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Cyclone (Spider-Man enemy)

Cyclone

André Gérard


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: André Gérard
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Maggia
  • Base Of Operations: American Midwest
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 195lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

The Cyclone is just a good, smart engineer. His special suit allows him to control the very air, and he uses all of the tricks listed under that power’s description in the rule book.


History

The Cyclone, a French engineer, formerly worked for NATO, and this is in NATO labs that he developed the first working prototypes of his cyclonic weaponry. It is unclear why the Cyclone dissociated himself from NATO (it seems likely that he was fired) and why NATO never got hold of the cyclonic weaponry.

Building the Cyclone suit and recruiting henchmen, he became a criminal ; one of his best known early actions was to kidnap American newspaper publisher J.J. Jameson for ransom, which led to his first defeat by Spider-Man.

While the combat had taken place in France, the American Maggia noticed him, freed him and recruited him. However, the Cyclone was beaten twice (by Spider-Man and Moon Knight, and the second time by Moon Knight alone).

Changing strategies, he started to operate in a place with no super-heroes : the American midwest, where he led a prosperous criminal career. Unfortunately, he was present at the “Bar with no name” meeting where he was gunned down by Scourge, along with numerous other costumed criminals.


Description

While the Cyclone was often drawn as being very muscular, it was obviously artistic exaggeration.


Personality

He’s a villain : brutal, swaggering, casually killing bystanders. He gloats a lot. Gloat gloat gloat.


DC Universe History

In the DCU, the Cyclone was part of a secret NATO group that received from anonymous sources a Red Tornado android body ; the Cyclone was the first to decipher its secrets, and used them to build his Cyclone suit and destroy all evidence and work about the android.

He fought the Blue Beetle and Booster Gold twice. During Underworld Unleashed, he gained mastery over “demon winds”, but these ultimately make him vanish by dragging him screaming into Hell. He was recently freed during the Day of Judgement, and lost a fight with the Blue Devil.


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Cyclone

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Power lust
Int: 07 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation : Criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth} : 006
Init: 015 HP: 030

Skills: Gadgetry: 06, Vehicles (Land): 03, Accuracy (Air Control): 08

Advantages: Language (French), Scholar (Aerodynamics), Stroke of Genius

Connections: Maggia (Low)

Drawbacks: Public ID

Equipment: CYCLONE SUIT [BODY 04, Air control: 10, Flight: 06, R#2, Limitation: Air Control has no movement component, use Flight instead]


Goons

Not being a combat monster, the Cyclone often surrounds himself with brawny henchmen with the following stats :

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 02 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation : Goon
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth} : 004
Init: 007 HP: 010

As standard equipment, they should have a mediocre handgun [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 03, Ammo: 07, R#3].

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Marvel Universe

Helper(s): Angel, Eric Langendorff, Gareth Lewis

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