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Token, The Red Cent
Given Name: Annabelle
Powers: Garbage Mimicry, Trash Swimming, Underwater Senses & Body Storage
Equipment: Mammon's Silver Cent - A seemingly normal, 1943 steel penny that allows the wielder to have telekinetic control over about 100,000 dollars worth of pennies.
First Appearance: Deviantart (8/23/2017)

Origin
"Dressed in copper red-colored sweats, this humanoid-shaped Basura likes to spend her time either diving to find things like piggy banks, cash registers, automobiles & couches to scrounge about for loose change; or when she's not diving, trying to "hold up" stores with a plastic spoon to get pennies from the cashier; not dollar bills, quarters or even nickels, but pennies. Why she has this fixation on pennies, people can only guess, though this makes her the cheapest Basura to do business with since the prices for her wares are just a few cents at most.

While the later hobby of holding up stores may make her a bit of an annoyance at worst, most shops would just hand Annabelle their pennies without hassle, which is a net loss of about one dollar at most. Though one day during a dive, Annabelle stumbled onto a small display case showing several rare coins that are from several different nations. Though the one she was most fixated on was a silver penny with 1943 for the date, something that Annabelle thought would be great for her collection. So she broke the case to take the penny, which started to glow when it was in her grasp, along with the pennies that she had stored into her body."

Main Article: Sargasso, The Ever-Changing City

Sort of had this idea bouncing around my head a bit for a while, only it was originally called The Silver Shekel but I didn't have a backstory or a design to put it together. That was until I saw a video on DC's Penny Plunderer, who was where Batman's giant penny that he keeps in his Batcave originally came from before it was retconned to be from Two-Face in the Batman TAS. The Penny Plunderer is possibly the least lucrative villain in Batman's Rogues Gallery, since almost all of his schemes involve holding up stores & banks and taking only the pennies, which amounted to about twelve dollars at most.

So that's where Token's obsession for pennies came from, but where did Mammon's Silver Cent came from? Well that came from the question of, "How do I improve the Penny Plunderer concept?" So why not have something that would make him a credible threat, such as having something that can make his theme more effective. And the answer was, "Give him an artifact that matches his theme."

Such as when the show "Danny Phantom" was still on, a recurring comic relief character in it was a character called The Box Ghost, a ghost with the power to control boxes and anything inside them. And in one episode managed to steal Pandora's Box and used it to not only have the other villains take him seriously, but also increase the bounty he has on him from 0.50 cents to 50$ at the end of the episode.

This character was made using Hero Machine 3.

Token, The Red Cent is an open source character created specifically for use by anyone. Feel free to use them any way you wish. You must also give creator credit.

The image is copyright AFD Studios/heromachine.com and is posted here as a fair use reference.
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hyenacub's avatar
Nice design!  Reminds me of a Jawa on crack.
Amanacer-Fiend0's avatar
Ya know... It kinda does now that I look at her. :D
BassoeG's avatar
...possibly the least lucrative villain in Batman's Rogues Gallery, since almost all of his schemes involve holding up stores & banks and taking only the pennies, which amounted to about twelve dollars at most.
This seems like it could make for an interesting character in its own right.
...now I'm imagining a bond villain with an Iron Chef gimmick.
...that sounds like someone Batman would've fought during The Silver Age of Comics alongside other silly villains like Polka Dot Man, Crazy Quilt, The Eraser and the original Calendar Man.
Now I'm thinking of this as like a super villain version of The Swedish Chef from The Muppets but you can understand what he's saying for the most part.
The Chef. A presumably normal human supervillain with a chef theme and apparently unlimited money, training and technical skills. The sort of person who'll show up in a custom-made zeppelin shaped like a chef's hat presumably worth billions to steal ingredients worth probably a hundred dollars maximum and successfully fight off all superheroic attempts at stopping him from doing so. Nobody's been able to unmask his actual identity or figure out why.

Either he's actively trolling or he legitimately doesn't realize he's a supervillain*.

* During a conversation, he'll be replying to a script in his head relevant to his obsession entirely unrelated to what the actual other person is saying, when the inevitable supervillain team-up takes place, he brings treats and ignores everything they say and do in favor of babbling about them, etc.
Amanacer-Fiend0's avatar
This seems like it could make for an interesting character in its own right.
I'm genuinely curious by what you mean like that. I mean The Penny Plunderer was just a glorified pickpocket / really stupid bank robber who stole pennies. And at the end of his first appearance he was finally caught in a payphone, trying to call for back-up, but didn't have any nickels to pay for the call.

The Chef. A presumably normal human supervillain with a chef theme and apparently unlimited money, training and technical skills. The sort of person who'll show up in a custom-made zeppelin shaped like a chef's hat presumably worth billions to steal ingredients worth probably a hundred dollars maximum and successfully fight off all superheroic attempts at stopping him from doing so. Nobody's been able to unmask his actual identity or figure out why.

Either he's actively trolling or he legitimately doesn't realize he's a supervillain*.

* During a conversation, he'll be replying to a script in his head relevant to his obsession entirely unrelated to what the actual other person is saying, when the inevitable supervillain team-up takes place, he brings treats and ignores everything they say and do in favor of babbling about them, etc.

I'm guessing he was a really bored multi-billionaire / famous chef who wanted to experience the thrill of the supervillain lifestyle. He could've just easily bought the ingredients for whatever he wanted to cook, but it wouldn't be as fun as breaking into where the ingredients were kept while fighting off superheroes... and succeeding.
D3AD-MAD-HATT3R's avatar
She's quite an interesting and bizarre character. Not to bad a power really. Could you imagine how much it would hurt to have $100,000 worth of pennies crashing into you?
Amanacer-Fiend0's avatar
I'd bet you'd end up having the dimensions of a sheet of tissue paper if every cent hits it's target like a tidal wave.
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