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Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill in Married with Children) sitting with a hand in his pants

Al Bundy

(Daniel and Andrew's take)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Married With Children was a satirical sitcom that ran from 1987 to 1997. The over-the-top humour about a crudely dysfunctional American family was relatively novel back then, and gave the series an eager following.

We have two takes on Al Bundy. This older, tongue-in-cheek one, and Peter’s take.


Background

  • Real Name: Al Bundy
  • Other Aliases: “Alga”, “King Al”
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed Parents, Aunt Betty, Aunt Nell, Efrim (father-in-law), Unnamed Mother-in-Law, Peg (Wife) Bud (son) Kelly (Daughter) Seven (adopted son)
  • Group Affiliation: Founder of No MAM, New Market Maulers Baseball Team MVP
  • Base Of Operations: Chicago Area
  • Height: 6’ Weight:  ??? lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Al Bundy is a man of few talents. He is still a fair hand at football, as well as brawling (he gets into more than his share of fights, and usually comes out the winner unless grossly outnumbered). His foot odor is so foul as to be overpowering. The stench is superhuman.


History

To quote Meat Loaf, “Al was a varsity tackle with a hell of a block”. He was quickly on the way to making a name for himself in amateur football. He had the potential to go pro, but that was not to be. In Al owns word’s, “a red headed witch called on Al to step up to the plate to marry her” (or perhaps the other’s merely stepped back?).

The witch promised Al fame and power if Al would marry her and provide her with an unspecified sum of money at a future time.

Al agreed because, at that point in his life, he was stuck driving a clunker of a car to a job he hated selling womens’ shoes. He accepted her offer of magic and quickly discovered that she was part of a “clan of inbred backwoods witches bent on doing evil.”

Since it was a shotgun wedding and Al was falling-down drunk and couldn’t defend himself, he had no choice but to go through with his vows.

A life of adventure

Al’s father-in-law quickly put a curse on him because his daughter married outside of the family. He gave Al powers that would make him a laughing stock in the community. Despite this, Al continued to overcome every challenge they put before him.

Al Bundy with busty models

His wife’s family, which Al calls “hillbillies,” cursed him with two kids to support, a car that won’t run and can’t get rid of, and a job he cannot stand.

Recently the in-laws have become stronger in their attempts to rid the earth of Al. They have conjured a “demonic were-chicken” and infiltrated it into Al’s neighborhood in the guise of “Marcy Rhodes/ Darcy.”

They have sent swarms of fat women to torment Al at his job but still he continues to persevere. Al continues to fight the evil at home and abroad. He has battled the Devil, saved an English town from a curse, and formed a church called NO MAM.

He has saved the world from alien invasion. He continues to keep America clean by wading in mall fountains and picking up the loose change polluting the water. He revels in fighting the forces of evil in local strip bars.


Description

See peekchur.


Personality

Al is a troubled but fun loving hedonist. He is rude brash and obnoxious but still loveable. He revels in being the universe’s whipping boy – he takes pride in the fact that things rarely, if ever, go his way.


Quotes

“A man’s home is his castle, but first he must slay the dragon that lives there.”

“Let’s rock !”


DC Universe History

Don’t bother, unless he’s selling shoes to Granny Goodness.


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Al Bundy

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Survivingday-to-day
Int: 02 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Womens’ shoe salesman
Inf: 02 Aur: 04 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 009 HP: 010

Powers:
Chemical Attack: 04, Invulnerability: 06, Truesight: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Chemical Attack can only be used barefoot
  • Truesight limited to seeing through Marcy’s disguise

Skills:
Martial Artist: 04, Thief (stealth): 02, Vehicles (land): 02

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Chicago Area Strip Clubs), Pet (Buck), Scholar (sports, shoes, cars)

Connections:
No MAM (high)

Drawbacks:
Arch Enemy: Marcy Darcy/Rhodes, MIA (Fat Jokes, “Adult Entertainment”), SIA (sticking hands in pants while sitting on couch), Serious Irrational Dislike (overweight women), Dependents (Peg, Bud, Kelly), Unluck

Equipment:
DODGE [BODY 04 STR 04, Regeneration: 02, Running: 04, R#8]

By Daniel Caithamer and Andrew Lee

Source of Character: Married With Children, www.tattat.force9.co.uk/al-index.htm (defunct), Danny’s concepts

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