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Blue Collar Man

(Alexander Benchik)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

We have a small cluster of original character profiles themed after pop/rock songs — it’s the Homemade >> Rockworld category in the breadcrumbs. These were little creative exercises, many years back.

Among this lot there’s a collection of characters based on Styx  songs, such as Blue Collar Man.


Background

  • Real Name: Alexander Benchik.
  • Other Aliases: Glen Burtnik.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Lords of the Ring.
  • Base Of Operations: New Chicago, Illinois.
  • Height: 6’11” Weight: 412 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown (dyed Purple)


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Powers and Abilities

Blue Collar Man is a rugged fellow. He has typical brick  powers backed up by atypical mentalist powers. He can communicate, control, destroy, and instantly study machines, especially computers. He can pilot any vehicle, use any hi-tech device, and speak most languages.

He is also trained in combat, and a classically trained musician. He is one of the few members of the Lords of the Ring who had a musical education before Kilroy found them.


History

Alexander was born to a middle class family. His father saw to it that the large, physically capable youth knew the value of a hard day’s work. His mother made sure he was well-read and learned some of the finer things in life.

His superhuman powers developed sometime after his 15th birthday.

He delighted in the communication with machines. Having always been bigger than the other kids and having to practice violin and piano as a child had made him somewhat lonely. On the Internet he could meet people from all over the world.

He worked for a construction company in New Chicago, his strength making him something of a local legend. Kilroy found him performing in a bar.

They struck up a friendship and he became the first recruit into the Lords of the Ring. BCM was instrumental in recruiting the others.


Personality

Glen is a technophile, he loves computers and machines. He aids Kilroy and Renegade in repairing and maintaining the vehicles and weapons that the Lords use. He tends to get along better with computers than with people.

He has developed a top-flight recording studio and knows how to play nearly every instrument made.

He, like the others, finds great release in performing live. He becomes something of a wild man when performing or in combat, running, dancing, making jokes (many that only he understands), and generally having a ball. He is also an Internet junkie.


Description

The Blue Collar Man is a tall, broad shouldered man with an impressive physique. He wears his hair short and spiky but always colors it. Currently he is enamored with purple. He wears a reinforced jumpsuit that is gunmetal gray.

His accessories (belts, gloves, boots, pouches, etc.) are black and he wears reflective silver goggles. He has the symbol of Omega on his heart in gold.


DC Universe History

Well, it would have to be an Elseworlds  story. It might be possible to put them in the 30th century with the Legion but Rockworld’s history and governments are much more bleak and oppressive.


Quotes

“Dammit Renegade ! I AM cool !”


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Blue Collar Man

Dex: 04 Str: 15 Bod: 13 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 07 Wil: 06 Min: 07 Occupation: Showman, Adventurer
Inf: 05 Aur: 06 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 017
Init: 018 HP: 070

Powers:
Bomb: 12, Comprehend Languages: 09, Control: 08, Detect (Computers): 11, Interface: 17, Mind Blast: 07, Mind Probe: 10, Neutralize: 08, Recall: 10, Skin Armor: 03, Telepathy: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Bomb only works on electrical equipment.
  • Control, Mind Blast, Mind Probe, and Telepathy can effect artificial intelligence/computers.
  • Neutralize only works against gadgets (Technology based Gadgets).

Skills:
Artist (Musician, Writer (songs)): 10, Martial Artist: 06, Gadgetry: 09, Vehicles: 06, Weaponry: 07

Advantages:
Scholar (Computers), Luck.

Connections:
Hackers Underground (Low).

Drawbacks:
Enemy (Mr. Roboto), Enemy (Colonel Hyde), Secret ID, MIA toward Computers.

By Chad Riley.

Source of Character: Styx and my own imagination.

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