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Battalion (Image Comics) with the green suit and a very intricate gun

Battalion

Profile #2 - Later


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Jackson King
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Isaiah, aka Despot (Father, deceased), Malcolm, aka Strafe (Brother), Mary (Mother)
  • Group Affiliation: StormWatch
  • Base Of Operations: Skywatch
  • Height: 6’3” Weight: 210 lbs Age: 36
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Bald


Powers and Abilities

Battalion is a seedling (Mutant) whose powers are derived from telekinesis. They are amplified by his Cyber-Tran suit and focused by his special guns.

The most common manifestation are powerful physical blast and protective shield, but he’s been known to wipe an enemy’s mind. He also has more limited telepathic powers enabling him to communicate with his teammates, read minds and detect opponents’ presence.

As a member of StormWatch field operatives, he received a good fighting training by the hands of Backlash.


History

Jackson Seedling’s powers comes from his father, who was in the closest range of the Comet as he was in the UN Monitor One satellite. Battalion became a field officer of StormWatch as a young man and proved himself to rise to the rank of field leader.

StormWatch is the UN’s supernatural crisis response organization ; in the Wildstorm universe, the UN is secretly a menacing worldwide conspiracy led by gun-toting, paranoid “Secret Masters”. While they are heroes, the operatives of StormWatch are quite ruthless and do not hesitate to violate the rights of a country in order to advance the agenda of the UN.

He first led StormWatch Prime, to the displeasure of Flashpoint who wanted the job, up until the Gulf War where Flashpoint, Nautika and Sunburst were reported MIA. Weatherman Bendix disbanded StormWatch Prime and created StormWatch One (Battalion, Diva, Fuji, Hellstrike, Winter) with Jackson still as field leader and StormWatch Two, the heavy fire support (Cannon, Fahrenheit, Ion and Lancer).

Their most fearsome opponents at that time were the MERC, led by Deathtrap, a mercenary unit whose leader matched Battalion in the field. During a skirmish for the application of the blocus of the renegade state of Gamorra, StormWatch One leaned that the MERC where holding the missing members of StormWatch Prime. Battalion ordered his team to go and free them, facing direct orders of the Weatherman.

The mission was successful, and StormWatch Prime was operational quite quickly after that. But this unsponsored operation provoked a diplomatic incident and Weatherman Bendix covered Battalion and lost his position. Synergy took it from there. At this time Jackson and her were having a relationship, and it went pretty sour after her promotion.

A time traveller took him to his future for him to see that his father, now driven insane by his tremendous powers, and calling himself Despot, would indeed conquer the world with his WarGuard. The WarGuard was a team of super powered villain that StormWatch kept on the ice to release them in case they face a threat so powerful they couldn’t handle it.

In the prelude of the “Wildstorm Rising” episode Battalion was reported MIA after the detonation of a nuke he was supposed to have contained in his Force Field. The WarGuard was released at the end of the “Wildstorm Rising”.

But Jackson was not dead, he returned from his hiding to confront his father and finally defeated him with the help of Spartan, the former WildCATs leader whose body was left behind after his former teammates left for Khera (see Zealot’s writeups for details). The battle cost the life of Diva and Spartan (who had no spare body to reincarnate).

When Bendix reshaped StormWatch SPB teams into Prime, Red and Black, Battalion was put aside from field duty because of his involvement with Synergy. He invoked that love was too dangerous a feeling to let it go on the field so he appointed him as combat trainer (to his strong displeasure).


Description

Battalion is a big tough black man. He shaves his head. His first suit comes straight from Cosmos 1999, his second suit from NASA’s Apollo astronauts and his latest from Tron.


Personality

Jackson his completely dedicated to his teammates. He can put his life, and damn well his career too, to get them back home sound and safe. He lost too many good people to let it happen again. So, the mission is something, but it doesn’t overthrow his loyalty to his men. Nevertheless, he’s ruthless and does not feint at killing his deadly enemies when he estimates they deserve it.


DC Universe History

After some discussion with Sean and Jim, an interesting possibility would be that the Guardians only existed in the 70’s, and that StormWatch is a newer incarnation of that team, replacing the JLI as the UN-sponsored team.


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Battalion (Just before ’Change or Die‘)

Dex: 07 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 09 Wil: 11 Min: 12 Occupation : StormWatch Trainer
Inf: 09 Aur: 08 Spi: 09 Resources {or Wealth} : 010
Init: 027 HP: 110

Powers: Chameleon: 05, Force Field: 07, Life Sense: 05, Mental Blast: 06, Mind Blast: 05, Mind Probe: 05, Telepathy: 07

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Chameleon does not changes clothes (-2) and only works to hide his features (-2)
  • Mental Blast has No AV and defaults to Int (-1/-0)
  • Mind Blast is lethal (-1)
  • Can attack through Force Field (+2)

Skills: Charisma*: 09, Detective (Law): 07, Gadgetry (Building): 04, Martial Artist*: 07, Military Science (DR, FC, Cammo): 07, Vehicles: 04, Weaponry: 04

Advantages: Free Access, Iron Nerves, Leadership, High UN Security Clearance, Scholar (UN procedures)

Connections: StormWatch (High), UN (Low), Synergy (High)

Drawbacks: Authority Figure, Dependant (Strafe, 0 pt), Unluck

Equipment:

  • CYBERTRAN SUIT [/BODY/ 07, Power Reserve (Mental/Mind Blast, Force Field, Telepathy, Life Sense): 08, R#2]
  • Psi Gun (x2) [BODY 5, Accuracy (Mental Blast): 09, R#3, Note : R# failure is out of ammo]

By Nicolas Lemaçon

Source of Character: StormWatch, Images Comics (Wildstorm Universe)

Helper(s): Philip John Mason, Jackson, William A Peterson, Sébastien Andrivet

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