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Jimmy Woo of the Agents of Atlas (Marvel Comics)

Jimmy Woo

(Profile #3 - Agent of Atlas)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Jimmy Woo, a veteran and brilliant ex-F.B.I. and ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, has become the charismatic leader of a worldwide conspiracy called Atlas. He leads an elite superhuman group to accomplish Atlas’ shadowy but apparently benign objectives.

This profile is part of a chronological series that goes:

  1. Jimmy Woo, agent of the F.B.I.
  2. Jimmy Woo, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. This here writeup.

This profile contradicts the previous profiles in the series on some minor points. This is because it takes into accounts the retcons  in Agents of Atlas stories.


Background

  • Real Name: James Woo, Woo Yen Jet
  • Other Aliases: Khan of the Eternal Empire
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Kim Woo (father, deceased), Margaret Woo (mother, presumably deceased)
  • Group Affiliation: Agents of Atlas; formerly FBI, G-Men, Department Zero, S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Base Of Operations: Atlas Foundation HQ, San Francisco
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 170 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

A highly skilled combatant, Jimmy is also a world-class investigative agent, and was S.H.I.E.L.D.’s leading interrogation expert for a long time.

Jimmy is a strong leader, and has been described as “radiating leadership”. He quickly got his G-Men working together as a unit when they first formed, and made a strong enough impression that they came to his aid half a century later. This may well in part be why the Yellow Claw chose him as his successor.


History

(Details of his time with Department Zero and the Agents of Atlas can be found in the Agents of Atlas profile)

Department Zero

A leading FBI agent during the 1950’s, Jimmy Woo led their opposition to the plans of the Yellow Claw (actually the Golden Claw, but his name was mistranslated by his Western enemies). For more detail, see our Jimmy Woo (profile #1) entry.

Jimmy Woo as the Atlas khan, with the Uranian and Gorilla-Man

Following the disbanding of Department Zero Jimmy was promoted out of field work, and the Yellow Claw’s activities seemed to die down. He later joined S.H.I.E.L.D., where he spent most of his career. For more detail, see our Jimmy Woo (profile #2) entry.

Atlas

Nearing retirement, Jimmy used his status as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Directorate to covertly investigate the Yellow Claw. Leading a group of troublesome agents he’d handpicked, he tracked down the Atlas Foundation, an organization he suspected of being a front for the Yellow Claw.

Jimmy Woo and a vintage flying car

He ran into trouble, and his team was slaughtered, Jimmy himself left mortally wounded.

Restored to his youth and learning the truth about the Claw, Jimmy accepted the Spirit Banner of Temujin, becoming leader of the Atlas Foundation. He continues to act in that capacity, doing his best to improve the world.


Personality

Dynamic and dedicated, Jimmy is a born leader who can quickly gain the lifelong loyalty of a disparate group of personalities, easily engendering in them a trust of his leadership abilities.

While he was dedicated to bringing down the Yellow Claw he rarely let this passion take control of him, maintaining a level-headedness in even the most trying of conditions, and when possible he plans out his actions rather than just rushing in.

Jimmy Woo of the FBI attacks agents

He can be ruthless when called for, but understands his teammates may be less willing to kill than him and won’t force them to do so, taking the difficult actions onto himself.

Having no memory of the past half century has left him slightly out of place in the modern world, but he quickly adapts to new things, so is rarely thrown for long.


Quotes

(Faced with a small army of undead) “M-11, please re-kill these people.”

“We’ve got you now, Claw.”

“Listen to me. This is Jimmy. I’ve never lied to you. And I never will.”


DC Universe History

Recruited to Checkmate when the Yellow Claw appeared to resurface, his clandestine operation happened just prior to the organization’s collapse under Max Lord, allowing Jimmy and his team to investigate Atlas without the full resources of Checkmate on his tail.


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Jimmy Woo

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 07 Wil: 07 Min: 07 Occupation: CEO of the Atlas Foundation ; formerly sub-director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Inf: 06 Aur: 07 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 020
Init: 021 HP: 050

Skills:
Acrobatics: 05, Charisma: 07, Detective: 06, Martial Artist: 06, Military Science: 05, Thief (Stealth): 06, Vehicles (Land): 06, Weaponry (Firearms): 07

Advantages:
Language (Cantonese Chinese, German), Leadership

Connections:
Agents of Atlas (High); Atlas Foundation (High)

Drawbacks:
Authority Figure, Secret Identity

Equipment:

  • Pistols (x2) [BODY 04, Projectile Weapon: 04, Ammo: 12, R#03]
  • As head of the Atlas Foundation, he will probably have access to a wide array of advanced technology, but this has yet to be revealed.

Previous Stats

Before they thought he died, S.H.I.E.L.D. had been hunting him and the rest of the Agents, giving him the Mistrust Drawback and removing his Secret Identity. His stats prior to this are covered in Jimmy’s first and second writeups.org profiles.

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Marvel Comics

Helper(s): Marvel.com, Darci, Vincent Paul Bartilucci, Sébastien Andrivet, Frank Murdock

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