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Muck the Unknownable (Wonder Woman enemy) (DC Comics) vs. Black Canary

Muck the Unknowable


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Muck appeared but once, during a 2009 Wonder Woman story arc. But he struck us as a handy opponent you could use practically anywhere, so stats seemed warranted.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Former contractor for Roulette’s clandestine arenas.
  • Base Of Operations: Formerly an arena hidden in the Ueno district, Tōkyō.
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: White


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Powers and Abilities

Muck’s entire body has the consistency of goo. Therefore :

  • He’s very hard to hurt.
  • He can trap fists and feet hitting him in his body.
  • He can smother his opponents with his “flesh”.

Muck’s body isn’t an homogeneous mud, however. There’s at least one organ floating in there, the equivalent of a heart. It seems that the odds of hitting a vital spot with attacks are low. But a determined opponent can rummage in Muck’s body until they find something more tangible than the rest.

When encountered Muck was a champion superhuman gladiator. Yet, much of his fighting ability comes from his body composition.


History

Muck was encountered as a gladiator in a clandestine superhuman arena operated by Roulette in Tōkyō. He was often paired with Lira, a lifelike android, as a popular and undefeated tag team. In 2009 this team was pitted against two newcomers, the Orphan Sisters.

The Sisters were actually Wonder Woman and Black Canary operating undercover.

Muck vs. Black Canary

Muck initially overpowered Black Canary, who did not use her cry so as not to break cover. However she plunged her hands into his body, flailing for a weak spot until she found something she assumed was his heart. Muck was forced to surrender.

He hasn’t been seen since.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

A folksy, cruel bully who makes crass remarks about his opponents as trash talk.

Muck treats matches like a game since he normally can’t be hurt, and likes to rub his opponent’s nose into his invulnerability. Sometimes literally.


Quotes

“Ooo, you’re a purty one. I like the purty ones ! I like to make them not so purty !”

Black Canary: “You’re repulsive !”
Muck: “What ? Me ? You should see me naked, darling !”

(Smothering Black Canary’s face) “Got yer nose ! Ha hahaha ha ha !”


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Muck

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Pit fighter
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 015 HP: 020

Powers:
Fluid form: 08, Fluid form (Only to squeeze through): 03, Glue Being: 07

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • All Powers are Contingent Upon Fluid Form.
  • Fluid form is Always On and doesn’t reduces Strength.
  • Fluid form doesn’t increase Muck’s movement rate and doesn’t allow to pass through small apertures.
  • Fluid form can smother as a normal attack, without a Trick Shot penalty.

Skills:
Martial artist: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:
Martial artist is Contingent Upon Fluid Form, and is negated against opponents employing tactics countering Muck’s Fluid Form advantage.

Advantages:
No Vital Areas.

Connections:
Clandestine pit fighting scene (Low).

Drawbacks:
Altered Anatomy, Distinct Appearance.


Design Notes

Muck appears but briefly, and the stats are thus speculative.


Muck ignores Black Canary's punch


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Muck the Unknowable — Averaged PL 8

STR STA AGL DEX FGT INT AWE PRE
01 (03) 03 02 01 04 (08) 00 00 01

Powers

Goop-like physiology ● 92 points ● Descriptor: Physiological
– Insubstantial 1 (Continuous, Innate), Quirk (Muck has at least one solid organ in his body and thus cannot flow through apertures smaller than a heart).
– Immunity 33 (Pressure, strangulation, critical hits, impacts that aren’t body-wide), Quirk (Muck has at least one solid organ in his body).
– Face-grab/smothering — Affliction 8 (Resisted by Fortitude, Entranced/Stunned/Incapacitated).
– Grabs with any part of his body — Chokehold, Fast Grab, Improved Grab, Improved Hold.
– Fluid fighting style — Enhanced Strength 2, Enhanced Fighting 4, Enhanced Dodge 6, Enhanced Parry 4, Defensive Roll 3.
– Catches and hold punches and kicks with his body — Affliction 4 (Resisted by Strength, Hindered & Fighting Impaired/Immobile and Fighting Disabled, Extra Condition, Limited Degree, Reaction (being hit in melee)).

Combat Advantages

Chokehold, Defensive Roll 3, Fast Grab, Improved Grab, Improved Hold.

Other Advantages

None demonstrated.

Skills

Athletics 2 (+5), Deception 1 (+2), Insight 1 (+1), Perception 3 (+3), Persuasion 1 (+2).

Offense

Initiative +2
Unarmed +12, Close, Damage 3

Defense

Dodge 6 (12) Fortitude 8
Parry 8 (12) Toughness 6/3*
Will 2

* Without Defensive Roll

Complications

None demonstrated.

Power levels

  • Trade-off areas Attack & Effect PL 8, Dodge/Toughness PL 9, Parry/Toughness PL 9, Fort & Will PL 5.
  • Point total 131 Abilities 24, Defences 11, Skills 4, Powers 92, Devices 0, Advantages 0. Equiv. PL 9.

Notes

Muck turns out to be a munchkin as well as a creepy bully – almost all his assets are out-of-PL-computation ones (Immunities, Insubstantial, grabbing Advantages). His PL, even averaged, is thus deceptive. The threat he poses depends directly of how good his opponents are at coming up with plans that negate his assets.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Wonder Woman vol. 3 #34.

Helper(s): Ethan Roe.

Writeup completed on the 28th of April, 2012.

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