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Wild Bill SHIELD security robot (Marvel Comics)

Wild Bill security robot


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

Context

A particularly weird-looking S.H.I.E.L.D. robot, drawn by Jack “the King” Kirby.

This guns-toting contraption was featured in a 1966 Nick Fury story, though it returned in a 1975 Captain America story.


Background

  • Group Affiliation: S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Base Of Operations: S.H.I.E.L.D. H.Q.
  • Height: About 2.50m Weight: Unrevealed
  • Eyes: N.A. Hair: N.A.


Powers and Abilities

“Wild Bill” is a robotic gunman. He can draw his guns and shoot them with unusual speed and accuracy for a generic robot. Presumably they’re not built-in for additional mission payload flexibility.

“Wild Bill” is particularly good at engaging multiple targets at once with copious gunfire. It is also entirely possible that the robot had special sensors and other functions.


History

“Wild Bill” was a robot from Stark Industries, built for S.H.I.E.L.D.. Apparently it was a rushed prototype intended as a defense against the villain Mentallo, since a telepath is somewhat ineffective against a robot.

As it turned out, the robot had been prematurely greenlighted. It proved defective, opening fire at random on nearby agents (including Nick Fury). It was deactivated as Fury was about to shoot it to bits.

Ironically, Mentallo (and the Fixer) attacked S.H.I.E.L.D. shortly after that failure, nearly defeating the entire organization.

The return

The robot was eventually made more controllable, but it would appear none were produced beyond the initial prototype.

When the criminal scientist Nightshade started taking control of S.H.I.E.L.D., she failed to enslave Captain America and the Falcon. She unleashed S.H.I.E.L.D. agents at them, and they in turn ordered the nearby Wild Bill robot to attack the duo.

Using teamwork and Cap’s trusty shield, the two heroes quickly hammered the robot into pieces.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

It just shoots at stuff and looks weird. But it’s good at both !


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Wild Bill

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Shooting stuff
Int: 04 Wil: 01 Min: /// Occupation: Security robot
Inf: /// Aur: /// Spi: /// Resources {or Wealth}: ////
Init: 011 HP: 005

Powers:
Self-Link (Gadgetry): 05, Skin armour: 02

Skills:
Weaponry (firearms): 04

Advantages:
Lightning Reflexes, Schtick (Fast Draw, Speed Shooting)

Drawbacks:
Distinct appearance, Minor Rage

Equipment:

  • Left Gun [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 06, Energy blast: 06, Advantage: Autofire, R#03]
  • Right Gun [BODY 04, Knockout Gas: 06, Flame project: 06, Advantage: Autofire, R#03]

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Marvel comics

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