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Tarot of the Hellions had an unusual powerset to say the least, she was somewhat prescient, and could bring to life the images of whichever Tarot card she pulled from her deck.



Here are her powers in action from her first appearance back in the New Mutants....





Now, leaving aside the usual Claremont body horror (not something Tarot did again, though a later iteration of her powers had her BECOME the card images herself) I personally think it's a nifty power. Varied and quite powerful without being overwhelming, ideal for a team of relative rookies.

Of course, it had the disadvantage that without her cards she was effectively powerless.

And this is from Waiting for the Trade



You really should have seen THAT one coming Dougie boy...

Date: 2016-11-07 01:25 am (UTC)
skjam: Man in blue suit and fedora, wearing an eyeless mask emblazoned with the scales of justice (Default)
From: [personal profile] skjam
I did have the idea of a character who has Yu-Gi-oh! powers, with the catch that he has to follow the rules--he has to let the other person respond before he can take his turn again, for example.

Date: 2016-11-07 12:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
Of course, D&D wizards draw heavily from the works of Jack Vance, who didn't have a specific number of magic points per day, but whose wizards did have to memorize spells at the beginning of the day, and then lost the shape of them as soon as they cast them.

(You see this in the first couple Discworld books too, where Rincewind accidentally has one of the eight great spells of the universe stuck in his head, doesn't dare cast it, but as long as it's there can't memorize any other spells because there's no room left)

Date: 2016-11-07 11:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
That's a subgroup of one of the mage types in the universe I write in - game mages, who use game rules as rituals for casting. (Not necessarily following all the rules, definitely not sticking to a turn based system, in this case, for instance, but...still subjecting themselves to randomness and such.)

Date: 2016-11-07 02:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Hah, I love Waiting for the Trade :)

Date: 2016-11-07 03:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
She trades her tarot deck in for Magic: the Gathering cards... and is never seen from again, as she spends all her time assembling the perfect deck.

Disclaimer: I really know nothing about M:tG except that it's a CCG.

Date: 2016-11-07 05:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] featheredserpent
...she then is surrounded by creatures which fall prone every time she tries to use them offensively (except her Serra Angel, because it doesn't tap to attack {INSERT FILE: SAD TROMBONE.MP3} ).
Edited Date: 2016-11-07 05:39 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-07 06:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
I'd be more concerned with the mountains, forests and all going sideways.

Date: 2016-11-07 05:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
Words cannot express how much I love and miss the original Hellions. :(

Date: 2016-11-07 05:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] featheredserpent
Even Empath, because every team needs That One Jerk.

Date: 2016-11-07 11:01 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
well, theoretically wouldnt he need to understand others emotions to know what he's pushing on them?

Date: 2016-11-07 06:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I currently write a version of Tarot at an RP board, using much the same train of thought as Waiting For The Trade, only I've got her using versions of the various gods and figures used in the SMT Persona series; it helps that they're already divided up into their own categories fitting the Major Arcana.

It gives her access to some pretty interesting stuff, so... I absolutely agree she's got an awesome power set. It's a shame that, in a universe where death is somewhat fickle, she and the other Hellions haven't really come back, or at least some of them.

Date: 2016-11-07 09:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chrisdv
Please tell me you have used Mara.

Date: 2016-11-08 06:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I'm only using certain Major Arcana, so I only picked out certain ones, but.. She's got Hua Po, Scathach, Skadi, Thoth, Psyche, Nidhoggr, Thanatos, Lilith, Anubis and Kaguya-Hime. So, ah.. No penis-trolley, I'm afraid.

Date: 2016-11-07 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] onsokumaru
DBZ card games is a thing, too.

Date: 2016-11-07 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] astrakhan42
The real harm gets done when she breaks out the Garbage Pail Kids cards. Maybe that's the secret origin of that horrible movie.

Date: 2016-11-08 03:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
Special guest appearance by Mr. Fish.

Date: 2016-11-08 07:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
The Devil, Ty Cobb, same diff.

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