Norgil the Magician (Marvel Heroic RPG Stats)

Norgil the Magician
Real Name – Loring
False Identities – Ling Ro, Rajah Raboid
First Appearance: “Norgil – Magician” (Crime Busters, November 1937)

Affiliations: Solo D10 Buddy D8 Team D6

Distinctions: D4 (+1PP) or D8
Master of Illusion
Famous Entertainer
Flair for the Dramatic

Power Sets:
Stagecraft
Enhanced Senses D6
Sleight-of-Hand D10
Ventriloquism D10
SFX: Focus – If a pool includes a Stagecraft power, you may replace two dice of equal size with one die +1 step larger.
Limit: Conscious Activation – If stressed out, asleep or unconscious, shutdown Stagecraft. Recover when stress is recovered or you awaken.

Specialties:
Acrobatic Master D10 or 2D8 or 3D6
Business Expert D8 or 2D6
Combat Expert D8 or 2D6
Covert Master D10 or 2D8 or 3D6
Crime Expert D8 or 2D6
Psych Master D10 or 2D8 or 3D6

Walter Gibson wrote over 250 novels starring The Shadow — he also wrote a few dozen adventures of Norgil the Magician. Inspired by Gibson’s own knowledge of stage magic, the Norgil stories featured genuine illusions and tricks. Accompanied by his assistant Fritz, Norgil traveled the United States, becoming embroiled in mysteries along the way. Sometimes the threat was against himself but on other occasions, Norgil assisted in retrieving stolen items, uncovering murder plots and working against organized crime. Norgil has a wire-haired fox terrier named Daphne that travels with him. He adopts the identity of Ling Ro when performing Chinese magic acts and Rajah Raboid when doing Hindu tricks. In both cases, his disguises are good enough to fool almost anyone (reflected in his high Cover specialty). A master escape artist and excellent worker of a crowd, Norgil has high-ranked Acrobatic and Psych specialties, as well.

In the original series, we’re only told that Norgil’s real name is Loring (Norgil being an anagram of that name) but Gibson had planned on eventually revealing his full name as Williams Bates Loring. Williams and Bates, in the stories, were the colleges that Norgil’s parents had attended.

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