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Xantia of the Super-Soldiers (Marvel Comics UK) with a sword and trench coat

Xantia


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Xantia is an obscure, generic-ish and very 1993 character. She has three appearances in Marvel UK books, during the short spurt when Marvel UK released an entire line of original material.

Why would somebody name a character “Xantia” and give them *blue* hair is beyond me. But with a better outfit, she’s a working base for some character development.


Background

  • Real Name: Princess Xan Al Hhffrrnnr Kzznr Fthgnr.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None, presumably deceased.
  • Group Affiliation: Former member of the Super-Soldiers.
  • Base Of Operations: Savage Land, then London.
  • Height: About 5’9” Weight: About 130 lbs.
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Blue


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Powers and Abilities

Xantia is a competent warrior and duellist. She has a strong killer instinct.

Xan fights with a sharp sword and high-calibre handgun.


History

Princess Xan Al Hhffrrnnr Kzznr Fthgnr is the last known wurvivor of the Mnnzz‘ Guthir tribe, in the Savage Land. The tribals were slaughtered by HYDRA troops, who apparently wished to establish a base on their land.

Forced to flee, she somehow made her way to the outside world. Becoming an adventuress, she acquired the skills and knowledge she needed to take her revenge against HYDRA.

Revenge!

An opportunity came when she learned that the Warlord (Huang Zhu) was setting up a clandestine martial arts tournament in the Savage Land. He was the commander of the HYDRA unit that had massacred her tribe.

Xantia firing a pistol

Infiltrating the competition, she met with another spy – the British super-soldier Dalton. He recruited her and a few others to attack the tournament from within when S.H.I.E.L.D. commando troops would storm the base.

During the operation, Xantia found the Warlord. The man attempted to challenge her to a sword duel. But she drew a gun and shot him dead, slaughtering him just like her people had been.

Going corporate

Now purposeless, Xantia joined the British team of Super-Soldiers Dalton belonged to for some months. The group was then primarily conducting missions for S.H.I.E.L.D..

After the team was privatised and sold to the Mercy corporation, Xantia was let go. It was arranged for her to join the crew of the Gladiators TV show broadcast on ITV . But after a conflict with Mercy the Super-Soldiers had her rejoin.

Xantia hasn’t been seen since.


Description

When she has to be discreet, Xantia throws a trenchcoat and shades over her costume.


Personality

A tough and ruthless tribal warrior, with something of a noble savage archetype.


Quotes

“Tell the Warlord that Xantia will retake her ancient homeland from him. Tell him I shall return to the Savage Land.”

“I will give you the same chances as he gave my people. Sword versus laser gun. None.”


DC Universe History

Almost certainly a Skartaris  native.


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Xantia

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Adventurer
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 016 HP: 030

Skills:
Martial artist*: 06, Weaponry (Melee, firearms): 07

Advantages:
Expertise (Wilderness survival), Language (Last known speaker of her Savage Land tribal language).

Connections:
Super-Soldiers (High, but this Connection has since been lost).

Drawbacks:
Exile (Unvoluntary), Minor Rage.

Equipment:

  • Sword [BODY 06, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Slashing, piercing].
  • Pistol [BODY 03, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 12, Rec. STR 02, R#03].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Super-Soldiers (Marvel Universe).

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