May 092013
 

Dazzler was originally intended to be a multi-media tie in character. Marvel writes a comic, a studio makes a movie, everyone profits. The movie deal never made it into production and the character got cancelled and reworked five or six times before Marvel finally decided to just go with the character they had spent so much time working on.

I can see why. Dazzler is a surprisingly deep character for early comics. Her mother left when she was young, she was raised to be a lawyer like her Dad, she secretly yearned to be an entertainer even after accidentally blinding an auditorium full of students during a performance, and then she hid her powers from her family. A number of her early stories was about trying to make it as a performer despite the universe seemingly forcing her to be a hero by throwing complication after complication at her.

Her powers allow her to turn any sound except her own unamplified voice into focused light, which she can then manipulate. She uses this to create holograms, hypnotic lights, lasers, blindness and even projects herself through the air. Over the years she has used technology to help her store sonic energy but more current versions hasn’t needed such a device.

You can read his complete history on the Marvel Wiki. Download the Word File or PDF here.

The PDFs of Marvel Heroic Roleplaying are no longer available but you can get the book while supplies last!

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Brian Liberge

Brian Liberge is a father of one, living in Boston, MA. Introduced to AD&D at an early age, he’s continued to update with the editions, and new games. He loves home-brewed ideas, is honest to a fault, and thinks that ideas and mechanics should absolutely be shared between systems. With a B.S. Degree in Theatre Arts, a job in Information Technology, and a love of strategy gaming, he tries to bring the best of each into his new creations for StufferShack. Check out his latest book the Midgard Bestiary for 4e, available now. Profile Page / Article Portfolio

  2 Responses to “Dazzler – Marvel Datafile”

  1. Awesome! I have to admit to having a soft spot in my heart for Dazzler. She just seem so cool to me.

  2. MWP really needs to work on their licensing scheme. Having a drop dead date for their PDF sales just seems like bad business.

    As for Dazzler, she’s one of those characters who looks cool but they’ve never done enough interesting stuff with her for me to want to know more.

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