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Barbie Q (Spyboy enemy) (Peter David comics) rear view

Barbie Q


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name:Dr. Barbara Quincy
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Agent of S.K.I.N.S., double-agent for Palindrome
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 130 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Red


Powers and Abilities

A trained combatant, Barbie is skilled with a number of firearms, missiles, and melee weapons, but prefers to fight with a pair of sharp-edged pokers, the ends of which can be quickly heated up. She may also have some training in psychiatry.


History

An assassin for Gila’s S.K.I.N.S. organisation, she is also a double agent for Madam Imadam, head of the Palindrome. When Spyboy became a problem for S.K.I.N.S., Barbie was sent to spy on him, taking a role as school psychiatrist.

Barbie Q was assigned to handle the operation for crop spraying the UN with a nerve gas, which S.K.I.N.S. had been hired to do by the Hindasti authorities, and had subcontracted to the Palindrome. Spyboy and Bombshell turned up to foil the plan, and after Barbie briefly knocked Spyboy out, she piloted the surviving plane toward the target.

Spyboy and Bombshell hitched a lift, though, and threw Barbie out of the plane before landing it and disabling the gas. Fortunately, Barbie had been wearing a parachute, and survived the fall.

Barbie Q fights men in fez

Travelling to Marispan at Madam Imadam’s bidding, she was met at the airport by Takematsea, supposedly to drive her to Madam Imadam. He actually had orders to kill Barbie on the way, punishment for her failure. She survived the attempt, and escaped the car before it went over a cliff, unknown to Takematsea.

Following Takematsea to Madam Imadam’s casino base, her attempt to sneak in failed, and she ended up battling Takematsea again. She was apparently beaten, but again survived, and eventually found herself standing over him after he’d fallen from Madam’s escape rocket.

She was prevented from getting her revenge when the crashing rocket sent a tsunami washing them away. It’s unknown whether or not Barbie survived this.


Personality

Serious and easily angered, Barbie prefers a straightforward approach of directly attacking her targets, but will reluctantly work undercover when ordered to. She tends to hold grudges against those who’ve crossed her.


Quotes

“Look at the plummeting averages at this school. And they call themselves teachers. Spare the rod, spoil the child. Bet they’d work harder if I shoved one of my rods up their little —”

[Having just killed a snitch] “She seemed prepared to spill her guts. I simply facilitated it.”


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Barbie Q

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Spy/School Psychiatrist
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 017 HP: 040

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 06, Martial Artist: 05, Vehicles (Air, Land)*: 06, Weaponry (Pokers): 08, Weaponry*: 06

Advantages:
Scholar (Psychiatry)

Connections:
S.K.I.N.S. (Low), Palindrome (Low)

Drawbacks:
Minor Rage

Equipment:
Pokers (x2) [BODY 06, EV 03 (04 w/STR, 06 w/Martial Artist), Flame Project (No Range): 05, Sharpness (EV): 03]


Design Notes

The Scholar (Psychiatry) is based on her role as a school psychiatrist, but it’s unclear that she’s actually had any such training, or whether it was just a role she adopted.


By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Spyboy comics (Dark Horse)

Writeup completed on the 28th of November, 2009.

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