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Red Phoenix (Silver Age Sentinels RPG)

Red Phoenix


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Silver Age Sentinels was a 2002 tabletop role-playing super-hero game. It came in two editions (this profile is based on the Tri-Stats version) and with its own setting.

Red Phoenix was one of the setting’s main heroes.


Background

  • Real Name: Sarah Gebhart
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Parents (unnamed)
  • Group Affiliation: The Guard
  • Base Of Operations: Empire City
  • Height: 6‘2” Weight: 210 lbs
  • Eyes: Hazel Hair: Red


Powers & Abilities

Sarah has some innate mystical powers as the Chosen One. She is also a skilled fighter and adventurer.

However, most of her abilities reside in the magical armor she transforms into. She can summon a red, glowing Phoenix Blade.

She is also a talented professor of history, and an archaeologist in the tradition of Indiana Jones.


History

Sarah Gebhart was a bright and athletic girl, plagued by nightmares from the time she turned 16. In Strasbourg, she visited a castle where the hero Dover Angel had died fighting the Iron Duke in WWII. That night, in a dreamlike trance, she ventured to a hidden underground chamber where she found an immobile Iron Duke with a bayonet in his chest.

Retrieving the blade, visions of the past washed over her. She realized she was the latest in a line of sister-warriors who wielded the artifact. However, as she gained its power, Rachel Wilde, a relic thief who had been searching for the weapon, interrupted her.

They struggled. The weapon melted, giving Sarah most of its power, a secondary part to Rachel, and the remainder flowing into the Iron Duke, re-animating him. The Iron Duke awakened, causing the ruins to collapse, and ending the battle prematurely.

The bookish Sarah became the Amazonian Red Phoenix. She befriended Lady Starbright and the American Sentinel in Europe, and later moved to America. Rachel Wilde became her nemesis, Green Ronin. After the passing of Lady Starbright, Red Phoenix joined the Guard.


Description

Sarah Gebhart is a very attractive young woman with an athletic build. As Red Phoenix, she is a towering figure in partial armor.


Personality

Sarah could be described as bookish and idealistic. She has a restless, curious mind.

As Red Phoenix, she views herself as a champion of an ancient and sacred legacy. She views the thief Green Ronin as a wrongful possessor of her power, and expends a fair amount of effort attempting to find her and reclaim the champion’s birthright.


DC Universe History

In ancient times, one of the Lords of Order and a Lord of Chaos combined their powers to create the mystical weapon to champion the cause of justice. Green Ronin’s interference divided the power again.

Sentinel, Red Phoenix, and Caliburn are obviously intended to stand in for Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman. As a team, they might seem like a poor man’s JLA operating out of the DCU’s New York City.

If you treat Sentinel as a WWII veteran of the JSA, however, Caliburn becomes Batman’s colleague in London, and the Guard become sometimes-allies of the JLA and Outsiders. Red Phoenix is an occasional Doctor Fate team-up, as well.


Marvel Universe History

In the Marvel Universe, Red Phoenix was at one time a member of Excalibur, before moving to New York at the behest of Captain America and the Vision. When Lady Starbright died defeating Doctor Doom, Red Phoenix honored her friend by accepting an official membership in the Avengers.

Although closest to Cap, she enjoys a friendly sparring relationship with other heavy hitters like Thor and Hercules. She and Green Ronin replace the Black Knight, with her as the heroic version and Green Ronin as the villain.

She maintains something of a relationship with Excalibur members. Although she does not know Doctor Strange on a close personal level, they have teamed up on occasion to rescue dangerous magical artifacts from the hands of bad guys.


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Red Phoenix

Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: History professor
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 018 HP: 100

Powers:
Awareness*: 06, Invulnerability: 13, Sonar: 01, Sorcery: 06, Systemic Antidote: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Invulnerability counteracts Mental and Mystical damage (+2) and works beyond beyond negative maximum Body (+50 BC, +3 FC) but in that case it takes 16 years for Red Phoenix to recover (-1 FC)
  • Sonar is passive (-1 FC) and a Skilled Power

Skills:
Acrobatics: 05, Artist (Actor): 07, Charisma (Intimidation): 07, Martial Artist: 05, Medicine (First Aid): 04, Military Science (Danger Recognition, Field Command, Tracking): 05, Weaponry (Melee, Missile): 05

Advantages
Area Knowledge (Berlin), Area Knowledge (Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain), Connoisseur, Credentials (EU History Department, Medium), Insta-Change, Language (most European languages), Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (Anthropology, History)

Connections:
Guard (High)

Drawbacks:
Secret Identity

Equipment:
ARMOR [/DEX/ 09 /STR/ 11 /BODY/ 13, EV: 18, Flight: 06, Force Field: 04, Sharpness (EV): 03 Notes : EV is the “Phoenix Blade”. Bonuses & Limitations : Sharpness is only against energy fields (-1 FC), R#00]


Design notes

Red Phoenix primarily uses her DEX as AV when attacking in her armor.

In her armor, her Initiative is 21.


By pawsplay

Source of Character: Silver Age Sentinels rpg

Writeup completed on the 10th of March, 2015.

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