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Optilux (Supreme enemy) (Image Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Voran Glynn
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile, currently trapped within a refractive prism
  • Height: 6’2” Weight: 165lbs Age: 50+
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed

Powers and Abilities

Optilux used to be an accomplished alien scientist, and as such knows a multitude of scientific disciplines. His main expertise and genius is in optics, where he has made significant discoveries, making him the prominent scientist currently on Earth within this field.

After he managed to change himself into living light he became very powerful and can bend light to many purposes.

Optilux is so bright that most men will be blinded by just looking at him. He can change the wavelength of his light to travel between different dimensions. He can alter his structure to become an illusion, referred to as the mirage-maze of Optilux, which is capable of confusing a group of super humans and he can forcefully attack by high-frequent light to bring down even the most powerful of foes.


Discovering a process that would convert matter into light, scientist Voran Glynn of the planet Sarto first turned himself into pure radiance. He then developed a messiah complex, vowing to transform the entire material Universe under the name Optilux, meaning “perfect light”. The planet Amalynth was his first conversion, and was followed by two more planets. These planets were trapped into refractive prisms (such as the Prism world of Amalynth).

He appeared to commit suicide in 1969 on Earth, but that was, in fact, the act that turned him into living light and made him incredibly powerful. He turned up again in the 1990s to buy the soul essences of all of the 1960s superheroes from Hulver Ramik. This trade was spoiled, though, and Optilux’s light was trapped in super refractive glass, that light takes decades to pass through, by Supreme.

He is currently placed next to the Prism world of Amalynth, Optilux’s greatest achievement, in the Citadel Supreme.


Voran Glynn was a bald, alien scientist in an otherworldly costume ; head band, shorts outside his trousers, a girdle, thick necklace, long gloves, high boots, and a light-based motif on his chest (resembling the Kryptonian clothing style a lot).

As Optilux he can choose to appear as his old self, but made of brilliant light, or then he can appear to be a small, miniature sun.


Optilux is an insane, alien scientist with a messianic complex. He believes that life in its purest form is pure light and radiance, and thus attempts to ’deliver‘ mankind by transforming all of them into pure light. His long-time goal is to transform the entire matter-based universe into light. His famous credo is: “We must all become as light !”

Optilux is a confident and eloquent speaker and will attempt to speak to the masses, for example at a rock concert, after which he will start turning them all into light. He is resolute in his beliefs, which he himself believes are spiritual in nature and therefore enables him to perform acts of questionable morality for the greater good.

Optilux is very proud of his creations and his accomplishments, such as the Prism world of Amalynth, once an alien world, now turned into light and kept inside a prism. Thus, it is possible to extort him by threatening to destroy one of his brightest creations.


“We must all become as light.”

“I’ve imagineered this device, called my Rapture Engine, to transform the entire material universe into the sublime ethereal luminance that I am myself already become. Now, I think that’s a highly spiritual motive.”

“Oh, don’t worry. It’s very simple… just go towards the light.”

“Greetings, Supreme. I am made incandescent to meet with you again. Come…  what have you to say to me ?”

DC Universe History

Optilux is a apparent homage to Silver Age Superman’s classic foe Brainiac. Thus, use either the Silver Age DC Universe in its entirety or Moore’s Supreme Universe, possibly as a parallel world, with its small differences and twists of these classic characters.


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Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 11 Wil: 08 Min: 07 Occupation: Messianic Scientist
Inf: 06 Aur: 08 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 021 HP: 070

Dimension Travel (Traveling): 08, Dispersal: 25, Energy Blast: 15, Illusion: 25, Self Link (Flash): 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Dispersal and SL: Flash are Always On (-1) essentially making Optilux into living light (see below)
  • All Powers are Elementally Linked to Dispersal (-1)
  • Optilux has to take himself apart to himself become the ’mind maze‘ he presents his opponents by use of Illusion; as such he can do no other actions while Illusion is active (-1)

Gadgetry: 13, Scientist: 11, Weaponry (Exotic): 08

Language (unrevealed alien language), Scholar (Optics), Stroke of Genius (Optics)

Supreme Rogues Gallery (Low)

CIA (Converting everything to light)

Photoplasmic Converter Gun [BODY 04, Dimension Travel (Banishing) : 40, Bonus: The gun can be held and used by intangible characters made of light (or Dispersed) (15 pts), Limitation: Dimension Travel can only be used to banish people and objects to another dimension made entirely of light, where everything instantly changes into pure light as well, just as Optilux himself has already done (-1), R#2].

Optilux, alien messiah of pure light

Optilux’s physical form actually resides permanently in another, parallel dimension. His form in the real dimension is projected as pure light in humanoid form and shape, which also gives him access to all his powers. Sometimes he presents himself in the shape of a small, brilliant sun.

It appears to be possible to mentally damage Optilux when he manifests himself in some physical (Energy Blast) or mental manner (Illusion), and although this weakness is not detailed, it is left up to exploitation by GM fiat and Trick Shots under given conditions.

The exact limits of his powers have never been shown and it is possible that he is even more powerful than what is described in the Powers section. It is very likely that he has access to further not-yet-seen light-based powers as well. The effects of such powers would be expected to range from 10 to 20 APs ; such undiscovered powers might be treated as Omni-Power, although limited to effects clearly derived from light in some way.

Since Optilux actually appears to become more powerful by each appearance, it is advised that any such newly appeared power becomes part of his permanent Powers in later appearances.

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Supreme comics (Awesome Comics)

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