The Not-So-Perfect Superhero

Every single superhero is built on superheroic proportions. The men are mostly constructed of muscle and teeth and the women are muscle and breasts. What if the superheroic world were like the real one?

When mutations occur or scientific experiments go awry, they nearly always seem to affect the good looking people. Ugly scientist Newton P. Winkerton never gets zapped by the power-inducing ray. It's always the Henry Pyms and the Wally Wests. When someone discovers they are a mutant, it's not the Rosie O' Donnells, but the Ororo Monroes and the Wanda Maximoffs. Strange beings from another planet or realm who charm Earthlings with the good looks are always the Mon-els and the Thors, not Squid-man from Guthar-8 or Mudgirl from the planet Blendorr. Superheroes should be just as diverse as the human population. We all are different in many ways. From our gender to our race to our shapes and sizes, we are not the makings of comic book tales, BUT... what if superheroes were just like us? The following tables give our heroes the possibilities of "being human."

Tables for game play

Table 1: Race
01-05 Alaska Native 
06-14 American Indian
15-27 Asian
28-47 African American
48-68 Caucasian
69-88 Hispanic 
89-94 Native Hawaiian
95-00 Pacific Islander
Table 2: Gender
01-45 Male
46-00 Female
Table 3: Marital Status
01-20 Divorced
21-35 Married/Partnered with no children
36-65 Single
66-76 Married/Partnered with children
77-85 Single with children
86-92 Seperated
93-00 Widowed
Table 4: Sexual Preference
01-04 Homosexual
05-10 Bisexual
11-90 Heterosexual
91-94 Bisexual
95-00 Homosexual
Table 5: Social Class
01-03 Homeless
04-08 Lower/Lower Class (Extended Welfare, Substandard Housing)
09-16 Lower Class (Welfare, Govt. Subsidized Housing)
17-30 Lower/Middle Class (Lives Paycheck to Paycheck, Little Savings)
31-80 Middle Class
81-90 Upper/Middle Class (Substantial Savings, College Educated)
91-97 Upper Class
98-00 Wealthy (Millionaires, Popular Celebrities)
Table 6: Family
01-05 Four or more siblings
06-15 Three siblings
16-30 Two siblings
31-65 One sibling
66-80 Only child
81-85 Deceased sibling
86-90 Mother or Father is deceased
91-95 Orphan
96-00 Foster child
Table 7: Criminal Record
01-02 Felony
03-08 Misdemeanor
09-92 No Criminal Record
93-98 Misdemeanor
99-00 Felony
Table 8: Body Type
01-05 Underweight
06-20 Overweight
21-25 Muscular
25-40 Normal
41-60 Toned
61-75 Normal
76-80 Muscular
81-95 Overweight
96-00 Underweight
Table 9: Height
01-02 Dwarf
03-12 Petite
13-20 Heroic (an inch or two taller than average)
21-80 Normal
81-87 Heroic
88-97 Tall (6'2" for women, 6'6" for men)
98-00 Giant (6'6" for women, 7' for men)
Table 10: Age
01-08 Very young (13-16 years old)
09-16 Young (16-18 years old)
17-24 Youthful (19-25 years old)
25-75 Normal (26-35 years old)
76-84 Older (36-45 years old)
85-92 Middle-aged (46-60 years old)
93-00 Senior (60 years old +)
Table 11: Capabilities
01-03 Mentally Handicapped (Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Obsessive)
04-06 Socially Handicapped (Withdrawn, Megalomania, Manic/Depressive)
07-10 Physically Handicapped (Impaired Limb, Parapelegic, Vision Problems)
11-90 No Handicaps
91-00 Heroic (Note: give a hero a bonus on a Physical, Social or Mental ability)
Table 12: Attractiveness
01-05 Ugly
06-12 Unattractive
13-23 Plain
24-76 Average
77-87 Good-looking (Cute)
88-95 Pretty/Handsome
96-00 Extremely Attractive
Table 13: Extras
01 Acne
02 Alopecia (Bald/Balding)
03 Clumsy
04 Flat-chested/Bird-chested
05 Habit (Nail-biting, Tapping fingernails)
06-08 OtherLarge Facial Feature (Usually nose or ears)
09-92 None
93-96 No Muscle Tone
97 Pale-Skinned/Albino
98 Smoker
99 Thick Eyebrows/Excessive Lip Hair (women)
00 Odd Voice (High-pitched/Deep-voiced)