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Black Venus (AC Comics) (Femforce ally) in the cockpit of a WWII fighter

Black Venus

Femforce version


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Mary Roche
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Sentinels of Justice
  • Base Of Operations: Sentinel H.Q.
  • Height: 5’4” Weight: 120lbs Age: 38
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


History

Mary Roche was working in a USO canteen in 1942 in the South Pacific, and desperately wanted to play a bigger role in the fight against Fascism. Unfortunately, for a woman, there was nothing she could do.

At last, nothing officially. She began training in secret with a customized pursuit plane, practicing until she could outfly any man on either side of the war. She painted her plane the color of midnight and donned the black leather of the Black Venus, quickly becoming the scourge of the Axis, both on the ground and in the air.

Black Venus (1945 Contact Comics art)

After the war, civilian life was dull by comparison. She gladly entered the Vault of Heroes, content to slumber until such time as there was a call to action once more. Awakened to fight in the Shroud War, she was thrilled to find herself in an era where women were finally appreciated and the color of her skin was not a barrier.


Description

A slim, athletic woman, the Black Venus wears a black leather, full body suit with cap and goggles.


Personality

Black Venus is a very task-oriented person. She believes in black and white, good versus evil. To her mind, there are no grey areas. She tends to come off as a cold fish in person as she has little patience for socializing.

At the moment she is drifting, as the Sentinels don’t have much day-to-day use for a pilot, and there hasn’t been a real crisis since the Rurians invaded. However it is only a matter of time before she finds a cause somewhere to throw herself into.


Quotes

“You call that flying ? Give me that yoke !”


DC Universe History

Most of the Sentinels are Vault heroes, heroes from the 40’s and 50’s who willingly entered suspended animation to wait until they were needed again. The Vault heroes were activated during the Shroud War and have been trying to adapt to the future ever since.

In the DCU, the Vault heroes can be Golden Age heroes (just add them to the already immense All-Star Squadron roster). Black Venus could very easily be added to the Blackhawk roster during the war. Like Femforce, they could be an arm of Task Force X, perhaps operating under the command of Sarge Steel.


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Black Venus

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 07 Wil: 06 Min: 05 Occupation: Superheroine
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 023 HP: 050

Skills: Acrobatics*: 05, Military Science: 8, Martial Artist: 07, Thief (Security Systems): 08, Vehicles (Air): 11, Weaponry: 07

Advantages: Credentials (US gov’t, Medium), Headquarters (Expensive), Language (French, German, Spanish), Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (aviation)

Connections: Femforce (High), Sentinels of Justice (High), US Government (Low)

Drawbacks: Secret Identity, MIH (chauvinism)

By Andrew Ross

Source of Character: Femforce Comics (AC)

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet

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