Real Name: Alexi Andreovitch Shostakov
Base of Operations: Mobile
Marital Status: Divorced
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 22o lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Red
Race: Human
Tech Level: Modern (1)

ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES: Contact (Black Widow) -2D, Courage -2D, Patron (KGB, this only applies early in his career)-4D, Dark Secret (Knows all the dark secrets that the Russian government doesn’t want exposed) +3D, Extremely Competitive +2D, Impulsiveness +2D

Reflexes 3D: Acrobatics 4D, brawling 9D, climbing 5D, dodge 6D, driving 4D, melee weapons 6D, piloting 12D, sneak 4D
Coordination 3D: Lockpicking 4D, marksmanship 5D, thrown weapons 5D (magnetic disc +4D)
Physique 4D: Leap 6D, lifting 8D, running 6D
Knowledge 3D: Demolitions 5D, scholar (Russian history) 6D, security 8D
Perception 2D: Shadowing 5D, survival 6D
Presence 2D: Command 5D, intimidation 5D

PDV: 3
Unarmed BDV: 5D
P/l Bonus: +4
Hero Points: 6
Villain Points: 5
Body Points: 40
Character Points: 95

Equipment: Magnetic Throwing Disc – BDV 2D, Range 15/30/45, Rate of Fire 1; The disc will return to him via magnetic devices housed in the disc and in his belt. Padded costume – armor value 8.

Powers: Immortality (Longevity) 1D

History: Alexei Shostakov was one of the Soviet Union’s most acclaimed test pilots whose heroism caught the attention of the KGB. They arranged for Shostakov to wed Natasha Romanoff , a top agent of the secret Red Room Academy, later known as the Black Widow. Intending to manipulate Natasha years after the couple’s marriage the KGB arranged for a rocket Shostakov was supposedly piloting to exploded, giving the appearance of his apparent death.

Shostakov’s “death” drove Natasha deeper into the Red Room’s service, although, in reality Shostakov, was alive and recruited into the KGB. He was given the identity of the Red Guardian, a costumed heroic guise first assigned to Aleksey Lebedev (aka Volodymyr Fomin) during World War II by Soviet Premier Josef Stalin, but the costume had become the property of the Red Room. Through the Red Guardian, the Russians hoped to hone a national hero to represent them just as Captain America (Steve Rogers) represented the USA. During Shostakov’s training, the Black Widow, who was again using her maiden name, turned against her superiors, and defected to the USA, becoming romantically involved with Hawkeye (Clint Barton) of the Avengers. In recent years Alexei has attempted to reclaim his Red Guardian identity from his numerous successors and he hopes to live up to his ideals at last.

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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