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Ballistic from Cyberforce (Image Comics)

Ballistic

Cassandra Lane


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • These are older technical notes, not a full profile.

Background

  • Real Name: Cassandra Lane
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Carin (aka Velocity, sister), Frank Taylor (father, deceased)
  • Group Affiliation: Cyberforce ally
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile, preferably on a Harley
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 125lbs
  • Eyes: One blue, one solid, glowing red cyber-eye Hair: Blonde


Powers and Abilities

Ballistic is a mutant with superhuman hand-eye coordination (and thus shooting ability), who has been turned into a cyborg with impressive combat abilities. Later in her career, she gained one of those ever-popular symbiote fragments giving her those ever-popular regenerative abilities and making her immune to vampirism.

One trick she has sometimes used is hurling small objects with her cyberarm, thus turning them into deadly weapons (Projectile weapons).


History

Cassy apparently had a miserable childhood ; she didn’t know her mother, and her father was abusive. The only thing she could do well was shooting things, but her career in sports (I have a version saying that she was a star pitcher, another that she was part of the US Olympic shooting team) went down in the toilet when her boyfriend beat her in a fit of jealousy, destroying her good eye and irremediably breaking her left arm.

After some aimless years, she was recruited by Cyberdata and had her memories erased in order to become a SHOC, a soulless cybernetic killing machine. They cybernetically replaced her arm and eye. She met Cyberforce when attempting to recruit Velocity – whom she would later learn was her sister – and would eventually be freed of her SHOC conditioning, regaining her free will.

Ballistics is currently wandering the US, and is loosely associated with Cyberforce.


Description

See the pretty peekchurs. When not in costume, she dresses for lowbrow sex-appeal.


Personality

Ballistics is somewhat crude and quite confused, and actually likes seediness. She’s hurt inside by hazy yet horrible memories of what she’s done as a SHOC.

Her basic strategy is to tough everything out in order to ignore her very real problems ; she enjoys being a bad girl with an attitude, and drowns the rest in beer and bar brawls. She’s a self-centred junkie, and her taste in men sucks.


Quotes

“Nice tie — looks good on you … I like the way it feels. That’s solid oak, isn’t it ? I can tell.” (holding the aforementioned tie, she then slams her interlocutor’s face against the aforementioned oak table)


DC Universe History

Replace Cyberdata with Lexcorp, and here you go ! The SHOC become variations on the Team Luthor theme, and the Kraken (for those of you who read Cyberforce) would have been a master weapon intended against Superman.

The Cyberdata mess in the last few months of 1996 would be replaced by the seeming death of Luthor and the appearance of Luthor II, so you ’ll have to position Cyberforce in the early 90s.


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Ballistic

Dex: 08 Str: 03 Bod: 06 Motivation: Unwanted power
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Adventurer
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources: 004
Init: 019 HP: 040

Powers:
Invulnerability: 08, Regeneration: 07, Telescopic vision: 04, Vampirism immunity: 12

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 08, Charisma (Intimidation, interrogation): 05, Detective: 04, Military science (Danger rec): 05, Thief (Security systems, stealth): 07, Vehicles (Land)*: 08, Weaponry (Missile, firearms): 11

Advantages:
Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye

Connections:
Cyberforce (Low)

Drawbacks:
MIA toward having an attitude, MIA toward alcohol, SIA toward drugs, Guilt (past as a SHOC), Mistrust (same), Dependent (Velocity, 10pts)

Equipment:

  • Cybernetic arm [BODY 07, /STR/ 06, Projectile weapons: 04, Limitation : Projectile weapons only works if she can grab some small object and hurl it (-1)]
  • Plasma pistol [BODY 05, Energy blast: 07, R#2]

By Sébastien Andrivet

Helper(s): Wouter Vlemmings’s site, William C Wendel, Andrew J. Aitken

Source of Character: Cyberforce (Image Comics, Top Cow Universe)

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