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General Wo (Marvel Comics) modern appearance

General Wo


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

General Wo is a particularly obscure Captain America enemy. His main appearance took place in 1965.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed, though his family name is probably Wo.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Việt Nam
  • Height: About 6’8” Weight: 460lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

General Wo is built like an exceptional sumotori , and is at least 460lbs (and may in fact clock in at more than 500). He’s immensely strong and can ignore most ordinary attacks.

Like most sumo champions, he’s quicker and more manoeuvrable than most opponents would expect.

Man and superman

General Wo is supposedly a normal homo sapiens sapiens who simply happens to have great strength and enormous bulk. However, he’s seen lifting a statue that probably weighed 25 tons or so. Since his strength level is so murky, we’ve opted for a rough average (“Class 5” in Marvel terms).

General Wo may simply be an example that there’s no such thing as a “maximum human strength” in comics, especially for truly massive people.


History

General Wo was the despot of a small village in Việt Nam, and a part of the Việt Cong  military. From later dialogue, he may have been Chinese. Or perhaps he was Vietnamese and emigrated to China after the war for political reasons.

At the beginning of the American invasion, his troops captured an American helicopter pilot named Lt. Jim Baker. Captain America himself was sent to barter for his release.

For some reason General Wo’s men agreed to free Baker if Captain America passed a gauntlet. After defeating the 2 strongest soldiers, Cap was found worthy to face the General for Lt. Baker’s freedom.

General Wo throws a statue at Captain America

Cap soon discovered that even he couldn’t strike telling blows against Wo’s stupendous mass. He had to flee with Baker after pinning the General.

I shall return !

Cap met General Wo again in the late 1990s. Captain America had infiltrated an AIM weapon exposition disguised as Crossbones, unaware that a challenge by Georges Batroc awaited Crossbones there.

The challenge was a series of ring fights involving Mad Dog, Ramrod II and Razor-Fist III as well as General Wo (who apparently moonlighted as a mercenary martial artist) and Batroc himself.

Cap won against General Wo by fighting as dirty as Crossbones would have, choking Wo long enough to throw him out of the ring and win.


Description

AFAIK, there’s no sumo-like tradition in Việt Nam. It would also take exceptionally convoluted circumstances for a Vietnamese kid to be trained in sumo in Japan in the 1940s. I’d regard Wo’s sumotori-like appearance as further proof of a low-key mutation.


Personality

A hulking, confident Red Menace out to prove the inferiority of the capitalist imperialistic running dogs – at least in his initial appearance. His current status and goals are a unclear.


Quotes

“We fight now.”


DC Universe History

Insert as needed. He’s so obscure… His 1990s appearance has been so brief you could invent any kind of story between the 1960s and now.


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General Wo

Dex: 05 Str: 08 Bod: 07 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Military leader, occasional mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 016 HP: 030

Powers:
Skin armour: 03, Density increase: 01, Growth: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Density Increase and Growth are Always On and Already Factored In
  • Skin armour does not protect against impaling, cutting and choking attacks

Skills:
Charisma*: 05, Martial artist (incl. Techniques): 07, Military science: 04

Advantages:
Military rank (Captain)

Connections:
Vietnamese military (Low)

Drawbacks:
Distinct Appearance


Design Notes

His actual military rank is unclear, but the forces under his control amounted to a company – so in game terms he’s at least a Captain.

If you decide to completely ignore the erroneous statements about him not having powers, rather than average, raise his STR to 11.


By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Captain America comics

Helper(s): Ethan Roe

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