6167 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies

Posts Tagged ‘ Horror ’

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Modred the Mystic

(Profile #1 - 1975-1978)

Marvel Comics' Modred the Mystic, a time-tossed Arthurian magician. This is the first chapter of his profile and covers his early appearances, back when he was meant to be an occult super-hero. As of October of 2021, this profile received a mystical round of mystical improvements, plus Mysticants & Mystic Minds game stats.

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Clayface

(Sondra Fuller)

The fourth Clayface, from a small mythos of horror-themed Batman characters. Shapechanging usual suspect.

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Master

(Manos: the Hands of Fate)

The evil supernatural cult leader in the legendarily bad movie Manos: the Hands of Fate. As of August of 2021, added elements from the follow-up films. Since yes, those existed.

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Generic Martian invaders

(War of the Worlds and variant stories) (Part #1)

A review of Martian invaders as portrayed by the great H.G. Wells in several novels, followed by a review of those Martian invaders that The War Of The Worlds inspired. So that's a lot of Martians, yeah.

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Leprechaun

(Leprechaun Origins version)

From so-so 2014 horror movie Leprechaun Origins, an animalistic Irish slasher monster.

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Leprechaun

(Terrible horror movies)

A "magical slasher" villain seen in Z-list -- mostly direct-to-video -- horror movies.

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Grandma Pumpkin


The gold medal winner from our 2014 Halloween character creation contest. With an extensive background in witchery and grandmothering. As of April of 2021, this profile received a few portraits from the cauldron.

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Necroscope

(Harry Keogh) (Early)

A super-medium in a series of horror novels by Brian Lumley. As of April of 2021, this old old profile has received some illustrations.

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Felix

(Walter Felix)

The protagonist of the 1990 John Steakley novel Vampire$ (but not of the movie). Pistols sharpshooter. As of April of 2021, did new portraits for him since the old ones are getting long in the... tooth. Long in the tooth. He's a vampires hunter. That's a pun, yes ?

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Jack Crow


Big tough modern-day vampires hunter. One of the main characters in John Steakley's 1990 novel Vampire$. As of April of 2021, added some photorealistic portraits of the big guy.

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Nika the Chain

(Sample Diablo II Assassin)

A writeup of the Assassin character class in Diablo II, information about assassins in this game world, and an example of possible background and characterization to flesh out the archetype. As of April of 2021 I added a photorealistic custom character model because heh, why not.

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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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