5932 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies

Bloodtype (Aztek enemy) (DC Comics)

Bloodtype


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

Context

This generic, disposable super-hero seemed intended as a parody of early 1990s “Iron age” comic book anti-heroes.

For context, particularly about the town of Vanity, we suggest that you first read the character profile for Aztek the Ultimate Man.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Known Relatives: Liberty Lass (aka Death Doll, estranged wife).
  • Group Affiliation: Former partner of Liberty Lass.
  • Base Of Operations: Vanity.
  • Height: 6’10” Weight: 265 lbs.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Unrevealed


Advertisement


Powers and Abilities

Bloodtype is a huge and extremely strong man with remarkable combat abilities. He likely has superhuman strength, which seemed to be his main asset as Mister America II.

This allows him to wear an armoured costume with machineguns and flame throwers in the bracers, and a heavy helmet bristling with electronics.


History

Bloodtype was formerly the hero known as Mister America II, apparently a superstrong patriotic type. While he was married to his crime-fighting partner, Liberty Lass, they did not know each other’s secret identity. The press just loved this.

Mister America and Liberty Lass eventually moved to the city of Vanity, in Oregon. In this desperate city, the two strong and positive heroes gave a little hope to the population for a while.

But such a situation cannot last for long in Vanity. What happened is unspecified, as people tend to just refer to it as “the accident”. Both Mister America and Liberty Lass apparently suffered considerable physical and psychological damage.

Liberty Lass had to be surgically reconstructed by the CIA using artificial plastic skin. She eventually became Death Doll, a jackal for the Agency.


Advertisement


What’s your blood type, punk ?

Mister America, apparently estranged from Death Doll, eventually became Bloodtype, the main vigilante of Vanity.

He had become a brutal gunman who did not care about collateral damage and routinely slaughtered criminals. In dysfunctional Vanity, this is what kept the mobs in check. Bloodtype’s actions terrified minor super-criminals.

In 1996, has-been costumed criminal the Piper was forced out of retirement when his daughter was kidnapped. Bloodtype confronted him in the bank he was robbing. The thoroughly out-of-shape and demoralized Piper was slaughtered. But that was not the crux of the plan.

One of Piper’s strange pipe-homonculi had been replaced by one loaded with potent explosive. While Bloodtype was fighting with the new hero Aztec, who disapproved of his methods, the bomb went off near a ruptured gas main.

Bloodtype lost much of his right leg in the carnage. He died within minutes of reaching the hospital.

Aftermaths

As expected, this triggered a crime explosion in the city. The threat of Bloodtype was gone and numerous criminals saw their big chance, which contributed to overwhelming the police. The gang bosses carefully monitored the situation, making sure they stayed on top and remained on top of the heat they had created and prepared for.

Minor Vanity supercriminals, many of them previously wounded by Bloodtype, came to his funeral. While most made a big show of this being honour and respect among criminals, they actually wanted to make sure he was dead, since they were so afraid of him.

Blaming Aztek, the damaged and distraught Death Doll tried to avenge him. But she was betrayed by a henchman and seemingly accidentally killed in the attempt. This marked the bloody end for what had been a loving couple of positive, courageous super-heroes wrecked by Vanity.


Description

As Mister America II, he dressed like a gentleman from the Revolutionary era.

Bloodtype wears some form of bandages around the top of his helmet, which may hint at the major physical damage suffered during “the accident”.


Personality

Your typical 1990s gun-toting vigilante. He’s devoid of hesitation or pity and motivated more by his hatred of criminals than by any sort of care toward innocents.

He is known to torture some of his opponents, likely to pry information out of them, and seems to run on anger and brutality.


Quotes

“I don’t know what sorry bargain basement you and your jerks ’r’ us pals crept out from. But playtime’s over !”

Piper: “God help me, I’m a human being !”
Bloodtype: “Wrong. You’re a pig. You’re criminal scum. And there’s a question I always ask criminal scum like you…” [lowers his weapon] “What’s your blood type ? Scum.”

“Oh yeah, I might graze my knuckles on your face. Stop trying to play with the big kids, sonny !”

“Do me a favor and die.”


Sharing



Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

Tell me more about the game stats

Bloodtype

Dex: 06 Str: 09 Bod: 06 Motivation: Psycho
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Vigilante
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 018 HP: 025

Powers:
Growth: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and Already Factored In.

Skills:
Charisma (interrogation, intimidation): 05, Martial artist: 07, Military science (camouflage, cartography, demolition): 04, Vehicles (land): 05, Weaponry (infantry weapons): 05, Weaponry (Bloodtype weapon systems): 06

Advantages:
Iron Nerves.

Connections:
Street (Low).

Drawbacks:
Serious Rage, SIH of criminals.

Equipment:

  • BLOODTYPE SUIT [BODY 06, Directional hearing: 03, Flame project: 07, Projectile weapon: 07, Radio communications: 06, Shade: 03, Skin armour: 02, Telescopic vision: 02, Thermal vision: 05, Ultra-vision: 05, Bonus: Projectile Weapon and Flame Project both have Autofire, Limitations: Flame project has a Range of but 02, Skin armour only vs. blades and bullets].
  • SHORT-RANGE MICRO-MISSILES (x6) [BODY 02, EV 09, Range: 05, R#03, Grenade drawback, Dart Bonus]. Those are also fired from the bracers.
  • SHOULDER-MOUNTED ROCKET LAUNCHER [BODY 04, EV 11, Range: 05, Ammo: 01, R#02]. Bloodtype brings the tube behind his shoulder over and down, and then fires the powerful rocket.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Aztec #1 (DC Universe).

Helper(s): Roy Cowan, Gareth Lewis.

Writeups.org is a non-commercial, community site

We chat and work at the DC Heroes Yahoo! group .