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Menoetius the Titan (Marvel Comics) and the Huntsman of Zeus

Menoetius


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Menœtius is one of the Titans of Ancient Greek mythology.

He briefly appeared in a 1976 issue of The Champions, returning from the long-since dead to hound Hercules.


Background

  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: Iapetus (deceased, father), Clymene (mother, deceased), Atlas (brother), Prometheus and Epimetheus (brothers), the Twelve Titans (uncles and aunts), etc. etc. etc..
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Tartarus.
  • Height: About six meters. Weight: Unrevealed.
  • Eyes: Orange sparks over a black background. Hair: Orange, electrified.


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Powers and Abilities

While dead, the Titan is still superhumanly tall and strong. Furthermore he’s been suffused with lightning ever since his death.


History

Menœtius is the son of two of the Twelve Titans of Ancient Greek mythology. His name can be loosely translated as “doomed power”. Though not having a god-like role like the Twelve Titans, he was considered a minor god of violence and recklessness.

This Titanson was a glorious but reckless and overbearing warrior. But he behaved insolently toward Zeus. He was predictably smitten by a lightning bolt and sent to Tartarus for an eternity, among the fields of the reviled dead.

Menœtius was once summoned from the netherworld by the Huntsman of Zeus to fight super-heroes, the Champions. The undead giant was taken down by the Black Widow (Natalia Romanova). As he was standing in half-melted ice, she shot a metallic Widow’s line anchored to a flagpole at him, shorting him out.

He presumably returned to Erebos.

Menoetius chasing the Angel

Menœtius chases the Angel.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Aaaaarrr !! Aaaaarrrrr !!

This undead creature is nearly mindless and doesn’t talk (though on the splash page a word balloon mistakenly points at him). Aaaaarrr !


Quotes

“Aaaaarrr !! Aaaaarrrrr !!”


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Menœtius

Dex: 04 Str: 15 Bod: 12 Motivation: Aaaarrrr !!
Int: 03 Wil: 02 Min: 04 Occupation: Dead Titan
Inf: 06 Aur: 02 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 013 HP: 020

Powers:
Self-Link (Animate dead): 13, Growth: 06, Lightning Being: 07, Lightning immunity: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and Already Factored In.

Skills:
Aaaarrr !!

Advantages:
Immortal, Iron Nerves.

Connections:
Aaaarr !

Drawbacks:
Strange Appearance, SPR (If Menœtius is is solidly caught into an electrical circuit to the ground, he will be knocked unconscious), Catastrophic Rage.


Design Notes

There’s very little material, so much of the entry is speculative. Furthermore I haven’t studied the Titans in the Marvel Universe, so there might be boilerplate Titanic powers he’s missing.

Further furthermore, this only describes him in his undead, lightning-infused state.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel comics.

Helper(s): Wikipedia for clearing the confusion about which Menœtius we’re talking about.

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