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Context

This profile is meant to be read after the Mister Bones character profile. Which is where all the explanations are.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Helix.
  • Base Of Operations: Formerly the outskirts of L.A. (a ghost town in the desert near Bakersfield), then an abandoned mall in L.A., then Terminal Island (off the L.A. coast).
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Brown all over


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Powers and Abilities

Kritter looks like a bizarre human-dog hybrid. It is unclear whether he possesses canine features such as a superhuman sense of smell or partial colour-blindness. He does have claws but those are dog claws, and thus neither long nor sharp. And his voicebox cannot form human speech.

Kritter is skilled with computers and computer security. When typing on a keyboard, rewiring a control box for traffic lights, etc. Kritter seems to work superhumanly fast.

He also seems pretty strong physically. Furthermore, he easily survived being punched through two concrete pillars, or being thrown about 70-100 meters away. Kritter was even once declared dead, but was back on his feet mere minutes later.

Kritter face closeup

Kritter built a small machine, his ’bark enhancer‘. It allows him to speak with obviously artificial voice. He doesn’t seem to routinely carry it, though.


History

See Mister Bones’s entry for a full history of Helix.


Description

He cannot use an old rotating-dial phone or the buttons of most cell phones, which frustrates him given his taste for telecoms. Kritter can use full-size computer keyboard without any difficulty but would likely be unable to operate a mobile device.

This style of glasses and tie was archetypal of computer nerds back during the early 1980s. Think “pocket protector”, though Kritter has no pockets.


Personality

Helix members were raised outside of conventional morality. Until their late teens, they only knew about the outside world through television. They met with the world as rowdy teens, which led to considerable trouble and furthered their clan-like mentality.

Kritter guards Fury while eating junk food

Kritter cannot speak or even have very discernible facial expressions. Thus, his personality can be hard to parse. He seems to have dog-like loyalty and enthusiasm, and to really really like computers. He also likes snack food such as chocolate bars, and may have been the one watching episodes of Lassie.

It is unclear whether he likes to play ’dog games’ such as fetch, or if he does so as a weird private joke with Babe. He both seems to like physical comedy and miming, and to have genuinely dog-like instincts.

He largely communicates through miming, noises and exaggerated expressions, and thus tends to come across as a clown. Typical examples include patting himself on the head to indicate success in whatever he was asked to do, or whining loudly if denied food.

Helix group shot from an Infinity, Inc cover

Kritter seems to be easily scared of violence. He will run away to hide under something even if it’s just a routine brawl between Helix members. However he will fearlessly attack if he sees an Helix member being threatened.

He’s particularly close to Baby Boom. He thus reluctantly stuck with her when Helix was torn apart between Carcharo and Mister Bones.


Quotes

“Grrrr.”

“Oorf !”

“Wurff ?”

“Ralf !”

(Through the Bark Enhancer) “Frankly, your Honour, I never allotted my actions any ethical considerations whatsoever. You see, Dr. Love provided us with ample food and shelter – but he was hardly the ideal person to teach us right from wrong.”


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Kritter

Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Helix member
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 018 HP: 025

Powers:
Cold Immunity: 01, Invulnerability: 12, Regeneration: 06, Superspeed: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Cold Immunity is Form Function (it’s fur. So it can prolly be Neutralised via shaving, I guess.)
  • Superspeed only to accelerate tasks, and can only be applied to technical Tasks.

Skills:
Gadgetry (Build Gadget): 04, Gadgetry (Identify Gadget): 06, Scientist (Computers): 07, Scientist (Research): 05

Advantages:
Expertise (electronics, electrical systems).

Connections:
Helix (High), Baby Boom (Low).

Drawbacks:
Distinct Appearance, MPR (nearsighted, wears glasses), MPR (cannot form human language), MPR (thick fingers).

Equipment:

  • Originally he had an Apple ][ and an acoustic membrane modem. He presumably upgraded since.
  • Bark Enhancer [BODY 01, Misc.: Allows him to ignore his MPR about language].

Design Notes

The Invulnerability and Regeneration are tentative.


By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: DC Universe.

Helper(s): One illustration from rapsheet.co.uk .

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