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Stupor of the Inhuman Assassination Squad (Guardians of the Galaxy enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Stupor


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Stupor only appeared in one 1993 Guardians of the Galaxy story arc, during the Gallagher run.

There’s nothing notable about him (except maybe for his weird power). But he’s part of a small cadre of super-thugs, and writeups.org loves having ready-to-run profiles for those.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Inhuman Assassin Squad.
  • Base Of Operations: Formerly Attilan, the Moon.
  • Height: 4’8” Weight: 140 lbs.
  • Eyes: White Hair: None


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Powers and Abilities

Stupor can instantly analyze a target’s physiology. He’ll work out which nerve clusters to compress to force them to lose their motor control, concentration and coordination. That makes his target appear to be drunk, which also amplifies their emotional states.

Despite his ungainly appearance, Stupor is surprisingly fast and agile.


History

Stupor was one of the victors of the gladiatorial games held among the enslaved Inhumans by Loki in the 31st Century. He thus became part of the small cadre of Inhumans Loki was grooming to be his personal strike force to help him claim the throne of Asgard .

Just as the time arrived to attack, the Guardians of the Galaxy investigated the Inhumans enslavement. This brought them into conflict with the Inhuman Assassin Squad. Stupor joined in the torment of the captive Guardian Talon, which was cut short when the other Guardians arrived.


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Stupor easily disabled Charlie-27. But the Inhumans left the battle as Loki called on them to join him in his invasion of Asgard.

Attacking Asgard, they made significant headway against its defences, until the Guardians arrived to oppose them. When Woden, son of Thor joined the Guardians, the Inhumans and Loki were soon defeated.

They were banished to The Black Canyon, an inescapable prison nestled between Niflheim and Muspelheim.


Personality

Stupor takes pleasure in making fools of others, leaping over less nimble opponents, and turning all enemies into fumbling idiots.


Quotes

“The name’s Stupor, you big clod… and you’re about to find out why !”


DC Universe History

Freed from some of the Dominators chambers, on the Moon, by the Time Trapper, the Inhumans joined his quest for revenge on Glorith. They attacked her on the Khund throne world, while she orchestrated military actions against the UP. They came into conflict with a squad of Legionnaires, who forgot about them when Glorith erased them and the Trapper from history.

The Trapper managed to save them from complete destruction, although they are currently trapped within him. With the Dominator mindwipes having removed their previous memories, Glorith’s actions have now made it impossible for them to ever learn who they were.


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Stupor

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Agent of Loki
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 016 HP: 025

Powers:
Broadcast Empath: 08, Flash: 08, Shrinking: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Broadcast Empath can only be used against victims of his Flash (-1), and Stupor has no control over the emotion caused (se below, -1).
  • Broadcast Empath and Flash have the Combined Power Usage Limitation (-1).
  • Flash is non-visual (+1), and has a Range of Touch (-1).
  • Shrinking is Always On (-1).

Skills:
Acrobatics: 06

Advantages:
Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:
Inhuman Assassin Squad (High), Inhumans (Low).

Drawbacks:
Strange Appearance.


Touch of Inebriation

Stupor’s touch can affect a target in such a way as to make them act as though they were drunk. He makes a physical attack using his Flash power, which, if successful, reduces their Dexterity, making them uncoordinated. If the Flash is successful, he automatically makes a Broadcast Empath attack, inducing the victim into a highly emotional state.

When he attacked Charlie-27, the attack left him overly aggressive, lashing out at his team mates. But the effect could differ according to the target, leaving them crying in a corner, trying to hug everybody, babbling away importantly about nothing in particular, or whatever the GM decides they should do.

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Comics.

Helper(s): KalEl el Vigilante.

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