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Dart of the Atari Force (DC Comics)

Dart

(Erin Bia Singh O'Rourke)


Background

  • Real Name: Erin Bia Singh O’Rourke
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Li San O’Rourke (mother), Mohandas Singh (father)
  • Group Affiliation: Atari Force II
  • Base Of Operations: New Earth, mobile
  • Date of Birth: 1/03/2007 Age: 21 years
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 160 lbs
  • Eyes: Red (Green when predicting) Hair: White


Powers and Abilities

Dart is a seasoned mercenary capable of armed and unarmed combat, as well as piloting. She is in remarkably good physical shape and a natural acrobat, which is further amplified by her powers. Other skills, earned by years of work, are demolition, communications technology, strategy, first aid, climbing and stealth.

Born with the power of precognition, she makes a valuable ally on the battlefield. She also has limited psionic abilities in the form of telepathy. Her abilities have both low-level and high-level applications.

Future visions

Dart has the uncanny ability to predict likely future events, to see possible futures, potential tomorrows (Precognition). In most cases, although not always, her predictions are involuntary and she will see catastrophes that are about to happen in a very short period of time (within a few phases). Such premonitions enable her to attempt to alter the outcome of such occurences if she reacts immediately.

She refers to these clear, quick glimpses as the visions ’taking over‘, and her eyes turn light green while she has visions.

She will also, occasionally, get glimpses of the future of more distant times. These glimpses are fully controlled by the GM, reach further than her power ordinarily would, and are rarely completely clear as to their meaning. With great concentration she can focus her power and consciously look for future events (by paying a Marginal power fee). She can also mentally communicate with her foster brother Christopher Champion aka Tempest if she concentrates (Telepathy).

The visions are always active at low level; she has an instinct for probabilities allowing her to avoid incoming attacks to a superhuman skill level (high DEX and Acrobatics skill). Having practiced this ability, and continuing to do so, has made her a combatant to be reconned with.


History

See the Tempest writeup for the basic Atari Force history. Erin Bia was born on New Earth, daughter to original Atari Force members Li-San O’rourke and Mohandas Singh. Although life on New Earth was peaceful, her mother taught her unarmed combat and her father taught her knowledge.

At age sixteen Dart went through the military academy of New Earth. Standing up to her principles, she soon got into trouble at the academy. Although hunted by ATARI security, the man sent after her, Hunter, was an old friend of her parents. Honoring the parents’ status as heroes and friends, Erin Bia, and her friend Dalia, was offered the alternative to escape unjust justice to the planet Sangfroid-7, halfway across the universe, to meet up with a man named Drago.

There they joined the brotherhood, a mercenary order, dedicated to perfection of the body and soul. This new training made the harhest of the old academy’s trials seem as child’s play to the two former cadets. Combat of every style was drilled into them by day. Strategy and planning for every conceivable terrain and contingency was taught them by night. And only once the grueling, exhausting regimen of knowledge and physical perfection were as second nature to them did they fighting begin.

In time they became among the best in their fields and they were part of a fine and noble fighting force. They fought on the side of right, destroying the tyrannical and despotic and liberating the oppressed.

Then came the time when they were sent on a special mission to the planet Kolb, where a revolution was going on. The order had been hired to do the fighting in the revolution. There Erin Bia had a strong vision about her and the man she would later know as BlackJak. Soon, during a surprise attack by the enemy Dalia was killed. Erin Bia attacked a man that she thought was Dalia’s killer, damaging the man’s eye.

Realizing her mistake she offered him her medical help. The man, named Moses Fisk, had been hired by Drago, the headmaster of Erin Bia’s order, to fight on the opposing side. Feeling deeply betrayed, Erin Bia joined up with Moses, called BlackJack by friends, to bring vengeance for Drago’s betrayal.

Confronting Drago, she found out that Drago had not expected any survivors; it was all done for business reasons. Drago was more than a match for Erin Bia, and defeated her, but she was saved by BlackJak, and together they defeated Drago. The pair soon left the planet, became lovers and continued mercenary work around the galaxy.


Description

Dart is a young woman with red eyes, handsome features, grey-brown skin color and long, white hair kept in a ponytail. She is in excellent physical shape and should be considered an exotic beauty. She has several unusual tattoos, and the most distinguished are the half-circular ones in her face and the dagger- and staff-like on her arms.

She wears a red, stylistic and rich-in-details costume, covering everything except her head and arms, and with militaristic paraphelia of several types. She usually carries a lot of weapons in holsters around a yellow belt, on the back or along the legs.

The mercenary look is completed by a pair of blue shoulderpads with star insignia. At the same time she wears ear-rings, bracelets and a necklace. Her body language reveals her high self-confidence, courage and combat readiness.


Personality

Dart is intensely loyal, intelligent and controlled. Being able to see potential futures has reinforced her self-reliant personality. Despite her young age, Years of mercenary work have toughened her and made her focused, disciplined, courageous and capable. For recreation she maintains a hard physical regimen. Although controlled, she is also eager to get started.

Her independence, experience and self-confidence makes her into a natural leader. She is also an excellent teammate to whomever she pairs up with and seems capable of using their strengths to their fullest and complementing their weaknesses herself. She expects to complete missions and she generally does. She has little hesitation in gunning down opponents and is protective of her teammates.

Culturally, she is from a mixed heritage of Irish, Chinese and Hindi. Her choice of food is Indian. Strength in various forms impresses her. She is occasionally inflexible and has some problems vocalizing her feelings. Her parents offer her a welcome retreat from mercenary activities, as does her little foster brother, Christopher Champion. She is deeply in love with fellow merc and lover, BlackJak, and like is so common in such circumstances, she is blind to his faults.


Quotes

“One rule you learn fast, soldiering, rest while you can. You’ll always need more than you get.”

“Just go for the Destroyer — once he’s down, the others mean nothing !”


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Dart

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Mercenary, ATARI member, Fugitive
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 020 HP: 055

Powers:
Precognition 08, Telepathy 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Telepathy has unlimited Range and even, if a Minor Marginal Power fee is paid, Multidimensional (can cross over to other dimensions within a Travel distance of 5 APs) (+9)
  • Precognition is Uncontrollable (-1), but may be made temporarily controllable by paying a fee as if the power was Minor Marginal
  • Telepathy can only be used to communicate with Christopher Champion aka Tempest (-2)

Skills:
Acrobatics: 07, Martial Arts: 06, Medicine (First Aid): 03, Military Science (Demolition): 04, Thief (Stealth): 05, Weaponry: 07, Vehicles (Space): 05

Advantages:
Languages (Interlac and, supposedly, Hindi and Mandarin)

Connections:
BlackJak (High), New Atari Force (High), Original Atari Force (Low), Tempest (High)

Drawbacks:
Distinct Appearance (Tattoos)

Equipment:

  • Blaster Rifle [BODY 04, Energy Blast: 06, Range: 07, Ammo: 15, R#2, Limitation: Energy Blast has No Range – use the listed Range instead]
  • Energy Gun [BODY 04, Energy Blast: 05, Ammo: 20, R#2]
  • Grappling Hook and Line [BODY 04 STR 04, Note: The line is APs long]
  • Mini-grenades (x10) [BODY 01, EV 06 (Area of Effect 1 AP), Grenade Drawback, R#2]

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Atari Force v2, DC comics

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