Tonight, we look at the third and final Barry Wilson creation from Classic Enemies: Earthmaster.
I'm not going to lie to you, true believer: I never had much use for this guy. But let's give him a rundown all the same.
The interesting thing about those powers is that they're all either Explosive or Area Effect. He is incapable of subtlety: everything is large-scale and rather indiscriminate. It's an interesting twist, really. It makes him a serious threat in populated areas because even if he doesn't intend to threaten innocents, it can happen.
Personality-wise, his origin gave him a healthy dose of megalomania. He sees himself as the vengeful guardian of the Earth with an emphasis on vengeful. His approach is that of a hard-core ecoterrorist, with ample power to back himself up. That said, he's a bit low Speed for a solo villain, so he's going to work best in a group (which is probably why he ultimately got rolled into the Crowns of Krim).
Like I said above, he's not a character I ever had a lot of use for. My games never needed him, so he never turned up. It happens.
Next time, I'm going to break from the order of the book and provide a triple feature of characters straight outta Stronghold.