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Blue Talon (Daredevil enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Blue Talon


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Yamura (first name unrevealed)
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Employee of Damon Draan
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 160 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

The Blue Talon is a powerful martial artist ; his best techniques are deadly open-hand strikes, such as “karate chops”.

Such strikes are made even more deadly by steel plates he wears over his hands. With those, he can easily demolish a reinforced door with a single blow, or penetrate several centimetres of concrete.


History

Blue Talon is a reputed martial artist from Japan. At some point, he was involved in some kind of accident or defeat, leaving him scarred and breaking his hands. After the accident, he left Japan and, toughening his hands, became an assassin and a mercenary martial artist.

Blue Talon was in the employ of Damon Draan (who would later become the Indestructible Man) when Draan ordered him to kill Daredevil, who at that point in time had established himself in San Francisco. Blue Talon engaged Daredevil, but at one point struck the ground with so much force he hit a gas main – which ignited from sparks from his steel plates. The main exploded, and Draan later referred to having “lost” Blue Talon – which doesn’t necessarily means he’s dead.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Yamura seems bitter, aggressive and has a mean killer instinct. He didn’t take to his handicap well, and relishes in any opportunity to demolish stuff and people. This bitterness diminishes his emotions toward anything else than his condition and his assignments.

He much prefers facing a skilled adversary, so he can demonstrate his worth.


Quotes

“Blue Talon ! A name which shall cut your epitaph !”


DC Universe History

Mmmm, 1972… he could easily have been a member of the League of Assassins, indirectly working for Ra’s al Ghul. His style and costume would fit nicely in.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Blue Talon

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Thrill
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 021 HP: 020

Skills: Martial artist: 08

Advantages: Language (Japanese), Lighting Reflexes

Connections: Underworld (Low)

Drawbacks: SPR (Blue Talon’s hands are crippled and incapable of fine manipulation), Creepy Appearance (facial scar, crippled hands), Minor Rage, Unluck

Equipment: WRIST MOUNTED PLATES [BODY 10, EV 02 (05 w/STR, 09 w/Martial Artist)]

Design Notes

The stats are guesswork – Daredevil kept using Acrobatics (dodging) during the whole combat, so it’s hard to rate his opponent.


By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Daredevil #92 (1972)

Helper(s): Roy Cowan

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