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Leona Osaki from the Dominion Tank Police

Leona Osaki


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

Background

  • Real Name: Leona Osaki
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Newport Tank Police
  • Base Of Operations: Newport, Japan
  • Height: 1,66m Weight: 54kg
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black (Red in the OAV)


Powers and Abilities

She’s a trigger happy nut with a tank and excellent police, armored vehicles and urban combat training. Scary, huh ?

Bonaparte

Bonaparte is a strange mini-tank, about the size of a van. It was built from pieces salvaged from Britain’s Tiger Special Tank, and is thus made of Chobham steel instead of bio-plastics. It is powered by an hydrogen fuel cell and weights somewhere between 5 and 10 tonnes.

This compact vehicle nonetheless has four tracks ; all are articulated and thus can be used for daring maneuvers such as bootleggers reverses, rearing up the tank on its hind tracks (useful for getting over walls), jumping (although the prospect of doing stunt driving with a tank is a bit chilling) or even climbing inside a sufficiently large chimney or sufficiently closely spaced walls.

Bonaparte’s sensor suite is quite complete, as can be seen above, and put it in league with the fictional “Blue Thunder” helicopter seen in the eponymous movie. Note that its Radio coms power can be used to link up with cameras on observation blimps above the city ; of course, most of the time, the bacterial cloud is too thick for this.

Leona Osaki riding Bonaparte

Bonaparte’s weapons systems include a stubby (well, sawed off, really) 75 or 105mm gun which can fire standard APFSDS rounds (Projectile weapons) or HE rounds (Bomb), but also rubber cannister rounds (meaning no Killing combat) and even special glue shells (Snare). In the rear turret is a 12.7mm multi-barelled machinegun, which can fire live or rubber ammo (Projectile weapons) and has the necessary targeting computers to shoot down incoming anti-tank projectiles (Force shield). Of course, it has smoke projectors (Fog).

Bonaparte follows the US tradition of naming tanks after famous generals, the jokes being that Bonaparte was quite short himself and proved himself, among other things, a master of urban warfare and riot control. It was built by Al and Leona in remarkably short order, and they’re still tinkering with it.


History

Dominion Tank Police takes place in a near future in the city of Newport City. In this time, the air pollution as raised to such a level that the pedestrians must constantly wear breathing masks to limit the effects of a permanent bacteria cloud. Most of the population is already affected by its ill effects (but the extent of these effects are not described). The crime rate is so high that a crime occurs every 30 or so seconds.

The police has entered a state of war against criminals and for this has created a special SWAT corps known as the Tank Police, that is cops riding armored tanks. To illustrate the state of mind of this squad, the ultimate motto of the Tank Police CO is “Nuclear weapon were able to stop wars, they should be able to stop crime… Give us more tanks” (quote from an address to the city council). Though they are not equipped with nukes, they still pack enough firepower to bring down a city block to rubble when they mishap during an arrest.

Osaki is originally from the Motorcycle Patrol, but was later transferred to the Tank Police. She is the only woman on active duty in Britain’s squad. As such, she was not very welcomed (quoting Britain from her report for duty entrance : “They sent us a girl ?” while falling from his chair).

Although initially uncertain about what she was supposed to do, she became completely at ease when she got her own personalized tank, Bonaparte, built after an embarrassing incident that involved her destroying her superior’s unique battle tank. During her first assignment as gunner in Britain’s favored super Tiger tank, they ran into Buaku’s gang.

As her superior bailed out of the tank, she fired the main gun in an attempt to stop the criminals (they were driving an ambulance). Apparently, the gun’s caliber was not the kind to be embarked in a mobile unit as the recoil of the shot threw the tank upside down and ruined it. From the scraps left of it, she built her fetish toy tank, Bonaparte.

She now protect Newport from such criminals as Buaku and the Puma Sisters, and blows up an alarming amount of stuff while doing so.


Description

See illo, and duck to cover.


Personality

Leona is now convinced of the values of the Tank Police. These include a conviction that there is an actual state of war against crime, that criminals are worthless scum, that there is no such thing as too much firepower, that the Tank Police is an instrument of justice and that a tank is worth much more than a lousy perp’s life. She’s a big, big believer that the ends justify the means.

She loves all sorts of mecha (a nice bike can certainly distract her), but her true love is her own mini-tank, Bonaparte. Her devotion to the tank is obsessive, excessive, erotic in its intensity. In fact, people wonder if she’s really sane about it, but they certainly avoid even scratching the tank if they want to avoid Leona’s fury.

That’s due to the sermon she received after destroying Britain’s beloved super tank. He expects every Tank Police officer to LOVE his tank, and threatened her to throw her out as only a man was supposed to understand that statement. By putting so much efforts in building and taking care of her own tank, she showed him she was up to live by the Tank Police standards.

In addition, she’s hot-headed, impulsive (but can think when needed, so no Irrational Attraction) and a noted short temper, is pretty quick on the trigger and almost systematically applies too much firepower to any situation.

Leona was born and raised in Japan (not a majority in the Tank Police), and lives at home with her mom and little brother (but prefers to be at the Tank Police H.Q. with Bonaparte).


Quotes

“Go ahead… Make my day.”


DC Universe History

The Tank Police is a bit extreme, but you may try a variant : a special group of Russian police officers of various heritages with old Rocket Red battlesuits, who was formed after the Russian maffia started use military-grade hardware a bit too often.

They would easily use the same amount of attitude as the Tank Police does, and would be better equipped to fight supers.


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Leona Osaki

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Arguably Psycho
Int: 05 Wil: 06 Min: 06 Occupation : Tank Police officer
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth} : 005
Init: 018 HP: 040

Skills: Charisma*: 05, Detective (Law, police procedure): 04, Gadgetry (tanks)*: 05, Medicine (first aid): 03, Vehicles (land): 07, Weaponry (heavy, firearms, melee): 06

Advantages: Area Knowledge (Newport), Credentials (Tank police, Low), Scholar (Bonaparte’s blueprints)

Connections: Tank Police (High)

Drawbacks: Serious Rage (Goes up to Catastrophic if Bonaparte is damaged or even badly scratched, with an immediate Rage check), SIA toward cool mechas, MIH of criminals

Equipment:

  • POLICE BODY ARMOR [/BODY/ 08, Radio coms: 06, Sealed systems: 14]
  • Handgun [BODY 05, Projectile weapons: 04, Ammo 23, R#2]
  • BONAPARTE [STR 08, BODY 14, Acrobatics (climbing): 02, Bomb: 08, Detect (explosives): 06, Directional hearing: 08, Fog: 06, Extended hearing: 06, Force shield: 03, Jumping: 01, Projectile weapons: 09, Radio coms (scrambled): 10, Running: 06, Sealed systems: 18, Snare: 09, Super-hearing: 04, Thermal vision: 08, Ultra-vision: 08, X-Ray vision: 08, Hardened Defenses, R#2, Bonus : Snare has an Area of Effect, Limitations : Force shield only vs. missiles and rockets (-2), X-Ray vision does not work against dense materials (-2)]

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Dominion Tank Police

Helper(s): David Pulver, Surbrook, Nicolas Lemaçon

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