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Jocasta of the Gatherers (Avengers enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Jocasta

(Gatherers)


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

Context

This small profile is about a version of Marvel Comics’ Jocasta that comes from an alternative version of Earth.

She was part of the Gatherers, an other-dimensional  super-team whom the Avengers clashed with during a 1992-94 story arc.


Background

  • Real Name: Jocasta.
  • Marital Status: Possibly widowed.
  • Known Relatives: Simon (husband, possibly deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: Gatherers.
  • Base Of Operations: Greenwich Village, New York.
  • Height: Weight:
  • Eyes: Hair: None


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Powers and Abilities

Jocasta is an artificially intelligent mechanical being. She

  • Possesses superhuman strength and resistance to damage.
  • Can fly.
  • Can project blasts of an unspecified type of energy from her hands.

History

Jocasta is a native of an alternative reality. Her Earth fell victim to the madness of its Sersi. She was saved by Proctor, who claimed his reality had also been a victim of his Sersi. He recruited Jocasta into his second team of Gatherers. Their mission – to hunt down and stop the Sersis of other dimensions before they did the same to their worlds.

Some travellers to alternate realities have trouble physically adapting to a dimension where a version of them already exists. This can leave them disoriented and weakened. Proctor discovered the “Gathering” ritual as a way around this. It involves locating the traveller’s counterpart and killing them.

Visit scenic Earth-616

While Proctor was advancing his machinations against Earth-616’s  Sersi, some of his new Gatherers attacked the Black Knight and Sersi, without his permission. Jocasta refrained from taking part in the attack. When the battle turned against them, Proctor teleported them away, and castigated them for their actions.

He soon confronted and captured Sersi, bringing her to his secret base. There, he revealed to her who he was and how he had caused her breakdown.

Proctor moved his machines to the middle of New York. Using the captive Sersi and Ute as power sources, he had his devices begin the collapse of reality. The Avengers rushed to the scene, and clashed with Proctor and his Gatherers.

When Proctor was momentarily stunned by lightning, the feedback from his link with the Gatherers knocked them all unconscious. Before Proctor could fully come to, the freed Sersi ran him through with his own Ebony Blade.


Personality

Jocasta is grieving for her lost husband. She is also determined to stop Sersi bringing the same destruction to other worlds as she did to hers.

She follows Proctor in his campaign against Sersi, and because he promised to help her find her husband’s counterpart in the new world. Yet she remains suspicious of his true motives.


Quotes

“Behold ! It is she ! Just as she was on our worlds. So beautiful, so defiant ! Truly, the universe is a wondrous place to have brought us here, to the prime reality, before the final fall.”


DC Universe History

The Gathering would probably work better in the DC Universe. There it’s already established that travellers in Hypertime  cannot survive on a world where a counterpart of them already exists.

Two ways of integrating the story into DC history would be:

  • Substitute Zatanna for Sersi, and the Justice League for the Avengers.
  • Use the DC Circe as the counterpart for Sersi. The JLA (or whichever team you’d like them to have interacted with) would still become alerted to their presence by the Gatherings they’re forced to perform. They would then be in a race to find and protect Circe from the Gatherers, when they discover what’ll happen when they catch her.


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Jocasta II

A 919 Point Character

Dex: 05 Str: 12 Bod: 12 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 06 Wil: 07 Min: 06 Occupation: Gatherer
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 017 HP: 040

Powers:
Energy Blast: 12, Flight: 06, Self-Link (Gadgetry): 12

Skills:
None.

Advantages:
None.

Connections:
The Gatherers (High).

Drawbacks:
Strange Appearance.

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Marvel Comics.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet, Frank Murdock.

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