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Dave Speed (Terrence Hill in Superfuzz)

Dave Speed

(Super-Fuzz)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Super-Fuzz (Poliziotto superpiù) was a lowbrow 1980 comedy, starring Terrence Hill. This Italian movie is about a super-powered Miami police officer.

It’s not exactly an undying masterwork of the Seventh Art. But for the many people who consume low-effort movies, it ain’t a bad choice.


Background

  • Real Name: Dave Speed.
  • Marital Status: Married (at end of movie).
  • Known Relatives: Evelyn Dunlop Speed (wife), Willie Dunlop (uncle-in-law).
  • Group Affiliation: Miami Police Department.
  • Base Of Operations: Miami FL.
  • Height: 6’0” Weight: 185lbs Age: 41.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond


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History

Fresh from the Miami Police Academy, Dave Speed had been sent by his partner, Sgt. Willy Dunlop, to a swamp village known as Creektown. They were to collect a parking fine from one Jimma Palaka. The village was totally deserted, so Dave pinned a second ticket to one of the tents. Dave was about to leave when he spotted an alligator in his canoe.

Speed was about to shoot the gator, but he tried to scare him away with the noise of the gunshot instead. Unfortunately the shot hit a rocket that was being launched that day with a payload of red plutonium.It immediately detonated when the bullet hit. Dave looked into the red flash from the explosion for a few seconds before turning away.

The rocket’s red glare

After waking up under a mountain of sand, Dave rowed back to his motorcycle. He returned to Miami to find Sergeant Dunlop demoted to Officer and directing traffic. Officer Dunlop was shocked to see Dave alive. But Dave was equally shocked to find himself telekinetically replacing a manhole cover before Willie could fall in.

Several other examples of Dave’s newfound abilities ensued, including:

  • Seeing elephants about to cross the street before them.
  • Detecting and stopping a Publix robbery in progress.
  • Spotting a mobile casino.
  • Surviving a twenty story fall.

Sergeant Dunlop tried to tell the chief. But when Dave tried to recreate the fall, he broke every bone in his body.


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Such a warm color

After several hours in the hospital, Dave was completely recovered. He went looking for a magician named Sylvius who’d witnessed both falls. Finally, after saving Sylvius from three hitmen who worked for Tony Torpedo, Dave asked Sylvius what he knew, but Sylvius had no clue.

He suggested, “A place, a person, a color, a noise…” but right then, Dave crashed into a red garage door. This is how he realized that it was that color, the color of the blast that gave Dave his powers in the first place, that could also suspend his powers.

At that point, Dave also realized that Tony Torpedo was transporting counterfeit money inside his fish. Thus, hepretended to go on the take to get to talk to Torpedo and get a confession.

Unfortunately, Sergent Dunlop was dancing with Torpedo’s partner-in-crime, Rosie LaBouche at the time. His inhibitions having been removed by Dave, the sarge revealed Dave’s weakness to her.

Free Willie

Dave took Willie to Torpedo’s boat, the Barracuda, via helicopter to search for evidence. But Torpedo’s men were in the process of sinking it. They left Willie in the freezer. When Dave returned to Headquarters, he discovered he’d been framed for killing Sergeant Dunlop.

Rosie managed to keep something red in Dave’s sight throughout the trial, but was unable to attend his attempted executions. Thus, Dave could survive the gas chamber, a hanging, a firing squad, and the electric chair.

After the fourth attempt, Dave smashed through the prison wall. He dove straight into the ocean to retreive Sergeant Dunlop from the Barracuda after asking a passing fish where it was. Speed brought Dunlop back to the surface on top of a gum bubble the size of a pickup truck.

Finale

From there Dave spotted Torpedo and LaBouche attempting to leave Miami via seaplane with hostage Evelyn Dunlop in tow. Dave managed to capture the plane. He called the a dozen squad cars to take them in, although some might have still wanted to capture Speed himself.

The bubble carried Willie to the scene, and he jumped off planning for Dave to catch him. But the two wound up going all the way through the Earth.

After calling the chief from China, Dave proposed to Evelyn, but found at the wedding that she’d dyed her hair red.


Description

Dave Speed “looks like every cop on the street” except that he seems a tad on the slender side for an American cop.

When not in uniform, he favors plaid shirts, blue jeans, and cowboy hats.


Personality

Dave is almost paranormally optimistic, befitting a freshly graduated policeman. He smiles a bit too much, especially the last few minutes before he was taken for his fourth execution attempt.

He does take his job just seriously enough to be effective, and his powers make most of the job almost like a day in an amusement park.


DC Universe History

Equally fun would likely be the experiments STAR runs on Dave from time to time. The resulting accidents would overload an accasional piece of equipment, and Dave might discover a new power once in a blue moon.


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Dave Speed

A 2707 Point Character

Dex: 04 Str: 12 Bod: 12 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Police Officer
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 014 HP: 105

Powers:
Telekinesis: 05, X-Ray Vision: 06, Illusion: 23, Superspeed: 18, Regeneration: 08, Flight: 08, Time Stop: 05, Speak With Animals: 07, Enlarge: 13, Radio Communication: 05, Force Field: 20, Hypnotism: 07

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Speak With Animals: Demonstrated only on fish.
  • Enlarge: Works only on gum bubbles.
  • Force Field: Can only protect two people, including himself.

Skills:
Detective: 04, Martial Artist: 05, Vehicles (Land Vehicles): 04, Weaponry (Firearms): 05

Advantages:
Area Knowledge: City [Miami], Confidant [Willie Dunlop], Credentials (Police, Low).

Drawbacks:
Dependent [Evelyn Dunlop], Loss Vulnerability (Sight of anything red, No Intrinsic Range, Physical Attributes, and All powers).

Equipment:

  • .38 Pistol [BODY 04, EV 04, Ammo: 06, R#03, HP Cost: 007].
  • Handcuffs [BODY 05, HP Cost: 009].

By Robert Marcum.

Source of Character: Super Fuzz (1981 movie, character played by Terence Hill).

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