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  • Name That Archetype!

    With the release of the 3rd edition Hero High's PDF on the GR shop, I think it's time to revive what was once a fun thread from the old board

    rules are simple: crack open one of the main books, go to the hero/villain archetype section, and come up with a quick name and backstory based on the picture used

    the list thus far
    Hero's handbook
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    Battlesuit
    Construct
    Crime Fighter
    Energy Controller
    Gadgeteer
    Martial Artist
    Mimic
    Mystic
    Paragon
    Powerhouse
    Psychic
    Shapeshifter
    Speedster
    Warrior
    Weapon Master

    Game Master's Guide
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    Assassin
    Brute
    Crime Lord
    Elder Evil
    Elemental
    Imp
    Jumped-Up Nobody
    Mad Scientist
    Martial Artist
    Master of Disguise
    Mastermind
    Mimic
    Overlord
    Psycho
    Puppeteer
    Robot
    Savage
    Sorcerer
    Vampire

    Supernatural Handbook
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    Cursed Adventurer
    Ex-Cape
    Infected Hero
    Massacre Survivor
    Monster Hunter
    New Temple Guardian
    Noble Monster
    Dark Emmissary
    Inhuman Juggernaut
    Flesh Sculptor
    Infected
    MR. CLOWN!
    Supernatural Slasher
    Trophy Hunter
    WTF!

    Cosmic Handbook
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    Cosmic Corsair
    Cosmic Critter
    Galactic Peace Officer
    Ray-Gun hero
    Space Demigod
    Space Knight
    Space Soldier
    Star hero
    Strange Visitor
    Alien Supermind
    Avatar of Destruction
    Imperial Champion
    Space Dragon
    The Devourer
    Galactic Tough Guy
    Renegade Space Cop
    Star hunter
    Time Master

    Hero High
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    Alien Exile
    Alien Hybrid
    Child of Darkness
    Construct
    Envoy
    Future Paragon
    The Heir
    Loose Cannon
    Protégé
    The Young Mage & The Mystic Ally
    Tech-Head
    The Vessel

  • #2
    Re: Name That Archetype!

    Originally posted by Kreuzritter View Post
    Crime Fighter
    Wraith.

    If you're using Freedom City he was a former protege of Raven. (And depending on how you want to use him, this could be either Callie or Duncan, the latter if you want to make him an Iron Age character.)
    Originally posted by Kreuzritter View Post
    Paragon
    Omni-man.
    Originally posted by Kreuzritter View Post
    Cosmic Critter
    Sonic.
    Originally posted by Kreuzritter View Post
    Space Knight
    Space Samurai.

    Comes complete with action figure and 80s cartoon intro.
    Last edited by SilvercatMoonpaw; 07-13-2016, 08:17 AM.

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    • #3
      Re: Name That Archetype!

      Future Paragon (HHR)- Lion Eyes (You know, because it's a homonym for lionize, and he's got a lion logo)
      The Young Mage & Mystic Ally (HHR)- Cantrip and... Frank.
      The Vessel (HHR)- Akateko

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      • #4
        Re: Name That Archetype!

        Brute (GMG)- Po Xu; a Chinese demon from one of the realms of the Yama Kings, summoned to Earth by a sorcerer that he double crossed so he could stay and pass judgment on humans.

        Loose Cannon (HH)- Blackfire; a mutant whose powers manifested while he drunk father was beating him. Deciding that nobody would ever believe him, he's turned to crime to support himself.

        Protégé (HH) - Corvidae; the recently debuted partner of the Rook, who was a former low-level member of one of Emerald City's street gangs that the hero busted but saw potential in.

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        • #5
          Re: Name That Archetype!

          Originally posted by King Snarf View Post
          Future Paragon (HHR)- Lion Eyes (You know, because it's a homonym for lionize, and he's got a lion logo)
          I was thinking Young Lion for him, but Nemean would also work well.

          --JonL

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          • #6
            Re: Name That Archetype!

            The Widow (Assassin): The Golden Age sourcebook mentioned a supervillain (of Kilroy, the Patriot, and AEGIS) known as the Widow. I see the archetype picture as being a modern successor, a mysterious terrorist for hire.

            (The) Big Shot (Crime Lord): An up-and-coming executive at a major corporation, his career went to hell when he was almost put away for insider trading. He dodged prison time and clawed his way back to success while making powerful underworld connections. He more uses crime to support/protect his "legitimate" career, as opposed to it being a cover for a kingpin.

            Alexander the Great (Overlord): "When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer," so his trusted mystics derived a portal to the future where he might conquer the world anew. He acts as a sort of reverse Kang the Conqueror, sending his legions to the present day from the past, equipped with magical and mythic items and weapons. Alexander himself is still fated to die in 323 BC, however, and even if he tries to flee through the portal to the future, he must be sent back for history to take its course.

            Poacher (Trophy Hunter): They're the alien equivalent of a Great White Hunter, coming to Earth and choosing to use "primitive" weapons to hunt our greatest prey - superheroes. When not on "safari," they live a life of intergalactic luxury. This means two things - if defeated, they'll stop "playing" and be completely willing to resort to the much more dangerous technology they have access to in order to escape, and that if they are imprisoned/go missing for a length of time, powerful players in space will come to retrieve them.

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            • #7
              Re: Name That Archetype!

              Renegade Space Cop: Dextro! to the people of earth, he's a stalwart hero, even a member of the big league hero team. but away from earth, and the eyes of his superiors, Dextro's not so much a renegade as incredibly dirty, pretty much Denzel Washington's character from training day, just packing a cosmic force-badge as he stays complicit in illicit dealings. only newly arrived alien PC knows the truth

              Imperial Champion: Aviruk the Dominator watched helplessly as her people's empire sank into decadence, before it collapsed in civil wars and strife. planet by planet, she has been re-uniting the empire with strongarm tactics, and Earth's defenders make it an elusive yet enticing potential addition

              Avatar of Destruction: Kali-Matrix, Goddess of Doom.

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