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dan2448
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29/03/2020 12:04 pm  

We have been under a "stay at home" order here in California for over a week. So I've started to reflect on my ongoing mental list of, "if I only had the time...." ideas/projects. 

One of them relates to my (not quite complete) collection of Living Legends miniatures.  I've periodically purchased groups of them on ebay for years. So I have a few 'doubles.'  I've never had the chance to take any of them out of their packages and admire/use them. I've long meant to pull the "doubles" out of their packages and use them in play somehow. For most of those 'doubles,' I have V&V stats and other background details.  Those include Manta Man, Shocker, Shatterman, Frigia, and Mirage. But there are others about which I don't think I know much of anything. Those are Omni-Man (whom I think has since been re-named Omni Primus), Napalm, Rapidfire, Flexo Man, Americana, and Blue Jay.

Might anyone reading this be willing to offer:

1. Any details about the 6 miniatures that I know nothing about.

2.  Ideas about how I might work this somewhat random assortment of characters. into a single game.

Lastly, in case it's relevant at all, it happens that Frigia and Mirage were two of my all-time favorite published V&V villains.

Thanks in advance for any ideas/input!


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galderon
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13/06/2020 2:21 pm  

Looking at pictures of the Omni-Man miniature, it seems like he was renamed Axiom, and is a hero. There's a short blurb about him in the Mighty Protectors rulebook. Omni-Primus is a very different looking villain, and can be found in Foe File #1.


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Jeff Dee
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13/06/2020 6:35 pm  

galderon is correct about Omni-Man. When we were preparing the world background info for Mighty Protectors, it turned out that the name 'Omni-Man' was already too much in use for comfort. So yes, he's written up in the MP rulebook as Axiom.

Napalm is Gauntlet's personal arch-enemy. She got her gear from the same Intercrime front organization as Gauntlet did, though she is all about flame blasts and flame resistance while Gauntlet has developed his gear in other directions over time.

Rapidfire is a young mutant super-speedster with relatively weak (but auto-fire) laser blasts.

Flexo Man is a little complicated. Jack Herman's first player-character in the original Protectors campaign was Stormblade. Then he underwent a radiation accident, and becale Flexo-Man. Then he had *another* radiation accident, and became Mouser. Now he's back to being Stormblade, and if you ask him, he may deny every having been anybody else. There may be somebody new out there who's taken on the Flexo-Man name. And I know at one point there was at least one android duplicate of Mouser, so that may explain it if there's still a Mouser running around. Flexo-Man's main powers were Stretching and Vibration. 

Americana is a patriotic female hero, on an especially old-fashioned / Revolutionary War theme. To the best of my recollection, she's essentially an extremely skilled (and long-lived, maybe immortal) martial artist.

Blue Jay is essentially Robin, if there'd never been a Batman. He's a kid who just decided one day to go ahead and make a costume and start being a superhero. Also similar to Kick-Ass, I suppose, though I swear we came up with Bluejay long before the Kick-Ass comic book. He's a bare-hand fighter / acrobat with a few very simple gadgets.

I hope that helps!
-Jeff


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galderon
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14/06/2020 11:33 am  

Perhaps Stormblade should be more careful around radiation!


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dan2448
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15/06/2020 6:36 pm  

Thanks so much for these further details: great stuff!

My reference in my original post to Omni-Man as "Omni-Primus" was, on hindsight, a typo by me: my bad! I had meant to write "Axiom," and had forgotten about the details on Axiom on page 127 of the MP rulebook. Thank you for that reference! 

I other character details from Jeff are really excellent/useful: thank you!  I particularly enjoyed the 'multiple reincarnations' of Stormblade/Flexo-Man/Mouser. 

In case anyone is interested, what I did, in the end, was to use most of these miniatures as villains. My heroes fought off a plot by Shapeshifter, the Elementals' villainess, represented by the Flexo-Man miniature, with Frigia and Napalm and Mirage as the 'new' Destroyers. The Bluejay miniature was the 'McGuffin,' representing a reckless teenaged alien prince of immense potential power who was very 'attracted' to all the female villains (who were trying to kidnap or kill him).  The Shatterstar mini represented his exasperated bodyguard.


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