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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by znop » 29 Jun 2020, 16:38

Monolith, can you please describe to me what Anna Marie's current strength class is -- and the extent of her absorption power?

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 29 Jun 2020, 19:01

I had to stare at this for a minute to wonder why you care about Anne Marie Cortez's strength level.

Rogue retained ionic power from her time bonded with Wonder Man. Simon had at least Class 95 strength. There's been no indication Rogue's power level is weaker than Simon's, so presumably she is the same strength level.

Rogue can control the ability to absorb others, through touch or at a remote distance, triggered on command.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by znop » 30 Jun 2020, 01:31

Monolith wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 19:01
I had to stare at this for a minute to wonder why you care about Anne Marie Cortez's strength level.

Rogue retained ionic power from her time bonded with Wonder Man. Simon had at least Class 95 strength. There's been no indication Rogue's power level is weaker than Simon's, so presumably she is the same strength level.
Rogue can control the ability to absorb others, through touch or at a remote distance, triggered on command.
Monolith, you do mean Anna Marie Ravencroft, (and not Cortez); right?

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 11 Jul 2020, 13:09

Who are The Ethicals from Quasar and what are their powers?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by znop » 14 Jul 2020, 17:04

Dr House wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 13:09
Who are The Ethicals from Quasar and what are their powers?
http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/ethicalsmm.htm

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 14 Jul 2020, 19:07

Pretty much.

They had a one-off appearance where they did a variety of different things as a result of being "evolved" humans. No defined power set.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by sambadaemon » 20 Jul 2020, 16:50

When did Rictor's powers change? The new Excalibur book makes it seem like he's a true geo-morph instead of a highly specialized energy projector.

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 20 Jul 2020, 16:55

It's been a slow, ongoing shift for years. He made trees fly back in the X-Force '99 Annual. When he lost his powers on Decimation, in X-Factor (3rd series) #1 he talked about how his powers gave him a link to the Earth itself, which a mere "vibro blaster" shouldn't have had.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by sambadaemon » 23 Jul 2020, 20:43

Today's Miss Sinister profile made me wonder: Are her telepathic powers a mutation, a result of Mr. Sinister's manipulations, or something else?

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 23 Jul 2020, 23:54

* deep shrug *

It was never made very clear who or what Claudine Renko was, other than "an improvement" on the Chronus project. Was she just some random mutant Sinister "impregnated" with his failsafe? Did he engineer her birth? Why her? Why didn't it work better, etc?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 04 Aug 2020, 18:16

I’ve read the PD on Jonathan Tremont and the issues he’s been in. A few questions:

1.) He has the same power as Exodus, absorbing psionic energy (particularly from his followers) to give himself a varied range of super powers?

2.) His brothers, Lord Templar and Pagan. I know they had minor abilities when they were living as a result of exposure to the Trion shard’s energies, but what is the source of their full-fledged powers and material forms? Did the adult Tremont expose their spirit forms to the Trion shard to grant them their full power or did he use his own power to make them solid constructs (similar to what Nate Grey and the Shadow King have done with astral energy)?
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Post by Monolith » 04 Aug 2020, 18:31

1) They're similar, yes.

2) We don't know how their development progressed from the time their spirits were absorbed by the young Tremont until the present day.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by znop » 16 Aug 2020, 04:56

Monolith, can there be any level of comparison between Cecilia Reyes' mutant psioplasmic bio-field and Susan Storm Richards' hyperspace derived force field?

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Jesse James II » 16 Aug 2020, 07:56

Hi Mono. Could you describe Thane's abilities? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 16 Aug 2020, 15:56

Sue Storm is substantially better in every way. The sole exception is Cecelia's force field operates to reflexively protect her without a conscious trigger. Sue still needs to mentally summon her field deliberately.

Thane had one hand which carried a death touch, deconstructing living matter on contact. His second hand produced "living death", an energy projection that trapped targets like a fly in amber, holding them in a form of preserved stasis.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Jesse James II » 17 Aug 2020, 20:05

Thanks mono

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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 18 Aug 2020, 22:57

Are there PDs on Muti (Xabbu Sulaweyo), Thirst (Austin deprez), and Santi Sardina?
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Post by Monolith » 20 Aug 2020, 14:00

Muti is a mutant with an affinity for technology, but what he's actually capable of is unclear. His powers somehow aid him in being an excellent hacker. Muti demonstrated some new attributes in the Djalia spirit plane, such as manipulating the substance of the plane of ancestral memory itself, but it doesn't seem as if he could do the same thing in reality.

Thirst produces high-volume, high-pressure discharges of water from his throat cavity. The amount of water he produces seems impossible to contain physically in his body, so he may call upon the water extra-dimensionally or through subspatial links to nearby bodies of water somehow.

Santi Sardina casts an instinctive psychic effect which causes people to praise him. Often times, this causes people to subliminally re-attribute any success or positive outcome in their environment as if it was Santi's doing, giving him the credit. Santi doesn't need to perform any action himself for the effect to take place. If he's just walking by when someone receives a gift, enjoys a book of poetry, or is saved by a firefighter or super-hero, he gets the credit for the positive event. Even the general good feelings people might have for a given person are re-attributed towards Santi, without a specific event or act in mind. The exact mechanism of Santi's power is unknown, but it has considerable range: the principal at his school attributed successes to Santi over the morning announcements, despite being unable to see or hear Santi at the time, and Santi's power could be expressed over live television. When Santi actively involves himself in the narrative, people find whatever he says to be positive as well. A group of anti-mutant activists suddenly found mutants to be great when Santi announced he was a mutant in their presence. The positivity effect is compulsive and can produce contradictory instincts -- if people have to think about why they're praising Santi or a certain thing, it can causes headaches or make them just give up and move on to something else.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 20 Aug 2020, 18:43

A positivity inducer, lol. Thanks, Mono.

Are there PD’s Christian Frost, Carmen Cruise, and Amp II?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 22 Aug 2020, 00:10

Christian Frost creates humanoid avatars of psionic energy. The avatars are extensions of his consciousness, able to see, hear, and speak, animated by a portion of his own mind. In this way, they are the energy equivalent of Madrox's duplicates. They are tangible or intangible as he chooses to make them, and can release psionic energy as an offensive discharge. The avatars can appear as glowing monochrome figures, or they can be refined enough to fool even a telepath into thinking they are a genuine human being. In a healthy mental state, Christian directs them consciously, but in his weaker moments his self-doubt or negative feelings may guide his avatars. After killing his abusive father, Christian created an avatar of his father that acted just like Winston Frost, continuing the abusive behavior. To date, Christian has created avatars of himself and his father -- the full range of possible constructs he can create is unknown.

Carmen's ability to create extra-dimensional portals was only used once. No detail to add.

Amp can strengthen or weaken the output of certain energetic systems. He can suppress mutant powers, boost them, or cause them to rage out of control. He can shut down machines and technology, or overload their electric capacity.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 24 Aug 2020, 14:20

1.) I remember in UXM #323 (?) that Jean Grey stated that one aspect of being a telepath is being able to remember everything. Is that a real aspect of telepathy (because I recall Charles Xavier explicitly saying in UXM #309 that he didn't remember being rescued by Magneto in XU #1 until later) and, if so, how is it different than a person who's very power is total memory recall?

2.) Can you provide a PD on Animax?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 24 Aug 2020, 15:22

1) It's not an aspect of telepathy that has been widely discussed. I'd opine that it's the subtle difference between "remembering everything" and "being able to remember everything". Someone like Sage may be literally incapable of forgetting things, maintaining a crisp and perfect recall of everything she experiences. A telepath, on the other hand, has the ability to walk through their own mind, visiting their own preserved experiences and memories with their powers. A telepath is capable of forgetting things just like any normal human mind, but they can chose to revisit their own memories at will.

A comic book collector with a perfect memory would be able to quote UXM #323 without looking at it if they've read it before. A telepath has the ability to go back and re-read the issue anytime they like if they forgot something.

2) Animax is a monster-maker. The human body is just one possible outcome of the genetic material contained in our DNA. Different configurations, as well as the unused "junk DNA" stored in our cells from past or unexplored evolutionary outcomes, can potentially be made through combination and rearrangement. Animax can extrapolate human DNA to create new genetic sequences, mutating baseline human physiognomy into wildly different and unexpected forms, her "monsters". Animax doesn't seem to actually create "lifeforms" -- rather, she applies a blueprint of genetic recoding onto unstable extra-dimensional proto-matter, conjuring her monsters out of thin air, and maintaining them only as long as she focuses on them. She doesn't manipulate genes, she merely summons an example of what a manipulated genetic sequence would look like. There is a similarity between her summoned monsters and Madrox's summoned duplicates. Animax's monsters often resemble dragons or dinosaurs, possessing tremendous size, strength, and durability. Because her power is instinctive, Animax's monsters are likely a psychological expression of her own troubled and abused past. After counseling and training, it's possible she could conjure other genetically possible expressions of human DNA.
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Dr House » 15 Sep 2020, 15:35

I read the PDs on Kang and Iron Lad. Can you provide ones for Nathaniel Richards II's identities as Pharoah Rama-Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, and Immortus?
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Re: Monolith's Power Descriptions

Post by Monolith » 16 Sep 2020, 00:09

As Rama-Tut, he relied mostly on servants and armies rather than personal weaponry. As a 31st century man, he already had a greater lifespan, immunities, and vitality than a man of similar age from our time, and especially 3000 B.C. For personal weaponry, his sole affectation was his ultra-diode ray, which had a will-sapping effect on his victims. A blast could leave his opponents paralyzed and unable to move, or it could dominate their willpower and force them to act as his slaves.

Scarlet Centurion wasn't active very much, but mostly had a personal armor like a prototype version of Kang. His armor had an integrated time travel feature, both for physical time travel and for broadcasting an interactive hologram to a different time period while he remained safe in his fortress. He had subliminal hypnotic devices that could catch an unsuspecting target off-guard, making them more open to suggestion and manipulation by the Centurion. It also had more traditional feature like a force field, force blasts, ice blasts, electrical blasts, etc.

Immortus had absolute control over Limbo ceded to him by the Time Keepers, and custodianship over 7000 years of time and space. He wielded technology beyond the understanding of man, typically controlled mentally or through some other unobservable means. He could travel throughout time and space, enter specific moments of frozen time or watch epochs pass up close. He could materialize undetected in any era or observe it remotely from Limbo. Immortus's control of time allowed him to perform actions like freezing projectiles in mid flight or aging matter to dust. He had far more advanced forms of hypnotic technology, allowing him to remotely influence people in various ways. He could compel simple decisions, guide actions, or obscure reasoning to make people prone to believe a certain set of facts without considering others. Immortus could summon armies of time from various eras, subliminally programming them in transit to fight for him, or command Space Phantoms to become specific shapes and warriors for his cause.
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