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Laserfire (Villains & Vigilantes RPG) (Crisis at the Crusaders Citadel)

Laserfire


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

Context

Villains & Vigilantes is an early (1979) pen-and-paper super-hero super-hero role playing game. We have a fairly large selection of characters from that game, with DCH stats.

They’re here in no small part due to nostalgia. But they also are interesting stock characters in that they can be easily inserted into stories, conveniently filling their niche.


Background

  • Real Name: Larry Fredricks.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: The Crusaders.
  • Base Of Operations: Center City.
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 152 lbs Age: 17.
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Red


Powers and Abilities

Due to the alien mishap, Laserfire has the ability to control light and fire.


History

High school student Larry Fredricks was returning home from a basketball game one night when he glimpsed a UFO! Getting a closer look, he saw what appeared to be an oval shaped metallic ship floating over Potter’s Field.

As he watched, it began giving off a brilliant light. Gathering his courage, Larry stepped foward to give a friendly greeting to the visitors on behalf of the human race.

Perhaps the alien crew on board had orders not to allow anyone to spot them. Or maybe the simple appearance of a human was enough to startle them. In either case, the ship roared off in a blazing spectacle of light. This light hit Larry and as the glow intensified, he watched himself burst into flames.

In fear and panic, he ran across the field to through himself into a stream. Though his clothing had been severely burned and he had been on fire, he had suffered no damage from the experience.

In time he had fully explored his heat/light powers. In school, Larry was not an academic success. He was no sports hero, but as Laserfire he could be important. He could stand for something. And why not ?


Description

Laserfire wears a red and yellow costume and an odd visor over his eyes.


Personality

A bit cocky, Laserfire is one of the two characters to have a fan club in the Crusaders. He loves his powers and enjoys his membership in the group.


DC Universe History

It’s very possible that the aliens intended this to happen. And if this were true, then it’s also very possible that it was the Controllers that caused it, or even the Psions.


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Laserfire

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Adventurer
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Wealth: 004
Init: 014 HP: 020

Powers:
Flame Being: 07, Flame Project: 07, Flash: 08, Flight: 05, Laser Beam: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:
Flame Project and Flight are Contingent on Flame Being and can only be used while Flame Being is active (-2FC each).

Skills:
Medicine (First Aid)*: 04, Vehicles*: 04

Advantages:
Popularity.

Connections:
Crusaders (High).

Drawbacks:
Secret Identity.

By Grayson Thorne from a Jeff Dee V&V writeup.

Helper(s): Roy Cowan.

Source of Character: Villains & Vigilantes RPG Adventure: Crisis at Crusaders Citadel.

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