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Action Girl

Action Girl

(Erica)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Action Girl was anthology comic book during the 1990s. The stories were usually about Action Girl’s adventures, but the all-women writers, artists, etc. were guest contributors.

Action Girl came from the punk-ish, feminist, grrl zine scene of the early 1990s.


Background

  • Real Name: Erica.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Partner of Flying Girl and Ultra Girl.
  • Base Of Operations: Hayley High.
  • Height: 5’4” Weight: 100 lbs. Age: Teen
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde


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Powers and Abilities

Though she has no super powers, Action Girl is nonetheless an effective crime fighter. She’s best known for her impressive gymnastics skills, and does a lot of jumping, tumbling, etc. in combat. She’s also a decent hand-to-hand fighter.

But Erica’s greatest asset is her ability to think quickly and creatively under pressure. She often finds clever ways to incapacitate a more powerful foe, as when she escaped a pounding from “The Specialist” by handcuffing her to a ladder.


History

Action Girl’s exploits have made her something of a celebrity in her home town, and inspired other young women to follow her example.

Many of the crimes Action Girl takes on are small-scale (vandalism, etc.). But she has also fought genuine super villains like The Terror Jocks and The Go-Girl Gang.


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Description

Erica is a pretty teenage girl with short blonde hair and multiple piercings in both ears.

Her official Action Girl uniform consists of a brick red jacket with a button-down flap (à la Captain Marvel) and an “AG” logo on the chest, a knee-length forest green skirt, matching headband, and lace-up leather boots.

She often wears tights of various colors, and occasionally sports a pair of goggles.


Personality

Action Girl is a particularly upbeat and outgoing person, always trying to keep a positive outlook in all situations. She’s very conscious of her position as a role model and mentor to other girls, and will offer advice on everything from self-defense to fashion at the drop of a hat.

Erica takes her crime fighting seriously, but she does have a wry sense of humor that sometimes slips out during a fight.


Quotes

“People who kill people don’t deserve my respect.”


DC Universe History

Action Girl lives in an unnamed coastal town… probably on the West Coast, judging by the beaches and hot weather. So slip her into Titans West… she’d be at least as useful as Flamebird, and run rings around Golden Eagle ! 😉


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Action Girl

Dex: 05 Str: 01 Bod: 04 Motivation: Upholding The Good
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: High School Student
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 015 HP: 060

Skills:
Acrobatics: 07, Martial Artist*: 05, Medicine (First Aid)*: 04

Advantages:
Area Knowledge: City, Gift of Gab, Leadership, Popularity.

Connections:
Hayley High School (Low).

Drawbacks:
Age (Young), SIA (Giving lectures), Public Identity.

Equipment:
4 AP AC Omni-Gadget (x3) (Generally mundane-but-useful items like Band-Aids or binoculars).

By J. Kevin Carrier.

Helper(s): Sean McDonald, Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Action Girl Comics.

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