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Cyclone (Spider-Man enemy)

Cyclone

(André Gérard)


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

Context

Cyclone (André Gérard) is a minor Spider-Man villain. He appeared in 1975 and only showed up a few times.

However, the name and powers are simple and effective. Which lead to other Cyclone characters, sometimes with loose connections to the original.


Background

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


Powers and Abilities

The Cyclone is a competent 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 DC Heroes RPG book.


History

The Cyclone, a French engineer, formerly worked for NATO. 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 the Cyclone’s first defeat by Spider-Man (Peter Parker).

I like to live in America

The combat had taken place in France. Nevertheless, it was the American Maggia who noticed him, freed him and recruited him. However, the Cyclone was beaten twice. It was Spider-Man and Moon Knight the first time, and Moon Knight alone the second).

Changing strategies, he started to operate in a place with no super-heroes. He picked the American midwest, where he led a prosperous criminal career. however, 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 Andre Gerard was often drawn as a muscle man, 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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