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Buzzcut (Cyberforce enemy)


Trent Peterson

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • These are older technical notes, not a full profile.


  • Real Name: Trent Peterson
  • Marital Status: Single ?
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Cyberdata’s SHOCs
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 2,61m Weight: 429kg
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Bald (originally blond IIRC)

Powers and Abilities

Buzzcut is huge, super-strong, super-tough and his three right arms are fitted with huge armored buzzsaws. He revels in blood and killing and is an impulsive, irrational, extremely violent fighter.


Trent Peterson was born with three arms on the right side of his body. That was apparently the result of a secret project (probably government-sponsored) intended to give birth to mutants, headed by doctor Peter Reinbeck. Peterson is one of an unknown number of gamma 4 subjects, whose features include four asymmetrical arms, great aggressiveness and superb hand-eye coordination.

The same project gave birth to a gamma 2 strain, including Ballistic ; large-scale experiences were apparently made during the Việt Nam war, killing hundreds of Vietnamese women in order to give birth to useful mutants.

Peterson seems to have been born in the 50’s. He was raised by an extremely violent father in a backwater area, and was a clumsy, musclebound oaf during his youth. In order to win respect and flee his father, he enrolled at 17. He became fascinated with weapons and violence during basic, and found his calling.

While he was unstable and a certifiable sociopath, his strength, endurance, multiple arms and extreme ability with weapons allowed him to stay with the army.

Peterson served during the Việt Nam War with a Special Forces platoon made up of other Reinbeck mutants, including another gamma 4 called Stryker. He alienated himself from the unit by always being aloof and experiencing numerous berserk episodes during combat. His comrades asked numerous times for him to be reassigned, as they rightly saw his behavior as a threat to themselves.

During a long-range recon, he blew a fuse a single-handedly massacred a village full of farmers ; Stryker managed to stop him and almost killed him. It was apparently during this mission that, due to Peterson’s behavior, Stryker lost three of his arms. Peterson was sent to the brig. He probably received the Reinbeck life prolonging elixir there.

He spent years there. Meanwhile, Stryker became a SHOC (Special Hazardous Operations Cyborg) for a corp named Cyberdata, and later managed to escape their grasp with what would become Cyberforce. Cyberdata went looking for a subject to replace Stryker, and naturally found Peterson. He was massively augmented, strengthened and brainwashed ; they amputated three of his hands to give him cybernetically-controlled buzzsaws. He was then sent against any enemy of Cyberdata, and is especially eager to kill Stryker.


Buzzcut is a brutal, bloodthirsty, ultraviolent barbarian. He’s quite irrational, and as dangerous for his allies as he is for his enemies. Buzzcut can be called a textbook example of a cyberpsycho.


Buzzcut is a grotesquely huge and powerful mountain of muscles with a small head. He wears a red, featureless body suit with armor plating on the shoulders, making him even wider. His three right arms are obviously cybernetic, and each ends with an armored, huge buzzsaw, chainsaw or hacksaw.

DC Universe History

Replace Cyberdata with Lexcorp, and here you go ! The SHOC become variations on the Team Luthor theme, and the Kraken (for those of you who read Cyberforce) would have been a master weapon intended against Superman. The Cyberdata mess in the last few months of 1996 would be replaced by the seeming death of Luthor and the appearance of Luthor II, so you’ll have to position Cyberforce in the early 90s.


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Dex: 06 Str: 12 Bod: 10 Motivation: Psycho
Int: 03 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: SHOC
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources: 008
Init: 013 HP: 030

Powers: Claws: 14, Density Increase: 01, Extra limbs (x2): 11, Growth: 01, Systemic antidote: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Each of Buzzcut’s Extra limb allows him to ignore 1CS when he Multi-attacks (+2)
  • Growth and Density Increase are Always On and Already Taken into Account

Skills: Martial artist: 07, Military science: 05, Vehicles (land): 04, Weaponry (heavy, firearms): 07

Advantages: Slowed aging

Connections: Cyberdata (Low)

Drawbacks: MIH of Stryker, Catastrophic Rage, Strange Appearance

By Sébastien Andrivet

Helper(s): Wouter Vlemming’s site

Source of Character: Cyberforce comics (Top Cow)

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