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Mangler

Norman Foster


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event. This specific character was part of a RPG campaign run by writeups.org contributor Bil.


Background

  • Real Name: Norman Foster
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: The Devastators
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 6’9” Weight: 505 lbs Age: 31
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Mangler is a brick, plain and simple. Super-strong, super-tough, bug, and unfortunately slow. Other than that, he’s just a five year old in a bruiser’s body.


History

Mangler was born premature and underweight. His mother paid her life savings to subject him to treatments that combined growth hormones and hormones from metahumans in an attempt to improve his health. The result was a physical transformation over the next several years, but an intellectual stunting.

His best friend, Shreds, joined up with two other metahuman losers, and he decided to go with them, so he wouldn’t be separated from his friends.


Description

The ’Brick‘ of the Devastators, and actually the most dangerous in combat, he is almost seven feet tall, and over five hundred pounds. He usually has a goofy grin on his face, and rarely tries to hurt anyone.


Personality

Mangler is a big teddy bear. He doesn’t like fighting, and will give up if given any opportunity, unless one of the other Devastators tells him not to. He cares deeply about his friends, and thinks everyone is his friend, except that mean Doctor Shee-va guy.


DC Universe History

Like I said, the Devastators would be a good foe for 5 year-old heroes.


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Mangler

Dex: 04 Str: 11 Bod: 09 Motivation: Friends
Int: 01 Wil: 02 Min: 04 Occupation: Criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 009 HP: 075

Powers:
Skin Armor: 01, Regeneration: 05, Density Increase: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:
Density Increase: Does not subtract from Dex, Always On

Advantages:
Attractive [Big, cuddly ’teddy-bear‘ type]

Connections:
Devastators (High)

Drawbacks:
Distinct Appearance (with Public ID), CIA (Giving up when the others are unconscious, or captured), Public Identity

By William Chamberlin

Source of Character: Homegrown

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