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Bridget Clancy (Nightwing character) (DC Comics)

Bridget Clancy


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Bridget Clancy
  • Note: Bridget prefers to be called “Clancy” or “Clance” instead of her first name.
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Blüdhaven
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 110 lbs
  • Eyes: Greenish brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Clancy is reasonably smart, handy with tools and quite pretty. She has a strong and lively personality, and everybody likes her.


History

Clancy’s youth is rather convoluted, as she was born in Kowloon (Hong Kong) but was adopted by an Irish family while she was still a toddler, and raised in Ireland. When she was a teenager, she eventually left Ireland to attend college in the US. She came to work as a superintendent for a small, somewhat crumbling apartment building at 1013 Parkthorne Avenue, in Blüdhaven – on the east coast, south of Gotham.

Among her tenants are John Law, the pulp novelist who was once the masked hero called the Tarantula, as well as the man-giant Amygdala – once an enemy of the Batman, but now enjoying a mostly normal life due to medication efficiently controlling his temper. A later tenant was Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, and the enigmatic Dr Fledermaus (a virtual ID used by Nightwing to rent another apartment and turn it in a small base).

Although Grayson was quite attracted to her Irish lilt, Clancy Mary-Jane-Watsoned the hero – going through various circumstances where Grayson couldn’t see her face. One day, however, he recognized her voice. As she was chatting with a red-haired, fair skinned friend Grayson did an embarrassing mistake and accosted the wrong woman, to both girls’ hilarity.

Despite that episode, Clancy quickly came to develop a crush on Grayson – but due to his activities as Nightwing, their first two attempts at dating were suddenly cut short. They did manage to go out and kiss on the night of Grayson’s graduation from the police academy – until Clancy noticed a photo of Grayson holding Barbara Gordon in his arms just as Grayson was explaining he couldn’t go further as a relationship with an old flame was starting to get serious. She pretty much fled in tears.

Despite their romantic missteps, Grayson convinced her to go back to her old life project (studying to become a doctor), and pulled some strings to have her get a scholarship from the Wayne Foundation. Bridget Clancy is now again a student.

The new super was a man named Dave Toussant, whom Nightwing met on a Christmas night. Toussant (and his young daughters) were killed when the building was firebombed by Blockbuster’s men.

Bridget Clancy was briefly seen later, and the Blue Beetle expressed an interest in dating her.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Most of the time, Clancy projected a tough, no-nonsense and busy super image, living in a relatively bad part of a bad town – her Irish accent, work coveralls and belt of tools projecting the proper impression.

While she tries to hide it, Clancy is a very nice person – she really likes to help people, which is why she originally wanted to be a doctor and liked her work as a super. When the tenants and herself were almost evicted from 1013 Parkthorne, she worried silly about “poor doctor Fledermaus”, whom she couldn’t even warn he was evicted as she had never seen him.

Bridget is very, very sentimental – when she is with friends, she laughs easily and cries easily. Her scream when receiving a vastly expanded city tax paper probably woke up people in Bombay – she knew none of her current tenants could hope to pay that sum. She was very hurt by Grayson’s romantic missteps with her, but did her best to put on a not-too-believable brave “just friends” façade. Her crush had developed to actual love, putting her in a difficult situation.

When she’s not busy looking all “tough girl”, she is very outgoing and friendly. And she, of course, has an absolutely charming Irish accent.


Quotes

“ ’cause you think you can make a difference ? My idiotic white knight…”

(Placard on her door) “Forget the dog – beware of the super.”

“A cruel trick that… me lookin’ like Kowloon and talkin’ like Londonderry.”


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Clance

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Uphold the Good
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 02 Occupation: Student
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 009 HP: 005

Skills: Gadgetry (Home repairs): 04, Medicine: 02

Advantages: None

Connections: Dick Grayson (Low)

Drawbacks: None demonstrated

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Nightwing comics (DC Universe)

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