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 contributor Kal El, set in Barcelona.


  • Real Name: Ssssalar’k.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Council of the 10.
  • Base Of Operations: Planet Z.
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 140 lbs. Age: 31
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Silver Skin: Light grey.


Powers and Abilities

Mental Lamprey is a powerful mental black hole. He drinks thoughts, knowledge and mental tasks work with as much effort we put into breathing and as much pleasure pleasure we get from making love.


Mental Lamprey went to Planet Z as he had been told that its inhabitants could constitute a mental delicatessen.

After the landing, the crew of the ship he had stolen thought that he would soon kill them all. He didn’t need them anymore and might learn from the Z’s how to pilot the ship. They used androids to get him unconscious, and marooned him there before he could awake.

After some days in what Ssssalar’k described like “a free food shop”, he met the rest of what would become the Council of the 10.

Anathema was the happier with Mental Lamprey’s joining the team, as he would no more be the monster of the Council.


Ssssalar’k appearance can make some laugh, but it’s really scary. His torso and arms are quite human-looking, but his head and legs definitely aren’t. The head is bulb-light shaped, and has some filthy silver strands of hair on the sides.

When looked more closely, the top of the skull seems more like a giant mouth whose jaws are chewing a big brain. Under it, there are two close round eyes, and under them a mouth, smiling most of the time in a mischievous way.

A golden aura shines around his skull whenever he mentally drains somebody (the power draining doesn’t gets any aura).

His legs are six segmented crab-like legs.

Mental Lamprey wears the dark grey Council uniform, with two black spots over the right of his chest.


Mental Lamprey is cunning, intelligent, smart… He likes to outsmart his opponents, making them finally aware of their destiny before he drains them of all thought.

When draining them, he likes to make them suffer, and sometimes that gives the victims a last chance to counter-attack, before utterly destroying their psyche.

When meeting mentally powered enemies, it’s a delight to Mental Lamprey to remove their powers for a long time, using them against its owner when totally removed.


“Delicious ! Can you think that again ? Can’t you ? I knew it.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Mental Lamprey

A 1596 Points Character

Dex: 08 Str: 08 Bod: 08 Motivation: Psychopathic
Int: 10 Wil: 12 Min: 09 Occupation: Number 2
Inf: 08 Aur: 06 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 014
Init: 026 HP: 080

Mind Drain: 12, Power Drain: 18

Bonuses and Limitations:
Power Drain:

  • Can Only Drain Limited Range of Powers (Mental).
  • Can Drain Mental Attributes.

Charisma (Intimidation): 10, Weaponry (Exotic Weapons): 08

Area Knowledge (Planet Z).

Council of the 10 (High, Powerful).

SIA (Loyalty to the Council), SIH (Robots), CPI, Strange Appearance.

By KalEl el Vigilant.

Source of Character: Homemade Character.