REAL NAME: Archibald (Archie) Masters
OCCUPATION: Astronomy Professor at Grand University
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Nedor, Vermont
WEIGHT: 210 pounds
TECH LEVEL: Modern (1)
Reflexes 2D (5D): Brawling 3D (6D), piloting (self) 3D (6D)
Coordination 2D (5D): Catch 3D (6D), thrown weapons 3D (6D)
Physique 2D (28D): Lifting 4D (30D), resistance 3D (29D)
Knowledge 3D: Research 4D, scholar 4D (astronomy +4D), science 4D (astronomy +4D)
Perception 2D: Engineering 3D
Presence: 2D: Bluff 4D, command 5D, persuasion 4D
ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES: Contact (Grand University) -2D, Courage -2D; Dependent (Jane Peters) +1D, Enemy (Nazis) +4D, Secret Identity +3D.
PDV: 1 (3)
UNARMED BDV: 3D (4D)
P/L BONUS: +2 (+15)
HERO POINTS: 11
CHARACTER POINTS: 84
BODY POINTS: 26 (114)
POWERS: Superattributes: Reflexes, Coordination 3D each; Superattributes: Physique 26D; Natural Armor (dense skin) 10D, Flight 12D.
HISTORY: In 1941, believing he had discovered a new planet near Uranus, Grand University Astronomy professor Archie Masters rushed to inform physicist Professor Scott. Scott was about to split an atom, when Masters was caught in the energy release. After leaving the hospital, he was accosted by a mugger. Manifesting invulnerability and great strength, he defeated the criminal.
Theorizing that, as the energetic power of the atom is practically unlimited when the atom smasher went off, it rearranged his atomic structure, giving him “virtually limitless power”. He swore an oath to protect his country from evil as The Crusader.
In his first adventure, he uncovered a plot to seize power by simultaneously exploding multiple bombs across the country. Tracking the saboteurs to their headquarters, he destroyed them with one of their own bombs.