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Paul Lorenze the beast


A guy turned into an evil ape during a 1951 horror anthology comic book story. Obscure, but typical of the comics of the era. As of September of 2020, we painted some M&M stats on. Using a primatic spray spell, see ?

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Kailane the Culler

(and the Sword Goddess)

A fully fleshed-out sample heroic/dark fantasy character, based on a weird Path of Exile build. A burning intelligent sword that kills her wielders, darting acrobatics based on a magical proximity sense, a feral huntress with a pet canary, these sorts of things.

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Black Scorpion

(1957 movie monster)

Our contributor Ethan continues his 1950s movie giant monster series. This time it's the giant Mexican scorpions in 1957 monster mash The Black Scorpion. As animated by Ray Harryhausen.

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Enforcer

(Charles Delazny)

An interesting but incoherent enemy of the Ghost Rider and Spider-Woman. During the 1970s, he seemingly specialised in hunting down supernaturals. As of March of 2020, this profile was iced then entirely redone.

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Killer Shrews

(Return of the Killer Shrews 2012 movie)

Murderous giant rodents from the terrible 2012 sequel to the terrible 1959 horror/monster mash movie.

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Tigra the were-woman

(Greer Nelson profile #2)

Our second profile for Marvel Comics heroine Greer Nelson, depicting her early days as Tigra. During those she was a bit different than in later depictions. As of December of 2019 the illustrations were redone in HD. The text also had its fur brushed, though it was reading better than I remembered.

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Melinda Warren

(Charmed)

This XVIIth century witch is the ancestor of the Charmed Ones - Piper, Phoebe and Prudence Halliwell. She appeared in the original, 1990s version of the Charmed TV show.

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Killer Shrews

(1959 horror movie)

These cheapo monsters featured in 1959 monster mash/horror movie Attack of the Killer Shrews. They're ravening wolf-sized rodents with a virulent venomous bite.

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Man who was death

(Edgar Bowman)

From the first, 1950 issue of The Crypt of Terror by EC Comics. The series would soon become Tales from the Crypt. He's a deranged murderer, of course.

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Raccoon


The half-human mobster Raccoon is also an ally of the Nocturnals, as seen in Dan Brereton's painted comics. And thus our Nocturnals writeups arc ends. It's a bit sad.

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Starfish

(Nocturnals)

Everybody's favourite cranky frog mermaid with paired .45s, from Dan Brereton's neat The Nocturnals series of painted comics.

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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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Polychrome

(Pollyanna Shale)

The benign angel/ghost in Dan Brereton's Nocturnals comic books. A healer and psychopomp. As of June of 2019, this profile arose from the dead in a new, shiny, much improved form.

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Gunwitch


A good guy (more or less) zombie gunman who never misses. From the atmospheric Nocturnals comics. As of June of 2019, this profile was entirely redone and sewed back together.

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Fugue

(Vinton Burwell)

The main bad guy in the third Batgirl of Burnside collection, Mindfields. Memory manipulations and injection, somewhere between the Inception movie and gaslighting/psychological abuse. Not easy to use in tabletop RPGs, mind.

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Halloween Girl


A witchy little girl who grew up in a strange, darkly magical environment. One of the main characters in Dan Brereton's Nocturnals painted comics. As of May of 2019, this profile was entirely redone and reillustrated and rewighten.

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Firelion


From Dan Brereton's painted Nocturnals comics. Lone samurai, ex-detective, ex-drifter fugitive, pyrokinetic synthesoid, trenchcoat-and-katana enthusiast. As of May of 2019, this oldbad entry was burned to the ground and redone.

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Nocturnals

(Base camp article)

Our "base camp" article about Dan Brereton's Nocturnals comics. To present the basics of the universe, and how it seems to work.

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Gorgo

(1961 movie monster)

Our contributor Ethan continues profiling old movie giant monsters. The dinosaur-like and eponymous Gorgo is from a 1961 monster mash set in the British Isles.

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Emmanuelle Chekhov, the Imperial Slayer


A vampire commando who hunts vampires, in the Russian Resurgence future depicted in Nikolai Dante comics published in 2000AD. She's so vein, she prolly thinks this writeup is about her. As of March of 2019, this profile has had its ichor reinvigorated, and received befanged M&M stats.

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Sato Takashi

(Global Frequency)

A burned out Japanese agent of the Global Frequency, and infiltration expert.

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Doctor Barbara “Bobbi” Morse

(Profile #1 - before Mockingbird 1971-1973)

This is where our chronological series of profiles for Mockingbird (Dr. Barbara "Bobbi" Morse) starts. So, her early 1970s Ka-Zar (lord of the jungle !) material with the bright red rompers. At this point she's not Mockingbird yet.

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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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Carina Nekhjevani

(Ziggurat video game)

A made-up heroic fantasy character, inspired by minor Heretic/Hexen-like video game Ziggurat. Young legless alchemist with a thousand grudges, and a magical arsenal. As the song goes, odds are she won't live to see tomorrow.

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Eye invaders

(Atlas Comics)

Creepy undead tentacled maritime eye monsters seen in a 1954 Astonishing comic book, from Atlas Comics.

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Lana Kennedy

(Global Frequency)

A memetics and xenolinguistics expert on the Global Frequency. Which was some of Warren Ellis' best work in comics, really.

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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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Doc Beck

(Z Nation)

Post-zombie-apocalypse survivor from the TV dramedy series Z Nation. Ex-hippie with robust medical, survival and other skills (and a big mouth).

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