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I don't find professional wrestlers all that interesting as characters (what do they do other than wrestle) but Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson played an interesting action hero type in a movie whose title I cannot remember. IIRC, he was a chef who had been hired to track down a missing person and got into a lot of trouble as a result in Central America.

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I don't find professional wrestlers all that interesting as characters (what do they do other than wrestle) but Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson played an interesting action hero type in a movie whose title I cannot remember. IIRC' date=' he was a chef who had been hired to track down a missing person and got into a lot of trouble as a result in Central America.[/quote']

 

The Rundown. He was the loanshark's best money collector, who wanted his kid to come home. So Johnson's character took the job so he would have enough money to start his own restaurant, and get out of the leg breaking business.

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I don't find professional wrestlers all that interesting as characters (what do they do other than wrestle)

in shark boy's case he could be MISTAKEN for a super-hero while making a public appearance in character and either be attacked or he could prevent a robery or a kidnapping a la martial arts characters

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for anyone asking about the stats for cordel walker aka walker texas ranger see the dark champions forum threa jj"colt walker "mquade ive been told by the thread starter that the stats can also be used for walker as both he and mquade were portrayed by chuck norris

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Sergeant Nicholas Angel

 

[b]Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes[/b]
13	STR	3	12-	Lift 151.6 kg; 2 1/2d6 HTH Damage [3]
15	DEX	15	12-	OCV:  5/DCV:  5
18	CON	16	13-
11	BODY	2	11-
15	INT	5	12-	PER Roll 12-/14-
15	EGO	10	12-	ECV:  5
15	PRE	5	12-	PRE Attack:  3d6
10	COM	0	11-

5	PD	2		Total:  5 PD (0 rPD)
4	ED	0		Total:  4 ED (0 rED)
3	SPD	5		Phases:  4, 8, 12
7	REC	0
36	END	0
27	STUN	0		[b]Total Characteristic Cost:  63[/b]

[b]Movement:[/b]	Running:	7"/14"
	Leaping:	2"/4"
	Swimming:	2"/4"

[b]Cost	Powers	END[/b]
Martial Arts: Olympic Fencing
Maneuver	OCV	DCV	Damage
5	Lunge	+1	-2	Weapon +4 DC Strike
4	Parry	+2	+2	Block, Abort
4	Riposte	+2	+2	Weapon +2 DC Strike, Must Follow Block
5	Thrust	+1	+3	Weapon  Strike
0	Weapon Element:  Blades

Martial Arts: Jujutsu and Police Hand-To-Hand Training
Maneuver	OCV	DCV	Notes
4	Block	+2	+2	Block, Abort
4	Disarm	-1	+1	Disarm; 23 STR to Disarm
4	Dodge	--	+5	Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
3	Legsweep	+2	-1	3 1/2d6 Strike, Target Falls
3	Punch	+1	+0	4 1/2d6 Strike
5	Takeaway	+0	+0	Grab Weapon, 23 STR to take weapon away
3	Throw	+0	+1	2 1/2d6 +v/5, Target Falls
1	Weapon Element:  Clubs (includes nightstick and tonfa)

2	"Holds The Met Record For The 100 Meter Dash":  Running +1" 
(7" total), END 1
2	"There Is Always Something Going On":  +2 PER with Normal Sight

[b]Perks[/b]
3	Fringe Benefit:  Local Police Powers, Weapon Permit (where 
appropriate)
2	Fringe Benefit:  Police Sergeant
2	"You're Making Everyone Look Bad":  Reputation:  Hero Cop (City Of 
London) 11-, +2/+2d6

[b]Talents[/b]
6	"Three Injuries In The Line Of Duty":  Combat Luck (3 PD/3 ED)

[b]Skills[/b]
20	"Academically Excelled":  +2 Overall
12	"I Hear You're Quite The Marksman":  +2 with HTH and Ranged 
Combat

3	"You've Never Taken A Shortcut Before?":  Acrobatics 12-
2	AK: Sanford, Gloucestershire 11-
3	Breakfall 12-
3	"I'd Like To Talk To The Inspector":  Bureaucratics 12-
2	"I Kind Of Like It Here":  CK: London 11-
3	"Ever Been In A High Speed Pursuit?":  Combat Driving 12-
3	"You Do Realize That Window Was Broken From The Inside?":  
Criminology 12-
3	"I Just Got A Brainwave":  Deduction 12-
2	Gambling (Chess) 12-
3	"The Execution Of Unquestionable Moral Authority":  KS: Criminal Law 
And Procedure 12-
2	KS: Fencing 11-
2	KS: Jujutsu 11-
3	"Police Work Is Not About Proper Action Or Sh*t":  KS: The Law 
Enforcement World 12-
2	"We're Actually Supposed To Call It "The Service" Now":  KS: Police 
Rules And Regulations 11-
0	Language:  English (idiomatic; literate)
3	"It's About Procedural Correctness":  PS: Police Officer 12-
3	"We've Got Work To Do":  Research 12-
3	SS:  Political Science 12-
3	SS:  Sociology 12-
3	"I Prefer To Think My Office Is Out On The Street":  Streetwise 12-
2	"...To Travel At 48 In A 30 Zone":  Systems Operation (Radar) 12-
1	"I Didn't Know We Had A Mounted Division":  TF:  Equines
1	TF:  Small Motorized Ground Vehicles, Two-Wheeled Muscle-Powered 
Ground Vehicles
10	"Ever Fired Two Guns Whilst Jumping Through The Air?":  Two-
Weapon Fighting (Ranged) 
3	"Active Duty, SO19 Armed Response Unit":  WF:  Small Arms, Blades, 
Clubs

[b]Total Powers & Skill Cost:  162
Total Cost:  225

75+	Disadvantages[/b]
5	Distinctive Features:  Uniform (Easily Concealed; Noticed and 
Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
10	Distinctive Features:  Style (Not Concealable; Noticed and 
Recognizable; Detectable By Large Group)
10	Hunted:  Metropolitan Police Department 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching)
0	Normal Characteristic Maxima
20	Psychological Limitation:  Obsessed With The Job (Very Common, 
Strong)
15	Psychological Limitation:  "The Law Can Be Proper, Righteous, And For 
The Good Of Humankind" (Common, Strong)
20	Social Limitation:  Subject To Orders (Very Frequently, Major)
70	[b]Experience Points

Total Disadvantage Points:  225[/b]

 

Background/History: Nicholas Angel is the Metropolitan Police Service’s top officer. Born in London, by his own admission he can’t remember a time when he didn’t want to be a police officer (except for a time in the summer of 1979 when he wanted to be Kermit the Frog). Much of this desire stems from his Uncle Derek, who was a sergeant in the Met, and bought young Nicholas a police pedal car when he was five. Nicholas states that driving around his neighborhood in the car instilled in him a clear sense of right and wrong, and molded his ideas about the law and what it means.

 

Graduating from Canterbury University in 1993 with a double major in politics and sociology, Nicholas then attended Hendon College of Police Training, where he showed remarkable aptitude in field exercises, riot control, and urban pacification. Academically, his theoretically coursework was excellent and he virtually aced his final exams, graduating with distinction and being awarded the Baton of Honor.

 

Upon joining the Metropolitan Police Service, he displayed great effectiveness and popularity in the local community, and was eventually promoted to the SO19 Armed Response Team. Since then he’s been awarded a Bravery Award, nine special commendations in the last year, has an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer, and has been injured three times in the line of duty.

 

Personality/Motivation: Although a stellar officer, Nicholas Angel is also a man obsessed. To him, his job is his life and his life is his job. He’s had a few romantic relationships, but for the most part he lives, breathes, and sleeps police work. He is also a strict and almost uncompromising upholder of the law, best illustrated in a scene where he finds a number of underage drinkers at the local pub. After being told they are allowed to drink to keep them off of the streets (and out of trouble), he replies: “Well, that’s as maybe, but the law’s the law and they’’ll have to go.”

 

Nicholas also understands that in order to be an effective police officer, you need to work all sides of an issue, or as he puts it: “Police work is as much about preventing crime as it is about fighting crime.” He is a stickler for proper paperwork, the taking of accurate notes (he says his notebook is his most important weapon), and paying attention to everything happening around him.

 

Quote: "I may not be a man of God, Reverend, but I know right from wrong, and I have the good grace to know which is which."

Powers/Tactics: It seems there’s little Nicholas can’t do, and even less he can’t do effectively. Aside from his police training, he’s taken courses in advanced driving and cycling, practices Olympic fencing and judo, plays chess (specifically ‘speed chess’), and is said to be an expert marksman. He backs all of this up with a clear understanding of the law, a keen intellect, and a sharp eye.

 

If involved in an altercation, Nicholas prefers a measured response. He’ll give a lawbreaker a chance to surrender peacefully, and then respond accordingly. He’s chased down fleeing suspects on foot, shot a man armed with a Kalashnikov, and successfully defended himself from a man armed with a sword through the use of his police issue tonfa. Even in the midst of a gunfight he tries to avoid outright killing people, aiming for the legs and shoulders, or shooting at various supporting objects (chains, straps, and the like) in order to use the landscape against his opponents.

 

Appearance: Nicholas Angel is of average height, with a lean, but strong build. He keeps his blond hair trimmed short and is clean shaven. On duty he wears the regulation uniform (including tactical vest), off duty he wears casual clothing.

 

Designer's Notes: Nicholas Angel appears in the film Hot Fuzz, a hilarious send-up of American action films by the creators of Shawn Of The Dead. He’s pretty much as presented, a straight-laced police officer who upholds the law with fierce determination. Based on how he appeared in the movie, Nicholas may seem a little light with regards to his Characteristics, but he wasn’t that much faster than most people. However, he was hard to put down (hence his 18 CON), and took a gunshot with little effect (Combat Luck).

 

Game Masters can use Nicholas as a model for similar characters, or simply have him come to their campaign town for a bit of cross-training. If you need to make him tougher, up his STR to 15, his DEX to 18, and his SPD to 4. You can also season his CSLs to taste.

 

(Nicholas Angel created by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

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Re: Hero Goes to the Movies (or TV Shows)!

 

I don't find professional wrestlers all that interesting as characters (what do they do other than wrestle)

 

The wrestlers themselves might not be "interesting" but it could be fun to write up their "personas".

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actually my sisters a fan of mick st.james i thought his stats would be a good idea

 

You could try writing him up yourself.

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When I get some free time I want to write up Danny the Dog from Unleashed but I've fallen behind on my Streetfighter: The Contenders write ups.

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It's a pity I'm broke this week. A local art house is showing OSS 117: Nest of Spies and Agent OSS-117 is a perfect character to be written up for HERO, in that he is France's top secret agent -- and also a complete idiot, chauvinist pig and racist jerk. The movie involves the agent going to Egypt for a mission and botching it completely, all the while believing himself to be cool, suave and competent. The movie, which was made in 2007, is shot to look as if it was made in the 1960's (when OSS-117 was a popular film and book character in France -- sort of the French James Bond although the character predates Bond by about a decade and a half) complete with bad lighting and dodgy effects.

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It's a pity I'm broke this week. A local art house is showing OSS 117: Nest of Spies and Agent OSS-117 is a perfect character to be written up for HERO' date=' in that he is France's top secret agent -- and also a complete idiot, chauvinist pig and racist jerk. The movie involves the agent going to Egypt for a mission and botching it completely, all the while believing himself to be cool, suave and competent. The movie, which was made in 2007, is shot to look as if it was made in the 1960's (when OSS-117 was a popular film and book character in France -- sort of the French James Bond although the character predates Bond by about a decade and a half) complete with bad lighting and dodgy effects.[/quote']

the inspector clusoeu of the spy world huh?

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