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Oryx (Master of Kung Fu enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Oryx


Context

This minor character clashed with Marvel Comics’ Master of Kung Fu in 1981.

And he had to have a profile !

This is because Oryx is a clear homage to Bruce Lee student Kareem Abdul Jabbar . Specifically, his distinctive movie appearance in Game of Death.


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Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 7’2” Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Oryx is a competent martial artist, mercenary and agent.

He’s also really, really tall.

Echoes

If you want this character to more closely resemble Hakim (Abdul-Jabbar’s character in Bruce Lee’s Game of death  ), or Abdul Hakim (an echo of that character in the fan-favourite Cowboy Bebop animé ), his martial abilities would need to be upped considerably.

In DC Heroes terms DEX 06, Martial artist: 07, BODY 05 would be good.


History

Oryx is an international mercenary. His nickname likely comes from a species of antelope . Possibly because of his long legs.

In 1981, he was working for Yugoslavian Communists. He and several goons were sent to recover a small red book. It contained the secrets of the madman Samisdat, including the details of his secret laser satellite.

Oryx defeated CIA agent Rufus Carter by sucker-stabbing him in the guts. But he was then swiftly defeated by Carter’s ally Shang-Chi, who recovered the book.

Ironically, the book was now useless. Samisdat had been defeated and the laser satellite destroyed by Shang-Chi weeks before.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Big thug and spy.

He calls most every guy “little man”.


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Oryx

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Mercenary, criminal
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 015 HP: 015

Powers:
Growth: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is Always On and Already Factored In.

Skills:
Charisma (Intimidation): 04, Martial artist: 05, Vehicles (Land, sea): 04

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
Mercenary world (Low).

Drawbacks:
Creepy Appearance (size).

Equipment:


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Oryx — Averaged PL 5.4

STR STA AGL DEX FGT INT AWE PRE
2 (3) 2 (3) 2 1 5 1 0 1

Powers

Big Man • 4 points • Descriptor: Size
– Size — Growth 1, Innate, Permanent.
– Little Man? — Enhanced Skill (Intimidation 2).

Combat Advantages

Close Attack 3, Defensive Roll, Power Attack, Quick Draw.

Other Advantages

Equipment 1.

Skills

Athletics 2 (+5), Deception 1 (+2), Expertise: Criminal 4 (+5), Expertise: Mercenary World 4 (+5), Insight 2 (+2), Intimidation 1 (+4), Perception 4 (+4), Persuasion 1 (+2), Sleight of Hand 2 (+3), Vehicles (Limited 1 to land and water) 4 (+5).

Equipment

Hidden knife Strength-based Damage 1, Improved Threat • 2 points
Shades Feature (+2 circumstance bonus on defense against bright light) • 1 point

Offense

Initiative +2
Unarmed Close, +8, Damage 3
Knife Close, +8, Damage 4, Threat 19-20

Defence

Dodge 7 Fortitude 6
Parry 7 Toughness 4/3*
Will 2

* Without Defensive Roll.

Complications

  • Greed Oryx is a dedicated mercenary.
  • Appearance Oryx is easy to spot.

Powers Levels

  • Trade-off areas. Attack/Effect PL 6, Dodge/Toughness PL 6, Parry/Toughness PL 6, Fort/Will PL 4
  • Points total 63. Abilities 28, Defences 12, Skills 12, Powers 4, Devices 0, Advantages 7. Equiv. PL 5

Notes

  • If you want to have somebody more closely resembling Hakim (Abdul-Jabbar’s character in Bruce Lee’s Game of Death ), or Abdul Hakim (an echo of that character in the fan-favourite Cowboy Bebop anime), his martial abilities would need to be upped considerably. Add maybe 2 each to Fighting, Dodge, Fortitude, and Defensive Roll.
  • As a skilled mercenary, he may have other traits not reflected above. Some skill with firearms is a plausible guess.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Master of Kung-Fu comic book (v1, #96).

Helper(s): M&M stats by Pawsplay.

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