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Austin Powers (Mike Myers) in a deep purple suit

Austin Powers

(International man of mystery)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

The Austin Powers movies were a trilogy, released from 1997 to 2002. They are a goofy parody of James Bond and other 1960s/1970s so-so espionage movies, with an over-the-top and less-than-highbrow atmosphere.

For… some reason, I cranked out this capsule profile at some point, after seeing the second movie.


Background

  • Real Name: Austin Powers.
  • Marital Status: Pleasant.
  • Known Relatives: Nigel Powers (father), Dr. Evil (brother), Scott Evil (nephew).
  • Group Affiliation: MI-6.
  • Base Of Operations: London.
  • Height: 5’9″ or so Weight: 170 lbs. or so.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


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Powers and Abilities

A glamourous photographer by day, Austin Powers, by night, is secretly an international man of mystery ! While it’s not, hmm, very convincing, he’s supposed to have all of the James Bond skills. You know, all of that super-spy stuff.

In DC Heroes RPG terms, his Luck advantage and his high amount of Hero Points  allow him to act heroically when needed to advance the plot. But he rarely encounters significant opposition anyway.

Powers has a superhuman, well, power : his “mojo”. That makes him sexually irresistible and quite fascinating to beautiful women.


History

Is it really important ? Well, Austin Powers, international man of mystery and major achievement of the 60’s Swinging London culture, was one of the top agents of the Crown.

In 1967, he was frozen in case the mastermind of evil, the scourge of the free world, Dr. Evil, whom only Powers could defeat, would rise again.

This happened in 1997, and Austin Powers was back in a world that was a far cry from the 1960’s. Trying to fit into this new world, the spy most beloved to womankind despite never brushing his teeth was back, baby !


Description

Well, there’s a sparkling photo above this text. And he was played by Mike Myers, like about half the characters in the movie.


Personality

Yes.


Quotes

“Do I make you horrrrrny baby, do I ?”

“Very shaggadelic !”

“Oh, behave !

“I can’t believe Liberace was gay. Women loved him, man. Never saw that one coming”


DC Universe History

I’m *certain* that there’s someone named Powers in the DCU and I*can’t* remember. Asides from Josuah Power. How frustrating. Help ?

He’d make a good JLI character, but Power Girl would throw him into orbit after about five seconds.


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Austin Powers

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Yes
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: International man of mystery
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 007
Init: 017 HP: 075

Skills:
Acrobatics: 02, Artist (Photography): 06, Charisma (Mojo): 10, Martial artist: 06, Thief: 06, Vehicles: 06, Weaponry: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Charisma (mojo) can be substituted for pretty much any social or sexual roll involving a woman. Or even something shaped like a woman, such as a fembot (+3).
  • Charisma (mojo) is considered a Power (-5 BC).

Advantages:
Connoisseur, Credentials (Government, Medium ; Intelligence community, Medium), Luck, Popularity.

Connections:
CIA (High), MI-6 (High), Basil Exposition (High).

Drawbacks:
Arch-enemy (Dr. Evil, until the end of Goldmember – now prolly replaced by Scott Evil), SIA toward Shagging, Public Identity (after Goldmember).

Equipment:

  • Walther PPK [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 03, Ammo 8, R#2].
  • 3x ABCD omni-gadgets (4 APs).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Austin Powers II movie (couldn’t catch the first or third one).

Helper(s): Josh, Phil Dixon, Nick Yankovec, Kal El.

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