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Cook-Cook


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

Context

Cook-Cook is a minor character from the major Fallout: New Vegas video game, published in 2010. For an overview of the setting, see our Vault Dweller profile.

The Fallout universe is overall pretty interesting offering plenty of variety and originality in setting and weapons (among other things) and there are of course plenty of characters to populate the universe, but very few actually standout as interesting enough to warrant their own profile.

Case in point the Fiends are good generic bad guys, but not a lot of merit is offered beyond their generic appeal.

In New Vegas there were a few named Fiend characters that did stand out enough to at least warrant a profile to be available on worg for nothing else than generic bad guys that can either be found in a post apocalyptic scenario (such as FO) or even in an urban crime running rampant, urban decay setting (modern or dystopian future) so here is a set of good generic baddies.


“And the Fiends let this guy touch their food ?”
— Major Dhatri about Cook-Cook


Background

  • Real Name: Cook-Cook.
  • Marital Status: Presumed single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Fiends.
  • Base Of Operations: South Vegas ruins west entrance.
  • Height: 6’3” Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Eyes: Gray Hair: Black
  • Notes: Height and weight were just are estimates as most characters in the game are all about the same size.


Powers & Abilities

Cook-cook is a very dangerous opponent who specializes in using flame weapons. Although against crafty opponents his mental instability can be exploited making him a lot less threatening. As his name implies he’s also a decent cook.


History

Not much is known about Cook-Cook’s past, but a few details have come to light, so he has a little more background information than the other Fiends.

Here’s are some of the highlights (perhaps it should be lowlights) from his brutal career:

  • He dabbled (and probably still does) in slavery and once bought three teenage girls and a boy and forced the girls to watch while he burned the boy to death.
  • At some point he kidnapped, raped, and tortured the prostitute known as Pretty Sarah. She managed to escape, but still carries the burn scars from this endeavor.
  • He also took NCR 1st Recon Sniper Corporal Betty hostage and later repeatedly raped her. She was later rescued by an NCR recon team, but still bears psychological trauma from the experience.

It’s likely that Cook-Cook has done a lot more despicable things, but that’s what’s known. He has become enough of a threat for the NCR to put a decent bounty on his head.


Description

Cook-Cook is a dirty Caucasian man sporting a Mohawk and looking generally deranged. He is always seen wearing metal armor and is never without his flame based weapons.


Personality

Cook-Cook’s a real piece of work. He’s of only five characters in the game with the very evil alignment and he certainly earns it.

It’s true that most Fiends and Raiders enjoy torture and cannibalization as favorite hobbies, but Cook-Cook takes things to a whole other level with repeated rape and fire-based torture.

He seems to take great pleasure in it as he is known for keeping people alive for as long as possible and if they escape he just goes out and finds another play thing.


Quotes

(From the game’s unused files) “Who am I ? I’m the scariest mother fucker you ever gunna meet. I’m Cook-Cook bitch, better not forget it.”


DC Universe History

Could be inserted in any gritty city with rampant crime. He might make a good Bat-Family villain given his power level and general tone.

Although it should be noted that unless it’s a really gritty mature campaign you’re probably going to have to tone him down a little bit.


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Cook-Cook

Dex: 06 Str: 05 Bod: 05 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 09 Wil: 08 Min: 01 Occupation: Fiends’ chef
Inf: 01 Aur: 01 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 016 HP: 045

Powers:
Regeneration: 02

Skills:
Artist (Cook): 02, Weaponry (Firearms, melee): 06

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Luck.

Connections:
Fiends (Low).

Drawbacks:
CIA (frenzying if Queeny his pet brahmin is killed), SAI (sadism), CPI (sadistic pyromaniac), Catastrophic Rage.

Equipment:

  • METAL ARMOR and WIELDING HELMET [/BODY/05, Invulnerability: 04, Skin armor: 01, Limitation : Skin armor only vs slashing and piercing weapons ; Real Armour]
  • Incinerator [BODY 04, Flame project: 06, Ammo: 30, Bonus: Flame Project does Continuing Damage (like Disintegration) for up to 5 rounds] and in addition can perform indirect shots (basically arcing fireballs) for a -1CS penalty due to having to calculate the arc.
  • Flamer [BODY 03, Flame project: 07, Ammo: 06, Range: 03, Rec. STR 01, Advantage: Autofire, Bonus: Flame Project does Continuing Damage (like Disintegration) for up to 5 Phases, Limitation: Flame project has No Range, use the listed Range, Drawback: MPR (heavy and cumbersome – cutting movement speed by 1 – unless your STR is 2+ APs above Rec. STR)].

Notes:
Cook-Cook always has a group of Fiends with him. The number varies depending on the player’s level, but it is roughly one Fiend for every two character levels thus it’s up to the GM to have whatever amount of thugs with him to represent the appropriate threat level.

GM’s who want to keep it random can roll 1D10+1. All Fiends have standard thug stats with a Strength of 4 and Regeneration 1.


Previous Stats

If Cook-Cook was caught and forced to detox then he would lose a point of Str and his Regeneration as it is the result of his specialty stew that he cooks for himself and his men and they would likely penalized one column on the Genre table as well.


Design Notes

This is based on an unmodded Fallout game, and the power level is thus significantly higher than other Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas entries based on modded, harder games.


By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Fallout New Vegas.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet (for weapon stats), Roy Cowan.

Writeup completed on the 16th of November, 2013.

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