5756 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies

Grail of Wetworks (Image Comics)

Grail

(Joel Alonday)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Wetworks was a late component of the Image Comics launch, in mid-1994. It was the main book of Whilce Portacio, one of the company’s founders.

Wetworks was a grab-bag of nerdy boy stuff of the day – elite commandos, symbiotes , vampires, werewolves, huge machineguns, espionage conspiracies, etc.


Background

  • Real Name: Captain Joel Alonday.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Delfin (Father), Norma (Mother), JoAn (Sister), Chris (Brother), Gemma (Sister, deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: Wetworks.
  • Base Of Operations: Wearing Industries Central HQ, San Fransisco, CA.
  • Height: 6’1″ Weight: 201 lbs.
  • Eyes: Red Hair: Black


Advertisement


Powers and Abilities

Grail was a hand-to-hand combat expert in Team 7.

His symbiote was the first to show the permanent effect it has on its owner. It transformed Grail’s body into solid energy. He now uses it project energy blasts, force fields and gives him a limited ability to fly.

Unfortunately, its contact with organic material is fatal. So he can’t touch anybody, unless protected (by a symbiote for example).


History

Grail was procured into the second generation Team 7 by Dane from the Philippines Marine Rangers . These operate both on and around the coast of Davao. He devoted his life to perfect his mastery of all forms of close combat.

The symbiote that took him as host converted his physical body into a vessel of glowing energy. He exercises near-absolute control over it.

After discovering the NSC told his loved ones he was dead, Grail did not want to reopen painful wounds. Thus, he regretfully turned away from his former life. Of these, his greatest sadness was in knowing that he would never see his one love, Joie, again.

When Craven convinced the US President to rehabilitate LeGauche, and sent him after Wetworks, he managed to do sufficient damage to Grail’s energy shell for it to rupture. Grail sacrified his life to eliminate LeGauche’s troops and buy the team enough time to escape.

But as a being of pure energy, the destruction of his outer envelop was not enough to kill him. Under Mother 1’s care, he managed to regain his body integrity and rejoin the group.


Advertisement


Description

Grail is a tall, well built man made of glowing, neon blue energy.

He constantly wears black sports protections. These include a hockey goalie mask, hockey player gloves, and football player thighs protections.


Personality

Grail was, and is still, obsessed with the idea of being a perfect physical specimen. He cares so much about his face that he constantly wears a protective mask. He is a purist when it comes to close combat techniques.

Though he used to be a lady killer, he now restrains his instinct to the relationship he currently is with Mother 1, the team’s cyborg.


Sharing

These open a new page on Facebook, Twitter or G+. This is because we don't let social networks track you on writeups.org.



Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

Tell me more about the game stats

Grail

Dex: 09 Str: 06 Bod: 08 Motivation : Unwanted Power
Int: 06 Wil: 07 Min: 07 Occupation : Close-Combat Spec
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth} : 004
Init: 026 HP: 040

Powers:
Energy Blast (Self Link): 09, Force Field: 09, Bomb (Self Link): 12

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Energy Blast is Lethal and Always On (-2).
  • Energy Blast andForce Field are elementally linked (-1 each).
  • It takes Grail 2xAP of Bomb to reconstitute his body. This delay can be reduced by the RAP of an action check using Int/Wil vs Bomb/Bomb (-2).

Skills:
Acrobatics: 05, Charisma (Persuasion)*: 07, Martial Artist*: 09, Military Science (DR, FC)*: 06, Thief (Stealth): 06, Weaponry (Melee)*: 09, Weaponry (Other): 05

Advantages:
Attractive, Intensive Training, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (Martial Arts).

Connections:
Wetworks (High).

Drawbacks:
Dependant (Mother I, 0pt), MIF (Face damaged), MIA (perfect physical fitness).

Equipment:
Fighting sticks (x2) [BODY 05, EV 03 (07 w/STR, 10 w/Martial Artist), R#2].

By Nicolas Lemaçon.

Source of Character: Images Comics (Wildstorm Universe).

Writeups.org is a non-commercial, community site

We chat and work at the DC Heroes Yahoo! group .