Rotta Hecks (1984/1985-21 December, 2019) was the mother of Baby Intelligence, and the wife of Greg Hecks. In 2014, she joined Mr. Stupid NoHead and spent a year undergoing secret missions for her Master. As of June 2019, Baby Intelligence was born to them, and when Rotta realized Mr. Stupid NoHead was after her son, she switched sides and became a member of the Police Grand Army and a double agent during the Second NoHead War. It was later learned that Rotta cast out her own son so he could become a superhero. A few weeks later, Greg was killed, and Sebiscuits Cardarphen joined the NoHeads. Rotta was ultimately killed in December of the same year when NoHead assaulted her, suspecting her divided loyalties. Baby Intelligence honored Rotta as a hero after her death, upon learning the truth.
Rotta Hecks was born in late 1984 or early 1985 to two fobbles. At the age of four, Rotta realized that she could shoot lightning and create money out of thin air. She was also an only child. In school, she was bullied, especially by the members of Jamboga Pine's gang.
However, one night Rotta used her lightning against her parents by accident, injuring her mother and killing her father. The police intervened, and Rotta said a thug had invaded their house, for which she drove off with her powers. She also said her father had been shot, and one of her bolts rebounded into her mother. The policeman believed her and explained the true strength of Rotta’s abilities, telling her that her power will stay with her and there is danger in it as well as beauty, and that she must learn to control them at all cost, or fear will be her enemy. Rotta’s mother, who is just recovering, promises to help Rotta control her powers, though the incident left Rotta traumatized by them.
From then on, Rotta willingly spent her early teen years distanced from other people, trying to keep her powers from growing out of control and harming those she cares about.
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "Rotta Hecks, I am pleased to find you at last."
- Rotta Hecks: "H-how did you know my n-name?"
- Mr. Stupid NoHead: "Dear child, I know more than your name."
- — Mr. Stupid NoHead meets Rotta Hecks
In 2014, Mr. Stupid NoHead found Rotta Hecks, and she was immediately infatuated with him. Impressed by her powers, NoHead manipulated her into killing her own mother, sealing her tie to the dark side. With the passing of her beloved parents, Rotta had no choice but to join the NoHeads. Generally, NoHead treated her more decently than his sons. In secret, she did several assignments for NoHead and trained with him for a full year. The following year, she became his sidekick, implying that she succeeded Dorphane Giles by holding a very similar rank. However, few knew she was a member of the Dark Order.
During her tenure as a NoHead, Rotta Hecks developed a strong rivalry with Annabeth Black, a fellow member of the Order. Annabeth had little regard for Rotta as a warrior; Rotta's military experience was mostly theoretical and based on simulated but nonetheless respected battlefield scenarios. Rotta, likewise, was a woman of science and had little understanding of Black's mystical ways. Both vied for the attention of Mr. Stupid NoHead.
A few years later, she married Greg Hecks, though the man she loved ultimately was Mr. Stupid NoHead himself. Greg and Rotta decided to have their own son in good time.
Rotta Hecks undertook another mission for Mr. Stupid NoHead in October of 2018. Her objective was to infiltrate the police station and assassinate Zett. However, she came home early with news for Greg Hecks: she was finally pregnant. This made Greg excited, though Rotta was also fearful. Soon after, she left to tell Mr. Stupid NoHead why she thought she would not be able to work with him for the next nine months. While Greg traveled extensively across town, Rotta remained secluded in their home for the next eight months and rarely left.
Switching sides Edit
Ten months later Peter was born on the tenth of June in NYC Hospital. The next morning, Rotta awoke to find Peter, who had somehow escaped his crib, doing a floor puzzle. This shocked her and Greg very much. Over the next few days, Rotta and Greg both came to fear Peter's awakening superpowers greatly. At one point, they brought Peter with them to a party, where Peter demonstrated his telekinetic powers for the first time by crushing the seatbelt to his booster and telekinetically hurling balloons at other guests, mostly children. Terrified, Rotta dragged him home. The next day, they were visited by Colby Doge, who featured Peter on television upon meeting him. Doge even went so far as to say he was “the latest news flash”.
Upon realizing that Mr. Stupid NoHead considered Peter to be a huge threat, as Annabeth Black had warned him, Rotta was devastated and distraught, and swore to do anything in her power to ensure her son's safety; she approached Sheriff Bladepoint, leader of the Police Grand Army She asked him to become an insurgent, as the Dark Lord trusted her so, and he agreed. So Rotta spent the rest of her life protecting her child. It is unknown why she kept Greg in the dark about her new allegiance.
After Peter was invited on a space mission by NASA's leading officials, Rotta decided, with a heavy heart, that if she abandoned him, it would break him and he would do something exceptional with his mutantry that would make the Grand Army want him. Rotta left the station with Greg before he could return to Earth, after abrasively declaring he was not welcome in their home. Understandably, Rotta was surprised and very pleased at Peter's quick rise to fame and acceptance by the police.
Second NoHead War (18 June-21 December, 2019) Edit
After Mr. Stupid NoHead unleashed a Robotic Monster on the city, Rotta fled to the Wasp. Having lost the fight against Baby Intelligence, Mr. Stupid NoHead fled there as well. Rotta Hecks did not seem angry that he had failed. From there, Rotta took an active role in the war inadvertently started by her son. She continued to keep her NoHead persona a secret from Greg by pretending that she was going to work as a nurse. She also met X2, who had been searching for the Gladiator.
Capture of Katie BlackEdit
A day after Rotta met X2, Mr. Stupid NoHead informed her that she had a special mission — to kidnap the Mayor by invading her quarters. Rotta immediately left for the Mayor’s home. Rotta led a robot squad in an all-out attack. While a massive battle between NoHead and police forces raged near the Wasp, Rotta searched for the Mayor. The Mayor’s bodyguards took Black to a secret bunker aboard a train; however, Rotta caught up with them and engaged the guards. Cutting a bloody path of destruction through the posse, she made her way to Black. With the bodyguards dead, Rotta kidnapped the Mayor. With no threat to her, Rotta threatened Black, who rebuked that she wasn’t afraid of the NoHead. Rotta then took her aboard the Wasp and had her tied up.
Baby Intelligence, who was conversing with Sebiscuits, got wind of what had happened and set off to rescue Black. Sebiscuits intervened in the following battle and joined the fray. After fighting their way through the massive battle, the babies boarded the Wasp and engaged Mr. Stupid NoHead. Ultimately, NoHead was forced to retreat, and the babies escaped with the Mayor. The trio was soon entrapped in a force field and surrounded by robot soldiers who brought them before Rotta on the Wasp’s bridge. Rotta began to gloat, but then Baby Intelligence telekinetically removed her hood and was shocked to see who his mother really was. The babies were then able to un-cuff themselves. Sebiscuits and Baby Intelligence then swiftly defeated Rotta’s NC bodyguards. Rotta then escaped with an escape vessel already stashed in the middle of the room.
Despite the base’s predicament, Sebiscuits used all his skill to bring half the ship down the city streets for a safe landing. Realizing that her objective had failed, Rotta and her fleet retreated. Still aboard her shuttle, Rotta headed for the emergency NoHead base.
Under the direct order of her Master, Mr. Stupid NoHead, Rotta ordered her robots to began construction of a new base in Palmyra. When receiving her orders, she briefly protested when learning that their victory was imminent and that the NoHeads would most likely lose due to the Wasp’s destruction, although NoHead reassured her that their base’s loss was of little concern. The NoHead Grandmaster would soon “dub the greatest NoHead of all.”
During the events of Operation: Purge, Rotta Hecks contacted Annabeth, who had traveled to her compound in Philadelphia, which was suffering a heavy onslaught from the Government Defense Army. Through her comlink, Rotta told Annabeth that she needed to return to the Emergency NoHead Base. Accepting the news, Annabeth told the General of the two traitorous relief workers, suspected of being police, that had been captured by her robot soldiers. Rotta proceeded to depart.
Immediately afterwards, Sebiscuits Cardarphen and Rotta Hecks concocted a plan to assassinate Katie Black. On the way to their destination, the State Capitol, Annabeth rushed in, hoping to assist them. However, as soon as she caught up with them, Sebiscuits turned and hurled her into a closet, where she crashed into a trumpet.
In the following events, Rotta Hecks deeply regretted Baby Intelligence’s loss, and went into a deep depression. She did not revoke the NoHeads, however, as she feared she would die with it and still believed the dark side was stronger. In one of the last battles of the year-long war, Rotta joined Mr. Stupid NoHead and his son, Hell Burnbottom, as they watched the fight unfold from the safety of a balcony. NoHead eventually surprised Rotta with the accusation that she was responsible for the S.M.S.B.’s creation, then fired a beam of low-voltage lightning at her. He then tried to murder her using a high-voltage beam. Rotta fired lightning at the same time, causing their beams to interlock. Attempting to murder her, NoHead attacked Rotta with a beam of high-voltage lightning, which Rotta unintentionally countered with her own lightning. As both lightning bolts collide producing a heating effect, Rotta’s fear levitated. Meanwhile, Hell Burnbottom backed away to a wall behind NoHead. Rotta attempted several times to direct her lightning (still locked in battle with NoHead) towards Burnbottom, with lightning-like tendrils popping off from the main beam, but is unsuccessful and instead hits the walls near Burnbottom, causing tiles to explode and parts of the wall to come crashing down on the wooden floors.
Finally, Mr. Stupid NoHead released white-hot beams that enveloped the unsuspecting latter. The beams drained her life and simultaneously knocked her off the balcony to her death.
Post-mortem (22 December, 2019-) Edit
Rotta Hecks returned as a ghost and called out to Baby Intelligence, who thought he was hallucinating and had a medical checkup with Donald Howell. When she approached him a second time, however, Baby Intelligence saw that she was real. She apologized to him for abandoning him and explained her entire plan to keep him safe and on the right path.
Rotta proceeded to help guide Baby Intelligence throughout the rest of his childhood, which had only begun in 2020. She instructed him in the ways of telekinetic flight, among other things. She also warned him of the NoHeads' plot in 2030. A year later, in 2031, Lindsay Kellerman, while dueling with Hell Burnbottom in a grim tower, was thrown to the floor. There, Rotta’s ghost came out from nowhere to help Kellerman in her escape from the tower.
When Sebiscuits Cardarphen journeyed to Bast Castle and died in a duel with Hell Burnbottom in 2033, he ended up Kolob, very close to heaven. Here, in his disembodied state, he spoke with the spirit of Rotta Hecks. Upon confirming that he was dead, Hecks explained a number of things to Cardarphen, including the nature of the Verasect. Cardarphen told Hecks that he had to go back, she encouraged him to request this to God. Cardarphen also attempted to console Hecks when the latter asked if she had been any better than Mr. Stupid NoHead in her quest for power; Cardarphen pointed out that Hecks had no choice, not unlike Annabeth Black.
After she had finished her talk, Hecks led Cardarphen into heaven, where the two parted ways: Cardarphen returned to the mortal world and Hecks remained in the spirit world.
Physical description Edit
Rotta was slender (except while she was pregnant) and had brown hair. Despite this, she appeared to be overweight in 2018. She always wore a blue shirt with a collar except to bed, where she wore a nightgown. While in NoHead service, she wore a red cape as well. She had brown eyes, however, her son did not connect with this trait.
Personality and traits Edit
At times, Rotta could appear cold, cynical, malicious, and bitter. She was also sarcastic by nature. She had a commanding presence that exuded gravitas, authority and control; like Mr. Stupid NoHead, she could keep a victim quiet without effort. She tended to hold grudges and was extremely spiteful toward those whom she disliked. She also had poor interpersonal skills.
Rotta was introverted and solitary, and had no friends. In her early life, she was insecure, vulnerable, and yearned to be part of something better. As a child, the bleak normality of working-class suburbia inspired in him a contempt for ordinariness. This urgent desire to be a part of something powerful and important, combined with everyone’s fear and loathing for her, was what drew her to Mr. Stupid NoHead’s inner circle (not unlike Annabeth Black). She was troubled with her abilities, a trait that stems from a traumatic incident — the death of her mother. After this, Rotta had lived in fear and trauma for a great amount of her life as she became too terrified to let her powers consume her. She consequently and willingly chose isolation from everyone she cared for, out of fear. This would eventually result in three years of loneliness, misery, and grief, before her allegiance with the NoHeads.
Rotta’s bitterness and resentment towards the world was exacerbated even more by the relentless bullying she endured in her first few years of school, causing her to shut herself in even more. She was an intensely private individual. Rotta had superb emotional control and was adept at concealing her thoughts and feelings, which allowed her to maintain her collected demeanor. This made her extremely stoic. However, she had her limits, and was not incapable of losing her temper.
Rotta was a formidable opponent, displaying adequate skill in many different categories. Her extensive knowledge and abilities were rivaled by very few. She possessed a subtle and keenly analytical mind; as a result, Rotta was surprisingly intelligent and calculative, with a mind for strategy and deduction. She valued logic and cunning above power.
Ultimately, it was Rotta’s past and her love that defined her inner being. After she realized Mr. Stupid NoHead was interested in Baby Intelligence, she neglected him for his own good This also proved she was calculating. In spite of her vindictive demeanor, Rotta Hecks was brave to an extent and was extremely loyal to those she loved. Everything that she did as an adult was motivated by her slavish devotion to Mr. Stupid NoHead, whom she loved unconditionally. She would later set up Baby Intelligence, who she believed was misjudged, to become successful, out of both empathy and love for him.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Rotta Hecks was an exceptionally skilled NoHead in combat. She mastered the fourth form of sword combat, Ataru, and had some skill in Form VI, as well as being a practitioner of Form V. Rotta’s sword skills allowed her to survive several missions and battles NoHead had set before her. She had also grown adept in unarmed fighting, especially while sparring with Hell Burnbottom. Rotta favored the Form IV technique and could wield her own furious demonstration of its raw power. Rotta Hecks’ use of Form V is instinctive as well as trained, leaving observing swordsmen astonished. However, Rotta also studied some sword techniques from medieval times, which greatly advanced her abilities. Rotta Hecks also possessed some skill in Form III. She was beyond capable of dueling with dual blades. Rotta’s abilities with a sword allowed her to fight her way through countless adversaries. At one point, right before her training, Rotta engaged Hell Burnbottom and actually came out ahead.
She was a skilled master of telekinesis. She often used his mastery of telekinesis to augment her dueling prowess, and was quite skilled at directly attacking other mutants with telekinetic strikes. Sometimes, she combined telekinesis with the use of lightning.
Rotta mastered many of the darkness’ more infamous powers. Like Hell Burnbottom, she had a particular liking for the lightning ability. She used it to kill Eddie and incapacitate Dexter. Rotta displayed her mastery of this power on numerous other occasions.
In addition to her combat skills, Rotta was highly skilled in stealth, using it to slip through the MBH unnoticed to gain information. As one of her primary powers, she could create money out of thin air, though she preferred to use this power sparingly. She learned how to forcibly rip information out of the minds of her enemies. She was also known to use her beauty and powers to seduce people into giving information. She also used telekinetic shoves to great effect. In addition, Rotta was a skilled pilot.
Despite her incredible powers, after her year as an acolyte, Rotta rarely used these powers, preferring tact or intelligence over brute strength.
Rotta Hecks loved her parents very much. When she injured her mother, Bella Hecks, by accident, Rotta was traumatized. When her father died, Rotta was scarred. Bella promised to help Rotta control her powers, and continued to educate Rotta as she distanced herself from the rest of the world. It only would have hurt her further when she realized she had strangled Bella without meaning to.
In marrying Rotta Hecks, Greg Hecks became wedded with his true love and only female friend. There is no indication that their relationship on Rotta's end went beyond marrying a respectable Muggle if she could not wed a mutant. She never expressed any love or concern for him. It was Mr. Stupid NoHead to whom she spoke in a romantic manner instead. However, she and Greg did seem to work effectively together when the situation called for it; i.e. in the Swordfighting Tournament.
Eventually, they had a son, but in intimidation they both agreed to give him up.
In 2019, Greg playfully taunted Rotta and, amid her resulting irritation, she was able to shoot lightning at him. Left with no choice, she revealed her true origins to him - she was a NoHead. Greg realized the only person who would be his friend was using him, and nothing more. He was heartbroken afterward, and went into a deep depression. He would not even attempt to save his own life after he was disarmed by Mr. Stupid NoHead.
Baby Intelligence only lived with Rotta for the first week of his life before his abandonment in space. Having a very close relationship with his mother, it broke his heart to be neglected by her, and even more so to discover her hidden evil. Still he remained loving and persistent to make amends with her at some point. When she died, this passionate goal failed. Her early death when he was just two months old foiled these attempts and shook him. As a result he tried to kill Mr. Stupid NoHead, and unleashed a brutal assault. He vowed never to let anyone he loved be harmed again. Her death was somewhat made up for when she returned to counsel with him and chat as a ghost.
Mr. Stupid NoHeadEdit
Rotta Hecks was among Mr. Stupid NoHead’s most loyal and trusted NoHeads. She was fanatically loyal to her master. After she accidentally revealed her powers to Greg, she did not deny her association with him. Instead, she proudly declared that she remained his most loyal servant and that there was nothing Greg could do.
Her obsession extended to her being in love with and sexually attracted to him. On at least one occasion, during a meeting of the NoHeads, her face flushed and her eyes welled up with tears when he praised her. Only slightly did he reciprocate her emotional attachment, as he did not understand or feel any need for love. Due to his egotistical and self-centered nature, however, it is possible that he was at least pleased with her desire for him and her loyalty. He did seem to consider her of greater importance than most of his other servants. At the conclusion of Operation: Purge, he grabbed her and Apparated away with her; she was the sole person who he bothered to help. However, he ultimately murdered her in anger, and due to his incapability of emotional attachment, he did not regret doing so.
Although Rotta and Mr. Stupid NoHead were both already married to other people (Mrs. Twisted NoHead and Greg Hecks), both unions seemed to be nothing more than a business-like partnership. It was NoHead to whom she spoke in a romantic manner. She was outraged by anyone showing him the slightest disrespect.
However, Rotta turned against Mr. Stupid NoHead the moment he set his sights on Baby Intelligence.
Annabeth Black Edit
Although they both served the NoHeads to destroy the Police Grand Army and conquer the government, Rotta does not get along with Annabeth Black at all. Rotta dislikes Annabeth for no apparent reason, simply because of her withdrawn yet accepting personality. Partially due to them both trying to win the approval of Mr. Stupid NoHead and mainly owning to Rotta's arrogant, rude, short-sighted and delusional traits, Annabeth once threatened Rotta, stating that if she ever pushes her too far she will kill the latter without hesitation.
Behind the scenes Edit
In the non-canonical novel The Super Babies: Daughter of the NoHeads, unknown to the world, and before her death, Rotta gave birth to a daughter named Daphine, whom she conceived with her beloved master, Mr. Stupid NoHead. Daphine was conceived sometime after the attack on New York City and before Rotta's death at the Battle of the Fourth NoHead Base.
Rotta's relationship with Daphine Edit
It is unknown how Mr. Stupid NoHead and Rotta Hecks felt about their daughter since they died while she was still a baby. Considering the love and admiration her mother had always had for the Dark Lord, the birth of their mutual daughter would likely have been a great joy and pride for Rotta. It is not known why NoHead wanted a child, as he already had three heirs to succeed him and he did not feel a need for love and disliked the idea of becoming emotionally attached to anyone. However, he likely realized that his daughter could become a talented and useful servant, as Rotta was. It is also likely that he wished to preserve the Lethletera Bloodline, NoHead being the last remaining heir of Lethletera.
They kept her birth a secret, most likely because it may have placed her in danger, since Mr. Stupid NoHead was considered the most powerful and dangerous Dark mutant of the time, while her mother, Rotta Hecks, was one of the Dark Lord's most loyal lieutenants.
Daphine was curious about her parents, and wanted the chance to know them. She went to great lengths to meet and save her father, even meddling with time to create a future where he lived, which shows she had some love for him. After she was defeated by her cousin Baby Intelligence, Lindsay Kellerman, Force Baby and Baby Strength, she begged for death instead of having to face the fact that she failed her father.
- The Super Babies: Prequel I: Zero to Hero (first appearance)
- The Super Babies: Prequel I: Zero to Hero (graphic novel)
- The Super Babies: Prequel II: The Second Hero
- The Super Babies: Prequel II: The Second Hero (graphic novel)
- The Super Babies: Prequel III: The S.M.S.B.
- The Super Babies: Prequel III: The S.M.S.B. (graphic novel)
- The Super Babies: Prequel IV: The Last Battle
- The Super Babies: Prequel IV: The Last Battle (graphic novel)
- The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies (First mentioned)
- The Super Babies: Book I: Pride of the Super Babies (graphic novel)
- The X-Children: Where Are You Now?
- The X-Children: Where Are You Now? (graphic novel)
- The X-Children: The Return of the Verasect
- The X-Children: The Return of the Verasect (graphic novel)