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Lobo

(Leo Wood)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Leo “Lobo” Wood appears in the 1980s Endworld post-apocalyptic novels.

For context, you may want to read the The Family organisation profile first.


Background

  • Real Name: Leo Wood.
  • Marital Status: Presumed single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: The Freedom Force, The Clan, Ex-member of the Porns Gang.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’7” Weight: 190 lbs and none of it flab.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black afro


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Powers and Abilities

Leo “Lobo” Wood possesses many a skill from his days as a gang member.

Lobo is a perhaps not the lean, mean, fightin’ machine that he claims to be. But he is a reasonably capable combatant. He is an expert at handling knives, and is also a capable marksman.

He has a smooth mouth that sometimes serves his purposes.


History

Leo wood originates from the post-Apocalyptic ruins of the Twin Cities. He has spent most of his life as a member of the street gang known as the Porns. Then, the entire populace got relocated to the rebuilt community of Halma. All of the inhabitants have since joined together in a community called the Clan.

Leo, a former criminal carrying the nickname of “Lobo”, had a reputation as a flexible street type and combatant. He was sent by the Clan leader to become their representative in the second incarnation of the Freedom Force.

The Force, whose members serve as troops in an emergency military unit, are the strike force of the Freedom Alliance. The Alliance is a coalition of democratically oriented post-apocalyptic groups in the former western USA. All seven factions are obliged to bring in one representative to join the Force for one year or until killed, whichever is shorter.

The Force has quickly grown into becoming a public favorite. All its exploits are reported in the Los Angeles Times.


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On the Force

During Lobo’s main stay in the Force, they have defeated El Diablo, the butcher of the Baja, a well-known thief and murderer. They have wiped out a hoard of flying, bat creatures up in the northern dead zone (i.e. nuclear wasteland) that were starting to threaten human settlements in the surrounding areas.

The Force then destroyed the three ruling gangs of Los Angeles after having been involuntarily been drawn into their affairs.

Lastly, the Force had to fight for their lives against shape-changing, superhuman emissaries of the Lords of Kismet, the rulers of Asia, and actually managed to destroy all of them. They discovered that many of the post-Apocalyptic governments are infiltrated by agents of the Lords of Kismet. These want nothing more than their destruction and to rule America too.

Lobo is certain to bring in his street smarts and babbling mouth in the future non-chronicled adventures of the Freedom Force in the defense of the Freedom Federation.


Description

Lobo is a stocky, Black man usually wearing a black leather jacket, a blue shirt, a pair of jeans and knee-high black boots. He has handsome features crowned by a black afro.

When considering different clothing, leather clothing, which he believes is classy, always is the prime choice.


Personality

Lobo has a flamboyant personality. He constantly talks, argues and whines. He always seeks reassurance and an easy time. He will definitely cheat if that’s possible. Lobo believes that he was first in the line when they handed out brains, and truth is, even if his manners suggest that, he is not fool.

He is not above manipulating or badmouthing others if that suits his purposes. Still, given the choices, he acts good when given the chance.

He is a loyal friend although he would hardly admit it. He holds himself in much too high regard to admit a weakness, which an attachment to friends might be. Lobo always tries to act as a cool cat, and he himself believes firmly in the myth that he tries to create.

He is a sexist in speech if not behavior. This is a bit surprising given that he was once part of a major gang named the Porns. Women are pretty foxes that are lucky if they get him, and he definitely does not like to fight them. He often claims that everyone is against him in a conspiracy, although that might be his way of joking.

Other traits

Having been raised in a ruined city, he doesn’t understand or recognize the high technologies of modern city society other than by name. Still, this is more than many of his teammates do. And naturally, he pretends to know it all.

He is also, sort of, proud of his background as a villain, and often uses the fact to boost his reputation and interaction with strangers. Yet Lobo has grown a lot in personality, becoming more of a hero, than a bad guy, during his stay in the Freedom Force.

Life in Halma was probably too boring for Lobo, who wants to be part of the action. By action, Lobo himself would mean women, gambling, drinking, but not being shot at. Given his background, however, he can take care of himself, but he will nag about it all the time.

He considers fellow team-mates Raphaela and Sparrow Hawk good friends of his. He bears great respect for Blade, anyone the Havok family on the team and Doc Madsen, who are all extremely skilled and legends on their own. He is constantly engaged in half-friendly banter with the mutant hybrid Jaguarundi, although he speaks very little with Grizzly, who is a fearsome creature.

It seems, despite the risk of being killed all the time, that Lobo has come to enjoy being a part of the Force, and in some cases even looks forward to lethal action. The Force is his new family, and he is the cool one in that group.


Quotes

“I’m not the shy, quiet type, dude. If I’m walkin’, I’m talkin’.”

“Says you, sucker.” (taking orders)

“I’ll have you know the ladies can’t get enough of me. They fall all over themselves to get a piece of my action.”

“Look out, foxes ! Here comes the lovin’ machine !” (going for vacation)

“Oh, goody ! This must be our lucky day. He probably has another assignment for us. I wonder who will get the chance to try and blow us away this time ?”

“You’re lookin’ at a lean, mean fightin’ machine !”

“Who’s crude ? I just call it like it is. You’ve got to remember, Raphy baby, that I spent almost my entire life in the toughest gang in the Twin Cities. I lived in the gutter, and I saw people for what they really are. They’re worse than animals, babe. When you get down to nitty-gritty, most people are only lookin’ out for number one. They’ll screw you every chance they get.”


DC Universe History

Lobo and The Freedom Force could be the first military organization dedicated to the protection of democracy and human rights in the post-Apocalyptic worlds of Hex and/or Kamandi. It is easy to see how their work of warrior ethics could lead to the era of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

The world of Judge Dredd could serve as a dystopian intermediate where technology and law are reinstated, a few years later after the activities of the Freedom Force, and where democracy and human values temporarily died, only to rise to new utopian values in the future world of DC Comics.

Given these things, Lobo might be a misunderstood descendant of Black Lightning. Or the great, great-grandfather of the Legion’s Jacques Foccart, alias the Invisible Kid II.


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Leo “Lobo” Wood

Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Ex-gang member, Clansman, Freedom Force member
Inf: 06 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 02
Init: 017 HP: 030

Skills:
Animal Handling (Riding): 03, Charisma (Interrogation, Persuasion): 04, Detective (Legwork): 05, Martial Artist: 03, Thief (Concealment, Stealth): 04, Weaponry (Firearms, Heavy, Thrown): 04, Weaponry (Melee): 06

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Twin Cities), Scholar (Streewise).

Connections:
The Clan (Low), The Freedom Force (Low).

Drawbacks:
MIA (Argumentation).

Equipment:

By Dr. Peter S Piispanen.

Source of Character: The Blade series, a spin-off of the Endworlds series, by David Robbins.

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