Thursday, June 05, 2014

Homebrew Supers: Anubis

M&M Stats
PL: 15 (225 pp)

ABILITIES: STR: 26 (+8/+4) DEX: 14 (+2) CON: 22 (+6/+4) INT: 20 (+5) WIS: 24 (+7) CHA: 16 (+3)

SKILLS: Bluff (+3), Climb (+4), Concentration 20 (+27), Diplomacy (+3), Disguise 16 (+19), Escape Artist (+2), Gather Info (+3), Handle Animal (+3), Intimidate 8 (+11), Arcane Lore 20 (+25), History 16 (+21), Theology and Philosophy 20 (+25), Notice (+7), Search (+5), Sense Motive (+7), Sleight of Hand 8 (+10), Stealth (+2), Survival (+7), Swim (+4)

FEATS: Fearless, Fearsome Presence (2), Ritualist

POWERS: *Immortality [1], *Immunity (Life Support) [9], *Super-Senses (Danger Sense, Mystic Awareness) [2], *Protection (Impervious extra) [13], *Growth [4], *Magic [19], Mystic Blast [19], Summon Minion (Zombies) [19], Mind Control (Area, Effortless) [9], Morph (any humanoid shape) [1], Nullify (All effects) [6], Teleport (Accurate) [6], Petrification (Continuous) [4], Death Touch [19], Insubstantial [3]

COMBAT: Attack 11 [Unarmed +8 (Bruise), Mystic Blast 19 ()] Defense 17 (13 flat-footed) Init 2

SAVES: Toughness 19 (19 flat-footed) Fortitude 6 Reflex 2 Will 10

Abilities 50 + Skills 27 (108 ranks) + Feats 4 + Powers 101 + Combat 40 + Saves 3 – Drawbacks 0 = 225 / 225

Real Name: Anubis
Age: Unknown
Height: Variable (usually around 6’)
Weight: Variable (usually around 190 lbs)
Hair: Variable (usually brown)
Eyes: Variable (usually black)
Nationality: Egyptian Pantheon
Ethnicity: Egyptian God

The stories behind Anubis are wide, varied, and commonly contradictory. The former lord of the Underworld prefers things this way. Too often have mortals attempted to best him only to have their false knowledge lead to their downfall. What is known is that Anubis is one of the few ancient Egyptian gods still active in the mortal world today, and he is one of the greatest threats to mankind.

No one truly knows when it was that Anubis turned on mankind. There was a time when he graciously ushered in those that died into the Underworld after being judged worthy of the honor. At least it appeared so at least. When the god, Seth, slew his brother, Osiris, the “dead” god took over the rule of the Underworld and Anubis became the watcher of the gate alongside the voracious Ammit. This is where many guess that Anubis first started to walk the path of darkness, for it seems that he was not content to be the gatekeeper for mighty Osiris.

Anubis hatched a plan that would sow discord in the land of the living and keep souls from every reaching Osiris’ kingdom. He tempted and lured in worshipers strong in the magical arts to him. He taught them forbidden rituals and spells that would bind souls to the mortal plane, keeping them from the Underworld. To the greatest of his worshipers, a necromancer of great power named, Amon, he gave even greater power and promised more if he could topple the kingdom of the Pharaohs and plunge all of Egypt into darkness.

Amon’s campaign against the Pharaoh, Djoser nearly succeeded. The armies of the dead were perched upon the very edge of victory, but were defeated in the 11th hour by Djoser’s high priest, Imhotep. Amon was hunted and buried alive, and the gods banished Anubis from their realms to wander among mortals forever.

For many years, Anubis wandered the Earth, bereft of power save for his godborn immortality. In time, however, he regained some of his former power by learning various mystic arts from humans, vowing to gain enough power to topple the other gods and make himself the one true God. However, by the time that he had gained enough power to make him feel confident enough to take on the other gods, they had withdrawn from the mortal world to their places beyond the reach of any who they did not wish to be among them. Angered by his inability to strike back at his brethren, Anubis turned his malice on mankind.

Anubis has worked with some of the most terrible villains and organizations on Earth. He gave knowledge to Rasputin in his quest for power and immortality, a quest that nearly doomed Russia. He was instrumental to the Nazi plans to discover ancient artifacts of power during WWII. He has also instructed Zelashin, the Dark Druid, in his horrific practices. He has become the dark shadow behind many of the most infamous and evil beings in human history, and he will not rest until he has plunged the world into darkness.

Anubis has met defeat many times however. Heroes have foiled and thwarted every scheme he has put into motion. He sees the various super-heroes of the world as the only true threat to his goals of domination. Although, his old puppet, Amon is now active in the world again, and carries hatred for Anubis as well for letting him rot in a tomb for thousands of years. Although the two share common goals, Anubis knows that Amon’s hatred for him is too great to make him an ally once again. Plus, Amon’s own power rivals that of the dark god’s. It seems that the reemergence of his former pupil has changed some of Anubis’ plans. Even though he thinks that he’ll have to deal with the undead mage soon enough, there may yet be a way to twist him into to furthering his own plans…

Anubis’ natural form is that of a jackal-headed human. However, he commonly transforms himself to blend in with whatever society he happens to be traveling through. He has established numerous aliases and various businesses, making him one of the most-wealthy beings on the planet. His magical prowess is considerable. In battle, he’ll revert to his natural form and grow in size to intimidate and induce fear.

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