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Lord Templar of the Triune (Avengers enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Lord Templar

(Triune Understanding)


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

Context

A guy who can fight the Avengers by himself. He appeared in 1998, but he was part of the slowly-unfolding Triune Understanding story arc. That lasted for 50+ issues of Kurt Busiek’s run on the 1998 volume of Avengers.

For a full view of these events, I suggest that you first read the Jonathan Tremont character profile. It has all the context about the Triune and Lord Templar.

A few of the Avatars are named (Strength, Agility, Power). For the the others I’ve used the most appropriate name (even if they do seem a bit clunky).


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Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Jonathan Tremont (brother), unnamed brother (Pagan, deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: Agent of Jonathan Tremont.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 7’2” Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Eyes: Red Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Superhumanly strong and durable, Lord Templar has taken a hit from Mjolnir which only knocked him off his feet. However, Thor was probably holding back due to not knowing how tough Templar was.

But Lord Templar rarely engages in hand-to-hand combat. He prefers to hover above the fray and use his other powers, sending blasts of force against opponents. He could throw even the Avengers off their feet in one attack (in DC Heroes RPG terms, Repulsion).

Avatars

He can also create a half dozen (at least, possibly more) Avatars. Roughly approximating his appearance, possessing various powers to degrees he himself hasn’t exhibited. The Avatars appear to be under his direct control, and he can do little else while controlling them.

  • The Avatar of Agility is fast and agile, often leaping about. He was able to tag Night Thrasher and Speedball.
  • The Avatar of Air flies and projects blasts of air which have kept Thor at bay.
  • The Avatar of Blades has blades where its hands should be.
  • The Avatar of Electricity can shock targets with a touch.
  • The Avatar of Energy can drain the energy of others powers and project it back to them as a blast of energy.
  • The Avatar of Strength is, unsurprisingly, strong, able to stand up to Wonder Man (briefly, anyway).

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History

See the Jonathan Tremont profile for the History.


Personality

Precise and calculating, Lord Templar is arrogant and aloof. He issues commands while floating above the fray, and is indignant at any attempt to engage him in melee.

He claimed to be working towards world peace. But given his true history its unclear exactly how much of his persona is true.


Quotes

“You address me as Lord Templar, in the unlikely event you need to speak to me. But you may depart now, along with those of your foes who remain conscious. As of this moment I am confiscating this structure and all its contents. My crusade is to bring peace and the blessing of universal law to all of Earth — and these armaments will aid in that effort.”

Lord Templar unleashes his avatars against the Avengers

“This is why you so-called ‘super-heroes’ have never been effective against the world’s ills — you are an undisciplined rabble, with no respect for authority.”

“I bring you the blessings of peace — and of universal law. A new order — indeed, a true order — for all to benefit from. The Avengers are a threat — champions of chaos, and outmoded individualism. But rest easy my flock, their pernicious influence over you will stand no more !”


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Lord Templar

Dex: 06 Str: 12 Bod: 14 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 06 Wil: 06 Min: 06 Occupation: World Conqueror
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 018 HP: 040

Powers:
Attraction/Repulsion: 20, Flight: 06, Mental Blast: 15, Split: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Attraction/Repulsion is Limited to Repulsion Alone (-1).
  • Split can only activate one or more of his Avatars (-1, see below), and requires concentration (-1).

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
Rich Family (Jonathan Tremont).

Connections:
Jonathan Tremont (High), Pagan (High).

Drawbacks:
Attack Vulnerability (-1 CS vs. chaos magic).


The Avatars of Templar

Lord Templar is able to create up to six Avatars which embody particular aspects of excellence. He isn’t limited to creating only one of each type of Avatar, and has called four Avatars of Strength at one point.

No limit on how long they may stay separate has been discovered, but don’t appear to have separate consciousnesses, since they don’t communicate and Templar must concentrate to maintain them (implying he’s directing their actions). While they’re manifested, Lord Templar cannot take other actions.


Lord Templar's agility avatar

The Avatar of Agility

Dex: 10 Str: 07 Bod: 07 Motivation: N.A.
Int: 00 Wil: 00 Min: 00 Occupation: N.A.
Inf: 00 Aur: 00 Spi: 00 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 012 HP: 000

Powers:
Jumping: 03

Skills:
Acrobatics: 08

Advantages:
Lightning Reflexes.


Lord Templar's air avatar

The Avatar of Air

Dex: 05 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: N.A.
Int: 00 Wil: 00 Min: 00 Occupation: N.A.
Inf: 00 Aur: 00 Spi: 00 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 005 HP: 000

Powers:
Air Control: 12, Flight: 06

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
None demonstrated.


The Avatar of Blades

Dex: 06 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: N.A.
Int: 00 Wil: 00 Min: 00 Occupation: N.A.
Inf: 00 Aur: 00 Spi: 00 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 006 HP: 000

Powers:
Claws: 08

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
None demonstrated.


Lord Templar's electricity avatar

The Avatar of Electricity

Dex: 05 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: N.A.
Int: 00 Wil: 00 Min: 00 Occupation: N.A.
Inf: 00 Aur: 00 Spi: 00 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 005 HP: 000

Powers:
Lightning: 12

Bonuses and Limitations:
Lightning has a Range of Touch (-1).

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
None demonstrated.


Lord Templar's energy avatar

The Avatar of Energy

Dex: 05 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: N.A.
Int: 00 Wil: 00 Min: 00 Occupation: N.A.
Inf: 00 Aur: 00 Spi: 00 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 005 HP: 000

Powers:
Energy Absorption: 12, Energy Blast: 05, Flight: 05, Power Drain: 12, Power Reserve: 12

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Energy Absorption and Power Drain Add to Power Reserve (-1).
  • Power Reserve Must Be Fuelled By Energy Absorption or Power Drain (-100BC, -4FC), and powers Energy Blast (+0).

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
None demonstrated.


Lord Templar's strength avatar

The Avatar of Strength

Dex: 06 Str: 16 Bod: 16 Motivation: N.A.
Int: 00 Wil: 00 Min: 00 Occupation: N.A.
Inf: 00 Aur: 00 Spi: 00 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 006 HP: 000

Powers:
None demonstrated

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Marvel Comics (Avengers vol. 3, various issues between #13-50, written by Kurt Busiek.

Writeup completed on the 27th of February, 2012.

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