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Mister Originality vs. the Flash

Mister Originality


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This weird, obscure and gimmicky Flash villain only appeared in a 1975 story.

He’s usable… if you’re running a Silver Age -style campaign.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed. He might be the “Rasmussen” as in “Rasmussen’s House of Hair”, but it’s never stated whether he’s the owner or just an employee.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Rasmussen’s House of Hair, Central City.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 180lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black w/ white streak in front.


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Powers and Abilities

Mr. Originality has the unusual ability to switch places with another person, provided he has a bit of their hair or other body part in his possession. Whenever he needs to make a quick getaway, he teleports to some other location, leaving a confused innocent bystander in his place.

Other than his power, he has no particular combat skills.


History

In 1975, an unnamed hairdresser discovered that he had unusual teleportation abilities. Whether this power is a late-blooming mutation, or the results of some scientific accident is unrevealed.

He collected hair samples from the customers at his salon and began a crime spree. He would use his powers to escape the police, leaving a confused customer in his place. Impressed by the crook’s original gimmick, the Flash nicknamed him “Mr. Originality”.

Unfortunately for Mr. O, one of his customers was Flash’s alter ego, Barry Allen. Once Flash figured out how the teleport gimmick worked, he waited for Mr. O to pull out a sample of Barry’s hair. Then he super-sped his way to Central City jail… when the two changed places, Mr. O was caught !


Description

Mr. Originality is a man of average height and build. He has wavy black hair, with a narrow white streak in front.

When he fought Flash, he was wearing a purple turtleneck sweater and green slacks.


Personality

Despite his “original” power, Mr. O is a pretty generic thug, and not a particularly bright one at that. No plans or ambitions beyond making himself rich.


Quotes

“No matter ! I’ll just pull another switch !”


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Mr. Originality

Dex: 05 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Hairdresser
Inf: 02 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 013 HP: 035

Powers:
Teleportation: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Mr. O’s Teleportation is Self Only.
  • In order to use Teleportation, he must have a bit of someone’s hair, nail clippings, or other body part. He then makes an attack, using his APs of Teleportation as AV/EV, and his target’s INT/WILL as OV/RV. If he gets positive RAPs, Mr. O and the target switch places.

Skills:
Artist (Hairdresser): 04, Thief: 05

Advantages:
Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:
“Rasmussen’s House of Hair” hair salon (High).

Equipment:
Belt [BODY 02, Mr. O’s belt has a pouch for holding locks of hair.]

By J. Kevin Carrier .

Source of Character: Flash (1st series) #238.

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