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Judge Fire (Judge Dredd enemy) (2000AD Comics) painting

Judge Fire


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Fire is one of the best-known monsters in the Judge Dredd stories, and works with Judge Death.

If you’re not familiar with this stuff, you can first read our Judge Dredd character profile and our Judge Death character profile.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Dark Judges.
  • Base Of Operations: Deadworld.
  • Height: 6’6” Weight: 80lbs. Age: Irrelevant.
  • Eyes: Burning Hair: None


Powers and Abilities

Judge Fire is an undead monster from an alien dimension. He inhabits human corpses.

He is quite possibly the most dangerous of the Dark Judges:

  1. His powers allow him to kill many people at a time, and at a distance.
  2. His physical form is virtually invulnerable to fire.
  3. He cannot be trapped in Boing!™, unlike his fellows.

The Dark Judges are coming

In his most basic form, Fire resembles a cloud of greenish fog. In this form, he is impervious to most attacks, and can pass through small gaps (keyholes, etc.). But hecannot pass through seamless barriers. As a gaseous entity, he can temporarily possess living victims (Personality Transfer).

Fire’s full power is revealed once he cannot inhabit a specially-prepared cadaver. When inhabiting a corpse, Fire is much more deadly. He is ablaze, and can hurl flame. In this form, he is unable to use Dispersal except for defence (no walking through walls).

Fire and his fellow dark Judges have displayed other abilities on occasion (long-distance mental Control for example). These should be treated as plot devices to allow them to escape from confinement.

The Dark Judges in black uniforms, in color


History

As Judge Death.


Description

Judge Fire is a skeletal figure wreathed in flames. He bears a trident, and wears a flaming badge with his name in fiery letters.

If his host body is destroyed, Fire will assume a gaseous form, with his flaming skull visible within the vapours.

The Dark Judges in black and white


Personality

Fire is mute, and kills everything he sees.

Unlike his fellow Dark Judges, he makes no threats, and indulges in no posturing. He just roasts everyone around.


DC Universe History

Four Dark Judges would make a credible threat for a low to mid-powered DCU team. They have the D-Jump : why not ?


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Judge Fire

Dex: 05 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 07 Wil: 09 Min: 10 Occupation: Dark Judge
Inf: 08 Aur: 09 Spi: 10 Wealth: 0
Init: 20 HP: 060

Powers:
Dispersal: 08, Invulnerability: 15, Self-Link (Personality Transfer): 12, Flame Being: 10, Flame Project: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Dispersal:
    • Dispersal cannot be used to pass through solid objects, but may be used to pass through small gaps when Fire is bodiless.
    • Dispersal cannot be used when Fire is possessing a living host. When Fire is inhabiting a dead body, dispersal cannot be used for defence against attacks which inflict gross damage to the whole body (acid, explosions, acid, etc.).
    • Fire cannot perform Dispersal attacks.
  • Invulnerability:
    • Counteracts Physical Damage, Counteracts Mental Damage, Counteracts Mystical Damage.
    • Successful use of Invulnerability against Physical Damage indicates destruction of Fire’s host body. Dispersal is now always on, until a new host can be found.
  • Flame Being, Flame Project: These powers can only be used when Fire is inhabiting a suitably prepared corpse.

Skills:
Weaponry (Melee Weapons, Missiles): 08, Occultist: 10, Gadgetry: 08

Advantages:
Area Knowledge: Planet [Deadworld], Life Support (need not eat, drink or breathe).

Connections:
Dark Judges (High).

Drawbacks:
CIA (Killing people), Strange Appearance, SPR (Mute), Misc.: Body mass is 1 AP.

Equipment:

  • Trident [BODY 02, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Bludgeoning, Piercing, R#3, Limitation: Bludgeoning has Limited penetration]. If the wielder’s opposition is within a four feet range, the wielder gets a -1 to the final roll of their melee attacks while the opposition gets a +1 to the final roll of their melee attacks. If the range is greater, these are reversed.
  • D-JUMP [BODY 03, Dimension Travel: 05, R#: 5, HP Cost: 264. Power Bonuses and Limitations: Dimension Travel: No Banishment, No Summoning. The D-Jump is a silvery sphere, about 10” in diameter. D-Jump is short for Dimension -Jump].

The Dark Judges stand over their victims

By Phil Dixon.

Source of Character: 2000AD Comics.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet.

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