Saturday, July 9, 2011

I Seem To Be On A Kick

Because here's another ICONS character, this one a villain (if there's no picture, someone let me know and I'll upload it another way):

The Blight
Dr. Brian Chase

Prowess  4
Coordination  6
Strength  6
Intellect  4
Awareness  5
Willpower  6

Stamina  12
Determination  *

  Science Expert (Chemistry)

  Life Drain 7
  Mental Blast 6
  Resistance 6 (Physical Damage)

  Motivation : Destroy EUREKA
  "My Pain Will Be Yours!"

  Weakness : Microwaves
  Monstrous Appearance
  Personal : Daughter who thinks he's dead.

Point Total  53

Height: 8'9"
Weight: 800 lbs
First Appearance:  Amazing Science Yarns #23

Dr. Brian Chase had it all: a researcher with EUREKA, Meridian's leading scienfic institute, happily married to his college sweetheart, father to a beautiful daughter.  It was almost too good to be true.

Indeed, it was.  Two years ago, his wife was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive cancer.  The prognosis was grim: she had only a few months and no treatment to date had yielded results.  For Dr. Chase, it was too much to bear.  He snapped.  Abandoning his designated research, he threw himself into seeking out a cure, with no regard for ethical concerns or the safety of himself or others.  Of course, EUREKA got wind of this, and moved to shut him down.  Chase stole his notes and a few key components and fled their campus, setting up a temporary lab in a warehouse on the waterfront.

Desperate, at the end of his rope, Brian made one last attempt to synthesize a cure for his wife.  With limited equipment and impure ingredients, he never stood a chance.  The ensuing fire burned down a quarter of the warehouse district.  The body of Dr. Chase was never found.  His wife succumbed to cancer days later; an empty coffin buried alongside her.  Their daughter went to live with a distant aunt.

But Brian Chase was not dead.  The chemicals, the fire, the polluted harbor water, his own drive to defeat death...which of these things brought about the horrid change that overtook him, none can say.  But everyone who was in Meridian on the Day of The Blight recalls what happened next.  Emerging from the sewers, the hulking humanoid form moved relentlessly towards EUREKA, leaving dozens dead and hundreds injured.  Only the timely intervention of Rex Radium, Blakatoa, and The Collider managed to turn him back.

Since then, The Blight surfaces from time to time, always seeking twisted vengeance on EUREKA, seeking to destroy them for destroying his life.


  1. I love it when the bad guys have a sympathetic backstory. Very nice.

  2. So....

    ...when, exactly, are we going to play supers?!

  3. @Justin: I want to. I really do. J&K moving kind of sapped my momentum. Doing these characters seems to be a step in the right direction. Let's not jinx it. :-)