DOCTOR SYNNE (ICONS WRITEUP)

DOCTOR SYNNE
aka DoctorSynneChristopher Thorn

Prowess 2
Coordination 3
Strength 3
Intellect 4
Awareness 4
Willpower 5

Stamina 8

Powers
*Mind Control 4
*Energy Blast 6
*Illusions 6
*Force Fields 4

All powers are dependent on the computer Mastermind. Without the computer, he was powerless, and grew weaker, to the point of death.

Specialties
Science – Nuclear Physics (+1 bonus)

Qualities
*Pawn of Mastermind
*Seeks to dominate the minds of others
*Old-fashioned in terms of clothing, beliefs, and schemes

Background

Christopher Thorn was originally a nuclear physicist, working alongside James Braddock Sr. at his laboratory in his home Braddock Manor. When Braddock died, his sentient computer Mastermind looked to Thorn for leadership, granting him superhuman powers and altering his personality, with the result that Thorn became a super-villain calling himself Doctor Synne.

Doctor Synne began using his new-found powers to mentally control the inhabitants of local villages, before targeting Braddock’s children. Doctor Synne tried to kill Braddock’s eldest child Jamie Braddock at a motor racing track, and later mind-controlled Braddock’s daughter Elizabeth Braddock and caused her to attack her brothers Jamie and Brian, who was secretly the superhero Captain Britain. The brothers safely overpowered Elizabeth, however, and brought her to the Morder Research Centre where she was left in the care of Dr. Ramsey, who was also under Synne’s control.

He then clashed with Brian Braddock in his Captain Britain identity. Captain Britain wanted to free a woman who was going to be burned at the stake by a village controlled by Synne. When the Mastermind computer was disconnected, his powers left him and he died.

A mostly forgotten villain, Doctor Synne’s  main claim to fame is that his mind control of Elizabeth Braddock apparently had the effect of awakening her mutant telepathic abilities, setting her on the path towards becoming the superheroine Psylocke.

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