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Psilence from Bloodpool (Image Comics)

Psilence


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Psilence appeared in a 1995 Image / Extreme Comics LS, unarrestingly titled Bloodpool. These four issues felt remarkably like a straight transcription of a tabletop super-hero role-playing game session. Which I reckon isn’t necessarily what one wants to read about a comic, but heh, it’s true. And that’s what get them a profile !

These guys can thus easily be used as stock Player Characters  (the “pre-rolled” kind, so to speak) or as stock young heroes in the background.


Background

  • Real Name: Monica Caine.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Bloodpool.
  • Base Of Operations: An unspecified West Coast town.
  • Height: Around 5’10” Weight: Around 120lbs. Age: 19
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Dark green


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Powers and Abilities

Psilence is the mandatory telepath on the team. She often stays immobile, hidden and concentrated not far from the team. From there she’ll be relaying and channelling thoughts between team members. Psilence will only take an active role against other psychics and in low-danger situation.

Psilence does not talk. Instead she sends or broadcasts her thoughts, and constantly read the superficial thoughts of those around her.


History

The Bloodpool project wasn’t the finest moment of the US government’s special projects involving superhumans.

About 20 nu-gene active teens were recruited from their families, prodded, tested, operated on, genetically and cybernetically enhanced, and subjected to a dangerous and gruelling training. The promise was that they could one day join the prestigious Youngblood action team, a powerful combat force and media tool for the government.

However, there was a crisis in the Youngblood organization when director Graves was discovered to be a demon. During the upheaval, the new director, Battlestone, decided to forego the Bloodpool contracts. Despite all the promises and all they had been through, the Bloodpool subjects were downsized.

A few of them (Task, Psilence, Wylder, Fusion, Rubble, Seoul) chose to follow the advice of one of Seoul’s spirit guide and, with the support of former Youngblood leader Shaft, struck on their own as a private, hero-for-hire outfit. An early, lucky meeting with a millionaire in an unfortunate situation bankrolled them, and the group, which carries on the Bloodpool name, soldiers on.


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Description

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Personality

Psilence is a cold, strong, no-nonsense young woman. She is undeniably the most mature and experienced personality of the team.

Psilence has an opinion on nearly everything, and can get quite authoritative. But then she’s the one managing the team, its finances, contracts, communications and so on. She does that with a certain shrewdness.

She seems to have little respect for psychic privacy, and to easily hold grudges.


Quotes

“We have a client. A *paying* client.”


DC Universe History

The Bloodpool might stay a failed government attempt at a super-group. Perhaps a Task Force X remnant that Amanda Waller killed in order to make more space for her pet Suicide Squad.

If you want a more recent origin, I’m afraid you won’t escape the DEO… unless you’re willing to resurrect the DDI from Swamp Thing (plus, that would resemble them).


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Psilence

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 06 Wil: 08 Min: 10 Occupation: Bloodpool leader
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 016 HP: 050

Powers:
Control*: 08, Life sense*: 08, Mind Blank*: 08, Mind Blast*: 08, Mind Field*: 08, Mind Probe*: 08, Telepathy: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:
Control, Mind blast and Mind probe have No Range (-1).

Skills:
Charisma*: 06, Detective*: 06

Advantages:
Cheerleadership, Leadership.

Connections:
Bloodpool (High), Youngblood (Low).

Drawbacks:
SPR (mute).

By Eric Jackson and Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Bloodpool (Image comics).

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