Crimson Cowl III

Crimson Cowl III for Champions

Real name: Justine Hammer
Other known aliases: None
Occupation: Criminal mastermind.
Current group affiliation: Masters of Evil VI (leader).
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Thunderbolts, Citizen V IV, Silver Sable.
First appearance: Thunderbolts #3
Description: Justine is an attractive woman with red hair, she wears an obscuring cybernetic cloak.


 8/23     STR     -2
   18     DEX     24
   13     CON      6
   10     BODY     0
   18     INT      8
   14     EGO      8
13/18     PRE      3
   18     COM      4
    7     PD       5
    7     ED       4
    4     SPD     12
    8     REC      6
   26     END      0
   24     STUN     3
Characteristics Cost: 81

Skills and Equipment

 3     Bureaucratics 13-     
 4     13- Contact: Supercriminal underworld.     
 3     Criminology 13-     
 3     Deduction 13-     
 4     Fast Strike     
 3     High Society 13-     
 3     KS: Super villains 13-,(INT based)     
10     2 Levels: When using cloak.,related group     
 4     Martial Escape     
 3     Martial Grab     
15     Money,filthy rich     
 3     Oratory 13-     
 3     Persuasion 13-     
 3     Tactics 13-     
 9     5/5 Armor,OIF(-1/2),Only In Hero ID(-1/4)     
 3     2 Extra Limbs,OIF(-1/2),Only In Hero ID(-1/4)     
17     10" Flight,OIF(-1/2),Only In Hero ID(-1/4),0 END(+1/2)      0
 3     Instant Change,OIF(-1/2)     
 3     18 PRE,"Costume",OIF(-1/2),Only In Hero ID(-1/4)     
 9     +15 STR,doesn't add to figured,OIF(-1/2),Only with extra     
       limbs.(-1/4),Only In Hero ID(-1/4),0 END(+1/2)              0
21     5" Stretching,OIF(-1/2),Only In Hero ID(-1/4),0 END(+1/2)   0
40     10" Teleport,x8 Increased Mass,x125 Increased Range,2     
       Floating Locations,OIF(-1/2),Concentrate(-1/4),Only In Hero     
       ID(-1/4)                                                    2
Powers Cost: 169


Base Points: 100
 5     Distinctive,"Red cloaked woman.",easily concealable,minor
20     Hunted,"By authorities and Thunderbolts.",as powerful,
        non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
20     Normal Stats
15     Psych Lim,"Under estimates opponents.",common,strong
15     Psych Lim,"Tricky and deceitful.",very common,moderate
15     Psych Lim,"Casual killer.",common,strong
 5     Rep,"Powerful villain leader.",occur 8-
15     Secret ID,"Justine Hammer"
15     Susc,"Electrical attacks drain her powers.",uncommon,effect
        is instant,3D6
10     Unluck,2D6
Disadvantages Total: 135

Experience Spent: 15
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: Note a lot if known about the latest Crimson Cowl, but as I learn more I'll add it to her writeup.

Thunderbolts #3 History: Justine is the daughter of criminal master mind Justin Hammer. As the Crimson Cowl she formed and lead the Masters of Evil VI. Initially this group was made up of Cyclone II, Flying Tiger, Klaw, Man-Killer and Tiger Shark.

She made her first strike as leader of a brand-new Masters of Evil during a time when many of the world's heroes were missing after seemingly sacrificing themselves to stop the psychic menace of Onslaught. Apparently working for a New York crime lord, the new Masters hit a couple of targets, each time stopped by the intervention of the new hero team, the Thunderbolts, and the former Avenger, the Black Widow. The Crimson Cowl would always teleport her team to safety before their defeat.

After the Thunderbolts were revealed to be criminals she invited the them to join her. The Thunderbolts turned her down and dedicated themselves to defeating her.

Justine then assembled one of the largest super-criminal organizations in history, which included Boomerang, Man-Ape, Quicksand and Shocker II among others. She planned to use weather control machines to extort money from the governments of the world (Thunderbolts #24).

Although defeated by the Thunderbolts, she made her escape and put Dallas Riordan in her place to be captured by the authorities. (Thunderbolts #25).

The Crimson Cowl later appeared with a new group of Masters of Evil, recruiting former member Cardinal by promising to destroy Hawkeye, whom the Cowl blamed for the death of Cardinal's daughter, Meteorite III.

Note: There seems to be no relation between the Crimson Cowl III and the first one, who was a robot built be Henry Pym called Ultron, and the second one, who was the Avengers butler Edwin Jarvis.

Powers: Justine wears a suit of cybernetically controlled cloak that has increased strength. The cloak is controlled like an extended limb and allows her to fly and teleport herself and others. Electrical attacks disrupt control of her powers. The teleportational powers seem similar to those used by super criminal Sidewinder.

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  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Conversion to Champions rules by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - July, 2002

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

    Authored on Amiga.