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Ultiman

Origin: Birthright
Real Name: Bernhard Albrecht
First Appearance: Eidolons! Comics #1 [Sigil Publications January 2012]

ABILITIES
Prowess 6
Coordination 6
Strength 6
Intellect 6
Awareness 6
Willpower 6

Stamina 12
Determination * - Villain

SPECIALTIES
Acrobatics Expert
Athletics Expert
Martial Arts Expert
Weapons (Guns) Expert

POWERS
Blast Device ["Pistol", Shooting] 4
Fast Attack 1
Regeneration 4
Resistance [Afflictions] 7

QUALITIES
  • Connections: Ultima Thule, Nazi minions
  • Motivation: Dystopian/Prejudice ("the world under the Aryan's reign")
CHALLENGES
  • Enemy: Interpol, The One, Paragon, Nemesis
  • Personal: Extremely prejudicial against non-Aryans; Aryan supremacist
  • Personal: Proud of his Mensur scar
  • Personal: Superiority complex
Points: 60 (amazing!)

ORIGIN STORY
The ancient Scandinavians had a legend of an “island at the edge of the world” called Ultima Thule. By the end of the World War II, some Nazi scientists and scholars decided to flee the crumbling Germany to found a city where the ancient texts had said the Aryan culture first thrived. High above the Arctic Circle, hidden deep beneath the polar icecap, lies the fabulous city of Ultima Thule. 

Continuing their studies of eugenics, these scientists “improved” the characteristics of their gene-pool, achieving what they deem the perfect “human being”: tall, blond, blue-eyed, athletically perfect and possessing some regenerative abilities and an extremely long life. Cloning studies being all the rage among the Ultiman scientists, most of the population of Ultima Thule is - presently - very much stagnant. Most everybody looks the same. When babies are born "malformed" (under the exclusive parameters of Ultima Thule) they are killed outright. Lately, the Ultimans have considered a return to the outside world. But because of their shady past, most of them were afraid of repercussions. Most, but not everyone.

An individual, named Bernhard Albrecht, took the sobriquet of Ultiman, and began his journey through the world after scientists and scholars who could find a cure to Ultima Thule’s dwindling population. Meanwhile, if he could make the world bow to his supremacy, it would be a bonus for him (perhaps, earning the utmost respect from his people). Possessing his forefathers extremely biased worldview (he treats everyone else as inferior, and non-Aryans mostly so) and means to force the world to bend to his distorted Aryan supremacy, Ultiman is a high-level threat.

(Mixing assorted influences from Fawcett's Captain Nazi to Mutants & Masterminds' Superior, Ultiman is how I envision a Nazi-themed villain. A touchy subject to many, and deserving to be so, I decided to make him a bit delusional character, but without being deranged. He's cunning and dangerous, often planning one-step ahead of his enemies. Please notice that although he wears a cape, it does not hinder him in combat, as he devised several attack and defense movements to capitalize on it. Character revised according to rules presented in ICONS Great Power book).

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