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Captain Sweden (City of Heroes model)

Captain Sweden


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

As to Captain Sweden – I found these old notes on a psychopathic player character from the 1st Edition DC Super-Heroes Role-Playing Game lying around. The paper is old, partly trashed, and even burned, but still readable. I’ve updated this homemade character for the current set of rules.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Captain Sweden I – IV (brothers, MIA and deceased)
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Metropolis
  • Height: 6’0‘‘ Weight: 180 lbs Age: 25
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black


History

Too long…Captain Sweden, who indeed is Swedish, basically follows a “proud” superheroing tradition set by his father and brothers. He was beaten daily by his father using a spiked baseball bat, and occasionally steam-ironed, in order to toughen him up ; it seems to have worked, although it damaged his psyche permanently. The current Captain Sweden is very unstable compared to his predecessor brothers.

He has moved to Metropolis and usually works along some law-enforcement agency or his regular superhero partner and friend Starlight. His brutality has officially dubbed him an antihero and he has such well-known enemies as The Penguin, The Hawkman etc.; that is people working for both side of the law.

Still, being superhumanly efficient, he is often hired by dubious or officially non-existent law-enforcement agencies for various messy works or teams up with known heroes in order to stop some menace or another.

It is believed that the Captain died in cosmic event known only as “The Crisis”, but since I, as the GM, had actually botched up the rules, he’d still be alive. None of his post-Crisis appearances have yet been recorded. There is, however, a hero clad in a stone armor, with the same name, in Paragon City on the world of City of Heroes, that has been inspired by the legacy of Captain Sweden.


Powers and Abilities

The Captain is an amazingly proficient hand-to-hand combatant, and has clear superhuman ability with any type of weapon. He is also very fast, nimble and acrobatic. He possesses superhuman resiliency and endurance. The combination of various superhuman abilities suggest that he is a metahuman or mutant. Not too intelligent or anything, He’s basically a follower, who occasionally flips out.


Description

The Captain is a muscular guy with a T-Shirt and jeans wearing a red headband and a heavy machinegun.


Personality

The Captain is a slightly super-powered, psychotic maniac who hunts enemies in order to kill them. He is obsessed by the concept of revenge against anyone who has offended him. He treats friends and law-enforcement agencies well except when they have something that he wants ; then he might go in for the kill.

He chooses to work with the law since that means he can walk around as a free man, as success means that he gets amnesty for his many crimes. The agencies also tend to give him seemingly impossible missions, and the Captain gladly accepts these since he lives for adrenaline kicks and the thrill of getting near-killed.

National and family history, as well as honor are extremely important to Captain Sweden. He keeps a personal hitlist, in his pocket, on people that he will eventually kill. He is filthy rich, but squanders all the money on cool vehicles, bodyguards etc. etc. instead of doing any type of charity work.

What about good qualities? Well, he’s a really useful guy to have on your team when it comes to combat, and he will, eventually, save your butt 4 times out of 5 (the 5th time is when he, himself, attempts to kill you). He doesn’t actually seem to understand the concept of defeat, and will never stop a mission regardless of the odds of what he is facing. Surely, this will eventually get him killed. Of course, he’s also a racist and patriot.


Quotes

“Our boys… our boys…”


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Captain Sweden

Dex: 10 Str: 04 Bod: 08 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Vigilante, Mercenary
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 014
Init: 021 HP: 075

Skills:
Acrobatics: 07, Medicine: 04, Martial Arts: 10, Vehicles (Air, Land, Water): 04, Weaponry: 15

Advantages:
Buddy (Starlight), Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (History), Schtick (Fast Draw)

Connections:
CIA (High), FBI (High), Metropolis Police Department (High), STAR Labs (Low), Metropolis Underworld (High), US Military (High)

Drawbacks:
CIA (Never giving up or begging for mercy), Serious Rage (Catastrophic earlier)

Equipment:

  • Heavy Machinegun [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 08, Ammo 60, Advantage: Autofire]
  • Standard Bazooka
  • Standard Frag Grenades (x20)
  • Special Shotgun [BODY 04, Shotgun blast (Range: 03): 08, Ammo: 30]
  • The good captain also has access to the following;
    • STANDARD HELICOPTER (x2) [STR 05 BODY 08, Flight: 08, Note: includes 2 pilots]
    • JET PLANE (X2) [STR 08 BODY 13, Flight :11, Note: includes 2 pilots and also contains Air-to-Air Missiles (x3) [BODY 03 AV 6, EV 15, Flight: 12]]
    • a ROLLS ROYCE
    • a LAMBORGHINI
    • MOTORBOAT (x2)
    • And a private SKYSCRAPER of 8 stories plus 35 employed mercenaries (everything from Standard to Elite thugs)

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Player character homemade for the DCH 1st edition

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