Nightcrawler for Champions

Real name: Kurt Wagner
Other known aliases: Fuzzy Elf
Occupation: Hero, adventurer and priest, former circus performer.
Current group affiliation: X-Men
Past group affiliations: Excalibur (leader)
Major enemies: Magneto, Shadow King, Sentinels.
First appearance: Giant Size X-Men #1
Description: Kurt is a muscular man standing 5'9'' tall and weighing 195 lbs. His body is covered with a dark blue fur, he has solid yellow eyes. His hands only have two fingers and a thumb each and his feet have only two large toes. He has a prehensile tail.


14    STR     4
20    DEX    30
14    CON     8
12    BODY    4
13    INT     3
18    EGO    16
18    PRE     8
10    COM     0
 7    PD      4
 7    ED      4
 4    SPD    10
 8    REC     4
28    END     0
26    STUN    0
Characteristics Cost: 95

Powers, Skills and Equipment

10    +0 STR Clinging    
 3    Double Jointed    
 8    EC (8),"Teleportation"    
 6a)  1D6 EB,Linked(-1/2),"to Teleportation.",Damage Shield(+1/2),    
       AVLD(+1 1/2),Defense: Power Defense,0 END(+1/2)             0
42b)  10" Teleport,x64 Increased Range                             2
 5    1 Extra Limbs,"Prehensil tail."    
10    14 Mental Defense    
 3    Teleportation - Mass x4.,x5 Increased End Cost(-2)           5
 3    Acrobatics 13-    
 3    Breakfall 13-    
 3    Combat Piloting 13-    
 3    Contortionist 13-    
 1    High Society 8-    
 3    Lang: English,fluent w/accent    
 0    Lang: German,native    
 4    Martial Disarm    
 4    Martial Dodge    
 3    Mechanics 11-    
 5    Off Strike,"Fusillade of blows."    
 3    Paramedic 12-    
 2    SC: Theology 11-    
11    Stealth 17-    
 3    Tactics 12-    
 1    TF,Planes    
 1    WF,Swords    
 8    4/4 Armor,OIF(-1/2)    
 7    Instant Change,"Image inducer.",any clothes,IAF(-1/2)    
Powers Cost: 155


Base Points: 100
10     Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
15     Distinctive,"Blue, fuzzy demon.",easily concealable,extreme
20     Hunted,"by mutant haters and various enemies.",as powerful,
        non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
20     Normal Stats
10     Psych Lim,"Wants to be a swashbuckler.",common,moderate
10     Psych Lim,"Devout religious beliefs.",uncommon,strong
20     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing",common,total
15     Psych Lim,"In love with Amanda Sefton or Cerise.",common,
10     Rep,"X-Men acrobat/teleporter hero.",occur 8-,extreme
15     Secret ID,"Kurt Wagner"
 5     Unluck,1D6
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion:

History: Since birth, Kurt Wagner has resembled a demon appearance, but his powers of self-teleportation did not emerge until puberty. His unusual physical characteristics, including indigo-colored fur, a prehensile tail, pointed ears, fang-like canine teeth, three-fingered hands and two-toed feet, caused his mother to abandon him, because the people of their village wanted to kill the newborn. Margali Szardos, a sorceress and gypsy queen, found Wagner less than an hour after his birth in a roadside shelter in the Bavarian Alps. Margali took the baby to the small Bavarian circus where she worked as a fortune teller, a cover for her activities as a sorceress. There, circus performers who harbored no prejudices against so-called freaks raised Wagner, and Margali acted as his foster mother.

Nightcrawler since has discovered his birth mother to be the X-Men's adversary Mystique, which makes the X-Man Rogue his foster sister and assassinated presidential candidate Graydon Creed his half-brother.

When a Texas millionaire who wanted to cast Wagner in his American freak show bought the Bavarian circus, the young mutant quit and made his way toward Winzeldorf, Germany, where his foster brother, Stefan, was living. Wagner discovered Stefan had gone mad and slain several children. Two nights after leaving the circus, Wagner found Stefan and fought him, hoping to end his rampage. During the struggle, Wagner unintentionally broke Stefan's neck. When the villagers discovered Wagner, he was assumed to be a demon responsible for the killings. They were about to kill him when psionically paralyzed by Professor Charles Xavier, who had come to recruit Wagner into the X-Men.

Nightcrawler worried about the disappearance of Colossus II when Colossus II was invited to take on the Champion of the Universe in a fighting contest at Madison Square Garden (Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7).

Kurt dated the young sorceress Amanda Sefton.

Believing the X-Men had died in battle, Nightcrawler joined with the shape shifter Meggan, Shadowcat, Captain Britain and Phoenix III to form Excalibur, England's premier team of heroes. While with Excalibur Nightcrawler dated the alien warrior Cerise. Excalibur disbanded following the wedding of Captain Britain and Meggan, and Wagner returned to the United States to rejoin the X-Men.

Nightcrawler Note: On the X-Men: Evolution television series the voice of Kurt is played by actor Brad Swaile.

Powers: Nightcrawler can teleport himself, his clothing and a certain amount of additional mass from one point to another almost instantaneously. During teleportation, he leaves behind smoke and the smell of burning brimstone, actually part of the atmosphere from the unknown dimension through which he travels. In addition to tremendous natural agility, Nightcrawler possesses the ability to blend into deep shadows by partially moving his body into another dimension. His hands and feet have have micro-suction adaptions which allow him to cling to almost any surface. His tail is very strong, able to hold his body weight, and can be used as an extra limb.

Kurt often wears a protective costume when adventuring. He has been known to carry an image inducer which cloaks his body in a hologram making him appear like a normal human. He is proficient with a sword.

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

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