Medusa for Champions

Real name: Medusalith Amaquelin Boltagon
Other known aliases: Madame Medusa
Occupation: Queen of the Inhumans, former hero and theif.
Current group affiliation: Inhumans Royal Family.
Past group affiliations: Fantastic Four, Frightful Four.
Major enemies: Maximus the Mad, formerly Fantastic Four.
First appearance: Fantastic Four #36
Origin: Inhumans Special #1
Description: Medusalith is an attractive woman with exceptionally long red hair, which usually is in motion as if it was alive. She stands 5'11'' tall weighs 145 lbs. and has green eyes. She has a tendency to wear purple outfits and masks.


15/43     STR      5
24/28     DEX     42
   21     CON     22
   15     BODY    10
   13     INT      3
   13     EGO      6
   20     PRE     10
   20     COM      5
    9     PD       6
   11     ED       6
    4     SPD      6
    8     REC      0
   48     END      0
   35     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 121

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 3     Ambidexterity     
 7     +4 DEX,doesn't add to figured,Only with hair.(-1/4)     
 9     EC (9),"Hair Tenticles"     
 9a)   10 OCV Missile Deflection,deflect arrows,deflect adjacent     
17b)   4" Stretching,Can only stretch her hair.(-1/4),0 END(+1/2) 0
 5     6 Extra Limbs,"Hair tenticles."     
19     20" Running,Gestures(-1/2),applies to constant power       4
16     +28 STR,doesn't add to figured,Only with hair.(-1/4)       3
 3     Breakfall 15-     
 3     Climbing 15-     
 4     Fast Strike     
 3     Grappling Throw     
 3     High Society 13-     
 4     Lang: English,native accent,literacy     
 3     Lang: French,native accent     
 3     Lang: Inhuman sign language.,native accent     
 0     Lang: Tilan,native     
 3     Linguist     
 2     Low Nobility     
 4     Martial Disarm     
 4     Martial Dodge     
 5     4/4 Armor,"Protective costume.",12- Activation(-3/4),OIF     
Powers Cost: 129


Base Points: 100
 5     DNPC,"Son",less powerful,appear 8-
15     Distinctive,"Beautiful woman with long moving red hair.",
15     Hunted,"By various enemies.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 8-
 5     Psych Lim,"In love with Blackbolt.",uncommon,moderate
15     Psych Lim,"Duty to her people.",common,strong
20     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
 5     Rep,"Fantastic Four substitute.",occur 8-
10     Unluck,2D6
10     Vuln,"From polution and chemical attacks.",uncommon,x2
10     Watched,"By fellow Inhumans.",more powerful,non-combat
        influence,mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 110

Experience Spent: 40
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: The Gestures on her Running represent how she can cover ground quickly by running with her hair pulling her along instead of her feet.

History: Medusalith was the first of two children born to the nutritionists Quelin and Ambur on the Inhuman community, a genetic offshoot of humanity. She is the older sister of Crystal. Her father Quelin was the brother of Rynda, wife of Agon, king of the Inhumans, and as such she has been considered part of the Royal Family. Medusa's parents elected to expose her to the mutagenic Terrigen Mist when she was an infant, and the process endowed her with hair that she could animate like added appendages. While still in adolescence, she began to make frequent visits to the isolation cell of her second cousin, Black Bolt, and learned to communicate with him in a special sign language. Medusa and Black Bolt developed a special bond between them that blossomed into love when Black Bolt was first allowed out of his cell at the age of eighteen.

In the aftermath of the first coming of the Trikon, Medusa left the Inhumans' Great Refuge. Afflicted with amnesia sustained in an air crash, the Inhuman wandered Europe, committing petty thefts to get food to survive. Her animated hair soon brought her unwanted attention and eventually the American criminal called the Wizard heard rumors of her. Locating Medusa in Paris, the Wizard brought her to America and enlisted her in the Frightful Four, a band of criminals he had organized. Grateful to the Wizard, Medusa went along with the criminal activities of the Frightful Four. When the group battled the heroes of the Fantastic Four, all but Medusa were captured. Medusa's public exploits enabled Black Bolt and the other members of the Royal Family to locate her. Seeing them again restored her memory, and they were all taken back to the Great Refuge by the Seeker, a robot of the Inhuman Maximus.

When Black Bolt regained the throne from Maximus, Medusa renewed her betrothal to him and served as his royal interpreter. She has remained at his side seeing the Inhumans through one of their most tumultuous periods in history. Medusa has taken short journeys from the Inhumans' base Attilan without Black Bolt, once when she engaged Spider-Man in battle, another time to thwart the reunion of the Frightful Four. Otherwise she has only left his side for a period of months only twice. The first time she joined the Fantastic Four to take the Invisible Girl's place on the team during her estrangement from her husband. The second time, she was taken captive by the criminal Enclave, who sought to conquer Attilan.

Incredible Hulk #279 Once it was established that Bruce Banner's mind was in control of the Hulk's body, the Hulk was treated to a celebration in New York City where he received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan, the key to the city, and praise from a number of superheroes, including Medusa (Incredible Hulk #279).

Medusa has recently wed Black Bolt, after the customary several year royal engagement period was over. She and Black Bolt have since given birth to their first child, a son named Ahur.

Powers: Medusa has long hair that has the tensil strength of steel, but with a great amount of elasticity. She can telekinetically control her hair with exceptional fine control, using it like most people use their arms and hands. She can use it to ensnare fore, create a whirlwind by rotating it like a fan, or cracking it like a whip. As an inhuman, Medusa has generally higher physical abilities then the average human, but is more susceptable to toxins and polutants.

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  • Character created by Marvel Comics. Picture by Lori McDonald
    Page setup by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - September, 2002

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    Authored on Amiga.