Real name: Unknown Other known aliases: Pecker Head, Chicken Head. Occupation: Government agent, former mob enforcer and freak's rights activist. Current group affiliation: Special Operations Strikeforce. Past group affiliations: Vicious Circle. Major enemies: Horde, Dragon, Darklord. First appearance: Savage Dragon #24 (face seen), Savage Dragon #25 (spoke), Savage Dragon #28 (named). Origin: Unrevealed Description: Powerhouse is a tall and muscular man with a bird-like head. He has light colored feathers covering his head.
55 STR 40
18 DEX 24
23 CON 26
14 BODY 8
13 INT 3
13 EGO 6
18 PRE 8
6 COM -2
15 PD 4
10 ED 4
4 SPD 12
15 REC 0
46 END 0
51 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 133
Powers and Skills
24 8/8 Armor
7 1 LVLS Density Increase (stats already included),Always On
(-1/2),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
30 15" Flight 3
15 Life Support,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in radiation,safe
in heat/cold,immune to disease,immune to aging
5 8 Mental Defense
5 5 Power Defense
6 1 BODY Regen,recovery rate: per hour
4 Fast Strike
3 KS: Chicago mobs. 12-,(INT based)
3 Martial Throw
1 Navigation 8-
5 Off Strike
3 Oratory 13-
3 Streetwise 13-
3 Tactics 12-
Powers Cost: 117
Base Points: 100
5 Distinctive,"Adept",easily concealable,minor
5 DNPC,"Various freaks in need.",less powerful,useful skills,
20 Distinctive,"Muscle man in colorful suit with chicken
20 Hunted,"by various enemies and police.",as powerful,
non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
5 Psych Lim,"Dislikes people eating chicken.",uncommon,
10 Psych Lim,"Keeps his word.",uncommon,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Tries to get things done without violence.",very
20 Psych Lim,"Protective of fellow freaks.",very common,strong
15 Rep,"Chicago freak enforcer.",occur 11-,extreme reputation
5 Rivalry,"with various brick freaks.",professional
10 Watched,"by his bosses.",as powerful,non-combat influence,
Disadvantages Total: 140
Experience Spent: 10
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion:
History: Little is known about the early history of Powerhouse. He became a member of the freak mob the Vicious Circle in Chicago in the 90's. He became a member of the Vicious Circle to help protects his fellow freaks from being oppressed by normals.
Powerhouse was present at the Freak Outpost when Roughneck unsuccessfully attempted to take over the Vicious Circle after the death of the Overlord (Savage Dragon #24).
When Brainiape attempted to take over the Vicious Circle, Powerhouse objected and convinced Brainiape as to why he wasn't
qualified (Savage Dragon #25).
Powerhouse was present when Cyberface assumed leadership of the Vicious Circle, and when Johnny Redbeard II attempted to challenge him. Cyberface killed many of Johnny's followers, and had Negate remove Johnny's powers. Powerhouse then evacuated the current Vicious Circle headquarters with the other Circle members because it's location had been comprimised (Savage Dragon #26).
After Cyberface was made the new leader of the Vicious Circle, Powerhouse was sent to retrieve Brainiape and bring him back to the fold, and in doing so, foiled a bank robbery attempt by his quarry, and severely damaged Brainiape. For a short time at least, Powerhouse was seen as a hero by the citizens of Chicago (Savage Dragon #28).
After Powerhouse took Brainiape back to the Vicious Circle's new headquarters, Powerhouse had him healed, and was ordered by Cyberface to send Brainiape to kill officer Dragon. Powerhouse was present when the Vicious Circle tried to save the dying Cyberface by turning him into a vampire (Savage Dragon #34).
Cyberface's condition made him immune to being turned into a vampire, and Powerhouse and the other important members of the Vicious Circle tried anything they could to keep him alive. Abner Cadaver was able to take the energies from a number of immortal beings to temporarily restore Cyberface (Savage Dragon #35).
When Mars invaded Earth, Powerhouse and other members of the Vicious Circle defended Chicago. When Dragon returned to Earth after the invasion was turned back, Powerhouse and the Vicious Circle attacked him (Savage Dragon #37).
After Dragon was captured and publicly crucified by Cyberface, Freak Force and a number of freaks who were friends of Dragon attempted to save him. Powerhouse was granted enhanced powers by Abner Cadaver and used them to fight Mighty Man II. When Cyberface was killed in the fight with Dragon Powerhouse and the rest of the Vicious Circle ran off (Savage Dragon #38).
With Cyberface gone, command of the Vicious Circle was taken over by Horde, who used his mind controlling leeches to take over most of the Circle. Powerhouse was one of the few to escape (Savage Dragon #39).
Powerhouse joined up with Octopus is trying to revive Cyberface, whose brain Octopus had placed in the body of Brainiape (Savage Dragon #40).
Horde then sent the mind controlled She-Dragon and Mace to attack Powerhouse, Octopus and Cyberface, as they were in the process of stealing the Overlord's armor. Dragon then showed up an knocked out Cyberface, She-Dragon and Mace, removing the leeches that controlled the two. Powerhouse then fought Dragon, and after many insults were exchanged, Powerhouse knocked Dragon for a loop and flew away while Dragon recovered. Powerhouse, Octopus and Cyperface regrouped and took possession on Overlord's armor (Savage Dragon #48).
Powerhouse and the others were then joined by Openface and Babyboom in converting Overlord's armor to work with Cyberface in Brainiape's body. They were then attacked by a swarm of Horde's leeches and mind controlled members of the Vicious Circle, including Mako and Bud Ugly. During the fight they were all attacked by the heroes Killcat, Beast Boy and Feezle. Dragon then joined the fight and while Cyberface and Dragon were fighting, Brainiape's brain snuck up on the pair with a gun, wanting his body back (Savage Dragon #49).
When Herakles and the God Squad were sent to Earth by the Elder Gods to bring all of the descendents of gods to Godworld, they attacked Powerhouse, saying he was a descendent of the sun god Ra. Herakles used a teleportation disk to send Powerhouse to Godworld (Savage Dragon #52).
When the Special Operations Strikeforce sent a team to Godworld, Powerhouse was among the people to escape back to Earth before Godworld blew up. He then flew off to escape capture by the S.O.S. (Savage Dragon #54).
Powerhouse aided Octopus and Openface in tracking down the Overlord's armor, but they found it in possession of someone who threatened them if they tracked him again (Savage Dragon #55).
Powerhouse, Octopus and Openface attempted to figure out who could be running Overlord's armor. They reasoned it might be Overlord's essence downloaded into the armor, or pretty much anyone who found it (Savage Dragon #56).
After the Overlord's armor seemingly killed Dragon's wife Smasher at her wedding, Dragon spoke with Powerhouse about finding out who was in the armor. Powerhouse didn't know (Dragon #62).
When Powerhouse realized Dragon hadn't sent Mighty Man to attack the Vicious Circle he apologized for sending his men after him. He also agreed to ally with Dragon in finding out information on the Covenant of the Sword, who had captured the Vicious Circle member Baby Boom and was suspected of kidnapping Dragon's friend SuperPatriot and others (Savage Dragon #73).
After Darklord and the Covenant used the combined powers of Negate and Baby Boom to create a Nega-Bomb and rob most of the superhumans on Earth of their super powers, Powerhouse volunteered to aid the Special Operations Strikeforce in taking Darklord down. He was part of the raiding party lead by Dragon against the Covenant.
Powers: Powerhouse has not only inherited the looks, but some of the powers of his bird-god ancestor. He is
superhumanly strong, able to lift 50 tons, he is resistant to harm, and can fly. He is also somewhat resistant to mental
For a brief time the magician Abner Cadaver increased Powerhouse's strength to make him a match for Mighty Man II. Because
Powerhouse's strange form and abilities come from his godly ancestry and not mutation, he is immune to the power removing
effects of Negate, and was not effected by the Nega-Bomb.
Links to other Powerhouse pages:
Character created by Erik Larsen.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - July, 2004