Real name: Manuel Alfonso Rodrigo De La Rocha Other known aliases: None Occupation: Former student. Current group affiliation: None Past group affiliations: Hellions, partner to Magma. Major enemies: Formerly the New Mutants. First appearance: New Mutants #15 Origin: Description:
8 STR -2
12 DEX 6
13 CON 6
10 BODY 0
13 INT 3
18 EGO 16
13 PRE 3
12 COM 1
5 PD 3
5 ED 2
4 SPD 18
5 REC 0
26 END 0
21 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 56
Powers, Skills and Equipment
49 EC (Mutant Powers) (73),"Empath powers",Emotional commands
59a) 13D6 Mind Control,telepathic contact,1/2 END(+1/4),Area
29b) 13D6 Telepathy (Mutant Powers),No Range(-1/2),Read only.
(-1/2),1/2 END(+1/4),Area Effect(+1),radius 6
20 24 Mental Defense
19 13- Danger Sense,any attack,Only if coming from someone with
3 Lang: English,fluent w/accent
1 Lang: Latin
0 Lang: Spanish,native
3 Persuasion 12-
3 Seduction 12-
8 4/4 Armor,OIF(-1/2)
Powers Cost: 194
Base Points: 100
10 Distinctive,"Detects as a mutant.",easily concealable,major
15 Hunted,"Misc. enemies.",as powerful,non-combat influence,
20 Normal Stats
10 Psych Lim,"Manipulates people.",common,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"In love with Magma.",common,strong
5 Rep,"Former bad guy.",occur 8-
Disadvantages Total: 100
Experience Spent: 50
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion:
History: The third Hellion to be recruited by the White Queen was Manuel Alfonso De la Roach. Codenamed Empath, Manuel had the ability to sense and manipulate the emotions of others. He was first seen in a battle that pitted the New Mutants against the Hellions. It was during this contest that Empath and Magma supposedly fell in love with each other (New Mutants #16-17).
Firestar was emotionally manipulated into falling in love with and serving Empath (X-Men #193).
Magma eventually left the New Mutants and joined the Hellions to be with Empath, and later the couple left the Hellions together and moved to New Roma, a lost Roman city that Magma came from. While there Empath discovered that the entire population city was placed by the Black Queen by mind control. At first Empath reinforced this conditioning, but he later relented and the people, including Magma, regained their original memories. Magma left Nova Roma in search of her real family, and Empath disappeared for parts unknown.
Powers: Manuel De La Rocha is able to sense the emotions of any one or group of individual as well as, trasmit his own emotions upon the individual. He is also capable to overriding the synaptic control of a single individual or a large group of individuals.
Links to other Empath pages:
Character created by Marvel Comics.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - November, 2001