Cover Girl

Melee
RV 6
Coordination
RV 20
Brawn
RV 6
Fortitude
RV 10
Intellect
RV 10
Awareness
RV 10
Willpower
RV 20
Lifestyle
RV 20
Repute
RV +5

Health:
Fortune:
42
40

Origin:

Like the vast, vast majority of the GI Joe team, Cover Girl is but a normal human, one who has not been blessed with an arcane origin, a genetically enhanced power base, or intense psionic training. However, she is possessed of exceptional physical beauty and truly motivated mechanical prowess, and she has used both of these qualities in the battle against the forces of tyranny!

Known Powers:

(none)

Limitations / Enhancements:

(none)

Equipment:

Colt M1911A1 Pistol: should she find herself in a situation where she's expended all of her Wolverine's missiles, or otherwise winds up without heavy armor backup, Cover Girl does carry one handy, hip-holstered firearm on her person - just in case. This gun can be fired to inflict rank value 6 Piercing damage with a single shot, +1 RS in a magazine-burning, semi-automatic volley of lead.

Wolverine (Armored Missile Vehicle): Cover Girl's favorite ride, this heavy (about twenty ton) and heavily armored tank is essentially a giant, mobile missile launcher. The thing is armed with a total of twelve missiles with which Cover Girl can take enemy forces apart - if she doesn't just run them over first. Check out the Wolverine's entry for more information.

Quirks:

Attractiveness 2: Cover Girl is attractive. Not just in a physical way, mind you, but also in sheer force of personality. In fact, she has been described as having the ability to turn most men into stuttering fools while dealing with them. Keeping this in mind, one should boost her effective Repute score by +2 CS whenever she's interacting with anyone who is attracted to people of her stripe.

Skills:

Detective / Espionage: though not one of her original military specialties, Cover Girl picked up various intelligence talents as a matter of course during her work with the GI Joe team, especially once they began to add more and more armor specialists like herself. Whenever searching for clues or engaging in 'spy work', Cover Girl should receive a +1 RS to applicable ACT rolls.

Guns: an essential part of Cover Girl's military training has involved the use of guns. Whether she wields a standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifle or pistol, Cover Girl may do so as though her Coordination trait was +1 RS in value. She prefers to just use her Wolverine to tear stuff up, of course, but when she's expended all its missiles, she's more than happy to enter the fray guns a' blazing.

Martial Arts style B: another basic talent she picked up after hooking up with the Army, this skill allows Cover Girl to defend herself should she wind up in a situation where she has no weaponry - either her Wolverine or her Colt .45. In unarmed melee, Cover Girl can punch, kick, head-butt, elbow smash, eye gouge, and more as if her Melee trait was +1 RS in value.

Military / United States: disillusioned with the fashion industry, Cover Girl hooked up with the Army in order to give her life a totally new direction. Having done so, she now knows military protocols like the back of her hand, and has gained an innumerable amount of Military contacts - above and beyond those in the Joe team. Further, she gains a +1 RS on all military-based ACT rolls of an intellectual nature.

Performer: before she joined the Army, Cover Girl was a high fashion model, showcasing various new styles of clothing for all kinds of different designers. She was quite good at it too; for every show she performed, Cover Girl received ten Fortune points as though she were a standard performer. She may have left this life behind, but she most likely 'still has it'.

Repair / Tinkering: in her life's mission of forever distancing herself from her former occupation, Cover Girl is continually undertaking jobs and learning talents that are decidedly unfeminine. For instance, she's pursued a career in the Army's Armor division, one that has caused her to pick up this skill by default. This skill allows Cover Girl to add +1 RS to all repair attempts on mechanical devices.

Contacts:

Being a member of the GI Joe team - much less one of the longer standing ones - Cover Girl can easily rely upon the group for aid in a pinch, since the Joes take care of their own. In addition to this, however, she's acquired an exceptionally long list of contacts in both Military and Fashion circles, guaranteeing her all kinds of different favors that she can call in should she need to.

Costume:

While on the job, Cover Girl wears a decidedly non-standard military uniform. It consists of a tan pair of trousers, a long sleeved, beige shirt, and a brown leather jacket. She complements this basic ensemble with a pair of brown, leather boots that have green pads to protect her toes and shins, a brown leather belt, and a brown leather hip holster to hold her .45.

Personality:

Cover Girl is a very self-assured woman who knows what she wants in life. Though what she wants may have changed a few times over the years, it hasn't changed the zeal with which she pursues it. Having spent time with the Joes (time usually under fire), Cover Girl has found that she truly prefers the somewhat adventurous life of a Joe, in that it offers her the ability to make a real difference with her efforts.

Real Name: Courtney A. Krieger, Grade E-4
Occupation: Armored vehicle driver
Legal Status: American citizen with no known criminal record
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: various throwaway aliases
Group Affiliation: GI Joe

Height: 5' 6"
Hair: auburn
Eyes: green
Weight: 95 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none

Story:

Unlike most of the other members of the GI Joe team, Cover Girl didn't hook up with the military right out of high school. In fact, she was a fashion model through most of her formative years, working the circuits in both Chicago and New York City for quite a while, until she became totally disillusioned with that particular industry; by about the time she was twenty, she decided that she needed a change.

This change came in a completely unexpected direction when, as opposed to going to college to acquire a degree or at least a 'legitimate' trade, Cover Girl decided to enlist in the Army. While going through basic training, Cover Girl began to pursue an increasing number of what can only be described as unfeminine skills, and her personal motivation ran towards big, greasy machinery.

This helped to land Cover Girl a spot in the Armor School at Fort Knox, along with various other tech-type training courses, the results of which have transformed her from a fashion model into a grease monkey who can field repair a diesel engine under fire. This skill and determination is what eventually got Cover Girl noticed by her superiors, who recommended her for a position on the GI Joe team.

After a few training missions with various members of the Joe team, old and new, Cover Girl eventually saw her first battle with Cobra on the very streets of Washington DC, when the whole of the Cobra Command acted out a plot to poison the supply of U.S. currency. She managed to hold her own for quite a while, in fact, destroying a very large number of Hiss tanks before Cobra Commander ran her Wolverine down.

Once she'd proven herself in this operation, Cover Girl went on to participate in an uncounted number of missions against Cobra and other terrorist forces, doing so for the duration of the time the Joe team was active. Of course, over the years, Cover Girl began to serve a more administrative role within the Joe team, helping to coordinate covert operations as assigned to the team by General Hawk.

Exactly what Cover Girl did when the GI Joe team was disbanded in '94 has yet to be documented, but considering her disdain for modeling when she joined the Army, she most likely didn't return to that particular occupation. However, once the team got back together three years later, she naturally hooked back up with the tightly knit group of military adventurers that she fought beside for so long!

(Historical Divergence)

During this time, Cover Girl began a serious relationship with fellow Joe Shipwreck, and participated in a number of high-profile actions against Cobra, including the second Cobra Island Civil War conflict, and of course World War III - during which those terrorists were seemingly defeated for good (for the third time, mind you). She's presumably with the team still, helping them to clean up Cobra's messes.

2006 Variations

Costume:

Cover Girl's second GI Joe team uniform is actually rather similar to her first. It includes a pair of tan trousers, a long sleeved, collared beige shirt beneath a brown leather jacket with a fur interior, brown leather boots, gray leather gloves, a gray leather belt, a gray holster for her firearm, a gray shoulder strap to hold additional gear, and of course her dog tags (just in case).

2013 Variations

Equipment:

Submachine Gun: because she's not always behind the wheel of her Wolverine, Cover Girl often carries around a heavier piece than her sidearm. These submachine guns can typically be fired to inflict rank value 6 Piercing damage in a single shot, rank value 10 Piercing damage in a semi-automatic burst of fire, and rank value 20 Piercing damage when fired in a fully automatic fashion.

Costume:

Cover Girl's third GI Joe uniform is a cross between her first and her second, which were already pretty similar. It includes a pair of tan trousers, a long sleeved, collared tan shirt over a white T-shirt, a brown leather jacket with a fur interior, brown leather boots, a brown leather belt, a black holster for her sidearm, worn atop her other belt, and of course her dog tags (just in case).

Extra Goodies:

Cover Girl 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of Cover Girl:

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