This character initially seemed to be cut from the “mysterious, incredibly powerful villain with no clear goals or agenda” mold, made so popular by Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister and the like. The revelation that he was, in fact, only a master illusionist was interesting, though, and I think he could give a group of PCs fits as they tried to figure out what was real and what wasn’t, even as he played the role of “world powerful villain” to the hilt.
|Real Name: Dr. Judas Traveller|
|Advantages: Acting Ability, Ally (Chakra), Charismatic, Followers (the Host), Gifted in Learning|
|Disadvantages: Arrogance, Dark Secret (Traveller hides the true nature of his powers from everyone), Delusions of Grandeur, Enemies (Spider-Man, Scrier, Norman Osborn)|
|Brawling 3D, dodge 3D|
|Lifting 5D, resistance 5D|
|Scholar (psychology, philosophy of good vs. evil) 9D|
|Bluff 8D, command 4D (the Host + 2D), intimidation 6D, willpower 8D|
|Unarmed BDV: 3D|
|P/l Bonus: + 2|
|Villain Points: 10||Body Points: 32|
|Character Points: 75||Powers: Illusion 12D [Judas Traveller frequently uses his Illusion power to make it appear that he is far more powerful than he actually is. He plays the role of an eons-old being who appears and disappears at will. As such, he may appear to shrug off bullets, fade into mist, etc. — but it’s all an illusion.]|
|History: Dr. Judas Traveller and his Host was originally thought to be an extremely powerful being of mysterious origins. He was obsessed with his study of human nature and the forces of good and evil and his most studied object was none other than Spider-Man. Traveller played a role in the clone saga and was allied with Scrier early in it. His employees The Host were trusty until the end as they all turned on the Traveller except for one: His lover Chakra.
In Amazing Spider-Man #417 everything regarding the truth about Traveller came out as he was being saved by Chakra and Spider-Man from Scrier, Gaunt and their employer/ Mastermind Norman Osborn. It was discovered that Traveller’s abilities were only limited to being psionic and able to alter one’s perceptions of reality. Traveller was used as a pawn by Norman Osborn in the entire clone saga and used well. The inability of Scrier to kill Traveller cost Scrier his life at the hands of Gaunt. Dr. Judas Traveller has yet to resurface again.