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Roc (Punisher enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Roc

(Punisher enemy)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

A 1992 Punisher story arc featured a collection of stock, cliché international assassins that seemed to come straight from C-list 1980s action movies. Such generic characters are of course useful, if only as a base.

There isn’t much material about these guys. But assigning cookie-cutter stats to these cookie-cutter archetypes seems reasonable, doesn’t it ?

These are ooold notes about him, based on his original appearance. The short notes about his second appearance are based on the Marvunapp article .


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Former employee of Rosalie Carbone.
  • Base Of Operations: Madrid


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Powers and Abilities

Roc is huge superhumanly strong and massive.

He does not feel pain – most punches, blades and bullets will fail to do significant damage due to his powerful muscle mass. Even a crack shot with excellent weapons like the Punisher couldn’t seem to stop him.

Roc could even survive a broken neck, staying conscious and active despite the normally fatal wound.


History

Roc is an assassin from Madrid. He was recruited by Rosalie Carbone to kill the Punisher, along with six others. Alone and in small groups, the killers attempted to take down the Punisher, but failed with terminal results.

Roc was part of the most sophisticated attempt. It was led by another hired killer, Cane, along with the mercenary called Combat. They located and interrogated Mickey Fondozzi, an informer associated with the Punisher. However Fondozzi lied and sent them into a hideout full of Tong gunmen.

The three assassins won the subsequent battle, but Fondozzi escaped due to an incredible stroke of luck. The Punisher retaliated by kidnapping Carbone.

Carbone’s men and the surviving assassins then fought each other. They were attempting to get the Punisher, rescue Carbone and earn the $5M bounty. Roc reached the Punisher first, hit him before he could shoot and pummelled him to near unconsciousness. However an ally of the Punisher, Microchip, came in shot Roc in the head, leaving him for dead.

El regreso de la venganza

Roc survived the wound. Microchip probably got very lucky when his bullet managed to knock the man-mountain out for a significant amount of time. The killer then spent the next few weeks stalking the Punisher and interfering with his missions.

He drew Castle into a rematch, toying with the much smaller vigilante, until Castle managed to strategically dislocate Roc’s knee via repeated blows. Castle then jumped on the downed giant and broke his neck… which still didn’t stop him.

Roc managed to grab Castle by the neck, and Frank only dislodged him by carrying the fight underwater and knocking the wind out of him.

Roc still kept coming after him, until Castle managed to crush his windpipe. After Roc suffocated, Castle covered him with explosives and blew his body to pieces.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Roc is a dim-witted Neanderthal who says little. He prefers to express himself through grunts instead of making the effort of finding appropriate grunts and sentences.

His second appearance reportedly had him being much more talkative and clever, for no clear reason.


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Roc

Dex: 06 Str: 06 Bod: 10 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 05 Occupation: Assassin
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 014 HP: 025

Powers:
Damage capacity (physical): 06, Growth: 01, Invulnerability*: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and already factored in.

Skills:
Charisma (intimidation): 04, Martial artist*: 06, Vehicles (land): 04

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Language (Spanish), No Vital Areas, Stabilization.

Connections:
Underworld (Low).

Drawbacks:
Creepy Appearance (huge muscular brute), MPR (will not even feel attacks that fail to cause pre-LDD RAPs).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Punisher comics (Marvel universe).

Helper(s): History for his second appearance from Marvunapp.com.

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