Specialist Foss (Fury MAX) (Marvel Comics)

Specialist Foss


Fury was a 2001 mini-series written by Garth Ennis.

It was a Marvel MAX imprint one, so it’s not set in the main Marvel Universe. But it was somewhat close, and a version of the characters in Fury could easily exist on Earth-616 .

It featured a team of three low-cinematic  S.H.I.E.L.D. soldiers (Steiner, Foss, Li) which would be useful in RPG campaigns that feature S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and/or military operations.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Presumably single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: S.H.I.E.L.D..
  • Base Of Operations: S.H.I.E.L.D. H.Q..
  • Height: 6’5″ Weight: 240 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Shaved off


Powers and Abilities

Foss is a former paratrooper and long range patrol specialist from New Zealand. He cross-trained with the British SBS. He’s huge, strong enough to carry a squad automatic weapon like an assault rifle, and a proficient ranger. A hardened killer, he has no problem with silent kills using his knife.

He’s at home in the jungle. For instance Foss knows how to kill, butcher and cook large snakes instead of having to eat damn MREs.


Foss is a professional soldier from New Zealand. This caught the eye of Nick Fury, presumably due to memories from WWII and the North African theatre.

He was chosen as the fire support specialist in a patrol led by Nick Fury himself. The operation was an attempt at preventing a major international incident.

Foss’ skills were pivotal in the partial success of that mission. However, he was killed when the patrol unexpectedly encountered superior enemy forces at point blank range.



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Foss is big, tough and mostly silent. He doesn’t speak much, and mostly answers questions in laconic three or four words sentence.

One of those word is systematically “fuck”, a grammatical prowess made easy by the remarkable versatility of the term. He also addresses any superior as “boss”.

He likes the outdoors and pragmatic approaches. He’s also a chain smoker.


(To a big constrictor getting dangerously close to him from a branch) “Fuck off, mate.”

Fury : “Anything out there ?”
Foss : “Fuck all, boss.”

(After mounting a successful and deadly ambush) Fury : “Okay ?”
Foss : “Fucking good, boss.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Soldier
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Soldier
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 011 HP: 015

Medicine (First aid): 02, Military science (incl. Survival): 05, Vehicles (Land, sea): 05, Weaponry (Firearms, knives): 05

Familiarity (Military equipment and protocols), Rank (Sergeant), Credentials (S.H.I.E.L.D., Low).


  • M249 SAW (aka FN Minimi) Para light machinegun [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 07, Range: 06, Ammo: 12, R#03, Recommended STR 02 (none when using a bipod and the Bracing Bonus), Limitation: Projectile weapons has No Range and uses the listed Range instead, Advantage: Autofire, Drawback: Long Reload, MPR (heavy and cumbersome – cutting movement speed by 1 – unless your STR is 1 APs above the Rec. STR]
  • Carton of cigarettes.
  • Bowie knife [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Sharpness (EV): 01, Descriptor: Piercing].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Fury (MAX series, non-continuity).