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Hardball of the Bounty Hunters (Wildstorm Comics)

Hardball

Bounty Hunters


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Powers and Abilities

Hardball is a high tech alien.


History

The Bounty Hunters are a group of alien mercenaries. Their first appearance was a prelude, a long-term foreshadowing event, of the Fire From Heaven crossover in the Wildstorm Universe. At this time, they were chasing the Qeelocke, an animal able to open interdimensional gateways, for a bounty sponsored by Damocles.

Their hunt led them to our Earth where they clashed with Gen 13. Though they’re quite able to deal with normal humans, they are far from efficient where it comes to battle super-powered beings. So the teenagers managed to kick their ass back to where they came.

We don’t meet them before the crossover itself, where they were employed by Damocles as a regular mercenary unit, and to perform various abduction tasks such as bringing to Damocles the Tsung family. The Damocles/Tsung relation will be further developed in the history of the villain himself.

Their group is made of four characters : One-Eyed-Jack the leader, Jade, Rake and Hardball.


Description

He’s short, with a green skin, yellow reptilian eyes and a mouth full of long fangs. He constantly wears a space-suit equipped with a variety of tracking and defensive systems. His suit also allows the whole group to teleport (mainly to get out of the fight when it goes FUBAR).


Personality

Hardball is clearly a coward. He limits himself to the brain role he is good at. When it comes to fight, he’d rather hide behind Jack’s or Jade’s abilities.


DC Universe History

In the DCU they’d probably simply be a bunch of special agents from Darkseid, with Jade being a Female Fury hopeful and Hardball being related to Sleez. They would have appeared during the Legends arc, performing some not-so-successful work for Godfrey (mostly softening up the heroes and being the spearhead for normal parademon troops). They appeared again during the Suicide Squad’s adventure on Apokolyps, but where defeated again.


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Hardball

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 08 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation : Bounty Hunter
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth} : 08
Init: 013 HP: 020

Skills: Detective (Clue Analysis)*: 08, Gadgetry*: 08, Scientist*: 08, Weaponry (Exotic, Firearms): 05

Advantages: Genius

Drawbacks: Strange Appearance

Equipment: SPACE-SUIT [/BODY/ 08, Energy Blast: 06, Life Sense: 05, Sealed System: 15, Shade: 04, Teleportation: 15]

By Nicolas Lemaçon

Source of Character: Fire From Heaven, Images Comics (Wildstorm Universe)

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet

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