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Ettu Brute

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full body pose of Ettu Brute, in the garb of ancient Roman soldier


created during
Issue 6 logo, Along Came a Spider
Issue 6
, City of Heroes, 2005-10-27
Ettu Brute / @cohRock
level 50 magic hero on the Infinity server
brute:  super strength / dark armor
~ November 2005
Super Group:
Titanium Debtinators since 2011-09-14
Original VG:
Onyx Debtinators
Battle Cry:
Pray you don't live forever.

In-Game Description

Betrayal has a high price.  Ask Brutus.  He couldn't live with himself for almost a 1000 years.  He's been dead with himself even longer.  Now he serves Archnos with the same ferver he served Rome.  And Caesar.


He is my second villain.  Hopefully the description makes clear that he is meant to be the original Brutus, (in)famous for assassinating Caesor.  I wrote the description in the hope that someday villains could reform, and he would someday betray Lord Recluse, leader of Arachnos.  With the release of the Going Rogue expansion, he could, and he did.  (I should have updated his biography.)

Shakespeare gave Caesor the fictional final words, "et tu, Bruté" (and you, Brutus?).  I've always felt the words, and the betrayal Caesor felt at that moment, when his friend (and others) were murdering him.  So of course I had to grab and cheapen them, and use them in a computer game. ;)

His original costume had a hood over his head, with a minimal mask around the periphery of his face.  The mask was colored purple, traditionally associated with royalty and nobility.  You can see I kept the purple idea going in his helmet's feathers.  Once he completed Imperious' Task Force and earned the right to wear ancient Roman armor, he switched.

The problem with Dark Armor is that, whatever your costume may be, it does not matter.  You start fading into darkness with your early armors, and when you get Cloak of Darkness (usually at level 20), your look becomes nothing more than a dark, cloudy splotch.  Obviously these pictures were taken with his armors off.  (I learned after writing this that the game's character customization feature would have allowed him to lessen the cloudiness of dark armor. <sigh>)

Ettu Brute, bust view, dressed as ancient Roman soldier

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Ettu Brute
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