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Tharok (post-reboot version)

Tharok

(Rebooted version)


Context

The Legion of Super-Heroes, a youth club in the far future, has been a part of the DC Universe since 1958. There were various initiatives along the decades to revitalise this venerable institution. A big one was a complete continuity reboot  in 1994.

These notes are for one of the main villains in this rebooted reality. Like the rest of our reboot notes, they were taken when the reboot was still relatively recent.


Background

  • Real Name: Tharok.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Group Affiliation: Fatal Five.


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Powers and Abilities

Tharok’s cyborg half provides him with greatly enhanced strength and durability. His left eye is equipped with a laser cannon capable of searing human flesh.

The left half of his brain is computerized. It thus provides him with super-intelligence, as well as the ability to interface with electronic systems and override them.


History

Tharok began life as an ordinary humanoid from the planet Zadron. There, he embarked on an unremarkable criminal career. His crimes became noteworthy when he stole a micro-solvent from a police arsenal. When the police shot at him, they punctured the canister of solvent. The compound dissolved every molecular bond on the left side of his body.

The Zadronians had his life saved by a brilliant surgeon named Gotok. The physician gave Tharok an artificial left side, using advanced cybernetics. This was the technology which the Zadronians designed to power a warrior capable of fighting one of the dreaded Sun-Eaters. Tharok, they decided, would serve that purpose himself.


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Threat *and* menace

But Tharok had other plans. The computer that was grafted to his mind as part of the operation only increased his sociopathic tendencies. Thus, Tharok killed Gotok as soon as he was aware of his surroundings. Then he ran.

He became one of the universe’s most dangerous criminals. In particular, Tharok is a known associate of the Persuader, and possibly the Empress and Validus.

Even after those others were imprisoned, Tharok remained at large. This is when was contacted by President Chu of the United Planets. The contract was to lead the other four most dangerous criminals against the Legion of Super-Heroes. Chu had arranged for the LSH to bring the five of them together in order to fight the Sun-Eater, which seemed to be approaching their world.

It is now fatal Five o’clock

When the five criminals were gathered together, they, as the Fatal Five, fought the Legion. After failing to kill them, they went on to Chu’s next order. Tharok launched a missile at Titan, to re-ignite the planet’s standing battle with Braal.

But soon afterward, the evil cyborg had his artificial half-body destroyed by fellow Fatal Fiver Mano. Mano didn’t share the others’ taste for bloodshed.

Tharok and the rest of the Five (minus Mano) were later freed from imprisonment by their new member, the Emerald Eye of Ekron. The Five invaded Outpost Allen. But Brainiac 5 and Gates manage to fight them off.


Description

The right half of Tharok is an evil looking man with a shaved head. The left half is a robotic killing machine.

Think half hardened convict/half Terminator.


Personality

Tharok is a braggart. Unlike most braggarts, though, he has the goods to back up his words.

Tharok is an opportunist, and will do whatever he has to to get what he wants.


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Tharok

Dex: 06 Str: 04(14)* Bod: 12 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 11 Wil: 09 Min: 06 Occupation: Criminal
Inf: 06 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 008
Init: 025 HP: 065

Note:
*Str in parenthesis are with the left side of his body only.

Powers:
Control: 12, Heat Vision: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Control has No Range and affects Electronic Devices Only.
  • Heat Vision is in his Left Eye Only.

Skills:
Gadgetry: 06, Military Science: 08, Scientist: 07, Thief: 08, Vehicles: 05

Advantages:
Genius, Iron Nerves, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:
Persuader (High), Jeanne Chu (Low).

Drawbacks:
Attack Vulnerability (Attacks on the Right Side of his Body, -3 CS), Strange Appearance.

By Danielle Mendus.

Source of Character: Legion of Super-Heroes (DCU).

Helper(s): Chris Cottingham.

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