Skion (Dark Horse Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


Skion once fought Dark Horse Comics’ The Machine. As such, he exists in the “Comics’ Greatest World” (since renamed “Dark Horse Heroes”) setting. This super-hero world was primarily seen during the 1990s.

However, he’s both setting-independent and a self-contained scenario. So he could easily be used in other universes.


  • 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 a “macrophage”. He absorbs living humans within himself in order to power himself up. He’s powerful and durable when hosting a person, becoming tough enough to take on a USMC fire team with no damage. But he 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 as they flown near Steel Harbor, he escaped from the helicopter. By the time the military reached Steel Harbour, they discovered that Skion had already absorbed one of the soldiers on the chopper, one Ellen Carluchi.

The Machine, meanwhile, had intercepted their comms using Salvage’s equipment. He knew Ellen Carluchi – Avram Roman had a relationship, possibly a romantic one, with her. He raced to the site to save that part 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.

He beat Skion back before convincing him to trade Carluchi for him. The Machine explained that his cyborg body could power Skion to a far greater extend than a simple human.

It was a trick, of course. 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

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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

Adaptation: 10, Growth: 02, Skin armour: 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).

Lightning Reflexes.

None demonstrated.

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.