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Shrakti (Negation Crossgen comics)

Shrakti


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Crossgen was one of the new super-hero comics publishers that emerged during the 1990s. But that was years after the big wave with Image, the Ultraverse, Dark Horse Heroes, etc..

Crossgen started in 1998. Like most such new shared super-universes it was interesting, had potential, and was ultimately short-lived.

Negation was published starting in 2002 and ran for 28 issues.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Agent of Charon.
  • Base Of Operations: Negation Homeworld.
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Eyes: Orange Hair: None


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Powers and Abilities

Shrakti can open portals anywhere within her direct view. The other end can be situated on distant planets or even in other dimensions . This allows her and her companions to travel over intergalactic distances, or to send others there.

She has quickly gained sufficient control over them that she:

  • Can use the warps to slice objects or people in half by creating a portal through them.
  • Can redirect attacks by opening a portal in front of the person launching the attack and depositing the attack where she wants it to go. So her opponents sometimes end up shooting themselves in the back.
  • Can open a number of portals simultaneously, allowing her to easily deal with multiple opponents.


History

A loyal servant of the Negation, Shrakti volunteered for a procedure which gave her a Sigil which granted her great power. She was the first to survive the procedure, due to the presence of the Sigil-bearer Javi, an enemy of the Empire from the Bright Universe. Then, Shrakti was ordered by the Emperor himself to be part of the team led by Javi.

They were quickly dispatched to quell a rebellion. Javi used his powers on them when they ignored his commands and became too enthusiastic in the task. He drew their powers away in the middle of combat, forcing them to accept his control of the team.

A group of Lawbringers soon arrived, curious of these new agents of Charon. Javi managed to get them to reveal their history, in exchange for telling them why Charon had created the Sigil-bearers. Which he didn’t actually know.

Learning that another being of similar power to Charon, Appolyon, existed, he got the Lawbringers to open a portal allowing them to travel to the dimension where he had been banished. Javi led the team through.

Appolyon

Meeting Appolyon, they learned Charon’s true history. Shrakti was disillusioned to learn that he had once been human.

Shrakti slicing through soldiers

Appolyon gave them what he claimed to be a bomb capable of destroying Charon, and they returned to the Negation Universe.

Still unconvinced of their course, the team flitted around the universe, Javi showing them the damage that the Empire has done. Tibian accused him of bias, and insisted they travel to his home world. But they discovered that the locals being rounded up by the Negation military, so that a tenth of the population could be executed.

Enraged, Tibian killed the soldiers, and the team agreed to turn on Charon.

Rebels

Confronting Charon, they were overwhelmed when he allowed Trocantor to link their minds with his. Even Javi began to see him as a god. Javi handed over the bomb, which was revealed to be a message from Appolyon, who had just been messing with them.

They were soon sent after Javi’s former colleagues, still on the run. They tracked these fugitives to a backwater planet where they were getting supplies. They drew Evinlea away from the others. As she was taken off-guard by Javi’s appearance, he managed to drain most of her power. He could thus present more of a threat when the rest of the prisoners appeared.

The battle was soon in full swing. Javi used his powers to heal and bolster his team, giving them the edge. But Gammid realized that his powers all come from the Sigil on his arm, and so got Kaine to shoot the arm off.

Disarmed, Javi was killed a moment later. Seeing the battle turning against them, the team flee, but not before Shrakti killed Gammid in retaliation.


Personality

Ruthless when dealing with rebellion, Shrakti has little compunction about using lethal force in combat.

A devoted agent of Charon, Shrakti underwent a crisis of faith on learning of Charon’s former mortality. But she became an ardent acolyte after her glimpse into Charon’s mind.

She had been growing close to Javi.


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Shrakti

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Upholding Charon
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Agent of Charon
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 016 HP: 025

Powers:
Claws: 12, Dimensional Travel: 08, Reflection/Deflection: 12, Warp: 40

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • All power can be used to make Multi-Attacks on any targets within Range, and different powers may be used on each target (+1).
  • Claws has Range (+1).
  • Claws, Dimensional Travel and Reflection\Deflection are Contingent on Warp (-1).
  • Reflection\Deflection has the Indirect Bonus (+3).
  • Warp has no AV/EV when attacking others (-1).

Skills:
Accuracy (Claws, Warp): 09

Bonuses and Limitations:
Accuracy also acts as EV for Warp attacks (+1).

Advantages:
Language (Negation).

Connections:
Charon (Low).

Drawbacks:
MIA (Serve Charon).


Design notes

I’ve assumed that Warp attacks can only attack targets within direct sight of her (8 AP would be maximum range for normal sight).

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Crossgen.

Helper(s): KalEl el Vigilante.

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