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Bodycount (Savage Dragon comics)

BodyCount


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

BodyCount is an early Savage Dragon villain. He appeared in 1993 and returned a few times since.

For more context, see the Savage Dragon character profile.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Presumably single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: The Vicious Circle.
  • Base Of Operations: Chicago.
  • Height: 6’+ Weight: Unrevealed.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: Brown


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Powers and Abilities

BodyCount has cybernetic enhancements of unknown origin bonded to his body. He can mentally manipulate these cybernetics into various weapons, usually a pair of large guns, but supposedly also stabbing weapons.

The cybernetics are actual parts of his body and connected to his nervous system. Therefore, he can feel impacts on his weapons.

BodyCount’s eyes are covered with cybernetic telescopic lenses. This allows him to retain his precise marksmanship even at long range.


History

A prison breakout at Stronghold Prison sometime ago allowed a number of freaks to escape from their cells. They would usually rejoin their allies in the Vicious Circle. With the Dragon out of town, new costumed police officer Dart went into action with Star II to battle the escaping convicts.

They were overpowered and outclassed and BodyCount made his mark by gunning down Dart. The heroes were only saved when Mighty Man II made his debut and carried them to safety.


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BodyCount was soon back with the Vicious Circle. He was present when FirePower attempted to assassinate OverLord and only succeeded in getting himself killed.

It was just after that that OverLord dispatched a group of his followers to eliminate CyberFace in prison to prevent him testifying against him. BodyCount and the others were all captured by Dragon, Rapture and the Chicago PD.

The great escape

Months later, OverLord had been killed and a gang war was raging throughout Chicago for control of the Vicious Circle. CyberFace hoped to claim the position. He orchestrated a prison breakout in Stronghold in order to get more operatives.

BodyCount was the only prisoner to be killed in the escape. He was shot dead by SuperPatriot.

Savage World continuity

On the alternate Earth called the Savage World, history took different turns.

Bodycount points his gun-arms

BodyCount had been among the super villains that attempted to escape from Stronghold Penitentiary. This occurred back when Dragon was dealing with the Living Gargoyle in New York City. He managed to shoot Dart which left her open to an attack from Wreckage. This led to Mako killing his ally within the Vicious Circle and him fleeing for his life from his fellow villains, who all escaped.

There was no further sign of the cybernetic BodyCount until several years later. By then he was one of the numerous super villains apprehended by Mighty Man V. He was still among the Vicious Circle and so presumably served under CyberFace when he acted as King of the World.

BodyCount escaped along with the rest of the inmates but had his head severed from his body by his former captor.


Description

BodyCount is a reasonably athletic male with a costume that looks very high-tech. His body is fully covered by cybernetics, and, in particular, his arms are fully composed of moving mechanical parts. His face is covered by cybernetics shaped like a a mask with telescopic lenses, leaving only his mouth and Wolverine-like hair uncovered.

The sound of rapid machine gun fire will follow him when he’s on a mission.


Personality

As the name suggests, BodyCount is a casual killer. His personal body count is not known, but it can be assumed to be high. He probably joined the Vicious Circle, a league of like-minded villains, in order to further his seemingly anarchistic goals. He’s likely working as a hitman as well.

His overconfidence is exemplified by his machismo speech and aggressive manners. Like so many of his caliber he deals it much better than he can take it. He appears to have willingly exchanged parts of his body with cybernetics for weaponry seeing only the benefits in doing so.

In combat, he taunts the opponent (during the Automatic Action it takes to produce his weapons). He then carries out the attacks, often rather effectively. In his villainous raps he will tend to proudly refer to himself only as “BodyCount”. He is definitely now below attacking foes by surprise or from cover.

Like a real super villain, he will usually go for the greatest opponent first fully confident in his ability to ’take ’em out!”.


Quotes

“Enough is enough ! Don’t know why you weenies are even slowing us down. You don’t have any major powers — what’s the big deal ? BodyCount will take you out !” [Brakka Brakka Brakka Brakka]

SWAT Officer [About the reinforcements during the jailbreak] : “That’s some heavy artillery.”
BodyCount : “It ain’t heavy enough ! Suck on this !” [Brakka Brakka Brakka Brakka]

BodyCount : “BodyCount is takin’ you out !” [Klak klik klak klik]
SuperPatriot : “Not in this lifetime !” [Blam]


DC Universe History

BodyCount is the Larsenverse’s version of Deadshot. He’d be a natural in the Suicide Squad and would likely have gotten in that position after having been defeated and put in jail by a non-powered vigilante.

His cybernetics actually look Kryptonian. It would be a nice touch if he had somehow acquired Kryptonian tech (which would probably increase his Claws and Projectile Weapons by a couple of APs). Even Superman would be deeply affected by his casual killing using Kryptonian technology.


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BodyCount

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Supervillain
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 04
Init: 012 HP: 025

Powers:
Claws: 04, Projectile Weapons: 06, Telescopic Vision: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:
Projectile Weapons has no AV (-1) and is instead aimed trough the Firearms subskill.

Skills:
Weaponry: 08

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
The Vicious Circle (Low).

Drawbacks:
Secret Identity.

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen.

Source of Character: Savage Dragon comics.

Helper(s): www.brotherhoodofthefin.net (defunct).

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