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Headhunter (Batman enemy) (DC Comics)

Headhunter

(Batman enemy)


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

Context

Headhunter is a skilled but obscure assassin in DC Comics books. He fought Batman in 1992.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Presumably mobile.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Eyes: Gray Hair: Bleached white


Powers and Abilities

Headhunter is fully ambidextrous. Thus, he can use a weapon in each hand with impressive coordination.

He’s a crack shot and an excellent knife thrower and fighter. For instance, when the Batman threw a pair of batarangs at him, Headhunter unerringly shot them both, one with each pistol.

He has a solid reputation with the underworld. Headhunter always kills with two bullets in the head, but the second is for show as his first shot never misses.


History

Headhunter, an assassin with a solid rep, was hired by Morelli. Morelli was a boss mob who had been arrested by Commissioner Gordon, and was furious over it. Thus, Headhunter was paid $50K to grease Gordon.

Headhunter shoots a pair of batarangs out of the air

Learning from the grapevine there was a contract on him, Gordon tracked down Headhunter rather than wait to be shot. Yet, Headhunter still found him first. However, Gordon moved at the last second. Thus, for the first time ever, Headhunter’s first shot missed.

Meanwhile, Sarah Gordon warned Batman of what was going on. Although she hated the vigilante, he was the only way he saw to save her husband.

Batman arrived just in time to stop Headhunter from killing his friend.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

A deadly assassin, but also a show off. Headhunter acts in melodramatic and somewhat paranoid ways.

He calls most everyone “greaseball”.


Quotes

“You’re hiring an assassin of honor… who prefers payment in full.”

“You’re my first miss, Commissioner Gordon… the first to make my second shot meaningful.”


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Headhunter

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Assassin
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 016 HP: 020

Skills:
Martial Artist: 06, Thief (Stealth): 04, Vehicles (Land): 04, Weaponry (Firearms, knives): 07

Advantages:
Schtick (Paired firearms, paired knives).

Connections:
Underworld (Low).

Drawbacks:
Creepy appearance.

Equipment:

  • Scoped, suppressed pistols (x2) [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 04, Ammo: 13, Telescopic vision: 01, Thief (stealth): 01, Limitation : Thief (stealth) only to muffle the shots), R#02].
  • Bowie knives (x2) [BODY 06, EV 03 (04 w/STR), Sharpness (EV): 01].
  • BIG PICKUP TRUCK [STR 06 BODY 07, Running: 06, R#02].


Game Stats — DC Adventures RPG Print Friendly

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Headhunter (Batman enemy) — Averaged PL6.6

STR STA AGL DEX FGT INT AWE PRE
01 02 02 04 06 01 01 01

Powers

Perfect combat ambidexterity ● 6 points (Easily removable – must have two matching weapons) ● Descriptor: Skill
– Enhanced Advantages (Accurate Attack, Close Attack 2, Improved Critical 1, Power Attack, Ranged Attack 2, Takedown)
– Feature (Ambidexterity)

Combat Advantages

Close attack 3, Defensive Roll 1, Improved Aim, Improved Trip, Quick Draw, Ranged attack 4 – plus those from his Power.

Other Advantages

Contacts, Equipment 4.

Skills

Athletics 4 (+5), Close combat (Knives) 1 (+10), Deception 1 (+2), Expertise (Underworld hitman) 6 (+7), Insight 1 (+2), Intimidation 2 (+3), Perception 2 (+3), Ranged combat (Firearms) 2 (+10), Stealth 3 (+5), Vehicles 2 (+6) (Limited 1 to land vehicles)

Equipment

Knives Strength-based piercing Damage 1, Improved critical 1, Feature 1 (one extra knife) ● 3 points
Pistols Ranged ballistic Damage 3, Features 3 (Scoped, silenced, one extra pistol) ● 9 points
Big pickup truck Size H, Strength 9, Speed 5, Defense 6, Toughness 9 ● 7 points

Offense

Initiative +2
Unarmed +9, Close, Damage
Pistols (paired) +12, Ranged, Damage 3, Critical 19-20
Knives (paired) +12, Close, Damage 2, Critical 18-20

Defence

Dodge 10 Fortitude 06
Parry 10 Toughness 02*/03
Will 03

* Without Defensive Roll

Complications

  • Appearance Headhunter is easily noticeable.
  • Contract killer He’s a professional murderer.
  • A rep to maintain Headhunter is big on showing off and maintaining his rep.

Powers Levels

  • Trade-off areas. Attack/Effect PL 8, Dodge/Toughness PL 7, Parry/Toughness PL 7, Fort/Will PL 5.
  • Points total 88. Abilities 36, Defences 18, Skills 12, Powers 6, Devices 0, Advantages 16. Equiv. PL 6.


By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Batman comics.

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