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Stone Cold Steve Austin (wrestler)

Stone Cold Steve Austin


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

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Background

  • Other Aliases: Steve Williams, “Texas Rattlesnake”, “Bionic Redneck”, “Austin 3:16”, “Stunning Steve Austin”, “Ringmaster”
  • Known Relatives: Debra (wife)
  • Group Affiliation: Alliance Council, Two-Man Power Trip
  • Base Of Operations: Champion City
  • Height: 6’2” Weight: 252 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Bald


Powers and Abilities

Stone Cold radiates an aura of cold from his body, causing any who get near him to suffer chills and eventually frostbite.

His legs and parts of his skeleton are completely robotic, granting him super-powerful kicks. He can leap long distances, but rarely does, liking the disturbing quality of his steady pace. The knees come at a cost, though, as the circuits can be damaged from any strong blow to his knees.

Stone Cold is a veteran street brawler, adept at beating down his opponents in battle.


History

Eight years ago, Steve Austin came to Federation to make his name. As Stunning Steve Austin, he instead found hardship. While rescuing a priceless artifact from grave robbers, he discovered a mystical ring which granted him cold-based powers. Renaming himself the Ringmaster, he started to build a name in the city.

WorldCorp offered Steve a large check and a life of luxury to become their corporate hero. Steve accepted, but quickly learned dirty happenings were afoot in the company. Steve discovered Vince’s connections to the crime boss called the Heartbreak Kid and the D-Generation X crime ring. Steve attempted to confront Vince, but was ambushed by HBK. The Heartbreak Kid crushed Steve’s ring, showering Steve with the energy within.

Steve recovered, now with centralized frost-powers, and vowed to never bow to authority again. Steve set out to single handedly bring down WorldCorp and D-Generation X. He succeeded in crushing HBK’s personal fortunes, and the mysterious criminal disappeared from Federation. Steve had brought Vince’s operations nearly to a halt, until Triple H’s ascendancy in D-X.

Triple H needed Stone Cold out of the way, so he convinced Rikishi to mow down Steve with a car. Steve was left broken, his body shattered.

Steve underwent experimental surgery and much of his skeletal structure was replaced by bionics. Stronger than ever, Stone Cold returned to Federation. Austin stomped his way through the dregs of society, quickly forming a love-hate relationship with the Rock, who had replaced him as Federation’s top hero. Vince McMahon won the mayoral race, and offered Austin a deal he couldn’t refuse: an equal partnership, Vince as mayor, Stone Cold and Triple H as the city’s only champions.

Austin shocked the Superstars, aligning with the new McMahon Regime. Together they ran the Rock out of the city, before Triple H was injured in battle with Chris Benoit and Jericho. This left Stone Cold as the one leader left against the invaders. Stone Cold turned on Federation, teaming with Shane McMahon and the invading Alliance. The Alliance had suddenly became a force to be reckoned with and all of reality was at stake.


Quotes

“Austin 3:16 says I just kicked your ass.”

“That’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so.”


DC Universe History

Stone Cold would probably work best in his role as an anti-hero in the DC Universe. A wandering marshal out to clean up the world as he sees fit. Think Marvel’s Nomad, only much, much cooler.


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Stone Cold

Dex: 06 Str: 10 Bod: 10 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 06 Wil: 10 Min: 07 Occupation: Special Deputy
Inf: 08 Aur: 10 Spi: 09 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 022 HP: 065

Powers:
Frostbite: 07, Jumping: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Stone Cold can add his APs of Jumping to the EV of any Trick Shot kicks (he generally uses this to stomp his opponents.)
  • Frostbite is Always On

Skills:
Charisma (interrogation): 10, Detective: 04, Martial Artist: 06, Military Science: 06, Thief: 07, Weaponry: 06

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Federation), Double Jointed, Iron Nerves, Police Credentials

Connections:
Shane and Stephanie McMahon (High), Paul Heyman (Low), Triple H (Low)

Drawbacks:
Arch-Enemy (The Rock), Dependent (Debra), Limelight, MIH of authority, Minor Psychological Instability, Serious Rage, Attack Vulnerability (Critical blows to his knee, -1CS RV)

Equipment:
Vest [BODY 07, R#5, Misc Advantage: Vest allows Stone Cold full control of Frostbite power]

By N. Ahlhelm

Helper(s): Andrew Lee, Rezcat

Source of Character: WWF and my own WWF Superstars universe

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