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Volstagg the Enormous (Thor ally) (Marvel Comics)

Volstagg the Enormous


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Volstagg the enormous is simply Shakespeare’s Falstaff  ported over to the Marvel Universe by Stan Lee. A fairly popular supporting cast Thor character, he thus first appeared in 1965.

The following are real old notes, which were intended to ballpark the Warriors Three. While they certainly remain useful, I’m not convinced they’re that accurate.


Background

  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Known Relatives: Hildegund (wife), Alaric, Rolfe (sons), Flosi, Gudrun, Gunnhild (aka Hildy) (daughters), Kevin, Mick (adopted sons).
  • Group Affiliation: Warrior Three.
  • Base Of Operations: Asgard.
  • Height: 6’8” Weight: 1425lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Red


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History

Volstagg is known to be the former “Lion of Asgard”, a great warrior. However, the advance of age and of his waistline made him much less fearsome than before.

He’s part, along with Hogun the Grim and Fandral the Dashing, of the Warrior Three, a band of adventurers which fights for Odin and has often adventured with Thor and/or Balder.


Description

Really huge and really obese. Volstagg sports a long red beard and huge sabre-like red moustaches. He wears a large pink medieval-style vest, with orange boots and gloves and yellow pants. Volstagg also wears a most odd helmet. His head is tiny compared to his girth.


Personality

Volstagg is quite level-headed and peaceful for an Asgardian warrior. He has no problems with fighting, but rarely fights to kill. He mostly just sits on his opponents, pinning them. If they still attempt to fight, he bounces on them, subduing them.

He’s quite paternal, and loves his family which, last time I checked, numbered 18 children, including two from Earth (adopted orphans).


Quotes

“Though the unmatched strength of Volstagg shall soon shatter these ignoble chains… who knows what words would flow… if my tongue were loosened by a tankard of cold ale ! A desperate stratagem… but one which is surely not beyond such crafty foes as thee !”


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Volstagg

Dex: 05 Str: 11 Bod: 08 Motivation: Upholding the good
Int: 04 Wil: 07 Min: 06 Occupation: Adventurer
Inf: 07 Aur: 05 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 016 HP: 060

Powers:
Density increase: 04, Invulnerability: 06, Joined: 05, Magic sense: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Density increase is Always On and Already Factored In (-1) – except for his +4 to his RV against physical attacks).
  • Invulnerability works on physical, mental and physical damage.

Skills:
Charisma (persuasion): 06, Martial artist: 06, Weaponry (melee): 07

Advantages:
Near-Immortal.

Connections:
Warrior Three (High), Thor (High), Balder (High).

Drawbacks:
Age (old), MIA to food, MIA to children, MPR (obese).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Thor (Marvel Universe).

Helper(s): Quote from http://www.freetech.org/~thor/friends/volstagg.htm (defunct).

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