Rocket Red


Submitted by Mooman

Real Name: Dmitri Pushkin Gorki
Base of Operations: Russia
Marital Status: Married
Race: Human
Advantages: Allies (JLI, Rocket Reds), Contacts (Russian Military)
Disadvantages: Dependents (family)
Reflexes: 3D (4D)
Brawling 6D (7D), dodging 6D (7D), piloting 5D (self + 3D)
Coordination: 3D (4D)
Marksmanship 5D (6D) [10D]
Physique: 4D (6D)
Lifting 6D (8D) [12D]
Knowledge: 3D
Computer ops 8D, demolitions 6D, languages (English) 4D, medicine (first aid) 5D, navigation 5D, scholar 5D (Russian history + 1D)
Perception: 3D
Repair 6D (armor + 2D), streetwise (Russia) 5D, surveillance 5D, survival 6D
Presence: 2D
Command 3D, persuasion 7D, willpower 7D
PDV: 3 (4)
Unarmed BDV: 4D
P/l Bonus: + 3 (+ 4) [+ 6]
Hero Points: 6 Body Points: 50
Character Points: 40 Powers: Superattributes: Reflexes and Coordination +1D; Physique +2D

Equipment: Armor [Armor Value 25, Body Points 200, Enhancement modifiers: Lifting, Marksmanship +4D, Energy Absorption: 3D, Energy Projection: 16D, Environment: 5D, Flight: 12D, Mechanical Manipulation: 1D(range: touch), Radar Sense: 5D]

History: The Soviet Union had a team of armored soldiers known as the Rocket Red Brigade. The Rocket Reds performed all the functions in the USSR that superheroes performed in America. The technology for the Rocket Red battlesuit was given to the Soviets by the Green Lantern known as Kilowog. At the time, Kilowog thought that communism was a good idea and was appalled at America’s metahuman superiority. Inside each suit is a special genetically engineered soldier, drafted by the Kremlin itself. After the current incarnation of the Justice League went international, the Soviets insisted that the League accept a Soviet hero into its ranks to balance the American inclusion of Captain Atom before the Politburo would officially recognize the organization. JLI beneficiary Maxwell Lord didn’t think that this was a bad idea, since he wanted to insure that the League wouldn’t become a pawn of the US Government, so he invited the Soviet Government to assign one of the Rocket Reds to the team. The first Rocket Red that was assigned to the JLI turned out to be an evil Manhunter spy. He was replaced by the Soviets when his duplicity was discovered. The second Rocket Red chosen was Dmitri Gorki, who just happened to have met the Justice League a few months earlier when a group of Rocket Reds was called upon to prevent the League from entering the Soviet Union shortly after the League was founded. Dmitri was kicked in the face by Black Canary on this occasion. Dmitri served with the Justice League’s European branch at which time he picked up a far more powerful battlesuit on a mission to Apokolips. He has now returned to Russia to be their hero in a post Soviet world. (History taken from Mayfair Games Justice League Sourcebook)

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