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Counterstrike (Dark Horse Comics) over a white background


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Emmit Sayers
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Counterstrike Security firm
  • Base Of Operations: Steel Harbor
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 220 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

For every impact Counterstrike receives, he somehow absorbs most of the force and stores it like a battery. The more he takes, the stronger he gets and the more he can take.


Counterstrike is a former member of the Steel Harbor street gang known as the Wolf Gang, who has several superpowered members. However, when he was about 20, he chose to leave the gang to gain normal employment.

He went to work for a security company called Counterstrike Security, who for marketing reasons decided to give him a superhero costume and name in order to make him a symbol of their firm.

When the Prime Movers decided to leave the bad parts of Steel Harbor to actually set foot in the affluent neighborhoods, Counterstrike started to earn his pay by taking first on human gang members (in order to build up his charge) before taking on any Prime Movers – and, in fact, took down Airborne. Unfortunately for him, Mace Blitzkrieg found him next and almost killed him in one shot with a thrown car. Titan barged in just after that to arrest the Prime Movers, who barely managed to flee.

Titan was then manipulated by Steel Harbor politicians aligned with the Prime Movers, and sent after the Wolf Gang – whom he thought were the actual villains. Titan was growing more violent and irrational, however, and was liable to level the whole Wolf Gang turf. Counterstrike had an encounter with his old mentor, Hunter, the leader of the Wolf Gang, and was convinced to defend his old hood against the mighty madman. He managed to hold Titan off for a few Phases, but was badly wounded.

The fight was interrupted by the combined forces of both gangs ; although they couldn’t do much against Titan, the all-American crusader had to leave in a hurry as Motorhead had just been spotted over the affluent neighborhoods.


See illustration.


A good young man, Counterstrike would rather leave his past behind and just do his job to earn his check. Unfortunately for him, he has a conscience.


“Bring your butts, wusses… ‘cause Counterstrike plans to kick them !”

DC Universe History

A minor, corporate superhero can always be useful.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Security guard
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 007
Init: 017 HP: 020

Powers: Damage absorption (STR, BODY): 12

Bonuses and Limitations: Damage absorption only applies against kinetic damage (-1)

Skills: Martial artist: 05, Vehicles (land): 04, Weaponry (street weapons): 06

Advantages: None

Connections: Wolf Gang (Low), Counterstrike Security (Low)

Drawbacks: None

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Dark Horse’s CGW

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