Sunday, November 5, 2017

A guess at the Justice League

SYSTEM: ICONS

I'm planning to see Thor: Ragnarok this week, so I'll put off writeups of those characters until after then. Instead, have pure guesswork on how the heroes of the Justice League move will be presented.

Aquaman

Aquaman (Arthur Curry)
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Specialties Leadership (+1); Underwater Combat Master (+3), Weapons (Trident) Master (+3)
Powers
Aquatic (Swimming speed ~400 mph)10
Trident (Blast)7
Command all sea life (Mind Control Extra: Telepathy; Limit: Sea life only)8
Survive in the ocean (Life Support 3: Breathe underwater, pressure, cold)3
Qualities
Half man, half Antlantean
Rightful heir to Atlantis
Badass

Stunts I imagine include:

  • Stunting Burst with the trident (hitting everyone in the area)
  • Mental blast (stunting off "Commands all sea life" to affect the piscine portion of the brain)
  • Acrobatics of various kinds (stunting off Underwater combat)

At this point, I don't see evidence of an above-average intelligence, but there certainly is in the comics.

Batman

Batman (Bruce Wayne)
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Specialties Acrobatics Master (+3), Investigation Master (+3), Leadership (+1), Martial Arts Master (+3), Stealth Master (+3)
Powers
Gadgets5
 Extra: Armory (Exploding grenades: Burst Strike 5, Grappling Gun: Swinging 3, Glide Cape: Flight 1)5
Fast Attack6
Qualities
Secret ID: Billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne
Justice instead of vengeance
Not as easy as it was ten years ago

Heh. I had Investigation Maser there for a day. Kinda makes me want to invent an investigation maser (Postcognition 5).

Cyborg

Cyborg (Victor Stone)
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Specialties Athletics, Technology Master (+3)
Powers
Gadgets6
 Extra: Armory (Blast 7, Interface 7, Dimensional Teleport Extra: Portal Limit: Extra Only 7)7
Damage Resistance5
Flight5
Super Senses (IR, UV, various scans)5
Qualities
Alien technology is now part of him
Public ID: Victor Stone, son of scientist Dr. Stone
"I didn't choose this identity."

The New 52 version has flight; the original had Leaping. I don't know which they'll go for in the movie. I have the ability to create Boom Tubes (a New 52 thing) as Dimensional Teleport, but I'm not sure it will show up in the movie. It might be cool if he had the ability to take over Parademon armor; I can totally see a player using that ability.

The Flash

The Flash (Barry Allen)
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Specialties Investigation (+1)
Powers
Super Speed8
 Extra: Surface Movement8
 Extra: Fast Attack8
 Extra: Defensive8
Qualities
The fastest man alive
"I've never done battle. I push people and run away."
The geeky enthusiast: "I need...friends."

Even though I love the TV Flash, I'm looking forward to Ezra Miller's version. Since he's clearly a beginner at this, I expect a number of stunts as he discovers his powers.

Green Lantern

I'm guessing that he shows up at the end, because Zack Snyder did say, "Unite the Seven" at one point. However, there are no clues, so this is a comic writeup.

Green Lantern (?)
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Specialties Pilot or Architect Expert (+2), Aerial Combat (+1), Military (+1), Power (Force Constructs) (+1)
Powers
Power Ring (Force Control, default of Force Field)8
 Extra: Flight 8
 Extra: FTL 8
 Extra: Blast 8
 Extra: Life Support 8
Qualities
Green Lantern, interstellar cop
Prejudiced against because he's human
Unresolved issues on earth

If he shows up, which will it be? I'm hoping for the JLU John Stewart, myself, but DC might have insisted on Hal Jordan. It probably won't be Guy Gardner or any of the newer Green Lanterns.

Superman

We assume he's going to come back from the end. That feels like it might be a three-quarters of the way through the film kinda thing, suitably foreshadowed.

Superman (Clark Kent)
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Specialties Art (Journalism) (+1), Aerial Combat (+1)
Powers
Kryptonian physiology (Damage Resistance)8
 Extra: Flight 8
 Extra: Fast Attack 8
Regeneration (Limit: only 1 without sunlight)5
Heat vision (Shooting)8
Qualities
Last survivor of Krypton, but raised as a human
Love for Lois Lane
Willing to die for justice

For me, it was a tremendous light bulb when I realized that Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman presented a Superman who hadn't been trained—who was sort of mediocre at his job. Now, I suspect that the events of the earlier films will represent a training period and we'll get a Superman closer to the one we expect...but I might be wrong.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman
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Specialties Aerial Combat (+1), Leadership (+1), Military Expert (+2), Wrestling (+1)
Powers
Flight6
Lasso (Entangle Secondary effect Mind Control Limit: Tell the Truth)8
Bracers (Damage Resistance Limit: Performance)6
Qualities
Amazon daughter of Zeus
Emissary to Man's World
Secret ID Diana Prince, Art historian

Mostly this is my comic book writeup, though I lowered the flight speed slightly (she learns to fly at the end of the Wonder Woman movie, I believe)

Parademons

Edited to add parademons, because you have to have a villain, and I just don't have enough to speculate on Steppenwolf.

Parademons
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Specialties Military (+1), Power (Power Staff) (+1), Psychology (+1)
Powers
Armor (Flight)3
Armor (Damage Reduction)4
Armor (Life Support Pressure, breathing)2
See in the dark, radio communication (Super-Senses)2
Power Staff (Blast)7
Qualities
Apokolips shock troops
Minion

The Psychology specialty is for intimidation only. The Power Staff specialty could be replaced by Aerial Combat; I remember a number of instances in the comics where they swoop down and pick people up.