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Chevy Chase as Irwin

Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

The man who changes his identity more often than his underwear.


Context

This writeup is based on the 1985 movie Fletch, starring Chevy Chase as an investigative reporter with a quirky sense of humor.


Background

  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Known Relatives: Wendy (wife, divorced)
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base of Operations: Los Angeles, CA
  • Height: 6’3″ Weight: 210 lbs Age: Early 30s
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers & Abilities

Fletch is a phenomenal improvisational actor, capable of passing for virtually any part, anywhere, which is his primary tool for acquiring the information he needs for his stories, and for escaping potentially lethal situations. Anyone truly interested in role-playing should try an adventure as Fletch.


Video

Like many 1980s movie trailers, this one is a decent intro to the movie. So that’s handy.


History

Irwin Fletcher was first seen working at an unnamed Los Angeles newspaper, posing as an “amiable minor league junkie” at a local beach, seeking out a drug source. A tycoon named Alan Stanwyk approached him, offering $1000 to listen to a proposition at his residence.

Once there, Stanwyk offered “Ted Nugent,”as Irwin introduced himself, $50,000 to kill him, claiming terminal bone cancer. Without spoiling the film further, it can be stated that Fletch uncovered Stamwyk’s true motives and the drug conspiracy.


Description

Fletch is a moderately tall, athletic man in his 30s. He’s usually dressed in a light colored suit and tie when not wearing some outlandish outfit for some undercover job.


Personality

Fletch takes everything very lightly, except his job, although his editor would seriously disagree with that exception. He also has a habit of making up a phony name out of thin air when addressing strangers – especially for his job.


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Irwin M. Fletcher

A 225 Point Character

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 05 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Reporter
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Wealth: 003
Init: 011 HP: 030

Skills:
Artist (Actor, Writer): 06, Charisma (Persuasion)*: 03, Detective (Clue Analysis)*: 05, Military Science: 02

Advantages:
Area Knowledge: City [Los Angeles], Edge (BODY), Gift of Gab, Sharp Eye, Credentials (Press)

Connections:
Fred the assistant editor (Low)

Drawbacks:
Unluck, CIA (Spontaneously Fabricated Pseudonyms), Debt (+1CS) (Alimony)

By Robert Marcum

Helper(s): Pufnstuff

Source of Character: Fletch (1985 movie, Character played by Chevy Chase)

Writeup completed on the 25th of October, 2016.

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