WITCHY SUPERS

Here you will find famous super-heroes write-ups made with a WitchCraft/Armageddon spin. For more Marvel and DC-compliant versions, check here or here.

DANIEL HUDSON
DANIEL HUDSON (WitchCraft version)
DEIANEIRA

 


 

DANIEL HUDSON (aka Clark Kent)
Write-up by Thom Marrion
Concept:
Costumed superhero
Type:
Mythical level Super-being
Occupation: Journalist/Super-hero.
Association:
None.
Base of Operations: Cleveland, Ohio.
Appearance:
Male Caucasian; athletic body with short black hair and blue eyes

STR

30

INT

4

DEX

15

PER

15

CON

20

WIL

4

Life Points: 210
Endurance Points:
167
Speed:
70
Essence: 88
Qualities: Enhanced, Acute Senses (Hearing), Acute Senses (Smell), Acute Senses (Vision), Attractive +3, Charisma +2, Fast Reaction Time, Nerves of Steel, Situational Awareness
Drawbacks:
Adversaries (various) -5, Cruel-1, Honorable -1, Secret -2
Skills:
Acrobatics 1, Art 3 (Journalistic Writing), Computers 0, Crime 2, Doctor 0, Driving 1, Getting Medieval 2, Gun Fu 2, Influence 2, Knowledge 2, Kung Fu 2, Languages 0, Mr. Fix-It 1, Notice 2,, Occultism 0, Science 1, Sports 1, Wild Card (Farming) 3
Languages:
English
Powers: The Superman can leap 50 yards vertical or 200 yards horizontal. He can lift 20 tons and punch for 150 points of damage. He can attempt to catch or parry a bullet with a Difficult Dexterity Test. He can also perform one extra action per Turn in addition to multiple Dodges. The Superman heals 20 Life Points per day (40 when under medical care) and can look forward to a natural life span of at least 245 years. The Superman also has advanced senses with Discriminatory Smell, Microscopic Vision (to an extent), Telescopic Vision (x16 magnification), undefined super hearing, and the ability to track others by scent.
Metaphysics:
Enhanced Strength +30, Enhanced Dexterity +12, Enhanced Constitution +17, Enhanced Perception +12, Armor Value 50
Possessions:
A modest apartment in Cleveland, a family farm in Cheyanne Falls, a pair of glasses with no actual perscription lenses in them, and a couple of blue and red skintight costumes.
History:
Daniel Hudson is the last survivor of an alien civilization from the V 371 Orionis system, a red star roughly fifty light years from Earth. Hudson often referred to this planet as Krypton, from the Greek word "kryptos" or "hidden". The planet was one of the interstellar colonies founded by the Elder Kingdoms during Earth's distant past, lost kingdoms like Atlantis and Lemuria. The colony world was trying to use arcane mysteries to evolve into a super race, but these experiments led to the destruction of the entire planet. A man named Jor'l was able to place his infant son Kal'l into a craft similar to the Atlantean Dreamships and sent the child back to Earth.
     The ship crashed in western Kansas late in the Nineteenth Century, where it was found by an elderly couple named Eben and Sarah Hudson. The couple took the infant Kal'l back with them to their farm in Cheyenne Falls, CO where they adopted the child and named him Daniel. Daniel developed superhuman strength at an early age, breaking farmhouse furniture and surviving encounters with neighboring cattle. It was during his childhood that Daniel first used the term "Fortress of Solitude" to describe his secret place to get away from it all (this was actually just a cave in the hills). When he was old enough, Daniel went away to a college in upstate New York where he used his superior strength to excel at sports. He had to leave college when he accidentally killed another football player during a game. Daniel hid out in New York City, working as a strongman in Coney Island, before he finally decided to leave the United States and fight with the Foreign Legion during WW1. Despite the ability to shrug off bullets and lift Heavy Artillery, Daniel didn't really have that much affect on the war. Daniel became a wanderer after the war ended, disillusioned with the world and his place in it, until he finally faked his own death in South America.
     After that, Daniel had a bit of an epiphany. He decided that he would make up for past mistakes, focus on helping others however he could, and just try to make a difference any way he could. He changed his name to Clark Kent, using the first names of two popular Pulp heroes (Doc Savage and the Shadow, aka Clark Savage and Kent Allerd) as his new identity. He moved to Cleveland in the early thirties, a city as corrupt as Chicago at the time, and started working to clean things up. Clark Kent sometimes used a variation of his old blue and red strongman costume to hid his identity, and it was this public identity that was given the name "The Superman" by a Cleveland reporter named Lois Lane. Clark Kent himself became a reporter after some innocents died in a bank robbery he was trying to stop. Clark realized that if he had heard about the robbery sooner, he could have prevented their deaths. So Clark got a job at the same Cleveland paper as Lois, working under editor George Taylor.
     Most of the Superman's exploits in the Thirties involved saving people from disasters or fighting political corruption. There were some adversaries that could be described as 'supervillains". The most deadly was a Nazi agent known as the Übermensch (called the Ultrahumanite by English speaking writers), an intellectual superman who had the ability to switch bodies. The other adversary was a corrupt businessman named Alexander Luthor who was making a lot of money selling weapons to the Nazis. As a veteran of the Great War, Clark Kent was particularly appalled at the notion of anyone making money through weapons, especially through selling weapons to the Germans. Alexander Luthor also had access to a number of Mad Scientists (for lack of a better term) and was not above using their inventions for his own greedy purposes. As flamboyant as these two could be, most of Superman's exploits involved simply helping the common man out of a bind, whether it was rescuing people from a flood or forcing the city of Cleveland to replace substandard slums with some decent housing. The Superman retained these New Deal politics throughout his career.
Note:
Here's something I was playing around with between finishing up Sunnydale and starting the new Angel book. It's the thirties version of Superman, mushed together with the main character from the Gladiator novel (which was a big inspiration on the creation of Superman anyway), and tapped ever so lightly with a WitchCraft stick (if you hit it with a really big WitchCraft stick, then Krypton becomes a Shetarri colony world where they discovered a way to duplicate Primal Powers, but that wouldn't test anything in Beyond Human so never mind). The cool thing is that the original appearence of Superman as done here can be done with the points from the Mythical Level Super-Being character type, so this is Clark Kent without any experience points yet. Anyway, enjoy..

DANIEL HUDSON (WitchCraft version)
Write-up by Thom Marrion
Concept:
Costumed superhero
Type:
Greater Supernatural Solitaire Weird One
Occupation: Journalist/Super-hero.
Association:
None.
Base of Operations: Cleveland, Ohio.
Appearance:
Male Caucasian; athletic body with short black hair and blue eyes

STR

12

INT

4

DEX

7

PER

6

CON

12

WIL

7

Life Points: 160
Endurance Points:
98
Speed:
38
Essence: 178
Qualities: Acute Senses (Hearing), Acute Senses (Smell), Acute Senses (Vision), Attractive +3, Charisma +2 (with the -2 from the Shetarri Quality, this evens out to a Charisma of +0), Fast Reaction Time, Natural Toughness (with Shetarri Quality, this gives AV 9 vs blunt attacks and AV 5 vs everything else), Nerves of Steel, Situational Awareness
Drawbacks:
Adversaries (various) -5, Cruel-1 (from Shetarri Quality), Honorable -1, Secret -2
Skills:
Acrobatics 4, Acting 3, Brawling 4, Computers 1, Craft (Farming) 4, Disguise 3, Driving (car) 1, First Aid 3, Intimidation 3, Myth and Legend ("Krypton") 2, Notice 4, Pilot (Thoughtship) 1, Questioning 3, Research/Investigation 4, Smooth Talking 2, Stealth 2, Streetwise 3, Swimming 3, Throwing (Sphere) 2, Writing (Journalistic) 4
Languages:
English (Native) 5, High Atlantean 4, French 2, Mandarin 2, Spanish 2, Swahili 2
Powers: The Superman can leap 50 yards vertical or 200 yards horizontal. He can lift 20 tons and punch for 150 points of damage. He can attempt to catch or parry a bullet with a Difficult Dexterity Test. He can also perform one extra action per Turn in addition to multiple Dodges. The Superman heals 20 Life Points per day (40 when under medical care) and can look forward to a natural life span of at least 245 years. The Superman also has advanced senses with Discriminatory Smell, Microscopic Vision (to an extent), Telescopic Vision (x16 magnification), undefined super hearing, and the ability to track others by scent.
Metaphysics:
Increased Essence +105, True Immortal, Awareness, Battle Boost, Shetarri Warrior, Small Thoughtship, Perception +2, Willpower +3
Possessions:
A modest apartment in Cleveland, a family farm in Cheyanne Falls, a pair of glasses with no actual perscription lenses in them, a couple of blue and red skintight costumes and the ruined remains of the Thoughtship that brought him to Earth in the first place.
History:
Daniel Hudson is the last survivor of a Shetarri colony world in the V 371 Orionis system, a red star roughly fifty light years from Earth. The Shetarri were a warrior sub-race of the Atlantean True Immortals who were exiled from Athal Kananthu long before that kingdom's destruction. Some of the Shetarri fled the Earth in great Atlantean Thoughtships, traveling light years away from Earth so that they could live free from the hatred of Athal. Once the Shetarri arrived at their new home, they began to modify themselves. After generations of arcane experimentation, the Shetarri of V 371 Orionis were able to develop the other abilities of the True Immortals.
      Hudson was born Kal'l to a Shetarri Maker named Jor'l. Jor'l was a warrior like the rest of his race, but he felt that the High Council of V 371 Orionis was reckless developing a doomsday weapon that exceeded the destructive powers of lost Athal (who had weapons that made modern nuclear devices look like toys). The High Council was getting ready to test a weapon that they hoped would help them regain the Earth after so many thousands of years away. Jor'l thought that the High Council had miscalculated but the leader of the council (a being whose name could be translated as "braniac" or "supreme intelligence") refused to hear his arguments. Jor'l placed his son in a Thoughtship equipped for deep space travel. The ship even carried an Atlantean learning crystal that contained some information on the language and culture of the colony world. The High Council detonated their device between their world's orbit and their sun, in the belief that this would be a safe distance.
      They were wrong.
      The device was more powerful than the High Council had realized. The worlds of V 371 Orionis exploded into a vast ring of asteroids. The infant Kal'l was the only survivor. The Thoughtship made its way to Earth, crashing in western Kansas where Kal'l was found by a traveling couple named Eben and Sarah Hudson. They took him back to their farm in Cheyenne Falls, CO and named him Daniel, raising him as their own. The rest of his life went as described in the Cinematic Unisystem write-up.
Note: It should be noted that by using Battle Boost, Daniel Hudson can raise his Strength to 25, his Dexterity to 15, and his Constitution to 25 for brief periods of time followed by a period of incapacitation. Hudson went to great lengths to hide this weakness from his enemies until the Superman Radio Program invented "kryptonite" as an excuse for giving the voice actor who portrayed Superman some time off of the show. If encountered in his post-Boost weakened state, Hudson now just claims he was hit with kryptonite and will be fine as soon as it wears off. This has the added advantage of sending his enemies looking for a glowing green mineral that doesn't really exist.

 

DEIANEIRA OF THEMISCYRA
Write-up by Thom Marrion
Concept:
The Amazon Princess
Type:
Greater Supernatural Pantheon Warrior
Occupation: Adventurer
Association:
The Olympians.
Appearance:
Athletic mediterranean woman in her late twenties with long black hair and light blue eyes

STR

9/23

INT

3

DEX

6/15

PER

3

CON

8

WIL

4

Life Points: 125
Endurance Points:
93
Speed:
14/59
Essence:
99
Qualities:
Inheritor, Attractive+5, Fast Reaction Time, Nerves of Steel, Situational Awareness
Drawbacks:
Adversary (Nazis/Cult of Leviathan)-5, Adversary (Enemies of Olympus) -5, Cruel -1, Delusion (Prejudice-Males) -1, Honorable -3, Reckless, Zealot (Amazon)-3
Skills:
Craft (Weaponsmith) 3, Dodge 5, First Aid 2, Haggling 3, Hand Weapon (Sword) 5, Hand Weapon (Spear) 5, Hand Weapon (Bow) 5, Language (Prime, Native) 5, Language (Greek, Native) 5, Language (Latin) 4, Language (English) 2, Martial Arts 5, Myth and Legend (Greek) 5, Occult Knowledge 4, Primal Power 5, Riding (Horse) 4, Running (Marathon) 3, Seduction 2, Stealth 4, Swimming 5, Throwing (Sphere) 4, Tracking 4, Traps 4
Metaphysics:
Age (9 Levels), Aura of Power, Bounding Leap, Enhanced Strength +14, Enhanced Dexterity +9, Fleetness of Foot +45, Ways of War, Gauntlets (D8x3)+28 (40), Lasso of Truth (Sense Truth, Discover the Guilty)
Possessions:
Amazonian armor (eagle breastplate that looks more Mycenaean than anything else), magically crafted gauntlets (she can use these to parry bullets with a successful [Dexterity + Martial Arts]-10 Task, something she only attempts while having Enhanced Dexterity), and the Lasso of Truth.
History: Deianeira of Themiscyra appears as a beautiful and athletic mediterranean woman in her late twenties with long black hair and light blue eyes. Despite her young appearance, Deianeira has been alive for a very long time. The warrior who would become known as Wonder Woman has a very interesting genealogy. Her mother Hippolyte (Hippolyta) was an Incarnate, the daughter of the War God Ares and a Goddess named Ortera (who may or may not have been the daughter of Ares as well). Hippolyte was the ruler of the Amazons. Deianeira’s father was Herakles (Hercules), one of the Inheritor sons of Zeus. Herakles led a small expedition to Themiscyra, the realm of the Amazons. It is unclear what exactly happened between Herakles and Hippolyte. In some versions he raped Hippolyte, stole a magical piece of armor given to her by Ares, and killed her favorite guards while escaping back to Greece. In other versions Herakles and Hippolyte fell in love and the whole skirmish between the men of Herakles and the Amazons was an unfortunate misunderstanding. Either way, Herakles was the father of Hippolyte's daughter. The Amazon ruler named the girl Deianeira, after one of the warriors who was killed fighting Herakles and his men.
      It was not too long after this affair that the Amazons left Malkuth and were granted their own subrealm in Netzach by the Gods of Olympus. Themiscyra was a timeless realm free from the violence of the world of men. Though a Gateway still remained between the Realm of Themiscyra and Malkuth, contact between the Amazons and the World of Men was discouraged. In fact, Hippolyte's daughter had never seen a male until an American pilot named Steve Trevor somehow passed through the Gateway into Themiscyra in 1941. Deianeira found the wounded pilot and brought him to her mother. He was nursed back to health by the Amazons as he told them about the war raging across Malkuth. Hippolyte declared that one of the Amazons would return to Malkuth with Trevor to make sure he reached his homeland and to determine how bad things were back in the World of Men. A contest of skills was held to determine who would be chosen for this mission, each Amazon wearing a ceremonial mask so that she would be judged by her skills alone. Deianeira was the winner.
      Before she left Themiscyra, Deianeira was given a pair of magical gauntlets (which Deianeira was able to use to deflect bullets once she got to Malkuth) and the Lasso of Truth (a magical item which can be used to detect falsehoods and discover those guilty of crimes). The Amazon made friends with a strange sorority girl named Etta Candy and her housemates the Holiday Girls. They helped Deianeira learn about America while she found herself joining Trevor in the war against the Nazis. As the War progressed, Deianeira focused her efforts on the more occult branches of the Nazi party who were trying to resurrect the Elder Kingdom of Ultima Thule through rediscovered dark rites. This was the Cult of the Leviathan, a precursor to the Church of Revelations. Deianeira also fought other supernatural menaces, most notably a Cheetah Feral named Priscilla Rich.
      Deianeira had a long career as an adventurer, and she was often helped by Etta Candy and the girls at Holiday House. Etta Candy was the person who originally told Dr. William Moulton Marston the stories about her Amazon friend, these stories became the basis for the Wonder Woman comics (though Etta did tend to aid all sorts of bondage elements to her version of events, and these elements only became more exaggerated in the comic stories). Deianeira eventually married Steve Trevor after the war. They had a daughter in the mid-sixties, Hippolyte "Lyta" Trevor (Lyta Trevor-Hall once she got married in the Eighties). Lyta Hall had her own son and the both of them became tangled up in cataclysmic events in the Sephiroth of Hod, but that is a story for another time.



 

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