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Eric Weiss (Greg Grunberg in Alias)

Eric Weiss


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Eric Weiss
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Harry Houdini (alleged uncle)
  • Group Affiliation: NSC; formerly APO, CIA
  • Base Of Operations: Washington; formerly California
  • Height: 61 Weight: 200 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Weiss is an experienced field agent and analyst for the CIA. As well as expertise in intelligence gathering, he has had extensive combat experience, including leading teams into hostile situations, and is skilled in the use of most modern firearms.


History

A CIA agent for a number of years, Weiss had developed a close friendship with fellow agent, Michael Vaughn, and when Vaughn was assigned as handler for CIA asset Sydney Bristow, Weiss joined him on the investigation of SD-6, the organisation Sydney worked for, even acting as Sydneys handler when Vaughn was unavailable.

He was initially concerned that Vaughn was getting to close to Sydney, and suggested he keep a professional distance from her. When Sydney was taken into custody as a threat to national security, he helped Vaughn and Jack Bristow break her out, so she could prove her innocence.

When on an operation with Vaughn and Sydney to capture her mother, Irina Derevko, Weiss was injured when Derevko shot him in the neck. He survived, but was hospitalised for a few months. When he recovered enough to return to work, he changed his advice to Vaughn, urging him to admit his feelings to Sydney.

Returning to work, he moved to the joint agency task force that Sydney and Vaughn now worked under. The agency soon acquired intelligence that allowed them to finally bring down SD-6 and the Alliance of Twelve, and Weiss was part of the unit that raided the SD-6 facility.

He continued working for the agency for years, even when Vaughn left after Sydneys presumed death, but the two kept in touch, even though Eric felt Vaughn rushed into his marriage to Lauren Reed.

When Sydney turned up alive, Weiss offered her his help to adjust, since she was angry with Vaughn for getting married, and didnt have any friends left outside of work. He arranged for her to get an apartment near to his, and they developed a strong, platonic, friendship.

Vaughn soon returned to the CIA, and Weiss often acted as confidante to both him and Sydney as they slowly rebuilt their relationship.

When Marshall Flinkmans fianc, Carrie, who also worked with them, went into labour in Marshalls lab, she refused to go to the hospital until they were married. Since Weiss was the only other team member nearby, Marshall quickly accessed the website for the Internet Church of Mammals, where he got Weiss registered as an Exalted Minister, allowing him to officially marry the pair.

When Sydney’s sister, Nadia, moved in with her, Eric took an instant liking to her, and they soon began a relationship.

He was the last of the team to stay with the CIA, after the others all apparently left to take civilian jobs. Theyd actually become part of a black ops unit for the CIA, and their paths crossed again when a team Eric led was killed and he was taken captive. Sydney helped him escape, and he was also recruited into APO, now also working alongside Nadia.

His relationship with Nadia was halted when she was left comatose after the Sovogda situation, and even though she eventually recovered, she was killed soon thereafter. Vaughn was apparently killed soon after, and then Eric was offered a job as covert operations coordinator for the NSC (which would place him a few steps from the President). He was unsure about leaving Sydney, but at her prompting he accepted the position, moving to Washington.

He again helped the team when they got stuck while infiltrating CIA headquarters in Langley, in an attempt to get information to help the captive Sydney. He used his authority to help them get away.


Personality

Friendly and open, Weiss is usually the one the other team members come to for personal advice, and he has a wry and sarcastic sense of humour. This is usually reserved for casual conversations, though, as hes professional when in urgent situations.

Quietly patriotic, Eric is probably the most devoted to his job of the team, having never seriously considered doing anything else with his life. In romantic relationships he has a tendency to move too fast, but accepted Vaughn’s advice to slow down in his relationship with Nadia.


Quotes

Weiss: “You like Italian food ?”
Blonde Agent: “I have a boyfriend.”
Weiss: “Yeah, me too.”


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Eric Weiss

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Upholding The Good
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Government Agent
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 015 HP: 015

Skills:
Artist (Actor): 04, Detective: 04, Martial Artist: 04, Military Science: 04, Vehicles (Air, Land): 04, Weaponry (Firearms): 05

Advantages:
Credentials (Government, High), Credentials (Special, Exalted Minister of the Internet Church of Mammals, 0 pts), Expertise (Stage Magic), Language (Dutch, French, Spanish)

Connections:
NSC (High), APO [Authorized Personnel Only] (High), Intelligence Community (Low), Michael Vaughn (High), Sydney Bristow (High)

Drawbacks:
None


CIAgent

As an agent of the CIA, Weiss has access to their resources when on missions. Sometimes his job requires that he kill those who present a threat to his country, and the CIA provide a measure of protection from legal repercussions (and loss of HP awards), so he has the Licence to Kill Advantage (found in the literary James Bond write-up on WORG).

CIA contacts also allow him the Omni-Connection Advantage, along with a Low-level Connection to the CIA. He also has access to more resources than on his own, having effectively 10 APs of wealth, provided he can justify it as necessary for his mission.

He has a level of authority provided by his position, along with the associated responsibilities, and so has Medium-level Government Credentials.

If he goes rogue, he could expect the CIA to bring their resources to bear on trying to bring him in, giving him the Enemy Drawback.


Previous Stats

Prior to becoming NSC Covert Operations Coordinator in Season 5 his Government Credentials are only Medium, and he doesnt have the Connection to the NSC.

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Alias TV series, Character played by Greg Grunberg

Helper(s): Wikipedia, abc.go.com/primetime/alias/profiles/cia_weiss.html (defunct), KalEl el Vigilante

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