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Quentino (Silver Sable ally) (Marvel Comics)

Quentino

Raul Quentino


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

Background

  • Real Name: Raul Quentino
  • Former aliases: G-Wiz
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Wild Pack II, former member of the Jackclubs
  • Base Of Operations: Symkarian embassy in NYC ; or Symkaria
  • Height: 5’5” Weight: 130 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Quentino is both a skilled commando and a remarkable technologist and computer hacker. Furthermore, he’s an excellent pilot, powerful boxer and an accurate operator of exotic weapon systems, especially those he designs himself.

He’s likely behind many of the special weapons and vehicles the Wild Pack uses – at the very least, he seems to have improved most of them.

Quentino is an extremely fast learner, especially when it comes to technology.


History

Quentino was born in Mexico, but he ended up becoming a part of the South Central Los Angeles gang scene – where he was known under the street name G-Wiz. Although he dropped out in ninth grade, he had an uncanny ability with electronics, and was best known for building custom sound systems, equipping street machines with huge sound for a price. His homies tended to diss him for reading so much stuff about tech, but they certainly appreciated his work. At one point, he was imprisoned in Crenshaw for unrevealed reasons.

His gang, the Jackclubs, eventually got cut down in a drive-by shooting ; G-Wiz, the sole survivor of the massacre, was arrested. As the police investigated, he was sent to rehab due to his heroin addiction.

The rehab went surprisingly well, and a councillor managed to reach to him and have him demonstrate his tech skill. Quentino soon proved invaluable at the rehab center, rebuilding and thoroughly upgrading the security suite and various pieces of equipment. He didn’t consider himself cured, however – beside he had not set waiting for him outside, no future in the streets, and nobody would consider a ninth-grade dropout heroin ex-addict ex-con for employment in any meaningful capacity.

Now pretty much an employee at the rehab center, Quentino took to boxing, a popular sport in that place. This combination of survivability, tech skills and pugilistic prowess were noticed by Silver Sable International and he was recruited into the Wild Pack. He of course also received elite military training from that company, as well as formal training in engineering.

Quentino eventually graduated to the Wild Pack A-team, an elite force tasked with operating alongside Silver Sable herself. However, he also discovered he had contracted AIDS during his junkie days. Another bad stroke of luck resulted in him being shot by Spymaster II in order to save his friend Larry during a riot in Los Angeles. Quentino survived, but it was feared that he would never walk again.

Despite his crippled legs, Quentino remained on the team as a technologist, hacker and even pilot ; his homie Larry replaced him as a field agent, at his request.


Description

While in his civvies, Quentino now tends to dress Mexican cowboy-style, having clearly veered away from his gangsta roots.


Personality

Quentino is quiet and disciplined. He’s far less violent than headcases like the Crippler or Chen, and in fact prefers to use non-lethal means – though there’s a limit and he’s unlikely to take additional risks to avoid killing. He genuinely appreciates the chance Silver Sable gave him, and works hard not to let her down.

Quentino is unusually appreciative of natural and man-made beauty around him, sometimes pausing to reflect on beautiful places while his teammates are all busy with their current military op. This melancholy is in large part due to having AIDS – which back then was even more of a death sentence than it is nowadays.

Being from the concrete jungles, Quentino has a degree of empathy with poor people trying to survive under harsh circumstances, and will often excuse violence and crime when they come from the genuinely desperate and hungry.


Quotes

“Lock yourselves down – we’re in for some chop ! Shields were damaged by that hit ! I don’t know if we can survive another…” (BWOOM)

Quentino : “I don’t know what I’d have resorted to on L.A.’s mean streets if Sable hadn’t pulled me out of the killing field…”
Silver Sable : “You’d have wound up on a slab, Quentino.”


DC Universe History

See Silver Sable writeup.


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Quentino

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 06 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 016 HP: 020

Skills:
Gadgetry: 06, Martial artist*: 05, Scientist (incl. Computers): 07, Vehicles: 06, Weaponry (Firearms, exotic, heavy): 05

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (L.A.), Expertise (Combat engineer), Language (Spanish)

Connections:
Wild Pack (High), Silver Sable (Low), Los Angeles Street (Low)

Drawbacks:
MIA toward crack cocaine, SPR (infected with AIDS). After the battle in L.A., he acquired another SPR (Crippled legs)

Equipment:

  • WILD PACK BODY ARMOUR [BODY 07, Flame immunity: 02, Radio communications: 07, Skin armour: 02, Limitation : Skin armour only vs. blades and bullets, Drawback: Real Armour]
  • High-tech assault rifle [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 06, Ammo: 10, Telescopic vision: 01, R#02, Advantage : Autofire] w/underslung electrified net launcher [BODY 08, Snare: 06, Lightning (No Range): 06, Ammo: 01, Bonus : Snare and Lightning can be Combined (Lightning is active throughout the Snare), Limitation : No reload in the field]
  • HEAVY-DUTY STEALTHCRAFT [STR 08 BODY (Hardened defenses) 12, Invisibility: 04, Flight: 11, Radar sense: 11, R#03]. A high-tech aircraft and troops transport, a la Quinjet.
  • Armoured laptop computer [INT 01 BODY 06, Telepathy (No Range): 04, Recall: 11, Miniaturization: 04, Limitation : Telepathy only on computerized equipment with compatible computer ports, and is capped by the operators’ Scientist (Computers) Subskill. Notes : includes a wide variety of heavily armoured cables with various types of plugs]
  • Often carries some form of combat engineer equipment, such as a heavy welding blowtorch.
  • One 9 APs AC omni-gadget
  • At one point, Quentino provided the Wild Pack with Blaster rifles [BODY 04, Energy blast: 06, R#04, Drawback : Minor Marginal Equipment] to go against the Cyber-Warriors. Being Marginal Equipment, those rifles were seldom used. Another version, using sonics [BODY 04, Sonic beam: 06, R#04, Drawback : Minor Marginal Equipment] was used against Venom.

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Silver Sable (Marvel universe)

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