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Rick Jones (Marvel Comics) running

Rick Jones


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Rick Jones is a curious character. He appeared in 1962, playing an important (if unwitting) role in the creation of the Hulk and being the reader-point-of-view character.

He then went on to being a sort of serial 1960s sidekick – he was a partner to the Hulk, Captain America, Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell). He played a role in the creation of the Avengers, shared some of their adventures, and would later go on to help Rom the Spaceknight and merge with *another* Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell). As an Incredible Hulk supporting cast he’s also played an important, active role.

These older notes are primarily about game stats, and lack the all-important History section. We’ll revisit ’em when feasible.


Background

  • Real Name: Richard M. “Rick” Jones
  • Other Aliases: Bucky II
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Marlo (wife), Polly (aunt)
  • Group Affiliation: Honorary member of the East Coast Avengers, former partner of the Hulk, Captain America, and Captain Mar-Vell, former ally of Rom
  • Base Of Operations: mobile
  • Height: 5’ 9″ Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Having been trained by the best, Rick Jones is an able fighter and acrobat. He is mostly able to take care of himself, even against slightly superhuman opponents. His hobbies include playing various musical instruments, including the guitar and the harmonica.

Rick Jones with the nega-bands, over a white background, by ChrisCross

Rick Jones possesses latent unlimited psionic potential, as according to the Supreme Intelligence all mankind does. But he needs a powerful catalyst to unleash it such as the omni-wave projector or the nega-bands.


Description

Richard Jones is a young man in his 20s. He is highly fit, well-trained and in excellent health. He is of average height and has brown half-long hair as well as brown eyes. Usually Rick is seen in ordinary clothes such as jeans and a T-shirt.


Personality

Rick’s main personality streak seems to be his impulsiveness. This tends to often get him into complex and dangerous situations. Another personality trait is his knack for bad timing. This trait eventually led him to meet/create the Hulk.

It is important to Rick that nobody thinks of him as a coward. In reality he is very brave and courageous, having been toughened up by all his adventures. He is not usually very easily surprised, but as being with the Hulk includes very special circumstances, it sometimes happens.

Rick is also quite strong mentally. His wife Marlo is his great love and she is very important to him. Dr. Bruce Banner aka. the Hulk is still also a great friend. He is usually recognized in the public as the Hulk’s friend.

While not always very cooperative, Rick is always a faithful friend. There is no doubt that Rick wants to life all parts of life and loves a good adventure.


DC Universe History

Rick is part of the Hulk’s supporting cast and should only be part of a campaign to which the Hulk is connected. He might also be used as a temporary side-kick for several vigilante type heroes of the DC-Universe. He is even usable in cosmic-type campaigns due to his massive latent powers.

He would probably have joined up with Captain Comet’s L.E.G.I.O.N. later on with, at least, his teleportation power activated.


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Rick Jones (Part of Hulk Supporting Cast)

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Occasional adventurer
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 04
Init: 014 HP: 035

Powers:
Mental Freeze: 20, Omni-Power: 20, Teleport: 55

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Teleportation power has area effect.
  • All powers must be activated by extremely strong mental stimulation, whereafter they will be active for one hour only
  • Once his Powers have been activated his total HPs temporarily increase to 85 HPs

Skills:
Acrobatics: 04, Artist (Musician, Singer): 03, Martial Artist: 05

Advantages:
Alter Ego (Controllable; when part of Captain Mar-Vell), Buddy (The Hulk)

Connections:
Betty Ross-Banner (High), Doctor Samson (High), Gamma Base (Low), Teen Brigade (High), The Avengers (Low), Captain America (High), Captain Marvel I & III (High)

Drawbacks:
Married (Marlo), Public Identity

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Helper(s): Paul “Z” Ewande, Chris Cottingham, www.marveldirectory.com 

Source of Character: Hulk comics (Marvel Universe)

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