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Hornet

(Henry Barnet)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Villains & Vigilantes is an early (1979) pen-and-paper super-hero super-hero role playing game. We have a fairly large selection of characters from that game, with DCH stats.

They’re here in no small part due to nostalgia. But they also are interesting stock characters in that they can be easily inserted into stories, conveniently filling their niche.


Background

  • Real Name: Henry Barnet.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: The Crushers.
  • Base Of Operations: Central City.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 160lbs.
  • Eyes: Green and multifaceted Hair: Unrevealed


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Powers and Abilities

Before his accident, Henry was just your typical big thug. Now, his harness has an anti-gravity generator enabling him to fly at about 100 mph.

His gloves are capable of oscillating the air molecules around him – producing simple blasts that can shatter brick, or creating an ambient field of kinetic energy, protecting him.

Henry has received some solid training with his equipment. He usually first activates a Vibro-Field (Force Field), then flies out of hand-to-hand range, commencing to blast opponents with his VibroStings (Vibe).


History

Barnet was a small-time hood and lousy safe-cracker. While attempting to rob a grocery store he blew himself up. The resulting explosion permanently robbed him of his sight.

He was approached by an unknown secret organization who replaced his useless eyes and trained him in Supervillainy 101. The catch? Follow their orders implicitly. This eventually landed him in the Crushers ranks.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Hornet is still just a small time thug at heart. He likes easy money, and hurting people.


DC Universe History

A minor foe for starting heroes.


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Hornet

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 03 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Crusher
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 016 HP: 020

Skills:
Thief (Security Systems, Safecracking): 03

Advantages:
Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:
Crushers (Low).

Drawbacks:
Debt, SIF (Being Blinded Again), SPR (Blind w/o Cybernetic Eyes), Unluck.

Equipment:

  • CYBERNETIC BUG EYES [BODY 05, Accuracy (Perception, Physical): 07, Full Vision: 07, Creepy Appearance].
  • HORNET HARNESS [BODY 06, Flight: 07, R#2].
  • VIBROSTING GLOVES [BODY 05, Force Field: 04, Vibe: 08, Ammo: 20, Bonuses & Limitations: Force Field Can be Attacked Through and Protects User Only].

By Jackson.

Helper(s): Hart!, Villains & Vigilantes Comic Book.

Source of Character: Villains & Vigilantes.

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