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Assault & Battery (Nick Fury enemies) (Marvel Comics)

Assault and Battery


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Assault & Battery are a duo of Marvel Comics villainous mercenaries. They appeared but once, in 1992.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: Assault and Battery are brothers
  • Group Affiliation: Former employees of Roxxon
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed
  • Height: About 7’8” Weight: About 725 lbs.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Assault and Battery are two muscular giants – though their stature may be natural, it is more likely that they have been artificially enhanced.

Both are proficient fighters (with both hand-to-hand and firearms), and they carry compact machineguns on their back – on motorised rails, allowing the guns to move into firing position over both shoulders.

This is likely a weapon system designed for lighter suits of power armour, which has been adapted to their uniform to exploit their size and strength.

Assault and Battery are linked by an armoured cable. Since this is what immediately comes to mind in the Marvel Universe, I have assumed this technology was based upon the Synthecon alien technology used by Hammer and Anvil, tapping ambient kinetic energy to power the two giants with an even higher degree of strength and energy.

They are quite proficient at using the cable between them as a weapon – to snag opponents, bind them, strike them (which can be a pretty potent shock, since the cable burns with kinetic energy), etc. or to quickly move each other using their enhanced strength and habit of training with each other.

Assault and Battery tend to concentrate on a single, superhumanly strong opponent, using the chain to restrain the person between them then hammering the immobilised opponent. GMs can certainly come up with more spectacular teamwork if Assault and Battery get more screen time, though.

They prefer the chain over the machineguns, since the AV is higher and they like to brawl.


History

Very little is known about Assault and Battery, save that they seem to be twin brothers. They were part of a group of Roxxon-employed terrorists and mercenaries, led by Angar the Screamer, who briefly managed to take over the S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarrier in a daring commando strike.

Assault and Battery fighting SHIELD agents

However, they soon were defeated by two senior S.H.I.E.L.D. officers (Nick Fury and G.W. Bridge) and three super-agents (Knockabout, Violence and Psi-Borg II).

Assault and Battery were defeated by S.H.I.E.L.D. Super-Agent Knockabout, who knocked Battery unconscious then managed to throw him into a shaft within the Helicarrier ; Assault, still chained to his brother, followed. Given their durability they likely survived.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Assault and Battery do that thing were one starts a sentence and the other finishes it. Perhaps as a side effect of this what they say tends to be cliché and predictable.


DC Universe History

Assault and Battery were originally an attempt by LexCorp to replicate an alien symbiotic link used by some of the more obscure members of the Invasion. The twins who were used as volunteers escaped, and have been seen in various massive brawls here and there, fighting for whoever pays them best.


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Assault and Battery

Dex: 04 Str: 07 Bod: 06 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 010 HP: 015

Powers:
Growth: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and Already Factored In

Skills:
Weaponry (Their chain): 05, Weaponry (Firearms, heavy): 04

Advantages:
Fighting Array (with each other, using unarmed attacks or their chain)

Connections:
Mercenary scene (Low)

Drawbacks:
None

Equipment:

  • SYNTHECON VARIANT CHAIN/CABLE [BODY 15 /STR/ 09 /BODY/ 08, EV 04 (10 w/STR), Limitation: /STR/ and /BODY/ cannot raise the subject’s STR and BODY by more than 2 APs, MPR (Assault and Battery are attached to each other while they use the Chain), Bonus: If they Team Attack in a Wrestling or Grappling attempt, the chain/cable provides a further CS of RV reduction]
  • SHOULDER-MOUNTED MACHINEGUNS [BODY 05, Projectile weapon: 08, Ammo: 06, Advantage: Autofire, Rec. STR 08]
  • Shades [BODY 03, Shade: 02]
  • BETA CLOTH UNIFORM w/ BREASTPLATE [BODY 06, Skin armour: 02, Flame immunity: 02, Cold immunity: 01, Limitation: Skin armour does not apply vs. blunt damage]

Design Notes

Stats are speculative due to lack of material.


By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Marvel Universe (a few Nick Fury, agent of SHIELD volume 2 issues)

Helper(s): William Chamberlin

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