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Shooting Star (Marvel Comics)

Shooting Star

(Victoria Star)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Shooting Star is a very minor Marvel character, who primarily appeared during the 1980s. She was part of a super-team protecting the American Southwest, which never did seem to quite gel.


Background

  • Real Name: Victoria Star.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Remington (father).
  • Group Affiliation: The Rangers.
  • Base Of Operations: American Southwest.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 120lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde


Powers and Abilities

During her first appearances Shooting Star claimed to possess “stellar” powers, and left a glittery stardust trail in the wake of her flight. This was later dismissed in her later appearances as her being borne aloft by her partner Texas Twister.

For a “powered” version of Shooting Star delete her gyro-boots, and — in DC Heroes RPG terms — give her Flight and Solar Sustenance of both 07 APs.

What isn’t in dispute is that she is a superb equestrian and sharpshooter.

She is also skilled in unarmed combat. She carries two “Starshooter” pistols, firing pellets that can paralyze a man for up to half an hour.


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History

Victoria Star’s father is Remington Star a wealthy Texas oil baron. He hired scientists to build her special weapons for her rodeo sharpshooting act.

For the details of her adventuring career see Texas Twister’s history.

Initiative

More recently, after the Civil War , the Texas Rangers have become the official, registered super-team in Texas. In DC Heroes terms, all members have Credentials (Initiative, Low) and access to Extensive Headquarters as members.

The Rangers were the first line against a massive HYDRA attack targeting the POTUs’ private residence in Texas. They were defeated, but bought enough time for the rest of the Avengers to arrive.

When the Secret Invasion  started, it was revealed that Lobo, Red Wolf’s companion, was an infiltrated Skrull. They fought against him, until Shooting Star killed him.

Texas Twister and Shooting Star joined with both the Initiative and the Skrull Kill Krew in the final combat in Fort Hammond. The blonde Texan was apparently killed by lethal gas.


Description

Shooting Star is a stunning Texas beauty. She wears a red, white, and blue cowgirl outfit, with a big star on her chest.

She carries her pistols in two hip-holsters warn on her gun belt.


Personality

Shooting Star is a strong willed, brave, and fiercely loyal member of the Rangers. A proud woman, one of her greatest desires was proving to the world that the Rangers was a top-rank superhero team.


DC Universe History

As Shooting Star was pretty much a tag along of Texas Twister, see his DC history for details.


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Shooting Star

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Rodeo performer, adventurer
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 018 HP: 030

Powers:
Supposedly none, due to glitches in continuity.

Skills:
Acrobatics: 07, Animal Handling: 08, Artist (performer): 06, Charisma: 05, Martial Artist: 05, Weaponry (cowboy weapons): 08

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Rich Family.

Connections:
West Coast Avengers (Low), Rangers (High).

Drawbacks:
MIA to success, Public ID.

Equipment:

  • Starshooter Pistols [BODY 05, EV 07, R#2, Paralysis: 07, EV cannot be used in killing combat].
  • Gyro-Boots [BODY 04, R#2, Flight: 07, Limitations – Flight must have high winds present to be used, Flight adds to RV against Superbreath, or Air Control attacks].

By Jackson.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet, Capita_Senyera.

Source of Character: Marvel Universe.

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