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Shock of the Outcasts (DC Comics)

Shock

Dag Skinnard


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Dag Skinnard
  • Other Aliases: Shock, Sparky
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: The Outcasts
  • Base Of Operations: The Net, Big City
  • Height: 5’9″ Weight: 135 lbs Age: 19 years
  • Eyes: Multiple purple Hair: gray Skin: Blue


Powers and Abilities

Shock is a blue-skinned, young mutant with the ability, as his name implies, to generate electrical bolts from his body. He is also immune against any electrical shocks himself, and can even short-circuit electrical security systems by touch.

Having an extensive background as a rebel he’s adept at thievery, steetlife and the use of his mutant abilities. Shocks greatest assets are his courage and his iron will to fight the oppression.


History

Shock used to be a mutant fighting for the rebellion in the Net, Big City. Kaine Salinger showed up, just as his girlfriend Blue had been killed, and offered him a new way of fighting the oppression. Shock joined the team of the Outcasts along Salinger, Queeg and Rickenbacker.

He participated in their actions to the end, but sadly, Shock sacrified his life in order to destroy the evil computer Orcom, who had the city under tyrannical control. The surviving Outcasts were Salinger, Rickenbacker, Killer and perhaps Queeg, who’d all successfully freed the enslaved city. For more details, see the Kaine Salinger write-up.


Description

Shock is a young lad with slender and agile built. He wears the typical clothing for young rebel; boots, vest with pockets, armrings and military trousers. The skin is purple-blue in colour, his hair is gray and his eyes contain multiple purple dots on a white background. In spite of this, his appearance is not very unusual, inspiring or different, although it’s easy to remember him by his looks.


Personality

Having been oppressed and hunted all his life Shock is pretty cynic and bitter by nature. He generally dislikes humans and considers other mutants his only friends. He really hates all authorities and therefore also has some trouble working within a group. He has an impatient and spontenous nature.

Having lost everything that ever meant anything to him, he only has the fight left to live for. His main motivation is revenge and justice, in equal proportion. Eventually he, despite his young years, sacrificed his life for the Big City, which showed that his heart was in the right place all along.


Quotes

“Burnt myself a little on that grid. I’m only Shock, not Superman !”


DC Universe History

Salinger and the Outcasts fit will within the boundaries of the world of Judge Dredd. In the DC Universe they have no real position of equivalent, although, in case the Outcasts’ world is in the DC Universe’s future, they might be descendants from various well-known DC characters.

For example, Shock might somehow be a descendant of men like Black Bolt or a forefather of Lightning Lad of Winath.


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Shock

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Freedom Fighter
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 015 HP: 030

Powers:
Energy Absorption: 08, Lightning: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Energy Absorption is limited to electrical energy (-1)
  • Serious Power Burnout on Lightning (-2)

Skills:
Accuracy (Lightning): 07, Thief (Locks & Safes, Security Systems, Stealth): 04, Vehicles (Land): 04

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (The Net), Iron Nerves, Scholar (Streetwise)

Connections:
The Outcasts (High), The Net Mutant Rebellion (Low)

Drawbacks:
Distinct Appearance (Blue-skinned Mutant), SIH (Big City Authority), Mistrust

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Outcasts series by Grant and Wagner, DC Comics

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