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Context

The main bad guy in the 2021 movie Thunder Force.

He’s the wealthy, evil, politician with superstrength.

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Background

  • Real Name: William Stevens.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Miscreants. He’s building an empire.
  • Base of Operations: Chicago, IL.
  • Height: 6’2″ (1.88m). Weight: 185 lbs. (84 Kg.).
  • Eyes: Brown. Hair: Brown.

Powers & Abilities

The King is a brickA character with superior strength and endurance, but usually (not always) lacking in mobility. with great superhuman strength and durability.

When he gets angry or serious, his eyes glow red.

His signature move is a crushing bear hug.

Beyond his physical attributes, The King is a successful businessman and politician.

The King - Thunder Force Netflix movie - Cannavale - closeup red eyes

History

The cosmic wave that changed William Stevens into “The King” only increased his desire to rule.

With Miscreants showing up, The King started recruiting.

His first two recruits were Laser and The Crab (only half-creant, but still a criminal).

To further his political goals, he sent Laser on a destructive spree. Meanwhile, the Crab and his crew did robberies.

The King put himself in a position where it would appear only he could handle this new threat.

Super Heroes?

It was working fine until a team of superheroes, Thunder Force (Bingo and the Hammer), appeared on the scene. If the heroes could defeat Miscreants why would folks need The King?

His opponent Rachel Rodriguez pulled ahead in the polls and won when Thunder Force backed her run. In anger, The King had two of The Crab’s men killed.

The King, as a gesture of good sportsmanship, offered to throw a party for Rodriguez and her supporters. This was of course a trap. He wanted them all in one place so he could blow them up.

You’re pretty strong for a girl, but not strong enough

Thunder Force uncovered the plot and went to remove the bomb before it exploded.

A mole for The King informed them of Thunder Force’s action. This lead Laser to ambush the duo, but she ultimately failed.

The King would take matters into his own hands and kill Thunder Force on his own. He and The Crab with his crew confronted Thunder Force for a final showdown!

The King - Thunder Force Netflix movie - Cannavale - bourgeois office desk

Description

The King is a clean-shaved, tall man in a power suit.

When his eyes turn red his strength increases.

Personality

A narcissistic megalomaniac.

Even though he murders his own men when frustrated, he demands complete loyalty from everyone.

The King - Thunder Force Netflix movie - Cannavale - standing strong suit vest

Quotes

“When life gives you lemons, make lemon-flavored napalm.”

The King: “If there are superheroes out there now, what do the people need me for ?”
The Crab: “Tough to know.”
The King: “I mean the whole point is that I’m scaring people. Manipulating the media into believing you’re (Laser) a problem only I can solve. That’s how I win this stupid election.”

“I’m going to win this election and become mayor of this city. And then I’m going to win a bunch of other elections until finally, I’m President and then I’ll really be pulling all the strings.”

Rachel Gonzalez: “Thank you, Mr. King.”
The King: “It’s ‘The King’. It’s ‘The King’. ‘King’ is a dog’s name.”

The King: “You didn’t think I was going to let a couple of nagging chicks get their hands on my big beautiful bomb, did you ?”
The Hammer: “Wow, you know what they say about men who claim they have big, big, bombs. Little tiny fuses.”

“You know, I have this signature move. It’s a hug of death thing.”

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DC Heroes RPG

The King

Dex: 05 Str: 13 Bod: 10
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 05
Init: 015 HP: 030

Powers:

Skin Armor: 03, Power Reserve: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

Power Reserve may be applied to STR for one phase after activating it. The King’s eyes turn red when so doing.

Skills:

None demonstrated.

Advantages:

Connoisseur, Expertise (Business).

Connections:

Business Connections (Low).

Drawbacks:

Minor Rage.

Motivation:

Power Lust.

Occupation:

Shipping magnate.

Wealth:

018


Design notes

I went with Skin Armor since he’s more susceptible to Bingo’s taser than his durability to The Hammer’s punches would suggest.

Technically, his enhanced STR is a Power Loss Vulnerability. Here it is written up as Power Reserve so it looks clearer.

Writeups.org writer avatar Ethan Roe

By Ethan Roe.

Source of Character: The 2021 film Thunder Force, character played by Bobby Cannavale.

Helper(s): IMDb, Adam Fuqua.

Writeup completed on the 6th of May, 2021.