The Haunting

The Haunting for Champions

Real name: Janet Murphy, formerly Janet Brown
Other known aliases: Ghost Girl, G.G.
Occupation: Government agent, former librarian.
Current group affiliation: Strikeforce America, ally to the Elementals.
Past group affiliations: Congress of the Supernature.
Major enemies: Oblivion, the Shadowspear.
First appearance: Elementals II #16
Origin: Elementals II #26
Description: Janet is a beautiful woman who appears to be in her late 20's. She has brown hair and eyes. She wears a red body suit with a brown cloak.


    8     STR     -2
   14     DEX     12
   18     CON     16
    9     BODY    -2
   13     INT      3
   13     EGO      6
18/33     PRE      8
   18     COM      4
    5     PD       3
    6     ED       2
    4     SPD     16
    6     REC      0
   36     END      0
   22     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 66

Powers and Skills

 7     3/3 Armor,"Protective costume.",Only In Hero ID(-1/4)     
30     EC (30),"Ghost powers."     
30a)   Desolid,Vulnerability: Magic,0 END(+1/2)                  0
30b)   20" Flight,0 END(+1/2)                                    0
30c)   Invisibility,Sight Group,no fringe,0 END(+1/2)            0
 5     Instant Change     
 6     Life Support,immune to disease,immune to aging     
 7     +15 PRE,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape Shift.",Negative uses only!     
10     1 BODY Regen     
 3     High Society 16-     
15     Shape Shift,"Horrible corpse.",0 END(+1/2)                0
 3     Navigation 11-     
 3     Persuasion 16-     
 2     PS: Librarian 11-     
 3     Seduction 16-     
Powers Cost: 184


Base Points: 100
15     Accidental Chg,"Shape shift activates when frightened.",
        uncommon,occur 14-
 5     Distinctive,"Beautiful woman.",easily concealable,minor
15     Distinctive,"Aura of death.",not concealable,minor
15     Hunted,"by evil supernatural forces.",as powerful,harsh,
        appear 11-
15     Psych Lim,"Duty to the U.S. government.",very common,
15     Psych Lim,"Old fashioned.",common,strong
15     Psych Lim,"In love with Jeff Murphy.",common,strong
10     Public ID,"Janet Murphy"
10     Rep,"Ghostly super woman.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10     Unluck,2D6
10     Vuln,"Magic",uncommon,x2 effect
15     Watched,"by the U.S. government.",more powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 14-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: The Haunting's powers are based on my general knowledge of supernatural beings in the Elementals series and what I recall of her. As I go back and reread the comics I may have to make changes.

History: Janet Brown was born January 31st, 1898. She lived an uneventful life and became a librarian Wichita, Kansas. In 1929 she came to the notice of the sorcerer Saker, who realized she possessed a great amount of darkforce. He killed her and performed rituals on her body because he was curious about what powers should would manifest, but was disappointed by her abilities and found her too difficult to control. He placed her in storage in his headquarters on Nacht Island where she stayed until the U.S. government took the island in 1984.

Elementals II #16 She was recruited into Strikeforce America alongside Commander Chaos, Kid Chaos, Jumpstart, Skyscraper, Doctor Thunder and Microman. She met Jeff Murphy, the air elemental called Vortex, when he came to Nacht island (Elementals II #16).

''Ghost Girl -- That's a stupid name given to me by that stupid rat person. I don't like it. If you must call me something, call me... the Haunting!'' - Janet

When the threat of the Oblivion Planet to all Earth's superhumans was discovered by Monolith, he recruited Thor to aid him in collecting all Earths superhumans in Asgard for the Congress of the Supernature. During their free time together Vortex and Janet spent time seeing the sights in Asgard (Elementals II #20).

Elementals II #22 While in Asgard Vortex decided to give Janet a Christmas present, a ring he discovered there. Janet mistakenly believed he was proposing to her and accepted. It was then that Thor arrived and told Vortex and Janet that a demon army had invaded Nacht Island (Elementals II #22)

Elementals: The Vampires Revenge #2 Janet came to visit Vortex in Philadelphia for a date just before he was kidnapped by the Dark Circle (recounted in Elementals: The Vampires Revenge #2).

Elementals: Ghost of a Chance Janet finally got Vortex to agree to marry her when she threatened to marry Commander Chaos. Janet was assigned by the U.S. government to aid Freemason III in stopping Bloody Mary from stealing magic artifacts from the Masons. She proved to be immune to Bloody Mary's powers over blood because of her ghost-like form. She and Freemason III had a one night stand, but then she made it back time for her wedding to Jeff (Elementals: Ghost of a Chance).

Powers: Janet is a supernatural creature with ghost-like powers. She doesn't age and has amazing healing powers. She can fly, become invisible, become immaterial and change her form to that of a horrible corpse. She uses this last ability to frighten her opponents. Janet has a uniform made of ectoplasm, which she can call up at will and repairs itself.

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  • Character created by Comico.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - January, 2004

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