Thursday, April 18, 2024

P is for Popper

These panels come from the same Suicide Squad run that featured Larvanaut. The big guy that gets blow up is Big Sir, and this initial Suicide Squad team is the Justice League Antarctica (minus G'nort).  Also Big Sir probably has the record for fastest Squad member to die on a mission (at least in the comics).

In the issue it’s never explained whether poppers are robots or genetically engineered bombs. I'm going to go with robots, because it's less disturbing. Honestly, they seem like something Waller would use if she got her hands on them.


Small Construct, Unaligned

Armor Class: 12 (dex)
Hit Points: 14 (4d6)
Speed: 20 ft.
Challenge: 2 (450 XP)

Str 10 (+0) Dex 14 (+2) Con 10 (+0) Int 10 (+0) Wis 10 (+0) Cha 10 (+0)

Saving Throws: Con +2
Skills: Deception +2
Damage Immunities: poison, psychic
Condition Immunities: blinded, charmed, deafened, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages: English

Unique Features
Expert Hugger: The Popper has advantage on all skill checks related to grappling.

Self-Destruct: Each creature in a 10-foot-radius sphere centered on it must make a Dexterity saving throw (DC 14) A target takes 8d6 fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. The Popper is immediately reduced to 0 hit points and destroyed.

1 comment:

  1. I knew it, but you have reminded me many times this month that the Suicide Squad can really be freaking dark.