Powers and Abilities
Death Adder has had extensive surgical and biological engineering modifications. He had artificial gills in his throat, special membranes over his eyes, reinforced bones and muscles, and a four-foot long artificial tail.
His costume had lightweight armor, titanium talons with snake venom reservoirs and a silicon coating to facilitate swimming.
Roland Burrough was recruited by the Special Operations branch of Roxxon Oil to become a special agent. As a result he was bio-engineered to acquire various enhancements. He saw action along with the second Serpent Squad, including the mission to recover the dread Serpent Crown.
This mission was successful. But after it most of the Squad left Roxxon to become mercs. A few weeks later, Death Adder was contacted by the former leader of the Serpent Squad, Sidewinder, who asked him to join his Serpent Society.
Death Adder was among the best agents for the Serpent Society, but was assassinated by a Scourge.
Death Adder’s costume is of a dark blue-green, with dull purple trunks, chest and gloves. His mask, backsail and tail are encased in light green armor ; the armor on his tail has spikes on it. His gloves’ fingers are long and sharp, and can pneumatically extend to 15”.
Death Adder was a silent, lethal killer. He was mute and never took off his mask, making him mysterious and spooky even to his colleagues. He was a competent agent and well-respected by his teammates, who went to great lengths to recover his body and avenge him.
DC Universe History
The Serpent Society could be imported wholesale in the DCU, where it could gain some new members such as the dread Copperhead. The takeover would not have been conducted by the Viper but by Kobra, and the Society would thus now double as operatives for him.
Death Adder’s death was not very convincing and could easily be ignored. He was shot while on his way to a negotiation on the behalf of the Serpent Society, and sending a mute man to negotiate is a… strange move.
Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly
|Dex: 06||Str: 06||Bod: 07||Motivation: Mercenary|
|Int: 05||Wil: 05||Min: 04||Occupation: Mercenary|
|Inf: 04||Aur: 04||Spi: 04||Resources: 04|
|Init: 017||HP: 035|
Extra limb (tail): 09, Swimming: 04, Ultra-vision: 04, Water freedom: 07
Detective: 04, Vehicles (Air, Land, Water): 04
Serpent Society (High).
SPR (mute), Secret ID, Strange Appearance (he was never out of costume).
BODY ARMOR [/BODY/ 08, Claws: 11, Poison touch: 12, Misc : +2 FC against grappling and snaring attempts, Limitations : this armor is specifically tailored for Death Adder (0 pts)].
Helper(s): The teeming millions who spotted the cut and paste mistake with the 125 HPs 🙂
Source of Character: Marvel Universe.