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Pikara


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

Context

Zeke Pikara only appeared once, in a late 1988 issue of Manhunter. So this was the run by fan-favourite writer John Ostrander, who was also writing Suicide Squad and other books at the time.

If you need an improbably tough but still human enforcer, Pikara is a fine choice. He’s connected to some good Ostrander stuff, and he’s obscure enough for you to customise without too much of a risk of being contradicted by comics later on.


Background

  • Real Name: Zeke Pikara.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed, most likely single.
  • Known Relatives: Unrevealed.
  • Group Affiliation: Solo.
  • Base Of Operations: NYC.
  • Height: 6’3” Weight: 230lbs.
  • Eyes: Grey Hair: Light Brown


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Powers and Abilities

Pikara possesses no superhuman ability. He is however extremely tough and well schooled in street combat. He has a penchant for sneak attacks.

He demonstrated a knowledge of demolitions and some tracking skills.


History

Mercenary Z. Pikara gained a reputation for cruelty. He is considered a blot on the profession by most other bounty hunters.

He will take any job. He does not care who or what gets destroyed or maimed in the course of his activities.

Pikara has apparently had more than one run-in with Manhunter (Mark Shaw).


Description

Pikara dresses in a yellow jumpsuit with brown boots and trim. His “costume” has a couple pouches that presumably holds explosives.

He carries a bat and a knife.

He is almost completely bald, save for a tuft of hair at the back of his head.


Personality

Zeke Pikara is a cruel, hard man. He likes to manhandle women and is without any remorse.

He is a semi-licensed animal that no one in the “business” will work with.


Quotes

“Haw ! Go change yer diaper, Boy Scout.”


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Pikara

Dex: 07 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Bounty Hunter
Inf: 03 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 017 HP: 030

Powers:
None ! Honest !!

Skills:
Charisma (intimidate): 05, Military Science: 06, Weaponry (melee): 07

Advantages:
Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes.

Connections:
Street (Low).

Drawbacks:
MIA toward Violence.

Equipment:

  • Bat [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Bludgeoning].
  • Knife [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing].

Publisher notes

Pikara could also easily be written up with a BODY of 07 or even 08. But Mace chose to model him with a BODY of 06 and a copious use of LDD.

By Philip John Mason.

Helper(s): John Colagioia, Andrew Lee, Jackson, Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: DC Comics – Manhunter series.

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