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Sean Lambert (Olivier Gruner in Interceptor Force)

Sean Lambert


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Sean Lambert
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: His own gang of mercenaries
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 6’2″ Weight: 175 lbs Age: 38 years (according to the movie)
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Sean has several skills typical for a mercenary with a military background ; he’s an expert at tracking, demolition, firearms usage, knife usage, combat driving and interrogation. He really excels at the martial arts, particularly at the art of savate, as well as taking physical punishment well.

Despite being the leader of his own gang of mercenaries, the Interceptor Force, his leadership abilities are lacking.

Sean’s French heritage has also left him with some knowledge of the finer things in life.


History

Sean Lambert was born and raised in France. At some point he entered the military services, serving there for a time. After his military career, he apparently sought work in the more lucrative business of the mercenary.

Befriending two other mercenaries, Dave and Russell, they formed a small group, the Interceptor Force, hiring their services for various missions. After several successful missions, utilizing industrial or military espionage, the Force’s reputation was very high. Many companies with good security updated their files to include the team, so that they would, if spotted, be recognized immediately as possible industrial spies.

Having a great record of fulfilled missions, the team’s, and particularly Sean’s reputation, as mercenaries, grew even further and even the military saw them as potential employees. After having performed some small missions for the US Air Force, they were again employed, but this time for something unusually big…

U.F.O.

At one point, the covert, American early warning satellite network tracked a mysterious flying object. When four fighter planes were sent to investigate, they were mysteriously attacked by an unidentifiable spacecraft. After a short combat all four were downed by use of laser weapons, but not before the fourth plane had fired off its’ missiles.

The missiles severely damaged the alien spacecraft so that it had to crash-land, and did so on the Mexican side of the border, in the city of Baha. The pilot was an alien being capable of assimilating human life forms and changing between an energy and organic form. He survive the crash easily, and began assimilating human beings and their forms.

The US Air Force, which had dealt with certain aliens before in Yellowstone, Canada, recognized the threat the mysterious assailant might be. They hired the Interceptor Force team to go down in order to investigate the crash site, while being accompanied by Dr. Jena Goodwin, communications, and Dr. Jose Perez, engineering and detection.

They were told that one of the Air Force’s fighters had crash-landed there and that it had contained sensitive data that couldn’t be allowed to get into Mexican hands. The Air Force had actually gotten permission by the Mexican government to clean up the mess in 24 hours, by lying about some sort of accident.

Once upon a time in Mexico

Not being told anything about an alien, the Force members saw it as a routine job and a quick way of earning $75 000 each, and, reluctantly, added Goodwin and Perez to the team. The city of Baha, itself, was a corrupted, small village. They soon, after their arrival, found traces of the alien.

In case Sean’s team was to find any survivors they’re ordered to exterminate such beings. Goodwin was also equipped with an experimental energy weapon that was expected to finish off the alien in its energy form. The government had also given the team less than 24 hours to terminate this alien force before launching an air strike with tactical nukes to completely sterilize the area and to cover the truth.

Lambert’s team now had to battle the alien as the clock ticked and the American squadron, carrying death, approached. After several fights with the alien, once even blowing it to pieces using the energy gun, only Sean was alive at the end of the time deadline.

When the Air Force nuked the area Sean jumped down into a deep well in the blast area, and by that actually survived the effects of the blast. The alien was destroyed and Sean could get home to collect the money, which had been increased to $2,000,000. Supposedly, Lambert continued his successful mercenary career.


Description

Sean Lambert is a man who looks generically French: he’s black hair and brown eyes (he’s played by Olivier Gruner). He’s also quite muscular and tall, and moves very dexterously and fast if need be.

Very often clad in a fine dark costume, he occasionally, in physically demanding situations, wears shoes, trousers and a white T-shirt only. Very often he also wears a pair of black sunglasses. He often relies on his unarmed combat ability, but occasionally uses smaller automatic weapons, which he will wear in a holster under the jacket.


Personality

Lambert’s main personality streak is his coolness under fire. During extreme stress (or while being interrogated) he remains calm and controlled. During such situations, as during combat, he will not tend to his wounds or even slow down, but will patch himself up after the mission is over.

Also normally, Sean walks around calmly, even in very alien and unusual situations. With friends he’s professional, and with outsiders almost a buffoon. When he gives orders to someone he expects them to obey, regardless of whether or not they are part of his team. He will, however, back down if need be and follow his employer’s orders since he is a professional.

The threat of violence doesn’t bother him the least, probably because he knows he’ll come out on top in most combat situations. Being something of a gentleman, he will usually not hit a woman that attacks him, but will attempt to reason with them instead first.

The mercenary life fits him very well, and he will not work free or even too cheap ; if a mission is much harder than expected he’ll try to demand higher payment for that mission.

Being a very direct man, he also prefers the direct approach to missions. For example, when hired to perform some industrial espionage, his plan was to enter the building, get caught and interrogated, then escape, beat them all up, interrogate them instead, find the data he’s looking for and lastly walk out from the building. At least he usually has a backup plan.


Quotes

Industrialist: “You’ll never find it !”
Sean: “I already have.” (With a big smile)

Perez: “Just because I grew up in Mexico doesn’t mean I know how to hotwire a car !”
Sean: “I grew up in France. I wouldn’t be offended if you asked me about wine and cheese.”


DC Universe History

Sean Lambert is relatively small fry and can easily be inserted as is. Being French he might fit extra well in French-speaking areas, but might, as in the movie, work for any bigger industrial or military organization.

Given his skill level, perhaps he once even trained the superheroines called Crimson Fox.


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Sean Lambert

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 06 Min: 07 Occupation: Ex-Military, Mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 018 HP: 025

Skills:
Acrobatics: 04, Charisma (Interrogation): 05, Martial Arts: 06, Military Science: 05, Thief: 05, Weaponry (Infantry small arms): 06, Vehicles (Air, Land, Water): 04

Advantages:
Confidants (Dave and Russell), Connoisseur, Iron Nerves, Language (French), Rank (Lieutenant)

Connections:
Interceptor Force (High), Mercenary World (Low), US Air Force (Low)

Drawbacks:
Mistrust (for Industries only)

Equipment:

  • Black sunglasses [BODY 01, Shade: 03]
  • Lambert’s usual tactic is to be captured and to fight his way out with his kickboxing skills. However he sometimes acts like a normal commando, packing the following :
    • Heckler & Koch MP5K [BODY 05, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 07, R#02, Advantage : Autofire] with four extra mags
    • SWAT BODY ARMOUR [BODY 06, Flame immunity: 02, Skin armour: 02, Invulnerability: 05, Limitations : Skin armour and Invulnerability only vs. blades and bullets, Partial coverage (long coat)]
    • TAC RADIO HEADSET [BODY 04, Radio communications: 05]
    • Glock 17 [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 04, Ammo: 17, R#02]
    • Offensive grenades (x4) [BODY 03, EV 07 (Area of effect 1 AP), Grenade drawback, R#03]

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Interceptors movie (aka Interceptor Force, Alien Interceptors and The Last Line of Defense), character played by Olivier Gruner, who’s completely obscure, but somehow keeps ending up in all the bad action movies we love.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet, Kal-El el Vigilante

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