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GQ of Black Ops (Image | Wildstorm Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Stephen Connor
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: General John Connor (Father), Elizabeth Sworenson (Grand Mother)
  • Group Affiliation: Black Ops, formerly IO, formerly USAF
  • Base Of Operations: Department PSI
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 185 lbs Age: 27
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown

Powers and Abilities

Before joining IO as a Black Razor, thus receiving their superior combat training, GQ was a hotshot pilot in the USAF.


As a young, brash, hotshot pilot in the Air Force, GQ found himself facing a court martial after taking a date on a joy ride ride in his F-18 (if this account is correct, it may have further precipitated the court martial – a two-seater F18 is a Navy plane).

His military career cut short, he was recruited into IO, as a troop-transport pilot. Unable to quell his need for excitement inside a cockpit of an upper-atmosphere jump jet, the young pilot landed himself a position within Black Ops as the transport and combat support element.

Amid the confusion resulting from Lynch’s “resignation”, they received an order to bring their mission one step higher. They were to kill the executives of an American corporation, somehow linked with plans to make a coup in ex-USSR. Their field leader died in the operation. The hitmen of the said corp retaliated at Black Ops’ HQ. Waiting for IO’s back up that never showed up, they had to pull back in a hurry, but not before they received an encrypted message.

The anonymous message told them to contact former Black Razors leader Colonel Crane, as he was likely to help them against their opponent, former USSR General Markov. And so did Crane join them, to take the chance of repaying Markov for his wife’s death.

They infiltrated Markov’s research complex, in Estonia. They had been tracked all along by IO, and met a squad of Black Razors that tried to stop them before they could cause an international incident. This team was led by Crane’s former recruit Fleming. The Razors were forced to pull back, first because they fell for an EMP grenade that disabled their gear, then because they were ordered to do so to avoid the issue involved in a US military operation on foreign ground.

Black Ops then met some resistance from the HEATERS, a special Black Razors’ squad, commissioned by IO’s Deputy Director Catherine Kwan (surely directly responding to Craven’s orders) as reinforcement in Markov’s defense.

Then, after Craven’s death, as the interim director was close to uncovering Kwan’s involvement, she ordered her HEATERS to turn against Markov, thus helping Black Ops in their task of stopping Markov’s scheme to seize control of Russia to bring back the former USSR’s might. Markov thought that his latest Molot-class mecha was operational, and accordingly tried to use one to dispatch both Black Ops and the HEATERS. But he was betrayed by one of his scientist, who destroyed the prototype – with the mad General inside.

Afterwards, Crane contacted Giovanni, at Department PSI, to get their sponsorship and protection. They were sent on the trail of some nanotechnology, one related to the Gen-Factor. They ran into Ivana Baiul and her DV8, as she was sponsoring the research to use it to boost her Gen-Actives.

They couldn’t prevent her from getting away with the goods, but they managed to trace them to their hideout. They infiltrated the complex, and won the showdown with DV8, escaping shortly before PSI ordered the clean-up of the area.

Operating freelance, and later working for Department PSI, GQ has found an avenue to quench his increasing “James Bond” syndrome, taking more “grunt” field jobs.


Stephen is a handsome young white guy. During an operation, whether grounded or flying his craft, GQ wears a mask.


GQ is a lady killer. He’s very confident in his flying skills, and enthusiastic when a dogfight erupts. In the field, however, he usually relies on his teammates (particularly Redbird as they pair together). He knows that if they can’t handle the situation, he can’t help and would advise retreat.


“I got it. Go sit down… Link up’s gonna get bumpy.”

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Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Pilot
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 05
Init: 018 HP: 040

Charisma*: 06, Gadgetry: 04, Military Sciences: 05, Thief (Stealth)*: 06, Vehicles: 09, Weaponry*: 06

Attractive, Intensive Training

CIA (Wear a mask during ops), SIA (attractive women)


  • Night-Vision Goggles [BODY 04, Ultra Vision: 05]
  • Communication Gear [BODY 04, Radio Communication: 08]
  • Submachine Gun [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 05, Telescopic vision: 02, Ammo: 07, R#02, Thief (stealth): 03, Advantage : Autofire, Limitation : thief (stealth) only to muffle the shots]
  • Combat Knife [BODY 05, EV 03 (04 w/STR)]
  • EMP Grenade [BODY 04, EMP 12, R#03, Grenade drawback]
  • BLACK TALON SUPPORT CRAFT [STR 10 BODY 10 (Hardened), Projectile weapons: 09, Flight: 11, Invisibility: 07, Radar Sense: 20, Radio Communication: 15]

By Nicolas Lemaçon

Source of Character: Image (Wildstorm Universe), Black Ops miniseries

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet, Jay Myers, Roy Cowan

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