Ultra for Champions

Real name: Ace Arn
Other known aliases: The Multi-Alien
Occupation: Hero and adventurer, former pilot.
Current group affiliation: None
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies:
First appearance: Mystery In Space #103
Origin: Mystery In Space #103
Description: In human form Ace is a good looking man with short red hair. In the form of Ultra he is a composite of four different alien races. His upper right is green and covered with fur, his upper left is blue skinned, has only three fingers, is hairless and has a large eye and pointed ear, his left leg is covered with brown feathers, has a bird-like foot and a small wing sprouting from the ankle and his right leg seems to be composed of yellow energy.


10/35    STR     0
   14    DEX    12
10/23    CON     0
   10    BODY    0
10/23    INT     0
   13    EGO     6
   13    PRE     3
   10    COM     0
 4/ 9    PD      3 
 5/ 8    ED      3
 3/ 5    SPD     6
 4/12    REC     0
20/46    END     0
20/40    STUN    0
Characteristics Cost: 33

Powers, Skills and Equipment

12    8/8 Armor,12- Activation(-3/4),Only In Hero ID(-1/4)    
21    +13 CON,Only In Hero ID(-1/4)    
48    12D6 EB,Only In Hero ID(-1/4)                                6
32    20" Flight,Only In Hero ID(-1/4)                             4
 9    +13 INT,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape Shift."    
13    +2.0 SPD,Linked(-1/2),"to Shape Shift."    
17    +25 STR,Only with his right arm.(-1/4),Only In Hero ID(-1/4) 2
30    40 STR TK,affects all parts,Magnetism(-1/4),Only In Hero ID    
       (-1/4),Concentrate(-1/4)                                    6
15    +10 Telescopic Sense,Sight Group    
 3    Navigation 11-    
 3    Systems Operation 14-    
 1    TF,Small Spaceships    
 3    Mechanics 11-  
10    Shape Shift,OAF(-1),0 END Persistent(+1)                     0  
Powers Cost: 217


Base Points: 100
15    Accidental Chg,"If hit by a drain, transfer or dispel may
       change form.",common,occur 11-
10    Distinctive,"Bizarre multi-alien in hero ID.",easily
15    Hunted,"By various silly alien villains.",as powerful,harsh,
       appear 11-
20    Normal Stats
10    Psych Lim,"Wishes he wasn't a "freak".",common,moderate
15    Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,strong
15    Psych Lim,"In love with Bonnie.",common,strong
10    Rep,"Bizarre hero from space.",occur 11-
15    Secret ID,"Ace Arn"
 5    Unluck,1D6
20    Vuln,"To transforms, drains and suppresses.",common,x2
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: The conversion represents Ultra as he appeared later in his career, able to change to his human form by using a device he built into his belt. The two sets of characteristics represent Ultra in human and multi-alien form, except for the Strength, which is only increased in alien form in his right arm.

Mystery In Space #103 History:   Although it has never been determined exactly when the adventures of the hero known as Ultra, the Multi-Alien take place, it is said to be part of our near future. At that time, Earth has successfully navigated the solar system and developed a business in shuttling tourists between its planets.

During one such routine trip to Jupiter, pilot Captain Ace Arn's ship was caught in the magnetic field of a comet. After successfully evacuating the ship, Arn found himself trapped in the cockpit and unable to avoid crashing into an asteroid. To Arn's surprise, he survived the crash and learned the asteroid was hollow, serving as the secret base for an interstellar criminal organization led by the scientific genius Zobra.

The solar system the asteroid orbited was in fact a synthetic one, consisting of four worlds - Ulla, Laroo, Trago, and Raagan, each populated by a different dominant race. One member from each world were part of Zobra's criminal gang.

Zobra had invented a weapon that would transform whomever it was fired at into a duplicate of the being firing the weapon. Each of Zobra's four alien lieutenants was armed with one such weapon, allowing Zobra to complete his plans to blackmail the four planets.

While gloating over his plan, Zobra accidentally unleashed a poisonous gas which killed him. The four surviving gang members each raced to the asteroid to gain control of the blackmail plans, each hoping to rule the group.

Into this mess, Arn's spaceship crashed. He found the blackmail plans and tried to decipher the alien writing. As he emerged from the lab, the four aliens fired at him at precisely the same moment, thereby transforming Arn into a freakish multi-being, a conglomeration of the four races. Using the powers he gained from the transformation, Arn defeated the four, then used their superior intellect to repair his ship, and returned to Earth.

On Earth he began a successful crime fighting career, opposing villains such as Doctor Dynamo and the Pied Piper of Pluto, using as his alias an anagram formed of the names of the alien worlds and his own name, Ultra. While his heroic acts were highly regarded by the public, Ultra constantly remembered of what he had sacrificed for it: his humanity and the love of his girlfriend Bonnie Denton Blake, who believed that Arn had died in the accident that transformed him into Ultra.

Arn devoted much of his time finding a cure for his transformation. During a battle with Doctor Dynamo, Ultra discovered that a part of the criminal's technology, called the DeMoleculizer, could restore his true form. However, Arn had to regain his Ultra form to defeat Dynamo, during which time the villain managed to destroy the DeMoleculizer, again trapping Arn in his inhuman form.

This event led Ultra to conduct a series of experiments to duplicate the effects of the DeMoleculizer. After many disappointments, Arn was finally successful, building  a Hyper-Converter allowing him to revert from Ultra to human at will.

Arn returned to his hometown of Dalesville, and was happily reunited with Bonnie, explaining that he was rescued from a remote asteroid by Ultra. However, Bonnie had already begun to suspect that Ultra was really Arn. After this happy ending, Ultra the Multi-Alien continued to successfully combat evil throughout the solar system.

Powers: Ultra's body is comprised of four alien beings. His upper left side has magnetic abilities that allow him to repel or attract objects. His upper right side has incredible strength, equal to that of several humans, and is invulnerable. His lower left side is composed of solid energy which can generate bolts of pure energy. The lower right side gives him the ability to fly. To this you can add an increased level of intelligence, combining the brains of the four races. Ultra also has the powers of telescopic vision and super-speed. Which of his alien quadrants gave him these powers is not known.

Ultra's Hyper-Converter belt allows him to change from Arn to Ultra and back again, as often as he wants to, without any known side-effects.

Links to other Ultra pages:
  • http://www.captaincomics.us/sillymoments/sillymoments1.htm
  • http://www.comicboards.com/dcguide/Who/Ultra_Bio.htm
  • http://www.toonopedia.com/ultra.htm

  • Character created by DC Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - July, 2004

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