GNOME

Team Designation: GNOME

Membership Details:

Rumpelstiltskin

Reyerta

Thumbelina

Gnome Associate

 

Major Allies

Meghan Schavan (MEGON Corporation)

 

Major Adversaries:

U-Force

Base of Operations:

Cavern City, beneath Dresden, Germany

 

Vehicles:

Earth Wyrm Armoured Personnel Carrier

Background
After a less than successful career as a super villain, Rumpelstiltskin settled down with one of his former hostages and hoped to live a relatively quiet life.  However, his wife turned out to be as ruthless and money-hungry as he was and soon they were plotting a future where they ruled the world.

Rumpelstiltskin realised that he would never achieve respect from people who considered him a freak, so he decided that the world needed to be taken down a peg or two.  He would create an underground community for 'little people', dwarfs and midgets; and from the strength of such a community he would then go on to destroy the surface world so that the little people could inherit the earth.

He used his contacts and his charisma to recruit many little people and soon had them following his dream, and robbing banks to finance it.  His wife continued to run her company which became a front for GNOME.  And apart from some messy operations in Berlin, GNOME has yet to be opposed or captured.

Area of Operations
GNOME is based in Cavern City and, by extension, Dresden, Germany.  They have robbed banks across Western Germany and even into Switzerland, but have yet to appear beyond those borders.  On the other hand they have actively recruited other 'small people' from as far away as Mexico and the Philippines.  Rumpelstiltskin plans to unleash devastation right across the surface world so even though they are currently operating solely in Germany, it is quite possible that they will eventually move outward, and if the opportunity presented itself GNOME would go to the ends of the earth to secure a nuclear bomb.
Goals
After establishing themselves underground in Cavern City, the members of GNOME are ready to eradicate society above ground so that they will become the de facto rulers of the world (since no one else will be alive).  To this end they are actively recruiting more members of the Gnome Associates so that they can populate the world, while also collecting money and more importantly devices and weapons which can bring about the end of the surface world.  Rumpelstiltskin's premier goal is to steal a nuclear bomb which he plans to unleash in one of the major European cities (he hasn't decided which one yet).
Reputation
While GNOME has successfully struck several banks across Western Germany in the past few years, they have yet to be taken seriously by the general public.  There is something about heavily-armed dwarves and midgets that just seems humorous.

Rumpelstiltskin is silently fuming about the continual disrespect he and his organisation are receiving, and he has allowed his associates to take time off from their original plan to bring about 'topside armageddon' so that they can cause general mayhem and cultivate some respect and fear in the public.

U-Force has paid attention to Rumpelstiltskin's latest attempt to bring about societal chaos, but they too do not see the bigger picture in that Rumpelstiltskin is planning to unleash an atomic bomb (if he can get his hands on it).