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Scoopshovel of the Demolition Team from the Who's Who

Scoopshovel

(Demolition Team)


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

Context

Everything is explained in the character profile for Rosie of the Demolition Team.

Which you thus should read first, amigos.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Demolition Team.
  • Base Of Operations: San Diego.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Scoopshovel is a reputed player on the US jai alai circuit. Jai alai is a sport more widely known as pelota, chiefly practised in Basque areas of Spain and France, and vaguely similar to a much older version of squash.

His “scoopshovel” weapon makes his arm stronger (in DC Heroes terms, STR) and faster (AV, Enhanced Initiative). He can use this strength to punch stuff with the front of the shovel-like attachment (Claws).

The latter is sufficient to rupture open metallic drums and the like. But against people he much prefers to use the flat of the shovel (in DC Heroes terms that uses the arm’s STR for EV).

It can also be used to pick up debris and other objects around him and hurl them at opponents in a pelota motion. Pieces of furniture such as chairs and the like are good projectiles for Scoopshovel. And a shovel-full of debris, a pile of dining plates, etc. will blast a small area like a black powder cannon’s grapeshot (Scattershot Advantage).


History

See Rosie’s entry.

The Demolition Team (DC Comics) makes its entrance

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Description

See illustration.


Personality

Scoopshovel’s first language is Spanish, and his English is closer to a loose comic book Spanglish. Like most of the others he has a temper but he’s not actively homicidal.

I got the impression that he thought that wrecking stuff and general mayhem was fun. But he’s definitely not a fan of when events start going against him and he feels in danger. In fact his confidence completely deflates under such circumstances.

Rosie introduces her Demolition Team (DC Comics)


Quotes

“The battle – she goes well, chiquita.”

“¡ Estupido ! The power of Scoopshovel can stop anything !”


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Scoopshovel

Dex: 03 Str: 03 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 011 HP: 010

Skills:
Accuracy (Jai alai): 05

Advantages:
Familiarity (US jai alai circuit), Language (Spanish).

Connections:
Demolition Team (High).

Drawbacks:
None demonstrated.

Equipment:

  • DT UNIFORM [BODY 05, Flame immunity: 01]. Rosie’s costume, or at least her gloves, seemed to have heat insulation properties (she could handle red-hot rivets without any discomfort) so I’ve liberally assumed a little bit of Flame Immunity for the uniforms of the whole gang. The standard Helmets have a BODY of 05 (though they can only protect against attacks on the top of their head) and *might* have Radio Communications.
  • SCOOPSHOVEL [BODY 05 STR 05, AV 04, Claws: 06, Enhanced Initiative: 03, Projectile weapon: 06, Bonus: Projectile weapon can have the Scattershot Advantage if desired, Limitation: Projectile Weapon needs Objects of Opportunity]. This contraption, worn over his hand, arm and shoulder was easily damaged by the Predator by cutting some hydraulic cables.

Design notes

Scoopshovel can use his specialised Acrobatics as his AV to catch and hurl projectiles he can fit in his hand (or a pelota or baseball glove, or his SCOOPSHOVEL).

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: DC Universe (Green Lantern)

Helper(s): Darci

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