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Sacrifice

(Evangeline M'Baré)

A young super-heroine from Wakanda, with budding mutant magic. She was a Player Character in an early 1990s MSH campaign, because I like being 25 years early to the party. As of April of 2021, this profile has received Panther-blessed portraits.

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Ultima Ratio


Homemade character. Undead terrorist and fallen doctor, with zombie henchmen and an all-destroying flame. As of April of 2021, this profile received illustrations, under the "the dead start to walk in their masquerade" clause.

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Lobo

(Leo Wood)

Elite post-apocalyptic operative. From the Endworld old post-apocalyptic novels series. As of April of 2021, this profile received illustrations.

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Sahara Jackson, agent of the Division


A sample field agent of The Division, as a window into the setting of the first Tom Clancy's The Division shooter video game by Ubisoft. Hard-arsed Beta Israel navy commando who thinks this whole thing is a load of drek. As of April of 2021, added a test reel after trying the MetaHuman Creator technology to sculpt a better character model.

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Sunbeam crew

(On a Sunbeam)

The setting and ensemble characters from On a Sunbeam, a 2018 sci-fi romance/coming of age graphic novel. Intriguing space setting -- in space -- and attaching cast.

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Roland the soldier


One of the playable characters in the original Borderlands video game. Rogue soldier and assault specialist with a robot-turret. As of March of 2021, this profile was entirely revised to include the main BL2 material.

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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 ! As of March of 2021, added a new section about the Gorilla God.

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Leila Taylor


A former girlfriend of the Falcon (Sam Wilson), mostly during the 1970s. Harlem community activist, and later on wildcat journalist.

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Stoneface


Obscure 1970s Harlem mobster. Clashed with the Falcon, Captain America, Spider-Man and others.

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Nighthawk

(Raymond Kane) (David Walker take)

Nighthawk (Raymond Kane, formerly Kyle Richmond), the Batman-like sole survivor from a destroyed alternate reality. This profile focuses on the material written by David Walker, who made this Nighthawk more than "Batman, but Black".

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Skorpio

(Dr. Sam Ellis)

An enemy of Steel (John Henry Irons), mostly seen during the 1990s. An ER doctor who moonlights as an assassin.

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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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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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