D'ken Supporting Cast

Real Name: D'ken Neramani.
Occupation: Monarch, former military commander.
Identity: Publicly known to the interstellar community; his existence is unknown to the general public on Earth.
Legal Status: Ruler of the Shi'ar Empire.
Other Aliases: None.
Place of Birth: The Aerie, the Shi'ar throneworld.
Marital Status: Single, but has many concubines.
Known Relatives: Cal'syee (alias Deathbird, sister), Lilandra (sister), unnamed parents (deceased), Sharra (alias Deathcry, alleged niece), unnamed son.
Group Affiliation: Shi'ar Empire.
Base of Operations: The Aerie, the Shi'ar throneworld.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: CAPTAIN MARVEL #
History: As the second-born child to the ruling family of the Shi'ar Empire, D'ken never expected to inherit the throne. Upon achieving the age of majority, he entered the Imperial Shi'ar Military Academy, earning his commission and being assigned to the Second Imperial Expeditionary Fleet as their admiral. In this role he worked to expand the empire's borders through a series of military conquests.

All that changed when he was recalled to the Imperial Throneworld by the Imperial Advisory Committee to investigate the sudden murders of his parents. Evidence was uncovered which linked his older sister, Cal'syee, to the murders; using this evidence, D'ken convinced the Imperial Senate to confirm him as the Emperor over his sisters. His first act was to exile his sister from the Empire, stripping her of her name and birthright; she soon adopted the name Deathbird.

D'ken's actions have expanded the power of the Emperor at the expense of the Senate. He has put several of his parents' advisers to death on charges of treason when they attempted to curb his ambitions. Also during this time he expanded his harem of concubines, several of them slaves captured by scout crafts from outside the Empire (one of whom, the mother of his son, was allegedly from Earth).

D'ken's tyrannical rule has led to many uprisings inside the Empire, which has curtailed its expansion as more of its military resources are dedicated to suppressing these revolts.

D'ken was recently seen meeting with Emperor Dorrek of the Skrull Empire, Prime Minister Zarek of the Kree Empire, and Chancellor Whitemane of the Charter Confederation over the various spy programs the first two powers have in place on the planet Earth.
Age: 36 (Earth equivalent).
Height: 6'.
Weight: 210 lbs.
Eyes: Brown.
Feathers: Black.
Other Distinguishing Features: As a Shi'ar, D'ken possesses feathers instead of hair.
Uniform: None.
Strength Level: D'ken possesses the normal strength of a Shi'ar of his age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: None.
Other Abilities: D'ken is a skilled military leader. He is also a skilled duelist using the vibrosword and force shield bracelet commonly used in Shi'ar ritual combats.

402 points

ST: 12 [10*] HP: 12 [0] Speed: 6.00 [0]
DX: 12 [0*] Will: 12 [0] Move: 6 [0]
IQ: 12 [40] Per: 12 [0]  
HT: 12 [20] FP: 12 [0] SM: 0
Dmg: 1d-1/1d+2 BL: 29 lbs.  
Dodge: 9 Parry: 9 DR: 0

Languages: Interlang (Accented) [4]; Kree (Accented) [4]; Shi'ar (Native) (Native Language) [0]; Skrullian (Accented) [4].

Cultural Familiarities: Shi'ar Empire (Native) [0].

Advantages: Administrative Rank 11 [55]; Appearance (Attractive) [4]; Fit [5]; Shi'ar [66]; Status 8 [5†]; Wealth (Multimillionaire 4) [150].

Disadvantages: Callous [-5]; Dependent (Son; No More than 50%; Loved One) (6) [-5]; Megalomania [-10]; Paranoia [-10]; Selfish (9) [-7]; Stubbornness [-5].

Quirks: Agnostic [-1]; Chauvinistic [-1]; Holds Grudges [-1]; Nervous Ranter [-1]; Not Until My First Cup! [-1].

Skills: Administration (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Beam Weapons/TL11 (Pistol) (E) DX+0 [1] – 12; Broadsword (A) DX+0 [2] – 12; Connoisseur (Galactic Cuisines) (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Current Affairs/TL11 (High Culture) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 12; Expert Skill (Military Science) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 12; Free Fall (A) DX-1 [1] – 11; Hiking (A) HT-1 [1] – 11; Intelligence Analysis/TL11 (H) IQ+0 [4] – 12; Intimidation (A) Will+2 [8] – 14; Law (Galactic) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 12; Law (Shi'ar Imperial) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 12; Leadership (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Politics (A) IQ+2 [8] – 14; Propaganda (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Public Speaking (A) IQ+1 [4] – 13; Running (A) HT-0 [1] – 11; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 12; Shield (Force) (E) DX+0 [1] – 12; Strategy (Interstellar) (H) IQ+2 [12] – 14; Strategy (Space) (H) IQ+2 [11] – 14‡;Two-Handed Sword (A) DX+0 [2] – 12; Wrestling (A) DX+0 [2] – 12.

Starting Spending Money: $4,000,000,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).

* Includes +1 to ST and +2 to DX from the Shi'ar racial package.

† Includes +4 from Administrative Rank and +3 from Wealth.

‡ Defaulted from Strategy (Interstellar).

Role-Playing Notes:

D'ken is a brutal tyrant who would rather surround himself with sycophants willing to follow his every command than advisers who could temper his ambition. He is a firm believer that "with great power comes the opportunity for even greater power".

TL Weapon Damage Reach Parry Cost Weight ST Notes
Punch 1d-2 cr C 9 12
Kick 1d-1 cr C, 1 n/a 12

Designer's Notes:

1. D'ken's unnamed son is to be Adam-X Neramani, a half-Shiar/half-human mutant and the fan-favorite for the Third Summers Brother. (Many long-fans didn't care for the retcon that introduced Gabriel "Vulcan" Summers. I know I didn't. Adam-X was the better character overall, IMO.)

2. D'ken's racial High TL (from his Shi'ar racial package) and Starting Wealth are calculated from a TL8 campaign, as would be encountered on Earth. In a more cosmic campaign, the native TL would be TL 11; as such, he would lose the High TL trait, lowering his point value by 15 points, and increase his Starting Spending Money will increase from $4,000,000,000 to $15,000,000,000.

3. While D'ken is currently listed as "Supporting Cast", he is more accurately in the grand scheme of things a Non-Villain Antagonist if not a full-fledged Villain. It's just that his Year One appearances aren't yet showing his more sinister and power-hungry side.