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J.D. Hunt (Ultraverse Malibu comics)

J.D. Hunt


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

J.D. Hunt is a key, yet minor character in the Ultraverse — an early 1990s super-hero comics line. His company, Nuware, is the one with the tech to create ultrahumans . Which, of course, has a big impact on the world.


Background

  • Real Name: J.D. Hunt.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: Guy (son).
  • Group Affiliation: CEO of Nuware.
  • Base Of Operations: San Francisco area.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


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Powers and Abilities

Hunt has the full resources of Nuware at his disposal.

Not only is Nuware a gigantic, shady business empire, but it also has plenty of high-tech resources. And it owns the wetware technology, which can be used to create ultras.

Among the things he might throw at an opponent are :

Hunt is also highly influential and connected.


History

J.D. Hunt, like most Ultraverse shadowy, powerful figures with access to odd things, is secretly a servant of the immortal Rex Mundi.

Hunt nearly gained superhuman powers himself, though not through wetware. He was on a San Francisco tramway car that would be soon hit by a strange blue lightning, endowing the passengers with great power.

However, seconds before the empowering lighting hit, Hunt was thrown from the car by three young men. These were particularly offended by the crass, piggish way Hunt was treating his female escort.

Hunt, humiliated and knowing that these men had cost him his once-in-many-lifetimes chance at powers, swore vengeance against the passengers who had expelled him from the tramway. The core of this set became the Strangers.

The lass who was escorting him that day became one of the Strangers, under the name Electrocute. But she was a sophisticated gynoid  programmed to be a docile and faithful prostitute. Hunt would also try to recover her, since she was an important Nuware prototype. This further escalated his shadow war against the Strangers.

Hunt made other enemies. He clashed with San Francisco vigilante the Night Man. Even though the Night Man had recently saved Hunt from the dangerous cyborg Mangle.


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Corporate takeovers

Hunt later launched a massive takeover of Ultratech, an enormous high-tech firm. Things got particularly violent, including a battle in Ultratech Tower in New York City. It involved the Night Man, the Solution, Solitaire and Teknight MkII.

During the battle, a commando led by Jinn stole secret Ultratech data. This compromising data was used by Jinn’s boss Anton Lone to blackmail Hunt into giving him the secrets of wetware.

Lone thus started creating his own ultras. But he was killed by the vigilante Solitaire just after the first such subject was activated. This was fortunate for Hunt, since Lone was far more dangerous than he was.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Hunt is a sociopath. He’s a grade A jerk and arsehole, with tons of unsolved frustrations and power lust seething inside his petty brain.

He’s amazingly arrogant, and will threaten to break anyone who annoy him. Preferably by destroying their finances by suing them, but he’s been known to have persons killed by his goons for a minor offence. He often explodes in frustration.

He considers himself above all laws or morals and respects no one. Everyone is an incompetent péon in J.D. Hunt’s eyes. He’ll never admit to needing help in any endeavour.

Of course, Hunt enjoys showing off his power and money by fondling pet bimbos in public, being driven around in huge limos, being surrounded by bodyguards and dropping names. He’s the poster boy for massively overcompensating for an inferiority complex, and treats women with subtle (or not so subtle, if they’re not rich and powerful) disdain.


Quotes

“That’s not good enough, my friend ! Melvin Belli’s a personal friend of mine ! We’ll own this city when the courts get through with you ! And I’ll personally own every dime those three punks have, or ever will have !”


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JD Hunt

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Power Lust
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Businessman
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 021
Init: 010 HP: 015

Skills:
Vehicles (Land): 03, Weaponry (Firearm): 03

Advantages:
Credentials (US Military, Medium ; US Government, Medium ; Nuware Corporation, High ; San Francisco government, High), Scholar (Business).

Connections:
Business world (High), US armed forces (High), US government (High), San Francisco city government (High), High-tech companies (High), Rex Mundi (Low), Nik Apocaloff (Low).

Drawbacks:
Dependent (Guy Hunt), MIA toward Spitefulness, Overconfidence.

Equipment:
Handgun [BODY 03, Projectile weapons: 04, Ammo: 08, R#02 – a compact 9mm pistol].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Ultraverse.

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