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Mindscan of Rancor's Lieutenants (Guardians of the Galaxy enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Mindscan


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

There’s a fair bit of context. To understand everything, our suggestion is to first read the Guardians of the Galaxy (XXXth century version) team profile, then the Rancor character profile.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Rancor’s Lieutenants.
  • Base Of Operations: Haven II; formerly Haven.
  • Height: 6’4” Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Red


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Powers and Abilities

Mindscan has exhibited a range of mental powers. These enabled her to:

  • Read the minds of others at great distances (while they’re still in orbit).
  • Exert a level of control over others.
  • Sense life.
  • Scramble computers with a blast of psychic energy.
  • Use her powers via any of her team mates she’s in psychic contact with.

History

See Rancor’s profile for an history.

Rancor and her lieutenants - groups shot from TSR's gamer guide to the marvel universe

During the fight near Haven II, Mindscan was pitted against Yondu. She used her mental powers to attack his faith, ’revealing‘ to him that his god, Anthos, was actually a disguised Thanos. The distraught Yondu lashed out, knocking Mindscan unconscious.


Personality

Stuffy and aloof, Mindscan dislikes the wanton sadism of some of her team mates, but loyally serves Rancor. She appears to be closest to Sidestep, the least brutal of Rancor’s Lieutenants.

She’s sensitive about her unusually extended cranium; Therefore, she insists on keeping it hidden under a large wig.


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Mindscan

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 06 Wil: 07 Min: 07 Occupation: Lieutenant of Rancor
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 014 HP: 040

Powers:
Control: 04, Hypnosis: 10, Life Sense: 06, Mind Blast: 05, Mind Probe: 10, Telepathy: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Mind Blast only works on machines (-1), and has a Range of 30 APs (+5).
  • Telepathy has the Not Limited by Physical Range Bonus (+4), and allows her to use her powers via willing conduits (+1).

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
Rancor’s Lieutenants (High).

Drawbacks:
Creepy Appearance.

Equipment:
She wears a large wig to disguise her unnaturally large head.


Design Notes

The ’Not Limited by Physical Range‘ Bonus (created by Eric) requires the target only to be within range for the initial link. But, once this is established, the link may be maintained regardless of the distance separating the characters.


By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Comics.

Helper(s): KalEl el Vigilante, Roy Cowan, Eric Langendorff.

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