungyr and Harrier II had stowed away. For some reason Hungyr called up the Barricade powers, but forcing himself not to grow proved too painful and this betrayed their presence. The aircraft crashed, but they were defeated on the ground.


Personality

Initially he used his powers to support his team mates, and stayed behind them in any serious fighting. After gaining his team mates powers he became more confident, and engaged in combat more readily.

Hungyr is a patriot, who takes pride in serving his country.

Like his team mates, Hungyr is a racist, fiercely opposed to his country being governed by a non-white or mixed administration.


Quotes

“One touch, and you’ll be drained of all power !”


DC Universe History

When White Avenger was expelled from the Global Guardians, the Azanian government, embarrassed by this, engineered a clash between the Supremacists and the Guardians. The Supremacists were quickly dispatched by the Guardians, beginning a long-running enmity between the two groups.


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Hungyr

A 761 Point Character

Dex: 04(05) Str: 02(12) Bod: 03(09) Motivation: Patriotism
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: National Hero
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 011(012) HP: 030

Powers:
Flight: 06, Force Field: 08, Growth: 06, Power Drain: 14, Telescopic Vision: 06, Ultra Vision: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth may only be used when he is using drained powers (see below), is already factored in (+0), and is always on unless he concentrates on suppressing it (-1).
  • Power Drain has a Range of Touch (-1), is Always On (-1), and any powers drained will be a separate group of powers (see below) for each character drained (-1).
  • He may only use one group of powers at a time (-1). Switching between groups takes a phase. Current Power Groups are as follows:
    • Hungyr – Power Drain.
    • Barricade – Force Field, Strength 09 and Growth (at full APs).
    • White Avenger – Dexterity 05, Strength 12, Body 09, Flight, Growth (at 3 APs), Telescopic Vision and Ultra Vision.

Skills:
None.

Advantages:
None.

Connections:
Supremacists (High).

Drawbacks:
MIA (Racism) .


Previous Stats

Prior to the coup he had a High level connection to the Azanian government, and he lacked the powers of Barricade and the White Avenger.


Design Notes

I’m assuming that the rolls when he drained Barricade and White Avengers powers got enough RAPs that he effectively has them permanently.

I can’t see any way of linking his Growth to the powers used, so for any further power sets drained will require the GM to determine an appropriate Growth level.


By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Marvel Comics.

Helper(s): Chris Cottingham, Sébastien Andrivet.

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