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Context

Perceptor was a baddie in the Bionic Six cartoon series. It ran from 1987 to 1989, and had a mix of American super-hero and Japanese super sentai aspects.

Although not really a fan of the series when it first aired (it looked too much like some Ninja Science Team Gatchaman/ Battle of the Planets rip-off) I did like the character of the Perceptor. Since I was a huge (Frank Miller’s) Daredevil fan, and the Perceptor was basically a bionicized version of Daredevil.


Background

  • Real Name: Peter Wilcox.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: Unrevealed.
  • Group Affiliation: Bionic 6.2.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’2 Weight: 225 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


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Powers and Abilities

The Perceptor went through a similar, albeit earlier version of the same bionic process that gave the Bionic Six their powers. With his new bionicized body, the Perceptor possesses super human strength, speed, endurance and reaction time.

However, the bionic process which endowed the Perceptor with his fantastic abilities also permanently damaged his optical nerves.

His sense of hearing and touch were also greatly enhanced enabling to “see” and navigate through complex architectures, design and place IEDs (improvised explosive devices).

All in all, Perceptor proved able to take on the entire Bionic Six team on several occasions and escape capture for a time.


Description

The Perceptor is a well-built Caucasian male in his mid-30s. He wears a dark, skin tight stealth suit and jet black customized motorcycle helmet with tinted visor.


Personality

The Perceptor is cunning and determined as an adversary. He prefers stealth and misdirection rather than direct frontal assaults.

He uses his tech savvy to sabotage enemy equipment and vehicles at their key weak points.


DC Universe History

The Bionic Six functions better in their own self-contained universe. Still, they can be dropped into a near future version of Metropolis or Gotham were either Lexcorp or S.T.A.R. Labs has developed a bionic process to augment individuals.


Quotes

“Humanity Shall Prevail !”


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The Perceptor

Dex: 10 Str: 09 Bod: 08 Motivation: Seeking Justice/Revenge
Int: 08 Wil: 08 Min: 07 Occupation: Masked vigilante/adventurer
Inf: 08 Aur: 05 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 040 HP: 020

Powers:
Damage Capacity (Physical)*: 06, Directional Hearing: 12, Enhanced Initiative: 10, Extended Hearing: 13, Hypersensitive touch: 06, Jumping: 04, Running: 07, Sonar: 05, Super Hearing: 12

Bonuses and Limitations:
Jumping has the Catfall bonus (+1).

Skills:
Acrobatics (Climbing, Dodging): 10, Charisma: 07, Detective: 08, Gadgetry: 07, Martial Artist: 07, Military Sciences (Demolitions, danger rec.): 08, Scientist: 07, Thief (Stealth, locks & safes, pickpocket, Security Systems): 10

Advantages:
Expertise (explosives), Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (bionic/cybernetic technology), “Sharp Eye”.

Connections:
Professor Sharp (High), Bionic Six.1 (Low), Bionic Six.2 (Low).

Drawbacks:
Mistrust (early in career), Catastrophic Physical Restriction (Blind – note that it means that the Perceptor is not affected by numerous powers such as Flash, Fog, Darkness, etc.), Secret ID, Attack Vulnerability (sonic or any sound based attacks which disrupt his super enhanced hearing), Attack Vulnerability (-1 CS OV/RV, MIH towards technology which he blames for his blindness).

Equipment:

  • Perceptor helmet [BODY 06, Skin Armor: 05, Sealed Systems (possibly)]. The mask (which resembles a custom made motorcycle helmet) also appears to be airtight suggesting that it might have the Sealed System ability. However, the Sealed System ability was never actually shown in-film.]
  • Perceptor costume [BODY 07, Skin Armor: 06, Blunting: 04, Flame immunity: 01].
  • Tracers (x2) [tiny capsules that contain built-in TRACER [BODY 02, Miniaturization: 06, Radio Communications (broadcast single signal only): 06, R#02].
  • Explosive charge (x2) (with compact disposable timer) [BODY 01, Bomb: 8-10, Grenade Drawback].
  • Smoke grenades (x2) [BODY 01, Fog: 06, Grenade Drawback].
  • Explosive grenades (x2) [BODY 01, EV 07 (Area of effect 1 AP), Grenade Drawback].
  • 10APs ABCD Omni-gadgets (x5).

By Pur_See_i8.

Source of Character: Bionic Six animated tv series 1987. Voiced by Neil Ross.

Helper(s): IMDB, wikipedia. Screen cap from nostalgieanime.de.tl .

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