5719 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies

Barry Steakfries (Jetpack Joyride)

Barry Steakfries


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

Context

This guy is from smartphone arcade games, Jetpack Joyride et al. He has a jetpack… with guns ! And other vaguely jetpacky things !


Background

  • Real Name: Barry Steakfries.
  • Other Aliases: Lord Steakfries (in Ancient Egypt).
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers & Abilities

Despite having no training whatsoever Barry is a master marksman, demolitionist and melee weaponer. He can identify and use any type of technology on the spot and is also an aviator without peer.

Apparently, raw grit powers his abilities, combat readiness and actions (and in DC Heroes terms he often spends Hero Points  on LDD).

For unknown reasons, possibly either due to some magical spells having been cast upon him or since he’s a dedicated history buff of older cultures, Barry fluently speaks numerous languages.

If a GM wishes to highlight his uncanny ability to apparently return from having been killed time and time again he could also be given the Invulnerability power.

It’s also possible that he is now a trouble magnet automatically teleporting to various larger threats in different time eras, which would equate to Uncontrollable Time-Travel.

Jetpacks vs. zombies

Barry travelled using a wide variety of jetpack-inspired technology. His first jetpack was absurdly enough a large machinegun with unlimited ammunition mounted onto his back, which recoil provided him with the lifting power to soar through the air unhindered (brakabrakabraka…look out below!!).

His next jetpack was a miniature biplane mounted onto his back, and once he also used just an ordinary helium balloon as a backpack. He later also employed angelic wings for transport, a bubble gun machine providing lifting power, a rainbow device, and a mini-helicopter-like jetpack.

Jetpack Joyride game screenshot 1/4

More exotic jetpacks were also found and used, such as one which fired rainbows, one which looked like a teddy bear and another which looked like a shark’s head.

Furthermore, many more odd jetpacks were later used, as well as golden versions of them, just for style.

His other modes of transportation, besides jetpacks, included:

  • a jumping robot with limited gliding capabilities
  • a large, fire-breathing mechanical dragon snake (Mr. Cuddles)
  • a large money-producing mechanical bird (Profit Bird)
  • an erratic teleporter unit
  • a cool, large motorcycle which comes with a shotgun (Bad Hog)
  • a jet ski (for when the lab was flooded!)
  • and a lot more

During his time-travelling adventures he effectively wielded a meat saw, guns, rifles, shotguns, SMGs, grenades, bazookas, flame throwers, mounted weaponry and more.

He was reasonably tough and durable and had an extremely fast trigger finger with great control and accuracy, as he is capable of gunning down hundreds of enemies in a matter of minutes.


History

Barry used to be a bored and down on his luck gramophone  salesman. One day he happened upon a lab performing secret research into new, secret aviation technologies. Barry, seeking the ultimate adventure, snapped, promptly stole an experimental jetpack, the first of many, and started the flight and fight of his life.

On the way, he also rode a mechanical dragon, a bird robot, a jumping ’bot and S.A.M. the ultimate robot. All the while he was hunted by “evil” scientists and their inventions trying to put him down (Jetpack Deluxe).

Jetpack Joyride game screenshot 2/4

Barry then came upon a plot by the evil Professor Barry Brains. Brains would destroy humanity by infesting all periods of time with zombie hordes using his time portals.

After gunning down the professor Barry went on to combat hordes of monsters and zombies while running like the wind, or, rather, riding his wild hog bike, to his next destination with a shotgun in his hands.

Thus, the mild-mannered gramophone salesman turned into a dragon riding, monster blasting, jetpack carrying hero ready to face any challenge to echo throughout the ages!

By jumping into the time warps through which zombies poured into various times, Barry followed them to all different eras and forcefully stopped the destruction of mankind, sometimes using the help of local populations.

Barry thus stopped zombies in the dinosaur age, the gangster age of the 1930s, the old Wild West, Ancient Egypt, Japan and the far future (w/ cyborgs), sometimes riding a dinosaur while putting all of them down at the barrel of a gun and numerous other weapons.

In the far future he eventually encountered an earlier time-travelling version of Professor Brains, now in a cyborg body, and fought him to a final death, thus permanently saving humanity from destruction by zombies in every time era simultaneously!

Jetpack Joyride game screenshot 3/4

Of so Barry thought. Because afterwards, Barry’s immortality somehow brought him back in time to the old Wild West as he entered a toilet. He met a local woman named Ruby who explained that the undead had overrun the townsfolk.

And so, for a final time, Barry stopped the hordes of the undead. The new invasion originated from Mad Dog McDraw holed up in an abandoned mine, and after stopping him and his new hordes the threat was finally over (Age of Zombies).

Barry’s current whereabouts are unknown. Since he received immortality (or perhaps he already was immortal to start with – who still sells gramophones in this day and age?) as a reward from an immortal Egyptian wizard, Prince Runinggunin, he will no doubt resurface again.

HJe certainly can’t go back to normal life after all of this!


Description

Barry often wears a fine suit, but his sleeves have been ripped off due to all the strenuous action he undertakes, or so he claims.

In reality, he obsessively rips off his own sleeves any time he is bored or goes into action. Sometimes he would wear a helmet or mask for style.


Personality

Barry’s sole motivation for his adventures is to escape boredom. The thrill of death puts a grin on his face, and he’s a true adrenaline junkie.

He, believing himself to be a classic action hero, attempts cool one-liners. He fails miserably at it since most sayings are excessively trite and cliché.

Jetpack Joyride game screenshot 4/4

While human and unused to weird technologies and monsters, he regularly overcomes his fears with grit and resolve and thus becomes an omni-competent combatant, technologist and aviator.

Barry has no qualms whatsoever about innocent people getting caught in the fray, as long as the greater good is served, and he gets his fun.

As such, he enjoys destroying zombies by the horde and has no problem dispatching human scientists en masse on his quest for adventure.


Quotes

“If anyone is going to save humanity, it will be me…[TO DO: Insert witty dialogue here]”

“Righteous. Righteous to the max. Badass Barry Steakfries is back !”

“It’s time to blow this lame future where every device starts with an i.”

“Because when it comes to one-liners… Steakfries never wastes time.”

“I always shoot fast when I’m with a pretty lady.”


DCU History

Barry’s adventures through space-time would have been picked up with the Linear Men, the Time-Trapper, Dr. Borsten, the Legion of Super-Heroes and others.

He likely faced all of them at different times, ruthlessly gunning down those he considered evil and helping the heroes out against some local threat.

Since Barry was not a fan of a cyborgified future he will likely gravitate towards earlier historical periods of time to continue his stuff. He may be pretty much an idiot, but he is effective!


Sharing

The links to follow us and/or subscribe to our monthly newsletter are at the bottom of this page.



Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

Tell me more about the game stats

Barry Steakfries

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure/Psychopath
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Ex-Gramophone salesman, Adventurer, Hero
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 02 (Barry steals all his equipment)
Init: 015 HP: 020

Skills:
Acrobatics (Dodging): 07, Animal Handling (Riding): 06, Artist (Singer): 04, Evasion (Aerial only): 07, Gadgetry (Identify Gadget): 07, Thief (Escape Artist): 04, Vehicles: 07, Weaponry (Firearms, Heavy, Melee, Thrown): 10

Bonuses and Limitations:
Acrobatics has the Breakfall bonus (+1).

Advantages
Familiarity (Egyptian and Japanese culture), Iron Nerves, Immortal, Language (Japanese, Old Egyptian), Lightning Reflexes, Schtick (Lightning Reload, Speed-shooting).

Connections:
None.

Drawbacks:
MIA toward Ripping off his sleeves.

Equipment:

  • (Any two of the following Weapons in a fighting scenario like in Age of Zombies)
    Rifle [BODY 04, EV 04, Range: 05, Ammo: Unlimited, Note: a handy ranged weapon that never needs to be reloaded!], a standard Shotgun, an SMG, a Minigun, Grenades, a Bazooka, a Flame Thrower, diverse mounted weaponry or a meat saw, all with enhanced ammunition capabilities.
  • (Any two of the following gadgets in an escape rush scenario like in Jetpack Deluxe)
    Gravity Belt [BODY 01, Gravity Increase (self only): 01, Note: The belt is automatically activated whenever Barry is not using the throttle of a jetpack, allowing him to fall faster towards the ground].
  • (Any one of the following Jetpacks in an escape rush scenario like in Jetpack Deluxe)
    • Machine Gun Jetpack [BODY 03, STR 03, Flight: 04, AV 05, EV 06, Ammo: Unlimited, Limitation: the AV and EV are only and automatically used downwards as a broad machine gun fire attack (-2) as Barry uses this loud jetpack to gain height; enemies, scientists and bystanders beware!].
    • Biplane Jetpack [BODY 03, STR 03, Flight: 04, Note: This plane-like, low humming jetpack functions like an ideal and easily used jetpack for avial transportation as carried on the back].
    • Helium Balloon [BODY 01, STR 03, Flight: 04, Note: This is a helium-filled balloon sealed with duct tape. Barry uses it as a jetpack by letting some gas out to elevate himself, although oddly enough the balloon never runs out of gas.].
  • And a lot more jetpack models, as well as an Omni-Gadget or two [BODY 02, C-Omniability 07 APs, R#2].

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen.

Source of Character: Jetpack Deluxe, Age of Zombies (excluding Monster Dash, which looks like a lot of fun!) games.

Writeup completed on the 16th of January, 2015.

Subscribe to our MINI-NEWSLETTER !

One bare-bones e-mail per month. Plain text. Short. To the point. Learn more.