Rampart

F
Gd 10
A
Rm 30
S
Ty 6
E
Gd 10
R
Ex 20
I
Gd 10
P
Gd 10
Res
Ex 20
Pop
Sh 0

Health:
Karma:
56
40

Origin:

Like almost all of his fellow GI Joes, Dwayne is a normal human - albeit a highly trained one. He has no super human powers to speak of, relying solely on his natural and trained skills, not to mention a whole lot of firepower, to get the job done.

Known Powers:

(none)

Limitations / Enhancements:

(none)

Equipment:

Knife: a backup should he run out of ammunition, Dwayne carries a knife on him at all times. Made from Incredible (40) m.s. materials, Dwayne can use this tool to cut through items of like m.s., or instead inflict Edged Attack damage on living, breathing targets.

Machine Gun: his secondary armament, Dwayne wields this weapon with a stabilizing arm attached to his belt. It inflicts Good (10) Shooting damage in a small burst of lead, or Excellent (20) Shooting damage in a magazine-burning, fully automatic spread.

Rocket Launcher: his primary combat implement, this weapon allows Dwayne to shoot down incoming missiles (or aircraft) from an earth-based position. Dwayne's launcher fires air defense artillery missiles (ground to air weapons), projectiles possessing these vehicular statistics:

C
Rm 30
S
Am 50
B
Gd 10
Damage
Remarkable (30) Fragmentary (EA)

Quirks:

Rank Boost / Agility: assisting him in both his duties as an ADA missile specialist and his favorite past-time (video games), this quirk demonstrates Dwayne's uncannily accurate and fast reflexes. It grants Dwayne a permanent +1 CS to his Agility score (already applied above).

Talents:

Guns: thanks to his uncanny hand-eye coordination and reflexes, it didn't take much training to make Dwayne proficient with firearms. When firing standard, semi-automatic or fully automatic rifles or pistols, Dwayne may do so as though his Agility was +1 CS higher than listed above.

Marksman: his specialty, this talent describes Dwayne's skill with line of sight and rocket-propelled weapon systems. Whether firing a mortar, a light anti-tank weapon, or controlling a wire-guided surface to air missile, Dwayne may do so at a +1 CS to the Agility rank listed above.

Martial Arts type B: while his main talents lie in computerized attack systems, Dwayne can nonetheless defend himself unarmed. Thanks to his Basic training, Dwayne may attempt any unarmed attack maneuver as though his Fighting score was +1 CS higher than indicated above.

Military / Unites States: the source of all his practical combat skills, this talent serves as an 'origin' of sorts for Dwayne. Thanks to his intense Navy training, Dwayne has an inherent understanding of military protocols and procedures (you know, the SOP).

Contacts:

Part of the GI Joe team since 1990, Dwayne may count the members of that organization for aid under any reasonable circumstances. After all, the Joes take care of each other, being fully aware what their fellows are capable of... as well as what they've faced together in the past.

Costume:

While working with the Joes, Dwayne wears a somewhat heavy outfit (good for keeping warm). It consists of a large, dark brown leather jacket, khakis colored trousers, black leather gloves, black and green camo leather boots, a blue visor, a khakis cap, and a khakis hood.

Personality:

Dwayne is a gamer at heart, and spends all his spare time mastering video games as they are released. He's not quite the shut-in you'd expect however; he seems to enjoy working with others towards a common goal - especially if said goal involves blowing up enemy equipment!

Real Name: Dwayne A. Felix, Grade E-4
Occupation: shoreline defender, air defense artillery missile specialist
Legal Status: citizen of the United States with no known criminal record
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: GI Joe

Height: 5' 10"
Hair: unrevealed
Eyes: brown
Weight: 155 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none.

Story:

Dwayne was born with abnormally acute reflexes and reaction speed. Nothing quite superhuman mind you, just exceptional talent in these areas. This lended itself to a youth spent with a joystick in hand, and there wasn't a day that went by where you wouldn't find Dwayne in an arcade.

Upon graduating college, Dwayne found himself... lacking reliable income, much less a real challenge - he'd beat every video game published to date. As it turned out, he found a way to feed his need for high intensity computerized action with a steady job.

He joined the Navy!

Specializing in Air Defense Artillery, Dwayne grew to notoriety after attaining the highest combat success ratio in the 7th fleet for 'splashing' enemy aircraft. He found that he got the ultimate rush from smashing enemy missiles just feet from their target with his own.

Combining his job and his passion thus, it was only a matter of time before the GI Joe recruiters decided he'd make a perfect addition to their group. Thinking this yet another step up the thrill ride of his military career thus far, Dwayne joined the GI Joe team as the one and only Rampart.

He definitely didn't swipe that codename from the game of the same name, nope nope.

After surviving the truly brutal GI Joe entry exam, Dwayne was quickly put to use, his first documented action with the team being a mission into the Middle Eastern nation of Benzheen, performing backup with Backblast for a stealth mission flown by Ghost Rider and Slipstream.

The rest of Dwayne's missions with Joes have been similarly classified, 'special missions', the details of which have yet to be revealed to the general public. It is known that Dwayne was a member of the GI Joe team until it was deactivated by the powers that be in late 1994, however.

(Historical Divergence)

It is unknown if Dwayne retired from the military at this time or returned to the Navy, though a majority of the Joes seemed to have reassumed conventional postings after the team was disbanded. That is, until the team was reactivated anew but a few years later!

This time around though, the team had a different structure. It primarily consisted of a small company of 'greenshirt' Joes led by a couple of veterans from the old team. As things went, Dwayne was not brought in to this second incarnation of the GI Joe team at first.

He was was eventually 'invited' back to the team for an assault on Cobra Island and its then-current occupants, the Coil. Dwayne continued his second stint with the Joes after this operation, though things went bad on a mission in Brazil with Glenda and Hardball.

Looking in on a suspected Cobra base, the trio found their targets dead, just in time to become, themselves, the focus of a hit squad operated by another terrorist outfit, the Red Shadows. Rampart and his fellow Joes never even saw what hit them...!

Extra Goodies:

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