Working on a superhero campaign setting and I'm a little stuck coming up with concepts for NPCs. Give me whatever you can think of.
Medium ranged, realistic animal projections including humanoids, only limit on projections is imagination and more mass and complexity exhausts the user. Projections fade when killed
>>61396161Mr. Kasper's Wonderful World of ForeverMr. Kasper is reality warper of unkown origin that appeared first as premierminister of Impossiblia, a new nation with a rich history just 100 miles away from the border of any nation. He seems to be interested to challenge superheroes into games, he is also the reason for the emergence of mad scientist as he provides them with the necessary resouces so they can built their robots to rob banks.
>>61396453Oooh, that's a fun concept. Useful for whenever you want to get bizarre with your scenarios.
>>61396161Are you going for a campy, grimdark or normal feel?
>>61396479Imagine him to be a mix between Mr.Mxyzptlk, Gaunter O'Dimm and G-Man.
>>61396161Describe us your world. Otherwise I have some good villain ideasThe Order of Echidna - A secret group of genetic augments and their creators/parents trying to direct the course of the world working in a Illuminati kind of way, they have collected various arifacts and lost mad science.Zinn Akaran - A bald arms dealer that sells transhuman and superhuman modifications, he augmented himself with nanomachines, exotic energy and wears a power suit. He organizes a group of powered outcasts. The Lex Luthor of that world. Hernandez Morales - A cult leader that has healing powers and is in communion with a anciet spirit that crowned him to be the prophet of the new world. For passive anti-heroics:Eschaton - A mad alien with a severe god complex has founded his own religion and is suprisingly enough not a tyrant but helps those in needs but also act quite erractic as his powers is the ability to see everything from the end of time.
>>61396161An evil Moon Knight expy but with the difference that his 3 personalities are real. It's a case of mass insanity empowered by a mad god.
Do you have Moon Nazis? My settint has Moon Nazis called THULE. It stands for Totalitarian Heirarchy Undermining Liberty on Earth.
>>61399783Why do they use english acronyms?
>>61396627I'm going for a modern day comics feel where you kinda got a bit of both grimdark and campy going on.>>61396813It's pretty standard Superhero Setting: magic, super-science, etc.>>61399783Oooh, I think I'll use that- though maybe I'll put them in deep space where somehow time passed quicker for them, letting them come back with crazy-advanced tech,
>>61396161Every setting needs his Darkseid/ThanosUrdhanvana World Teacher of the Akaran Resurgence.Urdhanvana was born in the world of Ingedarah. He was born mortal as the king of thethis world millenia ago. In his 50th year however, he decided to resign from his rule and look for the cosmic truths in the highest mountains of the world. His subjects lamented much over the decision of their beloved king who has led them through the most cruel wars and crises.In total isolation he spent 90 years meditating. There he was enlightened by the outer gods He went down the mountain and began to preach his teaching.His great-grandson who was in power did not believe his return, for his age must be impossible high. He denied him. Urdhanvana saw it necessary to overthrow his descendant. He took command of his people and conquered his world.The people of his world united, he began a legendary sermon. He spoke to them for 45 days. He spoke how to set them free from the shackles of the material world.They planned to enlighten life in its entirty and to ascend all together in infinity.He teached them how to open portals to other worlds, and there they went to conquer and convert. Many heroes were born and died at the time of the Ever-Growing Wave. Urdhanvana became a God after gaining possesion of the body of a fallen god, now he was the absolute sovereign of his people's souls.Centuries passed and the empire of the World Teacher grew strong and numbered in the thousands. BUt resistence emerged. An alliance of countless species was made to fight back his conversion.And so began the Eternal War of the Two Storms. A forever war that wages across the galaxies.Imagine the Akaran Resurgence to be a mix between Darkseid and Chaos
>>61399995Fuck. YES. This is awesome. I could do tons of foreshadowing about deep-space telescopes picking up visuals of spacecraft constantly at war.
I just came up with one:Richard Gillen, aka Metal Maestro (if hero)/Deathmetal (if villain)A guitarist who found himself in possession of a powerful magical artifact called the Strings of Orpheus- Orpheus' lyre that shifts shape to blend in to whatever stringed instrument is popular at the time. It's been a harp, a violin, a mandolin, an acoustic guitar, and now takes the form of a jet black Stratocaster. Richard Gillen is either a pretty laid back musician who just wanted to entertain people but uses the Strings to fight crime because it's the right thing...or a cruel and self-centered jackass who thinks causing magical mayhem and destruction makes him 'true kvlt metal'.
>>61400360(Oh, forgot to explain what the Strings actually do- the Strings allows the player to cast magic through the music of the instrument- turning the owner into the bard to end all bards)
>>61399995I would also add some buddhistic aspects to it. Urdhanvana has power of the wheel of life - he can direct the ressurection. In this way he tries to purify the souls of his disciples. This transforms the conquered species into one species that serves his will fully. Those who fail become slavs. I would also add some sacrifices that are shipped into Akran, the main world, each year 16.777.216 souls are sacrificed to Urdanvana so that he may lead the Resurgence to the Cosmic Transcendence.
One of my players just came up with a PC concept you guys might like: a kaiju shrunk down to human-size by the setting's Hank Pym/Ray Palmer stand-in who took up being a superhero to continue fighting evil kaiju- albeit in a form that causes slightly less collateral damage.
>>61399840English is the official language on the moon. The American Flag is there.
>>61400728Maybe the acronym spells out 'THULE' when translated into English?
>>61400795>Totalitarian Heirarchy Undermining Liberty on Earth."Freiheit auf Erden untergrabende Totalitäre Hierarchie" would be the grammatical and literal translation... It doesn't work, but don't let you stop that. Just take one Moon Nazi that asks this question and the other Nazis just tell him not to doubt their Füherer's genius.
>>61399179Dealing him would be easy...just put him in an empty watertower and wait for a heat wave to kill him via heat stroke...that's actually something that almost killed Moon Knight
>>61401843But there would be no single Moon Knight but a shared insanity.
>>61402189Wait, so he'd be the madness of a god given physical form? That's some Grant Morrison shit right there.
>>61396161A watchman sort of scenario-The Superman of the setting has let his power go to his ego. He alone can fix everything. He ends up taking over New York City and it's surroundings as his own personal fiefdom, which he runs as the autocrat, the civilian government, such as the mayor only serve as to rubber stamp things, and give the illusion of a functioning governance, while all real decisions go through the superman knockoff, who has culturally frozen the city in his golden days (it's set in the sixties, but culturally NYC looks like it never left the forties or the fifties, the man in charge for instance favoring art-deco architecture, which means it becomes associated with his rule, and falls out of favor most everywhere else, not unlike with futurist architecture and Mussolini). All threats to his rule are branded as attempts by supervillains to take him down, and any other superhero's are banned from coming to New York. Politically the US is akin to Warlord China, with various parts of it operating independently and nominally working with the Federal Government, California is a technocracy headed by industrialists and capitalists, the Midwest a coalition of various cowboy styled peacekeepers, Michigan taken over by socialists and communists, the federal government trying to exert it's control the states surrounding DC, dixie governed by various competing generals, meanwhile New England has become a puppet state to the British who have been overtaken by Fascists and seeking to invade (if the US is Warlord China, then the UK here is Imperial Japan).
A demon who for whatever reason got stuck in the material world and has basically forgotten most of himself, except for the fact that he loves to cause mayhem and indulge in mortal vices (alcoholism, drugs, etc).His main shtick is to be completely fucking unkillable. He can be wounded, even killed, but will also regenerate and come back to life.Could work against the party, or help them for shit and giggles. He's not particularly strong or fast or smart, but he's extremely resilient and can create portals to teleport
Think Tank, a hivemind of psychic fish and lobsters who have managed to save themselves from getting served at a seafood restaurant and now rampaging every Red Lobster, fish taco stand, and sushi joint hoping to save others from their fate or at least ruin the business. When out in the field it looks like a giant golem made of fish tanks, but can rearrange itself as needed.
Probably wouldn't work as the default setting, but that would definitely work for an alternate Earth campaign arc.
>>61402644I was replying to >>61402515, btw
>>61402667Thanks. I was also thinking some slight dimensional antics would be interesting- one character showing up being akin to the Atom, I'd call him Dr. Molecule, who accidented himself into another dimension from his own, and coming to the settings one on his third attempt to get back home. Bringing into this that there are different supers of different types, the cities are named differently (in one of his trips New York was named Metropolis) and that various fiction from various worlds seems to be some kind of 'radio interference' where people accidentally depict different dimensions in their works (for instance, the Fascists in the UK would have taken over in the 1948 Coup).
>>61402612Oh, that is gloriously silly. Perfect for a starter villain.
Time-traveling american nazis try to go back in time with a hijacked timemachine they took from a time-traveling fleshbag-hating robot and prevent trans-atlantic slave trade so black people will never be brought to americas, and to introduce enough technology to make up for the lack of labor that would happen as result
>>61402876There is so much autism with that plan.
>>61402876>They get back only to find that the African Diaspora is the only thing that prevented the African Golden Age, and now Africa is essentially Wakanda, dominating tech, economics, and culture.
The Circus. Its traveling fair and circus that goes around the world, but the truth is that its actually a front for a mercenary/criminal organization of supers (people with powers or enhanced abilities like Hawkeye).They arent necesarilly evil, but as I said they are mercenaries. Professionals also, so they try to avoid as much collateral damage or consequences if possible. They also have a serious No hurting kids allowed. Teen superheroes are an exception, just modifying it to no killing.The members of The Circus consider each other family, some members actuall being related by blood or marriage.
>>61403141Yes. Actually, the group is somewhat divided between the couple nerds who want to autisticly micromanage their alternate history scenario into reality, and the rest of the gang who just think that black people contributing anything exceanything positive is a meme, and no further influence is needed apart from torching some shipsgalleons on atlantic. Also any attempt from players to get them to reveal how they actually swindled a time machine from an 111-tier AI from 34th century should be answered with them calling superheroes race traitors/cucks and claiming that the computer in question was obviously a negro mainframe and propably stole the machine from a white AI Seriously, time travel should be handwaved with something comedic like that, it can really throw the campaign off the trails if using it is easy
>>61404050That does not sound like a fun time. Like if you wanted to do something stupid for it's own sake, but it sounds like you are playing with too many people who are drinking the Kool-Aid.
>>61404050>anything exceanything positive is a meme*anything positve for USA is a meme> from torching some shipsgalleons on atlantic.from torching some ships/galleonsi should get some sleep
I've always wanted to run an Elder Godlike campaign where the players are agents of what's basically a hybrid of Delta Green and S.H.I.E.L.D
Remember Control Freak from Teen Titans- the fat nerd who could people into TV and movies? A villain that did it the other way around and summoned things from TV and movies to fight for him. Imagine your player's shock when they suddenly find themselves facing off with Jason Vorhees, Darth Vader, and the T-800.
>>61405187Oh, that's a fun idea.
>>61396161Randomizer power. Every morning they get a new set of powers. Each power is at max medium grade of what the system will give you. Upwards of 3 powers.
>>61405673Wait, an NPC gets random powers, or do you mean randomize the player's powers?
A collective of psychic metahumans that pass themselves off as charlatans to avoid being targeted by villains looking to use actual psychics.
Leon Jennings. Alias: 'The Great'.Leon is a psychic who has only one power, albeit a fairy impressive one: Leon can call upon the spirits of history's greatest figures, channeling them to use their skills and expertise. In a gunfight? Channel Annie Oakley to become an expert gunslinger or Simo Hayha to become a crack sniper. Need to fight a swordsman? Channel Miyamoto Musashi. Need to be an expert of military tactics? Take your pick: do you want to be Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Sun Tzu, or Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus?
>>61403480So...Court of Owls?
>>61396161Listen to The Letters Page podcast. The designers of Sentinels of the Multiverse go over the lore they have for the setting. There are pretty good ideas to steal, and they have a good grasp on the basic concepts that you can use to make superpower stuff.
>>61400439Is reincarnation control Urdhanvana's only power?
Villain concept: GreaserRicky Wilson comes from Earth Theta, a parallel world where a nuclear war between America and the USSR ravaged the planet. Before the bombs fell, Ricky was a loudmouthed, hot-rodding 22 year old red-blooded American who only cared about going fast and picking up girls. The day the bombs dropped, Ricky managed to take cover in a fallout shelter with a scientist named Dr. James Butler.Unfortunately for Ricky, Dr. Butler was a scientist of the 'mad' variety. Butler was a roboticist trying to make cybernetics, and he saw the nuclear apocalypse as an opportunity to experiment with no need to worry about petty concerns such as 'legality' or 'ethics'. Butler sedated Ricky and turned him into a cyborg. The new limbs and implants gave Butler incredible strength and stamina, along with electronic eyes and an immunity to nuclear radiation.However, Ricky was none too pleased with his sudden loss of organic parts. In a rage, he murdered Butler and left to wander the wasteland. He managed to scrounge parts to make a Mad Max-style hot rod tricked out with weaponry to aid him in his scavenging. Because his cybernetics were built in the 50s and were untested prototypes, Ricky needed to constantly replace parts. At some point, Ricky found himself transported into Earth Alpha (the setting's Earth), where he began to raid factories and laboratories for cybernetic parts under the moniker 'Greaser'.
Got a Young Justice/Teen Titans equivalent, OP?
His full name is Phillip A. Buster. His supervillain name is 'Filibuster.' He was a villain before he got his powers. When a vigilante busted into his lair and he began delivering an evil speech, the vigilante shot him, causing him to fall into a vat of toxic waste.His power is he is completely invincible as long as he is monologuing. To be considered 'monologuing' he must be giving a villainous speech about something relevant and original, and the moment he loses his concentration or can't think of anything more of substance to say, he becomes vulnerable again.
>>61410026An interesting concept. What was his schtick before he got the invincibility via talking power?
I remember putting my players against a superpowered weeb couplethe girl was always in a 2d body and had a raxor edge and went by "waifu" and the other had a black trenchcoat, katana, and superspeed and went by "Darklightning" or whateverthey befriended waifu but accidentally turned Darklighting into a mechanized supervillain
>>61410116>accidentally turned Darklighting into a mechanized supervillainHOW?!
>>61410087I suppose he was both an evil genius and a talented martial artist. That's still his M.O, he's the type to build devices and weapons and use those to accomplish his goals instead of fighting. He doesn't use the invincibility to walk into town and kill everyone, instead he prepares speeches for when the heroes encounter him so they can't defeat him and he can either dispose of them or escape.He was always very prone to monologuing, a habit which his fellow villains warned him was dangerous and unwise. However, he either read too many comics or thought too much of heroes' honor, because he assumed a hero would never be so rude as to attack him while he's giving a speech. Most of the time the heroes did let him speak, if only because he was revealing his plan for them. The vigilante wasn't in the mood to wait and listen, and shot to kill during his evil speech. In a tabletop game he would be immune to powers and spells which silence others, he would have to make Charisma checks if he didn't have a speech prepared, and would have to make focus checks if he was performing complex actions while using his power, such as fighting or operating a remote-controlled killer robot.One use of his power is, as soon as the heroes walk in on him he could activate a mechanism to release poison gas in the city in, say, 15 minutes. He has a half hour of monolouging prepared so he can't be defeated, and the heroes are forced to stop the poison gas, giving him time to escape. Perhaps there was no poison gas, or if the heroes failed he would shut it off himself because he's already escaped and doesn't want to kill for no reason. However, if he consistently shows humanity like this his bluffs would stop working on the heroes.
>>61410451That'd be a bit hard to stat out.
>>61410478Plus, the players probably won't like their powers randomly changing
>>61410116I'd love to use that in a campaign, but I would be completely unable to keep a straight face.
>>61396161Do you need names/settings or just concepts?you could probably make a few random tables for conceptsexSize 1d41- Individual2- Gang3- Organization4 - SpyPower source 1d101- magic tools2- alien tech3- ancient magitech4- genetic mutations5- sorcery6 - stolen hi-techEnergy type 1d201 - fire2 - ice3 - electricity4- sound5 - earth6- magical7 - wind8 - dimensional9 - psychic10 - animal spirits11 - demonic12 - angelic13 - water14 - lasers15 - huge muscles16 - shadows17 - Nature/Plant manipulation18 - chemicals/toxins/poisons19 - ghosts/spectral20 - lunarMovement type 1d41 - Flying2 - Superspeed3 - Warping/Portals4 - VehiclesSpecies origin 1d41 - mundane human2 - alien3 - mythological4 - extradimensionalGoal 1d61 - money2 - world conquest3 - government collapse4 - vendetta5 - misguided good deed6 - Angered by the news of ________If you get something silly likeOrganization, Sorcery, Huge Muscles, Vehicles, Alien, and Vendetta, then you have an adventure about the fleet of alien wizards using their magic to become big and buff while driving flying space-cadillacs who are fucking up the city because Steve called them gay when they probed him
>>61396161I wrote up some lore about a group of DIY power armor robbers called the Kellymen. The idea with them is that they try to engage with PCs as little as possible, so they use sensory scrambling generators and extremely fast getaway vehicles among other tricks to stall anyone in their way. They don't do stand up fights.https://tapas.io/series/Capeworld-Secret-Files-The-Kellymen
>>61411282Oh fuck the hell yes. Ned Kelly was the fucking coolest.
>>61411282Another idea I had was a benevolent hive mind of sapient rats that build a little civilization in the shadows of a city and watch over the bigger people of their city in exchange for them leaving bits of food and raw materials out for them so they don't have to steal to build their rat cities. Individual rats each have a separate, relatively weak power. One can create a matchstick's worth of fire. Another can telekinetically move about a paperclip. But when they're together they can link their minds to apply an individual rat's power. A mass of rats can create an inferno or levitate a building. So you either have a mass of rats each with a little power or a swarm that can do one thing but do it very well.
>>61411359So Secret of NIMH with superpowers?
>>61411701Yes. With a little of The Rescuers thrown in.
>>61411264Size: 2- GangPower source: 3-ancient magitechEnergy type: 17- plant/nature manipulationMovement type: 4-vehiclesSpecies origin: 3-mythologicalGoal: 5-misguided good deed.Oh God, the Tuatha De Danaan are accidentally turning the city into a forest with their botanical cars!
>>61408758No, the court of owls is a secret society in gotham, with the purpose of being the true poder hiding in gotham city. The Circus as im thinking them are basically criminal mercenary, that use the circus as a front and theme. (They still dont leave clues or evidence that it was them, like many batman villains).
>>61412990I was thinking 'Live Action' but that works better.
>>61408851No, telepathy, telekinetic and prophecy as well as biomany. He is the Sorcerer God-Prophet of trillion of people, his power is so vast he could destroy suns - he did that once when The Alliance trie to destroy Akaran, he just supernovad all the stars around it and destroyed the fleet. He is very powerful, but also courtous. If earth would begin to interest him he would send some people messages and they would begin with rituals to empower Urdhanvana's presence on earth, first he would convert peolpe but he himself would take the form of an old man. He would jst go around, seing the world.
>>61405187I had a nerd who used a style of enchantment magic that was empowered by archetypes. basically he used it to grant his replica collection the ability to function to a certain extent as they do in fiction.
>>61399179So it's like a Nikopol scenario in which the Moon Knight is the host of a literal physical god that can also manifest himself in other different ways?
Most villains can't exactly go to the hospital to get themselves patched up after an altercation with superheroes, so they use the local Animal Hospital and see The Vet. He's an ex-military medic roped into sewing up gangsters by local underworld figures, with a really nasty case of PTSD that manifests in irritability, hypervigilance, debilitating flashbacks, insomnia and the odd delusion as a result of sleep deprivation.
>>61416693So the Unknown Armies magic system as a superpower? I dig it.>>61416787Ooooh, I like this. Kinda reminds me of that Hotel Artemis movie with Dave Bautista and Jeff Goldblum.
>>61416759Yes, but Moon Knight is not a single man but three to four man that were touched by this ancient god. They all share this Moon Knight persona. One is an arms dealer, other is a journalist and book writer, other is a banker, another is a police officer and spy. While they are different people they all share the identity of Moon Knight. Having the same experience by him and all share the same shadow.
>>61412554The search for green cars has created cars that force the world to be green!That or 90's era supervillain vans with giant seed Gatling guns on top
(Concept based on my DCUO character)Nathan Barnes, aka Mister Illuminatus.Nathan was a prodigious practicioner of chaos magic who only wanted to use his magic to make his life a little easier. However, he kept finding himself in situations where he had to use his magic to save someone. Around the thirteenth time he had to save someone's life with magic, Nathan admitted to himself that the universe was definitely steering him towards being a superhero.In terms of power, Mister Illuminatus isn't any Sorceror Supreme, but he definitely knows how to throw his metaphysical weight around, putting him somewhere on par with Harry Dresden or John Constantine. His 'costume' is just a domino mask, a t-shirt and jeans, and a trenchcoat with an encircled pentagram on the back.
>>61405673I've wanted to do something like that. Not sure of a balanced way to make it work mechanically.
Bumping in the name of justice.
You know how there's 'elemental body' villains (Hyrdoman and Sandman being two famous examples), that but with honey (including the 'absorb element to become huge' bit, but a lot rarer due to, well, lack of honey lakes)Mettilogist in unfortunate accident gets converted to a honey being. Unfortunately her brain goes to mush too making it very hard for her to keep her job.Persistently Thinks shifting form will throw people off her crimes despite the honey stains all over the crime scene. Also never seems to think of just walking out of a barred cageStill knows enough about bees to manipulate them though (launching attack pheromones on people to get them swarmed)Is deathly afraid bears (possibly kids for much the same reason)
>>61418640>MettilogistThat's an...odd name. What's it mean?
>>61418722>MettilogistI mispelt MelittologistBee scientist
>>61418747I'm picturing a bee wearing a tiny labcoat and playing with tiny erlenmeyers in my head.
>>61403167Anon, we're trying to make this game realistic.
>>61419237It turns out that Africans, when collected as a group, can make their superstitions work with collective willpoweroil and sugar to feed crops makes plants deliciousbeating crops makes them strongraping alligators cures aidsEating pygmies grants magical power
>>61411264Size: 1 - IndividualPower Source: 6 - Stolen Hi-TechEnergy Type: 4 - SoundMovement Type: 2 - SuperspeedSpecies Origin: 1 - Mundane HumanGoal: 1 - MoneyDoppler- real name: Fred Quincy.A common crook who stumbled upon a prototype battlesuit equipped with sonic blasters and boots that use high-frequency soundwaves to propel the user while on foot.
>>61411264Size: 3 - OrganizationPower Source: 5 - SorceryEnergy Type: 11 - DemonicMovement Type: 1 - FlyingSpecies Origin: 1 - Mundane HumanGoal: 3 - Government CollapseThe Hidden Eye is a cabal of warlocks established by John Dee as part of a plot against the British Monarchy. While the initial plot failed, the Hidden Eye has gone on in the name of destroying all ruling bodies,
>>61417070Got a name for this character?
>>61421639Night Judge, Chosen of Al-Quam>Al-Quam was the Nabataean god of war and the night, and guardian of caravans. Large numbers of inscriptions bearing his name have been found, and archaeologists believe that he was a major god of the Nabataean pantheon. Al-Qaum however also literally translates to 'the people' in formal Arabic, it might just be referring to a group of people at the time as an entity.Perfect.
>>61411264Size 4 - spyPower source 1 - Magic ToolsEnergy type 20 - lunarMovement 3 - PortalsSpecies 2 - alienGoal 6 - angered by news of ____Hmm, an alien spyUses magic toolsPortals and the moonAngered by somethingLet's say he's from the moon of Titan, near saturn. 62 moons made Lunar energy bountifulHe's come to spy on earth, the one moon fucked with his powers (he was able to open a portal to earth easily with 62 moons powering his Warp Staff, now he can't go home)Something that happened on Earth pissed him off... I'm guessing Earthling's forays into spaceHe has a utility belt of lunar-powered tools, but is fairly weak during the daySince he can open portals into highly sensitive areas, he's a virtually unstoppable spyHe doesn't fight ala Yugo from Wakfu or Spot, since his portals aren't quick (on Earth anyway), but he does have mystical alien tools (named after the moons of Saturn? Titan Staff, Hyperion Gauntlets, Iapetus Cloak)Anywho, that's a quick mock-up
>>61396161Negronius. His power's being black, which has a spreading effect.
>>61396161Hmm, I'd recommend just indulge in some comics that aren't total trash [or are so you can think of better ways to do their plots], just put some stuff together you think is cool. I'm currently doing a RPG-play series using a supers setting and I've just been focusing on building individual characters with motives and how they interlock into the world. Its the beginning of the super-heroic era in my campaign, so its starting off slower.
>>61422095Nabatean? Is that a stand in for Atlantean?
>>61425544The Nabateans were real people, the predecessors of the Arabs.
>>61425652Huh. You learn something new every day.
>>61408814Thanks for the recommendation
>>61416419This started interesting then went to shit right quick. Your bad guy can't be all that powerful, he needs to be someone that players, if playing at Superman level, can get to and punch in the face. He can't just be so powerful the only thing stopping him is that he's being nice.
>>61402189>>61402374I think he means more like there's a number of random people who share the Moon Knight personality. You put Moon Knight in a watertower, then Moon Knight comes a few minutes later and saves the poor person trapped in there wearing a Moon Knight costume. Then he berates you for attacking random people like they were him. You obviously insane crazy guy.
>>61431836>>61417070Sorry didn't finish reading the thread before posting.
>>61411359>Your city will never be protected by a race of friendly superpowered rats
>>61396161Villian who has the power to control glass and Crystals that helps other villians cover their tracks
>>61396161I'll go to superpower wiki:hit the 'random page' button under explore after that I'll provide, like, three things: their mutation (how their power works kind of), name, and a little background. It'll be fun.>Flex Bendo. >Power: http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Steel_Manipulation>Mutation: Has a pair of curved, thick, magnetic horns on his head that allow him to telepathically bend & manipulate, steel and iron. His power doesn't work on organic sources however and he himself actually needs to eat a lot of iron rich foods or his horns can become 'soft' and flakey. >Background: Flex 'was' a superhero in his younger days, but he married, got kids, and now runs a small contracting and construction company with his four sons.>Emily Bliss>Power: http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Reliability_Embodiment>Mutation: Possess large, pink, panda-style markings on her eyes that are an aympiotic junk-mutation that have nothing to do with her power.>Background: A nurse and devout catholic, she works in a hospital and is well loved by all for her beauty and tender manner. She's almost 30 though and is disgruntled about being single, also racist against black people.>Cedric Chaunce. >Power: http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Life-Force_Manipulation>Mutation: His extremely frail, waifish, adrogynous and sickly body is covered in an intricate pattern of swirls resembling celtic imagry. These swirls glow a golden bioluminescent radiation that allow him to invigorate the living beings around him. >Background: 17 year old homosexual boy who doesn't know any better and simply wants to 'save' everyone. Literally killing himself through community service.>Jules Flores>Power: http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Multi-Directional_Vision>Mutation: Has Chameleon-like head.>Background: Normal, unaccomplished, 26 year old who lives at home playing video games. 2nd generation metahuman: both his parents have reptilian mutations.
>>61433873I'm having fun, so here's a few more.>Cookie Park>Power: http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Blood_Attacks>Mutation: Numerous ugly blossoming 'growths' cover his entire body, fingers, and the palms of his hands as well as possessing an 8 chambered heart. These growths allow him to expel and manipulate his blood however way he sees fit and indeed if he doesn't 'produce' blood he'll become swollen and flushed. >Background: At 23 he's done nothing but donate blood for a living- lucky enough to be a universal donor. Lives at home.>Leonard Walsh>Power: http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Darkness_Mode>Mutation: The flesh on his neck is a deep, dark, black colour and constantly grows baggy and long like a scarf. It doesn't hurt to cut off, it will actually 'pop off' like a lizards tail if he's frightened or stressed and will grow back. >Background: Dropped out of highschool a few years after his mutation matured and has been a petty thief in and out of jail. Inherited his power from his father who's a janitor and extremely disappointed in him. >Henry Foster>Power: http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Enhanced_Drillmanship>Mutation: Has a fat tail with a Drill on it. >Background: Works for the city, but is interested in applying to search and rescue, has always wanted to be a 'hero', but thinks his mutation is dumb.>'Chesire' Church>Power: http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Multiple_Tongues>Mutation: she has a quadrate-boned jaw like a snake that allows her to extend the 8 body-length prehensile tongues she keeps in a special cavity that loops around her chest cavity- giving the impression of larger breasts. >Background: Online camwhore, well known online for some pretty 'wacky' maneuvers. Was very self-conscious as a kid, but has grown to appreciate and love her body as an adult.
>>61396161What's the PCs powerlevel?
>>61435542OP Here. I'm planning on using the Super Power companion for Savage Worlds in my campaign, and I'm probably gonna have my players make Baseline characters.
>>61431786He IS the Darkseid of the setting... Your players can beat avatars of Him as he can't manifest fully where is wave has not reached. Fighting against Him will occur so, fist your are going to fight against some earthbound cultists - maybe they will be able to corrput some higher-ups what will lead to an invasion by one of Akaran's generals. After the invasion is stopped, He pays a visit and tries to corrupt an higher ups superhero - so that when the next invasion comes, their greatest paragon will fall. The heroes might get help from the Alliance and so after the successful defence, they might go on a space odyssey while Urdhanvana is already on earth and changing things for the worse. In space they will fight against one of Akaran's 8 Immortal and defeat him. This will to a akaran crusade with the intention to destroy earth. Urdhanvana himself already gained the trust of one of earth's greatest champion and waits His time until he sees yet another paragon enlightened.
>>61436738Alternatively: the 16 million soul sacrifice is what he needs to keep all his god-like powers. He only comes to Earth when he's run out of planets to harvest for souls, but he's in a weakened state.
>>61437377Yup, that's what he needs to create the waves. the truth is that Urdhanvana wasn't a king, he was jsut a musical vagarant mutant. His mutant power was soul manipulation and by this way he was able to gain all this power. In his mortal form he just looks like pic.
Played a deranged Pyrokinetic Military Flame-trooper called Marv once (Villain obviously). Had a straight up A-Team "convicted of crime he didn;t commit, escaped and went on the run" thing, only with a "hunting down and torching everyone who wronged him" instead of "help people" vibe. I played up the craziness to almost-funny-but-feel-guilty-for-laughing levels, whilst causing a fuckton of death and collateral damage. It was silly, pointlessly edgy (fuck you teenage me), and a bit of a change from full-trenchcoat anime-style weeb villains. Yes he had flame decals spray painted on his armour. Because why the fuck not
>>61437666That sounds fucking awesome.
Man, we have got to start consolidating all these superhero threads.
A clown that's actually a superhero instead of a psycho killer.
>>61443983So Booster Gold?
>>61446359Like a superhero that dresses like a clown and uses clown tricks.
>>61396161A classic speedster trick is to move so fast that they are in multiple places at once. Think of the brainpower it would take to operate every one of them simultaneously. Now imagine one of those duplicates overclocking the brain to the point that it becomes independent of the original speedster. It declines to rejoin but it fades away if it gets too far away from the original. Its goal is to achieve 100 percent independence at any cost.
>>61443983>>61446477Astro City has your back if one wants further inspiration.
A personal "bodyguard".The person has no superpowers of their own, but whenever their life is threatened, what superficially appears to be a more conventional spandex-clad Flying Brick superhero will inexplicably show up*, do whatever it takes to rescue them while displaying increasingly ridiculous extra powers if necessary**, then equally inexplicably vanish once they're safe again. The person has no control of their "bodyguard", ability to choose how much force it uses against the threat*** or ability to summon it without being in danger. Their "bodyguard" is never seen in any other circumstances than saving that one specific person.* SCP-662 rules. "...nearest area not within line of sight, usually from around a corner..."** As of yet, the "bodyguard" appears to be the most powerful thing in the setting, nothing has been able to stop it.*** Instead of fighting a supervillain, it just flies away carrying the person it protects while leaving everyone else to die, or it vaporizes someone who shoved its charge with heat vision, etc. Apparently random.
>>61417117>seed Gatling guns
>>61402876>>61403141>>61403167>>61404050>cue a bunch of rebels against the Wakandan Empire, specifically the alternate timeline versions of the PCs also stealing a time machine and trying to CAUSE the Diaspora in the first place
Well this is from an unfinished porn story but Red String the superpowered yaoi fan girl villain. Can extend red glowy strings from her body or from a point that she can touch (string touching counts). For the latter she has to prime the spot by touching it beforehand, which will show up as red and give off a faint light not noticeable in decent lighting conditions. Mundane uses involve whipping strings at people, binding, traps, etc. But the most noteworthy ability is that she can 'charge' strings that literally create bonds between objects/people. Two fate bound objects/ object+person combo essentially transfer damage "evenly" between them until one or both are destroyed. With two people, it does the same but allows for limited mutual mindreading.
>>61411359Many-As-One from torment, cool concept.
Prior to the Bronze Age Collapse, a meteor composed of potesmetallum(rock mcguffin that largely unaffects people, gives an agressive inoperable cancer to few and superpowers to even fewer) passed over the Egyptian sky. The strange energies only affected one child, the pharaoh's second son. Even though his original name was lost to time, he would live in blackened infamy or golden legend, for the power the shooting star had granted him two abilities, un-aging immortality and the ability to control strange energies, called Ultrainius energy. Ultrainius energy could be used to make yourself impervious to harm, move objects without touching them, igniting plasma in the air, and even creating hard light constucts with a considerable amount of effort. After his power manifested he left his native land, going north. There in Scandinavia, he found another evolved human("evo") with the power of substantial clairvoyance. The oracle saw one last vision before passing of unknown circumstances, that "a serpent shall swallow Midgard and all of the realms with it." Our prince then makes his way to his ancient homeland and proceeds to burn everything in the Mediterranean down with his awesome power, later framing that event as the Bronze Age Collapse. Heirophant faded in between the cracks of history as a ghost, even leading large events in the guise of another person. If there was any major upheavel, there is a good chance that Hierophant had a hand in it. His major goal is to save the world from a prophecy,but to many it looks like the ambitions for an immortal empire with an everlasting tyrant. This puts him into conflict with many modern hero groups just after a large uptick in evo appearances. He will be tough to completely put down, for Hierophant not only owns the banks and court systems, he probably built them too. It never was (((them))), it was only (((HIM))).
>>61437492Now I really want him dead.