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Eda (Black Lagoon)

Eda


Context

Black Lagoon is a 2002+ manga  series, which began receiving its anime  adaptation in 2006. It is about a band of modern-days pirates and mercenaries. They are based in Roanapur, a mobs-dominated pisshole of a city in Thailand.

Black Lagoon is steeped into the aesthetics of ultraviolent 1990s and early 2000s action movies and “gun opera” movies, with a dark overall tone. It is a seinen manga, meaning that it is aimed at older and more kanji-literate readers than shōnen manga (aimed at boys).

Eda is an anime nun with guns characters, with unclear CIA ties. She may possibly be an undercover agent or she may be on the run from law. Either way she”s kind of a blank template that could be inserted almost anyway and thus a very useful character to flesh out campaigns in need of various “niche” characters.


Background

  • Real Name: Eda (family name unrevealed).
  • Marital Status: Presumed single.
  • Known Relatives: None known.
  • Group Affiliation: The Church of Violence, formerly or currently CIA.
  • Base Of Operations: Roanapur Thailand.
  • Height: 5’6” Weight: 125lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde


Powers and Abilities

Eda is well-connected, and is a very proficient gunwoman favouring a 9mm Glock handgun with an extended barrel. She might be a CIA operative, or a former CIA operative.


History

Eda is a member of the Church of Violence and may have CIA ties.


Description

Eda usually sports a full nun uniform, as a Church of Violence member. In her civvies she’s an attractive, buxom blonde with very long hair.


Personality

Eda is remarkably greedy. Waving cash under her nose is very distracting to her. Generally she acts as something of a ditz and bored party girl during Spring Break.


Quotes

(Referring to her setting up Green Back Jane so that she can “negotiate” her way into getting her US$100 counterfeiting plate) “That plan has worked four times out of seven !”


DC Universe History

Roanapur is a very interesting setting. It could inserted whole into the DCU since we all know there isn’t all that much going on in Asia. Or the Black Lagoon Co. could reasonably be encountered anywhere in southern Asia.

Gritty street action characters would best fit this sort of setting. Bat family members could easily have some memorable adventures with the Black Lagoon Co. or in Roanapur.

In addition Eda could easily have connections to the Suicide Squad or Checkmate to make things more interesting. She could easily be the conduit (regardless of what motivation you decide to give her) for the characters entering Roanapur.

She could either be a rogue agent on the run or their secret contact to get the heroes involved. If you choose to make her the secret contact keep in mind that she may quite possibly have been seduced by a life in crime and may seek to secretly betray them later in the adventure.


Marvel Universe History

Again Roanapur or the Black Lagoon Co. could be inserted whole and come into conflict with a variety of characters in the region. Possible characters through into this mix could include the Punisher or Daredevil, but characters with superpowers that frequent these criminal elements such as Wolverine or Deadpool might be too much.

Or alternatively the final story arc resulting in a clash between the Russian Mafia and Yakuza could pit the characters against the Hand and affiliated heroes and villains.

Additionally she could easily be a SHIELD Agent or the like. These lower-level types of characters could easily fit into the world of Roanapur. Although you might want to tone down the level of technology as it might unbalance a Roanapur campaign as they mostly stick to modern day weaponry.


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Eda

Dex: 08 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Psychotic Mercenary
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Nun for the Church of Violence (possibly an undercover CIA agent)
Inf: 06 Aur: 03 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 024 HP: 075

Skills:
Artist (actress): 05, Acrobatics (dodging)*: 08, Charisma (intimidation, interrogation): 06, Detective (counterfeit recognition): 04, Evasion (Ranged only): 10, Martial Artist: 05, Military Science (danger recognition)*: 06, Thief (stealth): 06, Weaponry (firearms)*: 08

Advantages:
Attractive, Familiarity (clergy rhetoric and the Bible), Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye, Shtick (stance assessment).

Connections:
Black Lagoon Company (Low), Revy (Low), Rock (Low), Church of Violence (High), Yolanda (High), Rico (High), Underworld (Low), Street (Low).

Drawbacks:
Dark Secret (CIA former or current CIA operative), Involuntary Exile (USA), MIA (Rock), SIA (money), Serious Rage.

Genre:
Gritty.

Equipment:
Glock 17L [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 04, Ammo: 17, R#02]. Her primary weapons that she is almost always never without. While she is only seen using a single Glock, it should be noted that she does work for the Church of Violence who’s primary source of income seems to be smuggling military grade hardware so it is likely she has access to darn near any weapon she wants. Furthermore if she is a CIA double agent then assume that she has access to cutting edge surveillance equipment and the like.


Eda the CIA Agent ?

It is unspecified whether or not Eda is still with the CIA. The above stats are for what is shown in the series and nothing more. If she is indeed an undercover CIA Agent then consider upping her skills appropriately. Up Dex and mental and mystical attributes by 1 and her HP total to 90.

As for her skills up Artist (actress) to 7 and all other skills by 1 point. Likewise feel free to give her any other Skills or subskills that she might need to reasonably complete her objective (whatever that might be.) Advantages and Drawbacks should look as follows:

Advantages:
Attractive, Credentials (CIA, rank unspecified, but medium should do in most cases), Familiarity (clergy rhetoric, the Bible, and CIA protocal), Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye, Shtick (stance assessment and any other sticks you feel are appropriate).

Connections
Should stay the same, but feel free to note that she should have additional Government/CIA connections and note that she would probably lose all of the above connections were her Dark Secret to come out.

Drawbacks:
Dark Secret (CIA operative), Voluntary Exile (USA), Minor Rage.

By Tom Eilers.

Source of Character: Black Lagoon (animated series).

Helper(s): Wikipedia, Sébastien Andrivet, Surbrook .

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