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Lieutenant Eileen Anderson


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Lieutenant Anderson played a significant role in Dark Horse Comics’ Comics Greatest World super-hero line, in 1993/94.

She’s simply a supporting cast character. But for some arcane and unfathomable reason she has a writeup here.


Background

  • Real Name: Eileen Marie Anderson.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Known Relatives: Major Ben Anderson (husband), Rose (daughter), Deidre (daughter).
  • Group Affiliation: US Army.
  • Base Of Operations: Cinnibar Flats.
  • Height: 5’5” Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde


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Powers and Abilities

An otherwise average US Army lieutenant, Anderson is intelligent, equitable and courageous.

She gained some sort of precognitive powers after she was plunged into the Vortex phenomenon, but too little was seen of them to model them.


History

Lt. Anderson was working as a PR officer in one of the most secret, secure military base in the United States. It was the one built over and within the alien installations near Cinnibar, Nevada. Her family was living in town.

Anderson survived the terrible attack of the alien Seekers. They were looking for the alien scientist buried deep in the Vortex phenomenon. Although most of the military on the base was slaughtered, Anderson was part of the team that witnessed the Vortex-trapped scientist, who in a sense had become the Vortex, kill the Seekers.

Sucked into the Vortex, she tried to avenge her fellow soldiers by clubbing a Seeker with another Seeker’s weapon. This allowing the Vortex to finish it off. Anderson had most survivors evacuate the base just in time, and freed the inmates in the base’s Block 13. This act of courage should have killed her as she remained behind to coordinate, but the Vortex saved her.

The alien Vortex therefore chose her as his representative with humanity over slimy Congressman DeMarco.

Stands for humanity

Anderson was caught in a storm of intrigue between the Army, the President’s men and some powerful politicians. Meanwhile the Vortex didn’t tell her much. Still, she trusted him and helped him as best as she could, thinking that was the only way to save Earth from the alien armada the Seekers had been scouting for.

Lieutenant Eileen Anderson and other Cinnibar Flats soldiers

Months later, superhuman leader Grace brought the demented Titan to Cinnibar Flats. She hoped that the Vortex was powerful enough to kill him. Anderson was present as Grace negotiated with the Vortex. But despite Titan pounding on the force field outside of the Vortex’s lab, causing serious collateral damage, the alien scientist refused to intervene.

Trying to stop the rampaging Titan, the Army futilely opened fire on the madman. He savagely slaughtered numerous soldiers in retaliation. Fearing that her husband was among the casualties, Lt. Anderson ran out of the protective force field. She was almost immediately killed by an exploding tank.

While this death did not matter to Titan, seeing his human contact die made the alien Vortex furious, with major consequences.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

A serious military woman (she often calls herself “soldier” when thinking), proud of her uniform. A good mother of two and loving wife. And according to the Vortex and many others someone with great courage, compassion and intelligence.

Anderson had a low tolerance for politicking, intrigue and posturing. While a disciplined soldier, she did not hesitate for long before starting to give sharp, ironic answers to the military and political brass that was asking stupid or completely irrelevant questions.


Quotes

“Block 13 !!! The poor bastards stuck in there will be crushed !”


DC Universe History

See Vortex writeup.


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Anderson

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Uphold good
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Army Lieutenant
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 011 HP: 010

Skills:
Charisma (Persuasion): 04, Vehicles (Land): 04, Weaponry (Firearms): 04

Notes:
Charisma is for campaigns w/rules about Unskilled Character Interaction.

Advantages:
Credentials (US Armed Forces, Low), Expertise (Public Relations), Familiarity (Military equipment and protocols), Rank (Lieutenant).

Connections:
Vortex (Low).

Drawbacks:
Dependents (Family).

Equipment:
Beretta 92 [BODY 03, Projectile weapon: 04, Ammo: 15, R#2].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Dark Horse’s CGW.

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