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Rapture of Cerebro's X-Men (Marvel Comics)

Rapture

(Sister Joy)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Rapture and the rest of her team are artificially-powered, fake, gisted X-Men copies who appeared in 1998.

This gives them a curiously familiar-yet-off-target quality that we found interesting, and could be of use in more scenarios.


Background

  • Real Name: Sister Joy.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Cerebro’s X-Men.
  • Base Of Operations: Hidden Bunker, Florida Swamp.
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Eyes: Red Hair: Blue


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Powers and Abilities

Rapture seems to have been modelled after the abilities of Angel and Nightcrawler. She possesses the former’s wings and the latter’s blue fur, acrobatic prowess, and swordsmanship.

Her wings allow her to fly with great manoeuvrability, and she always carries her sword into combat as her primary means of offence.


History

Rapture is actually an artificial being created by Cerebro when it gained sentience and took on a physical body.

She was given a physical body and artificial memories, believing herself to have spent her recent years within a nunnery. She remembers living a quite different life prior to this, which hasn’t been revealed. Yet it should prove interesting since it will have to incorporate a rationale for her swordsmanship.

X-Clash

Cerebro first sent them to attack a group of X-Men on board a cruise ship, to abduct Shadowcat. Hostilities erupted between the two groups, seriously damaging the ship. They managed to escape with Shadowcat as their captive, taking her back to the hidden bunker they were using. There she met Cerebro, who appeared as Professor Xavier.


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After Shadowcat helped Cerebro, believing him to be Xavier, overcome programming left in him by Bastion. The new X-Men were then dispatched to ambush the real X-Men, blowing up their Blackbird in flight, and attacking its occupants. The real X-Men were saved when Colossus and Nightcrawler arrived in another Blackbird. But that was then shot down by Mercury in Cerebro’s X-Men’s Aurora.

When Shadowcat broke free, they tried to recapture her. But they failed, earning themselves Cerebro’s displeasure.

Crisis on Cape Citadel

He next dispatched them to the Cape Citadel space centre. The mission was to stop the launch of a space shuttle carrying a Mutant Defense Net. This technology was designed to keep track of Mutants, and eliminate them when possible. They again come into conflict with the real X-Men.

Rapture flying with her sabre out

During the battle, Cerebro reveals its true nature. This gave the team time to escape with the satellite from the shuttle. However, the real X-Men intercepted them before they could get far. They caught the ersatz X-Men by surprise and destroyed the satellite.

Cerebro transported the team away, soon returning them to digital storage.


Personality

Deeply religious, Rapture seem a calm, compassionate, and sometimes nearly timid, individual. When in combat, however, she throws herself into the action, happily leading the attack. She has discovered a mutual attraction with the Grey King.


Quotes

“Ask your questions of God, upon meeting him.”

“Surrender and survive, or persist and perish !”

“Your cut is a vulgar gash, whereas the cleave of my sword will be a holy rending of your soul — leaving it to ascend or descend depending on the type of man you are.”

“God is love… but he is wrath, as well.”

“Beloved ! We are with you ! The heathens will not destroy our dream !”


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Rapture

Dex: 07 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Nun
Inf: 04 Aur: 05 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 015 HP: 025

Powers:
Flight: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:
Flight is Winged (-1).

Skills:
Acrobatics (Aerial): 08, Weaponry (Swords): 07

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
Cerebro’s X-Men (High).

Drawbacks:
SIA (Obey\Believe Cerebro), Strange Appearance.

Equipment:
Sword [BODY 06, EV 04 (05 w/STR)].

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Marvel Comics (Uncanny X-Men #360 & X-Men #80).

Helper(s): Frank Murdock.

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