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Robot-Killer Aria


This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

This specific character was created for Fantasy Power League  matches. The FPL is a web site that allows participants to create their own heroes and villains (called “fighters”) using a simple creation rules and “fight” them against other players’ fighters. Victory is determined by vote.


  • Real Name: Aria.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Maniacal Heroes.
  • Base Of Operations: Khazan.
  • Height: 5’5” Weight: 145lbs.
  • Eyes: Grey Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities


(Except it’s defunct. That’s why we used to keep our own archive of third-party content for when the links would nigh-inevitably go dead… — Ed.).


Trained from birth to be a member of the elite Robot-Killer’s corps of Tellus, Aria already has over 100 kills to her credit. A remarkable accomplishment, considering she only completed training four months ago.

In addition to her intensive training, she has been provided cybernetic enhancement and the very latest in high-tech weaponry.

Tellus, a high-tech civilization, developed the science of robotics to a high art. Robots were responsible for all the mundane jobs — sanitation, food production, etc. As robots were needed to perform increasingly-challenging functions, they became increasingly sophisticated… and intelligent.

Eventually, they became intelligent enough to resent their treatment and rebelled.

Robot fighters

They were defeated — barely — by their creators. By decree, thenceforward robots could only be intelligent enough to perform menial tasks and no smarter. However, superintelligent robots still existed and plotted the overthrow of their creators. Hence, the Robot-Killer corps was created.

To this day, they do battle with their predecessors’ creations.

Aria, the newest member of Squad Delta, was stalking a rogue cybernetic intelligence in Hyperion City when she walked into a trap. But the T/S bomb did not destroy her as planned. Instead, it reacted unpredictably to her cyber-technology and catapulted her through the dimensions to Khazan.

Realizing that Khazan itself is overrun by malign robotic intelligences, she has dedicated herself to eliminating them one by one in the Arena. Any flesh and blood opponents that she must fight, she will so that she may continue her mission.


See illo.


Aria is quiet and intense. Up until her arrival in Khazan, she did not have much of a life outside of training and combat.

Now, she has something resembling a social life through her association with the Maniacal Heroes.


“Superior technology motivated by the human heart shall prevail.”

DC Universe History

Aria could just as easily have arrived in the DCU as in Khaazan. Compared to most DCU powered individuals, she is pretty weak, but would probably make a specialty niche for herself after learning that not all robots are bad. If a PC has a robot character, she might make a nice foil for him.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Robot-Killer Aria

A 450 + 45 Point Character

Dex: 09 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Anti-Robot Combat Specialist
Inf: 04 Aur: 05 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 025 HP: 025

Skin Armor: 05, Superspeed: 05, Thermal Vision: 03

Gadgetry: 04, Military Science: 05, Weaponry (Firearms, Heavy): 13

Attractive, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (Robots), Sharp Eye.

Robot-Killer Corps, Maniacal Heroes (High), Arena of Khazan (Low).

Distinctive Appearance, SIH (Robots).

RKX-12 Heavy Pistol [BODY 05, Projectile weapons: 05, Sharpness (projectile weapons): 02, Ammo: 08, R#03].

By Mark A. Ayen.

Source of Character: Character created by Mark A. Ayen for use in Fantasy Powers League (FPL) combat. Illustration from Ghost in the Shell.

Helper(s): Ethan Roe.