Strength 15(Max Growth), Stamina 18(Max Growth), Agility 0, Dexterity 0, Fighting 5, Intellect 2, Awareness 0, Presence 1PowersThe Thing from the Murky Swamp!: Huge Pile of Mud
: Growth 8 [Permanent; Innate]Colossal Pile of Mud
: Growth 4 [Continuous]Flight
: Power-Lifting 1Mud Grapple
: Snare 8 [Mud Snare, Resisted by Dodge(Hindered and Vulnerable, Defenseless and Immobile); Linked(Suffocation), Progressive; Close, Grab-Based]Mud Grapple
: Suffocation 8 [Mud clogging airways, Resisted by Fort(Dazed, Stunned, Incap); Linked(Snare); Grab-Based, Limited(Defenseless and Immobile Targets due to Snare) ]Mud-Slinging
: Snare 8 [Mud Snare, Resisted by Dodge(Hindered and Vulnerable, Defenseless and Immobile); Progressive; Diminished Range -3]Mudlike Body
: Insubstantial 1 [Permanent; Innate]; Immunity 30 [Bludgeoning and Piercing; Limited(Half Effect); Innate]; Impervious Toughness 7 [Limited(Bludgeoning and Piercing)]Many Pieces of Ooze
: Summon 4 [Continuous, Heroic, Horde, Multiple Minions 30, Reaction(When blown apart); Limited 2(When Taboo is destroyed), Limited(No longer works once Taboo comes back to life), Uncontrolled(Amount of minions can vary depending on the damage that killed Taboo and some can be weaker than others)]Space Traveler
: Movement 2; Immunity 10 [Life Support]Swamp Demon
: Concealment 2 [Visual; Continuous; Limited(Swamp or Muddy areas), Passive; Precise]; Enhanced Trait 16 [Stealth; Limited(Swamp or Muddy areas)]Telepathy
: Communication 1 [Mental within 100 ft; Area]; Mind Reading 8 [Limited(Surface Thoughts)]Terrible Immortal
: Immortality 2 [Limited(Will not reform when the majority of body parts are prevented from coming back together), Uncontrolled(Could take longer depending on how long the pieces of ooze take to reform)]Advantages
Languages 2 [English, Portuguese, Base: Native Language ]
Ultimate Effort [Toughness Checks]Skills
Athletics (+15), Close Combat: Unarmed 3 (+8), Close Combat: Grappling 3 (+8), Deception 6 (+7), Insight (+0), Intimidation 6 (+13 at Max Growth), Perception 4 (+4), Persuasion (+1), Ranged Combat: Mud-slinging 6 (+6), Stealth 0 (-12 at Max Growth), Technology 2 (+4)Offense
Unarmed +8, Damage 15, At Maximum Growth
Mud-Slinging +6, Damage 8, Resisted by Dodge(Hindered and Vulnerable, Defenseless and Immobile)
Mud Grapple Snare +8, Damage 8, Resisted by Dodge(Hindered and Vulnerable, Defenseless and Immobile)
Mud Grapple Suffocation +8, Damage 8, Resisted by Fort(Dazed, Stunned, Incap)Defense
Dodge 0(Max Growth), Parry 0(Max Growth)
Toughness 18 (Max Growth), Fortitude 18(Max Growth), Will 10Power PointsAbilities 34 + Powers 420 + Advantages 8 + Skills 15 + Defenses 17 = Total 494Complications
Disability: Can only communicate telepathically.
Disability: Has a hard time bracing against certain effects since it has no bone structure.
Enemy: Creatures from his home planet think Taboo is ill and needs treatment.
Obsession: Conquering Planet Earth.
Reputation: Untrustworthy monster.Design Notes
This is Taboo an enemy of humanity. Offensively it is PL 11.5 due to it's strength and attack. Defensively it is PL 14 due to it's Will and Fortitude when at maximum height. In Brazil in the amazon was rumors of a swamp demon named Taboo. The explorer Norrin Conrad went to investigate and to his surprise Taboo was real. But it was an alien lifeform not a demon. The creature communicated with him telepathically and told Conrad that it's shipped crashed and because of Earth's gravity it was isolated to the swamp. It asked for his help. Conrad returned to New York and told the United Nations about the stranded alien. The scientific community created a device to help the creature return home. Once the monster got the device it revealed it's true nature. It did not crash land on Earth. It came here to find out about Earth's scientific progress. It flew under it's own power into space with the device and threateed to return to conquer Earth. But the scientists put in a failsafe just in case the creature was lying and set off an H-bomb the blew the creature to bits. But that was not the end of Taboo. Every part of it was a living organism. These pieces fell back to Earth and reformed Taboo. It went on a spree of destruction and all seemed lost, especially when creatures from Taboo's own planet arrived. But they came to take Taboo back since they said he was not well. Taboo actually comes from a peaceful race of aliens. They repaired the damage done by Taboo and took it into custody. At one point in time he was captured by the Collector and put in a zoo beneath Canada, but an attack by the Mole Man released the creature. It is now part of Mole Man's array of monsters but it can't sit too well for Taboo being a subordinate.
Taboo is very tough due to it's mudlike body. Even a clone created by Xemnu took blows from an angry Hulk with no ill effect. So I gave it Immunity half effect from blunt and piercing attacks. Plus it has impervious toughness to those attacks. It's most expensive power is it's summon ability. With it it can summon 60 pieces of ooze, but only after he is blown to bits. Of course it is possible that Taboo would be blown into more than 60 pieces but I figure these small bits would only become powerful enough to be a heroic minion if they were human size. Plus it would get crazy expensive. I made the minions heroic so it wouldn't be easy for the heroes to stop Taboo from reforming. Stats for his minions could vary slightly. They are pretty much mindless with their only goal is to reform Taboo. So mental stats would be lacking. They would be normal size so remove Taboo's growth powers from them. They would benefit from a mudlike body but impervious and overall toughness would not be high. And no mudslinging or mud grapple ability. So not very powerful but annoying. It's disability was exploited by Hulk when he smashed a riverbed and cracked the earth underneath and created a whirlpool which Taboo could not resist. And the Nova Corps used gravimetric fields to force the monster back to it's lair. I made it's mudslinging progressive since it hardens after an opponent is hit with it, and when it grapples you it will cover you in the mudlike substance so I linked suffocation to snare. Fun monster.