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Owen Hart (wrestler)

Owen Hart

Enough is enough and it's time for a change


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

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Background

  • Real Name: Owen James Hart
  • Other Aliases: The Rocket, The Black Hart, The King of Harts, The Blue Blazer
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Wife and Two Children, The Hart Family
  • Group Affiliation: The Hart Foundation
  • Base Of Operations: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 227 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Blond


Powers and Abilities

Owen was, at his peak, at least as skilled a hand-to-hand combatant as his brother Bret. In addition, he possessed the mutant power of flight. He often used his power of flight to make charging and kicking attacks at his opponents.


History

Owen Hart was the youngest son of 1940s Canadian Olympic wrestler Stu Hart. A skilled fighter in a wide range of styles (and weapons), Stu opened an underground training facility in the 1970s with the intention of passing his skills on to the cream of the crop of international fighters and mercenaries.

Despite his lack of metahuman abilities, Hart specialized in training those students who did possess paranormal abilities in the efficient use of those gifts. He ran the facility, nicknamed “The Dungeon” under the cover of a professional wrestling promotion he called “Calgary Stampede Wrestling.”

It explained the equipment and people entering and leaving the facility, and explosions could be explained away to the neighbors as “pyrotechnics” and “the PA system.”

Owen trained as part of what was considered the last great graduating class of the Dungeon. While others would follow, the peak years of the Dungeon training the premiere metahuman mercenaries in the world were over. Owen completed his training, but rather than teach at the Dungeon or go into mercenary work as was expected, Owen immediately began traveling the world, inspired by costumed vigilantes in the U.S., Japan, and Europe.

He worked under the masked identity of “The Blue Blazer” for several years, before unmasking and calling himself “The Rocket”, based on his power of flight. Years of rough landings took their toll on his knees, and before he was 30, Owen was relying more on his training than on his flight.

Owen enthusiastically joined his brother Bret in forming a new “Hart Foundation”, working for heroic causes rather than mercenary goals. They fought with Shawn Michaels and his “Degeneration X” gang, leading to Triple H calling Bret “a piece of sh!t” and Owen “a nugget of sh!t that just won’t flush.”

The Hart’s received help from Bret’s old partner, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and captured most of the Degeneration X flunkies, but the core members escaped.

A New York businessman asked the Harts to protect him from a local protection racket. Neither Owen nor Bret knew that the businessman was tied to local organized crime and that the whole thing was a setup. Owen was ambushed and killed. Bret suffered a debilitating concussion due to the ineptitude of a younger hero and was forced to retire before he was able to avenge his brother’s murder.


Description

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Personality

Owen was a practical joker. His pranks were often extreme, but always harmless in the end. The only thing that gave Owen more joy than his joking was his family.


Quotes

“I am NOT A NUGGET !”

“Enough is enough and it’s time for a change.”


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Owen Hart (deceased)

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 06 Occupation: Adventurer
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 10
Init: 022 HP: 075

Powers: Flight: 10

Skills: Acrobatics*: 07, Charisma: 05, Martial Artist: 08, Thief: 05, Weaponry: 06

Advantages: Lightning Reflexes

Connections: The Hart Foundation (high)

Drawbacks: MIA to Practical Jokes, MPR (Bad Knees – a roll should specifically be made each time Owen lands after Flying)


Prior Stats

Before severe knee injuries forced Owen to relax his physical training regimen, his Dex and Acrobatics were both 09.

By Andrew Lee

Source of Character: Professional Wrestling

Helper(s): REZcat, Sébastien Andrivet

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