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Thunder (Captain Marvel / LSH character)

Thunder

(Cece Beck)


Context

Thunder (Cece Beck) is the far-future equivalent of Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) or Mary Marvel. This echoes the themes of “Superman of the far future” in DC continuity, such as the Superman of 2465 or Superman One Million. That she serves with the Legion of Super-Heroes echoes the pre-Crisis Superboy’s career with this team.

Thunder existed in the Legion of Super-Heroes continuity that started in 1994, the “reboot era”. And the Ordway era of Shazam tales of Captain Marvel. Over the decades, both sets of characters have had several reboots to stay relevant.

Cece Beck is of course a reference to C.C. Beck , the Fawcett artist who drew Captain Marvel’s early career.


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Background

  • Real Name: Cece Beck.
  • Known Relatives: Unrevealed.
  • Base Of Operations: Metropolis, Earth.
  • Group Affiliation: LSH.
  • Home Planet: 90th Century Binderaan.


Powers and Abilities

When she speaks the words “Captain Marvel,” 10 year old Cece Beck is transported from her home time of 90th Century Binderaan to 31st Century Earth. She becomes Thunder, a 17 year old powerhouse, with:

  • The Wisdom of Solomon (in DC Heroes RPG terms Recall, Will, Mind).
  • The Strength of Hercules (Str).
  • The Stamina of Atlas (Body, Systemic Antidote, Invulnerability).
  • The Power of Zeus (Lightning).
  • The Courage of Achilles (Mystical Attributes).
  • The Speed of Mercury (Flight, Superspeed).

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History

In a distant future, young Cece Beck’s parents were killed by a criminal. After finding the entrance to the Rock of Eternity, Beck awoke the slumbering wizard (Billy Batson). By saying the wizard’s name, Beck was granted the SHAZAM! powers, and became Thunder.

With the Wizard’s help, Thunder managed to avenge her parents and was adopted by a kindly foster family.

During a trip through time, Thunder was diverted to the 30th Century by the machinations of the evil Dr. Savant. Savant and his anti-magic cult managed to destroy the Rock of Eternity. They scattered its pieces across the galaxy. Thunder was trapped in the 30th century without the Rock, and joined the Legion.

It was discovered that not only did each fragment of the Rock contain a piece of the power of SHAZAM!, but it’s radiation was harmful to Thunder. Thunder also discovered that when she spoke the words “Captain Marvel” while in the 30th Century, she was transported back home to the 90th Century as well as becoming Cece Beck again.

After the attack by the Blight, Thunder spoke her magic words one last time and returned to the future, resigning from the Legion.


Description

In her Cece Beck form, Thunder appears as a normal, blonde little girl.

As Thunder, she is much taller, and she wears the standard Shazam! costume, red with a yellow lightning bolt on the front. She wears a yellow hair band and yellow shoes. Her cape is white with gold trim.


Personality

Thunder is a kind person, strong willed and playful. She cares deeply for others, and won’t stand bullies.


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Thunder

Dex: 14 Str: 22 Bod: 16 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 07 Min: 06 Occupation: Legionnaire
Inf: 07 Aur: 07 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 037 HP: 050

Powers:
Dimension Travel: 07, Flight: 14, Invulnerability: 18, Lightning (ML): 13, Time Travel: 36, Recall: 10, Superspeed: 10, Systemic Antidote: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Dimension Travel only allows travel between Earth Dimension and Rock of Eternity (Distance 7).
  • Lightning can only be summoned by speaking the words “Captain Marvel”.
  • Lightning cannot be used as an attack, unless an opponent is touching Thunder when she speaks the words.
  • When she is hit by the lightning, she is transformed to Cecebeck and her Time Travel power is activated, transporting her to the 90th Century. Time Travel may not be used in any other way.
  • Recall represents Thunder’s Wisdom of Solomon (with it, she can Recall knowledge and facts that she normally would not know).

Skills:
Acrobatics: 06, Charisma: 08, Thief: 08

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Rock of Eternity Dimension), Attractive, Insta-Change, Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:
90th Century Captain Marvel (High), LSH (High).

Drawbacks:
Controllable Alter Ego (Cece Beck), Involuntary Exile (90th Century Binderaan), Fatal Vulnerability (Eternium, Range of 1 AP, Rare), Loss Vulnerability (Eternium, Range of 1 AP, Physical Attributes, All Powers), Loss Vulnerability (Lightning Attacks that do RAPs of damage trigger Thunder’s transformation to Cece Beck, including transporting her through time.)

Equipment:

  • LEGION FLIGHT RING [BODY 05, Flight: 08, Radio Communication: 08].
  • TELEPATHIC EARPLUGS [BODY 02, Telepathy: 08, R#2].
  • TRANSUIT [BODY 04, Sealed Systems: 20, R#2].
  • Omnicom [BODY 03 INT 03, Split: 03, Recall: 15, Radio Communication: 08, Remote Sensing: 14, R#3. Bonuses and Limitations: Remote Sensing is Sight Only; Split may only be used to run separate programs].

Cece Beck

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Kid
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 010 HP: 050

Powers:
Lightning (ML): 13, Time Travel: 36

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Lightning can only be summoned by speaking the words “Captain Marvel”.
  • Lightning cannot be used as an attack, unless an opponent is touching Cecebeck when she speaks the words.
  • When she is hit by the lightning, she is transformed to Thunder and her Time Travel power is activated, transported to the 30th Century. Time Travel may not be used in any other way.

Skills:
Acrobatics: 02, Thief: 03

Advantages:
Insta-Change.

Connections:
90th Century Captain Marvel (High).

Drawbacks:
Age (Young).

By Danielle Mendus.

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

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