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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi


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

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Lexine (wife)
  • Group Affiliation: The Warriors, The Family
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’6″ Weight: 160 lbs Age: Around 30
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Rikki is one of the Family Warriors absolutely greatest fighters. He’s a real master with the katana (and other oriental weapons) and is a formidable karate expert with no equal anywhere. In fact, he’s one of the absolutely best unarmed combatants in the entire post-apocalyptic states. He’s fast, strong, tough and agile. He handles any type of weapon fairly well and is a crack-shot also.

Not only formidable physically, he’s powerful mentally also ; he’s wise, witty and perceptive. His spirit is strong and in harmony with his surrounding and he’s an excellent empathic bond with all forms of life, both human and animal. He has knowledge in herbal lore and drugs and can apply first aid if need be. Occasionally, he can sense a danger, using only subconscious senses, before anyone else.

Additionally, he’s an excellent tactician and quite often leads small groups of Warriors.


History

Rikki was born within an Asiatic bloodline within post-apocalyptic survivors known as the Family. From a very early age he studied philosophy, oriental history, religion and the martial arts. At the age of 16 he took the name Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (Rikki, in short) after a literature figures (as is the custom within the Family).

His Title within the Family became Warrior, and as such he was partially responsible for the protection of their society. Rikki’s incredible fighting prowess and good leadership ability put him in the position of leading the second of six triads of Warriors; the Beta Triad.

His team-mates within the Triad became the fierce Warrior Yama and the cooler Warrior Teucer. Triad Beta has often been put in the position of guarding the Family’s Home when Triad Alpha has been on a mission. Rikki’s tasks have also included the planning of the defence and putting together schemes for patrolling. Rikki was spending all his free time on his wife Lexine and perfecting his physical and mental skills.

At some point the leader of Triad Alpha, Blade, decided that Rikki could use more experience so that he could take over the leading position in case Triad Alpha would be killed.

A member of Triad Alpha, named Geronimo, who was now very experienced, was glad to stay home with his wife instead of going to various missions, and Rikki took his place. Rikki thus mostly went on mission with Blade and Hickok. Rikki gained very much experience from the missions. He went into action in several places. He went to Denver along with Blade and Hickok in order to kill the dictator Samuel II, who would conquer the World. He also fought along Blade and Hickok against the Leather knights in St. Louis.

When the Family received an emergency signal from Seattle, he joined Hickok, Yama and Blade; there they killed a lethal mutant named Manta and his gang, and freed his human captives. He joined Blade and Hickok to Miami to face the Dragons, who were going to destroy the Family; they all died instead. Rikki also later went to the prison city of Atlanta with Blade and Hickok, and killed the leading Nobility in order to free all humans there. Still at large, Rikki is a Warrior with many histories behind him and more to come.


Description

Rikki is a short oriental, but slender and muscularly built. He has long black hair and brown eyes and usually wears a black shirt and a specifically woven black Budo suit. At all times he also carries his dear Katana, a sub-machine gun and at least one shuriken. Occasionally, he also carries old Japanese weapons such as a kyoketsu-shogei. He moves very slenderly and appears to be cool and in total harmony within himself.


Personality

Rikki is a very humble individual in peace with his surroundings and himself. He’s a frequent Zen-practitioner, yoga-practitioner and often sits in contemplative meditation. He honors all life and is humorous and kind. He demands very much of himself, such as total expertise in swordsmanship and the martial arts, and almost lives by the rules of the old samurai. As such, his Katana is not only a weapon to him, but it also contains part of his own soul.

His perceptiveness and sensitivity makes him an able leader and he’s often able to sheer up his friends. In combat he doesn’t speak much, but acts with lightning speed instead…quick and effective. He avoids unnecessary violence, but goes full out if the threat if imminent for his and his friends’ survival. In highest probability, he would sacrifice his own life for his fellow Warriors or the Family, if it ever came to that.

In harmony with himself, the only thing that would stop him from such as sacrifice is the grief it would give his wife and his friends. In other words, he’s very brave and courageous and would, without a doubt, step in to help and protect those in need. This trait, which he shares with Yama and Hickok, and might be seen as recklessness, if often commented by Blade who jokes that they are all mad. Very often, Rikki has words of wisdom or encouragement for his fellow human, or inhuman, beings.


Quotes

“We should try to perceive the spiritual world’s true nature. Without a spiritual anchor, our lives are like dead pieces of wood that float in all directions by the currents and the wind, without direction, without goal.”


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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

Dex: 08 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 06 Wil: 06 Min: 06 Occupation: Leader of Triad Beta
Inf: 06 Aur: 05 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 024 HP: 050

Skills:
Acrobatics: 06, Animal Handling*: 05, Charisma (Persuasion)*: 05, Martial Arts: 09, Medicine (First Aid): 04, Military Science (Cartography, Camouflage): 03, Military Science (Danger Recog)*: 06, Thief (Escape Artist, Stealth): 08, Weaponry (Firearms, Melee): 06, Weaponry (Exotic, Heavy, Thrown): 04

Note:
Note that Rikki can substitute his Melee Weapons skill with the Martial Arts skill when using his various oriental weapons.

Advantages:
Intensive Training, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (Meditation, Zen), Sharp Eye

Connections:
Family Warriors (High), Family (Low)

Drawbacks:
Dependant (wife), MIA toward perfection

Equipment:

  • Beretta 93R [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 04, Ammo: 20, R#02, Note : May use a burst mode – increasing EV by 1 and eating 3 Ammo]
  • Katana [BODY 09, EV 04 (05 w/STR, 10 w/Martial Artist)]
  • Kyoketsu-shogei [BODY 07, EV 03 (5 w/STR, 10 w/Martial Artist), Stretching: 00, Limitation: Stretching has No Fine Manipulation (-1), Drawback: The weapon has Partial Attack Vulnerability (-1 CS RV) to cutting attacks, Note: The entangling/disarming moves with a KS are rather short-ranged, and the weapon is more of a way to prolong simple holds – you tend to grasp an opponent like you would using straight wrestling, but *outside* the range of the opponent’s melee weapon, and follow up with moves using the knife part, kicks, etc. once the weapon is neutralized.]
  • Shuriken (x9) [BODY 03, EV 02, Dart Bonus]

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: The Endworld Series by David Robbins

Helper(s): Philip John Mason

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