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Rayya Manticora


An example of a fully-fleshed out necromancer in the Guild Wars 2 setting. If you need an atypical, benign necro who likes rabbits (and magical action princess outfits), well it's just the occasion you've been waiting for.

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Claw the Unconquered

(Valcan of Pytharia) (Part 1)

A rather big and muscled profile for a barbarian warrior of the same ilk, who's appeared in his own series and beyond over the decades. This is one of our DC Implosion writeups. As of December of 2020, this enormous entry was split into manageable parts. And received a round of rewriting, since it was rather old.

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Ogar


A sort of golem that once fought the Black Panther in King Solomon's tomb. It was pretty tough.

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Delphyne Gorgon


A young and redoubtable Amazon and Gorgon officer. She's cool, in more ways than one. Delphyne primarily appeared in Marvel's Hercules and Amadeus Cho stories. And yes, she looks awesome.

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Warden Fiona


A gifted Elf mage, ex-slave and Grey Warden. Child of beggars, mother of a King. For now the article covers her youth and her time as an elite battle mage focused on EXPLOSIONS.

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Woman aka Witch


A minor good guy in 1980s heroic fantasy schlock movie Hawk the Slayer. She's a nameless witch. But a good witch.

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Lastikman

(Movie version)

The version of the Filipino super-hero Lastikman seen in the 2004 movie take. As of August of 2020, the game stats and discussion about the traditional version of Lastikman have been restored. They had been lost for far too long due to a stupid cut-and-paste mistake.

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Grey Warden Utha


An elite Grey Warden who's also a mute kung fu Dwarf paladin. Utha appears in David Gaider's Dragon Age: The Callin prequel novel (and in a game DLC).

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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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Warden Commander Genevieve


Genevieve, Commander of the Grey, is one of the main characters in the Dragon Age prequel novel The Calling, by David Gaider. Formidable but harrowed fighter with a big-arse sword, nerves of steel and a unhealthy intensity.

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Hantu


Weretigress criminal Indonesian revenant forced to fight in a low-fantasy dismal world. Inspired by the niche Din's Curse video game, because I was playing that instead of working.

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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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Ritual


Another example of a fully-fleshed out Player Character from a video game. This time a female Barbarian Shaman from the seminal Everquest MMO. Predictably, this also presents setting elements such as the Northmen, the Tribunal, Halas, the epic weapon quest for that class, etc..

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Yugi Motoh

(and Yami Yugi)

Older notes covering the basics about Yugi Motoh, Yami Yugi and their games.

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Corvus the Heretic


Corvus is the protagonist of 1994 video game Heretic (some of the sequels are called Hexen). He's a post-apocalyptic elf avenger who shoots magic at monsters.

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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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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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Minsc


One of the core companions from the canon adventuring party in the original Baldur's Gate D&D video game. Probably the most famous and loved of the lot. Human fighter from Rashemen.

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Power Ring

(Pre-Crisis Earth-3)

An evil Green Lantern type from another reality. This is the 1964 version, not the Grant Morrison one.

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Rustam

(Dr. Raza Kattuah)

An enemy of the Suicide Squad with a magical fire scimitar. As of November of 2019, this entry had its edge sharpened and received burning, curved M&M stats.

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Evil-Lyn

(Masters of the Universe cartoons)

The evil (I mean, that's in the name) witch who's more or less Skeletor's second in command. As you can surmise, she appears in the 1980s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series. Or cartoon, if you prefer.

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Superwoman

(Pre-Crisis Earth-3 version) (Crime Syndicate of America)

The 1964 version of Superwoman of the Crime Syndicate of America, sort of like an evil Wonder Woman. As of October of 2019, this profile was entirely redone.

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Orko


Orko is an alien wizard and kids-friendly comic relief. He was one of the main character in 1980s cartoon series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

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Jaheira


One of the core companions from the canon adventuring party in the original Baldur's Gate D&D video game. Half-Elf fighter/druid from Tethyr.

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Sorceress of Grayskull


We continue our big writeups arc through the 1980s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. In this update, another central hero - the Sorceress of Castle Grayskull. As of a week later, added further illustrations.

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Castle Grayskull


Full notes about this important -- and ominous -- location in the He-man and the Masters of the Universe cartoons of the 1980s.

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