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Kam (Butcher enemy) (DC Comics) in a white suit

Kam


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Superhuman bodyguard and agent Kam appeared in 1990.

He featured in the obscure Butcher limited series by Mike Baron for DC Comics. I don’t think he’s been seen since.


Background

  • Real Name: Kam (first name unrevealed).
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Employee of Namdorph Corporation.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’5” Weight: 238 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


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Powers and Abilities

Kam is a very large and muscular man. Furthermore, he’s a master of tang soo do  and other unspecified martial arts, include paired sticks fighting.

He was proficient enough to beat Tsunami in a knife fight, though at that point Tsunami was wounded and losing blood. He also proved very dangerous against another expert, John Butcher.

Kam is an experienced intelligence field agent. He seems to be a specialist in security, assassination and combat.

Kam is unusually large and powerful. He has enhanced human durability and recuperative power, and might have some small degree of superhuman strength.


History

Kam is a former agent of the South Korean Central Intelligence Agency . He left for the private sector and became a security officer for Namdorph Corporation. He also became the personal hand-to-hand combat trainer of Namdorph’s CEO, a highly dangerous Crow Indian going by Randall Corvus.

As such, he clashed several times with John Butcher, Tsunami and Green Arrow, as he carried out various pieces of wetwork for Corvus. He also was Corvus’ bodyguard.


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Kam was seemingly killed when Tsunami and Green Arrow ganged up on him and Tsunami stabbed the Korean in the heart. However, Kam has survived pretty grievous wounds before.

In, particular during his first encounter with Butcher, he easily survived being stabbed in the abdomen and the chest. In fact, Kam still had — in DC Heroes RPG Terms enough Hero Points  for a Desperation Recovery to get away whilst Butcher believed him dead.


Description

Kam’s recuperative abilities do no seem able to repair damaged tissue. Therefore, after a fight with Butcher in San Francisco, he kept a scar over his left eye from a spear tip’s slash.


Personality

Kam is a cruel, perhaps sadistic killer and a proud, accomplished fighter. He was utterly loyal to his employer and committed murder on his order several times. Kam even murdered Namdorph Corporation executives Corvus simply suspected of being traitors.

Kam with two fighting sticks

He seems to revel in his fighting prowess and in being a hard, bloodied man who could kill anyone in the room – painfully and easily.

Kam is a martial arts nuts and prefers not to employ firearms. In a super-hero world, that’s a reasonable tactic.


Quotes

“I’ll carve my name on your forehead ! I’ll dig out your eyes and feed them to the fish in Corvus’ aquarium…”

“I serve at Corvus’ discretion. Until I hear otherwise, I’ll remain here in charge of security. [Butcher] will come here next.”


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Kam

Dex: 06 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 06 Occupation: Security officer, ex-spook
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 016 HP: 030

Powers:
Damage capacity: 03, Regeneration: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:
Damage capacity does not protect against Stunning, and is Contingent on Regeneration.

Skills:
Acrobatics: 04, Charisma (Interrogation): 06, Evasion (Subvelocity ranged only): 07, Martial Artist: 07, Vehicle (Land): 04, Weaponry (Firearms): 05, Weaponry (Melee): 07

Advantages:
Expertise (martial arts lore), Language (Korean), Lightning Reflexes, Schtick (paired sticks), Schtick (Power of Will – Kam has this Schtick, which caps his Desperation Recovery cost at 10 HPs no matter what Genre he is in — but only as long as his Regeneration is active).

Connections:
None.

Drawbacks:
Serious Rage, Creepy Appearance (size, hairdo and eventually a scar over the left eye).

Equipment:
When he is armed, Kam favours a pair of tahn bong (fighting sticks) [BODY 07, EV 02 (06 w/STR, 08 w/Martial Artist)]. But he will also carry a fighting knife, just in case.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Butcher limited series (1990, DC Universe).

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