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Gog of the Super-Soldiers (Marvel Comics UK)

Gog

Owen Llewelyn


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Owen Llewelyn
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Joanne (estranged wife), Kelly and Marie (children)
  • Group Affiliation: Former member of the UK Super-Soldiers, now member of the Mercy corporation
  • Base Of Operations: London, later Alaska
  • Height: 7’2” Weight: 520 lbs
  • Eyes: Red Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Gog is superhumanly large and strong, and has bionic eyes. He’s a competent and disciplined soldier, who can routinely heft and use heavy weaponry.

He used to be a cook, albeit an Army one.


History

Owen Llewelyn was a Welsh everyman from Llareggub, complete with a little moustache and semi-long hair. He played soccer, was married with children and was content with his job as a military cook.

(“Llaregub” is a reference to an old BBC Wales radio drama, where it was the archetypal small Welsh village.)

It all went to Hell during the Falklands wars. The troopship Llewelyn was in, waiting for authorization to disembark, was hit by an Argentinean shell. All aboard were either killed or pretty much dead.

All men were declared KIA and the comatose bodies brought back to Britain, where they were transferred to the corporation ECE – a regular contractor for the British military – and kept in suspended animation. Over the years ECE ran various experiments using the mangled comatose bodies of the Welsh squaddies, trying to come up with cheap super-soldiers.

They did not use the cutting-edge tech deployed for super-soldiers like Hauer, Dalton or Childs – the goal was to keep costs down.

Cyborg

The troopers became giant cyborg warriors, remote-controlled via a computer interface. Their consciousness was buried under that control, making them little better than robots. The Welsh Super-Squaddies were deployed several times in undocumented operations ; one suspects those were chiefly jobs to protect ECE’s interests.

One such op took place when ECE located British super-soldiers Hauer and Dalton in Cambodia. The Super-Squaddies were airdropped in and went on to kill everyone in the drop zone, despite the presence of journalist Sarah Wilde. The Super-Squaddies were defeated by Hauer, Dalton and USAgent (John Walker). The only surviving Welsh trooper was Llewelyn, code-named Gog.

(In a Welsh context, “Gog” is often short for “Gogleddwr” (“Northerner”), a person from Northern Wales. This might be the origin of the code-name, rather than a Biblical reference.)

Gog’s conditioning was broken by Dalton’s telepathic abilities, allowing him to recover his free will and all of his memories up to the point where he had been turned a computer-controlled flesh robot. Llewelyn sided with the Super-Soldiers and Wilde.

It’s a job

Once he was done helping Owen tried to return home. This was a dismal experience – unemployment was rampant, his wife (who had been told he was dead) had remarried, and his kids were in trouble with the law for twocking and joyriding. Being now a ghastly-looking giant, he found it nearly impossible to fit back in.

The ex-squaddie thus chose to work for the Super-Soldiers (first for the government, then after privatization for the Mercy corporation), hoping to make enough money to allow his kids to move to another part of the UK where there were jobs and the police didn’t know about them.


Description

Gog usually wears green fatigues, a green sleeveless T-shirt, combat boots and dog tags.


Personality

Gog is a nice, neighborly guy with a simple, everyday personality. He’s smarter and more observant than he looks, and enjoyed discussing with Wilde. He’s a good, proud, professional and disciplined soldier, directing heavy fire where Hauer orders it.

His main goal is to do his job as a soldier while sending money to his kids.


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Gog V

Dex: 05 Str: 09 Bod: 08 Motivation: Soldier
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Soldier
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 012 HP: 030

Powers: Growth: 01, Ultra-vision: 05

Bonuses and Limitations: Growth is Always On and Already factored In

Skills: Artist (Cooking): 02, Military science: 04, Weaponry (Firearms, heavy): 05

Advantages: Credentials (first None, then British Govt (Low) then Mercy Corp (Low))

Connections: UK Super Soldiers (Low)

Drawbacks: Strange Appearance

Equipment: Gog is almost always equipped with a BFG – either :

  • A machinegun [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 07, Ammo: 06, R#03, Recommended STR 03 (none when using a bipod and the Bracing Bonus), Advantage: Autofire, Drawback: Long Reload, MPR (heavy and cumbersome – cutting movement speed by 1 – unless your STR is 2 APs above the Rec. STR] or
  • A 20mm recoilless rifle [BODY 04, Projectile Weapons: 09, Ammo: 10, Rec. STR 05 (00 when positioned and mounted), Drawback: MPR (heavy and cumbersome – cutting movement speed by 1 – unless your STR is 2+ APs above Rec. STR), Long Reload]

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Super-Soldiers (Marvel Universe)

Helper(s): Iozz-Sothoth (Welsh translator for the “Gog” term)

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