Fathom (Icons Writeup)

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Prowess 4
Coordination 4
Strength 7
Intellect 3
Awareness 4
Willpower 4

Stamina 11

*Aquatic 8 (Prowess, Coordination, Strength, and Awareness are all 8 in water)
*Hard Water Blast 6
*Mind Control 6 (Limit: Aquatic lifeforms only)

Underwater Combat (Master +3 bonus)

Dread Defender of the Deep
“You shall suffer for your depredations of the oceans!”
Brutal and Merciless


The entity known only as Fathom made his first known appearance on the same as the event known around the world as “The Skip.” This strange occurrence, which most sources connect to a glitch involving the Large Hadron Collider, resulted in everyone on Earth losing five minutes’ worth of time. The incident took place during a test conducted at 11:43 a.m. EST on New Year’s Day – at 11:48 a.m. EST, the being known as Fathom rose from the ocean, boarded a Japanese whaling vessel, and proceeded to brutally murder all hands on board. Since that time, he has appeared all around the globe, in various oceans, lakes and other, smaller, bodies of water. There appears to be no place on Earth that is immune to his harsh oceanic justice. He rarely speaks and when he does, he utters things that can only be described as harsh portents of doom. No one knows his ethnicity, his true name, or what his agenda truly is. As such, many Internet conspiracy sites have filled the void with their own wild imaginings: some say he is the living embodiment of the planet’s waterways, come to punish humanity for its years of pollution and abuse; others say he is merely a human being, empowered by the Skip and now running amok with his own peculiar brand of harsh environmentalism. There are even some that believe he is a malevolent figure that eventually plans to claim the oceans for himself or for some dark master.

Fathom is part of The Skip Timeline, copyright Barry Reese.

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