This one is pure, pointless, personal nostalgia.
Casus Belli was the main, earliest monthly magazine in France for wargames, tabletop RPGs and related games.
In 1985, issue #26 had a big scenario for super-heroes TTRPGs, multi-statted to boot. Namely Marvel Super-Heroes RPG Classic and Superworld. Though apparently the manuscript also had Champions and Villains & Vigilantes stats.
Unicorn was one of the Non-Player Characters in this scenario. She is presented here since she’s the one whose costume can most clearly be seen in the article’s main illustration.
- Real Name: Janet Just.
- Known Relatives: Ancestor (name unrevealed, deceased).
- Group Affiliation: Applicant to Super-Heroes LLC.
- Base of Operations: Central City.
- Height: 5’5” (1.65m). Weight: 123 lbs. (55 Kg.).
- Eyes: Blue. Hair: White.
Powers & Abilities
Unicorn is superhumanly strong (“Class 25”).
She is also superhumanly durable, with a minor healing factorThe power to heal wounds and regrow tissues, like Wolverine.
Further, she can fly and sense danger.
Her powers also make her an amazing hand-to-hand fighter. She’s well able to engage the greatest martial artists and brawlers in the world.
As Janet Just, she is a gifted medical student.
One of Janet Just’s ancestors allegedly met with an unicorn, who granted her super-powers.
These powers have apparently been transmitted from mother to daughter for generations, along with a great yearning to fight evil wherever it may lurk.
Janet studies medicine in Central City. When the scenario starts, she is among the newly-minted super-heroes who answered a classified for a mysterious new organization called Super-Heroes LLC.
This company offers considerable support to beginning super-heroes in the area willing to form a new team. Fully-equipped headquarters, lawyers, scientists, officially-recognized ID even in costume, vehicles, a salary…
Could it be too good to be true ?
This beautiful lass can instantly have her costume appear – a silvery white, featureless full body suit. The forehead sports a unicorn-like horn that is actually part of her skull, and the source of her powers.
For some reason I can see her doing the Wonder Woman spin to change.
(The header is Juliette Binoche in contemporary — so, 1985 — André Téchiné relationship drama Rendez-Vous. If I had a lot more time I’d change the hair colour, but otherwise it’s a good match. The forest and stones — below — are in Brocéliande, strongly associated in French folklore with fairies and Merlin).
Ms. Just is a starry-eyed idealist, dedicated to stomping evil things whenever they rear their head. She is utterly uncompromising and driven – and, frankly, naïve.
However, her dedication to the high road is backed by an exceptional willpower.
She is a particularly nice and social person. But also a highly private one with some fairy tale notions about romance.
DC Heroes RPG
Tell me more about the game stats
|Dex: 07||Str: 11||Bod: 08|
|Int: 04||Wil: 04||Min: 07|
|Inf: 04||Aur: 04||Spi: 09|
|Init: 017||HP: 025|
Danger sense: 05, EV 12, Flight: 06, Regeneration: 03
Bonuses and Limitations:
EV can only be used when Charging. It represents her horn.
Martial Artist: 10, Medicine: 04, Vehicles (Land): 03
Bonuses and Limitations:
Martial Artist is a Powered Skill.
SIA toward Uphold Good, Secret ID, Loss Vulnerability (all Powers, and all Attributes above 3 APs, if her horn is broken and until it regrows).
Source of Character: Casus Belli Vol. 1 #26 (“Super-Héros S.A.” scenario by Martin Latallo).
Writeup completed on the 15th of September, 2015.