6182 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies

Posts Tagged ‘ Private Investigator ’

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Power Man

(Victor Alvarez)

Marvel's third Power Man, the young Victor Alvarez from Spanish Harlem. Lifeforce manipulation power enhancing his strength and speed.

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White Tiger

(Angela del Toro)

My favourite version of the White Tiger martial arts urban hero - Angela, the niece of the original. She was cool and it's a shame her LS didn't sell better.

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Buck Wild


Buck Wild, Mercenary Man ! A Milestone Comics character who was both a good (if over-the-top) guy and a parody of various 1970s Black super-heroes (primarily "disco-era Luke Cage").

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Doctor Liara T’Soni

(Profile #1 - Mass Effect)

This is strictly Liara as she appears in the *first* Mass Effect video game. Cute, dorky alien xenoarchaeologist with a lot of brainpower and psionic oomph.

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Hacker

(Jack Marshall)

A forgotten but very interesting DC Comics character. A hacker who had his own DC Universe comic book during the early 1990s.

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Traci Thirteen aka Girl 13


An attaching young witch in the DC Universe, and Doctor Thirteen's daughter. Comprehensive profile with a No-Prize Hypothesis to explain the vast incoherence.

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Sarge Steel

(Profile #1 - the Charlton era)

Sarge Steel as he appeared back in the 1960s or so, in Charlton Comics books.

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Wonder Woman

(the mod karate era)

Diana Prince (formerly Wonder Woman) in her depowered state during a specific, memorable 1969-1972 era as a karate adventurer and mod fashion boutique owner.

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Renee Montoya

(Profile #1 - the 1990s)

Chapter #1 of our big coverage of fan-favourite Gotham City police detective Renee Montoya. This one covers the 1990s.

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Grimjack

(Early)

Classic indie comics fare from the early 1980s. Transdimensional adventurer, hard man and enforcer in an everything-and-the-kitchen-sink setting.

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Rush

(Diego Zhao)

An expert at finding people really fast in New York City. Elite driver with a super-intuition and tricked-out car.

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Beck


The affable, good guy bounty hunter played by The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) in 2003 action comedy The Rundown (a.k.a. Welcome to the Jungle). It's best to cooperate with him and not take Option 'B'.

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John Shaft, P.I.

(Richard Roundtree version)

The seminal blaxploitation movie hero. Highly charismatic and competent New York City private dick, and occasional international troubleshooter.

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John Shaft

(Samuel Jackson version)

The nephew, played by Samuel Jackson in the 2000 Shaft movie. Tough hero cop and later private detective.

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Hannibal

(Colonel John Smith)

From the original, 1980s version of The A-Team. No, it didn't make any sense back then either.

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Faceman

(Templeton Peck)

The face of the team in the original The A-Team 1980s TV series.

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B.A. Baracus


The original version, as played by Mister T in the 1980s series The A-Team. Over-the-top strongman, mechanic and pityier of foos.

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David Addison


The reality-manipulating inept detective played by Bruce Willis in the cult TV series Moonlighting during the 1980s.

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