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Master

Mao Lung


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

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 Bil.


Background

  • Real Name: Mao Lung
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Mao Yu (wife)
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: San Francisco
  • Height: 5’5” Weight: 130lbs
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

The Master is technically not a metahuman, but is the result of lifelong training in the martial arts. His body’s chi is flowing to its ultimate possible, increasing his agility and reflexes to mildly superhuman levels, and his strength to levels that are mildly superhuman for his height and weight.

His aging rate has slowed dramatically, and he has survived extensive injuries that should have killed him.

Only those whose ability in the martial arts are due to superhuman powers surpass his skill. He is also a skilled gymnast, weapons master, and detective, with additional skills picked up throughout his entire lifetime.


History

The Master fled China with his wife after the Tiananniman Square incident, and arrived in San Francisco in 1993. His wife was assaulted by members of the local tongs, but Mao Lung took care of then. Since then, he has been the guardian of Chinatown, and its foremost teacher. His wife is apparently in her mid-twenties, and is said to be his second wife.


Description

A small Oriental man, usually wearing Chinese clothing, such as a black Kung Fu suit with white cuffs. He appears 30, but there is evidence he is much, much older.


Personality

The Master is a cross between Caine, from Kung Fu, and the old blind master that was his teacher. He is ready to give a cryptic phrase of advice, or a humorous Zen koan to set things right. He frequently laughs, unless he is in conflict with a dangerous foe. He will use drunken style to seem harmless if in conflict with unskilled opponents, but will use whatever style is needed for a given opponent.


DC Universe History

Yet another martial arts master ? I don’t know if DC can stand it… wait, he’s got a sense of humor ? Okay, maybe he might find a niche…


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The Master

Dex: 11 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Upholding The Good
Int: 07 Wil: 09 Min: 10 Occupation: Adventurer, Sensei
Inf: 09 Aur: 12 Spi: 12 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 031 HP: 045

Powers:
Invulnerability*: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:
Invulnerability: Counteracts Physical Damage, Counteracts Mental Damage, Counteracts Mystical Damage

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 11, Detective (Clue Analysis, Counterfeit Recognition, Legwork, Police Procedures)*: 07, Martial Artist: 13, Military Science (Camouflage, Cartography, Danger Recognition, Field Command, Tracking): 09, Occult (Occult Lore, Recognize Artefact): 12, Thief*: 11, Weaponry*: 11

Advantages:
Ambidextrous, Double Jointed, Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes

Connections:
Heroic Community (Low, Powerful)

Drawbacks:
Exile: Involuntary [China]

By William Chamberlin

Source of Character: Homegrown

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