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Man with no name (Knights of Cydonia)

Man with no name

(Knight of Cydonia)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

“Knights of Cydonia” was on British rock band Muse’s 2006 album, Black holes and revelations. It’s a good tune (I quite like Muse), but beyond that it had a notable music video.

Said video presented a goofy pseudo-Western setting on Mars, with kung-fu cowboys and unicorn-riding princesses. This enjoyable nonsense had a strong tabletop role-playing vibe, being close to the sort of over-the-top mish-mash worlds role-players make up for relaxation.

So having game stats for the masked kung-fu cowboy hero (played by Russ Bain) was the obvious next step.


Background

  • Real Name: None !
  • Marital Status: None !
  • Known Relatives: None !
  • Group Affiliation: None !
  • Base Of Operations: Cydonia.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Eyes: Gray Hair: Brown


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Powers and Abilities

He’s a kung-fu cowboy with a laser pistol.


History

In his own words:

“I am a Rider of Freedom. I have Hands of Justice. I am a man without a name. I am a man with no family. And I am a man with no past.

When I met the doctor who delivered me, he told me I was born with no parents. There is nothing left of my hometown. Once called New Kansas, it was lost (like bubble gum and house music) in the Great Martian Robot Attack of 46.

But I have the animals on my side. In the town of Cydonia (the black hole of the world), I summon the animals’ strength in combat against the planet’s scum.

The Sheriff Baron Klaus Rottingham insists that I’m crazy because I take the falcon as my spiritual guide. My kinship to this bird is proof that there is at least 1/1000th Apache blood raging through my veins.

During the Galactic Soda Wars, which decided which corporate sponsor could claim rights to the past decade, I learned many forms of karate. The cowboys of Cydonia, with their ancient pistols, are no match for the brutality of my Tiger Style. They shudder at the power of the Two Headed Snake. They gasp at the fierce beauty of the Shaolin Bear Strike.

Now I’m back to claim my woman[, Princess Shane Kuriyami,] and set this town free. I speak with my fists, and my fists speak Kung Fu.”


Video

Available for download on Amazon .


Description

See the video.


Personality

Possibly.


Quotes

“Fight for your rights !”


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Knight of Cydonia

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Yes
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 015 HP: 030

Skills:
Acrobatics (dodging): 06, Animal handling (horses): 04, Charisma: 04, Martial artist: 06, Vehicles (land): 04, Weaponry (Firearms): 06

Advantages:
Expertise (Card games, Chuck Norris movies), Familiarity (Pseudo-Native American spirituality, pseudo-Kung Fu spirituality), Language (Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and an unrevealed Native American language (an Apache tongue ?)).

Connections:
Princess Shane Kuriyami (High), the Falcon Spirit (High), the Chinese Ninja (High), the Mexican Dude with a Moustache and a Trumpet (High).

Drawbacks:
MIA toward the Princess.

Equipment:

  • Shades [BODY 02, Shade: 02].
  • Laser pistol [BODY 04, Laser beam: 05, R#02].
  • Muse CD [BODY 02, Deflection/Reflection: 06, Limitation: Deflection/Reflection only vs. Laser Beam].
  • Also a Horse and a 125cc all-terrain Motorbike.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: The infamous Muse Knights of Cydonia music video.

Helper(s): Niles Calder for pointing me toward the relevant MySpace pages.

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