Doctor Marvel Original Character
Power Level 10 (150pp)
Doctor Marvel #0 (Feb. 2009) wrote:Doctor Marvel: I wear this symbol out or respect to your family, Mary Marvel, but I didn't seek your permission and I don't need your approval. No wizard told me the power of a magic word. No long lost brother shared his strength with me. Through the power of science and the strength of my own mind, I made myself. I summoned the lightning and made it tangible. I can hold it in my hands.
Doctor Marvel: Do you think you can control the power of the Gods?
Doctor Marvel: The power of the Gods? No. Schrödinger. Halley. Archimedes. von Zach. Aristotle. Mendeleev. I have reached higher, only because I stand on the shoulders of giants.
0 (10, Lifting: 20), Stamina
1 (7), Agility
1 (5), Intellect
4 (Skills: 12), Awareness
2 (10), Presence
► Ring of Wonder #1
(Array; 35 PP Base) (Flaws:
Quirk [Both rings can only activate seperate Effects, -1] Removable [-1 per 5]) [ 27 PP Total ]
► Ring of Wonder #2
(Array; 35 PP Base) (Flaws:
Quirk [Both rings can only activate seperate Effects, -1] Removable [-1 per 5]) [ 27 PP Total ]○Wisdom of Solomon ( 30 PP)
• Comprehend Languages 3 (Speak One at a Time, Understand All, Read All) [6 PP]
• Enhanced Advantages 4 (Assessment, Beginner’s Luck, Eidetic Memory, Improvised Tools) [4 PP]
• Enhanced Awareness 8 [16 PP]
• Enhanced Intellect 8 (Flaw: Limited to Skills) [4 PP]
○Strength of Hercules (1 PP)
• Enhanced Strength 20 (Partial Flaw: Limited to Lifting [10 ranks]) [30 PP]
○Stamina of Atlas (1 PP)
• Enhanced Advantage 1 (Great Endurance) [1 PP]
• Enhanced Stamina 6 [12 PP]
• Immunity 2 (Hunger and Thirst, Need for Sleep; Flaw: Half-Effect) [1 PP]
• Impervious Toughness 10 [10 PP]
• Protection 6 [6 PP]
○Power of Zeus (1 PP)
• Blast (Ranged Damage) 8 (Extras: Affects Insubtantial [Half, +1], Area [Line] Indirect 4 [Any Direction], Penetrating, Variable Descriptor [Thunder or Lightning]; Flaws: Activation [Move Action]) [30 PP]
○Courage of Achilles (1 PP)
• Enhanced Fighting 4 [8 PP]
• Enhanced Will 8 [8 PP]
• Impervious Will 10 [10 PP]
• Enhanced Advantage 6 (Close Attack , Fearless, Improved Defense) [6 PP]
○Speed of Mercury (1 PP)
□ Flight 15 (Partial Flaw: Distracting [1 Rank]) [29 PP]
□ Alternate Power: Ground Speed [1 PP]
• • Enhanced Advantage 8 (Improved Initiative) [8 PP]
• • Quickness 9 [8 PP]
• • Speed 12 [12 PP] EQUIPMENT
( 20 EP )
• Marvel Glasses Senses 8
Analytical , Extended , Low-Light , Penetrates Concealment ) [ 8 EP ]
[ 1 EP ]
• Doctor's Bag
[ 1 EP ]Gotham City Brownstone
(Headquarters) [ 10 EP Total ] Size:
Small (0 EP) Toughness:
8 (1 EP) Features:
Communications (1 EP), Computer (1 EP), Concealed (DC +10; 1 EP), Fire Prevention System (1 EP), Laboratory (1 EP), Living Space (1 EP), Power System (1 EP), Security System (1 EP), Workshop (1 EP)ADVANTAGES
Accurate Attack; Agile Fient; All-Out Attack; Attractive (1); Benefit [Wealth (1)]; Close Combat (1); Defensive Attack; Defensive Roll (2); Equipment (4); Improved Disarm; Improved Grab; Improved Hold; Improved Trip; Interpose; Inventor; Jack-of-all-Trades; Power Attack; Well InformedSKILLS
Acrobatics 3 (+6); Athletics 2 (+2 / +12); Close Combat [Unarmed] 4 (+6 / +10); Expertise [Business] 4 (+8 / +16); Expertise [Law] 4 (+8 / +16); Expertise [Medicine] 7 (+11 / +19); Expertise [Mythology] 6 (+10 / +18); Expertise [Psychiatry] 6 (+10 / +18); Expertise [Science] 8 (+12 / +20); Expertise [Sociology] 6 (+10 / +18); Insight 5 (+15); Investigation 2 (+6 / +14); Perception 5 (+15); Persuasion 2 (+4); Ranged Combat [Thrown] 3 (+5); Technology 6 (+10 / +18); Treatment 5 (+9 / +17); DEFENSEDodge
(5) Base 2Fortitude:
(4/10) Base 3Parry:
(1/5) Base 0Toughness:
(1/3; 13/15) Base -Will:
(2/10) Base 0OFFENSEInitiative:
+3 / +35Unarmed:
+6 / + 10 ; Close, Damage 0 / 10Power of Zeus:
Area of Effect; Damage 8 WORKSHEET
Attack: 10 Effect: 10 (Unarmed) Total: 20
Attack: -- Effect: 8 (Power of Zeus) Total: 8 (or 10)
Dodge 5 Toughness 15 Total: 20
Parry 5 Toughness 15 Total: 20
Fortitude 10 Will 10 Total: 20COMPLICATIONSFame:
Doctor Marvel maintains no secret identity and is fairly well-known to the public.Nemesis:
The sociopath sorceress, Black Eve
, is a recurring opponent.Relationships:
Doctor Marvel has had some romantic entanglements, but nothing long-lasting as yet.Responsibility:
Doctor Marvel feels a strong sense of responsibility to live up to the example of Captain Marvel and her ideals of the "Heroic Age."ABILITIESv [ 30 pp ] + [b]SKILLS
[ 39 pp ] + ADVANTAGES
[ 22 pp ] + POWERS
[ 54 pp ] + DEFENSES
[ 5 pp ] = [ 150 PP TOTAL ]
Frank Miller wrote:"The fundament of a superhero is the guy in tights saving innocent people from bad things. It's amazing how infrequently that seems to happen in superhero comics these days."
Maureen June Bromfield, D.E.Sc ., Psy.D., D.O.Occupation:
Adventurer (High School Science teacher) Education:
Doctor of Engineering - Gotham University (D.E.Sc.), Doctor of Psychology - Gotham University (Psy.D.) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) University of New EnglandBase of Operations:
Gotham City, NJHeight:
190 lbs. Eyes:
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record. Background
Dr. Maureen Bromfield, better known to her friends and family by her middle name, June, has always been a fan of superheroes. As a kid growing up in Fawcett City, she idolized the local heroes - the Marvel Family. Her parents' bitter divorce when she was ten years old began to shake her childhood faith in heroism, and so did the long and messy custody battle that followed. Custody matters were finally settled the week of her eleventh birthday, with sole custody of June given to her engineer father, who promptly packed up June and her younger brothers (twins Tommy and Jake) and relocated the entire family to Gotham City. Needless to say, Gotham City did not suit June at all. The city was dark, gloomy, and grey; her father spent most of his time at work, and paid little attention to June or her younger brothers. June took it upon herself to replace their mother -- she did most of the cooking, helped the boys with their schoolwork, and kept them entertained for hours by spinning tall tales of the great adventures of the superheroes she so loved: Superman, Wonder Woman, and (of course) Captain Marvel.
Eventually her younger brothers grew up, and so did she. June pursued her interests in science -- possibly chasing after her father -- and her brothers pursued their own interests; enlisting in the Marine Corps -- possibly still chasing the tales of heroes their big sister had told them all their lives. Despite her standoffish relationship with her father, June inheireted his knack for electrical engineering and advanced technology. She did very well in school, and was accepted to many of the best colleges. She eventually earned her firest doctorate ar age 26, and was offered many promising jobs in R&D by Lex Corp, Wayne Tech, and other high tech firms. On her brothers' advice, she turned them all down, hoping to make the workld a better place as a humble high school science teacher.
Tommy and Jake were sent to Iraq, which caused the rift between June and her father to grow ever wider. During one argument with her father, shortly after the twins deployment, her father let slip that he hadn't been working for Wayne Tech at all during their time in gotham, but instead of one of the leading weapons engineers at a small and ultra-secretice branch of Lex Corps. Father and daught would speak again for over a year, not until Jake's funeral in 2007. Father and daughter reconciled on that day - he revealed that he was dying of an inoperable cancer and she told him about her great secret desire, to truly make a difference in the world.
Feeling that things had grown to dark during the year long disappearnce of Superman, Wonder Woman, and even the Batman, in the wake of yet another crisis, and vowing to make a difference in the lives of her students and her city, June returned to Gotham City and with the help of her father created one of the most powerful weapons the world has ever seen: a pair of rings which grant its wearer incredible powers almost rivaling that of the Marvel Family.
Doctor Marvel debuted shortly after the return of Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Batman; She operated throughout the American North East in addition to her native Gotham City. She rarely came into contact with the Batman or his close allies, but her activities were mostly limited to rescue, emergency response, and direct intervention in supervillain crimes -- Doctor Marvel very rarely "patrols" -- and a sort of mutal agreement to stay out of each others way developed between Marvel and the Batman.
Doctor Marvel has been operating as a hero for nearly five years, and has grown into an experienced and confident hero.
Doctor Marvel was a character I originally built under M&M2e rules, both as an initial PL8
and then advanced to PL10
. It's been a looong time since I got to play Mutants & Masterminds, but a new game might be starting soon so I have tried to update her for the new rules. I hope I've done okay and would appreciate any feedback you all can give. I used to pride myself on my mastery of the M&M2e rules, but having only played one game of 3e just after it launched -- and barely having a chance to really read the book or follow these forums -- I admit to being way behind the curve.
The concept is still pretty simple: Ultra-Boy meets Captain Marvel by way of Green Lantern. Each of the two "Rings of Wonder" is an array with seven alternate powers -- each coorsponding to one of the magical traits that Captain Marvel gains from the wizard Shazam -- but Doctor Marvel can only use two powers at a time, one from each ring, and they cannot overlap.Update (10-14-12): I've finished my M&M3e build of Doctor Marvel's primary nemesis Black Eve.Edit 10/21/12: Working through the list of errors kindly supplied by Psistrike, I also took the time to tweak Doctor Marvel to better fill her PL10 caps. She needs to have the right combination of powers activated from her Rings, but she can hit her PL10 Caps in every area except for ranged offense, where she's a PL8. (Unless throwing something very, very heavy!) Edit 10/25/12: Added my new "Worksheet" section to show my math on PL Caps.