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U235 from the Heroes Unlimited RPG

U235

(Johnny Taggert)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Heroes™ Unlimited© was one© of the classic™ 1980s superhero© tabletop™ role-playing© games™. Out of pointless nostalgia, we have conversions for a handful of characters features in these books.


Background

  • Real Name: Johnny Taggert.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’2” Weight: 195lbs.
  • Eyes: Glowing green Hair: Brown.


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Powers and Abilities

U235, as his name indicates , is a small living nuclear reactor. He possesses a broad range of nuclear abilities.

He’s also a competent thug type.


History

Johnny Taggert was a small-time but reliable thug. He was hired by unknown parties to steal weapon-grade uranium.

But the raid on a nuclear facility failed. All of the thieves were captured. Taggert was accidentally locked in a reactor room and burned half to death before he could be rescued.

At the hospital, he recovered at an accelerated rate, and started emitting strong radiation. The staff attempted to send him to a nearby military base, but he escaped during the transfer.

Months later, he resurfaced as the costumed villain U235. He engaged in a rampage of robberies and destruction. His first target was Vicksburg, Tennessee, where he wiped out the whole police force (12 officers) and burned much of the town to the ground.

Following this episode he left the country for 18 months to avoid a nationwide manhunt. Since his return, U235 has been implicated in a series of crimes ranging from Texas to British Columbia.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Mean and nasty, delights in causing pain and destruction. Excessively violent, volatile and aggressive.


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U235

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 06 Occupation: Criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources: 005
Init: 015 HP: 030

Powers:
Cell Rot: 04, Detect (Radioactive Elements): 08, Energy Absorption (Radiation): 10, Flame Immunity: 08, Flash: 07, Heat Vision: 07, Super-Hearing: 04, X-Ray Vision: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Cell Rot has an Area of Effect around U235 (+1).
  • Cell Rot is radiation-based and thus countered by Sealed Systems and/or Energy Absorption (-1).

Skills:
Martial Artist*: 05, Thief (Stealth)*: 05, Vehicles (Land)*: 05, Weaponry (Firearms)*: 05

Advantages:
None.

Connections:
None.

Drawbacks:
Distinct appearance (glowing green eyes), Serious Rage.

By Sébastien Andrivet, adapting a Kevin Siembieda™ character.

Source of Character: Villains Unlimited sourcebook (Palladium universe).

Helper(s): Roy Cowan.

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