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Al Afghani (Stormwatch Team Achilles enemy) (Wildstorm Comics)

“Al Afghani”

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • Very little is known about this character – he isn’t even named , so I made up a name.
  • ”The Afghan” is a common nickname for volunteers who fought with Afghan mudjaheedeen in the 1980s or were trained in terrorist camps in Taliban Afghanistan in the 1990s.
  • Our game stats are based on the notion he seemed to be a fire sale Midnighter.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Unknown
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Unspecified terrorist group
  • Base Of Operations: Grozny, Chechnya
  • Height: 6’0” Weight: 210lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

Al Afghani seems to have peak human physical abilities, superhuman strength and combat computers and visual implant not unlike those of the Midnighter. He can thus run a combat in his head many times to analyze it before anybody has struck a blow.

With Martial Arts (EV) and STR his blows are terribly powerful – he can decapitate a normal man by firmly holding his head and punching the body back.


Al Afghani was a part of a small terrorist cell entirely made up of SPBs (himself, the leader Hassan I-Sabbah, the twin brothers Hamat and Hamoq (see the Expensive techno-enhanced SPB agent writeup for Hamat and Hamoq), Aswad and Ash Shams) who attacked the UN building in Manhattan.

This attack had actually been aided and abetted by the criminal director of a Homeland Security agency, Ivana Baiul, who even hired the mercenary called the Steel Scarab to provide air support and monitoring for the assault. However, the assault was eventually thwarted by the UN’s brand new commando team, Team Achilles, and a superhuman cretin called Giant. During the fighting, much of the strike force was killed, except for Hassan and Aswad.

Al Afghani, in particular, engaged Jukko Hämäläinen in hand to hand combat, and was considerably surprised when a simple human proved to be his match. At one point, the superhuman Giant entered the scene by crashing through a wall. This projected sharp pieces of wood at high speed through the battlefield, injuring and killing several civilians ; al Afghani was unlucky enough to have a huge sliver, the size of a man’s arm, impale him near the throat.

This wasn’t sufficient to kill him, but Hämäläinen immediately seized the occasion and started to choke him into unconsciousness using the sliver as a lever. Al Afghani was almost out when Giant, for no clear reason, burned through the terrorist’s skull with his eyebeams, killing him on the spot.


A confident, super-macho type, a bit like a bad guy pro wrestler.


“I will never surrender. I am a living weapon, the ultimate human potential. I have fought you a thousand times already in my mind. You lost the fight before you ever faced me.”


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Al Afghani

Dex: 08 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Uphold the Cause
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Terrorist
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 030 HP: 015

Powers: Increased Initiative: 10, Mind Over Matter: 05, Regeneration: 04, Systemic antidote: 04, Telescopic Vision: 01, Thermal Vision: 02, Ultra Vision: 02, Recall: 09

Bonuses and Limitations: Recall only works for combat-related data (-2)

Skills: Acrobatics: 06, Charisma (Interrogation, Intimidation): 05, Martial Artist*: 08, Military Science: 04, Vehicles (land): 06

Advantages: Language (literary Arabic, at least one other Arabic), Lightning Reflexes

Connections: Unspecified terrorist group (Low)

Drawbacks: None

By Sébastien Andrivet

Helper(s): Roy Cowan

Source of Character: StormWatch Team Achilles

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