The former head researcher of the Blacklight Project. Infected by an experimental virus, he now goes by his codename Zeus or simply as "The Prototype".



“One Virus, three weeks, millions dead…and I was there. My name is Alex Mercer, and my work is almost done.”

Alexander J. Mercer [Secret Identity]

Solo D10, Buddy D6, Team D8

If I’m not Alex Mercer, then Who Am I?
Infected, Evolved
They Have No Idea What I’m Capable of

Power Sets

Assimilate D8, Enhanced Durability D8, Enhanced Gliding D8, Enhanced Leaping D8, Infected Vision D6, Melee Attack D8, Superhuman Stamina D10, Superhuman Senses D10, Superhuman Speed D10, Superhuman Strength D10, Thermal Vision D6

SFX: Blade. Double Melee Attack, if action fails, add a die to the Doom Pool equal to your normal Melee Attack
SFX: Carapace. Spend a PP to ignore Physical Stress or Trauma unless caused by chemical attacks
SFX: Claws . Add a D6 to your dice pool, step back highest die in your pool by -1, step up effect die +1
SFX: Devastator. Add a die from the Doom Pool to your attack; step up die and return to the Doom Pool
SFX: Disguise . Upon stressing out a human character with a dice pool that includes Assimilate, shutdown Blacklight Virus and activate Phagic Adaptation. Shutdown Phagic Adaptation to recover Blacklight Virus
SFX: Hammerfist. Add a D6 and keep an extra effect die for each additional target
SFX: Musclemass . Add a D6 and step up effect die +1 when creating an asset related to using the scenery as a weapon
SFX: Regeneration. On a successful attack against an organic target that includes Assimilate in the dice pool, spend 1 PP to recover your Physical Stress or step back Physical Trauma by -1
SFX: Whipfist. Target multiple opponents. For every additional target, add d6 to your pool and keep +1 effect die
Limit: Feeding. Assimilation may only be used to stress out an organic target. If Mercer fails to stress out his target with a dice pool that includes Assimilate, the target gets to apply their effect die as Physical Stress against Mercer, even if his total was higher
Limit: Exhausted. Shutdown either Blacklight Virus powers to gain 1 PP. Recover power by activating an opportunity or during a Transition Scene

Mimic D8, Mind Reading D10, Shapeshift D8

Limit: Genetic Memory. Mind Reading only works upon the human whose form you have assimilated, and Mimic may only be used to copy Specialties his target possessed

Combat Expert D8, Menace Master D10, Science Expert D8



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