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Jaeger Weiss of Stormwatch Team Achilles (Wildstorm Comics)

Jaegger Weiss


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

J. Weiss was one of the core characters in 2002-2004 Wildstorm Comics series Stormwatch: Team Achilles. About a mostly human military team working on ways to take down superhuman opponents when necessary.

His rank is never given in the stories. The given here is just a guess.


Background

  • Real Name: Jaeger Weiss.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed parents (deceased).
  • Base Of Operations: UN building, Manhattan, New York City.
  • Height: 6’2” Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


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Powers and Abilities

Weiss is a formidable soldier from one of the world’s most proficient special anti-terrorist operations unit.

He’s a small arms and close-quarter battle (CQB) specialist. Weiss is fast, very accurate and highly disciplined and trained. He seems to be the best shot on the team with non-sniping weapons.

His tactical experience and training make him able to engage some superhumans, or multiple heavily armed personnel with confidence – and devastating results.


History

Jaeger Weiss comes from Bavaria, in Germany. He joined the Federal Border Police, presumably after some years in the military, and from there Grenzschutzgruppe 9 – Germany’s crack anti-terrorist unit.

A close-quarter combat specialist, not only did he survive an amazing five encounters with super-powered terrorists – but his opponents didn’t walk away.

Jaeger’s life, though, was marred by the tragedy of Kaizen Gamorra’s hit on Moscow. His parents happened to be in Moscow at that point, where they were killed by Gamorra’s SPBs .

A few months after Moscow, Germany agreed to send Weiss to join the UN’s new special StormWatch team, under the command of Benito Santini. Weiss has been a StormWatch : Team Achilles member since then.


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Description

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Personality

Like all Team Achilles members, Weiss has some stereotypical traits from his nationality. He is a rational, matter-of-fact, collected man with a dry sense of humor. He practically never loses his cool, he is quietly confident, and he’s extremely professional and disciplined. He follows orders without questions.

His square demeanour makes him terrible at acting, however. Not that he would even consider it.

He is often quietly amused by his team-mates idiosyncrasies, and never hesitates to gently and dryly mock them. He also excels with scathing verbal slams on his opponents, made even more biting by his accent.

Other traits

Weiss fears injuries to his face – hence that mask of his. When he was very lightly wounded in the face, he was somewhat distraught. It is not clear why. He never indicated that he considered himself particularly handsome. It might be a mild phobia, or a promise to his mother, or the result of a previous incident. Who knows.

Jaegger Weiss is also uncomfortable with superhumans. He apparently loved his parents very much, and their death at the hands of Gamorra’s SPBs hordes in Moscow filled him with anger. Except for one incident, he doesn’t appear to distrust his superhuman team-mates in the least. But he is obviously concerned with the rising number of supers in Team Achilles.

Weiss is on friendly terms with Hämäläinen, and they often operate together. Weiss’ resentment of superhumans can override his friendship, though. The one time he lost his cool was to order Hämäläinen to get away from him after the Finn used his power to brutally bring down another SPB.


Quotes

(Meeting Jukko for the first time) “You think you’re ugly ? No. This furniture, now this is ugly. Did you make it all by yourself or did the local beavers also help ?”

“Bravo team two to Charlie team one and two. Dhul Fiqar is terminated.”

(Having singlehandedly shot down half-a-dozen heavily armed bodyguards in a brutal firefight) “You were correct about the hired help, sir. They were all SPBs. Techno-enhanced, mostly.”

Weiss : “You Americans are all insane.”
Santini : “Damn right.”

Superhuman soldier : “More humans ? And here I was, hoping for the Midnighter or Jack Hawksmoor.”
Weiss : “They were too busy pleasuring your mother. I would have been there also, but I can’t abide sloppy seconds.” (headshots his target)

In an amused tone, looking at Jukko kill a superhuman opponent in hand-to-hand combat : “Why do you always play with them ?”


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Oberleutnant Jaeger Weiss

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Soldier
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Elite soldier
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 018 HP: 030

Skills:
Acrobatics (climbing): 05, Martial artist: 05, Military science: 05, Thief (stealth): 04, Vehicles (land): 05, Weaponry (firearms): 07, Weaponry (heavy): 06

Advantages:
Credentials (UN, Medium), Iron Nerves, Language (German), Lightning Reflexes, Rank (Lieutenant), Expertise (military and CQB tactics).

Note:
StormWatch personnel are placed outside their normal chain of command. While on StormWatch duty their Rank Advantage becomes a 0-pts flavour advantage. Rank more or less applies *within* Team Achilles rank, but this is quite looser than in most military units.

Connections:
StormWatch : Team Achilles (High), Grenzschutzgruppe 9 (Low).

Drawbacks:
None demonstrated.

Equipment:

  • Heckler & Koch G36C compact assault carbine w/badass ammunition [BODY 03, Projectile weapons: 07, Range: 05, Ammo: 08, Rec. STR: 03, Limitations : Projectile weapons has No Range – use the listed Range instead ; Advantage : Autofire], four extra clips. What is drawn is closer to an H&K CAW, but that makes little sense.
  • H&K USP Expert 9mm [BODY 03, Projectile weapons: 04, Ammo: 18], two extra clips.
  • BODY ARMOUR [BODY 07, Skin armor: 02, Limitations : Skin armour only vs. bullets and blades].
  • CUSTOMISED BALLISTIC MASK [BODY 03, Enhance (RV against Critical, Devastation and doubles): 02 (cap is 08), Enhance (Facial attacks RV): 03 (cap is 08), Enhance (Unarmed RV): 01 (cap is 05), Flame immunity: 01, Drawbacks: Visual Perception rolls have a +1CS to their OV/RV, MPR (hinders breathing and communication)].
  • Combat knife [BODY 06, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing].
  • StormWatch fetish [BODY 10, Radio communications: 12].
  • When appropriate, NIGHT VISION GOGGLES [BODY 03, Ultra-vision: 04, Limitations : Ultra-vision only vs. darkness (-1)] and/or GAS MASK [BODY 02, Enhance (RV vs. particulates, vapors and gasses): 05 (cap is 11), R#02.]. If Weiss only uses goggles, he will mount them over his usual white mask.
  • Offensive grenade (x2) [BODY 01, EV 07 (Area of Effect 1 AP), R#03, Grenade drawback].
  • The Sex Pistol. This Tefibi-made pistol was used by Jaeger during the kidnapping of Senator Terns. Although Jaeger started by mocking Tefibi’s excitation when detailing the pistol’s specs (hence the name), he was quite convinced by it.
    The Sex Pistol actually shoots .30-06 rifle ammunition, but is equipped with a super-suppressor and recoil compensator, making it as easy to handle as a .45. The bullets are partitioned, ensuring optimal penetration and tissue damage.
    [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 07, Range: 05, Ammo: 08, Limitations : Projectile weapons has No Range – use the listed Range instead].
    Tefibi also prepped an extra clip with hyper-efficient incendiary round, allowing the gun to act like a five-second flamethrower burst [BODY 02, Flame project: 07, Range: 03, Ammo: 08, Limitations : Ammunition load for the Sex Pistol, Flame project has No Range – use the listed Range instead].
  • Neutralization rifle [BODY 03, Neutralize: 20, Range: 03, Ammo: 02, Limitation : Neutralize has No Range – use the listed Range instead.
    • Limitation : Neutralize only works on Powers which are derived from the Character acting as a battery for energies – such as Apollo being a solar energy battery. Usually, such characters have all their Powers linked to the “main” Power, allowing the Neutralization rifle to efficiently take down such characters.
    • Limitation : The rifle can only work if the ammunition is calibrated to the targeted superhuman to an exacting standard – extensive tests and data must exist as to the energy type].

    This rifle was used once to bring down Apollo during a hostile encounter with the Authority. What made it possible was Team Achilles having complete files on Apollo’s abilities dating from Bendix’s days.

By Herr Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: StormWatch : Team Achilles comic books.

Helper(s): Roy Cowan.

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