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Midnight Devil (Strikeback comics)

Midnight Devil


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

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Ally of Strikeback
  • Base Of Operations: New York
  • Height: 6’0” Weight: 180 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Extremely agile, Midnight Devils has an acrobatic combat technique, and is capable of superhuman feats of jumping.

His tail, over which he doesn’t appear to have any particular level of control when attached, can be detached at will, becoming a three foot rigid weapon, which releases a gas on detachment which can slow down those in proximity.


History

While his full origin is unknown, he claims to have died, although whether he was revived in some manner, or is, in fact, still dead, is not known. His current form, dark red skinned with white horns and a tail, does not appear to be a costume, but the way he actually looks.

While patrolling New York he witnessed the kidnapping of Nikita Dragonryder, but arrived in time to rescue her partner, Rascal, who had been knocked unconscious and left floating to the ground in a parachute, from the mercenary Rottweiler. He accompanied Rascal to try to rescue Nikita.

Finding the local warehouse used as a staging ground by the mercenaries, they burst in to find themselves surrounded by a small army of thugs, but managed to hold their own until the other members of Rascal’s team, Strikeback (Purity, Sherman, Short Fuse and Jade Cobra), arrived.

During the chaos of the fight, Midnight Devil and Jade Cobra spotted some mercenaries loading Nikita onto one of their ships, and the pair managed to leap on board before it took off.

Midnight Devil leaps in over white background

Misinterpreting one of Midnight Devil’s quips to mean that he could fly the vehicle, Jade Cobra proceeded to kill the mercenaries, only to learn they no longer had a pilot. The plane came down near the Grand Canyon, with Doberman and some of his more loyal mercenaries soon catching up to them.

They fought the mercenaries, but were soon overwhelmed, and taken to Dragonryder Island.

He awoke to find Nikita arguing with her father, the notorious Mars Dragonryder, who had arranged the kidnapping. He found himself more of a guarded guest than a prisoner, and stayed close to Nikita as she learned the truth of where she came from. He kept an eye on her when she agreed to undergo a procedure which would restore her memories.

The rest of Strikeback arrived soon after, their attack putting the base on alert, and accidentally turning off the barriers which prevented Monster X, the creature which had forced the Dragonryders from their home dimension, from breaking through. Monster X soon began rampaging in the complex.

When Strikeback reached them, they saw Midnight Devil standing alongside Mars, and Nikita strapped down with something being done to her, and assumed that he must have betrayed them (especially Jade Cobra, who had taken an instant dislike to him). He had to fend off Jade’s attacks until the situation could be explained.

Midnight Devil's tail detaches

Strikeback reluctantly teamed up with Dragonryder’s forces, to deal with Monster X, but not before it had killed Sherman. The fighting done, Nikita announced that she’d be returning to her home dimension with her parents to find out where she’d come from, but promised to return.

Midnight Devil is later seen with the other members of Strikeback, so it seems that he joins the team at some point.


Description

It’s unclear whether he’s in a suit, or whether he actually looks like that, but I’m inclined to think that’s supposed to be his natural appearance.


Personality

Quick-witted and cheerful, Midnight Devil wise-cracks his way through most situations in an even-tempered manner, and is always ready to talk rather than fight. When forced to fight, however, he’ll usually annoy his opponents with mockery, while leaping around them.


Quotes

Midnight Devil: “You must really love her.”
Rascal: “I can’t imagine life without her. We’ve been inseperable ever since college.”
Midnight Devil: “I know how that feels. I had someone once. I thought we’d be together forever too.”
Rascal: “What happened ? Did she die ?”
Midnight Devil: “No, I did.”


DC Universe History

During his initial search to understand his new condition he met Deadman a few times, and they’ve worked towards an understanding, although Deadman still seems cautious around him, and Midnight Devil believes he may know more about his condition than he’s admitting.


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Midnight Devil

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Adventurer
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 019 HP: 030

Powers:
Jumping: 05

Skills:
Acrobatics: 07, Martial Artist: 05, Vehicles (Land): 06

Advantages:
None

Connections:
Strikeback (High)

Drawbacks:
Strange Appearance

Equipment:
Tail [BODY 06, EV 04, Fog (AP of Volume [no +5 bonus] centred on detached Tail): 03]


Previous Stats

Prior to the events covered in History, he doesn’t have the Connection.

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: Strikeback! (Published by Bravura and Image)

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