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Zed (Z) (DC Comics) (Red Robin) of the League of Assassins

Zed aka Z

(League of Assassins)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Zedd was an elite assassin, seen in a 2009 Red Robin storyline.

He and his team are useful in that they operate at a cinematic  level. So they’re clearly not nameless mooks, but they’re not superhero level either.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Other Aliases: Zeddmore Washington.
  • Marital Status: Presumably single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: League of Assassins.
  • Base of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’1″ Weight: 175 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black.


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Powers & Abilities

Zed is a highly skilled assassin. His speciality is close combat, using an unusual style of capoeira. He was a good enough martial artist to threaten Red Robin (Tim Wayne) for a bit.

He also seemed to be a smart leader, and to be proficient at social engineering.

His gear includes :


History

In 2008, Zed was part of the cadre of assassins who invaded Nanda Parbat. This attack was part of a plan to renew Ra’s al Ghul’s life.

Despite the intervention of Batman (Bruce Wayne), Nightwing (Dick Grayson), Robin (Tim Wayne) and Damian Wayne, the plan narrowly succeeded. However, Ra’s and his retinue were soon chased away by the goddess Rama Kushna.

During this encounter, Zed was but a faceless ninja. However, he was very impressed with seeing his venerated master being rejuvenated. His service and renewed enthusiasm apparently led to a promotion.


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Rockin’ Robin

In 2009, Zed was the leader of a trio of League of Assassins operative, working with Owens (sniper) and Pru (close-range firearms). This team was sent to Paris to assassinate Red Robin.

However, their master Ra’s al Ghul knew that the attempt would fail. The real goal was to have Robin find a communicator so Ra and he could talk. But Zed and his team did manage to break contact, making the op more successful than expected.

Red Robin agreed to work with Ra’s. As a result, Zed and his team were sent back to help him. They supported him during a brief clash with the Wild Huntsman and German police. But he ordered them to scram due to their lethal methods.

Pride of Baghdad

Zed and his team were then dispatched to Iraq. Though Wayne didn’t want their help, they were instrumental in helping him navigate the US and local forces there. This allowed Tim to reach the cave where a time-lost Bruce Wayne had painted a Batman symbol, hundreds of thousands of years before.

However, a cadre of elite and/or metahuman assassins, the Council of Spiders, had been preying on League of Assassins operatives. One of them, the Widower, ambushed Zed’s team. Zed and Owens were killed before anybody could react.

Tim Wayne and Pru were grievously wounded. But they narrowly survived thanks to their training and emergency League of Assassins surgery.


Description

See illustrations.


Personality

Zed is a fanatic, who lives and dies at Ra’s al Ghul’s whim. He is emotionally invested in Ra’s welfare.

However, he’s also a smart and articulate bloke. He knows his job, he takes care of his team, he researches the targets and the terrain, etc.. Ra’s could entrust him with extremely sensitive information and complex assignments.

Doing something constructive — by working with Robin — rather than being a murderer intrigued and motivated Zed.



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Zed

Dex: 06 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Obey Ra’s al Ghul
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Assassin
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 05 Wealth: 005
Init: 016 HP: 015

Skills:
Artist (Actor): 03, Charisma: 04, Martial artist (incl. techniques): 06, Vehicles (Land): 04, Weaponry: 05

Advantages:
Credentials (League of Assassins, Low), Expertise (League of Assassins procedures and resources), Schtick (Paired pistols).

Connections:
None demonstrated.

Drawbacks:
SIA toward Obeying Ra’s al Ghul.

Equipment:

  • Phone headset [BODY 01, Cling: 00, Diminution: 01, Radio communication (Encrypted): 07, Limitation: Cling only to remain in place over his ear.]
  • Handguns (x2) [BODY 03, Projectile weapon: 04, Ammo: 15, R#03].
  • Short sword [BODY 04, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 05), Descriptor: Slashing and/or piercing].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Red Robin (2009 run).

Writeup completed on the 17th of January, 2018.

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