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Dave Speed (Terrence Hill in Superfuzz)

Dave Speed


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

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


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 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.

At first, he 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, which immediately detonated when the bullet hit. Dave looked into the red flash from the explosion for a few seconds before turning away.

After waking up under a mountain of sand, Dave rowed back to his motorcycle and 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.

After witnessing several examples of Dave’s newfound abilities, including seeing elephants about to cross the street before them, seeing and stopping a Publix robbery in progress, seeing a mobile casino, and 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.

After several hours in the hospital, Dave was completely recovered and 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 and realized that it was that color, the color of the blast that gave Dave his powers in the first place, also could neutralize them when he saw it.

At that point, Dave also realized that Tony Torpedo was transporting counterfeit money inside his fish, and pretended 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, with his inhibitions removed by Dave, and the sarge revealed Dave’s weakness to her.

When Dave took Willie to Torpedo’s boat, the Barracuda, via helicopter to search for evidence, Torpedo’s men were in the process of sinking it, and left Willie in the freezer, and 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, allowing Dave to survive the gas chamber, a hanging, a firing squad, and the electric chair. After the fourth attempt, Dave smashed through the prison wall and dove straight into the ocean to retreive Sergeant Dunlop from the Barracuda after asking a passing fish where it was, and brought him into the sky on top of a gum bubble the size of a pickup truck.

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 and 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 a 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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