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Hatchett (Richard Dragon enemy) (DC Comics)

Hatchett


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Richard Dragon: Kung Fu Fighter was created during the early 1970s, back when kung fu movies were strictly grindhouse cinema  fare. The comics that came out by 1975 emulated the schlocky aspect of the genre, including faintly embarrassing, scenery-chewing villains.

Hatchett, who appeared in 1976, was firmly one of those. Unsurprisingly, he was never seen again.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: A band of dangerous lumberjacks.
  • Base Of Operations: An unspecified small lumber town in the northern US.
  • Height: 6’5” Weight: 238 lbs.
  • Eyes: Light brown Hair: Red


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Powers and Abilities

Hatchett is a big and tough man, though he does not have any specific close-combat training aside from his brawling experience. However, he’s very good at the fine art of axe-throwing. When he wants to show off, he has somebody throw a playing card in the air. Hatchett then uses his mighty double-headed axe to pin it to the nearest tree trunk in mid-flight.

Being a lumberjack (and thus okay ), he also has access to a lot of dangerous equipment.


History

Charismatic, large and ferocious, the man known as Hatchett became the de facto leader of an unspecified small American logging town. A greedy, ruthless bloke, he came up with the notion that he didn’t feel like sharing the handsome profits from the timberland with any boss. No matter what the implications.

Hatchett united his colleagues. They murdered the owner of the land so he and his accomplices could share the money. The next three owners also were murdered. While the police suspected foul play, they couldn’t prove anything since the whole town kept mum and supported Hatchett for the financial benefits he brought them.

The fourth owner, however, was Benjamin Turner’s sister. After she was murdered her son, also named Benjamin, lived in alleys in the small town for a few days. It is unclear why he wasn’t killed. But days later Turner, having learned the truth from GOOD and Barney Ling, landed in the logging town along with his friends Richard Dragon and Lady Shiva.

Predictably, Hatchett’s gang was soon in complete disarray, and Hatchett himself defeated. Benjamin Turner, now called Junior, left with his uncle.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

A ruthless, brutal, greedy ogre. He’s a bloodthirsty and intimidating leader.


Quotes

“We ain’t gonna share the profits of our work with anybody !”

(Laughing sinisterly after a tree almost crushed our heroes) “I’m sorry, my friends… we nearly had an unfortunate accident !”



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Hatchett

Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Power
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Sleeps all night and works all day
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 012 HP: 010

Skills:
Charisma (intimidation)*: 05, Vehicle (land): 03, Weaponry (melee): 05, Weaponry (thrown axe): 07

Advantages:
Area knowledge (nearby timberland), Credentials (small lumber town, Medium), Familiarity (lumberjack work).

Connections:
His lumberjacking community (High).

Drawbacks:
Minor Rage.

Equipment:

  • Hatchett’s main weapon is a double-headed axe [BODY 04, EV 04 (05 w/STR ; 04 when thrown), Note : balanced for throwing].
  • He will usually have one or two hatchets nearby, if he’s looking for spare throwing weapons [BODY 04, EV 03 (05 w/STR, 03 when thrown), Note : balanced for throwing].
  • He can also use a small flamethrower (looking much like a big fire extinguisher), normally intended to clear underbrush [BODY 03, Flame project: 05, Ammo: 04, R#02].

As they float down the mighty rivers of British Columbia !

Hatchett has a band of stout lumberjacks in his thrall. They respect and fear him enough to commit murder when he orders so. There are close to 20 such men following his orders, and Hatchett personally trained them in his favourite fighting technique – the thrown hatchet.

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Cut down trees, skip and jump
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 008 HP: 005

Skills:
Vehicle (land): 03, Weaponry (melee): 04, Weaponry (thrown axe): 05

Advantages:
Area knowledge (nearby timberland), Familiarity (lumberjack work).

Connections:
Their lumberjacking community (Low).

Equipment:

  • Most of them will have heavy Hatchets [BODY 04, EV 03 (04 w/STR), Note : balanced for throwing].
  • Of course, at least one will have a Chainsaw [BODY 04, Claws: 06] and will be crazy.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Richard Dragon Kung Fu Fighter.

Helper(s): Chaplain Chris, Ethan Roe.

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