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Mystelor of the Taurus Gang (Legion of Super-Heroes enemy) (DC Comics)

Mystelor


Context

Mystelor was an old-school Legion of Super-Heroes enemy. She appeared during a notable 1968 story arc, with the Taurus Gang.

She’s a criminal psionicist .


Background

  • Real Name: Zera Oliet.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Taurus Gang.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Brunette


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Powers and Abilities

Mystelor’s known mental powers include:

  • Reading minds (in DC Heroes RPG terms, Mind Probe).
  • Projecting her thoughts (Telepathy).
  • Mind-over-matter (Telekinesis).

Her powers are only moderately strong, but she uses them fairly well. Her mind-reading talent is sufficiently honed to allow her to anticipate an opponent’s actions (Enhanced Initiative), and she uses her telekinesis to Blindside opponents by making flying objects club them from behind.

She may be able to use other telepathic and clairvoyant abilities as well.


History

Zera Oliet of Titan rebelled against the moral structure of her home planet. She then set out to earn a living with her mental powers of telepathy, clairvoyance, and telekinesis.

Oliet ended up with the Taurus Gang after reading the mind of Black Mace. She thought that it would be exciting to inflict a bit of “sponsored intimidation” for one of the most powerful smuggling and extortion rackets of the 30th century.

She thus became one of the gang’s elite super-powered enforcers. Mystelor worked along with Black Mace, Rogarth, Shagrek, and Quanto.

She began to regret her decision once she met the other, much rougher members of Taurus. Especially the brutish non-human Shagrek, who was attracted to her and began making extremely unwelcome advances.

Meanwhile, Mystelor was interested in Quanto, but the other-dimensional being was unwilling to “lower” himself to the level of a mere human.


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Dream a little dream

In 2979, Mystelor was kidnapped and impersonated by Dream Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes. During this time, Quanto developed an interest in “Mystelor,” sensing a new nobility in her.

When the truth was revealed, Quanto decided that Dream Girl had been Mystelor “as she should have been”. His mission in life now was to reform her, and perhaps the others, and help them find their own nobility. Dream Girl made no effort to stop him from escaping and rejoining Mystelor and the others.

Black Mace has surfaced from time to time as a mercenary, but the others have not been seen since. Though in the “Five Year Gap” timeline, Shagrek showed up again, as brutal as ever.


Description

Mystelor is a beautiful young brunette woman. She wears a very short pink dress, with matching boots (nearly knee high), cape, and headdress.


Personality

Mystelor is a fairly ordinary person for a petty criminal. She’s not really all that violent, just wanting to get ahead quick.

Zera was very young when she left Titan. She found Titan’s completely law-abiding, respectful, ordered society to be stifling. She saw no reason to be bound by Titanian strictures on the ethical uses of telepathy – especially when unethical uses could earn her a quick buck.

She found rebellion to be thrilling. Years of pent-up frustration made the idea of a bit of intimidation and extortion seem very exciting. She quickly found out otherwise, finding her association with Taurus to be much more dangerous than she’d wanted.

She also found Shagrek’s attentions to be repellent, and began looking for a protector who would watch over her.


Quotes

“Thought-sensing is but one of my powers, fool !”

“I learned little ! My opponent had a strong will.”

“Get away from me get your slimy, lizard hands off me.”


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Mystelor

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Thrill Seeking
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Gang Member
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 015 [024] HP: 030

Powers:
Enhanced Initiative: 09, Mind Probe: 08, Telekinesis: 07, Telepathy: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:
Enhanced Initiative is Derived from Mind Probe, and only works against living minds. And then only if that mind lacks the Mind Blank power. It also requires an Automatic Action to activate.

Connections:
Underworld (Low), Taurus Gang (Low).


Design notes

I limited Mystelor’s poorly-defined powers to what she’s shown, but secondary sources imply that she also possesses Remote Sensing: 09.

Sorry about the conditional Initiative score – it can’t be helped.


By Chris Cottingham.

Helper(s): Who’s Who in the Legion #6 (October 1988), Chaim Mattis Keller’s Legion Help-File.

Source of Character: DCU (Adventure Comics).

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