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Slyfox (Catwoman villain) (DC Comics)

Slyfox


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • Slyfox is so generic and easy to role-play that you can plug him into whichever part of your scenario needs his ilk.

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 185 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Red (the tip of his queue is bleached white)


Powers and Abilities

Slyfox is a competent gunman, wheelman and athlete.

He can accomplish daring, sophisticated heists – as long as he works with a competent crew. As a fighter he is able to engage police, thugs and the like with a clear but not overwhelming superiority.


History

Slyfox is an underworld mercenary, bank robber and general man of action who operates on the East Coast – occasionally including Gotham. He has built a reputation with the mob, and is often considered a good hire – especially when one is looking for loud and flashy.

Slyfox seems to specialise in heists, which he conducts with his own crew of experienced, professional criminals – mostly technical types. These heists seldom are major scores, but are competently executed and have a cinematic brashness to them.

Many small furry animals

In 1996, Slyfox was hired for a big time score along with three top specialists – Catwoman (Selina Kyle), Mouse and Giz. Though he was a constant pest with his ridiculous passes at Catwoman, he performed ably as muscle and kept the opposition busy.

Slyfox shooting his pistol over a white background

This lucrative operation apparently wetted Slyfox’s appetite and he soon went for bigger scores than his usual fare, even including jobs in Gotham.

The first such heist, whilst competently executed, didn’t work out. The loot turned out to be a huge collection of rare baseball cards — far too many to be carried outside of its vault. The next operation targetted an insurance company, to steal files about high-value homes and how they were protected.

However, Slyfox and his men ran into Robin (Tim Drake) and were arrested despite their spectacular use of getaway vehicles built to dart in unused sewer tubing.

Heister skelter

In 1998, Slyfox attempted another Gotham job, hiring Echo and Query to help him recover a vault from a ruined building. The three criminals were quickly defeated Nightwing and a Batman from the very far future.

Slyfox gets out of a red sports car

In 2001, Slyfox angled to swipe loot from Catwoman, but he and his crew accidentally ran into Batgirl (Cassandra Cain). While fighting in Catwoman’s apartment, Slyfox fell into a pit trap and broke a leg.

He has not been seen since – but has been undoubtedly up to no good.


Description

Slyfox smokes from time to time, and wears too much aftershave. And yes, the tip of his 1990s tough guy queue is bleached white to evoke a fox.


Personality

Slyfox, despite his over-the-top monicker and outfit, is a competent and experienced operator. He knows how to conduct heists slightly below the level of what you might see in a movie, and can do quiet and smart when needed. However he prefers to go macho, loud and flashy — and thus acquired a reputation as a loose canon.

Slyfox punches a guard

Beyond cash and thrills, Slyfox’s big weakness is hot women. The more attractive they are, the more he behaves in a lowbrow, infuriating, slimy way. Being in Catwoman’s general vicinity made him downright unendurable.

For Slyfox, there’s no honour among thieves. He makes rational decisions and doesn’t gratuitously kill people – but if double-crossing and/or killing people is worth it and isn’t likely to have grave consequences (such as making hard to find a crew or an employer), he’ll make that call.


Quotes

“That sounds like games, Cavanaugh. I don’t like games.”

“I know what you need, slick. You need a real man.”

“This is the kind of action you like, slick ? You’re diggin’ the rough stuff, am I right ?”

“Okay Skeeter, go for the candy.”


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Slyfox

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Thrill/Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Professional criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 015 HP: 020

Skills:
Martial artist: 05, Thief (Stealth): 05, Vehicles (Land): 06, Weaponry (Firearms, Knives): 05

Advantages:
Familiarity (Parachuting ; Planning and casing heists)

Connections:
East Coast underworld (Low), Street (Low)

Drawbacks:
Secret Identity, MIA toward Action and violence, MIA toward Women whom he finds attractive

Equipment:

  • Very Flashy Sports Car [STR 04 BODY 06, Running: 07, R#02]. Usually an Italian import, and always stolen.
  • Custom Springfield high-capacity .45 pistol (x2) [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 05, Ammo: 10] and six extra magazines.
  • Sometimes one of his .45s is replaced by a Micro-Uzi [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 05, R#02, Advantage : Autofire]
  • H&K MP5 submachinegun [BODY 05, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 07, R#02, Advantage : Autofire]. This is usually kept in his car – he doesn’t normally carry it on operations.
  • Bowie knives (x2) [BODY 06, EV 03 (05 w/STR, 06 w/Martial Artist)]. These are backup weapons in the unlikely case he loses his guns – or if he has to work in silence.

Game Stats — DC Adventures RPG Print Friendly

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Slyfox — Averaged PL 5.6

STR STA AGL DEX FGT INT AWE PRE
02 02 02 03 05 01 01 01

Combat Advantages

Close attack 1, Defensive Roll 2, Ranged attack 2

Other Advantages

Contacts, Equipment 3

Skills

Athletics 3 (+5), Close combat (Unarmed) 2 (+8), Close combat (Knives) 2 (+8), Deception 1 (+2), Expertise (Heists) 8 (+9), Insight 1 (+2), Perception 3 (+1), Persuasion 1 (+2), Ranged combat (Firearms) 2 (+8), Stealth 5 (+7), Vehicles 6 (+9) (Limited 2 to common land vehicles)

Equipment

Light Pistol ● 7 points (Feature: one extra pistol)
Knife ● 3 points (Feature: one extra knife)
Occasionally uses a machine pistol instead of one of the pistols
Occasionally keeps a submachinegun in his current vehicle
Often steals a loud, high-performance sports car

Offense

Initiative +2
Unarmed +8, Close, Damage 2
Light pistol +8, Ranged, Damage 3
Knife +8, Close, Damage 3 Piercing, Critical 19-20

Defense

Dodge 8 Fortitude 6
Parry 8 Toughness 4/2*
Will 4

* Without Defensive Roll

Complications

  • Temper Slyfox enjoys action and violence
  • Identity Slyfox seems to have a civilian identity
  • You can best believe that, he’s a macho man Slyfox is easily distracted by attractive women, and behave around them like a slimy, over-the-top macho imbecile

Power levels

  • Trade-off areas Attack/Effect PL 6, Dodge/Toughness PL 6, Parry/Toughness PL 6, Fort/Will PL 5
  • Point total 74 Abilities 34, Defences 16, Skills 15, Powers 0, Devices 0, Advantages 9. Equiv. PL 5.


By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: DC Universe

Helper(s): Darci

Writeup completed on the first of August, 2010.

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