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Confessor

(KGB agent)


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

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Former KGB agent
  • Base Of Operations: Russia
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 175 lbs
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

The Confessor is a humongous combat and assassination machine, incredibly strong, fast and agile ; he’s practically unstoppable through conventional means. His level of training and the fact that he apparently benefits from some anti-agathic treatment suggest ties with the Red Room program.

His costume and weapons are based on Russian Orthodox symbolism in order to destabilize religious opponents, though the only piece of religion-based weapon that was seen was his explosive rosary.

His destabilizing tactics do not stop with symbols mostly useful against Russians — he fed Maverick an almost certainly false story about his parents being National Socialist activists which was quite successful in diverting his target’s attention. Such distractions are represented by his Psy-ops Schtick.


History

The Confessor was secretly groomed and reared since birth to assume the role of assassin and prized interrogator for the KGB. He has been around since at least the early 1950s, but very little has been seen of him.

He was in Venice during the 1950s, where he killed a defecting KGB cryptographer that Cell Six was attempting to ship to the US. During that assassination he sent Christoph Nord, the future Maverick, plummeting from a church’s bell tower. It is possible that the Confessor was in touch with Ginetta Barsalini, Maverick’s double agent wife.

Forty years later the Confessor, who obviously had not slowed down one iota, was hired by powerful crimelord Ivan the Terrible to recover his imprisoned henchman, Sickle. Sickle was detained at the Ice Box, a super-high security Canadian prison intended for the most dangerous prisoners and manned by the military.

The Confessor cut through the security like a hot chainsaw through butter, leaving an untold number of bodies behind and bringing Sickle to Ivan the Terrible. The crimelord then contracted him to bring him Maverick himself.

Likely localizing Maverick through ex-KGB contacts, the Confessor left him a note leading his target to an ambush in Berlin, where he took Maverick down and delivered him to Ivan’s men.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Formerly a very loyal agent of the State ; now a implacably professional mercenary who makes it clear that he does not approve of this brave new world, without wasting time about it. The Confessor seems attracted to religious motifs that reinforce his own — for instance, he will usually snipe from a church.


Quotes

“ Oh, yes — I know all about you, Christoph Nord. But fear not. I am the Confessor. I will absolve you of all your sins.” (nearly kills Nord)

Sickle III: “So now what ? Where’s the airlift ?”
Confessor: “There isn’t any. We hoof it from here.”

“As you wish, sinner. Time for penance.”


DC Universe History

The Confessor would be a product of the same program that originally brought us the KGBeast.


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Confessor

Dex: 09 Str: 05 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 07 Wil: 07 Min: 06 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 06 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 026 HP: 045

Powers:
Recall*: 07

Skills:
Acrobatics: 07, Charisma (Interrogation): 09, Martial artist: 08, Thief: 08, Vehicles (Air, Land, Water): 07, Weaponry*: 09

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Language (Russian), Lightning Reflexes, Slowed Aging, Schtick (psy-ops)

Connections:
Ex-KGB (High), Mercenary scene (Low)

Drawbacks:
Definitely not

Equipment:

  • BETA CLOTH SUIT [BODY 08, Cold immunity: 02, Flame immunity: 03, Radio communications: 05, Skin armor: 02, Limitation: Skin armor only vs piercing and edged attacks]
  • Sniper rifle [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 06, Range: 08, Telescopic vision: 04, Ammo: 06, R#02. Limitation: Projectile weapons has No Range – use the Range given next instead]
  • Gyurza pistols (x2) [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 04, Sharpness (Projectile weapons): 02, Ammo: 18, R#02, Drawback : Only one type of ammo]
  • Exploding rosary (x2) [BODY 04, EV 07 (Area of Effect), Grenade drawback]
  • Combat knife [BODY 09, EV 03 (05 w/STR, 08 w/Martial artist). This knife has an Orthodox cross on the pommel.]
  • If he’s attempting to capture rather than kill, he will likely use his Repeater crossbow [BODY 04, Projectile weapon (Bashing): 03, Sharpness (Projectile Weapons): 05, Poison touch: 06, Ammo: 10, Bonus: Dart Bonus, Projectile weapons and Poison touch are Combined (but Projectile weapons must inflict pre-LDD RAPs ; on the other hand the Dart Bonus applies to both), Poison touch damages DEX as well as BODY (+2) ; Drawback: the Dart Bonus can only be used if the shooter has 6+ APs in Weaponry (firearms) or similar.] rather than his Sniper rifle.
  • When taking a mutant down he will use Nullifier Bolas [BODY 04, Neutralize: 09, Snare: 07, Grenade Drawback, Bonus: Neutralize and Snare are Combined]
  • When skiing, the Confessor uses a pair of skiing poles, each with a built-in arrow gun. Poles (x2) [BODY 03, Projectile weapon: 05, Ammo: 02]

Design Notes

The Confessor being a particularly mysterious figure, this entry includes a fair bit of speculation stats-wise.


By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Maverick LS v2

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