THANOS

Real Name: Thanos
Base of Operations: Mobile
Marital Status: Single
Race: Eternal (Titan)

Advantages: Contact -6D (Adam Warlock), Contact -6D (Controller), Contact -4D (Super Skrull), Courage, Gifted in Learning, Leadership Ability, Mechanical Aptitude, Observant, Preparedness, Obscure Knowledge, Technologically Advanced, Wealth -14D
Disadvantages: Center of Conversation, Delusions of Grandeur, Enemies +6D (Too many to list), Fanatic, Fugitive +3D, Hides Emotions, Obsessive Tendencies, Shady Background, Targeted for Assassination, Unattractive Appearance

Reflexes: 4D Brawling 15D, Dodge 11D, Driving 6D, Pilot 11D
Coordination: 3D Marksmanship 10D (Energy Projection +5D)
Physique: 12D (35D) Leap 13D (36D), Lifting 17D (40D), Resistance 16D (39D)
Knowledge: 15D Arcane Lore 18D (Death +4D), Computer Ops 18D, Medicine 16D (Genetics +3D), Navigation 18D, Research 18D (Death +2D), Scholar 18D (Time Mechanics, Death +3D), Science 18D (Astronomy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mechanics, Physics, Radiology, Time Machinery +3D)
Perception: 10D Engineering 15D, Invent 15D, Know How 15D (Powers +5D), Repair 12D, Search 12D, Streetwise 14D, Survival 15D
Presence: 15D Bluff 19D, Charm 16D, Command 18D, Interrogation 16D, Intimidation 16D, Willpower 18D

PDV: 6
Unarmed BDV: 7D
P/l Bonus: +8 (+20)
Hero Points: 5
Villain Points: 250
Body Points: 200
Character Points: 500

Natural Abilities: (Note: These are base values for the race. Individuals will raise the abilities that interest them.) Energy Absorption 10D, Immunity 15D, Longevity 60D (Permanent), Physique 12D (All Eternals have this level of physique as a racial minimum.)

Powers: Superattributes – Physique 23D, Invulnerability 8D, ESP-Energy Detection 25D, Teleportation 20D, Energy Absorption 15D, Sustenance 40D, Energy Projection 35D [Extra Effect: May expel energy in a starburst, affecting all within short range i.e. all within a 140 radius are affected.]

History: Born on the Saturnian satellite Titan, Thanos was a mutant, heir to more power than his race had ever seen. Sometime during his youth he became obsessed with the occult and with the physical personification of Death, whom he came to love. This macabre relationship would become the basis for all his life.

Eventually exiled from Titan, Thanos soon returned to the planet of his birth as a conqueror, replete with an army of mercenaries and pirates. Peaceful Titan fell easily before his ebon might. However, this act of megalomania was but the beginning, as his assumption of the Titan throne was but the first step in his plan for universal domination. Using Titan as his base of operations, Thanos searched for and acquired the Cosmic Cube (a nearly sapient field of energy capable of granting its possessor nearly any wish.). Opposed by the Kree Captain Marvel, his father Mentor, his brother Eros (Starfox) and the powerful Drax the Destroyer, Thanos eventually used the cube to make himself into a god. However, the cube itself was his weakness, and in a moment of power-induced blindness, he toyed with Captain Marvel instead of killing the Kree hero outright. Marvel took the chance offered him and shattered the cube, an act which seemingly killed the mad Titan.

However, Thanos survived, but lost the favor of his beloved mistress Death. His next ploy involved the otherworldly, supremely powerful soul gems. He collected all but one, and that one was in the possession of the artificial man, Adam Warlock. Thanos insinuated himself into Adam’s war against his own dark future self, the Magus. While aiding Adam, Thanos secretly siphoned off energies from Adam’s gem. Later, Thanos combined the gems into one huge star-gem, powerful enough to detonate all the stars in the Universe. However, his former ally Warlock opposed him, and with the aid of the Avengers, the Thing, and Spider-Man, finally defeated and killed the Mad Titan, though the cost was his own life.

Later, Mistress Death decided that a cosmic imbalance had occurred, and she resurrected Thanos and greatly augmented his formidable might. Ordering him to kill half the sentient population of the Universe. In order to do this, Thanos regained the six soul gems, dubbed them the infinity gems, and united them in order to become omnipotent. Opposed by Earth’s remaining defenders, the mightiest of the cosmos’ cosmic Beings, and even by the reborn Adam Warlock, Thanos defended his divinity and triumphed, becoming the center of all reality. However, as before, Thanos had left open the means of his defeat. His alleged granddaughter Nebula stole the Infinity Gauntlet for herself. Thanos then joined his former foes and defeated Nebula, resulting in Warlock gaining the Gauntlet for his own. Thanos then faked his own death … fooling no one. Later still, Warlock would divide the Gems among his companions, bestowing the powerful Reality Gem upon Thanos in order to safeguard it.

Later, Thanos would become involved in several seeming heroic acts, revolving around the expelled Good and Evil aspects of Warlock, and the restoration of the sanity of the thunder-god, Thor. Later still, Thanos would confront the powerful entity called Tyrant. Shortly afterwards, Thanos would go on to gain the enimity of Mistress Death, resulting in his banishment from her realm. Thus, Thanos … lover of Death, would become cursed with immortality … surely, one of the cosmos’ greatest ironies.

Published by Barry Reese

Professional author that has worked for publishers as diverse as Marvel Comics, Moonstone Books, Wild Cat Books, Airship 27 and Pro Se Press!

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