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Watchers: Sample of Original Members

Seventeen heroes formed the Watchers after defeating Overlord. Many of those founders failed to become active members, for a variety of reasons. During the coming years several dozen SPBs would join and leave the ranks of the Watchers. Below is a sample of the founding members that quickly became active, the stats presented are from the height of the Watchers power (or at the character's death):

Character stats assembled using Heroes Unlimited Second Edition™


BulletProof

Superpower Category: Experiment: Super Soldier

Super Abilities: Physical Transformation; Attempted Invulnerability; Increase Agility; Healing Factor

Status: Deceased


Centurion

Superpower Category: Enchanted Weapon
Super Abilities: Alter Physical Structure: Stone
Weapon Abilities: Superhuman PS; Damage Bonus (+6); Mystic Shield; Nightvision

Status: Retired

IQ:
ME:
MA:
PS:
PP:
PE:
PB:
Spd:
16
18
12
21
14
14
12
21
Real Name: Julian Capetti
Occupation: Watcher
Allignment: Scrupulous
Education: Post-Graduate Degree
Experience Level:
6
Hit Points: 35             SDC: 55
Age: 38 yrs                 Height: 6'0'
Gender: Male             Weight: 185 lbs
When Transformed:
PS:
PB:
46
18
SDC: 105
Height: 6'2"                    Weight: 225 lbs
When in Stone Form:
PS:
Spd:
65
10
SDC: 705                    Natural AR: 15
Weight: 495 lbs
Centurion

Enchanted Weapon: Bronze Longsword (one handed): 5D6+6 damage; The mystic shield produced by the sword is a large cylindrically curved bronze plate, about 5 feet tall.
Appearance: A tall man with an athletic build, until transforming into Centurion. In transformation he is a taller, broader version of his usual self dressed in crimson robes with shining bronze belt, forearm and shin guards, scabbard, and crested helmet. He appears to be in his late twenties or early thirties. In his stone form Centurion is a living statue, carved from pure white marble.

Description:
Julian Capetti is an archaeologist by training. Mythology, especially Greek and Roman, has always held his interest. His interest in ancient warfare was enhanced during a brief military service. Julian went so far as to learn to fight with swords, spears, and shields. While excavating a hill in Italy Julian came across an ancient sword. As he was cleaning his new find the hillside began to collapse; Julian instinctively clutched the sword to his chest. Time seemed to stop, as he felt power flow into his body through the sword. He realized that he could protect himself by transforming his body with the newfound power. As he did so, time raced ahead to its normal pace, and he was covered in the landslide. After several minutes he freed himself and the sword from the rubble of the encampment. While he was pulling his colleagues to safety he realized that he was wearing brilliant crimson robes. Days later, as he was about to walk into battle for the first time, he realized that he could manifest shining bronze armor as well. Capetti's story became a sensation, and he became a public figure. Not knowing what to do with his power he worked with the Italian government and military as a PR representative, in exchange for his permanent ownership of the sword. He was sent to China to stop Overlord and represent his country alongside the other international heroes of the day. In the span of 16 months Capetti had become Centurion, and when the Watchers formed, he joined them.

Defender

Superpower Category: Mega-Hero; Physical Training

Mega-Hero Abilities: Normal Powers; Immortal; Must physically transform (bulging muscles, metallic blue/black skin)
Physical Training Style: Strength & Endurance; Aggressive and Deadly

Status: Deceased

IQ:
ME:
MA:
PS:
PP:
PE:
PB:
Spd:
12
20
15
50
17
25
20
32
Real Name: Karl
Occupation: Watcher
Allignment: Principled
Education: Trade School
Experience Level:
10
Hit Points: 75                 SDC: 250
Age: 52 yrs                 Height: 6'6"
Gender: Male                  Weight: 285 lbs
When Not Transformed:
Reduce SDC by 33%; Height by 4", Weight by 50 lbs
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Hand to Hand Combat: Special

Attacks per Melee: 8
Strike: +4
Damage: +35
Disarm: +4
Critical: 18-20; Body Flip
Initiative: +4
Parry: +6
Roll: +7
Knockout/Stun: 17-20
Dodge: +2
Pull: +6
Auto Body Flip: +2
Death Blow: 18-20
History:
Karl led an unusual life. He grew up in a remote home in western Germany. Never knowing who his parents were or what his last name was, he was raised by a group of old men that insisted on training him to be a fierce fighter. They taught him the basic skills, but gave him much freedom in the execution of what he learned. Through his teen years he questioned his place in the world, and the education these men had given him. Karl spent days alone in the forests, contemplating his future and coming to the decision that he must leave his home.
 
One day, when he was 16 years old, he felt that something was wrong in the forest around him. He was attacked by a pack of wild dogs, but using his skills and strength he beat them back. Surprised that it hadn't occurred to him earlier, Karl realized that the powerful dogs' fur wasn't black, so much as a very dark blue. The dogs had bright metallic teeth and claws; they were obviously no ordinary animals. The dogs began to overpower him, and he was about to run when he felt an odd sensation. Looking down, he saw that his own skin was like the dogs': a metallic blue/black. The wounds inflicted by the dogs healed before his eyes, and he felt his already impressive physique bulging with new power.
 
With this realization the dogs inexplicably ceased their attack, and as they retreated he had a strange feeling that the animals were familiar to him. He returned to his home, to find it abandoned. The old men had taken their belongings leaving him no explanation. Karl gathered what provisions were remaining and set off into the world.
 
Eventually Karl joined the growing numbers of superpowered heroes. His physical training, combined with incredible regenerative power, quickly placed him among the most powerful heroes in the world. When the Overlord began his conquest, Karl responded to the international plea for help. After the battle Karl joined the Watchers as Defender. He fought bravely as a leader of the Watchers, relying heavily on his super healing abilities. In 1984, during a battle with a super-criminal bent on world domination, he took extensive injuries. In an act of self sacrifice he grabbed the villain and pulled him into a heavily irradiated chamber, just as the villain was releasing his grand plan. The villain was burnt to ash, but Defender survived long enough to pull himself out of the chamber to freedom. The radiation damage was severe and penetrating, and he died.
 
After bringing him back to their headquarters and examining the body, the Watchers found that it was not decomposing; in fact there were very small signs of life in some cells. They kept his body in a secure area, where it stayed for over 10 years. When the Watchers disbanded Master Wei kept watch over the body at his mountain home, hoping that his friend would one day live again.

Floating Dragon

Yun Wei was born near the beginning of the 18th century. He was a gifted martial artist, and used his powers for the good of the people. Wei walked the lands with his brothers and companions, fighting evil warriors and sorcerers. After a long career, having lost the last of his brothers in combat, Master Wei retired to a monastery to live out his remaining days. He spent nearly forty years there teaching younger men the martial arts he had long since mastered. Approaching the age of 90, he fell into years of deep contemplation. Master Wei knew that his life had been lived well, that he had accomplished more than most men could hope, and approached oblivion without fear or regret.

As Master Wei felt his final days setting in, he was visited at the isolated monastery by a peculiar man. They spoke for only minutes, but in those minutes the old master found great amusement. Days later the man returned, and again the old master was charmed. This peculiar man moved and spoke like a child, but possessed the wisdom of years far greater than his appearance. Several days after this second visit, Master Wei lay on his deathbed. The peculiar man approached him again. The man spoke to Wei of distant lands and visions of the future. After hours of talk, the man revealed his true nature to Master Wei; the peculiar man was a god. The man offered Wei a choice: To finish this day as his last, and send an enlightened soul to its next life, or to purchase a gift of longevity. The price of the gift was service, not to the god but to the land and people. This gift was offered to Master Wei because he was special, a man capable of accepting great power without great chance of corruption. In essence, the peculiar man offered Master Wei the power of a demigod.

Master Wei contemplated this offer. With his final breaths remaining, Wei realized that while he didn't fear death, he didn't crave it. There was no reason for him to die, and the godhood offered his spirit an oppurtunity for great enlightenment. He accepted the gift of the unnamed god.

As the old man felt his life expire it was replaced by something new. He felt youth and strength return to his body. He stood up from his deathbed, and praised the god for the gift he had been given. The god declined the praise of the newborn Master Wei, and showed him the full implications of the gift. Master Wei looked down at his body, and realized that it wasn't his only form. With a thought, Wei took the form of a dragon. As his body lengthened, he realized that he had six legs, powerful jaws, and a long tail. His golden scales reflected the glare of the dim candle lighting the small room. As he noticed the red crest traveling along his body he realized that he was floating in the air. With a laugh, he floated through the door into the courtyard of the monastery. When he reached the open space Wei felt his body instinctively growing. Over ninety feet long, Master Wei let out a triumphant roar. As the monks cowered in fear the peculiar man bitterly smiled, and disappeared. Master Wei realized that the power he had accepted was great, but that few mortal men would be comfortable with his glorious new form. With a great deal of reluctance, he took on his human body. His youthful appearance was familiar to only the oldest of the monks, who recognized him. Master Wei told his story, and the monks eventually accepted him. He had the mind and spirit of their ancient master, despite his new form.

During the next century, Master Wei travelled the land, occasionally returning to his home at the monastery where he was welcomed and honored as a demigod. Wei protected the weak from those with powers like his, as well as from normal men. Occasionally he encountered beings like himself, but most either lacked his longevity or were at the end of their lifespan; the days of mysticism were waning. After decades of his quiet adventuring, the supernatural foes he had long fought became rare, and he more often returned to his home. Around the year 1900, he found no appropriate outlet for his power, and returned permanently.

In 1934 Wei heard tales of beings with power akin to his in far-off lands. He travelled there briefly and, seeing that they needed little help from him, returned home. During the coming wars Wei protected his homeland as he could, openly encountering only a few "super heroes." In 1972 Wei learned of a new superpowered being with plans for conquest of his homeland, and rushed to combat him. As he arrived, he met several other heroes, from distant lands, who had already responded to the danger posed by this super villain. The heroes fought bravely against the villain's minions, but the villain himself struck down several of the heroes. Master Wei revealed his dragon form, and used his powers to decimate the villain and his followers. The heroes present that day, having lost a number of their own, saw the need to band together. They asked Master Wei to join them in forming a group of heroes willing to travel the world and fight against those who would use power to abuse the weak and ravage the land. Sensing great possibilities, Master Yun Wei joined the heroes and fought bravely at their side. The Watchers were born....

In the present day, the original Watchers have largely been replaced by younger heroes. Some of the originals have retired, but many have died. Master Wei spends much of his time training young heroes in the martial arts, hoping to prepare at least a few of the heroes of this new generation. He takes to the field on occasion, but is content saving his power for only the greatest of foes.

Super Power Category: Ancient Master (equivalent); Mystically Bestowed Power
Equivalent of Extraordinary ME, PS; Special Abilities of Ancient Master

Mega-Hero Abilities: Normal Powers, plus Longevity; Must physically transform to use Super Abilities
Super Abilities:
Growth; Flight: Wingless; Multiple Limbs (arms)

Blue numbers are in human form, Green numbers are in dragon form, Red numbers are at Maximum Size

IQ:
ME:
MA:
PS:
PP:
PE:
PB:
Spd:
10
26
20
28
20
20
12
15
Real Name: Yun Wei
Occupation: Watcher
Allignment: Scrupulous
Education: Lifelong Martial Arts Training
Experience Level:
14
Hit Points: 90                 SDC: 175
Age: ~300 yrs                 Height: 5'8
Gender: Male                  Weight: 135 lbs
In Dragon Form:
MA:
PS:
PP:
PE:
Spd:
28
35
24
24
75
Exp. Level of Powers: 10 (equivalent)
Horror Factor: 9
SDC:
325       Natural AR: 12
Length: 12' (with tail)
Weight: 245 lbs
At Maximum Size due to Growth:
PS:
Spd:
83
150
Horror Factor: 17
SDC:
1765      Natural AR: 12
Length:
90' (with tail)
Weight: 12,445 lbs
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Hand to Hand Combat: Martial Arts Master

Attacks per Melee: 8 / 10
Strike: +11 / +15 / +17
Damage: +23 / +30 / +78
Disarm: +8
Initiative: +10 / +12
Parry: +11 / +16 / +18
Roll: +7
Dodge (Auto): +11(+10) / +17(+10) / +13(+6)
Pull: +11 / +13
Auto Body Flip: +7

Bonuses:

Coma/Death: +35% / +43%
Poison: +3 / +5
Mind Altering Drugs: +9
Insanity: +9
Trust/Intimidate: 60% / 94%
Magic: +3 / +5
Magic Illusions: +4 / +6
Horror Factor: +15 / +25
Psionics (needs 12): +5
Mind Control: +2
Possession: +13 / +17

Mr. Tomorrow

Super Power Category: Mutant Human (ala Transdimensional TMNT)

Super Abilities: All TransD TMNT Extraordinary Attributes, "Animal Psionics/Abilities" Techno-Mind, Telepathic Transmission, Telepathy, Mechanical Manipulation

Mega-Hero Abilities (developed gradually) : Normal Powers, plus Superior Physical Specimen; Vulnerable to Radiation (negates powers)

Blue Values are original power set, Green Values are in Mega form (Exp level 6) Red Values are post-Bionic

Status: Deceased

IQ:
ME:
MA:
PS:
PP:
PE:
PB:
Spd:
20
20
20
20
17
20
20
26
Real Name: Cameron Jens
Occupation: Watcher
Allignment: Scrupulous
Education: Docorate
Experience Level:
2
Hit Points: 25                 SDC: 75
Age: 25 yrs                       Height: 6'0"
Gender: Male                  Weight: 185 lbs
Mega Hero:
IQ:
ME:
MA:
PS:
PP:
PE:
PB:
Spd:
26
24
25
25
22
24
25
30
Exp. Level: 6 (powers at 9)
Hit Points: 40               SDC: 75
Age: 34
Height: 6'4" Weight: 215 lbs
Bionic:
IQ:
PS:
PP:
Spd:
36
45
28
80
Exp. Level: 7 (powers at 10)
Allignment: Miscreant
Hit Points: 45               SDC: 270
Age: 35
Height: 6'8" Weight: 385 lbs

Bionic Enhancements (as of Exp Level 7):
Bionic Chest, Skull, Utility Arms, Reinforced Exoskeleton (full)
Forearm Ion Blaster (5D6), Forearm Greande Launcher (1D4x10)
Electrical Discharge (3-5D6) Robotic Jump Jets
Radiation Shielding, Psionic Dampeners, Bionic Lungs w/ Filters & Ind O2 supply
Amplified Hearing, Ear Mike/Radio, Sound Filtration, Macro Eye w/ Macro Laser
Eye Camera, Nightsight, Targetting Sight, Telescopic, Thermo Vision
Internal Computer, Compass, BioMed Computer, Radiation Detector

Skill Programs:
Medical Doctor; Science; Electrical; Language

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For some reason, Cameron never knew exactly why, temporal energies slowly accumulated around him. Through childhood and later, during his tragically cut-off adult life, his physical and mental attributes were continuously evolving. He had no control over the directions his evolution took, but was continually amazed at the lengths to which the human body could develop.

In 1982 the Watchers battled AX-3, a robotic intelligence who had created an army of militant techno-minions; Cameron was captured. The intelligence experimented on him with bionic implants, hoping to convert Mr. Tomorrow into a loyal servant. Some part of the experimental bionics acted as a beacon to the temporal energies that developed Cameron's powers, and AX-3 began to lose control of the experiment. Cameron, over the course of several weeks, was corrupted by the temporally advanced bionics and went insane. He managed to reverse the control AX-3 was exerting, and took over the robot's army. Using the advanced techniques AX-3 had developed, he grafted cybernetic weapons, sensors, and armor to his body, and took up the robot's standard. The Watcher's were horrified when they finally located and penetrated AX-3's base, finding their enemy overthrown and their teammate, now calling himself simply "Tomorrow," in control of the cyber-enhanced army.

During the ensuing battle Tomorrow was severely injured, and his army was contained. In his injured state the bionics continued to develop under the influences of the   temporal energies. After several days of imprisonment the cybernetics completely suppressed the remaining biological components of his body; Cameron Jens died.

The Watchers didn't realize that the temporal energies continued to gather and develop the cybernetics (which were buried with Cameron's remains). After 16 months of growth, the robotic body clawed it's way to the surface, and began to take control over the temporarily abandoned base where he had been buried. The Watchers came back to their home, only to find it under the control of the robotic remains of their former teammate. Suffice to say, after a difficult battle they succeeded in removing the robot from their systems, destroyed the remains, and went on to fight the next battle. The horror of the death and "rebirth" of Cameron Jens was a contributing factor to the retirement of several founding members in 1985.


Scream

Super Power Category: Mutant

Super Abilities: Body Weapons; Winged Flight; more.....

Status: Retired


Titan

Super Power Category: Mutant

Super Abilites: Bio-Armor; Superhuman PS; Extraordinary PE, PP

Status: Retired