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Blok

(Mister X's bodyguard)


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

Context

Blok is an enemy of Marvel Comics’ Wolverine, who first appeared in 2001. Or rather he’s the bodyguard of such an enemy – Mister X.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Retainer of Mister X
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 6’6” Weight: 340 lbs
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Blok is a huge fighter and a dedicated bodyguard. He has extensive martial arts skills, and appears to have superhuman strength and endurance.


History

Blok’s origin is unknown. He might be Māori . The patterns tattooed and/or etched on his body are vaguely reminiscent of tā moko, though they do not really resemble any real-world moko design. They might be considered kirituhi – that is inspired by tā-moko, but not considered real moko since such designs are serious business in Māori culture.

Blok wielding a polearm

On the other hand, the design looks vaguely Kirbyesque. Perhaps Māoris in the Marvel Universe had some connection to the Eternals in the distant past and retained some of the aesthetics.

Or Blok’s facial and hand markings might from a culture I’m not familiar with, such as certain Samoan or Papuan peoples with a tattoo tradition. On some panels his features do look closer to being Samoan.

Bodyguard

The imposing Blok serves as Mister X’s bodyguard and, occasionally, enforcer. His role seems chiefly to shield Mister X from uninteresting violence. Mister X reserves the interesting fights, such as people who can actually hold their own against Blok, for himself.

Blok saved Mister X’s life against Wolverine twice. Once by punching Wolverine out as he was about to deal the killing blow in Mister X’s New York headquarters, and once by interposing himself between Wolverine and Mister X during the Madripoor bloodsport championship.

He also later foiled an assassination attempt on his principal by Deadpool, and soon after that by the Headhunters.


Description

Blok sports tattoos or etchings with an unidentified tribal design on his face. There are also lozenges tattooed or carved on his knuckles.

He usually wears a black business suit, a white shirt, a black tie and dark sunglasses.


Personality

Blok is a very professional bodyguard. He will not hesitate to shield his principal with his body even against such deadly attacks as Wolverine’s adamantium  claws.

He seems to be completely amoral, and to not have any problem carrying out any heinous order Mister X gives him.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Blok

Dex: 06 Str: 09 Bod: 07 Motivation: Bodyguard
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Bodyguard
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 017 HP: 020

Powers:
Growth: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and Already Factored In (-1)

Skills:
Vehicles (Land): 04, Weaponry (Melee)*: 06

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Language (possibly Te reo Māori), Lightning Reflexes

Connections:
None

Drawbacks:
SPR (mute), Creepy appearance

Equipment:

  • Shades [BODY 01, Shade: 01]
  • Blok occasionally carries a Glaive [BODY 10, EV 04 (10 w/STR)] or another sort of polearm – which he uses with bo staff fighting techniques. Blok can also throw these using his DEX as AV.

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Wolverine v2 comics (Marvel Universe)

Helper(s): Dirigible

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