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Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

This specific character was part of a RPG campaign run by writeups.org contributor Kal El, set in Barcelona.

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Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: Millions of demons in Hell.
  • Group Affiliation: Council of the 10.
  • Base Of Operations: Planet Z.
  • Height: 3’ 9” (1.14m). Weight: 80 lbs. (36 Kg.).
  • Eyes: Black. Hair: Black.

Powers and Abilities

Temptation can create anything he is asked to (in DC Heroes RPG terms, Matter Manipulation). That includes a limited range of animals (Animal Summoning).

He can’t create anything on his own. His power only works:

  1. To make what others desire (through Broadcast Empath).
  2. When he tries to tempt somebody.

Due to his former demonic nature, Temptation is undamaged by fire (Flame Immunity) and is exceptionally persuasive (INFL, Charisma).

Since his exile, Temptation has abandoned the study of magic. He has devoted himself to mundane knowledge (Scientist) where he excels.

History

Temptation was a demon in Hell, of the corruptor kind – like Mephisto. That lasted until he tried to tempt a demon, something that was forbidden.

After being exposed, he was thrown out of Hell, lost his immortality and was transformed into a Halfling-like creature. But he retained his former powers of corruption and temptation.

Into the mortal world

He was exiled to Planet Z. But he couldn’t get anything out of the Z’s. Though these aliens had simple spirits, their advanced minds were hard to affect into wishing things.

But Temptation soon found a different kind of beings. He joined them in the new exciting game they were proposing: creating an Empire.

When Watcher finally appeared (thanks to a demon friend of Temptation, who thus repaid an old debt with the Devil), the Ten bound themselves with a magic spell of Sorcerer.

Temptation noticed that his former demonic nature allowed him to ignore the spell, yet let it affect him a little. Just in case somebody suspected.

Even so, he’s the least bound of the Council members.

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Description

Temptation was once an impressive humanoid fiend. He had long horns and a beautiful body with an annoyingly long tongue that had a clawed mouth and eyes of its own.

Now, Temptation has the friendly looks of a halfling, with long hair, a half beard and an earnest smile. The only strange feature are his eyes, quite round.

He wears a short version of the dark grey Council’s suit, with ten dots over his chest.

Personality

Temptation can look candid, innocent, sweet. A being of good will.

But under his now small chest beats a black heart of hate and evil that yearns for intelligent beings to be tempted and corrupted.

Despite this, or perhaps just because of this, Temptation always keeps his word. But this also means that he normally will only make promises when closing a twisted agreement.

Temptation is trying to be liked by Sorcerer. Since the wizard is, for the moment, the only one he knows who can help him recover his previous body, power and status. And to return, someday, to Hell.

DC Heroes RPG

Temptation

A 1613 Points Character.

Dex: 05 Str: 05 Bod: 05
Int: 11 Wil: 07 Min: 06
Inf: 12 Aur: 03 Spi: 09
Init: 028 HP: 070

Powers:

Animal Summoning: 11, Broadcast Empath: 12, Flame Immunity (Mystic Linked): 11, Matter Manipulation (Mystic Linked): 20, Shrinking: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Animal Summoning: Can Summon Any Animal (+3).
  • Broadcast Empath: Can only be used to make desire something (-2).
  • Shrinking: Always On (-1).

Skills:

Charisma (Persuasion)*: 12, Scientist*: 11

Advantages:

Gift of Gab.

Connections:

Council of the 10 (High, Powerful).

Drawbacks:

  • Dark Secret (Demonic Origin).
  • Exile: Involuntary (Hell).
  • MIA (Loyalty to the Council).
  • SIA (Corrupting pure souls).
  • SIA (Recovering his demonic body).
  • CIA (Keeping his word).
  • Minor Rage.
  • Attack Vulnerability (Upholders of the Good, -1 cs).

Motivation:

Psychopath.

Occupation:

Number 10.

Wealth:

016


From Hell

These are Temptation’s statistics in the times he was in Hell.

Dex: 08 Str: 09 Bod: 10
Int: 11 Wil: 07 Min: 14
Inf: 12 Aur: 12 Spi: 12
Init: 031 HP: 050

Powers:

Animal Summoning: 14, Animate Image: 25, Broadcast Empath: 13, Claws (ML): 12, Empathy: 18, Flame Immunity (ML)*: 12, Invulnerability (ML)*: 12, Matter Manipulation (ML): 28, Mind Probe: 18, Spirit Drain: 14, Sorcery: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Animal Summoning: Can Summon Any Animal (+3).
  • Broadcast Empath: Can only be used to make desire something (-2).
  • Spirit Drain: Can be used in killing combat (+1) Lethal (-1).
  • Spirit Drain: Only with somebody who willingly sells his soul (-4).

Skills:

Occultist*: 12, Weaponry (Melee): 09

Advantages:

Gift of Gab.

Connections:

Hell (Low, Powerful).

Drawbacks:

  • SIA (Corrupting pure souls).
  • CIA (Keeping his word).
  • Serious Rage.
  • Strange Appearance.
  • Attack Vulnerability (Upholders of the Good, -2 cs).

Motivation:

Power Lust.

Occupation:

Devil.

Wealth:

N/A.

By KalEl el Vigilante.

Source of Character: Homemade Character.