Bane, while he has been criticized for being a villain who came out of nowhere before nearly killing Batman, has risen above his origin to become one of the most feared members of the Rogues' Gallery. Vicious, cunning, and inhumanly strong thanks to his access to the drug known only as Venom, Bane is a serious threat even to someone as skilled and experienced at the Dark Knight. He's been a villain, an anti-hero, and a member of organizations both foul and, at times, heroic. If nothing else, he is a man of great strength and skill, regardless of the cause he happens to be working for. For those who want to bring that kind of powerhouse to their Pathfinder game, this guide should get you started on the right path.
Waylon Jones, more famously known as Killer Croc, did not lead a happy life. Raised by an alcoholic aunt, universally reviled and outcast for a skin condition that gave him a beastly appearance, he spent his youth in and out of juvenile correction. When he reached manhood, and had done a stretch of hard time, he took a job wrestling crocodiles in a sideshow. With his colossal strength, natural swimming abilities, and hunger for power and control, he took the name Killer Croc before turning to a life of crime. Quite the resume, and if you'd like to have your own brand of heavy-hitting thug that fits Killer Croc's M.O. in your Pathfinder game, this guide should get you started.
Selina Kyle, alias Catwoman, has had nearly as many incarnations as Batman. A sometime hero, sometime villain, Catwoman is out for herself as often as she is on the side of either right or wrong. No one can deny her phenomenal skills as a burglar and thief though, and having her in your party can mean the difference between getting the treasure with no one the wiser, and having to fight tooth and nail for every inch of dungeon you get through.
Tony Stark is, at his core, the story of a knight. A man who overcomes his weakness by putting on a suit of armor and trying to live up to the ideals of a hero while plagued by his own, very human shortcomings. From alcoholism to irresponsibility, revenge to fear, Tony Stark dons the skin of Iron Man in order to become more than who he is without his armor. For players who want to bring that kind of a theme to their games, as well as a sweet re-creation of the Mark II and many of Stark's other armors, this character build guide should help.
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Carl Lucas, the man who would one day be known as Luke Cage, was arrested for a crime he didn't commit. While in Seagate prison he was nearly consumed by rage, fighting constantly with his fellow inmates. When he became the subject of an unusual experiment, though, he gained superhuman strength, and skin as tough as steel. With these abilities at his command, he tried to better himself, and to clear his name. If you want to bring this kind of character to your Pathfinder game, then this guide should help you get started.
Berserk, as both a manga and an anime series, is a dark, brooding, brutal journey. While it has light hearted moments, they only succeed in rendering the darker parts of the story into pitch black pools. The protagonist of this series is Guts, a hulking warrior with a mysterious, violent past, and an indomitable spirit that pushes him through any and all obstacles. From abuse that should have crippled him, to betrayal at the hands of his closest friend, nothing will stop him from achieving his goals. If you want to try and re-create Guts, this guide will help you bring the Black Swordsman era of the character to your Pathfinder table.
Will Simpson is a simple man; deep down, all he wants to be is a hero. Unfortunately, his willingness to do anything to achieve his goals twists what would otherwise be a noble, even heroic, soul into a caricature of heroism. A secondary character in Marvel's Jessica Jones series, Will is something of a a combination of two older characters named Nuke and U.S. Agent. Both of these characters attempted to be the Captain America a modern U.S. needed, but their flaws were magnified rather than erased by their power. Capable of great deeds, they did terrible things just as often as they accomplished heroic feats. If you're looking for a starter guide to bring this sort of character to your table, here's a place to get you started.
If you've been throwing funny-shaped dice around a table for any length of time, then you've heard the term rules lawyer before. Generally speaking it refers to a player (though it can apply to dungeon masters as well) who in a rules-based environment will attempt to use the letter of the rules rather than the spirit of them in order to leverage advantage for themselves. This term is most commonly in tabletop RPGs and wargames, but if you've ever worked in a corporate environment you may have met a real-life rules lawyer in the break room.
Gregor Clegane is a man of many names. Called The Mountain That Rides, as well as Tywin Lannister's Mad Dog, he is one of the most dangerous warriors in Westeros. Freakishly big and inhumanly strong, Ser Gregor has murdered countless men in combat, as well as untold numbers of women, children, and civilians simply because he felt like it. The mailed fist of the Lannisters, the elder Clegane is a force to be reckoned with. For those who want to recreate the brutal might of this monstrous villain, this guide should help you build this hard-hitting black knight in all his infamy.