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Because the oddest thoughts take up residence in my mind thanks to comments elsewhere...

 

Create a character named Power Creep. What AT/powersets? If a powerset doesn't quite exist, what would you want them to have?

Bonus points for a bio.

 

(And for anyone who *has* a character named Power Creep - not picking on you, I didn't check to see if one existed. 🙂 All just in fun.)

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First inclination: Electric armor (for the "power" side) Stalker (for hide to help... well, Creep.)

 

Barry was already a bit of a peeping tom. And was getting known for it. People called him a creep as they passed him on the street.

One night, he just happened to be peeping in the wrong place at the wrong time, having cut through an industrial area and slipped, spilling some mysterious chemicals on himself - and then leaning a foot against that outdoors outlet to get a better view in his target's window. The outlet broke and his target wasn't the only one that got shocked that night. After that, though, he had new abilities. He had become... the Power Creep.

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I'd go for Plant, for Carrion Creepers, and Electric Affinity for Power. Or Kinetics.

Plant/Kin is a power combination, too, so that makes it powerful as well as creepy.

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Long long ago om my university's server, there was an indy game pr4ogrammed by students that was a "roguelike" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roguelike).

 

I forget the game's name now, but it had a bug -- every once in a while, a character would get a bug where at each log-in, their armor class would increase by 1.  Once a character got it, it could never be fixed, so after a certain number of log-ins the value would roll over and the character would be permanently unplayable.  We called this bug "the Armor Creep" bug, because the armor crept up 1 each time.

 

Years later, while running my own tabletop Champions campaign, I made a villain named The Armor Creep.  He was heavily armored and desperately, inappropriately in love with one of the players, and stalked her everywhere, pining for her affections with bad rom-com tropes.

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I keep coming back to this thread misremembering what it's asking and thinking you're asking us to create some power creep for the game itself, like some deranged game of "you call that a power creep?  That's not a power creep.  This is a power creep!"   So pardon me for derailing for just a second because the perfect thought struck me.

 

My suggestion for such would be a Hamidon Summoning power set for Masterminds.

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What is confounding me is what Hero / Villain would take the name.  And for what reason.  More likely the name was thrust upon them.  You don;t just wake up one morning and go "My super name is Power Creep"  or "Taserface"  Probably some newspaper called them that and it stuck.  But that still brings up why.

 

I do love the rom-com idea.  Maybe have the character hopelessly in love with Flambeaux, or Ms Liberty.  Or a random female he meets on any particular day (careful RPing that one lol)  But that still does not address the issue of how he got his Nom de Guerre or, more hilariously, what he insists his super name is but no one uses.

 

His powesets, like in much of Marvel's and DCs soap Operas, take a back seat to the drama.

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4 hours ago, Snarky said:

What is confounding me is what Hero / Villain would take the name.  And for what reason.  More likely the name was thrust upon them.  You don;t just wake up one morning and go "My super name is Power Creep"  or "Taserface"  Probably some newspaper called them that and it stuck.  But that still brings up why.

It could be similar to how Captain Mar-Vell became Captain Marvel.

Someone asked him who he was, and he replied "Power, creep!"

So, he was forever more called Power Creep.

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1 minute ago, Twisted Toon said:

It could be similar to how Captain Mar-Vell became Captain Marvel.

Someone asked him who he was, and he replied "Power, creep!"

So, he was forever more called Power Creep.

Which is similar to why I've got a mind/emp named Rusty Muffler.

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On 1/4/2021 at 6:06 AM, Snarky said:

What is confounding me is what Hero / Villain would take the name.  And for what reason.  More likely the name was thrust upon them.  You don;t just wake up one morning and go "My super name is Power Creep"  or "Taserface"  Probably some newspaper called them that and it stuck.  But that still brings up why.

Sorry, but everytime I see "Taserface," I think of this scene.

 

(156) Rocket Makes Fun of TaserFace in front of Ravegers Funny Scene Credit to Guardians of the Galaxy Vo - YouTube

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