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Daredevil 2099 (Samuel Fisk) (Marvel Comics)

Daredevil 2099

(Samuel Fisk)


Context

This is an obscure version of Marvel Comics’ Daredevil, with odd permutations.

He exists in a possible future in the year 2099. This is *not* the same continuity as the Marvel 2099 future – Marvel confusingly has two possible future timelines set in the same years.


Background

  • Real Name: Samuel Fisk.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Known Relatives: Elaine (wife), Sebastian (9-year old son), Wilson Fisk (aka the Kingpin, grandfather, deceased), Anatoly Fyskov (ancestor, deceased). It is possible that Richard Fisk (aka the Rose, Bloodrose) is his father and Vanessa Fisk his grandmother ; both are presumably deceased by the time of Daredevil 2099.
  • Group Affiliation: Head of Fisk business interests and underworld operations.
  • Base Of Operations: New York City.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Bald


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Powers and Abilities

Samuel Fisk does not seem to possess any special skill. However he has huge amounts of money and influence, especially in New York City, the traditional stronghold of the Fisk family.

Since Fisk seems to be in his late 30s and is the Kingpin’s grandson. Thus, it is possible that high-performance anagathics  have been available for some decades, as he shouldn’t be that young in that year.

Armour

Part of Fisk’s fortune and influence was used to buy a one-of-a-kind, cutting edge, extremely expensive suit of power armour. Fisk simply has to start moving for the suit to execute the move with superhuman power and accuracy. While the wearer is not particularly agile, in the suit he can accomplish tremendous feats of athleticism and acrobatics.

The armour plating can defeat gunfire and energy weapons fire.

The movements of the Daredevil 2099 suit can be rocket-assisted by thrusters, the main ones being along the forearms and the calves. With the thrusters precisely enhancing his movements or just providing a sudden acceleration, he can perform huge rocket-powered jumps, throw rocket-assisted punches and run at high speed.


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Those actions leave white smoke behind from the rocket exhaust and, in most environments, the disturbed dust.

The suit may have other, unrevealed capabilities, such as night vision or, of course, a radar.

Weapons

There are two handguns stored in compartments within the suit’s thighs. The guns are slaved to highly advanced targeting computers. Thus, while wearing the suit, Fisk practically never misses.

He also carries a replica of one of Daredevil’s billy clubs and insists on trying to use it. But the suit cannot help with the accuracy of this thrown weapon and Fisk has to use his own, mediocre, skill with it.

It’s a lion ! Get into the car !

Fisk drives specially modified car. It has a police band scanner, various computers, and communication systems.

The back of the car is occupied by robot arms. At the press of a button Fisk can recline the driver’s suit and have the robot arms gently pull him toward the back of the car and efficiently assemble the DAREDEVIL 2099 SUIT around his person. The arms likely can take away the suit and position him back on the driver’s seat if he enters from the trunk.

The back of the car also includes a panel in the roof and a launcher propelling Daredevil 2099 high in the air, over the rooftops. There his computer-assisted acrobatics and rocket-assisted speed can take over.


History

The past of Earth-2992 starts diverging when, at some point in the late XXth century or early XXIst century, the Mutant Registration Act is passed by the US government. This happens as technological means to nullify mutant abilities are discovered.

The X-Men start resisting and soon are joined by a large number of heroes and other superhumans to fight the government. The main, pitched battle takes place in front of the Baxter Building. By the end of the battle, the superhumans who had not been killed are either prisoners or deep in hiding.

At one point during the troubles, Wilson Fisk aka the Kingpin had his last fight with Daredevil. He achieved his greatest triumph by killing him.

2099

By the year 2099 peace had long been re-established. With small Sentinels almost everywhere, crime was on a steep downward trend. The lack of super-heroes, super-villains and small-time crime left, of course, the coast wide open for organised criminals with vast wealth and influence – and none more so than the Kingpin and his descendants.

Daredevil 2099 (Samuel Fisk) in armor

By 2099 the grandson of the Kingpin, Samuel Fisk, held tremendous power. However, through he ran the familial empire out of a strong sense of duty, he felt guilty and haunted by the numerous immoral and brutal orders he gave and acts he committed.

Unwilling to desert his duty as the Kingpin, Fisk started balancing things out by performing good deeds as… the new Daredevil. He felt that mimicking the uniform and motions of his grandfather’s nemesis helped atone for his life as a godfather.

Horn-headed

However, his nightly patrol combined with his heavy daily schedule started wrecking his marriage. His guilt however was too strong, and he let things slide to the point where he was barely seeing his own son. Perhaps that was because he knew the boy would one day be the next Kingpin. His wife started seeing another man in a not-entirely-discreet fashion.

Given the fairly low level of crime, Daredevil 2099’s activities seem to have mostly been to counter minor, random street action such as muggings. He used his police band scanner and superior mobility to reach crime scenes before the police could. Fisk eventually started developing a small reputation on the street, which combined with the thanks from most victims helped balance his stressed psyche.

When he discovered his wife’s unfaithfulness, he let off steam (the famous Fisk temper) by assaulting and demolishing a Sentinel in hand-to-hand combat. Soon after that, he had his men deliver him his wife’s lover, whom he personally executed in full view of his lieutenants to maintain discipline.

Thus, Sam Fisk continued to strive to uphold both the legacy of the Kingpin and the legacy of Daredevil.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Unlike both of his role-models, Samuel Fisk is not a physical, mental and spiritual giant of incredible talents and resolve. In fact, he seems to be an average guy who is not truly engaged or particularly competent by his ’job‘ as a corporate bigshot and crime lord.

He’s obviously bored and uneasy during key corporate meetings. Though his intelligence is above-average, it is not exceptional.

His guilt issues even make him a bit of a loser and ordinary schmoe, especially when it comes to his marriage. He was fighting with his wife and could see the situation hopelessly deteriorate. Yet he was trapped in his problems and did not have the skills or the willpower to properly communicate and find a smart way out of the problem.

He would just go out and be Daredevil to atone as much as he could, atone for everything… and have fun and feel physically powerful.

Samuel Fisk does have a dramatic feature, though – the Fisk temper. Like his ancestors he can, and does, suddenly become a stone-cold murderer, killing without hesitation, showing no mercy and occasionally flying into cold, deadly rages when frustrated. In those occasions, he can definitely evoke Michael Corleone … and keep the men in line, as they know they are dealing with the Kingpin.


Quotes

“I never was able to overcome that Fisk temper.”

(As Daredevil) “Nobody moves – nobody gets hurt !

(To a criminal henchman) “It’s just ’Kingpin’. No “Mister‘.”


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Samuel Fisk

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Crime lord, vigilante
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 020
Init: 011 HP: 020

Skills:
Charisma: 05, Vehicles (Land): 03, Weaponry (Firearms, Thrown): 03

Advantages:
Credentials (Fisk business interests, High), Schtick (Mystique (New York City)).

Connections:
Business scene (High, Powerful), New York High Society (Low), Street (High), Underworld (High, Powerful).

Drawbacks:
Authority Figure (as the Kingpin), Dark Secret (if somebody proves that he is the Kingpin), Dependent (his wife and son), Guilt (being the Kingpin), Serious Rage, Secret ID (being Daredevil).

Equipment:

  • Replica Billy Club [BODY 10, EV 03, Stretching: 02, Limitation: Stretching does not allow fine manipulation or defense (-3) ; Bonus : +1CS Bonus to be used in Trick Shot involving ricochets, lowering Trick Shot penalty to 1 CS ; Notes : can be thrown, has a 4 APs line].
  • DAREDEVIL 2099 SUIT [/DEX/ 08 /STR/ 12 /BODY/ 12, Jumping: 04, Running: 06, Acrobatics: 09, Weaponry (Firearms)*: 08, Schtick (Paired Firearms)].
  • SMARTGUNS (x2) [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 05, Ammo: 25, R#02, Note: Shoots bullets of solid sedative that dissolve when they hit blood – a Bashing attack against organic targets, but an EV 02 attack against anything else].

Design Notes

This character has but one appearance (and, technically, a one-panel appearance in a time-travel adventure in a somewhat obscure book), so there is by necessity a speculative character to his stats.


By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Daredevil 2099 #1. Note that Marvel has two distinct continuities in the year 2099 ; the “Marvel Knights 2099 continuity” is properly referenced as Earth-2992, the number being its Core Continuum Designation and not a chronological coordinate.

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