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Rey Mysterio (wrestler)

Rey Mysterio

REZcat's take


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

Context

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Background

  • Real Name: Oscar Gutierrez
  • Other Aliases: Super Nino, Colibri (“Cricket”), Rey Mysterio Jr., Rey Rey
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Wife (Angie?), Dominik (Son), Rey Mysterio Sr. (Uncle), Lalo, Luis, and Beto (Older Brothers)
  • Group Affiliation: Former member of the “Filthy Animals”
  • Base Of Operations: San Diego, California, though mobile
  • Height: 5’ 3” Weight: 165 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown, though become bird-like in appearance when in action Hair: Closely cut Brown, occasionally bleached Blond
  • Distinguishing features: Various tattoos upon his shoulders, forearm and back. What connection, if any, the new, sinister looking tattoo across his back might have to do with those of the massive leviathan Batista or the demonically possessed Brock Lesnar is left to the individual GM (see alternate note in powers section).


Powers and Abilities

Rey Mysterio is a gifted acrobat and martial artist whose mystically-constructed mask used to increase his already extraordinary agility and acrobatic skills to superhuman levels.

If used during his original masked period, his mask imparted the following abilities: MASK [/DEX/ 12 BODY: 04, Acrobatics: 12, Color: 12. Bonus & Limitations: The Dex of the mask is factored into his Initiative when he is wearing it. Color can only affect Rey’s costume and mask. If Rey is unmasked publicly, the mask loses both DEX and Acrobatics permanently]

The odd Aztec style tattoo upon his right forearm now provides him with powers similar to those his mask possessed originally. Though not providing quite as much dexterity as the mask once did, it gave Oscar the spiritual resolve to return to his masked identity after originally losing his mask’s supernatural powers and getting severely injured.

Alternatively

If you like, you can make his back tattoo the source of his re-found powers. The creepy spinal tattoo is physical evidence of a cerebral demon that has possessed Rey and is using him toward his own ends. (See Brock Lesnar write-up)


Personality

Rey is cocky, and confidant. No risk is too great. He thrives on challenges provided by much bigger, stronger opponents. Raised Catholic, he sees himself as a modern David facing the many Goliaths this world can prop up before him.


History

Oscar Gutierrez, the man who would become Rey Mysterio Jr., was born in San Diego, California in 1974. His uncle was a local masked hero known as Rey Mysterio. Mysterio was known for his great acrobatic skills as well as his proclivity for changing costumes and masks to keep the people (and his enemies) guessing (earning him the “King Mystery” moniker).

On his nephew’s 15th birthday, Mysterio took Oscar to the gym to train him in using his natural athletic ability. Oscar began wrestling and performing in local Lucha Libre (“free fighting”) competitions throughout Southern California and Mexico under the name “Colibri” (Cricket). He quickly took to the sport and, before he was 16, was astonishing audiences and fellow competitors with his acrobatic martial arts skills.

When Oscar turned 17, his uncle took him into Tijuana to buy a new mask from the same man who made his own wide range of costumes. The elderly man crafted the mask with special, quasi-mystical properties that would only become apparent later.

That night, Rey Mysterio invited his nephew to join him in his patrol of their town, wearing his new mask. When Oscar put on the mask for the first time, his uncle dubbed him “Rey Mysterio Jr.”, imparting on him both the family and activating the powers of the mask, changing Rey’s costume and granting him increased agility and acrobatic skill.

Rey Jr. became a popular and loved hero of his community, both operating alone, and in partnership with his uncle.

Rey Jr. had many adventures, facing off against opponents such as his arch nemesis Psicosis along with another common rival Juventud Guerrera. He would also turn down offers to join Eddie Guerrero’s Latino World Order.

Having befriended the latino criminal-turned-vigilante Konnan, Rey Jr. unfortunately crossed paths with one of Konnan’s former criminal cohorts, the overbearing NWO enforcer Kevin Nash. After having been embarrassed by such a small opponent not only surviving against, but actually defeating, him in combat, Nash devised a plan to steal what he knew to be sacred to Rey, his mask and legacy.

By their next meeting, Nash had unmasked Rey on national television. With his impressive powers now gone, his body broken, Oscar would surprise everyone by continuing to battle against injustice, even without his mask.

Oscar used his newfound fame and notoriety to speak out and dispense a little gangland justice of his own. Both alone and along with some of his friends in a misfit group called the Filthy Animals, he fought fire with fire, matching criminals with their own tactics. That is, alas, until his injuries and the threats to his family would keep him from doing so.

Over a year passed, and no-one knew where Oscar disappeared to, but once again, the masked hero was seen battling in all his mystifying acrobatic glory. Sporting curious new tattoos and newfound resolve, he earned the full legacy. No longer “Jr.”, he truly became “King Mystery”, the hero known as Rey Mysterio.


Description

Rey Mysterio is short, muscular, and graceful. Without his mask, he possesses a babyface look offset only by his tattoos, earrings, and occasionally whiskered chin.

His mask is a full-head cowl with phoenix-like designs on the side and either a stylized cross or crown insignia on the forehead.


Quotes

“If I have to earn your respect by beating you, I will take you down.”


DC Universe History

Rey Mysterio fits in just about anywhere. He might be a colleague of El Diablo.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Rey Mysterio

Dex: 08 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Luchador
Inf: 04 Aur: 06 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 20/22 HP: 045

Skills:
Acrobatics: 08, Martial Artist: 07, Thief (pickpocket, stealth): 07

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Local Hero

Connections:
Rey Mysterio Sr (High), Konnan (High), Kidman (High), Master P & the No-Limit Soldiers (Low)

Drawbacks:
Arch Enemy (Psicosis), Public ID

Equipment:

  • MYSTICAL TATTOO [/DEX/ 10 BODY*: 04 (user linked) /SPI/ 10, Acrobatics: 12, Note: The Dex is factored into his Initiative]
  • MASK [BODY 04, Color (ML): 12. Limitation: Color can only affect Rey’s costume and mask]

By REZcat and Andrew Lee, based directly on Andrew’s original

Source of Character: Pro wrestling, updated WWE version, Flyin Fury.

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