“Greetings from The Humungus! The Lord Humungus! The Warrior of the Wasteland! The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla!”
Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 23 STR 13 14- Lift 606.3 kg; 4 ½d6 HTH Damage  13 DEX 6 12- 20 CON 10 13- 15 INT 5 12- PER Roll 12- 15 EGO 5 12- 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 4 OCV 5 4 DCV 5 3 OMCV 0 5 DMCV 6 3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12 8 PD 6 Total: 8 PD (0 rPD) 6 ED 4 Total: 6 ED (0 rED) 8 REC 4 40 END 4 14 BODY 4 35 STUN 8 Total Characteristic Cost: 105 Movement: Running: 12m/24m Leaping: 4m/8m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers & Skills 15 Bearhug: Blast 3d6, Constant (+½), Attack Versus Alternate Defense (Life Support (Self-Contained Breathing); All Or Nothing; +1); No Range (-½), Requires A Roll ("Brick" Tricks; -½), Must Follow Grab (-¼), Side Effects (if character fails roll, opponent takes character's full STR damage; -¼), END 4 Perks 3 Fringe Benefit: Gang Leader 50 Gayboy Berserkers, Mohawkers, Smegma Crazies: Followers (64 x 100 point Competent Normals) 22 The Humungus Machine: 111-point vehicle Skills 5 +1 with Small Arms 3 AK: Australian Outback 12- 7 Combat Driving 14- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 5 "For The Great Glory Of [Lord] Humungus": Oratory 14- 3 "Just Walk Away, And I Spare Your Lives": Persuasion 13- 3 Power: "Brick" Tricks 14- 2 Survival (Desert (Outback)) 12- 5 “Smegma Crazies To The Left! Gayboy Berserkers To The Gate!": Tactics 13- 2 TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles 2 WF: Small Arms Total Powers & Skill Cost: 128 Total Cost: 232 175+ Matching Complications 10 Distinctive Features: Massively Muscled Frame, Bald Head, Apparent Facial Scarring (wears a metal mask) (Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 25 Psychological Complication: Megalomania (Very Common; Total) 57 Experience Points Total Complications Points: 232
Background/History: We know almost nothing about about the man who calls himself “Lord Humungus.” About the only clue to his possible identity is a photo within the wooden box that stores his Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver. Inside are several military-looking pins and/or buttons, what might be coins, a large skull and crossbones badge and/or belt buckle, and a photo of a woman and a man in an officer’s uniform (that looks to have been taken around World War I). Thus, it’s presumed he’s a former military man (an assessment supported by George Miller, who’s said the Humungus is ex-military.)
Personality/Motivation: Seeing as he’s top dog of a band of utterly ruthless marauders, Humungus knows the only way he’ll stay there is to keep the men under his command occupied. Thus, he directs them to take, and take, and take... it seems Humungus wants to carve an empire out of the wastelands, one where his word is law and his rule is absolute, and everything (and everyone) belong to him. And while he seems a reasonable man on the surface, under that metal hockey mask is an utterly ruthless individual who will gladly slaughter anyone who crosses of defies him.
Quote: “You will know the vengeance of the Lord Humungus! I promise you... nobody... nobody... gets out of here alive!”
Powers/Tactics: An obviously intelligent man, the Humungus is an master orator, and can give rousing speeches and threats with the best of them. He exhorts his troops to attack the compound for “the glory of Humungus” and virtually talks half of the refinery compounders into simply surrendering their fuel. He also seems to be the mind behind the siege of the refinery compound, although his chief lieutenant Wez seems to ignore his orders quite frequently. Finally, the Humungus live up to his name—his massive muscles aren’t just for show, as seen when he manages to squeeze Wez into unconsciousness in one scene, and later in the movie when he breaks lengths of chain with his bare hands (or breaks them off of the item they were attached to.)
Appearance: The Lord Humungus stands 6’3” and weighs 240 pounds with the physique of a bodybuilder or weightlifter. He wears very little—combat boots, leather trunks, a leather harness, a cervical collar, and a metal hockey mask. Scarring on his scalp suggests his face has been burned.
Designer's Notes: The Humungus is the leader of the gang of marauders in The Road Warrior. You can make him more cinematic by increasing his STR to 25 and maybe giving him a level of Combat Luck. Make him more realistic by dropping his STR to 20.
I’ve seen some hi-res screen caps of the inside of the Humungus’s pistol box and it’s loaded with neat little items. Apparently some people have suggested that the Humungus is really Captain Fifi from Mad Max (which is silly) or even Jim Goose (which is absurd). Personally, I find the explanation that he’s ex-military to be the most logical one.
(Humungus created by George Miller and Kjell Nilsson, created sheet written by Michael Surbrook.)
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