Seven Champions: Oriflamme

As the attorney who managed to put Syndicate crime boss Jung Li Bao away, Denise Montmartre knew her days were numbered. What she did not expect was that she would be kidnapped, taken to an abandoned warehouse and beheaded in a dark rite to summon a spirit of vengeance. The spirit possessed her, slaying her captors with the now flaming blade which had taken her life.  She collected her head, replaced it on her shoulders and walked out into the night. Denise continues her tireless work against the Syndicate but she now has an unexpected ally – the flame headed spirit within!

Dirty little secret: The spirit of vengeance walks these mean streets once more. Will is stop at your house?

Notes: Here’s a character who removes her own head to become a spirit of vengeance. That’s more than a little creepy, and sure beats changing costume in a telephone booth. What if someone steals Denise’s head while she is Oriflamme so she’s stuck that way until she gets her head back? For that matter – would Oriflamme particularly want it back?

Also known as “Ghost Rider’s girlfriend”. But not to her face. If she had a face.

Bonus trivia fact: Oriflamme is named after the Battle Standard of the King of France, not a cheap perfume brand. They stole the name and I’m takin’ it back!


Denise Montmartre, Oriflamme
Fiery Spirit of Vengeance (4), Hard Nosed High-Powered Attorney (3), Marked Woman (2), Lonely Singleton With a Cat (1)

Mutants & Masterminds:

Denise Montmartre, Oriflamme, PL10 150pp
Str 22, Dex 18, Con 24, Int 16, Wis 13, Cha 18
Toughness +12, Fort +7, Ref +5, Will +6
Attack +8, Defense +8, Init +4

Intimidate +6, KS: Business +6, KS: Civics +8, Notice +3
Fearless, Fearsome Presence 5

Flight 5 (250mph)
Hellfire Control 5 (Blast, 120’ DC 27)
– AP: Mental Blast 6 (DC 21)
– AP: Strike 12 (Flaming Sword, DC 27)
Immunity 9 (Life Support)
Protection 5
Super-Senses 2 (Tracking, full speed)

3 Comments on “Seven Champions: Oriflamme”

  1. @Sean Good question. I’ve not thought about that, but now you mention it I really like the idea that her head can still see, hear and talk while it’s detached. If only for the comedy potential.

    While Oriflamme possesses her body, she’s more of a passive bystander in her own body (or in her head. One or the other) With her head replaced, Oriflamme is the passive bystander, whispering thoughts of vengeance, blood and anger into her consciousness.

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