Hyperion

Category : Comic Books
Subcategory : Marvel universe
Type : Hero
Game System : DC Heroes (Blood of Heroes S.E.)

Hyperion v1.2.1

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Helper(s): John Colagioia, Nick Yankovec, Frank Murdock, Hart, Sébastien Andrivet,
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Source of Character: Squadron Supreme comics, Marvel Universe

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Hyperion (Post Utopia-program version)

"I hope you will all join us in ushering in a new age of trust and friendship for all the
Earth !"

"We've disbanded the Squadron Supreme. We've decided that superhuman beings do not
really have the right to dictate the way human beings should live"

"No, if these are to be the last few minutes of my life, I'm going to go out trying to save
lives."

"There isn't time to save them both...may not even be enough time to save either. But I
have to try."

Hyperion

Dex: 13 Str: 22 Bod: 17 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 07 Wil: 15 Min: 10 Occupation: Cartoonist, Squadron leader
Inf: 08 Aur: 08 Spi: 09 Resources {or Wealth}: 004/025 (In Squadron)
Init: 034 HP: 140
Powers: Density increase: 01, Directional Hearing: 08, Energy Blast: 15, Extended
Hearing: 08, Flight: 20, Invulnerability: 21, Regeneration: 05, Sealed systems: 10,
Superspeed: 06, Ultra Vision: 08, X-Ray Vision: 12
Bonuses and Limitations:
 Density increase is Always On and already factored in (-1)

All Powers and Physical attributes). all mind control attempts (i. most of the Squadroners succumb to such trickery. Credentials (Government and Military . Immortality Connections: Makkari (Low). There is no reason why all the Squadroners would be more susceptible towards mind control. as demonstrated by Master Menace  Energy Blast has a Minor Power Burnout (-1) . Squadron City). Popularity. If the subject harbors thoughts of taking control of his environment on a massive scale (more than a hundred persons. The effects are seen only after Energy Blast itself has been turned off and when this occurs Hyperion receives the CPR (Blind) drawback and effectively loses all sight capacity. while R#2 leads to CPR (Blind)] Taking control of the Squadron Supreme An alarming number of the adventures of the Squadron Supreme revolve around the concept of mind control. Charisma: 09.  Energy Blast causes radiation damage . Scientist: 05 Advantages: Area Knowledge (United States of America). 0 or -1) Notes : Even though it has been revealed that Hyperion is an Eternal he has so far not shown all of the powers of the typical Eternal. Secret Identity (Public earlier). Loss Vulnerability (Argonite. Expansive Headquarters (Satellite. use of Powers such as Control or Broadcast Empath) are at -2 CS OV/RV as long as the subject lacks humility. It seems possible that he could develop the abilities to join the Uni-Mind and several other psionic abilities.  Energy Blast originates from his eyes only and takes one Automatic Action or one Dice Action to activate or deactivate (GM's discretion.although Energy Absorption still works against it. roughly) his desire to . Bonus: Decreases the severity of Hyperion's CPR (Blind) to MPR (Bad Sight) while worn. R#3. as he wasn't using his Energy Blast much) . Skills: Artist (Painting): 03.if Hyperion is Pushing his Energy Blast at that point. The reason for their weakness has been said to be their arrogance.e. Squadron Supreme (High). 3 APs. the Avengers would not have succumbed under those conditions. he has since bought it off as Makkari taught him to use his energy vision properly. Leadership. for example. Quasar (Low). where many believe that. Forced Exile (Earth-S). so the reason for their weakness probably lies somewhere else. earlier only).High). at least for a while. Hyperion wasn't aware he had this Limitation until it struck (it struck fairly late. Feel free to add these if it feels right or if this is revealed in comics. In many of these adventures. he also becomes permanently blindt (-1). Oblivious Equipment: Image-simulators [BODY 04. It is suggested that under the genre that the Squadron usually operates. US Government (High) Drawbacks: CPR (Blind.but it ignores Sealed Systems (+2) (it also ignores Skin armor and Flame immunity as usual) . Special: R#3 leads to SPR (Half- Blind).

control becomes. rendering him blind. Hyperion's principal weakness is an isotope of lead called Argonite whose particles of decay serve to damper the quasi-nuclear reactions in his body. which is sometimes designated as "Other-Earth" or "Earth-S. who instilled in Hyperion. Mark Milton Marital Status: Single (dating Power Princess) Known Relatives: The Miltons (foster parents. and possesses superhuman strength. In fact. as well as near-total invulnerability. Through concentration.000 degrees Fahrenheit. Presumably its presence would weaken Hyperion enough so that the bullet could penetrate his body. Squadron City. in that Genre at least. Mark . deceased). easy to twist into extreme actions and an escalating delirium Background Alter Ego: Zhib-Ran. great speed. While in itself it cannot kill him. a true world changer and leader. whom they named Mark. Hyperion's atomic vision did not harm his own eyes when he projected it. the expenditure of tremendous amounts of energy (such as those generated during the battle with his doppelganger) will severely injure Hyperion's eyes. the Miltons. History: Hyperion is a superhuman being of unknown origin. it can render him susceptible to other forms of injury (Nighthawk once planned to assassinate Hyperion using a bullet made of argonite). He radiates power on a super-human level and inspires admiration and respect wherever he shows up. However. Ordinarily." He found and adopted by a kindly couple. The Eternals of Earth-S Group affiliation: The Squadron Supreme Base Of Operations: Cosmopolis. who lives on the Earth of his alternate dimension. Hyperion can also levitate himself by mentally manipulating gravitons around himself. is a great leader and a good public speaker. influential personality. Hyperion can project beams of discrete energies from his brain (generated by the quasinuclear reactions in his body) through the optic nerves of his eyes. His atomic vision can also generate heat. he is the most powerful man on Earth-S. the United States of America Height: 6'4" Weight: 460 lbs Eyes: Light blue Hair: Light orange/blond Powers and Abilities Hyperion possesses a host of superhuman powers. in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. This atomic vision or nuclear vision is capable of generating radioactivity in the X-ray range of the electromagnetic spectrum. depending on the spread of the beam. with a maximum power output of approximately 12. Hyperion thus has a strong. a strong love of traditional American values and a passion for justice.

The Grandmaster. who were unaware of the Commander-in-Chief's new loyalties. a team of costumed champions based on "mainstream" Earth. Hyperion first encountered his criminal counterpart when the first Hyperion traveled from his own Earth to the Avengers' Earth. This Hyperion became a criminal. Hyperion acted as leader of the Squadron. He assumed the costumed and masked identity of Hyperion (taking the name from the Titan in Greek mythology who was associated with the sun) in order to use his superhuman powers to fight crime and to help save lives. to "mainstream" Earth to battle the Avengers. the government of the United States of "Other-Earth" came under the control of the Serpent Cartel. Hyperion's greatest enemy was the criminal scientist Emil Burbank. usually acting as a member of the team called the Squadron Sinister. journeyed to the Squadron's dimension and set up a competition between himself and the Squadron's enemy. who was actually multi-millionaire Kyle Richmond. Acclaimed as the greatest hero of his world. which the Miltons encouraged him to use for the good of humanity. However. the Scarlet Centurion. His best friend in the team was Nighthawk. he created a duplicate Hyperion from pseudo organic matter and used him in battle against the Avengers. a team of the Squadron's foes organized by the Centurion. A number of Avengers journeyed to "Other-Earth. Winning the contest. for they believed that humanity must ultimately solve its own problems. an organization of human agents of the extra dimensional serpent-demon Set who controlled them through the power-object called the Serpent Crown.proved to have vast superhuman powers. A number of the Avengers later traveled to the Earth of the Squadron Supreme and aided the Squadron against a menace called the Brain-Child. most of who possessed superhuman powers. As in adult Mark Milton worked as a newspaper cartoonist in the city of Cosmopolis. The Grandmaster used the Squadron members as pawns in a tournament to compete against the Institute of Evil. Hyperion became a founding member of the Squadron Supreme. Some time later. the Grandmaster resolved to create his own Squadron the next time he needed superhuman pawns. who assumed the costumed persona of Master Menace. The President dispatched several members of the Squadron Supreme. an alien from the dimension of "mainstream" Earth. led by Hyperion forced the President's resignation and saw to the dismantling of the Serpent Cartel. The Squadron. they cautioned him not to use his powers to change the course of human history. who were opposing Set's human agents there. The Squadron Sinister's Hyperion then used the other Hyperion's dimensional transporter to journey to the Earth of the Squadron Supreme. The criminal Hyperion hoped to find a weapon on "Other-Earth" that would . an organization of costumed champions. Hence." where they managed to seize that world's counterpart to the Serpent Crown and to convince the Squadron they were being misled by their President. Kyle Richmond was elected President in the next election. The Serpent Cartel even succeeded in placing the President of the United States of "Other Earth" under Set's control.

As the head of the Squadron. which he regarded as a threat to himself. His greatest enemy. Master Menace used his "D-Ray" to project him into another dimension. Hyperion was the principal advocate for the Program when the Squadron debated its adoption. and even death. He and the other Squadron members publicly revealed their true identities at this time as a sign of good faith. President Richmond was mentally enthralled by the Overmind. and from the presidency as Kyle Richmond. and brought him to "Other-Earth. and the police. Nighthawk was appalled by the violation of democratic principles involved in the Squadron's seizure of power. Master Menace found the criminal Hyperion. disease. hunger. a plan for social reform designed not only to put the country back on its feet but also to solve all of humanity's major problems. Master Menace disguised his airship as an enormous meteor and had it plummet toward Earth from the sky. However." Hyperion returned with the superhuman champions called the Defenders. the criminal Hyperion was defeated through the intervention of the Asgardian thunder god Thor and was imprisoned in a cell that somehow. Hyperion led the Squadron successfully during the first half of the year during which the group controlled the United States. and implementing the Utopia Program. sapped his superhuman energy. was determined to put an end to the Squadrons rule. It was on "Other-Earth" that the criminal Hyperion first encountered Emil Burbank.enable him to destroy both Earths. Null and the Overmind took control of the minds of all of the Squadron members except Hyperion. the military." Menace persuaded the criminal Hyperion to help him subvert the Squadron Supreme. including the federal government. a collective alien intelligence working in concert with the demonic entity Null the Living Darkness. "Other-Earth" had been left in political and economic ruin in the aftermath of the Overmind's takeover The Squadron decided to deal with the problems now facing the United States by taking complete control of the nation. Richmond began planning to stop the Squadron using different means. the Overmind took control of "Other-Earth. Master Menace. and the two teams vanquished both the Overmind and Null. Richmond attempted to assassinate Hyperion to prevent the takeover. In stead. Using President Richmond and the Squadron members as his pawns. since Hyperion supposedly had amnesia. who by this time had became entrapped in an interdimensional void. Power Princess assumed the role of . but could not bring himself to kill his friend. Hyperion publicly announced its seizure of power and its decision to put the Utopia Program into action over the course of a year. Hyperion decided that his foster parents had been wrong in dissuading him from using his powers to transform human society. including crime. who fled to the Avengers' Earth to seek help. He resigned from the Squadron as Nighthawk. These allies freed the Squadron from the Overmind's control. The criminal Hyperion then took the heroic Hyperion's place and feigned having amnesia as a result of enduring the tremendous impact when the "meteor" hit. When the Squadron Supreme's Hyperion arrived to stop the supposed meteor. The Squadron Supreme believed that the Hyperion they found was indeed their own member. poverty.

but the Redeemers had nonetheless triumphed over the Squadron. and his pseudo-organic body liquefied. still believing him to be her longtime teammate. with whom he intended to overthrow the Squadron's rule. Power Princess remained the leader of the Squadron Supreme due to Hyperion's blindness. while the heroic Hyperion went blind. and she took it upon herself to teach Hyperion what he had allegedly forgotten. and then had his power temporarily drained by the Redeemer recruit Lamprey. Soon Power Princess fell in love with the criminal Hyperion. The criminal Hyperion also secretly murdered Howard Shelton. Power Princess turned to the criminal Hyperion. climaxing with a duel in which each employed his atomic vision. Needing comfort after such a terrible loss. Howard Shelton. The criminal Hyperion's eyes were destroyed in the process. After resigning from the Squadron. the Squadron declared that they were ready to turn political control of the United States back over to its elected officials. On that same day Nighthawk's Redeemers did battle with the Squadron within Squadron City itself. breaking down the pseudo-organic of which the duplicate's body was composed. and that it was the latter Hyperion whom she truly loved. Despite his tremendous power.Squadron leader. Dying." There the two Hyperions engaged in all-out combat. Hyperion began wearing "radar glasses" designed by Squadron member Tom Thumb that transmitted radar images of his surroundings to the optic centers of his brain. Later.) Hyperion turned against Master Menace. since although the Squadron members themselves had ruled justly. and Power Princess's love for her aged husband. But there were two obstacles preventing Hyperion from becoming her lover: his alliance with Master Menace. they escaped back to "Other-Earth. Hyperion was rendered virtually helpless when he lost his radar glasses during the struggle. Power Princess told the heroic Hyperion that she had fallen in love with the criminal Hyperion thinking him to be the original Hyperion. The criminal Hyperion found himself strongly attracted to Power Princess. Finally. with Power Princess's consent. the criminal Hyperion confessed to Power Princess that he had indeed murdered Howard Shelton. (Power Princess ages very slowly in comparison with normal people. The criminal Hyperion wrecked Master Menace's main interdimensional projector. The criminal Hyperion then died. and the two even discussed marriage. and. preventing him from returning easily. joining forces. Nighthawk assembled a team of costumed champions whom he called the Redeemers. She had met Shelton in the 1940s but he had grown elderly and frail while she remained young. On the day that marked the first anniversary of the Squadron's seizure of political power. Soon Hyperion reciprocated her love. Hyperion. the heroic Hyperion found Master Menace in the other dimension. At the conclusion of the battle. forcing the latter to project himself into the same dimension in which the heroic Hyperion was trapped. Nighthawk persuaded the fallen Hyperion that the Utopia Program had been a mistake. . Nighthawk was murdered by Squadron member Foxfire. declared that the Squadron surrendered to the Redeemers. The heroic Hyperion beat his criminal counterpart with his fists. the innovations they had instituted could easily be turned by other people into instruments of tyranny.

Makkari. Hyperion believes in might makes right and thus he proposed the fascistic Utopia-program. yellow boots and something resembling a golden girdle. during his Utopia days he wore no masks and during his blind days he wore the Image-simulator resembling technological green sunglasses. Eventually. when the Squadron had been duped into attacking the Avengers by Imus Champion. Makkari. The Squadron rescued Menace and returned him to their new headquarters on Utopia Isle. Personality Hyperion is a cheerful and good man. recognized Hyperion as a member of a similar race. they found themselves exiled to the "mainstream" reality. including Hyperion. Description: Hyperion wears a bright red skintight costume with his muscular arms uncovered. showing Hyperion how to use his powers to heal his blindness. which was left abandoned by the Power Princess' people. charging them with reforming of the Squadron Supreme. Earlier he also wore a black eye mask à la Nightwing. He also possesses an iron will with no . including their encounter with Quasar and his friend. a white being of immense size began to grow and threaten to devour the Sun. sought help from various avenues and boarded a spaceship to battle their mysterious foe. The threat was thwarted thanks to Arcanna's newborn son. To add to the mighty impression he wears a yellow atom picture on his chest (a Bohr model of Beryllium to be exact) and a rather large yellow cape. Hyperion resumed leadership of the Squadron. The team returned to find their world completely different than they had left it. The people of Earth-S had grown weary of the constant natural. political. The new Squadron thought Master Menace behind the tyrannical regime. but found him to be only a pawn of the Global Directorate. the Avengers found themselves able to use one of Champion's pieces of equipment to send the Squadron back to their native dimension. Later. largely because of the presence of the Squadron. Members of the Squadron. but when the team tried to return to Earth. Hyperion stood by the other Squadron members during their time trapped on "mainstream" Earth. they elected leaders into a Global Directorate with far-reaching and invasive political powers. and social upheavals that had plagued the world in recent years. Often he is seen with a smile on his face though the impression he often gives is the serious one. abandoning all personal interests to protect and maintain the world and the Squadron. Before the Squadron could dismantle the Utopia Program fully. The enigmatic Mysterium implored the Squadron to fix what had begun by their Utopia efforts. Instead. that of freedom fighters and champions of the oppressed. a member of the genetic offshoot of humanity known as Eternals. having misused its power by taking control of the nation. The team dedicated themselves to their new role.Hyperion thereafter pledged on behalf of the Squadron Supreme that they would disassemble the Utopia Program and that the Squadron itself would disband.

equal. As long as the motives are clear he will never bend nor brake. with the only exception in combat with human beings. Cue lots of moral dilemmas ! Search for an entry Name : Category : Sub Category : Type : Note : Submit . He will not kill an opponent and usually he is very careful with this. but recent revealing has enlightened that situation to his relief. but fight the 'never-ending battle'. In the DC Universe the Squadron Supreme could be alternates of the Crime Syndicate. but if the Earth is heavily threatened he will resort to killing. and originate from a DCU Counter-Earth. During his entire life he was taught by his parents not to use the full extent of his abilities. DC Universe History: Hyperion is actually a Superman copy almost at his power level. he recently has become a couple with Squadron member Power Princess. Although almost having abandoned all personal interests previously. the only other person on Earth near his own power level. but he has since overcome this thinking and will instead often use his abilities to their fullest. He is also a competent leader and an able public speaker. A team could get caught between the two teams fighting over the PCs world. both wanting to control it in different ways. Hyperion's origin has always been a great mystery and discomfort to him.