5678 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies

Macon of the Reavers (X-Men enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Macon


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

Context

Cole is one of the Hellfire Club elite mercenaries who became cyborg soldiers after a fight with Wolverine. He his buddies became heavily armed Hellfire operatives, and later joined the outlaw cyborgs the Reavers.


Background

  • Real Name: Angelo Macon
  • Other Aliases: Ducky
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Formerly Hellfire Commandos, now Reavers
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 6’0″ Weight: 245 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Purple or Brown


Powers and Abilities

Macon is a vastly experienced military man and mercenary. As such he possesses knowledge in many different skills including sniping, unarmed combat, piloting, sneaking and tracking. His overall effectiveness is greatly increased by his various cyborg abilities. The enhancements done on him give him superhuman durability.

Also installed are various detection abilities such as thermal sight and radar. His inbuilt visor provides him with effective resistance towards flare attacks. During his days as a Hellfire Commando he was imbued with a permanent mental block against various psionics by Emma Frost.

His greatest assets are probably his physical toughness, ruthlessness and professional attitude.


History

Nothing is known about Macon’s early history, except that he used to be in the military. At some point he ended up working as a Hellfire Commando, who’s the elite forces and security guards of the nefarious Hellfire Club.

Wolverine seriously mauled a dozen Hellfire mercenaries, Macon being among them. The Hellfire Club reconstructed them with high-efficiency prosthetics. These mercenaries felt a great hatred towards the X-Man for what he had done to them. Macon worked for the Hellfire Club some more time after that and met Wolverine again.

Along three cyborg friends, Cole, Reese and Arnold, whom he probably knew since his military days, he worked alongside Lady Deathstrike in order to kill Wolverine. The attempt failed and Arnold was killed. For the rest of his history, see the Reese write-up.

Macon is supposed to have been killed by the Sentinel attack sent on Donald Pierce, by the notorious Trevor “Chronomancer” Fitzroy, but that fact remains to be seen. Since Pierce and Skullbuster had survived, so might also have some of the other Reavers. In any case, the group of the Reavers is now defunct since the leaders have left to follow other pursuits.


Description

Macon is a muscular man of unspecified ehtnicity and skin colour, with crew-cut purple (!) or brown hair, and brown eyes. He, like the other old Hellfire Commandos, appears to wear a helmet and other technical equipment, but, in fact, all of it is built into his cyborg body. On his bare skin are clearly visible circuits and connections.

Immediately beneath the skin is a tough metallic alloy, which becomes visible when he’s damaged. Covering his body is a military camouflage uniform or commando trousers and a vest along heavy boots. While at work, he moves in strict military manners while securing the area from enemy activity.


Personality

Macon is a professional military man and is accustomed to hard jobs and serious situations. He’s an able team player, always follows orders and doesn’t nag as much as some other members do. He does, however, nag about how much Cole takes after different movie characters.

Apparently, he loves a soldier’s life and work. In his spare time he likes to drink, discuss/watch movies and play cards, which fits perfectly with the interests of his buddies. Most probably he’s also a womanizer.

He bears the nickname Ducky either since he talks too much or since he’s seen as an able and dodging combatant; perhaps it’s both. Like the rest of the surviving ex-Hellfire Commandos he cares for the safety of his old team-mates, while he’s ruthless and cold against enemies. Like the rest of his old buddies he bears a great hatred towards Wolverine.

His only true buddies nowadays are Reese and Cole, who’ve shared all the mess that he’s been in, and feels total friendship and loyalty to them. Pierce is an able, but feared leader and accomplice.

Like the rest of his buddies he bears a wish, with little hope, of becoming a true human again; this might be used for coercing/persuading him into doing stuff and which is the reason the team works alongside Lady Deathstrike and Pierce. He, like all the Reavers, also seems to enjoy inflicting pain on those who cannot fight back.


Quotes

“Reese, Arnold is taken out, but I have the target in sight !”


DC Universe History

Macon is a cyborg mercenary and thus not big deal in the DC Universe. He’d easily be inserted as is, but his origin has to be connected to some other villainous group, and to some other vigilante.

For example, Macon, alongside buddies, could have been working for Cobra’s Cult when he was mauled by some ruthless vigilante. The tech level also suggests that Macon once was part of Team Luthor.


Sharing

The links to follow us and/or subscribe to our monthly newsletter are at the bottom of this page.



Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

Tell me more about the game stats

Macon

Dex: 06 Str: 05 Bod: 07 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Ex-Hellfire Commando, Reaver
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 016 HP: 030

Powers:
Acuity: 04, Invulnerability: 07, Mind Blank: 04, Radar Sense: 04, Radio Communications: 10, Self Link (Gadgetry): 04, Shade: 06, Sealed Systems: 04, Skin Armor: 02, Thermal Vision: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • SL:Gadgetry is Always On, essentially making Macon into a cyborg (-0).
  • Acuity is a Seriously Marginal power (-2; this represents the fact that Macon might have installed additional detection powers between adventures. For game purposes this might be treated as a marginal power and thus Macon pays HPs to ’activate‘ any such powers).

Skills:
Gadgetry: 03, Martial Artist: 05, Medicine (First Aid): 03, Military Science: 06, Thief (Stealth): 05, Vehicles: 05, Weaponry: 05

Advantages:
Confidants (Cole and Reese), Rank (Private, retired), Scholar (Expertise in Cyborg Technology).

Connections:
Donald Pierce (Low), Hellfire Club (Low, possibly None), The Reavers (High).

Drawbacks:
MIH (Wolverine), Distinct Appearance (Cyborg).

Equipment:

  • JETPACK [BODY 03, Flight: 07, R#3].
  • M16A2 Assault Rifle rechambered for 7.62 mm, with tactical light [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 07, Ammo: 06, Flash (steady illumination): 04, R#02, Advantage : Autofire].
  • Omni-Weapon [BODY 04, 7 APs C-Ability, R#2].
  • Possibly one or two reserve firearms, like:
    • a Colt Delta Elite Pistol 9mm [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 04, Ammo: 09, R#2].
    • a Pancor Jackhammer 3-A2 Shotgun 12 ga [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 08 (Diminishing), Range: 03, Ammo: 03, R#3, Advantage: Autofire, Scattershot, Limitation : Projectile weapons has No Range and uses the Range listed instead]
  • Macon also carries around lots of various bullet types which can be loaded into any on his single-handed firearms; these include: Dum-Dum Bullets [Bonus: +1 EV vs. non-armored objects, +1 RAP to any damage scored, Limitation: +1 R#], Gecko or Hollow Point Bullets [Bonus: +1 EV], Glaser Bullets [Bonus: +1 RAP to any damage scored], Uranium tipped/Mercury Bullets [Bonus: +2 EV, Limitation: -1 Range], True Armor-Piercing Bullets [Limitation: Armour-Piercing (+2 EV, but only half RAPS scored)]. In highest probability Macon doesn’t carry or use any Rubber Bullets.
  • Macon, like other Reavers, doesn’t use any grenades or melee weapons

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen.

Source of Character: X-Men and Wolverine comics, Marvel.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet – male armourer on duty… and Chris Cottingham.

Subscribe to our newsletter!