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Paul the Samurai (Tick character)

Paul the Samurai


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

History

Paul was trained in the ways of the samurai by his blind, one-legged, eight-fingered grandfather, a tiny, wizened figure who delighted in calling young Paul “boll weevil” and assigning him apparently menial and pointless tasks that later proved to be really menial and pointless.

Paul came to the United States to fight his sworn enemy Sagin, the master ninja. With the help of the Tick and Arthur, Paul defeated Sagin and destroyed his ninja organization. Lacking plane fare to return to his native Japan, Paul decided to remain in the United States. He nows works as a security guard.


Description

Paul is a Japanese man, probably in his late 20s. He stands around 6’2” and is a little chunky for a samurai (this may be due in part to his all-junk-food diet since being in the US). When not in his security guard’s uniform, he almost always wears his traditional Samurai armor.


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Paul the Samurai

Dex: 07 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 04 Wil: 08 Min: 08 Occupation: Security Guard
Inf: 06 Aur: 07 Spi: 08 Resources: 03
Init: 021 HP: 050

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 07, Charisma*: 06, Detective (Clue Analysis)*: 04, Martial Artist*: 07, Military Science (Camouflage, Danger Recognition)*: 04, Weaponry (Melee Weapons)*: 07

Advantages:
Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (cooking), Scholar (Samurai tradition), Scholar (Ninjas)

Connections:
The Tick (Low)

Drawbacks:
CIA: Obeying Samurai code of honor, MIA: Dramatically drawing his katana when soliloquizing, CIH: Ninjas, Public Identity, Catastrophic Rage, MPI: Paul has “Irrelevant Flashbacks” involving his grandfather, Unluck

Equipment:

  • Katana [BODY 09; EV 04 [08 w/Martial Artist]. Paul is a “comic-book Samurai” and thus fights armed only with a katana. Part of Paul’s Samurai Code of Honor dictates that once he has drawn the katana he may not resheathe it until it has tasted blood. This, coupled with his habit of drawing the sword dramatically during his soliloquies means that he has to nick himself with the blade quite often, so Paul often appears with numerous Band-Aids on his fingers]
  • SAMURAI ARMOR [/BODY/ 08]

By Steven Howard

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: The Tick #4-5 ; Paul the Samurai (New England Comics)

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