5811 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies

Cane (Punisher enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Cane

(Lorne Quickfall)


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

Context

A 1992 Punisher story arc featured a collection of stock, cliché international assassins that seemed to come straight from C-list 1980s action movies. Such generic characters are of course useful, if only as a base.

There isn’t much material about these guys. But assigning cookie-cutter stats to these cookie-cutter archetypes seems reasonable, doesn’t it ?


Background

  • Real Name: Lorne Quickfall.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: London, England, UK.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brownish grey (white temples).


Advertisement


Powers and Abilities

Cane is an older gentleman, fastidiously well-dressed and with an obvious Old World elegance. This gives him an important edge, as he’s much less likely to be considered a potential security risk or met with hostility by most people. This also makes it normal for him to carry a cane, which will invariably contain some concealed deadly weapon.

Cane is a competent, experienced hitman and seems smarter than the average bear. He’s calm and patient, which is rather useful in his line of work.


History

Cane was one of the seven international hitmen hired by American mobster Rosalie Carbone to eliminate the Punisher.

Thinking it would motivate her hires, Carbone offered an astronomical bounty (five mils in early 1990s dollars). This was a mistake, since it encouraged the killers to double-cross each other as they hunted down the Punisher rather than focus on their deadly target.

The assassin Cane kills bodyguards

Cane was the last killer alive after he murdered his colleague Tequila so he would be the one to collect the money. However the Punisher was being covered by his ally Microchip. Microchip’s sniper fire forced Cane to seek cover before he could slash the Punisher’s throat open.

The Punisher seized the moment to grab a nearby pistol and double-tap Cane in the back. Cane hasn’t been seen since and is presumed dead.


Description

Cane has pale, almost sickly complexion. He talks like the stereotypical older London gentleman, though he doesn’t score too high on the Cor Blimey Scale.


Personality

Cold, calm killer with an air of refinement. Cane strikes suddenly, without warning and against people who did not consider him a threat since he looks so proper and respectable.


Quotes

Cane: “The moron lied to us.”
Roc: “Er ?”
Cane: “The other moron, Roc.”

“Most inopportune.”



Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

Tell me more about the game stats

Cane (Lorne Quickfall)

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 011 HP: 010

Skills:
Charisma (Interrogation): 05, Charisma (Persuasion): 04, Detective (Legwork): 04, Thief (Stealth): 04, Weaponry (Tricked-out canes): 05

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
International underworld (Low).

Drawbacks:
None demonstrated.

Equipment:
Cane apparently always carry one of the followings :

  • Gun cane [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 05, Ammo: 05, R#03, Limitation: very long reload time, Note: Can acquire the Autofire Advantage by expanding all Ammunition at once]. This cane has a heavy pommel, but is chiefly useful since it includes a gun. Cane can empty it within a single second and mow down a group of clustered opponents.
  • Spiked cane [BODY 05, EV 04]. A solid cane with a very sharp spike screwed on at the end. Cane usually trips his opponent with the body of the cane then has the spike rest on the person’s throat as a Force Manoeuvre to help with Interrogation.
  • Sword-cane – same stats as the spiked cane, a 50cm single-edged high-carbon steel blade that can be unsheathed from the cane’s body.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe (Punisher War Zone v1).

Helper(s): Darci.

Writeup completed on the 22nd of April, 2011.

Writeups.org is a non-commercial, community site

We chat and work at the DC Heroes Yahoo! group .