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Oh lord, whoever zapped him is so f***ed!!!
RED LANTERN (DEX-STARR)
Base of Operations:
Red Lantern Corps
STRENGTH -3 [-1], STAMINA -3 [-1], AGILITY 3 , DEXTERITY 0, FIGHTING 3 , INTELLECT -3, AWARENESS 2, PRESENCE -2
Acrobatics 3 (+7), Athletics (-1/+7), Close Combat [Nastiest Hairballs in the Universe] 4 (+11), Deception (-2/+10) [Taunt
], Insight 3 (+5), Intimidation (-2/-6), Perception 3 (+5), Persuasion (-2), Ranged Combat [Power Ring] 9 (+9), Stealth (+4/+12)
All-Out Attack, Evasion (1), Grabbing Finesse, Improved Initiative (1), Improved Trip, Power Attack (1) (Nastiest Hairballs in the Universe), Taunt
Enhanced Fortitude 12 (Flaw: Limited to Power Ring effects); 6 pts
Cute Little Angry Blue Cat Size:
Shrinking 8 (-2 Str, +4 Dodge/Parry, +8 Stealth, -4 Intimidation, Speed -2, -2 Mass; Extra: Innate); 17 pts
Senses 5 (Low-Light Vision, Scent [Acute, Ranged], Normal Hearing [Extended], Ultra-Hearing); 5 pts
Aw…isn't he cute? Wait a minute…is he coughing up something…? AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!:
Enhanced Skills 6 (Deception 12 ranks), Enhanced Advantages 1 (Taunt), (Flaw: Sense-Dependent [Visual]); 4 pts
Cat Class and Cat Style:
Enhanced Skills 4 (Athletics 8 ranks, Flaw: Limited [climb checks only]), Speed 3 (16  mph/250  fpr), Movement 1 (Slow Fall, Flaw: Limited [half-effect]); 6 pts
Red Lantern Power Ring: 146 pts traits, Removable (-29 pts); 117 pts
Attention Red Lantern...: Features 2 (A.I. and Red Lantern Corps Database); 2 pts
Communication: Senses 1 (Communication Link to Central Power Battery); 1 pt
Universal Translator: Comprehend 4 (Speak, Read, Understand, Understood in All Languages); 8 pts
Red Lantern's Light: Environment 2 (60 ft radius; Light [reduce partial concealment to none, total concealment to partial]); 2 pts
Ring Flight: Flight 14 (32,000 mph/60 mpr), Movement 4 (Environment Adaptation [Zero G], Space Travel 3 [Any star system]), Feature 1 (Use Fortitude [DC20 check] to increase Flight speed instead of Athletics); 37 pts
Force Field: Protection 9 (Flaw: Sustained), Impervious Toughness 7 (Flaw: Sustained), Immunity 10 (Life Support); 26 pts
Heartless: Feature 1 (Heart and other vital organs not critical to survival), Regeneration 1 (1/every 9 rounds); 2 pts
Mindless Rage: Immunity 15 (Mental Effects, Flaw: Limited [half-effect], Interaction Effects); 10 pts
Power of Rage: Enhanced Strength 2, Enhanced Stamina 2, Enhanced Agility 1, Enhanced Fighting 4, Senses 4 (Detect Rage [Mental; Ranged, Acute, Extended], Feature 3 (all power rings except Blue Rings lose charge faster when defending against Red Power Ring effects); 25 pts
Red Light of Rage: 30 pt Array; 33 pts
Nastiest Hairballs in the Universe: Acid Damage 9 (Extras: Reach 3 [15 ft], Duration [Sustained, extinguished by a cessation of rage or the Blue Light of Hope]); 30 pts
Claws of Rage: Strength-based Multiattack Slashing Damage 2 (Extra: Dangerous, Split); 1 pt
Rage Constructs: Create 15 (Force Objects); 1 pt
Fires of Rage: Ranged Fire Damage 15; 1 pt
Close Attack +7 [Unarmed -1; Claws of Rage +1, Critical 19-20, Multiattack
Nastiest Hairballs in the Universe +11 [Nastiest Hairballs in the Universe +9]
Ranged Attack +0
Power Ring +9 [Fires of Kitty Rage +15; Rage Constructs +15]
Dodge +14 [DC24] Parry +14 [DC24]
Toughness -1 (+8 with Force Field, +4 Impervious with Force Field), Fortitude +3 (+15 for Power Ring effects), Will +4
Dex-Starr can only speak short, non-complex sentences and he cannot use his paws for fine manipulation of objects.
Krypto and Cosmo HATE him and Lockjaw isn't real fond of him either.
Finding and killing the murderer of his owner.
The power ring needs periodic recharging and issues a warning when its power runs low.
Nobody really trusts cats…
To shine the Red Light of Rage throughout Sector 2814.
Servant of Rage:
Red Lanterns cannot remove their ring without risking death. The ring also inspires mindless rage in its bearer. The light of a Blue Lantern ring can help counteract these effects.
Red Lantern Corps power rings depend on the ability of the wielders to feel rage. The maximum rank of the ring’s effects is equal to the user’s Fortitude Rank to reflect the being’s capacity for raw fury. Calming thoughts and hopeful feelings, such as those inspired by the Blue Lanterns, can cause the ring to fail.
Abilities -4 + Skills 11 (22 ranks) + Advantages 6 + Powers 155 + Defenses 15 = 183 / 183
Perhaps…no, I take that back, there is no perhaps to this...THE
most awesome Lantern creation that Geoff Johns produced in his epic Green Lantern run, Dex-Starr. Larfleeze is close, but no one tops the Rage Kitty. He's one of the most vicious of all the Red Lanterns and one of the most feared creatures in the entire Thorpocaverse, maybe even over Squirrel Girl.
He was so much fun to build. He was apparently originally drawn as a joke by Shane Davis for one of the big War of Light splash panels that Johns wanted but after the good laugh, Johns decided to run with an origin story for him and a legend was born. Those panels that show him all Puss in Boots cute, then puking that acid blood on people are some of the funniest things in comic history. Love him.
And I love that he is paired with Atrocitus in the Injustice 2 game where he’s zapping people from the ring on his tail. It’s too cute yet vicious!
Dex-Starr's real name is Dexter and he was just an ordinary house cat from Earth. He was abandoned at and later adopted from the Brooklyn Animal Shelter. His new owner loved Dexter because he was always there to keep her company. One night someone broke into their home and Dexter scratched the burglar. As he screamed in pain, Dexter's owner woke up and called for help, but unfortunately help never arrived. The next day, two cops outside the apartment talked about how it was a burglary that went bad as Dexter sat outside the door and the fate of Dexter's owner is unknown.
Just then the cops kicked Dexter out saying that the cat could contaminate the scene (apparently unknowing that Dexter was a resident of the apartment). Dexter was left homeless for an unknown amount of time, living in a box on the street when two thugs called him out and bag him. To their amusement, they decided to throw Dexter (while still inside the bag) off the Brooklyn Bridge to see him drown. Just as they throw him to the river and discuss whether or not he will die on impact, a Red Power Ring flies in detecting the rage in his heart and turned him into a Red Lantern and thus embraced his new identity as Dex-Starr.
To this day he remembers his owner’s last kind words to him" "You make my life better you silly cat, and I know if you could talk, you would tell me the same thing." Dexter, having the red ring express his rage in coherent thoughts, vowed to find the person who hurt his owner and then kill him. Because he is a good kitty.
The Story so Far:
As a member of the Red Lantern Corps, Dex-Starr has accompanied the Corps on many missions and has become one of the most feared members of their, or any Lantern Corps.
Dex-Starr is one of the most malicious Red Lanterns. Dex-Starr's favorite tactic is to fly up, looking deceptively innocent and cute. With his opponent off-guard, he then spews energized blood.
Friends and Foes:
He is one of Atrocitus’ closest confidants.