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The master of disguise known only as Mac, Don McKenzie was actualy born with a very memorable face, though I don't know if you could say he was really "blessed" in that regard. Specifically, he was born without a nose, eyebrows, lips, ears, hair, or other discrenable facial features. Growing up, he experimented with various wigs and prostheses, coming up with a rather good collection of realistic-looking facial features that attach to his face using spirit gum. This didn't stop him from getting teased far more than others, though, and he grew up with a very dim view of most of the world (he's clinically borderline sociopathic).

 

As an adult, he has expanded his collection of disguise elements to a remarkable degree, as well as learning how to act differently and even how to mimic others with great accuracy. Mac frequently works as the Vultures' inside man, kidnapping someone and taking his identity for whatever job they are doing.

 

Let's go for a location-specific villain team.

 

Team Name: Millennium Bugs

Members: 5

These high-tech thieves for-hire work almost exclusively in Millennium City, sometimes getting hired to steal prototypes and perform corporate espionage, but their true specialty is conducting industrial sabotage. If you want to use an insect or arachnid theme as well, feel free.

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"They call me Doctor Worm! I'm interested in things!"

 

The not-so good Doctor's specialty is computer viruses and malware (he has a side venture hiring himself out to gold-farming spam sites for various MMORPGs and hacking legitimate game sites to add his malicious code). He loves cracking into businesses that claim their computer security is impregnable and driving them to their metaphorical knees. He really loves screwing over power-suited/"techy" heroes with his malignant works. By his moniker, he's also a rabid They Might Be Giants fan.

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Mantis Kung fu martial artist in the mantis style. He was paralyzed by a freak accident. One of the millenium bugs (to be determined*) offered him the ability to walk again, if he would join them. (*I'll let some of the following creators decide which, or I might after we are done).

 

He was fitted with cybernetic nerve implants to help give him the ability to walk and more. (enhanced speed/strength to go along with his still impressive martial art know how). Although failsafes were implemented into the implants should he stray, it is unlikely as he feels he owes them, regardless of what they may be.

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Nat (or Gnat) likes to call himself the "Face" without a face. Ordinary and forgettable to the point of near-invisibility, Nat has been able to social engineer his way into some of the most secure companies and facilities on the planet. It's not just that no one seems to take him as a threat, it's that no one seems to take him as worth looking at too closely. Captured many times by CCTV cameras, the photos distributed to security forces everywhere seem to end up in the circular file with nobody really able to call up a mental image of the man they were told to look out for.

 

It's not that Nat always succeeds, mind you. He's failed many a time. It's just that he can fail and fail and fail and fail at getting into the same location and no one seems the wiser. Quite capable of defeating most locks (mechanical and electronic), Nat never shies away from a little B and E when just the E is beyond him. Though Nat sometimes takes things out of buildings, he much prefers to put things in. Computer programs, bugs, monitoring devices, bombs...

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Clockwork Swarm is Brady Cooper. Brady has invented a type of Von Nueman machine that reproduces around him. They resemble flying spiders made out of gears for the most part. They defend him, gather intelligence, do some sabotage, and sometimes fix things to work better as well as make copies of themselves when they need to do that.

CES

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La Cucaracha: a mutant from Mexico; he looks like your average Latino guy, but he is very flexible and can stretch and squeeze. Unfortunately that requires a lot of strength and it hurts awfully, though the pain goes away when he is back in normal size and proportions. To perform certain actions is so painful that he has to take drugs before that, squeezing under a door e.g.

Another good side effect of his mutant powers is that he takes almost no damage from blunt attacks (fists, hammers, even busses).

 

Next up: The Arctic Circle, five villains with cold based powers

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Permafrost: A brick that is cold to the touch. Bob was just a janiator that caught in a cryo-freeze unit. It didn't put him in suspended animation though. The cold hardened his body making him super tough and super strong. Scientist in the lab suspect that he was a mutant with a unusual resistance to cold. Bob being a greedy guy saw this as a chance to score major bucks and went into bank robbing..later he was recruited into the Artic Circle.

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All Sorrowchill wants is someone to keep her warm. A "heat vampire", Sorrowchill drains the life and warmth out of the men she seduces. The rest of the Arctic Circle then drains her victims' bank accounts. She hates what she is and would give anything to be normal, but the rest of the team keeps her in line through fear and bolstering her self-loathing.

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Superconductive: Ma Tsi is a mutant whose body naturally produces excess bioelectricity. So he can touch someone and give them a mild shock. Except when he's exposed to severe cold (such as is produced by his teammates in Arctic Circle). Then his electrical powers become far more potent, able to create lightning bolts; he gains some control over magnetism, and he gets smarter. Extreme heat weakens his abilities to uselessness. He avoids going into combat without at least one of his teammates at his side, for obvious reasons.

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Glacier: the leader of the Arctic Circle; she can fire beams of cold & ice; she lowers the temperature around autimatically to chilling degrees and can strengthen that effect at will; she surrounds herself with an armor made of ice (two inches thick); and she has lots of other power stunts & effects

 

Glacier is from Greenland. A red headed woman of Danish ancestry. She is 6 feet tall and very athletic with a heavy, muscular build.

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The ice-skater : When he is fighting, the area quickly becomes a skating rink, where it's difficult to stand and move without taking the risk of falling. The ice-skater is in his element, using the blades of his shoes to do major damage to the slipping opponents...

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Mickael' date=' I think you're now up for selecting the next group to create (team name, theme, and number of members).[/quote']

 

Ah I hadn't seen I was creating the last member :)

Ok, so, let's say... The sportsmen : five villains which styles are directly inspired by different sports!

 

Edit : sorry Cygnia, I had this idea in mind...

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Maxim Zarov snorted in disgust. The Decathletes were cowards, what with their "no killing" squeamishness. And small-minded too in their crimes. It was the same small-mindedness that got him banned from biathalon competition in his native Ukraine. He sneered as he checked his rifle's scope. His rocket boots were in working condition and his invisibility field was nigh-perfect! With his assassination contract in hand, the world would soon fear Winter's Killer.

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"Improper role model my ***!" Bob "Beanball" Bruins ripped the Sports Authority logo off his jacket, then started pulling at the Ultra Pro logo until the thread started to give way. "As if we were ever there as role models! Who are *they* to say I'm not a true sportsman?! For eight years I had the most accurate arm in the league!"

 

Within a few minutes, his outfit was devoid of logos from all the sponsors that had dropped him after the drug allegations had surfaced. Also gone, of course, was the logo for the Capital Contingent. They had already taken all of their equipment, such as it was. Getting canned from a hero team for taking a few performance-enhancing supplements... it's not like he had fired into a crowd like that psycho Zee almost did. He just needed that extra edge to take on supervillains. Nothing wrong with that, is there?

 

Still, they couldn't do anything about his specialty baseballs. The CC didn't supply those; they came from his private sponsors. Yeah, those ex-sponsors could sue him to get their toys back, but that could take years in court. And, he admitted, they were too fun to give up without a fight.

 

But how was he going to keep the bills paid? Without that nice Contingent stipend, it was only a matter of time before his savings were gone. He thought he could do paid interviews, maybe a TV appearance or two, but his agent said nobody was taking him up on any offers. That's when his eyes fell on the article about this new group. The Sportsmen. Well, I guess if they won't let you be one of the good guys...

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"When are you going to get up off that sofa and do something?"

"I am doing something. I'm watching TV."

"You're turning into a disgusting fat blob."

"Turned. Turned."

"So do something about it! Get out of the house. Start jogging. Quit eating."

"I like eating."

"A little too much. A lot too much. Look, you can't make a living eating."

"How about those eating competitions? I could do that."

"Those are freak shows."

"They're athletes."

"You're kidding."

"I'm not. I'm going to do it. I'm going to join an eating competition."

"Look- No. Forget it. Fine. Go ahead. Whatever gets you out of the house."

"Thank you so much for your support, Mom."

So it was that Larry "Lips" Murphy left his sedentary life and joined the world of competitive eating. And Lips was unstoppable. For a very good reason. Lips can eat anything. Anything. If it goes in his mouth, it's eaten. All that energy goes on as fat. So he waddles around during robberies and what-not. Which would make him totally laughable. Except that the fat doesn't just give him his distinctive globular shape. When needed, that fat burns off into whatever energy his body needs. As long as he's got plenty of pounds on him, Lips can recover from any blow, endure any onslaught, persevere through the worst conditions. So Lips makes sure to have pounds to spare.

 

GMs might have fun writing up some very unusual Powers for Lips. He might, for example, have Missile Deflection with the sfx that he catches the incoming missile in his mouth...

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Esteban "Fire-Fist" Lopez just couldn't keep his hot Latin temper under control... at least, that's what he blamed when he earned a world record 714 minutes in the penalty box, in addition to a three-game suspension for fighting in the hockey rink. He was dropped from the team altogether -- and none other would have him -- when he took up Escrima.

 

Vowing revenge on the NHL and everyone else who had ever given him grief, Estaban took his life savings and hired a criminal inventor to build some gadgets for him, such as an automated puck dispenser and a pair of rocket-powered inline skates. Now, as Slapshot, he goes where he wants, robbing for a living when he must and exacting his revenge when he can.

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Helga Steinbach growled. Bad enough those judges accused her of steroid use, but to then imply that she wasn't actually a REAL woman?! The weightlifter's piggish face twisted in sadistic glee as she did a perfect clean & jerk of that poor judge's Volvo -- with him still trapped in it. Uncaring of the man's screams as she crushed it between her meaty fists, she'd make the world tremble at what a TRUE Amazon was capable of (one that DIDN'T involve beauty and fetish gear)!

 

New villain team, going a bit differently.

 

It's the year 1938. U.S. billionaire industrialist Harold Edsel slammed the paper down in disgust. Not that he should have expected the truth from a New York paper -- only HIS paper had the courage to say otherwise. Those cowards in Washington lead by that damn dirty cripple FDR would be making a mistake if they sided against Germany! The Germans were only standing up against those Zionist Communist Union SCUM that was ruining their country -- nay, the world! The US had to be shown the error of their ways before it was too late. And Edsel knew there were others in both the US and Great Britain who felt the same way...

 

The Iron Eagles are a team of seven Americans & English whose goal is to make their countries side with the Axis. It's important to stress they are NOT German nor are they Nazis. They can be misled/misguided or as willfully rabidly anti-Semitic as Edsel is.

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Dashing Swordsman

 

Gibson Eroll was, up until a few months ago, one of the most bankable movie stars in Hollywood. His good looks, charming personality and quite honestly excellent acting chops made him the perfect lead for such Megalithic Pictures films as "Pirate Honor," "The Ace of Swords" and "Patriotic Passion". But it all came crashing down when he crashed his convertible on a street in downtown Los Angeles...in the middle of the afternoon...while three sheets to the wind...badly injuring the underaged hooker in the passenger seat...in front of a bar that catered to newspapermen. Just to top it off, when Gibson was being arrested, he gave a long, impassioned rant to the police officers about how this was all the fault of the "filthy Jews" who ran the studio system in Hollywood.

 

It being a slow news day, Gibson's meltdown made all the evening editions--though even the slimiest of tabloids had to elide about a quarter of the words in his rant. Since Mr. Eroll was rich and famous, the legal consequences weren't so harsh--a light fine and a three month suspension of his driver's license. But Megalithic Studios dropped the actor like a hot potato, quoting the "moral turpitude" clause in his contract. And no other major studio picked him up. And he knew why. It wasn't the drinking, or the women, it was because he'd dared to tell the truth about Jewish control of filmdom.

 

His bank account rapidly eroded--it's expensive to maintain a Hollywood star lifestyle when you aren't working, and the hospital expenses for the hooker and hush money for her family weren't cheap either. It was then that Harold Edsel, impressed by what he'd read, contacted Gibson and offered him a new role. Once he got the idea across, Mr. Eroll jumped at the chance to do right by his country.

 

The Dashing Swordsman is dressed like the hero of a swashbuckler film, with the tiniest of domino masks providing deniability. (It will soon be an open secret who the Dashing Swordsman really is.) It doesn't even hide the famous Eroll pencil mustache so many filmgoers have swooned over.

 

Gibson is a pretty good fencer, an excellent acrobat (he did all his own stunts), a fair driver and horseman (learning how to fly a plane even now) and is certainly brave, handsome and will default to heroic actions whenever there's a clear-cut choice. He's savvy enough when sober to can the anti-Semitism and concentrate on America's shared German heritage and Germany's example of government reform.

 

But Mr. Eroll is also a binge drinker (he can go without for long stretches, but once he tastes alcohol he won't voluntarily stop drinking), has a thing for underaged women (that is, sixteen to seventeen year olds), insufferably vain and has bought into the Iron Eagles' philosophy. You shouldn't expect him to survive the upcoming war period.

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Sam "Lone Hawk" Hawkins just couldn't get a break. Sure, he was one of the pioneers in aviation -- a barnstorming, daredevil pilot -- but his accomplishments always seemed to follow on the heels of some luckier pilots. In 1919, Alcock and Brown beat Hawkins and his copilot out by a week to win the Northcliffe Prize. And if a rough landing during a storm hadn't damaged his plane, he knew he would have beat out Lucky Lindy for the Orteig Prize in 1927. The Lone Hawk (so named because of his "my way or the highway" attitude toward others) really is an excellent pilot, able to handle almost anything with wings (and even a few without, such as airships and early helicopters).

 

When the clouds of war began to gather, Hawkins was one of a handful of American pilots (including Lindbergh) who toured German aviation facilities and saw what the Luftwaffe were truly capable of. The German military's treatment of Hawkins as a respected aviation pioneer caused him to have similar respect and admiration for them. An ardent anti-interventionist, he feels that the US has no business going up against Germany or getting involved in what he sees as strictly European matters. It didn't take much for first Nazi officials, and then Harold Edsel, to make Hawkins believe that the Jewish people were the ones trying to push the US into war. And once the Lone Hawk's mind is set, there's little chance of ever changing it.

 

Lone Hawk is the Iron Eagles' air transport specialist. Edsel has provided him with a number of aircraft, including a gyrocopter, and many of them are armed. While not a crack marksman, Hawkins is a fair enough gunner and a good enough pilot that it's probably not a good idea to dogfight him.

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They call him Sir George Mendel, British industrialist and efficiency visionary. Or they call him the Spider because of the metaphoric webs he spins. Or they call him begging for an investment. Or they call him to ask for a favor.

 

The Spider's network of contacts, informants, spies keep him looking spotless and faultless despite his considerable ties to black markets, gray markets, out-and-out theft, and an eyebrow-raising number of "accidents". He is obsessed with developing the world's most powerful and far-reaching international corporation. While his competition tries to get ahead with a little child labor and bribery, the Spider has crafted shell businesses within shell businesses with the articles of incorporation held quite safely in the vaults of Swiss banks. What can a shell of a shell do that the Spider's above-board businesses can not? Whatever the market will bear, of course! And in Nazi Germany that looks to be a great deal of skilled slave labor.

 

How could the Spider not tie himself to such an opportunity?

 

The Spider is entirely human and will never fight. He will, however, gladly sic thugs, assassins, or tabloid reporters on anyone who pokes their nose where it doesn't belong. What makes the Spider smile? Every time a "hero" spends his honest gains on product after product wholly owned by the Spider. Bless the heroes! They make him stronger every day.

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Sorry Cygnia, but I cannot find any inspiration for members of this team. I am waiting for the next challenge. Hopefully we'll get the Iron Eagles fleshed out soon enough.

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