MANHUNTER (PAUL KIRK/KIRK DEPAUL)

Real Name: Kirk DePaul (aka Paul Kirk)
Base of Operations: Mobile
Marital Status: Single
Race: Human (clone)

Advantages: Allies (Power Company), Contacts (Intelligence community, various underworld/mercenary organizations), Courage, Hardiness, Speed Draw
Disadvantages: Dark Secret (Manhunter is a clone of Paul Kirk), Fanatic (Manhunter always completes a contract), Hides Emotions, Secret Identity

Reflexes: 3D Acrobatics 7D, brawling 6D, dodge 8D, martial arts 11D, melee weapons 9D (bundi dagger + 2D), sneak 8D
Coordination: 3D Marksmanship 10D (pistols, hunting rifles + 2D each), missile weapons 6D, thrown weapons 9D (shuriken + 2D)
Physique: 4D Resistance 7D, running 6D, swimming 6D
Knowledge: 3D Medicine 4D (first aid + 1D), research 8D, scholar 4D (big game hunting + 5D), security 8D
Perception: 3D Hide 7D, search 8D, shadowing 8D, surveillance 8D, survival 8D, tracking 11D
Presence: 3D Animal handling 5D, disguise 5D, intimidation 7D, willpower 8D

PDV: 4
Unarmed BDV: 4D / 1D
P/l Bonus: + 2
Hero Points: 16 Villain Points: 4 Body Points: 42
Character Points: 140

Powers: Immunity 9D, Healing 9D

Equipment: 1916 Mauser (BDV 5Dx2; range: 30/75/150, ammo:8, rate of fire: 1), throwing knife (BDV 2D), shuriken (BDV 1D), bundi dagger (BDV 3D)

History : The original Paul Kirk became a costumed hero after his friend Police Inspector Donovan was killed by a villain. Patterning himself after tales he’d heard of a Manhunter cult, he eventually brought his friend’s killer to justice. Kirk continued as the Manhunter throughout the 1940s and served as a member of the All-Star Squadron. In 1946 he retired from his heroic career and became a Big Game hunter. After being trampled by an elephant and left for dead, he was found by the secretive Council, who used him as the basis of their army of clones. Kirk eventually escaped and resurrected his Manhunter identity to strike back at the Council. With the aid of the Batman, he brought down the international organization but it was at the cost of his own life.

Since then, two clones have appeared, having either survived the final battle at the Council’s headquarters or having escaped before then. The first led a small group of villains against Darkseid’s forces, resulting in his death. The second, taking the name Kirk DePaul, travelled the world, selling his services to whomever could afford them. Eventually he clashed with Nightwing, who accused Kirk DePaul of sullying Paul Kirk’s good name. Manhunter currently serves as a member of the Power Company, a metahuman group organized along the lines of a law firm.

Published by Barry Reese

Professional author that has worked for publishers as diverse as Marvel Comics, Moonstone Books, Wild Cat Books, Airship 27 and Pro Se Press!

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