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Death-Stroke the Terminator (Marvel Comics) (Spider-Woman enemy)

Death-Stroke


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

Context

Death-Stroke (and his Terminators) are very minor costumed mercenaries in the Marvel Universe. They appeared in 1981 in Spider-Woman, and that was it (except for an encore 10 years later in Captain America. One suspects that the proximity to the much more famous Deathstroke the Terminator over at DC made the character awkward to feature.

But heh, if you need a generic cinematic  fighter with an enhanced blade…


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Background

  • Real Name: Eric (last name unrevealed).
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Nguyen Ngun Coy’s Crime Syndicate.
  • Base Of Operations: San Francisco.
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Death-Stroke is a master martial artist and skilled with various martial weaponry. His quickness was enough to surprise Spider Woman (Jessica Drew).

His so-called “energy blade” was a normal looking knife that could easily slice a steel girder in two.


History

When the Carillon Towers was built in San Francisco, it was constructed with a “quite illegal” inner core. This structure was to serve as the headquarters for “the new crime czar of San Francisco.” Which in time was revealed to be N’guyen Ngun Coy.


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When Federal authorities get wise, Death-Stroke and his Terminators are brought in to murder those who have learned the truth about Carillon. But before too many people die, Death-Stroke runs afoul of the original Spider Woman. He proves no match for her super-strength and powers.

After years of not being heard from (perhaps serving some prison time) he shows up at a death match. The prize was a position in Red Skull’s organization and combat training from the Taskmaster himself… He lost to the Mangler and Cutthroat.


Description

Red bodysuit, full face cowl, gloves, boots; blue sideless tabard and flared shoulders,” V” neck, and “V” shape cut from shoulders to waist (allowing red show through) ; white skull clasps, one each straddling “V” shape on tabard; light red sash around waist; white wristbands.


Personality

Death-Stroke is extremely overconfident, believing his skill far surpasses what it really is.


Quotes

“My name is Death-Stroke ! The men you see are my Terminators. As the names imply, our business is killing.”


DC Universe History

Death-Stroke and his Terminators… hrm ? I wonder if anyone told Slade Wilson?

Due to similarities in their costumes, one could construct some kind of connection to Manhunter, Paul Kirk.



Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Death-Stroke

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Assassin
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Wealth: 07
Init: 020 HP: 020

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 07, Charisma*: 05, Martial Artist*: 07, Thief: 05, Weaponry (melee, missile)*: 07

Advantages:
Intensive Training, Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:
Nguyen Ngun Coy’s Crime Syndicate (High).

Drawbacks:
Unluck.

Equipment:

  • “Energy Blade” knife [BODY 08, EV 12, R#2].
  • Shuriken [BODY 03, EV 02, Ammo 10, may launch up to three per round (+1 to final die roll for each past the first)].

The Terminators

Death-Stroke’s goons have 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} : 04
Init: 007 HP: 010

Skills:
Martial artist: 04, Weaponry (melee, missile): 04

Equipment:
Generic martial arts weapons [BODY 05, EV 04].

By Jackson.

Helper(s): Jeff Rovin, rivendell.fortunecity.com/battlespire/489/ (defunct), Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.

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