Leech for Champions

Real name: Unknown
Other known aliases: None
Occupation: Student.
Current group affiliation: Generation X.
Past group affiliations: Morlocks, X-Terminators II.
Major enemies: Marauders
First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #179.
Description: Leech is a young boy with green skin, no hair and solid yellow eyes. He is 4'2'' and weighs 67 lbs.

 4     STR     -6
16     DEX     18
14     CON      8
10     BODY     0
 8     INT     -2
14     EGO      8
13     PRE      3
 6     COM     -2
 8     PD       7
 8     ED       5
 4     SPD     14
 4     REC      0
28     END      0
19     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 53

Powers, Skills and Equipment

  4     4/4 Damage Resistance     
120     6D6 Drain,vs SFX (all powers),Always On(-1/2),Powers return     
         immediately when out of field.(-3/4),Reduced Penetration     
         (-1/4),No Range(-1/2),Area Effect(+1),any area,Continuous     
         (+1),0 END Persistent(+1)                                  0
  5     8 Mental Defense     
 15     15 Power Defense     
 13     1 LVLS Shrinking(1m,12.5kg,+2 DCV,+3 KB),Always On(-1/2),0     
         END Persistent(+1)                                         0
  3     Concealment 11-     
  2     KS: Morlocks 11-     
  4     Martial Dodge     
  4     Martial Escape     
  3     Stealth 12-     
  1     Streetwise 8-     
 23     Shape Shift,"Image Inducer",limited group of shapes,IAF     
         (-3/4),fragile,0 END Persistent(+1)                        0
Powers Cost: 197


Base Points: 100
10     Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
10     Distinctive,"Talks in pigeon english.",concealable,minor
15     Distinctive,"Green skin, no hair, big yellow eyes.",
20     Hunted,"Various mutant hating groups.",more powerful,
        non-combat influence,harsh,appear 8-
15     Physical Lim,"Minor",frequently,greatly
15     Physical Lim,"Small",frequently,greatly
15     Psych Lim,"Shy",common,strong
15     Psych Lim,"Best of friends with Artie.",common,strong
10     Rep,"Powerful mutant negator.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10     Unluck,2D6
15     Watched,"by White Queen and Banshee.",more powerful,
        non-combat influence,harsh,appear 14-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: Since Leech's power is cumlative, and few Marvel heroes have Power Defense, I reasoned he didn't need a lot of drain to negate most super powers. A few phases near Leech and most powers start to fail. I didn't include the telekinesis power he displayed in the X-Men television series, that made no sense at all.

History: Little is known of the origin of the mutant known as Leech. He was presumably abandoned by human parents and discovered by the mutant known as Caliban. Caliban took the young Leech with him into the network of tunnels known as the Alley running beneath Manhattan which housed the mutant outcasts called Morlocks. There he lived a lonely unhappy existence until the empathetic Annalee adopted him after her own children were shot dead by the Marauder assassin called Scalphunter.

Leech experienced a short-lived happiness as the foster son of Annalee until the enigmatic figure called Mister Sinister sent the Marauders to wipe out the Morlock community. Although the Marauders were opposed during the so-called "mutant massacre" by various super heroes, Annalee was slain in the melee. Leech, however, was saved by his friends in Power Pack and by the members of X-Factor. X-Factor was searching for their autistic trainee, Artie Maddicks, whose appearance was similar to Leech's own.

Maddicks and Leech became fast friends and X-Factor adopted Leech and began to train him in the use of his power. During a day of play in the park with Power Pack, Artie and Franklin Richards the kids were attacked by Quicksilver and Lockjaw, who were trying to kidnap Franklin while under mind control from Maximus the Mad. Leech managed to help delay them by dampening their powers until X-Factor arrived (X-Factor Annual #2).

For a while, Leech and Artie were enrolled at the St. Simon Boarding School, during which time they worked with six other mutants trained by X-Factor calling themselves the X-Terminators II, but were kidnapped by demons during the Inferno crisis. He eventually left them to go back to school, but was kidnapped by Gene Nation and rescued from them by Generation X. He has been with them ever since.

Powers: Leech is a mutant with the ability to completely negate super abilities in the area around him. This includes mutant powers, as well as any other unusual abilities, for instance he once negated Lockjaw's ability to teleport. He cannot turn off his power, but can control the area he effects to some degree.

Links to other Leech pages:
  • http://pc59te.dte.uma.es/cdb/series/marvel/leech.htm
  • http://www.classicmarvel.com/cast/leech.htm
  • 239 point Champions conversion - http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Cavern/8186/x-men/artieandleech.html
  • http://www.marvel.com/x-men/profiles/leech.html
  • http://www.sigma.net/ozbot/marvelhandbook/jklm/leech.htm

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Page setup by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - September, 2000

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

    Authored on Amiga.