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Dogg (Blood Syndicate) (Milestone Comics)

Dogg


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Alter ego: “Sparky” Texador
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Rolando Texador a.k.a. Tech-9 (Brother, deceased)
  • Group Affiliation: The Blood Syndicate
  • Base Of Operations: Paris Island, Dakota City, midwestern US
  • Eyes: Brown Fur: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Dogg was changed into a dog during the Big Bang, though he retained his human intelligence and ability to speak.


History

Dogg is a Bang Baby, a gang member who received superhuman powers in the wake of the Big Bang. The Big Bang was supposed to be a rumble between all of the major gangs of Paris Island to settle their turf wars, once and for all. The Dakota City Police Department learned of the impending showdown and developed a special tear gas that also contained a radioactive marker.

Their plan was to use the gas to break up the Big Bang and then trace the gang members down the next day by tracing the radioactive “tags.” Instead, most of those exposed to the tear gas died, and the handful of surviving gang members that lived had all developed superhuman abilities.

One of the Bang Babies, Rolando Texador, took the name Tech-9 after his favorite type of pistol. Texador gathered his fellow survivors together with a proposal. Tech-9 wanted to form a new gang, the Blood Syndicate, with the aim of achieving substantive positive social change. They took over an abandoned door factory, which they simply dubbed The Factory.

Operating from The Factory, the Blood Syndicate smashed crack houses throughout Paris Island, trying to rid the neighborhood of the dealers while taking the money captured in these operations to fund their activities. In the course of their work they would acquire new members, and put an end to many threats in Paris Island. One of his first recruits was his brother, Dogg.

One of the Blood Syndicate’s greatest enemies was the Demon Fox. After numerous battles, the Blood Syndicate finally defeated the Demon Fox at the cost of Syndicate member Kwai’s life. After this final battle, the Blood Syndicate disbanded and went back to their separate lives. Dogg remained closely associated with former Syndicate member Wise Son, who had grown into the same sort of community leader that Dogg’s brother Tech-9 had once been.

In the wake of the original Syndicate’s disbanding, former Syndicate member-turned-criminal Holocaust began forming a new Blood Syndicate that was more sympathetic to his schemes. He recruited several villainous Bang Babies as well as some former members of the first Syndicate. He then arranged a confrontation with Icon to remove that hero as an obstacle to his plans.

This became Holocaust’s ultimate undoing. Icon had brought Hardware, Static, and Rocket as backup, one of Holocaust’s new recruits was an undercover federal agent, and all of the members of the previous Syndicate who had joined had only done so to uncover Holocaust’s plots and partners. With the rest of the original Blood Syndicate also arriving to support their friends, Holocaust’s crew was quickly subdued and taken into custody.

In a last ditch dominance play, Holocaust challenged Wise Son to a one-on-one duel for leadership of the Blood Syndicate. Wise Son agreed and capably battered Holocaust. Frustrated, Holocaust grappled Wise Son and pushed his powers to the limit.

The conflagration consumed Holocaust, leaving naught but a skeleton behind, while leaving Wise Son unharmed. Having earned the Blood Syndicate’s respect anew, Wise Son took leadership of the reformed team with a promise to focus on fighting for justice.

Milestone forever

One result of the Final Crisis series was the integration of the Milestone Universe into the mainstream DCU. The cataclysmic events therein destroyed the universe in which Milestone took place but the powerful psychic Dharma was able to harness the power of Rift, the powerful being behind the original Milestone/DC crossover, to save his universe’s inhabitants. The two realities have been merged as if they were always one, with Dharma altering “histories and memories of both, but only enough to smooth out any inconsistencies.”

The only people currently aware of the transition are Icon, Superman, and Dharma. Icon and Superman have agreed to keep the secret and help Dharma when necessary to complete the interweaving of realities. This process was hindered by Starbreaker’s attempt to steal Dharma’s powers and is thus on-going — Dharma stated that it would be months, if not years, before it was complete (this was likely also a metatextual statement on the incorporation of the Milestone characters into DC Comics’ mainstream titles).

As of this writing (February 2010) it is unclear what alterations to the Blood Syndicate’s history may have occurred as a result of the merging.


Description

Dogg looks like a typical golden retriever, except that his fur was dark brown.


Personality

Much like his namesake, Dogg is loyal to his friends and playful. He is also a little sarcastic. Though not as charismatic as his brother, Dogg is well-liked and respected by his teammates.


Quotes

“Damn. You always gotta remind folks who they’re talking to.”

Holocaust: “How about you, Scooby Doo? We could use a mascot.”
Dogg: “Ruck roo.”

Bartender: “Shit ! Who let a dog in here ?”
Dogg: “Yo. Shut the fuck up and get me a piña colada.”


DC Universe History

The Big Bang and the Blood Syndicate can dropped into any urban area where gang activity plays a major role. Dogg can be used individually, particularly in any animal-based campaign or adventure. His origin should altered to suit the circumstances and he could either be an altered human or an enhanced canine.


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Dogg

Dex: 04 Str: 01 Bod: 02 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 06 Wil: 06 Min: 05 Occupation: Gang Member
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 015 HP: 030

Powers:
Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent: 08, Claws (Teeth): 03, Extended Hearing: 04, Running: 04, Shrinking: 02, Super Hearing: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Running ignores Shrinking movement penalty (+1FC)
  • Shrinking is Always On – Physical OV is 6 (-1FC)

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Paris Island), Expansive headquarters (The Factory, though the Blood Syndicate may have a new base of operations after its disbanding and subsequent reformation), Language (Spanish), Sharp Eye

Connections:
Blood Syndicate (High), Tech-9 (High, until Tech-9 died), Wise Son (High)

Drawbacks:
SPR (No Manipulative Appendages), Distinct Appearance (Talking Dog)

By Kynn Bartlett, edited by JD and Roy Cowan

Source of Character: Milestone Imprint, DC Comics

Helper(s): David J Oakes, The Milestone Rave

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