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Ironheart

(Riri Williams) (Bendis take (2016-2018), part 1)

Super-genius Riri Williams during her early career, as she becomes the armoured Ironheart because Tony Stark painted himself into a corner *again*. As of October of 2020, this two-parter has been reviewed, then updated to bring it to a more sensible ending point (switch to a new armour, and Eve Ewing taking over writing).

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Mama Odie


The all-singing, all-dancing aged voodoo queen of the bayou in Disney's The Frog and the Princess. Good creole witch.

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Equinox

(Terry Sorenson)

An obscure Marvel villain with fire and ice powers and a burning and frozen body. He's oddly cool, according to my at about age six. As of July of 2020, this profile was entirely redone -- and updated.

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Muhammad Ali


A primer about the great boxer Muhammad Ali (formerly Cassius Clay). Plus comic-book-style DC Heroes RPG game stats for him. Because, as you no doubt remember, he once fought Superman !

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Misty Knight

(Part #1 - the 1970s)

Misty as she appeared during the 1970s, back when she was an Iron Fist supporting character. As of July of 2018, this profile was entirely redone. As of Juneteenth of 2020, added tough Mutants & Masterminds game stats and further improved readability.

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Oryx


A very very tall fighter and agent, blatantly based on Kareem Abdul Jabar in Game of Death. We couldn't resist, obviously. As of April of 2020, this entry received a texts and illustrations review. Plus a tall glass of Mutants & Masterminds stats.

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Dynaheir


One of the core companions from the canon adventuring party in the original Baldur's Gate D&D video game. Lawful Good Human witch from Rashemen. As with all our Baldur's Gate profiles, there's plenty of explanations about the context, cultures, history, etc. relevant to the character.

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Cornell Cottonmouth

(Part #1 - the 1970s)

One of the old school Luke Cage villains, a heroin king with super-strength and a certain style. As of January of 2020, this profile is being entirely redone as a two-parter.

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Mangler

(Shadrick Daniels)

A big hairy wrestler who clashed with Luke Cage in 1976. So yeah, he's pretty strong. As of December of 2019 this profile was reillustrated, rewritten and updated.

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Spear


A minor 1970s Cage enemy with a speargun. As of December of 2019 the illustrations were redone, the biography updated, and the text polished. I also wanted to add M&M stats but he already had those. Foiled again !

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Powerhouse

(Obscure Marvel mutant)

Not the Nova one or the Power Pack one. Obscure Marvel Comics mutant created by Erik Larsen, mostly seen in Spider-Man stories. Absorbs ambient life force to power herself.

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Major Jones

(XIII)

A superbly competent and resourceful military intelligence operative from the XIII espionage/adventure graphic novels. As of July of 2019, this profile received M&M stats, but nobody knows what the "Ms" stand for.

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Jet Foundling

(Baldur's Gate CHARNAME) (Part #1)

This is part #1 of a series showing a playthrough of the classic, landmark Baldur's Gate D&D video games. Well, technically it's part #2. Since there's also a primer about the Forgotten Realms on writeups.org, to avoid articles that are too long to read. But don't worry, this article has a link to the primer. Introducing Jet Foundling, ward of the...

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Operator

(Frankie Charles)

Frankie as she appeared during the "Batgirl of Burnside" era. From supporting cast to (fleetingly) inheritor of the Oracle mantle and back to supporting cast again. Talented computer security expert with an interest in super-heroics.

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Man-Ape

(M'Baku) (Part 1.1)

A traditional -- and remarkably dangerous -- enemy of the Black Panther. This profile is filled with stuff about Wakandan history and politics, as M'Baku is a much much more interesting character than most people think. Only a fool underestimates the White Gorilla !

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Winston Croft

(Global Frequency)

A master detective in Los Angeles, who has worked for the Global Frequency semi-covert organisation. With him around, a CSI episode would last about 8 minutes.

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Pusher

(Ka-Zar enemy)

An obscure 1970s enemy of Ka-Zar... lord of the Hidden Jungle ! Also a robust martial artist with some A.I.M. access and Harlem mob contacts, which sounded useful.

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John Stark

(Global Frequency)

Continuing our coverage for the particularly cool Global Frequency comics by Warren Ellis et al.. John Stark is a field agent who seems to combine Special Forces military skills with some sort of police or intelligence experience.

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Guardian of death

(Sample Diablo 3 witch-doctor) (Part #1 - Diablo context)

A character profile for a sample Diablo III Witch-Doctor Player Character. This includes a primer to the world and the story of all three games, because that's how we roll in the Torajan Jungles.

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Peek-a-Boo


A minor, tragic superhuman character seen in Flash comics during the 2000s. This is a tiny profile, but as of September of 2018 we added in-line M&M stats.

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Piranha Jones


A 1970s enemy of Luke Cage with steel teeth. Minor mob boss. As of July of 2018, this profile was overhauled.

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Deadly Nightshade

(Tilda Johnson) (Part #2 - the 1990s and 2000s)

This is the second part of our Deadly Nightshade profile, with a link to the first. Artificial werewolves ! Captain America with fur ! Harlem mobs ! Genetically engineering dragons ! Brain surgery ! The Black Panther ! Twice ! And more !

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Deadly Nightshade

(Tilda Johnson) (Part #1 - the 1970s and 1980s)

A polymath mad scientist who started out as teenage girl from the ghetto. Nightshade brings a *lot* to the table, from her innumerable inventions and weapons to her career, moral ambiguities and character growth. As of July of 2018, this profile is being cleft in two shorter profiles.

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Zed aka Z

(League of Assassins)

Cinematic-level fighter and operative for the League of Assassins. He and his team worked with Red Robin (Tim Wayne) for a while.

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Howitzer

(Shaka)

Reptilian super-soldier seen in Gene Dogs during the 1990s. As of February of 2018, this profile received armoured, dinosaurian M&M stats.

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Nekra

(Nekra Sinclair)

Nekra is pretty cool and useful to have, actually. Long career, diverse abilities, good themes and varied hooks. As of February of 2018, this profile was dusted up and split into two parts, since it was too long.

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Mister Glass


A capsule character profile for Elijah Priest aka "Mister Glass", as played by Samuel Jackson in the Unbreakable movie in 2000. As of February of 2018, this tiny entry nonetheless receive fragile M&M stats.

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Luke Cage

(Netflix version) (Part #1)

This is the first part of the big profile for Netflix's version of Luke Cage, played by Mike Colter. It's current up to the end of 2017.

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