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Leviathan children (7 Soldiers) (DC Comics)

Leviathan

(Subsecret New York underground)


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

Context

The Leviathan (well, this Leviathan) briefly appears in Grant Morrison’s 2005 metaseries, Seven Soldiers.

It’s just a bit of cool weirdness, but it could certainly return in more detail. And play more of a narrative role.


Powers and Abilities

All the children within Leviathan share a collective mindspace, and can see in the dark. They are aggressive, but they are just kids. Thus they will often just throw stones and debris, to very little effect (in DC Heroes RPG terms, no Team Attack).

When cornered or spurred into offensive action by a third party, though, they are quite dangerous. They will Team Attack in melee, and with their small size it is feasible for six children to attack each adult.


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History

All that is know about Leviathan is what Ebeneezer Badde told Klarion :
“They’re lost children who banded together to form one single creature, greater than the sum of its parts. A dragon with five hundred eyes to see with, five hundred hands to kill you. They know us of old !”

Leviathan had two chief enemies :

  1. The rat kings, ferocious and intelligent rats with little swords and spears, who stole their food.
  2. Ebenezeer Badde, who stole Leviathan children and sold them as slaves to the underground.

Badde end kids

While Klarion was accompanying Badde to the trading place of Vanity Fair, his draaga-cat Teekl tracked him down. Teekl stumbled upon a rat king, which it easily killed. The scene was observed by Leviathan, and Teekl made telepathic contact with it.

Leviathan children underneath New York City

Klarion told Leviathan, via his cat, that he knew where they could ambush and kill Badde. Based on Teekl’s explanations, Klarion had just realised that Badde was about to sell him to slavers.

Knowing that Teekl had scared the rat kings away from their food for a while, Leviathan agreed to help. They followed Teekl to where Klarion was. Charging from the darkness they killed two of the slavers by dogpiling them, and seemingly killed Badde as well.

A little girl from Leviathan then took Klarion to the nearest subway station.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Leviathan seemed bestial and aggressive. They likely act as a collective mind whenever scared or at risk or hunting, silent, feral and with glowing eyes.

After they got rid of one rat king and Badde thanks to Klarion and Teekl, a little girl started acting in a less hivemindish manner. She spoke English and evidencing an individual personality. She tried to convince Klarion to join Leviathan and thus be safe, but did not insist when he declined the offer.

Perhaps this kid was the “core” of Leviathan. It is likely that one or several of them have the telepathic powers needed to form the collective ’dragon made of fierce children’, as Klarion called it.


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Leviathan (x250)

Dex: 02 Str: 01 Bod: 02 Motivation: Survival
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 05 Occupation: Runaway
Inf: 02 Aur: 01 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 006 HP: 005

Powers:
Shrinking: 01, Telepathy: 05, Ultra-vision: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Telepathy only among Leviathan.
  • Shrinking is Always On but will go away with age, and is already factored in.

Skills:
Thief (stealth): 03

Advantages:
Scholar (Sewer survival).

Connections:
None.

Drawbacks:
Age (young), Creepy Appearance.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Seven Soldiers metaseries (2005), in Klarion #2.

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