6182 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies

Posts Tagged ‘ Francophone material ’

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Quatuor Mortis

(Valerian & Laureline)

A quarter of themed and competent hitmen seen in Valerian & Laureline graphic novels. They're kinda fun, and they're easy to use.

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The Shingouz


A triad of diminutive, talented alien spies who frequently sell intelligence to Valérian and Laureline. These are surprisingly popular minor characters, with snouts.

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Valerian


Part one of a big article (presented in easily digestible smaller bits, as usual) about a rather important series of graphic novels. It'll explain all the things. Yes, even *that* thing you thought nobody'd ever explain. That one's in part #3 in the article, but still do read it all in order 'kay thanks.

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Generic zombies

(How To Survive video game)

Fairly generic zombies from a fairly generic zombie survival game, so that's useful if you need zombie stats. This is a video game, so there are various variant zombies with "powers". And zombie emus (I think). And that dang zombie deer everybody hates. So many zombies.

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Specialist Nina Markovic

(How to survive video game)

An example, fleshed-out zombie apocalypse survivor from minor video game How to Survive. She believes in do-it-yourself industrial chainsaws and dual-jerrycan flamethrowers and, well, it's hard to argue that point.

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Human Ants of the Sixth Continent


Strange not-quite-people from an improbable underground not-culture. These appeared during the 1970s in the Luc Orient Franco-Belgian adventure comics.
Now with much better illustrations and upgraded texts and DC Adventures game stats.

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Optimum


A French super-hero who appears in the Masqué graphic novels, set in the same continuity as the The Chimera Brigade graphic novels. Psychogeographical energy nexus.

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Germain Grandpin


One of the main protagonists from big French swashbuckling/drama saga Masquerouge, Les Sept vies de l'Épervier and Cœur Brûlé - a mighty duellist with a troubled character.

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Rigged Man

(Brigade Chimerique version) (L'Homme Truqué)

1920s French super-hero from the superb graphic novels The Chimera Brigade - a war veteran whose eyes were replaced with "electric vision".

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The Black Child

(Niourk)

A profile for L'Enfant Noir in the classic 1950s French sci-fi/post-apocalyptic novel Niourk. I don't think it was ever translated into English, so here's your chance to know about it.

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Unicorn

(Janet Just)

A pure, glittery and two-fisted super-heroine from a 1985 RPG scenario in a French magazine. So yeah, we can do that too. If we want.

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Tintin


The most classic Franco-Belgian comics character, who has been active since 1929. An overview of his career, and full coverage of his stats, personality, skills, etc.

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Rigged Man

(L'Homme Truque) (Original Maurice Renard version)

The protagonist of a remarkably modern 1921 French sci-fi short story about cybernetic eyes, espionage, the Great War and electric super-vision.

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Colonel A.J. Assan


A senior ex-military officer in near-future France, looking for ways to have super-heroes return to the Old World. From the Masked graphic novels.

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Yakari


A cunning Sioux little boy, with a good heart and the ability to speak to animals. From a large series of European graphic novels.

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Marianne


A powerful, original, fully fleshed out French super-heroine and police officer with complicated powers. She's cool.

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Tanguy & Laverdure


Tanguy & Laverdure is a long running series of European military aviation graphic novels. It's full of planes and uniforms.

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Benoit Brisefer


Forever living in 1960-ish provincial France, this polite and helpful little boy is strong... stupendously strong ! A minor classic of Franco-Belgian graphic novels.

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Gom Jabbar


Aggravating and incredibly smug sort-of-heroic adventurer. Regeneration, martial arts, super-arrogance.

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Nikita


A French hitwoman with a peculiar conditioning and training. From the 1990, original version of the movie La Femme Nikita.

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“Eric”


A Player Character in the old World of Darkness tabletop role-playing game. Horribly dangerous immortal insane street punkette.

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Leito


A parkour champ and kung fu fighter played by David Belle in several movies, primarily District B13.

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Godot


A French super-gendarme on the superhuman SWAT team. He only occasionally exists, and that's okay.

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Yeti

(District B13)

A giant henchman/brute type. He's barely verbal (if that), but he's amazingly fast and good at leveraging his reach. Yeti was a character in the District B13 movie.

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