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Barrier (Justin Hammer agent) (Marvel Comics)

Barrier

(Justin Hammer agent)


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

Context

This obscure Marvel baddie was only seen once, in 1991. In the back of an Annual.

He’s nice if you need just a random, generic villain.

Especially since he’s technically a B-Team member, working for Justin Hammer. Back in the days these were one of the go-to sets for jobber  villains.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Hammer Industries.
  • Base Of Operations: USA.
  • Height: About 7’ Weight: About 550 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


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Powers and Abilities

Barrier is very big, and superhumanly strong and tough.

When he assumes an unmoving blocking stance, he becomes extremely difficult to budge or harm through impacts.


History

Barrier is a Justin Hammer flunkie. He was seen when Hammer and some of his operatives (Barrier, Blacklash and the Ringer) tried to recruit a mutant teenager, Luis Barrett. They wanted as a new operative working for Hammer and wearing the old Thunderbolt costume.

They ran into opposition from two Pantheon operatives, Ulysses and Achilles, and were defeated when Barrett turned against them.


Description

Ugly costume, eh ?


Personality

Professional thug type.


Quotes

“You just keep those swift feet of yours off the ground for a minute. We only want to talk to you.”


DC Universe History

Sure, he’s so obscure you can use him practically anywhere.


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Barrier

Dex: 04 Str: 09 Bod: 09 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 012 HP: 010

Powers:
Growth: 02, Joined: 05, Skin armour: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth is Always On and Already Factored In.
  • Loss Vulnerability — Skin Armour is only active when Joined is.
  • Skin Armour is Contingent Upon Joined.

Skills:
Charisma (Intimidation): 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Charisma (Intimidation) is Contingent Upon Growth.

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
Hammer Industries (Low).

Drawbacks:
None demonstrated.


Design Notes

Given his *very* limited appearances and the fact we have no clear idea of Achilles’s strength level in his exoskeleton at this point (it’ll get researched if he ever gets written up, but not now), most of the stats are speculative.

The depiction of power levels in this short story was also odd. Which doesn’t help.


By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Hulk v2 Annual #17.

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