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7th Sep '17 11:19:14 AM starofjusticev21
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Blastin' Butch from ''Opponents Unlimited'' loves to use his energy blast attack because it's so cool, even though it costs eight times the amount of energy per shot vs the standard power from the rulebook for the same amount of damage. The description of the power even makes note of this and how he frequently exhausts himself unnecessarily from overrelying on it.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Blastin' Butch from ''Opponents Unlimited'' "Opponents Unlimited" loves to use his energy blast attack because it's so cool, even though it costs eight times the amount of energy per shot vs the standard power from the rulebook for the same amount of damage. The description of the power even makes note of this and how he frequently exhausts himself unnecessarily from overrelying on it.



* BadHumorTruck: One of the solo villains in ''Opponents Unlimited'' is a killer ice cream man.

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* BadHumorTruck: One of the solo villains in ''Opponents Unlimited'' "Opponents Unlimited" is a killer ice cream man.



* CaptainErsatz: Proditor Capella from Opponents Unlimited is basically an evil version of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero''. Except, unlike Ralph Hinkley, Proditor Capella never lost his instruction book.

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* CaptainErsatz: Proditor Capella from Opponents Unlimited "Opponents Unlimited" is basically an evil version of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero''. Except, unlike Ralph Hinkley, Proditor Capella never lost his instruction book.



* ThePrankster: There is a supervillain by this name in the book "Opponent's Unlimited".

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* ThePrankster: There is a supervillain by this name in the book "Opponent's "Opponents Unlimited".



* RainbowMotif: Adventure ''Assassin''. The ASA (American Security Agency) has a rank structure based on the color spectrum. It includes violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red, in order of increasing rank. The book ''Villains Unleashed'' gives a color-motif villain team.

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* RainbowMotif: Adventure ''Assassin''.From the adventure "Assassin". The ASA (American Security Agency) has a rank structure based on the color spectrum. It includes violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red, in order of increasing rank. The book ''Villains Unleashed'' "Villains Unleashed" gives a color-motif villain team.



* TarotMotifs: The Tarot Masters villain team from ''Opponents Unlimited'', who are expanded on in ''The Pentacle Plot''.

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* TarotMotifs: The Tarot Masters villain team from ''Opponents Unlimited'', "Opponents Unlimited", who are expanded on in ''The "The Pentacle Plot''.Plot".



** Adventure ''Organized Crimes''. The supervillainess Black Empress takes double damage from light-based attacks.

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** Adventure ''Organized Crimes''. The supervillainess albino villainess Black Empress takes double damage from light-based attacks.
22nd Aug '17 6:02:39 AM starofjusticev21
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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Deconstructed lightly in an episode of the comic series. The villains have captured the heroes and hit them with a coma-inducing vapor. New member Manstar asks why they don't just kill the heroes, and veteran member Mace explains that when a superhero dies they usually just come back with a vengeance, and they're actually saving themselves a bigger headache later. Lightly, because in the final issue the heroes are left to die when the building's set to explode. Which is an overwrought way of killing them, though, so it might still be in-bounds. The logic isn't explored, though.

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Deconstructed lightly in an episode of the comic series. The villains have captured the heroes and hit them with a coma-inducing vapor. New member Manstar asks why they don't just kill the heroes, and veteran member Mace explains that when a superhero dies they usually just come back with a vengeance, and they're actually saving themselves a bigger headache later. Lightly, because in the final issue the heroes are left to die when the building's set to explode. Which is an overwrought way of killing them, though, so it might still be in-bounds. The logic isn't explored, though.
19th Jul '17 4:06:31 PM justanid
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First put out by Fantasy Games Unlimited in 1979, Villains and Vigilantes was the first complete superhero RPG ever published (after Superhero 2044, a science fiction game with some superhero elements).

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First put out by Fantasy Games Unlimited in 1979, Villains and Vigilantes was the first complete superhero RPG TabletopRPG ever published (after Superhero 2044, (only preceded by ''Superhero 2044'', a science fiction game with some superhero elements).




!!''Villains and Vigilantes'' contains examples of:

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\n!!''Villains and Vigilantes'' contains !!This tabletop RPG provides examples of:
20th Apr '17 11:10:36 AM starofjusticev21
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* BullSeeingRed: In the comic mini-series there's a scene where several of the heroes are being menaced by the super-strong villain known as Bull. The heroine Evergreen uses a variety of plants to attack him, only to be warned that the red blooms on some of them are making Bull angry. She counters that bulls can't see red. This is true, but Bull's a mutant ''human'', (in fact he's one of a full third of the original Crushers to be named after an animal), and as one of the team's archenemies it seems like she would've heard his story already. Especially since he has no secret identity.

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* BullSeeingRed: In the comic mini-series there's a scene where several of the heroes are being menaced by the super-strong villain known as Bull. The heroine Evergreen uses a variety of plants to attack him, only to be warned that the red blooms on some of them are making Bull angry. She counters that bulls can't see red. This is true, but Bull's a mutant ''human'', ''human'' (in fact he's one of a full third of the original Crushers to be named after an animal), and as one of the team's archenemies it seems like she would've heard his story already. Especially since he has no secret identity.
16th Apr '17 8:49:31 AM starofjusticev21
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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Adventure ''Terror By Night'' has a vampire among its prominent characters and addresses things like repelling them with crosses. The object itself would be meaningless...unless the person wielding it is doing so out of a genuine belief the power of God will protect them from creatures of evil.

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Adventure ''Terror By Night'' has a vampire among its prominent characters and addresses things like repelling them with crosses. The object itself would be meaningless...unless the person wielding it is doing so out of a genuine belief the power of God will protect them from creatures of evil. Something like a vampire being repelled by the arms of a windmill is right out.
16th Apr '17 7:58:03 AM starofjusticev21
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* BullSeeingRed: In the comic series there's a scene where several of the heroes are being menaced by the super-strong villain known as Bull. The heroine Evergreen uses a variety of plants to attack him, only to be warned that the red blooms on some of them are making Bull angry. She counters that bulls can't see red. The problem is Bull's a mutant '''human''' who was born with his powers, not a real bull. He has a criminal record dating back to his childhood, and as he's one of the Crusaders' archenemies they'd probably have that information readily available. Not to mention that he was in fact one of a full third of the Crushers' roster named after animals from the module (Hornet, Vulture and Shrew being the others). Point being that maybe the situation's different if we're not talking about what the old myth talks about (And for the record, the comic was written by the same people who worked on the original adventure booklet).

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* BullSeeingRed: In the comic series mini-series there's a scene where several of the heroes are being menaced by the super-strong villain known as Bull. The heroine Evergreen uses a variety of plants to attack him, only to be warned that the red blooms on some of them are making Bull angry. She counters that bulls can't see red. The problem This is true, but Bull's a mutant '''human''' who was born with his powers, not a real bull. He has a criminal record dating back to his childhood, and as ''human'', (in fact he's one of the Crusaders' archenemies they'd probably have that information readily available. Not to mention that he was in fact one of a full third of the Crushers' roster original Crushers to be named after animals from an animal), and as one of the module (Hornet, Vulture and Shrew being the others). Point being that maybe the situation's different if we're not talking about what the old myth talks about (And for the record, the comic was written by the same people who worked on the original adventure booklet).team's archenemies it seems like she would've heard his story already. Especially since he has no secret identity.



* ComboPlatterPowers: The "official" way to roll up a character for the game was to pick a table of powers (like general powers, magic/psionic powers, magic/psionic ''items'', and skills), and then roll percentile dice to determine what powers your character had. This could result in some strange combinations, which can also be seen in some of the characters, like Mace from ''Crisis at Crusader Citadel.'' As his name implies he wields a tricked out mace, but for some reason also has a superhuman sense of smell despite not having a background suggesting that physically he's anything more than an everyday thug.

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* ComboPlatterPowers: The "official" way to roll up a character for the game was to pick a table of powers (like general powers, magic/psionic powers, magic/psionic ''items'', and skills), and then roll percentile dice to determine what powers your character had. This could result in some strange combinations, which can also be seen in some of the characters, like Mace from ''Crisis at Crusader Citadel.'' As his name implies he wields a tricked out mace, but for some reason also has a superhuman sense of smell despite not having a background suggesting that physically fails to suggest he's anything more than an everyday thug.
16th Apr '17 7:28:37 AM starofjusticev21
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Fantasy Games Unlimited has announced a partnership with a company called Tenacious Comics to start running a comic book based on characters from their sourcebooks.
24th Feb '17 3:31:29 PM starofjusticev21
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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Hardly unusual for supervillains in general. The ''Great Bridge'' sourcebook had almost a quarter of the characters it detailed being embittered otaku who were changed through contact with some kind of mystical artifact, though.
24th Feb '17 5:27:05 AM starofjusticev21
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Over August-September 2016, the original designers ran [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeffdee/villains-and-vigilantestm-30-the-mighty-protectors a Kickstarter for a third edition]].

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Over August-September 2016, the original designers successfully ran [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeffdee/villains-and-vigilantestm-30-the-mighty-protectors a Kickstarter for a third edition]].
24th Feb '17 5:26:37 AM starofjusticev21
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* TarotMotifs: The Tarot Masters villain team from ''Opponents Unlimited'' and expanded on in ''The Pentacle Plot''.

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* TarotMotifs: The Tarot Masters villain team from ''Opponents Unlimited'' and Unlimited'', who are expanded on in ''The Pentacle Plot''.
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