Pacer of the Gene Dogs (Marvel Comics UK) standing


(Carlos da Silva)


This profile is meant to be read after our S.T.O.R.M. and Gene Dogs organisation/team profile, which explains all sorts of things.


  • Real Name: Carlos de Silva.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Gene Dogs (S.T.O.R.M. superhuman squad).
  • Base Of Operations: S.T.O.R.M. Central, Northern Wales.
  • Height: 6’ 1” Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

De Silva is an experienced commando, wielding a BFG .

His DNA has been enriched with that of unspecified hunting beasts (mostly canines). As a result :

Specific gene chips were also used to improve his fighting ability. However, he retains vestigial ferocity from the genetic material used. This might result in unrestrained aggression in times of great stress.


See the team entry for a full history.


De Silva wears his hair long under his bandanna. He looks a lot like Conan when he’s not wearing it. In fact his outfit even includes a loincloth, which I haven’t seen in military uniforms in quite a few weeks.



Pacer is a terse, straightforward and not very imaginative leader. He’s a good, aggressive soldier.

Da Silva acts as the liaison with S.T.O.R.M. H.Q., requesting backup, transport and the like.


“Pick your targets, Gene Dogs ! Let’s get ’em !”

“We’re not working as a team – they’re all over us ! Cat — I need your psi skills to co-ordinate a counter-attack !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Soldier
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: S.T.O.R.M. operative
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 016 HP: 015

Analytical smell/tracking scent: 04, Jumping: 01

Bonuses and Limitations:
Jumping is Contingent Upon STR.

Acrobatics (Climbing): 04, Medicine (First aid): 03, Martial artist: 06, Military science*: 05, Military science (Tracking): 08, Thief (Stealth): 03, Vehicles (Land): 04, Weaponry (Infantry weapons)*: 05

Credentials (S.T.O.R.M., Low), Familiarity (Military equipment and protocols), Language (Portuguese), Sharp Eye, Misc.: S.T.O.R.M. sensors can focus on the Gene Dogs’s gene chips to monitor them and their vital signs.

S.T.O.R.M. (Low, from Credentials).

Fatal Vulnerability to lack of specialised genetic maintenance, Minor Rage.


  • HEADSET [BODY 02, Radio communications: 08].
  • Heavy plasma rifle [BODY 04, Energy blast: 08, R#03].

Design notes

Given the modest amount of material to benchmark them with, some of the stats are speculative.

It has been assumed that all Gene Dogs had the generic Special Forces Skills suite from the generic soldiers entry on

Game Stats — DC Adventures RPG

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Pacer — Averaged 7.4

05 04 02 02 06 02 02 01


Hunter DNA ● 4 points ● Descriptor: Genetic enhancement
– Enhanced Advantages (Defensive Roll 1).
– Leaping 1.
– Senses 2 (Acute Tracking Scent).


Heavy plasma rifle ● 9 points (Easily Removable) ● Descriptor: technology
Ranged energy Damage 7.

Combat Advantages

Close attack 1, Defensive Roll 2 (3), Improved Trip, Move-by Action.

Other Advantages

Benefit 1 (S.T.O.R.M. sensors can focus on the Gene Dogs’s gene chips to monitor them and their vital signs), Equipment 1, Language (European Portuguese)


Athletics 2 (+7), Close combat (Unarmed) 1 (+8), Expertise (Commando) 7 (+9), Insight 2 (+4), Perception 4 (+6), Ranged combat (Firearms) 5 (+7), Stealth 2 (+4), Treatment 4 (+6) (Limited 2 (Limited to Revive and Stabilise)), Vehicles 4 (+6) (Limited 1 to land vehicles).


Tactical encrypted radio headset (2 pts).


Initiative +2
Unarmed +8, Close, Damage 5
Heavy plasma rifle +7, Ranged, Damage 7


Dodge 08 Fortitude 09
Parry 08 Toughness 04*/07
Will 04

* Without Defensive Roll


  • Fitted genes Pacer needs regular genetic maintenance or he’ll become very sick.
  • Agent of S.T.O.R.M. Da Silva works as a covert agent for an agency with a contrasted track record.
  • Temper There’s a small risk that Pacre might display animalistic aggression in highly stressful situations.

Powers Levels

  • Trade-off areas. Attack/Effect PL 7, Dodge/Toughness PL 8, Parry/Toughness PL 8, Fort/Will PL 7.
  • Points total 97. Abilities 48, Defences 15, Skills 13, Powers 4, Devices 9, Advantages 8. Equiv. PL 7.


As with the rest of the Gene Dogs I’m not bothering with Powers with Enhanced Attributes and the like. Since without their Powers/genetic enhancements, the Dogs would soon die.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Gene Dogs limited series (Marvel Universe).

Helper(s): , Darci.