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Skion (Dark Horse Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Skion
  • Marital Status: N.A.
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 7’5” Weight: 350 lbs
  • Eyes: Yellow Hair: None

Powers and Abilities

Skion is called a “macrophage” : he absorbs living humans within himself in order to power himself up. He’s quite powerful and durable when hosting someone (enough to take on a USMC fire team with no damage), but quickly loses his abilities if the person inside him is killed.

It is theorized that he has to outwrestle, or otherwise incapacitate the person he wants to put inside him.


Skion was captured by an elite covert force from the USMC, but escaped the helicopter he which he was detained somewhere near Steel Harbour. By the time the military had reached Steel Harbour, they discovered it had already absorbed one of the soldiers on the chopper, one Ellen Carluchi.

The Machine, meanwhile, had intercepted their comms using Salvage’s equipment, and realized he knew Ellen Carluchi – Avram Roman had a relationship, probably a romantic one, with her. He raced to the site to save that piece from his precious past.

When he arrived, one USMC fire team that had found and engaged Skion. They were getting slaughtered, and received the order to kill Carluchi in order to depower Skion. The Machine arrived before they could do so, and beat Skion back before convincing him to trade Carluchi for him -telling Skion his cyborg body could power Skion to a far greater extend than a simple human.

It was a trick, of course, and the Machine easily disrupted Skion’s metabolism, allowing for the capture of the monster by the Marines. He left the site while Carluchi was still unconscious.


See illustrations.


A cheerfully threatening psychokiller that delivers one-liners. He treats everything like a puerile joke.


“Where was I ? Oh, yeah ! Hands up – who wants to die ?”

(To the Machine) “Hey, she’s mine ! Find your own date, fender face !”

DC Universe History

A very minor character that can always be useful, given his abilities and his unique way to take hostages.


Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Dex: 07 Str: 11 Bod: 09 Motivation: Psycho
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Criminal
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 019 HP: 030

Powers: Adaptation: 10, Growth: 02, Skin armor: 03, Systemic antidote: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is Always On and already factored in
  • Adaptation has No Range (-1)
  • Adaptation only works on somebody absorbed inside him (base cost is 400), and slowly kills the person (-1) ((Victim’s STR+13) APs of time being a good estimate for survival time)

Advantages: Lightning Reflexes

Connections: None

Drawbacks: Loss Vulnerability : not having a living human absorbed inside him (if a human is pried from him, Skion will also be Stunned for 2d10 Phases).

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Dark Horse’s CGW

Helper(s): Jackson

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