Sphynx I

The Dreaded One

Fighting Amazing
Agility Remarkable
Strength Unearthly
Endurance Unearthly
Reason Incredible
Intuition Incredible
Psyche Amazing

Health 255
Karma 100
Resources Class 1000
Popularity -10

Powers

None.

Equipment

Ka Stone: The mystical Ka stone is made from a Class 1000 strength material. The wearer is granted the following powers.
Plasma Emmision: (Heat and Light): Unearthly
True Flight: Incredible
Mind Probe: Incredible
Energy Absorption: Energy Absorption may be used to absorb any type of energy and actually has no limit to the amount being absorbed. Absorbing energy from an cosmic (Unearthly+) source permanently boosts him into a powerful cosmic form until the energy is stripped from him again. Energy Absorption may not be used during combat situations.
Growth: Incredible
True Invulnerability: Incredible
Total Recall: Unearthly
Teleportation: Incredible
Immortality
Attributes: The KA stone grantes the following ability scores.
Fighting Amazing
Agility Remarkable
Strength Unearthly
Endurance Unearthly

Health 255

Limitation

Losing the stone strips the wearer of all power and as result the former wearer takes the full toll of his entire existence in years and quite possibly dies of old age withering to dust in the process. Once somebody has started to wear the stone it cannot be removed by anything except by using forces of at least Shift-X level.
After having absorbed the power of the Xandarian computers his powers and abilities increased vastly, represented by these new Cosmic levels:
Fighting Amazing
Agility Remarkable
Strength Unearthly
Endurance Unearthly
Reason Incredible
Intuition Incredible
Psyche Amazing

Health 255
Karma 100
Resources Class 1000
Popularity -10
Powers

Plasma Emmision: (Heat and Light): Unearthly
True Flight: Class 5000
Mind Probe: Shift-Z
Life Support: Class 3000
Energy Absorption: Class 1000
Growth: Unearthly
True Invulnerability: Shift-Z
Total Recall: Unearthly
Teleportation: Unearthly
Molecular Conversion: Shift-Y
Immortality

Talents

Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Occult Lore, Medicine, Leadership, Archaeology, History, Multi-lingual: (A very wide array of languages)

Contacts

Sphynx II

History

The man who would become the Sphynx used to be the chief wizard of the ancient Egyptian Pharao Ramses II. At one time, in front of the Pharao, when the wizard’s apparent magical abilities proved to be inferior to the demonstrated powers of the captured Israeli leader Moses, Ramses banished the wizard. The wizard began his long wanderings and after several years stumbled upon a temple of unknown origin inside which he found the Ka stone laying. This stone seemed to be semi-sentient and seemed to bid him to touch his forehead with the stone. The moment he did so the stone affixed itself to him and imbued him with vast superhuman powers and immortality. Dazed by the powerful energies the wizard collapsed and was nursed back to health by a lonely outcast woman. This woman, who fell in love with the Sphynx, was later to become the second Sphynx. The transformed wizard assumed the name The Sphynx and spent the next 5000 years travelling around the world without purpose, involving himself in whatever seemed interresting.

During some stage of his existence the Sphynx became utterly bored with his immortal life and began to search for means to free himself of the Ka stone to end his existence. Hearing of a mystic, enigmatic entity whose powers rivalled his own, he travelled to the Himalayas encountering the being Sayge. However Sayge refused to help him and instead tormented him with the picture of the Sphynx’s unalterable destiny of eternal life. The being Sayge, known to some as Veritas, met the Sphinx several times in the years to come. By the time of the mid-twentieth century he had probed thousands of minds for means to end his existence. At one point probing the mind of Rikard Rider aka Nova he found out about the planet Xandar and it’s planet-sized computer.

The Sphynx thought that this was the way of thwarting the Ka Stone, but he was unable to probe all knowledge of this planet from Rider. Later the Sphinx learned about the planet Xandar from the being called the ‘living computer’ Quasimodo. The Sphynx thereafter pressured Rider and the latter’s allies into taking him to Xandar in Rider’s starship. Reaching Xandar the Sphinx absorbed the total sum of that world’s accumulated knowledge as well as tremendous amounts of energy from it’s planet-sized computer.

Now, at last, the Sphynx had the knowledge and power to end his own existence. He did, however, abandon his goals of suicide and instead decided on returning to Earth to destroy it. Learning of this intent by Nova the Earth champions known as the Fantastic Four, realizing this immense threat, contacted and bargained with the world-devourer Galactus to battle the Sphinx. In the following battle on Earth Galactus did defeat the Sphinx, drained him of the absorbed energy, plucked the Ka Stone from his forehead and crushed it and sent the Sphynx back in time to relieve his life over and over eternally in a time loop, fullfilling the prophesies of Sayge. But Galactus had made a mistake failing to take into account that the Sphinx already existed in the timeperiod where he sent him. In that time period there were now two Sphinxes, who met at the point in time where the Sphinx first discovered the Ka Stone. The future Sphinx told the other what Galactus had done and the two worked out a scheme by which they could escape the fate Galactus had planned for them. Using the future Sphinx’s knowledge they built a machine able to reform the Ka Stone after Galactus had crushed it.

The future Sphynx then hypnotised the young Sphynx into forgetting their meeting, who lived on as historically recorded, and put himself into suspended animation. Some months after Galactus had defeated the Sphynx, the Sphynx emerged from this animation after having been suspended for five millenia. The Sphynx then began using the machine to restore the Ka Stone, but unfortunately clashed with the Thing before completely doing so. The Thing destroyed the machine and the Ka Stone began to slowly disintegrate. The Sphynx, deprived of his immortality and enraged by this, defeated the Thing trying to kill him. The Thing’s enemy the Puppetmaster, however, believed he owed the Thing a debt of gratitude and intervened, used one of his mystical puppets to take control of the Sphinx’s mind. The controlled Sphynx was ordered to take the Ka Stone from his brow and crush it into dust. As soon as he did so the Sphynx’s body succumbed to rapid aging and withered, turning finally to dust itself.

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