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X'Hal of the Omega Men (DC Comics)

X’hal


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

X’hal is a character from a specific corner of DC Comics’ 1980s New Teen Titans mythos. She’s from the Vega star system, the complicated sci-fi whence Starfire (Koriand’r) and the Omega Men come.

The following isn’t a full profile. It comes from a writeups run where we dusted off and published a few of the stats sets in Mayfair’s Atlas of the DC Universe, since at that point it was bloody hard to find. The situation was fixed a few years later where ordering older RPG books became one of the many things the Internet facilitated.

There’s a History section for context, though.


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Background

  • Real Name: X’Hal.
  • Marital Status: N.A.
  • Known Relatives: Auron (son), First Citadelian (son, deceased).
  • Base Of Operations: Vegan Star System.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Height: Variable Weight: Variable.
  • Eyes: White Hair: Orange


Powers and Abilities

X’Hal’s godlike powers and deathless energy were drawn from the star Vega itself. That gave her enough power to destroy three Vegan worlds.


History

Long ago, when the Vega system was sparsely populated, the Psions came seeking specimens for their experiments and landed on Okaara. Okaara was back then a peaceful world inhabited by a content, golden skinned humanoid race.

One of their leaders, X’hal, greeted the Psions and offered to serve as a guide. The Psions, however, were more interested in cross-breeding Xh’al’s race with a violent, aggressive race found in the Madgap Nebula – the Branx warriors.

The captive Xh’al was raped by a Branx, resulting in two very different sons. One was the golden Auron and the other was the dark, ill-formed First Citadelian. Another try had the horrified Xh’al overcome her deeply non violent nature. Thus she killed the Branx, only to die shortly after due to her wounds.


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The hand of Orlac

Interested in the powers evidenced by Xh’al, the Psions brought her back to life as a being whose essence was made of energy. To do so, they ysed a machine called the Orlac Device. The Orlac Device worked all too well on Xh’al. It gave her tremendous power, which she used to destroy the lab and take her sons back to Okaara.

X’hal was revered as a goddess there. But she had brought a snake in the Eden that was Okaara. The First Citadelian corrupted the Okaaran, teaching them the concept and techniques of war. Things went out of hand rather quickly, and Okaara was devastated after nuclear weapons were detonated.

The First Citadelian was exiled after the nuclear holocaust, Auron was killed, and X’hal lost her mind at the sight of the carnage.

The worlds-wrecking wrath of a mad goddess

She flew in an insane rage and destroyed three Vegan worlds. Eventually, a special force of Okaaran warriors managed to subdue her. X’hal was kept prisoner deep inside the ravaged Okaara. Only her son Auron, whom she had resurrected as another energy being, could — barely — control her.

This lasted for centuries, until a time where the Teen Titans’ enemy, Blackfire, released her. X’hal just vanished. But she was later found deep in the heart of the Vega star by Nimbus, supercharging herself and more insane than ever.

Nimbus, Auron and X’hal started a terrible struggle. X’hal imprisoned Nimbus in the planet Kuraq, and her son became as insane as she was. He and his mother returned to destroy the Vegan system. However, the leader of the Omega Men, Primus, managed to scatter her energy using the Orlac Device.


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X’hal

Dex: 10 Str: 20 Bod: 15 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 05 Wil: 09 Min: 15 Occupation: Psychotic goddess
Inf: 10 Aur: 20 Spi: 15 Resources {or Wealth}: NA
Init: 025 HP: 250

Powers:
Energy absorption: 25, Energy blast: 20, Flight: 25, Force field: 15, Invulnerability: 15, Omni-power: 15, Power buildup (energy blast): 20, Solar sustenance: 20

Skills:
None demonstrated.

Advantages:
Area knowledge (Vegan Star System), Life Support (No need to breath).

Connections:
None.

Drawbacks:
Catastrophic Rage, CPI, CIA to destruction, Loss Vulnerability: if X’hal is somehow cut from Vega’s energy, she loses 20 APs in all her scores (with a minimum of 2).

Compiled by Sébastien Andrivet using the Atlas of the DCU.

Source of Character: DCU.

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