When Marvel Comics brought superhero movies into the 21st century it sent shock waves through the world of entertainment, and smashed records into smithereens. The films also brought many of Marvel's flagship characters into the mainstream, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, the Black Widow, and Thor. Along with Thor came his brother Loki, the god of mischief and lies. A villain who could have been a hero in his own right, Loki is usually one step ahead of everyone else. For players who want to be slick, sly, and clever it's easier than you think to bring the prodigal son of Asgard to your Pathfinder game.
Harley Quinn is an iconic member of Batman's rogues gallery, and she's perhaps the only villain with staying power created as part of the influential Batman: The Animated Series. She debuted in the early 90s, and it wasn't until 1994 that her backstory was fully explained. A former gymnast, Harleen Quinzel was trying to do good work with the patients are Arkham Asylum. The madman who fascinated her the most, though, was the Joker. Rather than helping him, though, Harleen fell completely under his sway. She helped him escape, and even dressed herself in motley as the infamous Harley Quinn. While she's gone through several changes since then, including a stint as an anti-hero when she joined the Suicide Squad, she remains one of the most popular characters DC has ever created.
In her original life, Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley was something of a shrinking violet. Dedicated to her work, she was naive, and easily led astray. The victim of casual experimentation, Pamela developed strange abilities like an immunity to toxins, and a strange affinity with plants. She also suffered from violent mood swings, and adopted the persona of Poison Ivy. Known primarily as an eco-terrorist, Ivy is not someone you want to cross. For those looking to bring a version of her to your Pathfinder game, here's a simple guide to get you started.
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.