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Sidewinder of Task Force X (Suicide Squad enemy) (DC Comics)

Sidewinder

(DC Universe)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • Much of this is speculative due to limited information.
  • Despite supposedly having been killed in her Suicide Squad appearance, she returned alive and well in the second Deadshot mini-series, with no explanation as to why. The most obvious explanations are that either Kaliber faked killing her for some reason, or that her powers include Invulnerability, which let her survive her execution. I haven’t addressed it beyond mentioning the discrepancy in the History.

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Task Force X
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed
  • Height: 5’9” Weight: 140 lbs
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Dark Green


Powers and Abilities

Sidewinder is capable of transforming her legs into snake-like coils, which she can use to crush her opponents.


History

Her identity and the origin of her powers unknown, Sidewinder was first heard of as part of the Task Force X team reformed under the Cabal, a shadowy government organisation trying to control super-heroes.

The unit’s first known mission was eliminating the Cabal agent Blacksnake. Arrested after his involvement in actions against the Atom (Ray Palmer), Blacksnake had offered to make a deal, revealing what he knew about the Cabal. Task Force X infiltrated the police station where he was being held, killed Blacksnake and a number of officers, and blew the place up to cover their departure.

They were next sent to Diabloverde, where the Cabal’s new Suicide Squad had been set up to help its oppressive dictator maintain his rule. Amanda Waller had heard about their activities, so took her Suicide Squad there to deal with them. Task Force X’s mission was to eliminate Waller and the members of her Squad.

Sidewinder attacked Bronze Tiger, and seemed to be winning when Deadshot appeared and shot her. Subdued, they questioned her then left her for her teammates to find. Too badly wounded to continue the job, and too well-informed to leave alive, Pathfinder ordered Kaliber to kill her which he did.

Despite her apparent demise, she next appeared among a group of metahuman mercenaries hired to kill Deadshot, along with the other members of Task Force X. She had Deadshot in her grip, until he angled her to intercept Schrek, who accidentally bit her in the throat. She was on the floor of the warehouse when it exploded.

Whether she survived again is unclear, but since she wasn’t actually confirmed dead… And even if she had been, we can assume she’s still around.


Personality

Sidewinder seems fairly animalistic, but has apparently been conditioned to follow orders. From the quote it seems her feral nature (when in snakelike form, at least) extends to her wanting to eat her victims, which could well make her sluggish and sleepy afterwards.


Quotes

Sidewinder (having just killed a police officer): “Hungry, Pathfinder.”
Pathfinder: “Later. You know how you get when you’ve eaten.”


Marvel Universe History

Task Force X was set up by the backers of the Weapon X program, to eliminate traces of the program after its failure.


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Sidewinder

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 02 Occupation: Mercenary; former government agent
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 011 HP: 020

Powers:
Self-Link (Snare): 08

Skills:
Thief (Stealth): 06

Advantages:
None demonstrated

Connections:
Task Force X (High)

Drawbacks:
Distinct Appearance

Equipment:

  • Communications unit [BODY 02, Radio Communications (Scrambled): 08, R#: 03]
  • As a member of Task Force X he was equipped with a skyhook, a magnetic device worn as a backpack which could allow them to be extracted from the location by air support. Skyhook [BODY 04, Miscellaneous Advantage (allows the wearer to be pulled by the Magnetic Control of the Task Force X air support)]

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: DC Universe

Helper(s): Frank G. Murdock

Writeup completed on the 18th of September, 2011.

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