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Flying Fox


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Flying Fox appeared in 1987, with the launch of Young All-Stars. This was a spin-off of All-Star Squadron, and also set in the 1940s of the DC Universe.

This entry is part of a short series using freshened-up Mayfair stats and stock DC material, back when DC Heroes RPG books were difficult to buy. As such it’s minimalist.


Background

  • Real Name: Flying Fox.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed father (deceased).
  • Base Of Operations: All-Star Squadron H.Q. (Perisphere, New York).
  • Group Affiliation: All-Star Squadron, Young All-Stars.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 128lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


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Powers and Abilities

Flying Fox’s magical cloak of fox fur enabled him to fly. His acrobatic skill aided his manoeuvrability in flight.

Flying Fox possessed various magical shamanistic abilities. Among the first spells he demonstrated were :

  • A spell of invisibility he cast over himself.
  • Magically causing fire to appear and leap from his hands without harming himself.

History

Flying Fox was the son and heir of the chief of a hidden First Nations tribe living in Northern Canada. For many years the tribe avoided contact with White folks.

During World War II the Nazis learned about the tribe. A commando ferried across the Atlantic in a U-Boat attempted to get the tribe to engage in guerrilla warfare against the Canadian government.

When the shaman refused to fight against the Canadian government, the Nazi commander had his men shoot the tribe’s chief dead.


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Going South

The chief’s son, who at that time was known by a different name than “flying fox”, was grief-stricken. But the shaman directed the youth to go to a lost cavern to obtain the cape and cowl of the magical flying fox.

The shaman permanently painted this emblem onto the chest of the chief’s son, who was renamed Flying Fox. The youth also received training in the use of his new magical powers from the shaman.

Flying Fox was sent by the shaman and the tribe to the United States to help in the war effort against Nazi Germany.

Celebrate youth

The 19-year old Flying Fox arrived in New York in April 1942. Along with other new young super-heroes, helped the All-Star Squadron defeat Axis Amerika.

On President Franklin Roosevelt’s request, Flying Fox joined six other young members of the All-Star Squadron on a cross-country tour to encourage the buying of War Bonds. These seven heroes were nicknamed the “Young All-Stars”.

His ultimate fate is unrevealed.


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Flying Fox

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Responsibility
Int: 06 Wil: 08 Min: 08 Occupation: Apprentice shaman
Inf: 07 Aur: 08 Spi: 08 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 024 HP: 040

Powers:
Chameleon (ML): 08, Comprehend languages (ML): 08, Flame project (ML): 08, Illusion (ML): 08, Invisibility (ML): 08

Bonuses and Limitations:
All Powers require that Flying Fox be able to freely make gestures (-1).

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 07, Martial artist*: 07, Medicine: 04, Military science (tracking)*: 06, Occultist*: 07, Thief (stealth)*: 07

Advantages:
Intensive training, Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:
Quontauka tribe (High), All-Star Squadron (Low), Young All-Stars (High).

Drawbacks:
Secret Identity.

Equipment:
MAGICAL CLOAK [BODY 09, Flight (ML)*: 07].

Compiled by Sébastien Andrivet (stats from World at War, history from Who’s Who).

Source of Character: Young All-Stars comics (DCU).

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