Jeff Smax

© America's Best Comics / Used without permission
Origin: Birthright
Real Name: Jaafs Macksun
First Appearance: Top 10 #01 [America's Best Comics September 1999]
                            Character created by Alan Moore and Gene Ha


Prowess 4 {Fair}
Coordination 3 {Average}
Strength 7 {Incredible}
Intellect 2 {Poor}
Awareness 3 {Average}
Willpower 4 {Fair}

Stamina: 11
Determination: 3


Weapons (Blades)
Weapons (Guns)


Blast [Blasting, Force] 6
Damage Resistance 7


. 10th Precinct Police Station cop.
. Ashamed of his origins.
. Remorseful about loss of former partner. 

Points: 40


Born Jaafs Macksun, Smax hails from a "back worldy" parallel Earth where magic replaces the common laws of science. Jaffs is the son of a travelling heroine who was imprisoned and raped by an Ogre. His mother died giving birth to Jaffs and his twin sister Rexa and the children were raised by their father who physically and sexually abused them. Smax eventually killed his father as he slept and he and Rexa ran away. They are eventually taken in by the Dwarf couple Mack and Minka. To earn a living Smax became a dragon-slayer. He was highly successful until he failed to save a young princess from a near omnipotent dragon called Morningbright. After that he fled to Neopolis where he changed his name to Jeff Smax and became a police officer. 

Jeff is an obtuse and slightly dimwitted police officer ashamed of his background (which tends to make him highly intolerant of fantasy/magic based Neopolis residents) and prone to violent rages. Growing up in Earth 137 hasn't helped his attitudes. He finds the place embarrassing, backwards, and primitive. He also has to deal with his sister Rexa, who he's in love with. And since sibling relationships tend to be common in mythology, they've been a couple for years. Now, having lived in Neopolis, Jeff tries to deny his feelings for Rexa, as he sees their sexual relationship as barbaric and backwards.

His first partner was Stochastic Fats who was killed in a drug bust. He is curmudgeonly hostile to his new partner Toybox due to his inability to deal with grief. Despite this rocky start he and Toybox became very close friends. After the events of the Smax mini-series he now lives with his sister/lover Rexa in Neopolis (claiming they look alike because they are the "same species"). Smax is about eight feet tall and muscular with blue skin and white hair. He is highly invulnerable, super strong and can fire a blast of energy from his chest. Five years after the Ultima incident, Smax lives in the city with Rexa.

Another creation of Alan Moore and Gene Ha for the comics that are well worth reading: Top 10. Character revised according to rules presented in ICONS Great Power book. Streamlined, once again, according to ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying: The Assembled Edition.


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