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Captain Brenten | Captain Britain from the Dominion manga

Captain Brenten

(aka Captain Britain)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Dominion is a sci-fi comedy series by major mangaka Masamune Shirow. It started in 1988, and was of course followed by a number of animé  adaptations and spin-offs. Our Dominion profiles are about the earlier material.

Captain Brenten of the Tank Police (which are police, driving tanks) is a secondary character. In some localisations, his name was changed to Captain Britain. This would be confusing, and the original refers to the Bren Ten handgun, so we’ve stuck with “Brenten”.

For more context, you can first read the Leona Osaki character profile.


Background

  • Real Name: Charles Brenten.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Known Relatives: Sumaiza (Wife), Brady (Brother), Parents.
  • Group Affiliation: Newport City’s Tank Police.
  • Base Of Operations: Tank Police’s HQ, Newport City.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Black


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Powers and Abilities

Brenten is the field commander of Newport City’s Tank Police Squad. As such, he’s well trained in the use of weapons and tanks. He’s an expert in guns and ammo, and has a permanent subscription to the “How To Kill” magazine.

He also has a fine palate, enabling him to recognize many substance by taste alone. Such as tasting an unknown liquid and recognizing it’s urine by the high urea rate).


History

How he got appointed as Tank Police’s field commander is not revealed. How he stayed in place after all the wanton destruction his squad is responsible for is a mystery.

From the look of things, we can hardly say he’s efficient at his job. He deploys huge firepower, does cataclysmic collateral damage, but never manage to put his hands on Buaku’s gang. Brenten only catches petty players in his war against crime.

New girl

During his first encounter with Buaku’s gang, Leona ruined his tank by firing its main gun. The ordnance must have seriously outrated the tank’s payload has it threw the armored vehicle upside down after the first shot. Brenten held Leona responsible for the lost of his beloved tank. He lectured her for not having the fiber that makes a good Tank Police officer : the love for his tank.

From the resulting scrap, Leona built Bonaparte, to show Brenten she had the right stuff.

At first, the Captain regarded the girl and her toy tank with contempt. But he was forced to admit her efficiency several times when she saved the day and displayed stubborn resolution in her way of fighting crime.

Time and time again, Brenten had to face the wrath of the police Chief and the Mayor (who hurts Brenten’s macho feelings by virtue of being a woman). This came as throngs of citizens complaints about the Tank Police’s destructive behavior. But he’s not the paperwork type and just shot his handgun at the damn paper pile.


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Description

He is a tall, broad shouldered, big mouthed guy. He always wears sunglasses and smokes an everlasting cigar. He has a thick black mustache.

He wears the standard issue’s tank police field uniform with the set of armor vest. It includes the so important mask filtering the bacteria cloud when out of his tank.

He carries a Magnum .44 in a shoulder holster over his uniform.


Personality

He’s a very bad tempered macho, a fervent user of rough language. He is not so fond of enforcing police’s procedures and regulations, considering his squad above the law. He will never blame himself or a subordinate for breaking the law, doing massive collateral damages, using heavy firepower… as long as the result was worth the expense.

He is at war with crime. He is known to have encouraged tough interrogation sessions.

But most of all, he places the Tank Police’s honor above anything else, considering all other police divisions as minor leagues (when arriving at a scene where the regular SWAT are operating, he will stop his squad some distance away just to enjoy how they ridicule themselves). But when Tank Police’s image is in play, he will even go chasing the villains on foot if the need be.

His best pleasure in the job is the use of heavy firepower and tanks. He encourage his men to cherish their tank. He himself was very found of his beloved Tiger Special tank. The one that Leona ruined and built Bonaparte from, pissing him in the process.


Quotes

“They send us a girl ???” (falling from his chair)

“Who talks about torture, it’s INTERROGATION.”

“If this had been a serious comic, you’d have been dead as a can of tuna.”


DC Universe History

The Tank Police is a bit extreme, but you may try a variant. A special group of Russian police officers of various heritages with old Rocket Red battlesuits, who was formed after the Russian maffia started use military-grade hardware a bit too often.

They would easily use the same amount of attitude as the Tank Police does, and would be better equipped to fight supers.


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Cpt. Brenten

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation : Tank Police Field Commander
Inf: 06 Aur: 06 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth} : 005
Init: 017 HP: 055

Powers:
Analytical smell/tracking scent: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:
Analytical smell/tracking scent only applicable to taste (and thus does not allow tracking) (-2).

Skills:
Charisma (Interrogation, Intimidation)*: 06, Detective: 05, Martial Artist: 05, Weaponry (Firearms, Heavy Weapons): 05, Vehicles (Land): 06, Military Science: 06

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, High Credential (Police), Leadership, Scholar (Guns and Ammo).

Connections:
Newport City Police (High).

Drawbacks:
Serious Rage, SIA (Heavy firepower), CIH (Crime).

Equipment:

  • POLICE BODY ARMOR [/BODY/ 08, Radio coms: 06, Sealed systems: 14].
  • .44 Magnum revolver [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 05, Ammo: 06, R#2].
  • .

  • POLICE TANK [STR 08 BODY 12 Hardened, Running: 05, EV: 08, Range: 08, Bomb: 08].

By Nicolas Lemaçon.

Source of Character: Masamune Shirow’s Dominion Tank Police.

Helper(s): Dominion Tank Police RPG by Guardians of the Order, Surbrook , Sébastien Andrivet, BJM.

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