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Owens the sniper (DC Comics) (Red Robin) (League of Assassins)

Owens the sniper


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Owens was an elite assassin, seen in a 2009 Red Robin storyline.

This profile is intended to be read after the team leader’s, Zed.

Owens could arguably be presented as an addendum to Zed’s profile, since there isn’t much of a character there. But a separate profile remains the clearest way to present his stats and picture.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Presumably single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: League of Assassins.
  • Base of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’9″ Weight: 160 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Dark brown.


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Powers & Abilities

Owens is a superior sniper, and seemed proficient with all sorts of firearms (including heavy machineguns). He’s also in excellent shape and had general combat and assassination training.

Owens could shoot one of Robin’s discs in mid-air, at close range, with a scoped rifle (and thus without the benefits of the scope, iron sights or even proper aiming).

He operated an indistinctly-drawn sniper rifle, presumably in .308 Winchester. It also could shoot some sort of rifle grenade. Well, it’s not drawn that way but that’s the simpler explanation.

Owens operated the unit’s “vanishing device”. This is a steel spike bearing a sort of combination flash/smoke grenade. The team is trained to shield themselves from its effects. Then they’ll take immediate action to exfiltrate whilst the opposition is disoriented by the glare and smoke.


History

See Zed’s profile.

Pru, Owens and Zed from a League of Assassins team (DC Comics) (Red Robin)

Pru, Owens, Zed.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Owens came across as a fairly normal young man. He liked chatting and goofing around a bit.



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Owens

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Obey Ra’s al Ghul
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Assassin
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Wealth: 005
Init: 011 HP: 010

Skills:
Martial artist (incl. techniques): 04, Vehicles (Land): 03, Weaponry: 05, Weaponry (Precision rifle): 07

Advantages:
Credentials (League of Assassins, Low), Familiarity (League of Assassins procedures and resources).

Connections:
None demonstrated.

Drawbacks:
SIA toward Obeying Ra’s al Ghul.

Equipment:

  • Sniper rifle [BODY 01, Projectile weapon: 06, Range: 08, Telescopic vision: 04, Ammo: 06, Thief (Stealth): 01, R#02. Limitation: Projectile weapon has No Range – use the Range given next instead, Thief only to diminish the noise of the shot.]
  • 22mm rifle grenade [BODY 01, Bomb: 08, R#03, Grenade drawback, Bonus: when shot using the sniper rifle (which consumes one Ammo for the rifle), the Grenade acquires a Range of 06 and can be delivered using Weaponry (Precision rifle).
  • “Vanishing device” [BODY 01, Flash (Area of effect 2 APs): 06, Fog: 06, Grenade Drawback.]

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Red Robin (2009 run).

Writeup completed on the 17th of January, 2018.

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