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Fastback of Cannibal Catch (Nomad enemy) (Marvel Comics) with her sai

Fastback

(Cannibal Catch)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Cannibal Catch and the Wanderers are two excruciatingly minor mercenary groups in the Marvel Universe. They appeared in but one Nomad/Captain America storyline.

They get short profiles because they occupy a grey space between stock, faceless thugs and “named”  characters. They’re still generic, but they get a code name, a gimmick, an individual visual and are a pip above generic elite muscle in competence.

As such they could be useful in stories where the hero(es) are closer to action heroes than to super-heroes.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Wanderers.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black


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Powers and Abilities

Fastback is an adept hand-to-hand fighter and martial artist, wielding a pair of Okinawan sai.

All members of Cannibal Catch and the Wanderers would rather have a situation turn into a brawl rather than a gunfight, presumably since they’d rather end up with a concussion than a gunshot wound into an organ they’d rather keep functional.


History

The Wanderers and Cannibal Catch are two small groups of street-level mercenaries that were seen in Florida. The Wanderers worked for Doctor Faustus, who was then attempting to become the Kingpin of Florida), and Cannibal Catch worked for the incumbent crimelord, the Slug.

The Wanderers captured the vigilante Nomad while he was drunk and delivered him to Faustus for brainwashing, then accompanied him on an assault on the Slug’s place, where they ran into Cannibal Catch. The Wanderers defeated Cannibal Catch in a brawl, but then ran into Captain America, with predictable results.

Both mercenary groups likely continue to ply their trade throughout the US, or possibly the Americas in general.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

A confident mercenary.


Quotes

Transom ! Folio ! Hardhat ! We’ve got to save the boss !”



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Fastback

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 013 HP: 010

Skills:
Martial artist: 04, Vehicles (Land): 03, Weaponry (Knives/Sais): 04

Advantages:
Schtick (Paired sais).

Connections:
Cannibal Catch (Low), Mercenary scene (Low).

Drawbacks:
None demonstrated.

Equipment:
Bladed sai (x2) [BODY 04, Enhance (EV): 01 (cap is 05), Enhance (Disarm Manoeuvre EV): 01 (cap is 06) ; Descriptors: Piercing, Blunt ; Note : OV/RV when using the Block Manoeuvre is 1 AP, Note: the OV bonus for the Shield Cover Manoeuvre is 1 AP, Limitation: Blocking bonuses can only be used against melee attacks, and the GM may rule that some weapons are too large for the sai].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Marvel comics.

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