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Frost the Vietnam veteran (Fred hammer Williamson in Dusk till Dawn)

Frost the Vietnam veteran


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

From Dusk Till Dawn was a 1996 low-budget, high-energy action-horror flick. For more detail about the plot and context, see the Seth Gecko character profile.

Frost’s main draw was that he was played by Fred “the Hammer” Williamson. A former gridiron football player and a martial arts enthusiast, Williamson became an actor during the 1970s. He has featured in many fan-favourite blacksploitation, genre movies and other C-list but cool stuff. The barbarian Nadir would be an example, during his Italian career.


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Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mexico.
  • Height: 6’2″ Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

The Việt Nam Veteran is an experienced man with extensive military background. He’s an expert hand-to-hand combatant and is a master of military arms. During his days in ’Nam he probably learnt a lot of useful military skills also.

His main advantages are his huge strength, physical toughness and his powerful will.


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History

Frost (usually just called “the Việt Nam vet”), was relaxing himself at the Titty Twister bar when the Gecko brothers showed up. As an ex-con he was probably just taking it easy in one of the worst bars in the world. Also a cool guy, he was sitting in the centre, near Seth’s company and Sex Machine.

The Việt Nam veteran had been in ’Nam in 1972. His entire squad had been killed, except for him. Sneaking up from under the bodies of his dead friends, he had attacked the opposing Việt Cộng squad during that night, and killed them all single-handedly.

Things go wrong

After the massive slaughter that occurred at the bar, the Việt Nam Veteran and Sex Machine were the only survivors apart from Seth’s company (Richard Gecko, Jacob, Scott and Kate). After demolishing several vampires in hand-to-hand combat, Frost started a rambling speech about his exploits in ’Nam.

But Sex Machine, having been bitten by a vampire undetected by the others, turned into a vampire. He attacked Frost from the behind, biting into his neck, while he was finishing his story. The huge veteran, enraged by this, threw Sex Machine straight through the nearest wall of the bar. This act opened up a big hole for all the waiting vampires outside.

Soon the Vet himself turned into a vampire.

What is a man ? A miserable little pile of secrets !

Later, when Seth’s team had gotten themselves some weapons, Frost opposed the minister Jacob. Jacob had a wooden bat and a shotgun, which he held as a cross to scare away vampires.

Unfortunately, the Việt Nam vet, didn’t care the least about the cross, and assaulted Jacob. Jacob then rushed against the vet and pushed the shotgun straight through the stomach of the vampire vet while firing it. While using the shotgun to shoot vampires behind the vet, the vet himself was just staring at the weapon.

Soon, he turned into a pile of goo, permanently ending his days of combat.


Description

The Việt Nam veteran is a big, Black man in combat fatigues. He has a moustache and a big cigar in his mouth.

He moves smoothly and being an expert at the martial arts, he doesn’t carry additional weapons.


Personality

The Việt Nam veteran doesn’t seem to be able to forget ’Nam. He often talks about it, identifies himself as a Việt Nam veteran and carries old clothing from his days in the field.

He’s a tough guy with quite smooth talk, and occasionally stops to tell stories from his days in ’Nam. People, despite the situation, actually stop whatever they are doing to listen to his stories.

Even though ’Nam is his favourite subject, he seems to be pretty much at peace with himself. For example, in the middle of the mayhem that usually was the Titty Twister, he was just sitting silently building a little house from matches while drinking his beer. He also thoroughly enjoys a good smoke.

The vet is real good at the martial arts, and he knows it. He will take on any opponent, even supernatural ones, bare-handedly. His combat mentality is pretty close at hand, since he immediately started to impaling the vampires on stakes once they showed up. Occasionally, he loses control too (“everything goes black”) and enters a berserker rage.

The vet is also a good team player.


Quotes

“Yo, monkey man ! (with cigar in his mouth)”

“I was in ’Nam in 1972… (blah, blah, blah).”


DC Universe History

The Việt Nam veteran can be placed in any loud bar. He’ll probably be telling stories about ’Nam and the people will actually listen. Quite probably he’d pretty soon get into a fight, from which he should emerge victorious.

In that same bar people like Sex Machine would be common. DC’s roughest customers, like Lobo, would fit in such a bar.


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Việt Nam Veteran

Dex: 05 Str: 05 Bod: 05 Motivation: Justice/Unwanted
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 08 Occupation: Ex-con
Inf: 04 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 015 HP: 020

Skills:
Charisma (Intimidation): 04, Martial Arts: 07, Military Science: 05, Thief (Stealth): 04, Weaponry: 06

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Expertise (Việt Nam War).

Connections:
None.

Drawbacks:
Serious Rage.

By Peter S Piispanen aka The Angel.

Source of Character: From Dusk till Dawn-movie.

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