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Squirrel Detective


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This is an original character, invented for a tabletop role-playing game. Squirrel Detective is a squirrel… who is a detective ! Ah ah ah, I bet nobody was expecting that.


Background

  • Alter Ego: Unpronounceable.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Squirrels (mother, father, brothers, sisters, cousins etc., all deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: NYPD.
  • Base Of Operations: NYC.
  • Height: 11” (length) Weight: 20oz Age: 2
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Gray


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Powers and Abilities

Squirrel Detective is, well, a squirrel. A highly intelligent squirrel. He has the usual squirrel abilities like claws, jumping and eating nuts. He can also talk to any animal species. And hecan telepathically communicate with humans and other intelligent species.

He can also solve mysteries. Really well. He’s especially useful on cases where his small size and stealth enable him to gather clues and listen in on conversations that would be inaccessible to a human detective. But really, any detective in the department would be lucky to have him as a partner.


History

A few years ago, in a park in Brooklyn, an unusual squirrel was born. He was kicked out of the nest somewhat earlier than usual, but managed to survive due to his exceptional intellect.

After helping a bewildered NYPD detective with a case, and convincing him he wasn’t crazy, he managed to get a consulting gig with the department. Now he helps out with cases that are particularly tough nuts to crack.


Personality

He’s a macho, street-smart guy… er, squirrel… with a Brooklyn accent. He’s very much a down-to-earth squirrel of the people.

Sometimes he gets a little spooked and acts nutty when those ****in’ birds come around, ya know?


Quotes

“Pieczkowski, will you get your nuts off my nuts ? Seriously, I do not need your cheeks all over something I plan to put in my cheeks. That’s my lunch you’re sitting on, there, ****face !”

“Don’t worry, m’am, we’ll get this all s… BIRD ! OH GOD IT’s A HAWK ! RUN FOR YOUR FREAKING LIVES !”


DC Universe History

He would probably operate out of Metropolis instead of NYC. He might be acquainted with Detective Chimp.


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Squirrel Detective

A 450 Point Character

Dex: 05 Str: 00 Bod: 01 Motivation: Seeking Justice… and nuts
Int: 07 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Exactly what it says on the tin
Inf: 02 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 016 HP: 038

Powers:
Claws: 01, Jumping: 01, Shrinking: 05, Speak With Animals: 05, Telepathy: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:
Shrinking: Power Always On, APs figured in Characteristics.

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 05, Detective*: 07, Scientist (Analysis)*: 07, Gadgetry (Identify Gadget)*: 07, Thief (Escape Artist, Locks and Safes, Pickpocketing, Security Systems, Stealth)*: 05, Occultist (Identify Artifact, Occult Knowledge): 05

Advantages:
Area Knowledge: City (NYC), Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye, Intensive Training.

Connections:
NYPD (Low).

Drawbacks:
Age: Young, MIA (Solving mysteries), Catastrophic Physical Restriction (Squirrel), MIA (Nuts), Public Identity, Distinct Appearance (Squirrel), SIF (Birds).

By Bryan Venable.

Helper(s): Pufnstuff, Frank Murdock.

Source of Character: Inspired by Detective Chimp and Squirrel Girl’s pal Monkey Joe.

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