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Caiman [kah-ee-MAHN]
Created by Fred Furtado
Name: Rogério Cruz
Born: December 9th, 1930; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wild Card Ability: Enhanced strength and toughness.
ST (50/70/100) 150     DX 11  IQ (10/9/8) 7     HT 14/60 (20/30/45)
Speed: 6.25     Move: 6
Damage: Thr 16d, Sw 18d; Punch 16d, Tail 16d+2
Appearance: Anthropomorphic alligator with greenish-black scales on the back and sides, and yellow scales on the underbelly; 2,50m/350kg.
Advantages: High Pain Threshold, Longevity, Night Vision, Rapid Healing
Disadvantages: Appearance (Hideous), Berserker, Gigantism, Social Stigma (Joker), Wealth (Dead Broke)
Super Advantages: Amphibious, Claws (Small), Damage Resistance (20/30/50) 60 (cut,cr), Extra Hit Points +46, Striker (Tail, Range 2)
Skills: Area Knowledge (Pantanal) 9, Brawling 12, Swimming 11
Language: Portuguese 7
Quirks: Nocturnal
History: Rogério became an ace during the original outbreak of the virus in Rio.  His father, realizing the potential for profit, immediately started promoting Rogério as some kind of superhero, like the Four Aces. Rogério's good looks didn't hurt either. He became the quintessential Brazilian ace do-gooder. Among other things, he became the government spokesperson for the wild card situation, promoted charity and endorsed several products, like Biotônico Fontoura. For the next few years, Rogério and his father basked in the fortune made by the young ace, who was nicknamed Prodígio. Things were looking good, especially because Rogério's strength and stamina seemed to be increasing with time. However, some other changes were going on in Rogério's body. His skin became increasingly scaly and he started losing hair. Eventually, other reptilian characteristics, as well as size changes, became more apparent. Rogério lost several endorsements and even the government decided not to use him as spokesperson. Worse, he started having difficulty maintaining concentration and remembering things.  By the mid-sixties, people considered Rogério a joker and gave him a new nickname, Caiman. The military dictatorship and the resistance tried to recruit him for their side during the late sixties/early seventies, but he proved too unstable for either. The last people saw of Rogério was in 1986, when he joined a government-backed group of aces and joker/aces sent to fight the Swarm close to the border with Peru. He went MIA there. Since that day, there have been sightings of Caiman in Pantanal and Amazonia.
Note: Caiman's atributtes reflect the changes he went through during the years. They represent specific points in time, respectively 1947, 1960, 1973 and 1986. Assuming that Caiman is still alive, his attibutes might be even higher and his IQ even lower.

copyright © 1993 Fred Furtado

 


Capitão-do-Mato [kah-pee-TAUN doo MAH-to]
Created by Fred Furtado
     Capitão-do-Mato was the ace nickname used by Otávio Lira Júnior during his years working for the Military Dictatorship. In the early 80s, shortly before the restoration of the democratic process, Otávio was given a new identity and, eventually, re-recruited into the new government ace agency. He now operates under the nickname Perdigueiro.

copyright © 1993 Fred Furtado


Cascagrossa [kahs-kah-GROH-sah]
Created by Fred Furtado
Name: João Pereira
Born: April 1st, 1971; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wild Card Ability: Enhanced strength and toughness.
ST 27 (40)     DX 11  IQ 8     HT 14/20
Speed: 6.25     Move: 6
Damage: Thr 3d-1(4d+1), Sw 5d+1(7d-1); Punch 3d (4d+2)
Appearance: Male negroid; short black curly hair and black eyes, skin has several calcium deposits; 2,20m/220kg
Advantages: High Pain Threshold, Rapid Healing, Reputation: Violent (Everybody/Combat) +3
Disadvantages: Appearance (Hideous), Berserker, Bully, Gigantism, Social Stigma (Joker), Sense of Duty (Azraiíl), Wealth (Struggling)
Super Advantages: Damage Resistance 10 (cut,cr), Enhanced Strength +13 (Only when berserk -30%), Extra Hit Points +6, Iron Hands
Skills: Area Knowledge (Saramandaia) 10, Brawling 13, Streetwise 10
Language: Portuguese 8
Quirks: Idolizes Azraiíl; Liked to work with Navalhada; Likes to brawl
History: João was born a joker.  He was ugly and not very bright, but he was strong. If  he was born anywhere else, João would have been recruited by a number of criminal gangs, including the Red Commando. However, living in Saramandaia shielded him from the worst of it. He did find his way into crime eventually, though.  When he was 18, João came to the attention of Azrai'l, who was recruiting wild card muscle. Since then, he has been a loyal employee and been on several conflicts with the police, the underworld and other wild carders.

copyright © 1993 Fred Furtado



Coldcut
Created by Fred Furtado
Name: David Jennings
Born: 1959; Philladelphia, USA
Wild Card Ability: Coldcut can drain heat from bodies and environment, and needs to do it in order to survive.
ST 11     DX 12   IQ 12     HT 12
Speed: 6      Move: 6
Damage: Thr 1d-1, Sw 1d+1; Knife 1d imp/1d cut, Punch 1d-1
Appearance: Male caucasian; short, light brown hair and blue eyes; 1,80m/67kg
Advantages: Appearance (Attractive), Combat Reflexes, Reputation: Dangerous ace (Everybody/10-) +2
Disadvantages: Compulsive Carousing, Bad Sight, Duty (Azraiíl)
Super Advantages: Temperature Tolerance (Heat only)
Super Disadvantages: Dependency (Heat/hourly)
Powers and Skills: Psychokinesis (Cryokinesis skill only; Always on -20%, Instantaneous +20%, Touch only -20%) 18 (12)
Skills: Carousing 16, Dancing 13, Fast-Draw (Knife) 17, Guns (Pistol/TL7) 16, Judo 14, Karate 14, Knife 18, Savoir-Faire 14, Sex Appeal 13
Languages: English (Native) 12, Portuguese 10, Spanish 10
Maneuvers: Feint [Knife] 20, Hit Location [Knife] 18
Quirks: Cold-blooded; Doesnít take unnecessary risks; Professional; Yuppie
History: David was born in Philladelphia, but his parents were from New York and were both carriers of the wild card virus.  David lived in a rough neighborhood and learned how to take care of himself. When he was fourteen, he met a man who teached him how to use the knife in deadly ways. His abilities developed during his late teens, when he almost died during the winter. Realizing he needed to move to warmer climates, David traveled to South America and started selling his services as a henchman and assassin. He developed quite a reputation and, eventually, came to Rio to work for Azrai'l.
Note: Coldcut needs to drain heat to survive. Because of that, he needs environmental temperatures of at least 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit). Less than that and he will need to drain heat from somewhere, or someone, else.

copyright © 1993 Fred Furtado



Cruzeiro do Sul [kroo-zay-ROO doo SOOL]
Created by Fred Furtado
Name: Paulo Alves Parise
Born: September 7th, 1959; São Paulo, Brazil
Wild Card Ability: Cruzeiro do Sul can fly, generate a force field and shoot energy blasts.
ST 11     DX 15   IQ 12     HT 12
Speed: 6.75      Move: 6, 864 flying (3,110.4 kph/1,943.8 mph)
Damage: Thr 1d-1, Sw 1d+1;  Energy Blast 16d
Appearance: Male caucasian; short, dark brown hair and brown eyes; 1,72m/70kg
Advantages: Acute Vision +3, Military Rank 3, Wealth (Comfortable), Reputation: Famous Ace (In Brazil/all the time) +2
Disadvantages: Duty (Brazilian Government)
Super Advantages: Acceleration Tolerance 7*, Damage Resistance 50, Extra Fatigue +20, Flight, Super Flight x6 (Costs 1 Fatigue if speed is over Mach 1, -5%)
Powers and Skills: Energy Blast (Costs 2 fatigue, -10%) 18 (16)
Skills: Flying 20, Guns (Pistol/TL7) 16, Leadership 14, Mechanic (Fighter jet) 14, Pilot (Fighter jet) 17, Savoir-Faire (Military) 12, Sonic Boom 15*
Languages: English 10, Italian 9, Portuguese (Native) 12
Quirks: Career military officer; Enjoys using his powers; Fighter jet buff; No nonsense type
History: Paulo's parents told him at an early age that he had the wild card virus, but that never prevented him from doing all he wanted to do. During his teenage years, he became infatuated with fighter jets and decided to join the Air Force. During his Academy years, the instructors found out that Paulo could withstand more than double the G-forces that a normal human could. In any other job, that ability would have been considered a deuce, but in Paulo's line of work it became a huge advantage. He became one of the top pilots in the Brazilian Air Force. In 1989, Paulo found out that his ace was much more useful than he thought. A major malfunction in the F-5 jet he was flying forced Paulo to eject. However, the seat's parachute failed to activate. While plummetinh to his death, the only thing Paulo could think of was that he wanted to live. At that moment, a silvery fiery aura appeared around him and his fall stopped. Moreover, he started "falling" in the wrong direction. It didn't take him long to realize he could fly. The government was very interested in Paulo from then on. He was immediately recruited to the government team of aces, under the control of the Secretaria de Assuntos Especiais (Secretary of Special Affairs). Paulo has become a valued member of the team and is now second-in-command.
Note: * refers to new abilities from Robert M. Schroeck's homepage.

copyright © 1993 Fred Furtado


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