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Swift of the Foreigner Death Squad (Marvel Comics) vs. Spider-Man

Swift

Foreigner death squad


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

Background

  • Real Name: Variable
  • Marital Status: Variable
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Foreigner’s Death Squad
  • Base Of Operations: Variable
  • Height: Variable Weight: Variable
  • Eyes: Variable Hair: Variable


Powers and Abilities

Remember when you were 15 and that annoying player whose PC kept being killed, and who kept bringing back the same character sheet, saying how it was the first character’s twin brother or some such ? Well, the Death Squad members are a bit like that.

When a Swift dies, the Swift set of powers and the memories of the fights he has been in are automatically saved in the Foreigner’s labs. A new volunteer is then treated to receive this data and the standard set of gear to become the new Swift, indistinguishable from the previous Swift (at least in game terms).

Swift is a skilled hand-to-hand fighter with superhuman reflexes, speed and coordination. Like other Death Squad members, he sounds pretty tough on paper – but wasn’t very impressive when pitted against Spider-Man. Lesser fighters may find him to be a more serious threat, however.


History

Swift-1 was part of the Death Squad arrayed by the Foreigner to defend one of his bases against an onslaught by Betty Brant-Leeds and Spider-Man, who were avenging the death of Ned Leeds (supposedly the Hobgoblin). Swift-1 was apparently killed in the fight, and the base then exploded.

It would seem that he uncharacteristically survived, though, since the next time Swift was seen he was referred to as Swift-1 rather than Swift-2.

Swift-1 later was among the Death Squad forces assembled by Dead Aim. Dead Aim had overthrown the Foreigner, becoming the new head of the 1400 Club, and was hunting his predecessor down. Swift-1 and his comrades failed in their attempt, in part due to Spider-Man’s interference, and theyr ended up being blown away by Dead Aim for his failure.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

None.


Quotes

“Swift-1 to control. I’ve made contact – closing in for the kill.”


DC Universe History

See Foreigner’s writeup.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Swift

Dex: 08 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Upholding the Foreigner
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 022 HP: 015

Powers:
Enhanced initiative: 05, Running: 06

Skills:
Acrobatics: 06, Martial artist: 06, Military science: 04, Vehicles (Land): 04

Advantages:
Iron Nerves

Connections:
Foreigner (Low)

Drawbacks:
Attack Vulnerability (-1CS OV/RV against the Dupe maneuver), CIA toward killing himself if his mission fails

Equipment:
COSTUME [BODY 06, Bomb (self destruct): 12, Radio coms: 08, Shade: 02]

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Spider-Man comics (Marvel comics)

Helper(s): Gareth Lewis

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