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Scirocco of the Hybrid with her hood and cloak

Scirocco


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Scirocco (the name of a Northern African desert wind) was a member of the Hybrid. This was a curious band of super-misfits seen in mid-1980s DC Comics. Though they had clear potential, they never were really used.

For context, you should first see the Pteradon character profile.


Background

  • Real Name: Cassandra Sharp.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Hybrid.
  • Base Of Operations: Dayton Industries properties throughout the world ; later Mobile.
  • Height: 5’6” Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown (but can make them glow solid white). Hair: Reddish brown.


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Powers and Abilities

Sharp seems to be fairly ordinary, though I have posited general physical enhancements from the promethium infusion process. As her name indicates, she can create and control powerful sandstorms.

A large mass of sand propelled at high velocities can of course turn most living beings into a skeleton pretty quickly. But Scirocco is not a killer and will usually instead try to buffet people unconscious with her Air Control. Or bury them under a pile of sand and packed soil. She has also been known to drastically increase air pressure to incapacitate opponents.

Scirocco of the Hybrid in flight

Projectile Weapons (the sand blasting attack) is never used by Scirocco, even under Mento’s control. The stats for it are extrapolation. But it kept being mentioned in secondary sources and dialogue. And she would likely use it under some circumstances (such as non-living opponents).


History

See the Pteradon writeup.

Like Touch-N-Go, Scirocco was briefly recruited by Circe for her super-villainesses attack on New York City. She was seen trying to take Argent down.

Scirocco of the Hybrid discovers her power


Description

Scirocco usually wraps herself in her cloak in the field (with her eyes glowing white under her hood). Presumably because she’s uncomfortable running around in a sort of shredded bikini.


Personality

Scirocco seems to be an ordinary, somewhat introverted person. She does not want to kill or seriously hurt anybody, but is too scared of Mento to rebel.

Hybrid group shot


Quotes

“Wh-what have you *done* to us —?”

“This is no mere dust devil, Changeling… I can command a sandstorm that will bury you alive !”


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Scirocco, Mistress of the Desert Winds

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Agent
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 011 HP: 020

Powers:
Air control: 07, Earth Control: 08, Gravity increase: 05, Projectile weapon: 14, Snare: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Earth control is limited to the “dirt storm” application.
  • Air control might be incapable of creating a vacuum.
  • Gravity Increase requires air, but is active throughout the volume of Air Control.
  • Snare is done via a pile of packed earth and sand – Characters with Digging can dig out in but one Phase (though it expends all three Actions).
  • All Powers but Air Control are Contingent Upon Air Control.
  • Projectile Weapon has Area of effect (between 0 and 2 APs).
  • Projectile Weapon’s EV is lowered by one for each applicable AP of RV the target has beyond 09 (determine penalties for each individual target).
  • Projectile Weapon has no Range – use Air Control for Range.

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
Expertise (Geology).

Connections:
Hybrid (Low).

Drawbacks:
Creepy Appearance (ivory skin), MIF of an insane Mento.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: DC Universe.

Helper(s): Darci.

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