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Triumph from Halcyon (Image Comics)

Triumph

(Halcyon)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

What happens when the never-ending battle for truth and justice ends?


Context

Halcyon is a deconstructionist 2010 Image Comics super-hero series. It is set in an original war where crime and violent conflict all but vanish within months, making heroes largely pointless.

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The character Triumph has almost nothing about her in the story, except her depression at being made useless, and then her suicide. Still, she is well written and deserves a memoriam.


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Background

  • Real Name: Erika Jobson.
  • Other Aliases: Lauren.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Halcyon.
  • Base Of Operations: New York, New York.
  • Height: 6’0” Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Red


Powers & Abilities

Triumph has extraordinary strength and resistance to damage. She otherwise doesn’t display other powers or abilities. She makes special note of the fact that she can NOT fly.


History

Nothing about Triumph’s history is revealed.


Description

See picture.


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Personality

Triumph apparently finds all of her self-worth in her role as a super-heroine. Once that is taken away from her, she becomes depressed and suicidal.


Quotes

“Why do we dress up and fight crime ?”

“Oculus… the most evil man in the history of the world… has become the hero. While we’re obsolete.”

“There’s something you probably don’t know about me. It’s not a secret. But there’s something you don’t know.”

Triumph in mid-air in the comic book Halcyon

Triumph: “My point being… You have a purpose — Hell, ten purposes — in life that doesn’t include being a hero.”
Enos: “I’m afraid I’m missing your point.”
Null: “What Lauren means… we’ve become irrelevant.”


Halcyon universe History

Triumph’s role seems to be to highlight the general feeling of loss of purpose many of the heroes and villains, as well as world armies, feel now that there is no need for them.


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Triumph

Dex: 07 Str: 07 Bod: 07 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 02 Occupation: Super-heroine
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: Possibly draws an income from image rights
Init: 015 HP: 020

Powers:
None demonstrated.

Skills:
None demonstrated. She may have APs in Martial Artist as she seems to be the fighter type.

Advantages
Underwater Headquarters (Expansive), Popularity.

Connections:
Halcyon (High).

Drawbacks:
Triumph develops a Serious Psychological Instability (Severe Depression) that results in her suicide.

Genre:
Mock-real (Standard comic book default).


Design notes

There wasn’t much to work with for Triumph. As mentioned above, from the way she is drawn, and the apparent surprise of her teammate at her demise, I assumed she was a low level Power House type. There was much discussion in the forums about the maximum Body she could have and still die from a fall from the Empire State Building (thanks again to all who helped).

I gave her low Mental stats to reflect that she could not handle losing her purpose as a super-heroine. Also, she mentions having a comic book series made about her, so she may have some popularity and receive some income from image rights and endorsements.

Triumph attends team meetings via hologram, and is seen in New York City, so I assume that is her home. Her teammates called her Lauren, but during her autopsy it is noted that her real name is Erika Jobson.


By Joseph McKeon.

Source of Character: Halcyon comic book, Image Comics.

Helper(s): Peter Piispanen, Adam Fuqua, William Chamberlin, and Tim Palmore.

Writeup completed on the 19th of May, 2014.

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