Today concludes my coverage of Mayfairstivus, the celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! What a crossover it’s been! Over 60 posts across 19 different blogs! Unbelievable! Just goes to show how much excitement this game system can generate. Today we’ll be looking at the RPG statistics for a few more of Firestorm’s rogues: Multiplex and Plastique. I apologize for missing yesterday here; a lack of sleep and real-world stress finally caught up with me.
THE BELLE REVE SOURCEBOOK – FIRST EDITION – 1988
Both Multiplex and Plastique’s entries come from the Belle Reve Sourcebook, dedicated to the Suicide Squad. There are psychological notes in each entry that pertain to the Squad and help flesh out the character for the reader.
Multiplex has always been one of my favorite Firestorm rogues. The main reason for my love of the character is probably nostalgia. Firestorm vol I #2 was one of the earliest Firestorm comics I purchased. I must have read that comic one hundred times. Another reason for my enjoyment of the character is the shared origin with Firestorm. Both born from the same nuclear accident, Multiplex was Firestorm’s opposite number – Firestorm is the fusion of two people; Multiplex is fission of a single person into many. Finally, I can’t help but love that Multiplex’s duplication power is limited to his own personal mass. The more duploids he creates, the smaller they become. Love that! Don’t get me wrong, I recognize the cheese factor in Multiplex, but I simply don’t care. He’s a classic Silver Age villain.
I hope we get to see this villain again as Firestorm begins new solo adventures. Now that we’ve learned Firestorm contains the spark that started the Big Bang, I wonder what that means for Multiplex since he gained his powers in the same explosion. Hmmm… I smell a potential retcon coming!
Plastique is a fan favorite rogue, but for reasons that escape me. Sure she’s super-hot and got naked in her first appearance. Beyond that, did any of her actions really rate being a top rogue for Firestorm? She did appear fairly early in the Fury of Firestorm run, so she qualifies as one of Firestorm’s oldest rogues. I’m not saying I don’t like the character, I just don’t personally consider her a “go to” villain for ole match-head.
It’s a shame we never got statistics for other Firestorm rogues such as Typhoon, Hyena, the Enforcer, Tokamak, Zuggernaut, and Shadowstorm. Stats were published for some other related characters, but I didn’t get a chance to feature them here during Mayfairstivus this year. Black Bison appeared in the first edition box set. Parasite had a Mayfair Who’s Who supplement page. Finally, Naiad had a Mayfair Who’s Who supplement page that varied from the newsletter we presented during Mayfairstivus. Perhaps we’ll look at these in some future posts.
Don’t forget, the Mayfairstivus celebration was spread across numerous blogs. Below is a complete list of all the blog entries in the Mayfairstivus crossover. Be sure to check out these fantastic posts! If any further posts are published, I’ll update this list.
- Jericho 1989 Mayfair Games Card – THE ANTI-DIDIO LEAGUE OF AMERICA
- Aquaman 1989 – Mayfairstivus: – THE AQUAMAN SHRINE
- Booster Gold Character Card – BOOSTERRIFIC
- Skeets – A Mayfairstivus for the Rest of Us! Day 6 – BOOSTERRIFIC
- Equipment – A Mayfairstivus for the Rest of Us! Day 7 – BOOSTERIFFIC
- Time Sphere – A Mayfairstivus for the Rest of Us! Day 8 – BOOSTERIFFIC
- The Question 1989 Mayfair RPG Game Card – COMICS MAKE ME HAPPY!
- Batman 1989 Mayfair RPG Game Card – COMICS MAKE ME HAPPY!
- Plastic Man 1989 Mayfair Games Card – THE CONTINUITY BLOG
- Bronze Tiger 1989 Character Card – DC BLOODLINES
- Captain Marvel 1989 Character Card – DC BLOODLINES
- John Constantine- Hellblazer 1989 Character Card – DC BLOODLINES
- The Huntress 1989 Character Card – DC BLOODLINES
- Sergeant Rock 1989 Character Card – DC BLOODLINES
- Blackhawk 1989 Character Card – DC BLOODLINES
- Jonah Hex 1989 Character Card – DC BLOODLINES
- Power Girl 1989 Character Card – DC BLOODLINES
- The Creeper 1989 Character Card – DC BLOODLINES
- The Cheetah 1989 Character Card – DIANA PRINCE: WONDER WOMAN
- Troia 1989 Character Card – DIANA PRINCE: WONDER WOMAN
- Wonder Woman 1989 Character Card – DIANA PRINCE: WONDER WOMAN
- Changeling – Mayfairstivus – DOOM PATROL: MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #80
- Remembering the Game – Mayfairstivus Day 1 – FIRESTORM FAN
- Firestorm – Mayfairstivus Day 2 – FIRESTORM FAN
- Elemental Firestorm – Mayfairstivus Day 3 – FIRESTORM FAN
- An Element of Danger Module – Mayfairstivus Day 6 – FIRESTORM FAN
- The New Thinker and Brimstone – Mayfairstivus Day 7 – FIRESTORM FAN
- Multiplex and Plastique – Mayfairstivus – FIRESTORM FAN
- Flash in the DC Heroes RPG – FLASH: SPEED FORCE
- Captains Cold & Boomerang in the 1989 DC Heroes RPG – FLASH: SPEED FORCE
- Black Canary, Big Barda & Starfire – Get Your Mayfairstivus On – GIRLS GONE GEEK
- Catwoman, Raven & Black Adam – Our Mayfairstivus Finale – GIRLS GONE GEEK
- Green Lantern Corps – Mayfairstivus – GREEN LANTERN: THE INDIGO TRIBE
- Hawkman! – HAWKMAN: BEING CARTER HALL
- Dale Gunn in the 1990 Justice League Sourcebook – JUSTICE LEAGUE DETROIT
- Vixen 1989 Character Card – JUSTICE LEAGUE DETROIT
- Elongated Man 1989 Character Card – JUSTICE LEAGUE DETROIT
- Vibe in the 1990 Justice League Sourcebook (Deceased) – JUSTICE LEAGUE DETROIT
- Steel in the 1990 Justice League Sourcebook (Deceased) – JUSTICE LEAGUE DETROIT
- Despero’s 1990 The Justice League Sourcebook Entry – MARTIAN MANHUNTER: THE IDOL-HEAD OF DIABOLU
- Darkseid the Destroyer Character Card – MARTIAN MANHUNTER: THE IDOL-HEAD OF DIABOLU
- Manhunter (Mark Shaw) Character Card – MARTIAN MANHUNTER: THE IDOL-HEAD OF DIABOLU
- The Sandman Character Card – MARTIAN MANHUNTER: THE IDOL-HEAD OF DIABOLU
- Despero: Who’s Who in the DC Universe #2 (September 1990) – MARTIAN MANHUNTER: THE IDOL-HEAD OF DIABOLU
- Martian Manhunter 1989 Character Card – MARTIAN MANHUNTER: THE IDOL-HEAD OF DIABOLU
- DC Heroes RPG – Mayfairstivus Day 1– ONCE UPON A GEEK
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Edition – Mayfairstivus Day 2 – ONCE UPON A GEEK
- Doctor Fate – Mayfairstivus Day 3 – ONCE UPON A GEEK
- Animal Man – Mayfairstivus Day 6 – ONCE UPON A GEEK
- Starman (Will Payton) – Mayfairstivus Day 7 – ONCE UPON A GEEK
- Mayfairstivus – Be Part of the Legend – ONCE UPON A GEEK
- Doctor Light 1989 Character Card – POWER OF THE ATOM
- The Atom 1989 Character Card – POWER OF THE ATOM
- Captain Atom 1989 Character Card – POWER OF THE ATOM
- Ivy Town, Connecticut: 1990 The Atlas of the DC Universe – POWER OF THE ATOM
- Reign of the Superman #49: DC Heroes’ Supermen – SISKOID’S BLOG OF GEEKERY
- Celebrating The Mayfair DC Heroes Role Playing Game – SUPERGIRL COMIC BOX COMMENTARY
- Supergirl In The DC Heroes Game (featuring the Legion) – Mayfairstivus Post 2 – SUPERGIRL COMIC BOX COMMENTARY
- Brainy and More Supergirl Stuff – Mayfairstivus Post 3 – SUPERGIRL COMIC BOX COMMENTARY
Thanks for helping us celebrate Mayfairstivus. If you want to see more Mayfair-related posts in the future, let me know in the comments!
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