REAL NAME: Charley Parker
OCCUPATION: Hero for hire
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Los Angeles, California
WEIGHT: 195 pounds
TECH LEVEL: Modern (1)
Reflexes 3D: Brawling 4D, driving 4D, melee weapons (gauntlet talons) 4D, piloting (self) 6D
Coordination 2D: Catch 4D
Physique 3D: Lifting 4D, swimming 4D
Perception 2D: Repair (Golden Eagle suit) 5D, streetwise (Malibu) 3D
Presence 2D: Charm 3D
ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES: Attractive Appearance -2D, Contact (Titans West) -3D, Center of Attention +1D, Impulsiveness +2D, Poor +3D, Secret Identity +3D.
UNARMED BDV: 3D
P/ L BONUS: +2
HERO POINTS: 5
CHARACTER POINTS: 40
BODY POINTS: 30
EQUIPMENT: Golden Eagle suit – Armor Value 15, Body Points 100; Flight 9D, Talons BDV 4D, Infravison 3D, Supersenses: Eyesight 4D; Limitation: Removable.
HISTORY: Charley Parker, alias Golden Eagle, was a Midway City orphan teen. He hero-worshipped Hawkman, to the point of dressing like him.
When the villainous Matter Master commanded his “mentachem” wand to find Hawkman (not knowing Hawkman was in space), the wand decided to manufacture a reasonable facsimile. Thus, it transformed the suitably clad Parker into a pseudo-Hawkman by turning his makeshift costume into one capable of flight.
Embarking on a crimefighting career as the Golden Eagle, Parker was rescued from the Matter Master by the JLA.
Parker improbably resurfaced several times thereafter as Hawkman’s purported protégé. He also was a founding member of the short-lived Teen Titans expansion team, Titans West.
Golden Eagle was one of many characters retroactively deleted from DC continuity by the Crisis on Infinite Earths. But that decision was later reversed. Therefore, he reappeared with an impressive new costume (a George Pérez original) and a new background as a would-be hero-for-hire.
During his first case, he saved a family of campers during a forest fire. However his “no applause, just throw cash” attitude and his distribution of Golden Eagle business cards rapidly deflated his image. The ne’er-do-well surfer dude still helped found Titans West, but TW had been short-lived.
Parker became an occasional New Titans reservist. He also participated in the brief Titans West reunion while sponging off Mal and Bumblebee in California.
Golden Eagle’s retconned rebirth was brief, though. He was murdered by an agent of the Wildebeest Society during their ongoing campaign to capture the past and present members of the Titans.
Still later, the character was revealed to have been a Thanagarian half-breed and he returned to life as a villain, fighting against Hawkman. This writeup is not based upon those revelations and assumes that Charley was both completely human and a hero.
A laid back beach bum (and not even a native Californian), Charley was always short on brains and cash. Although he had numerous hare-brained ideas for cash-making, he couldn’t hold a steady job, drifting from pumping gas to sweeping up to working in fried chicken restaurants.