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Wish-List: Madcap! (Marvel, v1.6)

EDIT (29 JAN 2013): Popping back in to add a “collage”. May re-work the post and “bring it forward in time”, since I’m on a “Please make a Marvel Monsters & Villains set” kinda kick.

Marvel’s Madcap!  Rather obscure member of Captain America’s “rogues gallery”.  An unnamed young man gained his powers in a horrible accident: The bus he was riding in with his church group was struck by a tanker truck, which (of course) was carrying some super-secret pseudoscience chemical (being illegally transported by a staple Marvel terrorist group called AIM) that killed every one else he was with but gave him superpowers.  And drove him insane.  Yeah, kinda typical.

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When you get right down to it, he’s another “trickster” type villain.  He’s sort of a spin on Batman’s Joker, but less homicidal, and with actual superpowers.  Still: Nucking Futs. In HeroClix, he’d be  harassment all the way.

  • He has a regeneration power on par with Wolverine, healing major injuries in moments.  He’s quite energetic and acrobatic, but not really a good fighter.  Relies on that healing ability.  HeroClix: Regeneration, possibly average to low Defense Values, average Movement but with Leap/Climb (maybe).
  • Damage value no greater than 1.
  • He also has a psionic (i.e., “mental” or “telepathic” or “psychic”) ability to make people act ‘crazy’.  Which is to say, he stimulates people’s brains, making them act like they are under a combination of alchohol and drugs.  The effect of the ‘craziness’ depends on the individual.  He needs to make eye-contact to do it.  HeroClix: Normally, under the old REV/U scheme Madcap would get Mind Control.  But, in the CUR/SR era of Special Powers, he could get some stripped-down version of the Special Power they gave Psycho-Man in SECRET INVASION (the “Control Box” SP).
  • Pretty good Attack value, or at least a modifier to his Attack value when using the “crazy power”.
  • Might want to build a range value into the power rather than giving Madcap a ‘hard’ Range value of 4 or 6.
  • Lastly, the bubble-pistol.  It’s just a child’s toy, creates a cloud of soap-bubbles.  (Cap at one point thought it was the cause of the “crazy-effect”, typical story twist.)  Maybe a an SP or even a Trait that allows the use of Smoke Cloud, but only generates on square of hindering?  I dunno. Anyway, could be a fun, lowish-point villain to add to the game.
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