Juggernaut for Champions

''I fought them all - and triumphed! The Juggernaut has won the final victory! And now for the crowning touch! I'll bury Xavier and his precious mutants... in the debris of his own school!'' - Cain, after beating the X-Men in X-Men #32, May 1967

''I don't believe it! This has gotta be a joke! I'm Cain Marko... The Juggernaut! The closest thing you'll ever see to an irresistible force! Nothing can stop me! Not Spider-Man! Not the Hulk! Not even the blasted X-Men! None of them could ever truly beat me! I just flattened the mighty Thor! Hurt him big time! And you got the nerve to challenge me? You - ?! A bunch'a lousy kids!'' - Cain, when faced with the New Warriors in Mighty Thor #412, December 1989

Real name: Cain Marko
Other known aliases: Professional criminal, former soldier.
Occupation: None
Current group affiliation: Partner to Black Tom Cassady.
Past group affiliations: Legion Accursed, worked for the Red Skull.
Major enemies: X-Men, Hulk, Thor, New Warriors, X-Force.
First appearance: X-Men #12
Origin: X-Men #12
Description: Cain is a superhumanly large and strong man with red hair and blue eyes. He stands 6'10'' tall and weighs 900 lbs. He wears a brownish red armored suit and helmet.


   65     STR     45
   14     DEX     12
   35     CON     50
   21     BODY    20
   10     INT      0
   13     EGO      6
18/28     PRE      8
   14     COM      2
   23     PD      11
   23     ED      15
    4     SPD     16
   18     REC      0
   70     END      0
   67     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 185

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 7     1 LVLS Density Increase (stats already included),Always On     
        (-1/2),0 END Persistent(+1)                                 0
25     EC (25),"Invulnerable"     
42a)   15/15 Armor,x2 Hardened(+1/2)     
35b)   75% Damage Reduction (ED),resistant     
35c)   75% Damage Reduction (PD),resistant          
81     7D6 EB,"Force Wave",vs physical defense,Concentrate(-1/2),     
        constant concentration,1/2 END(+1/4),Explosion(+1/2),Double     
        Knockback(+3/4),Continuous(+1)                              5
 7     1 LVLS Growth (stats already included),Always On(-1/2),0 END     
        Persistent(+1)                                              0
26     13" KB Resist     
30     Life Support,doesn't breathe,doesn't eat/sleep/excrete,safe     
        in vacuum/pressure,safe in radiation,safe in heat/cold,     
        immune to disease,immune to aging 
25     25 Power Defense        
 7     +10 PRE,Negative uses only.(-1/2)     
50     5 BODY Regen     
 8     10" Running                                                  2
49     65 STR,Double Knockback(+3/4)                                5
 5     Choke Hold     
 3     Climbing 12-     
 3     Flying Tackle     
24     3 Levels,all combat     
 3     Martial Throw     
 3     Streetwise 15-     
 3     Survival 11-     
 2     WF,Small Arms     
31     49 Mental Defense,"Mystic Helmet",OIF(-1/2)     
Powers Cost: 504


Base Points: 100
25     Distinctive,"He's the Juggernaut, kinda hard to miss.",not
25     Hunted,"Hero groups.",as powerful,non-combat influence,
        harsh,appear 14-
 5     Physical Lim,"Limited field of vision because of helmet.",
15     Physical Lim,"He's big and heavy.",frequently,greatly
10     Psych Lim,"Honorable",uncommon,strong
15     Psych Lim,"Bad temper.",common,strong
15     Psych Lim,"Hates/Envy's Professor X.",common,strong
10     Public ID,"Cain Marko"
20     Rep,"Ultra powerful criminal.",occur 14-,extreme reputation
 5     Rivalry,"with other bricks.",professional
 5     Unluck,1D6
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 439
Total Points: 689

Explanation of the conversion: Despite his name and reputation the Juggernaut can be stopped, he has been numerous times, but it is VERY hard to do. In a setting where a 60 STR is considered top of the scale for player characters, and players start with 250 points for character creation, the Juggernaut is strong enough to ignore just about any attack, and will give most hero groups a hard time.

History: Cain Marko was born in Berkley, California, the son of Doctor Kurt and Marjory Marko. Hurt was an associate of Brian Xavier, the father of Charles Xavier. After Brian died in an atomic accident Kurt married Brian's widow Sharon and adopted Charles. Right from the start Cain was an abusive step brother who delighted in terrorizing his smaller sibling. During the Korean war Cain and Charles served together and took refuge during an attack in the cavern temple of Cyttorak. While there Cain discovered a ruby that granted him great power when he touched it, but he was buried alive when another attack collapsed the cavern. He eventually dug himself out years later and attacked Professor X and the X-Men (X-Men #12-13).

The Juggernaut was among the villains recruited by Mister Bitterhorn into Mephisto's Legion Accursed. They were used in part of a plot to kill the Beyonder with Mephisto's Beyondersbane weapon, but were delayed by the Thing until the weapon melted down (Secret Wars II #7).

Mighty Thor #411 He eventually found himself in Crossmoor prison kept in a stasis field. He broke out, but was stopped and returned by Excalibur (Excalibur #3).

Cain was freed from it by Loki during the Acts of Vengeance and transported to New York where he battled Thor and the New Warriors. Thor summoned the God-Force he had used to battle Galactus and actually managed to knock back the Juggernaut into a pit. There he was sealed in molten iron by Firestar and transported by Thor to another dimension. A few moments later when Juggernaut broke out of the iron he found himself lost on an alien world (Thor #411-412).

After returning to Earth he fought X-Force. Shatterstar was actually able to jab his sword into Juggernaut's eye, but this healed in a few seconds and only made him madder.

Uncanny X-Men #322 Later he fought Onslaught in Canada and was beaten near to death and thrown to New Jersey where he encountered the Beast, Bishop and Psylocke (Uncanny X-Men #322).

Eventually he came to the Phoenix IV for help because knew who Onslaught was but couldn't get it out due to a telepathic block. Jean found out who it was and realized that Cain was in great danger and told him to run. But Onslaught caught him and ripped the Crimson Gem right out of his chest. Jean thought he had died but actually Onslaught had trapped him inside the gem (X-Men Unlimited #13). It was there that Doctor Strange and Gommur tried to make him see the error of his ways and also save him from the entity known as Cyttorak. They saved him but they had to forever bond Cain to the power of the gem.

Cyttorak was merely one of a pantheon of eight gods, all with earthbound avatars. These Exemplars enlisted the Juggernaut's aid in constructing a machine that would enslave the human race. As the Exemplars tended to in their final preparations, Cain withdrew deep into himself, where he clashed with Cytorrak. Charles entered his stepbrother's mind to aid him in the battle, but the Exemplar known as Bedlam sensed his presence and expelled him. Still, Charles' short stay in Juggernaut's head had helped Cain regain control of his psyche. After defeating Cyttorak, Juggernaut destroyed the Exemplars' God Machine. He then turned his attention to the avatars themselves, defeating each in turn.

Juggernaut again was cast as a hero when the sentient spaceship Prosh escaped the confines of a Celestial prison, returned to Earth and dispatched a group of disparate beings on a journey through time to uncover the keys to preserving human evolution. Besides Cain, Prosh's task force included Phoenix IV and Iceman, members of the X-Men; and Mystique and Toad, mutant terrorists. Their mission: Save the human race from a threat that might not manifest itself for millions of years. Juggernaut was shown that for all his physical strength, he long has lacked strength of character. Despite all his yearning for power, he has squandered his supernaturally enhanced abilities. When Prosh reassembled the members of his team in the present, they fought and defeated the enigmatic alien entity known as the Stranger, who sought to control the natural evolution of humans and mutants. If not acquiring a new found respect for life and human dignity, at least Juggernaut gained a better sense of understanding for the mutant plight.

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

Note: In the alternate future time line depicted in the M2 series of comics Cain got married, gave up his criminal life and fathered a son named Zane who would become the Avenger known as J2.

Trivia: The American Heritage Dictionary defines a juggernaut as ''An overwhelming advancing force that crushes everything in it's path.''

Powers: The Juggernaut's powers are mystical in origin. Cain came in contact with a mysterious ruby which he discovered in an Asian temple during his stint in the military. The gem invested anyone who touched it with the power of the god Cytorrak, turning Marko into an unstoppable living engine with the ability to smash through any barrier, and making him immune to pain and injury. He is able to create a force wave which can push back anyone near him by simple concentrating. With Juggy and Cyttorak's gem now one, Juggernaut is more powerful than ever, and may even be immortal.

Note: On some occasions Juggernaut has been mistakenly described as a mutant because of his long standing association with the X-Men, but his powers come from the demon god Cyttorak. It has been suggested that Cyttorak enjoys spreading the fame of his power by granting use of it to Cain. Cyttorak himself never leaves his home dimension, but wants those outside his realm to know and fear him. Cain allows him to do this.

Links to other Juggernaut pages:
  • http://pc59te.dte.uma.es/cdb/series/marvel/juggerna.htm
  • http://users.ev1.net/~peanut/bio-juggernaut.html
  • http://www.angelfire.com/mi/spiderman/juggernaut.html
  • http://www.crosswinds.net/~leaderslair/marvelvillains/juggernaut.html
  • http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Saturn/1824/juggernaut.html
  • http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Cavern/8186/x-men/juggernaut.html
  • http://www.users.xeroanime.com/~handbook/jklm/juggerna.htm
  • http://www.samruby.com/Villains/Juggernaut/juggernaut.htm
  • http://www.sysabend.org/champions/gnborh/text/Juggernaut-sb.txt
  • http://www.sysabend.org/champions/gnborh/text/Juggernaut-tl.txt
  • http://www.users.xeroanime.com/~handbook/jklm/juggerna.htm

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - October, 2002

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    Authored on Amiga.