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Whizzer of the Squadron Supreme (Marvel Comics)

Whizzer

(Stanley Stewart)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

The Whizzer is a member of the Squadron Supreme – clear equivalents of famous DC Comics characters in the Marvel Universe. These characters have been used in a number of roles, and in a landmark maxi-series about the role of super-heroes in the world.

As a speedster , Whizzer is very much the equivalent of the Flash.


Background

  • Real Name: Stanley Stewart
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Madeline (wife), Tina (daughter)
  • Group Affiliation: The Squadron Supreme
  • Base Of Operations: Mechanopolis, Squadron City, The States
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 180 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: White-blond


History

History ? A heavy lot ! In some other write-up perhaps, even though most Marvel fans should know all about the Squadron Supreme, their Earth and the Utopia-program. And perhaps even about their exile on the ordinary Marvel-Earth in the Quasar comics and their appearance in the Avengers ?

In short : the Squadron Supreme were the Earth’s champions for good, but were used against it under the control of the alien Overmind. After the defeat of the Overmind the world lay in ruins with severe problems.

The Squadron initiated a program called the Utopia program in which they wrested total control of the American government. At first Stanley was forced to remain away from his family, but eventually the entire family moved in into the newly formed Squadron City.

The plan was to fix every problem in America and later in the world, problems such as hunger, economy, crime, war, jobs, environment and disease. Under a fascistic line they succeeded, but in the end they were opposed by several superhumans and many were killed in the battle that followed.

Later on while saving the Universe from the so called Expanding Man they were all exiled from their Earth, generally called Earth-S to the ordinary Marvel-Earth by their world’s Wizard Supreme. On Marvel-Earth they have made themselves at home at Project Pegasus and occasionally fight crime.


Description

Whizzer appears to be a slenderly built muscular man in a skintight bodysuit. His costume nowadays is completely black covering everything except his lower facial parts. On the chest, back, forehead, backhead, thighs, arms and shoulders there are stylised W-letters in yellow. He also wears yellow goggles protecting his eyes.

All yellow colors resemble lightning when he moves around really fast.


Personality

Originally Stanley was a compassionate, careful and joyful family man. The family was the most important thing in his life and he would be with them during any free time. His work with the Squadron was also extremely important. Stanley is a follower and works well in a group.

Since arriving at the ordinary Marvel-Earth he has hardened a lot. At first he whined about them all having to go back again, but has since accepted his position in his exiled Earth.

He now lives together with his Squadron members at Project : Pegasus still trying to figure out a way to get back to their home dimension again. He has always been impulsive and is now even more so, almost to the extreme.

In combat he tends to figure out good offensive plans, but unfortunately neglects to look after his own defense ; usually he runs around making attacks and dodges, but never looks behind himself.


Quotes

Hyperion: “Zarda might not approve.”
Whizzer: “She wants to spank me, she has to catch me first.”
Hyperion: “Maybe she couldn’t. But I could… if she asked me nicely.”
Whizzer: “Only if you cheat by flying. On foot, you come in third, after my dust.”


DC Universe History

Either use the entire Squadron Supreme or the old JLA of which it is a copy. The Squadron Supreme are world leaders and do not fit very well in the DCU. The Whizzer is of course a copy of the Flash. Optionally they could of course be used as the premier super team of another dimension or as they are in a campaign set on Earth-S.

Of course, post-Crisis they could substitute for the Crime Syndicate of America; whether or not they’re evil, the Squadron origins give alternatives to their being other-dimensional counterparts, since the post-Crisis universe disallowed that at the start.

The Whizzer, for example, could be the new Johnny Quick (of the Crime Syndicate, Sinister Syndicate, Squadron Sinister, etc.), having changed his name after the heroic Johnny Quick died during “Terminal Velocity”. He wanted to get away from the whizzing jokes, you see… Jesse Quick is not too happy about him, after all.

In the DC universe, the Whizzer would be tied into the Speed Force.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Whizzer (Post Utopia program)

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Ex-postman, Squadron member
Inf: 04 Aur: 05 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 4/25 (In Squadron)
Init: 028 HP: 075

Powers:
Air-walking: 05, Superspeed: 11, Dispersal: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • While using Superspeed his endurance is as if he had a Body of 7.
  • For each minute spent using his powers, Whizzer must spend an equal time resting in a hypo-metabolic trance. If prevented from this his powers are subject to a loss vulnerability after one day without rest
  • While using full Superspeed, Whizzer cannot communicate by speech
  • Air-walking can only be used in conjunction with Superspeed
  • Dispersal can only be used in conjunction with Superspeed.

Skills:
Acrobatics: 05, Vehicles: 04

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (United States of America), Expansive Headquarters (Satellite, Squadron City), Free Access (Squadron Card), Lightning Reflexes, Security Clearance (High)

Connections:
Project Pegasus (High), Quasar (Low), Squadron Supreme (High), US Government (Low)

Drawbacks:
Forced Exile (Earth-S), Married, Secret Identity (previously Public), Serious Rage (formerly only if family is threatened)


Game Stats — DC Adventures RPG Print Friendly

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Whizzer — Averaged PL 9.2

STR STA AGL DEX FGT INT AWE PRE
02 02 04 02 05 02 01 01

Powers

Superspeed ● 61 points
– Quick Reactions — Enhanced Dodge 4, Enhanced Parry 4, Enhanced Advantage (Close Attack 7, Improved Initiative 4)
– Marathon Runner — Enhanced Advantage (Great Endurance)
– Momentum — Enhanced Advantage (Power Attack)
– Molecular Permeation — Insubstantial 4
– Sped Up Time — Quickness 9, Quirk (rate of speech is increased in speed to the higher of the ranks of Quickness or a movement power in use)
– Really Whizzing — Array

  • Speed 9; Movement 2 (Wall-Crawling, Water-Walking), Limited (only while running)
  • Flight 9, Quirk 7 (limited altitude, ranks of speed per turn -6)

Combat Advantages

Agile Feint, All-Out Attack, Defensive Roll 2, Evasion, Great Endurance, Improved Defense, Improved Initiative, Improved Initiative 4, Move-By Action, Power Attack, Takedown 2

Other Advantages

Benefit (vast resources, as Squadron member), Connected

Skills

Acrobatics 6 (+8), Athletics 6 (+8), Close Combat: Unarmed 6 (+18), Deception 1 (+2), Insight 3 (+4), Perception 4 (+5), Persuasion 2 (+3), Vehicles 4 (+6

Offense

Initiative +24
Unarmed +18, Close, Damage 2

Defense

Dodge 15 Fortitude 6
Parry 15 Toughness 4/2*
Will 6

* Without Defensive Roll

Complications

  • Upholding the Good Stanley is ready to stand alongside others and uphold what’s right.
  • Forced Exile Most recently, stranded back on mainstream Earth.
  • Married Stanley is a devoted family man.
  • Secret Identity Once a public figure on his own Earth, now again a disguised hero.
  • Short Fuse In his zeal to protect and avenge, Stanley’s anger can lead to reckless acts.
  • Power Loss For each minute spent using his powers, Whizzer must spend an equal time resting in a hypo-metabolic trance. If prevented from this, he loses the use of his powers after one day without rest.

Power levels

  • Trade-off areas Attack & Effect PL 10, Dodge/Toughness PL 10, Parry/Toughness PL 10, Fort & Will PL 6
  • Point total 149 Abilities 38, Defences 22, Skills 16, Powers 61, Devices 0, Advantages 12. Equiv. PL 10.


By Peter S Piispanen

Source of Character: Squadron Supreme comics, Marvel Universe

Helper(s): Christopher Cottingham. DCA stats by Pawsplay.

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