The Blob for Champions

Real name: Fred J. Dukes
Other known aliases: None
Occupation: Professional criminal, former circus performer and government agent.
Current group affiliation: Brotherhood of Mutants
Past group affiliations: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants I-III, Factor Three, Freedom Force. Former partner to the Mimic. He turned down an offer to join the X-Men.
Major enemies: X-Men, X-Force, Hulk
First appearance: X-Men #3
Description: Fred is a huge man, who appears immensely obese. He is about 8' tall and weighs 976 lbs. He has brown hair and eyes.

48/58     STR     28
   10     DEX      0
   24     CON     28
   18     BODY    14
    8     INT     -2
   10     EGO      0
 8/18     PRE     -2
    6     COM     -2
17/19     PD       8
16/18     ED      10
    4     SPD     20
   13     REC      0
   48     END      0
   49     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 102

Powers and Skills

 7     1 LVLS Density Increase (Mutant Powers) (stats already     
        included),Always On(-1/2),0 END Persistent(+1)              0
21     EC (21),"Big ball of lard."     
21a)   12/11 Armor (Mutant Powers),x1 Hardened(+1/4)     
39b)   75% Damage Reduction (PD) (Mutant Powers),resistant     
 5     EC (5),"Gravity control powers."     
 3a)   +0 STR Clinging,Can only cling to surfaces beneath him.     
 5b)   2 LVLS Density Increase (stats already included)             1
11c)   8" KB Resist (Mutant Powers)     
 7     1 LVLS Growth (Mutant Powers) (stats already included),     
        Always On(-1/2),0 END Persistent(+1)                        0
 7     +10 PRE,Negative uses only.(-1/2)     
 5     1" Stretching                                                0
12     4 Levels: With punch, move through and haymaker.,tight group     
 2     KS: Circus Lore 11-     
 3     Streetwise 13-     
Powers Cost: 148


Base Points: 100
10     Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
25     Distinctive,"Huge and immensely fat man.",not concealable,
15     Hunted,"by heroes and the government.",as powerful,
        non-combat influence,harsh,appear 8-
15     Hunted,"by anti-mutant groups",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 8-
15     Physical Lim,"Large and heavy.",frequently,greatly
10     Psych Lim,"Lonely guy, wants friends.",uncommon,strong
10     Psych Lim,"Thinks with his fists.",common,moderate
15     Psych Lim,"Arrogant braggart.",common,strong
10     Public ID,"Fred J. Dukes"
10     Rep,"Powerful mutant criminal.",occur 11-
 5     Rivalry,"With other bricks.",professional
10     Unluck,2D6
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: The combat levels represent his sweeping long arm attacks which can hit just about anyone in the immediate area. The two sets of characteristics represent the Blob at normal density and when he activates his Density Increase.

X-Men #3 History: Fred J. Dukes was born in Lubbock, Texas. He is a mutant whose latent superhuman powers manifested themselves when he reached puberty. Thinking of himself as no more than, in his own words, "an extra-strong freak," the Blob used his superhuman powers as a performer in a carnival. The original X-Men came to the carnival in their everyday identities to invite him to meet with their mentor, Professor Charles Xavier. Attracted to the beautiful young X-Man Marvel Girl, the Blob accepted, and went with the X-Men to Xavier's mansion. There, Xavier asked the Blob to join the X-Men, but the Blob arrogantly refused. Xavier then knew he had to use his mental powers to erase the Blob's knowledge of the X-Men's true identities, but the Blob had no intention of letting this happen, and, after fighting the X-Men, escaped back to the carnival.

The Blob had learned through meeting Xavier that he himself was a superhumanly powerful mutant. Believing himself to be superior to normal people, the Blob took over the carnival. Knowing that the X-Men considered him dangerous because he knew who they really were, the Blob decided to strike out at them first. He led the other members of the carnival on an attack on Xavier's mansion. The Blob hoped to steal whatever scientific discoveries and special weapons that the X-Men might possess and use them against ordinary humans. However, the X-Men defeated the Blob and his allies, and Xavier wiped out their memories of the X-Men.

Later, Magneto attempted to recruit the Blob for his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. A severe blow to the head restored the Blob's memory of the X-Men, and he joined Magneto's Brotherhood in an attack on them. In the midst of battle Magneto launched a powerful torpedo at the X-Men, not caring that the Blob was in the way. Torpedoes struck the Blob but did not seriously injure him. The Brotherhood escaped, and the Blob, feeling betrayed, swore never to trust anyone again and returned to his job with the carnival.

Months later, the Blob met another superhumanly powerful mutant, Unus the Untouchable, and the two of them attempted to frame their mutual enemies, the X-Men, as thieves. This was the start of the Blob's long and close friendship with Unus, which ended only with Unus's apparent death several years later. The two mutants next joined Factor Three, an organization of mutants that attempted world conquest. Unus and the Blob teamed up with other mutants, including Magneto, for other criminal activities, although they were continually thwarted by superhumanly powerful crime fighters.

Eventually, the Blob was recruited by Mystique for her new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Although the Blob continued to operate independently of Mystique's organization since then, he remained a member of the group. Mystique soon became aware of the United States government's increasing anti-mutant activity, and offered the Brotherhood's services to the government, renaming the group Freedom Force. The Blob participated in Freedom Force's first official mission for the government: the capture of Magneto, his former leader in the original Brotherhood.

As a member of Freedom Force, the Blob was involved in missions that continued to bring him into conflict with superhuman crime fighters, most notably the X-Men, X-Factor, and the Avengers. He responded to a breakout attempt at the Vault, a maximum security prison for super-humans along with Freedom Force and the Avengers (The Vault Graphic Novel).

As a member of Freedom Force, along with Pyro and Avalanche he attacked the Avengers Wasp, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Vision II and Dr. Pym. He defeated Vision II in combat, but was shrunk by Dr. Pym (Avengers #312).

The Blob enjoyed the fact that he could continue indulging his violent tendencies and fighting his old foes while drawing a government paycheck. However, after a disastrous mission to the Middle East, the government disbanded Freedom Force, and the Blob was once again a free agent.

The Blob soon joined yet another version of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, headed up by his old teammate from the original Brotherhood, the Toad. This team was defeated by the outlaw mutant strike team called X-Force.

For a time, Dukes allied himself with the power-emulating mutant known as Mimic. The pair battled X-Force, a splinter group with ties to the X-Men, under the orders of the sentient psionic being called Onslaught. Actually an amalgamation of the psyches of Magneto and Xavier, Onslaught used his vast psionic powers to augment the Blob's mutation, greatly increasing his strength and size. During a subsequent attack on anti-mutant presidential candidate Robert Kelly, Dukes appeared to have slimmed down. However, he remains far larger and stronger than before he encountered Onslaught.

He was then recruited by Mystique in her new Brotherhood of Mutants alongside Toad, Sabretooth, Avalanch and others.

Note: In the alternate time line depicted in New Warriors #11 to #13 Fred was a member of the mutant underground lead by Magneto.

The Blob Note: The character of the Blob appeared in the X-Men: Evolution television series.

Powers: The Blob's bloated body is phenomenally durable, giving him superhuman strength and near-limitless invulnerability; most projectiles simply bounce off him or imbed themselves in his flab. He has some sensitivity to temperature extremes, but virtually nothing is capable of penetrating or otherwise damaging his skin. The Blob is also capable of mentally augmenting his superhuman mass so as to make himself utterly immovable when he plants himself in any given spot.

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  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - May, 2010

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