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The Unknown Traveller as it appears on any alternate-reality Earth with powered characters
Open Source Characters Facebook Group (June 2016)
The Unknown Traveller is an extra-dimensional being with a mysterious origin. While the being usually appears bipedal, it can take almost any form. It usually appears in a form similar to the natives of the dimension it is visiting.
What it wears (if anything) changes from dimension to dimension. (The form in the image is the standard form it takes while on any Earth with powered heroes and villains, although it can also appear female or entirely androgynous.) If the Unknown Traveller has a true gender, it is unknown.
If the Unknown Traveller's mask is removed, its face underneath is blank. The eyes are part of the illusion of appearing humanoid in order to put beings with eyes at ease. In all its forms, it never has a true face. While it has no mouth, it can speak, although it rarely chooses to do so. When it does, it sounds like a distant whisper traveling across the wind, which is always unnerving to the listener(s).
The Unknown Traveller doesn't seem to have an affiliation. It never joins groups of heroes (or villains), although it has been known to 'shadow' other extra-dimensional travelers. If its observing has some sort of purpose, it has not said so to anyone when confronted. Those it watches often end up being present for some sort of pivotal event that unfolds around them (even when they don't want to be there).
The Unknown Traveller's abilities are likely vast, although it almost never reacts to attacks with hostility. It often chooses to disappear to somewhere else. The only times it doesn't flee seems to be when there is a great danger to others if it does not stay and act. The being seems to have a strong sense of morality when it comes to the welfare of primitive cultures.
The few abilities it has manifested in the past are consider "fantastical" but not truly godlike. (It doesn't seem to have the ability to erase memories.) Powerful energy blasts and reality bending emanations are its 'go to' attacks. The being can travel through time effortlessly and can appear anywhere at anytime. Its abilities appear to be innate.
The Unknown Traveller doesn't always choose to act heroically. It has watched as worlds die from natural disasters just as often as it has intervened when a world has been threatened by invasion. When it comes to a new dimension, it is often seen as a harbinger of doom. What it wants and why it travels remains a mystery.
The Unknown Traveller seems uninterested in forming rivalries or have enemies that could be considered nemeses. When it opposes others, it usually does so to protect civilizations or worlds in danger of being annihilated.
In some ways, other time travelers could be seen as its enemies depending on whether or not the other time travelers' goals are at odds with its own, which is usually not evident at first.
The Unknown Traveller is designed to be an "Open-Source Character" for use by anyone. The only condition upon using the character is this paragraph must be included in any appearance(s):
"The character of Unknown Traveller is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Unknown Traveller, in order that others may use these properties as they wish. All rights reversed."