REAL NAME: Christopher Smith
OCCUPATION: Government Operative
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Mobile
WEIGHT: 210 pounds
TECH LEVEL: Modern (1)
Reflexes 3D: Brawling 8D, climbing 4D, dodge 6D, driving 5D, martial arts 6D, melee weapons 7D, piloting 6D (U-X Jet Fighter +3D, self +1D), sneak 5D
Coordination 4D: Lockpicking 5D, marksmanship 8D (guns +4D), thievery 5D, thrown weapons 8D
Physique 4D: Leap 6D, lifting 8D, resistance 6D, running 5D
Knowledge 3D: Computer ops 6D, criminology 5D, demolitions 8D, medicine (first-aid) 5D, research 5D, security 7D
Perception 3D: Repair 4D (Peacemaker equipment +2D), search 7D, shadowing 7D, surveillance 7D, survival 8D
Presence 3D: Bluff 4D, command 4D, interrogation 4D, intimidation 6D, willpower 4D
Advantages/Disadvantages: Attractive Appearance -2D, Contact (Suicide Squad) -4D, Contact (Project: Peacemaker) -5D, Courage -2D, Observant -2D, Speed Draw (guns) -1D, Dark Secret (father was a Nazi) +2D, Hides Emotions +1D, Medical Problem (Mental Illness – Peacemaker suffered from bipolar disorder and possibly schizophrenia, believing that the souls of people he killed inhabited his helmet and spoke to him. He was also plagued by hallucinations of his dead father egging him on to violence.) +4D, Paranoia +3D
UNARMED BDV: 4D/1D
P/L BONUS: +4
HERO POINTS: 10
VILLAIN POINTS: 2
CHARACTER POINTS: 85
BODY POINTS: 40
Equipment: Handgun (BDV 5Dx3), Body Armor (Armor Value 16), Knife (BDV 2D), Fragmentation Grenades (6Dx3), Smoke and Tear Gas Grenades (-1D penalty to all Reflexes, Coordination, and sight-based Perception rolls), Helmet (Armor Value 20, Sonic Manipulation 2D), Jetpack (Flight 4D). Peacemaker may have other equipment as needed for each mission.
History: Peacemaker is the only son of Austrian munitions manufacturer Wolfgang Schmidt and American children’s book author Elizabeth Lewis. Christopher’s toddler years were pretty typical for a child of his social and economic class. However, Christopher’s life quickly changed as his father’s past was soon revealed when WWII documents obtained by the were opened. Wolfgang Schmidt had been an officer in the Nazis’ elite SS corps. and responsible for the deaths of over 50,000 innocent lives. Knowing his arrest was imminent, Wolfgang committed suicide right in front of Christopher on his fifth birthday.
His mother Elizabeth, wanting to erase the taint of evil her husband soiled her with, quickly relocated from to her native with Christopher and legally changed their last name to Smith. The death of his father and constant upheaval at such an early age left Christopher severely traumatized. Christopher became unruly and a bullying throughout his adolescent years. When he turned 18 he enlisted in the military, which seemed to have a positive influence over him. In a couple of years he was recognized as an exemplary soldier.
His unit was sent to where he continued to serve with distinction and was promoted to sergeant. During the tenth month of his tour Christopher lead a scouting mission on a small village suspected of harboring enemy North Vietnamese troops. For no apparent reason Christopher fired upon the village inhabitants, killing old men, women and children. Christopher was court-martialed and sentence to life imprisonment at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary.
Near the end of his second year of imprisonment, Christopher was offered a pardon if he joined Project: Peacemaker, a top-secret, high-tech, independent anti-terrorist squad. Eight months into the program Project: Peacemaker was shut down and quickly became lost in the bureaucratic shuffle. Christopher was able to walk out of the base and disappear without incident. A year later, Christopher reappears in, running his father’s businesses and heading the Pax Institute (a non-profit organization devoted to the interest of peace and providing social services to victims of terrorism the world over). The experience of the program steered Christopher to achieve its prime directive: the combating of terrorism. He took the Peacemaker name for himself and established a new costumed identity.
Christopher’s sanity became increasingly unstable and his actions more violent. He began hearing the voice his father Wolfgang and believed the souls of those who fell victim to terrorism resided in his helmet urging him towards more violence and retribution. Christopher loved peace so much he was willing to kill for it. Attempts to stop his violent tendencies or control them came from the top-secret government bureau lead by Valentina Vostock called the Agency. However, Christopher could not be contained and he began creating enemies to fight. Harry Stein and the Vigilante (Dave Winston) were two such “enemies” Christopher pursued. The Agency once again stepped in, but not before Christopher killed the Vigilante.
Despite his instability the Agency attempted to make him a field operative. They were able to recondition him so that the souls speaking to him within his helmet disappeared and he was given a live psychologist named Dr. Bridgette D’Abo, in which to resolve his fears. Around this time, Vostock relinquished command of the Agency to Harry Stein, who recreated it into a new organization, dubbed Checkmate, in relation to its chess-inspired command structure. Christopher continued to work for the newly reformed organization.
Christopher was next recruited by Amanda Waller (of the Suicide Squad) to join the Shadow Fighters, whose mission was to free the South American country of Parador taking over by Eclipso. The first attempt failed with Eclipso killing many heroes, in which Christopher was one of them. His soul, however, lived on in purgatory, and made an appearance in Day of Judgment helping a group of heroes return to Earth.
Peacemaker later returned to life through unknown means. He aided the Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle for a time before once again falling under the sway of Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad. Most recently, he has been functioning as a defacto field commander for the team made up of mostly villains.