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Hero Datafile: Ms. Lion

Today we bring you Ms. Lion, Marvel’s first cross-dressing dog. We took a slightly different angle on Ms. Lion than you might expect. The problem with this pooch is that he doesn’t actually have any powers, yet he has the heart of a true hero. The solution was simple.

In times of great need, a mysterious force appears, selects a host, and imparts the abilities of Captain Universe upon them. In this case, the Uni-Power realizes that Earth faces its greatest threat as heroes fight each other instead of joining together against evil. The Pet Avengers seem to be the only group with the clarity to put an end to the conflict. Among them, one stands out as the most loyal, even if loyalty comes with a hefty dose of slobber.

You can find Ms. Lion on the Marvel Wiki here.

You can find Captain Universe on the Marvel Wiki here.

**An Additional Note**

We had planned to release Captain Universe as a separate Item Power Set. We still may, but for now, there is an option. If you’d like to use the Uni-Power for your own hero, you can just lift the power set from Ms. Lion and lay it your hero. If your hero doesn’t already have the Cosmic specialty, you can add it at Expert level (d8).

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9 comments on “Hero Datafile: Ms. Lion

  1. Doom, PhD
    June 8, 2012

    All I can say is . . . Aww, look at the cute puppy! Seriously, keep up the good work!

    • icuseamus
      June 8, 2012

      Thanks! Wait until you see what we have next!

  2. Shane Bradley
    June 8, 2012

    Nicely and interestingly done but I think I’ll stick with iron man and sentry

    • Andrew Gatlin
      June 8, 2012

      Awww c’mon, live a little! 😉

      Obviously this Mini-Event won’t be for everyone.

      • Shane Bradley
        August 28, 2012

        I might not have a choice lol

    • icuseamus
      June 8, 2012

      Well, hopefully you’ll see something here you an use. Captain Universe, for example. 🙂

  3. Horace
    June 10, 2012

    Sentry? Mwa ha ha ha ha! Give me Ms. Lion (sans Captain Universe) any day.

    Seriously, though, this highlights one of the biggest problems with the game: inclusion of heroes without superpowers or special weapons. It seems too combat-focused. I think it would be very hard to run a Batman mystery story.

  4. icuseamus
    June 10, 2012

    Actually, the game is not terribly combat focused. That’s only a third of the kinds of conflict that happen in the game. You can also have intellectual and emotional conflicts that don’t really involve whether or not a character can lift a sedan.

    It would actually be very easy to do a Batman detective story. There would be scenes where you had to shake down an informant (intellectual or emotional conflict), where the informant spills all the information after getting stressed out. There would be combats, mainly because there are extremely few comic book stories (Batman included) where there isn’t some kind of brawl. Transition Scenes would be Batman trying to find informants (roll Crime Specialty against the Doom Pool) and get some piece of information that he can use against them (resource).

    I’ve said elsewhere that non-powered characters do have advantages when the scene is not a combat. The example I came up with was some weird scenario where Aunt May was in an apple pie bake-off against the heroes. As a Watcher, I’d have to invent a new Specialty (Cooking), and give Aunt May Master level. She’d have a Solo Affiliation of D6 (because she’s probably at her best when she has someone assisting her, like when she was married to Uncle Ben) and the Distinction “No one beats Aunt May’s apple pie.” So her dice pool is d6+d8+d10 against whatever the players can muster. The point is she doesn’t need super powers to be on a competitive level with the heroes. The heroes also don’t need to always be blowing things up in order to tell an effective story with this game.

    If you just broaden your focus a bit, you’ll see how the mechanics support a great deal without being too cumbersome.

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