A Darkness Blooms
Daryl Gutierrez started out with good intentions. Wanting to provide all of Gotham’s citizens with the ability to defend themselves, he applied his brilliant mind to creating super seeds with transformative powers.
So successful were his experiments that he considered becoming a hero himself and even adopted the nickname Mister Bloom. But one of the patients he was treating escaped from his care, stole his plans, seeds, identity, and began spreading chaos in the streets of Gotham.
Mister Bloom had become extremely powerful. While his extraordinary fighting skills were a threat, it was the seeds he shared that caused the creation of an army of shape-shifting monsters.
With this Bloom imposter conquered, Daryl continued pushing his experiments further into the realm of mad science, and after taking too much of his own ‘medicine’, he succumbed to an inner darkness. He came to embrace the identity of Mister Bloom, and became a major threat to Gotham City, in particular Duke Thomas, the young protégé of Batman. These two were once childhood friends, but that went sour when Bloom turned Duke’s parents into hulking brutes.
This strange villain can alter his size at will. Thus, he can become a towering presence and hinder anyone trying to pass him by. Add a hideous face to his immense size and you’ll understand why his Menace is a significant problem for his foes. None will be too quick to enter his area as they will have to spend extra movement points to do so. Therefore you will want to be careful not to let Bloom enter your area. But even if you keep your distance, it won’t save you; his Reach skill allows him to strike from afar. Sounds awful, right? Well, what if I told you he is capable of healing himself? Well, he is, so…
But surely, he must have a weakness? Well, he does have low manipulation and thought characteristics. He might be somewhat of a genius, but his madness is a hindrance, making his plans unreliable.
Up next, let’s head to another stretch goal at… ahem… terminal velocity!
Oh, and if it wasn't properly emphasized just how awful Bloom is, you need to remember: he's been planting seeds...