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Death Rules:
Post-Mortem effects for suberbeings

This section shows the various post-mortem effects that might occur when a super-being dies. Of course, these effects may not apply if the super-being was merely a normal (if athletic) human.
Total Loss: The body retains none of the powers possessed by the deceased and remains physically unchanged. For example, when Changeling died while impersonating Professor X, his body was locked into that form.

Reversion: The body retains none of its superpowers. It also reverts, in death, back to the deceased's original form. Werewolves are an example of this.

Partial Loss: The body loses some superpowers and retains others. Generally, those powers that required a conscious mind in order to operate are lost, while those powers that are a function of body structure remain. For example, a dead Armadillo would still have an armored hide and claws.

Retention: The body retains its superpowers, though it is, of course, unable to use them unless converted into a zombie or animated by a possessing life force. Some powers are localized in particular parts of the body. If those body parts are transplanted to another being, the recipient gains the superpowers inherent in those parts. For example, if the deceased had optical powers such as telescopic and microscopic vision, the transplanting of those eyes to another might give the recipient those powers. Such powers that remain decrease -1CS per day in rank as the body decays, but such decay halts if the parts are properly transplanted or stored.

Self-Direction: The body's powers turn upon itself. Each power releases a final, full-strength attack at the body. This flurry of activity may destroy, transform, or otherwise alter the dead superbeing. If such self-directed attacks are of higher rank than the deceased's former Health, the body may be burned, disrupted, or even disintegrated outright. Afterward, the remains are inert and possess no remaining powers. For example, if the deceased possessed a petrifying power, the body may suddenly transform into a rock statue.

Self-Destruction: The body's powers turn upon itself. The deceased's power ranks are totaled and converted into a self-destructive blast of equal rank. If the blast is of higher rank than the deceased's former Health, the body is burned, disrupted, or disintegrated. For example, when the android Hyperion died, his body dissolved into protoplasm. However, no matter how destructive the blast, its effects do not extend beyond the body. The nature of the self-destruction should be characteristic of the deceased's body or powers if possible.

Explosion: The body's powers erupt in a single explosion as the body spontaneously detonates. The deceased's power ranks are added together and converted into a single explosion of equal rank. For propriety's sake, let's assume that organic beings completely disintegrate with little mess. Robots, cyborgs, and inorganic parts become shrapnel. If the deceased was sufficiently powerful, his death could mean the demolition of large parts of the countryside or even the planet. Again, the nature of the destruction should be characteristic of the deceased's body or powers.

New Power: For reasons unknown, the death trauma causes the deceased's existing powers to transform into a new power. The power is selected at random and may have nothing to do with the previously existing powers. The body emits this new power uncontrollably, much like a isotope emitting radiation. The body is not immune to this power; if the new power is destructive, the body soon disintegrates and the power ceases to function. However, if the power is useful or even valuable, the deceased may become a valued commodity. In the rare event that this new power somehow negates death, the character rises like Lazarus from the tomb.