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Background

Muscle (Strong Role)

What lead to this being your main skill set?

I was born with it.

@#$% man, you really aren't paying attention, are you. Maybe you'll pay attention to this little stain I left on your paperwork when you weren't looking.

Did you plan to be good at this, or did you plan for something else and life took a different turn?

When you're born with the innate ability to look at someone, know exactly how to end their life and have the skill to do it, you don't see many more options, know what I'm saying?

You know how people are going on and on about "When all you have is a hammer?"

Well, that's me, asshole.

What one or two key events in your life featured this Role (whether you were good at it then or needed to be but wasn’t)?

I was in Xavier's school and Ol' Baldy told me, "You have a unique gift. It has to be kept in check."

I took one look at him and I knew what he meant. He didn't mean my "talent" needed to be kept in check. He meant *I* needed to be kept in check.

And I thought, "@#$% this guy." I'm sure he heard it because he made sure I was always with someone else. @#$%'s the most powerful telepath in the world. That Logan freak? Yeah, that jerk's a predator posing as a house pet. Xavier's probably got so many mental leashes on him that the guy doesn't know if he's coming or going.

He keeps Logan around, but what about me? Of course he knew I wanted to get out. But he didn't stop me, did he? One night, I just crawled out the window. He just let me walk. You know why? Because he had no idea how to handle me. He let me go.

Yeah, so much for "mutant solidarity." Asshole. More like "Solidarity for the assholes I can control with my mind@#$% powers."


What, you want another one? How about the time our government sent me to kill the leader of a foreign state? Press said it was cancer. Then, when I get back, old Batman shows up to take me in. He gets me all the way to the Raven and there's a guy in a black suit waiting for him. He's got papers to take me into custody. Bats gives me up and they put me in a limo and drive me out of Chicago City limits. Then, they give me a million dollars in a suitcase and says, "Thank you for serving your country, Mister Bangs." 

I wanted to go walking back into Chicago with that suitcase and just show it to the Caped Crusader and say, "@#$% off, asshole. You're protecting a city and I'm protecting the country."

Jerk.

Agility (Strong Attribute)

What lead to this being important to you?

Mother@#$%, if you ask me this shit one more time. I mean, ONE MORE @#$%in' time...

Were you always this good, or did you have to work for it?

That's it. Who wrote this @#$%in' thing?

What one or two key events in your life featured this Attribute (whether you were good at it then or needed to be but wasn’t)?

I
WAS
BORN
WITH
IT.

MOTHER@#$%ER.

You got a girlfriend? A wife? How about a mom.
Yeah. She's dead. I'll leave her head in the freezer.

Intelligence (Weak Attribute)

Was this always a weakness, or did something happen in the past to make it a weakness?

@#$% you, I didn't go to school. So what?

What situation seems to come up where this gets in the way?

I can read. I can add dollar bills. So what if I don't know history or chemistry or any of that @#$%.

I know how a gun works. That's all I need.

Mutant (Distinction)

When did this Distinction become a part of your life?

Like I said, when I was two. Haven't you been listening?

How has it come to help you out, salvage an operation going bad, or even save your life?

Turns out my mutant ability isn't flying or shooting lasers from my ass or any of that bullshit.

My "talent" is killing people. So, that's how I make a living.

Xavier had a rough time with me, trying to figure out how an uncanny ability to kill can be used "for good." @#$% him. I use it for cash.

How has it complicated your life?

Society doesn't look politely on killing folks. Except when they're terrorists. Yeah, I've taken a few contracts from the government, hit a few targets named "clear and present dangers." Why not? CIA pays good and they wipe my slate clean. So, whenever I get in trouble, I just call up my contact at Langley. They give me a target and I get a clean slate.

Lone Assassin (Distinction)

When did this Distinction become a part of your life?

Go check the freezer, asshole.

How has it come to help you out, salvage an operation going bad, or even save your life?

Right next to the chocolate chip mint ice cream. You like that?

How has it complicated your life?

There's only half a box left. That's because I ate it while I waited for you to come home. Then, I watched you with the scope of my rifle, trained on your pudgy, fat face while you cried like a little @#$%in' girl.