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Pathfinder (Suicide Squad enemy) (DC Comics)

Pathfinder

(Task Force X)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • Much of this is speculative due to limited information.

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Task Force X
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 160 lbs
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed


Powers and Abilities

A skilled tracker, Pathfinder can phase his body through solid objects, often using this as an attack, sticking his hand through someone’s chest, killing them. He can also use his powers to create holes in solid objects by touch, usually walls, to allow passage for his teammates.


History

His identity and the source of his powers unknown, Pathfinder was first heard of as part of the Task Force X team reformed under the Cabal, a shadowy government organisation trying to control super-heroes.

Pathfinder opens a wall for his Suicide Squad team

His unit’s first known mission was eliminating the Cabal agent Blacksnake. Arrested after his involvement in actions against the Atom (Ray Palmer), Blacksnake had offered to make a deal, revealing what he knew about the Cabal.

Task Force X infiltrated the police station where he was being held, killed Blacksnake and a number of officers, and blew the place up to cover their departure.

They were next sent to Diabloverde, where the Cabal’s new Suicide Squad had been set up to help its oppressive dictator maintain his rule. Amanda Waller had heard about their activities, so took her Suicide Squad there to deal with them. Task Force X’s mission was to eliminate Waller and the members of her Squad.

Pathfinder took down Outlaw without much trouble, although was unable to kill him due to his metahuman physiology. The rest of the team were less successful, with some wounded opponents, but no kills, and Sidewinder was badly wounded, resulting in Pathfinder ordering Kaliber to finish her off.

Pathfinder kills two police officers

They followed Waller’s Squad into the jungle, where they were pulled into a fairer fight. Pathfinder took down Nightshade, but before he could finish her Bronze Tiger caught him from behind, apparently cracking his spine.

It was stated that the surviving members of Task Force X would have to cooperate since the Cabal would want them dead for their failure.

He next appeared among a group of metahuman mercenaries hired to kill Deadshot, along with the other members of Task Force X (including the supposedly dead Sidewinder). Deadshot shot Pathfinder, leaving him inside the exploding warehouse as he faked his death. Whether Pathfinder survived is unclear, but since he wasn’t actually confirmed dead…


Personality

Professional and efficient, Pathfinder is a tactical leader, although he seems able to follow other’s orders without problem. He’s exhibited little hesitation killing civilians, the mission being all to him.

He tends to speak in clipped sentences when on a mission, never saying more than is necessary.


Quotes

“Central, this is Task Force X. Blacksnake eliminated. Example made. Heading towards roof. Prepare skyhooks.”


Marvel Universe History

Task Force X was set up by the backers of the Weapon X program, to eliminate traces of the program after its failure.


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Pathfinder

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary; former government agent
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 017 HP: 030

Powers:
Dispersal: 07

Bonuses and Limitations:
Dispersal has a Range of Touch for allowing him to make holes in solid surfaces (+1), and attacking with it does not damage Pathfinder (+2)

Skills:
Martial Artist: 05, Military Science (Tracking): 07, Military Science (Others): 05

Advantages:
Sharp Eye

Connections:
Task Force X (High)

Drawbacks:
None demonstrated

Equipment:

  • Communications unit [BODY 02, Radio Communications (Scrambled): 08, R#: 03]
  • As a member of Task Force X he was equipped with a skyhook, a magnetic device worn as a backpack which could allow them to be extracted from the location by air support. Skyhook [BODY 04, Miscellaneous Advantage (allows the wearer to be pulled by the Magnetic Control of the Task Force X air support)]

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: DC Universe

Writeup completed on the 8th of September, 2011.

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