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Hero Datafile: Havok

Havok is not just Cyclops’ brother. He is a much cooler version of the iconic X-men longtime leader! When I first got into X-men comics, Havok was a current member and he became one of my favorite 616 characters. So you can image how excited I am to deliver this datafile.

I think that Havok has three very defining characteristics that define him:

  • The on/off rivalry with his brother(s)
  • The struggle to control his destructive power
  • His relationship with Magneto’s daughter Polaris
Of those three, the frist two I managed to translate into the datafile. I didn’t tackle his romance with Lorna, but it certainly would make a great milestone path, so I left it out to the creative minds of our readers.
Enjoy! Excelsior!


12 comments on “Hero Datafile: Havok

  1. Shawn Schmitting
    July 12, 2012


  2. Shawn Schmitting
    July 13, 2012

    I like how you included Power Cancelation as an SFX. I remember we had that conversation way back on X-Factor Milestones about that. Reminds me of the X-Men Cartoon when the X-Men threw down with X-Factor. Cyclops and Havok are just going all out on each other with nothing happening and how fustrated they got.

    • talon378
      July 13, 2012

      I like it but I don’t agree that it should cost a PP. The ability is not based on anything in the plot, it is built in and always active. I love the trade of physical damage for emotional damage from it though………

      • felipenerdcore
        July 20, 2012

        I totaly see your point about it not costing a PP. But, my idea was to emulate the frist time Havok activated this SFX, probably he even didn’t know he had it, but if it was running on a table, that kind of twist and rule bending would still cost PP’s. Feel free to remove it. Maybe, i change it on this one and release a “B” version.

      • talon378
        July 20, 2012

        Well, the model for SFX is you spend something to get something in the book. I love the fact that you have the emotional die step up when he is attacked by Cyclops, so that would satisfy the whole spend something (emotional stress) to get something (immunity to Cyclops blast).

  3. Kacey Close
    July 20, 2012

    I really like how you handled the collateral damage he can deal when his power gets out of hand. The combination of Raw Power and Friendly Fire is a great mechanic.

    I don’t, however, feel like Power Cancellation merits being an SFX. I think it should be handled more like Carnage’s immunity to Spiderman’s super senses. At most, it’s an aside that can be dealt with rationally by the players rather than being a mechanical effect. And I agree with talon378 that it definitely should not cost a PP.

    Oh, and lastly, Alex is not immune to Vulcan’s power. He can resist it because he is resistant to all forms of energy, but it’s not a straight cancellation as it is with Scott.

    I’m definitely going to steal some of the things you did here and update mine (, for sure.

    • felipenerdcore
      July 20, 2012

      Very nice version of Havok! Love the template!.

      I wil take note of your suggestions, and try to mix it into a alternate version of havok!

      • Kacey Close
        July 20, 2012

        It’s only fair since I’ve already stolen the Friendly Fire sfx. I’m working it in right now and should be updating mine by the end of the day. 😉

  4. felipenerdcore
    July 21, 2012

    Kacey, let me know when its done!

    • Kacey Close
      July 21, 2012

      Oh, he’s all updated!

      • felipenerdcore
        July 21, 2012

        Great job! Congrats on the template too, it is awsome!.

  5. Kacey Close
    July 21, 2012

    Thanks, I’m trying to get to a point where I can make it a form-fillable template. I keep getting requests, but I’m pretty sure it’s outside of my realm of ability to do so.

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