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Planet-Master


One of those strange sci-fi villains Batman encountered during the early 1960s. He has... special planetary costumes !

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Codename: Assassin


A psionic, gadgets-happy non-lethal 1970s vigilante crimebuster. As of July of 2021, added polish (chiefly to the illustrations) and added revenge-craving Mutants & Masterminds stats.

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Cougar

(Curt Ranklin)

Cat People power-mad scientist with advanced technology. As of July of 2021, this profile had its fur brushed and received M&M stats.

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STRIPE aka S.T.R.I.P.E.

(Pat Dugan)

DC Comics' Golden Age hero Stripesy (Pat Dugan). But this profile focuses on his 1999-2000 appearances with the S.T.RI.P.E. power armour in the Stars and STRIPE comic book. As of June of 2021 did HD illustrations, brushed up the texts, and added Mutants & Masterminds game stats.

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Firefly

(Pre-Crisis Garfield Lynns)

DC Comics' pre-Crisis Firefly. The one who debuted in 1952 and fought Batman, the Creeper, and the Outsiders. Minor, obscure gadgeteer with light-based weapons.

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Thermodynamicist Pixxel


Example of an Asura engineer/scientist -- and reluctant adventurer -- in the Guild Wars II fantasy setting. Very Serious Mom with an afro, flamethrowers and some heavy metal.

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Mary Kramer


A young, potentially heroic gadgeteer. As of May of 2021, brushed up the texts and illustrations, and kit-bashed M&M stats.

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Marine Marauder II

(Marlene Simmonds)

Obscure maritime DC Comics villainess. Fought the Outsiders, and the Flash. Not a headliner, but quite workable for ocean-based stories.

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Ténébrax


A goofy, pulps-style underground villain. From a 1964/65 French comics serial. Master of a rats-crewed, drugs-pushing subway empire.

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Royal Palace

(He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)

Full profile of the Royal Palace in 1980s cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. People, vehicles, machines, vistas...

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Night-Owl

(1940s Superman enemy)

A criminal mastermind with darkness technology. He fought Superman and Lois Lane in 1942. Those were the days, my friend. As of April of 2021, added silent and nocturnal Mutants & Masterminds stats.

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Viper

(Jordan Dixon)

The 1970s, Marvel Comics one who fought the Falcon and Captain America. Venomous weapons, and the power of marketing.

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Catwoman ’66

(Julie Newmar version)

The version of Catwoman played by Julie Newmar in the 1966+ Batman TV series. Meow.

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Samurai City


A strange secret town of immortal underground samurai. Samurai City appeared during Jack Kirby's run on Black Panther.

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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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Challengers of the Unknown

(Jack Kirby era, part #1)

The ur-group-of-comic-book-adventurers, created by Jack Kirby during the late 1950s. This two-part article dwelves deep into the entire Kirby run, chums ! For scientific discovery !

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Atomic-Man


An obscure 1960 enemy of Batman, with transmutation eyebeams. The profile also has design notes discussing this kind of modelisation.

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Jester

(Jonathan Powers) (Part #1 -1960s/1980s)

One of the older enemies of Daredevil (Matt Murdock). He's one of those baddies who actually have plenty of range and potential if you pay a bit of attention. As of June of 2020, this profile was entirely redone.

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Eel

(Leopold Stryke)

Silver Age themed Marvel minor villain wot got killed by the Bronze Age. He was a convenient 1960s/1970s jobber. As of May of 2020, we've slipped in a complete, electrifying overhaul of this profile.

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Annihilus

(Part #1 - 1960s/70s)

A great space menace from another universe. And one of Marvel Comics' notable villains. As of March of 2020, this entry has been entirely redone. It now covers but the 1960s and 1970s, since even just that is a lot of info.

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Steeplejack

(Jack Mallard)

An obscure Luke Cage 1970s villain with a construction theme. Near-superhuman strength and themed weapons. As of March of 2020, we added brick-and-mortar Mutants & Masterminds stats. This profile has also received illustrations and texts overhaul at... some point in 2019.

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Icicle

(Joar Makent part #1])

The Golden Age version of the character, though he endured into the 1990s. Criminal, genius, wielder of the cold gun. As of January of 2020, this profile was overhauled for concision and smoother reading. It was also cleft in two to facilitate reading on smartphones.

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Melter

(Bruno Horgan)

A villain with a fairly powerful beam weapon who clashed with Iron Man from 1963 to 1986. As of January of 2020, this entry had its texts edited for style. It also received Meltants & Melterminds TTRPG stats.

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Mind-Wave


He fought Daredevil and Uri Geller in 1976. Yes, really. Telepathic powers, telepathic tank, telepathic henchmen. As of October of 2019, this profile was revised and updated.

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Shocker

(Herman Schultz) (Profile #1 - 1960s, 1970s, 1980s)

The "classic" (well, if you're in your 40s I guess) part of Spider-Man foe the Shocker's career - 1967-1989, before Marvel started fleshing out his simple characterisation. A good stock jobber, I think. As of July of 2019, this profile received yet another editing pass, plus M&M stats that are trying not to make a vibrator joke.

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Man-at-Arms


The inventor and ordnance expert in the 1980s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoons.

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Doc Horror


The founder and leader of the monsters-hunting Nocturnals. From Dan Brereton's cool painted comics. Doc is a very pulps-ish two-fisted scientist.

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Mer-Man

(He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)

One of the recurrent jobber baddies in the 1980s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoons.

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Master Mind Excello

(Earl Everett)

Obscure 1940 proto-Marvel super-hero. All-knowing and nigh-invincible defender of America. As of January of 2019, this profile received excellent M&M stats and was mindfully remastered.

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Big Wheel tactical intrusion team

(Global Frequency)

From Warren Ellis' Global Frequency story "Big Wheel", an elite ad-hoc commando tasked with an unenviable and desperate task. Neat example of high-end operatives with specialised skills and some near-future technology.

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