As is the case with most members of the GI Joe team, Maverick has no super-human powers - not that you'd know it by seeing him in action. On the other hand, he does have access to the bleeding edge in experimental military equipment, so one could consider him a high tech hero.
Limitations / Enhancements:
Helmet: Maverick always wears this headgear on the job. It provides him rank value 10 protection against attacks to the head, and is equipped with a communications headset with a rank value 2 range - just enough to sync up with the comm gear in his Vector.
Machine Pistol: advanced in design, Maverick can discharge a single round with this handgun to inflict rank value 6 Piercing damage, a short burst of rounds to inflict rank value 10 Piercing damage, or expend its entire magazine to inflict rank value 20 Piercing damage.
the Vector: while he often flies other aircraft for the Joes, none agree with Maverick as well as the Vector. This futuristic fighter jet comes complete with a powerful manned turret, which can detach to help form the Future Fortress, and is described in its own vehicular entry.
Aerial Combat: in addition to being a competent pilot, Maverick is also well-versed in the art of aerial combat. Whenever he's forced into dogfight conditions, Maverick can attempt applicable aerial combat maneuvers (Coordination and Handling ACTIONs) at a +1 RS.
Guns: a skill everyone picks up in the military these days, Maverick can easily operate most conventional firearms. Whether he's handling a standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifle or pistol, Maverick may do so as though his Coordination was +1 RS higher in value.
Martial Arts style B: an ability that everyone learns in their Basic training, Maverick can easily defend himself should he find himself without weapons. He may attempt any unarmed attack (punch, kick, etc.) as though his Melee was +1 RS higher than is listed above.
Military / United States: Maverick has always wanted to fly for a living - where else would he get his start but in the Air Force? As a result of his military training, he knows its protocols and procedures (the SOP) like the back of his hand.
Piloting: Maverick has been in the air since he was a wee youth; at first just as a passenger, but later as a pilot in his own right. Reinforced by Air Force training, this knack gives him a +1 RS on Handling ACTIONs rolled when attempting piloting maneuvers.
A member of the Battle Force 2000 unit, Maverick can readily rely upon his teammates there, and in the GI Joe team as a whole, for assistance should he but ask. Maverick also has further, additional military and avionics contacts as well.
Maverick has a somewhat 'futuristic' flight uniform. It includes a baggy white flight suit over a green turtle neck sweater and beneath a silvery vest, blue gloves, green boots with blue pouches at the top, blue hip pouches, and a large blue flight helmet.
Maverick only truly feels at home when he's in the air, but then he's spent most of his waking time (when not in school) in some airplane or another. He's generally personable, and tends to get along with most folks rather well, especially his fellows in the Battle Force 2000.
Real Name: Thomas P. Kiley, Grade O-3
Occupation: fighter pilot,
Legal Status: citizen of the United States with a possible minor criminal record, legally deceased
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: GI Joe, Battle Force 2000 (GI Joe sub-unit)
Height: 5' 10"
Hair: light brown
Weight: 185 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none.
Ever since he was a kid, Maverick has loved flying. When he was a toddler, his mother used to fly an old Stearman biplane across the Midwest, spraying crops for boilworms and the like. She would just strap him in with a jelly sandwich and a squirt gun, and get to work!
Completely comfortable in the skies, Maverick enlisted in the Air Force, graduating at the top of his class from the Air Force Academy. He's volunteered for every single experimental program he could over the years, giving him experience with all manner of leading edge gear.
It doesn't hurt that he's acclimatized to high G forces, incredibly agile, and, of course, has vision that is almost super-human in clarity. Maverick was going to go places in the Air Force, that's for sure - at least, until he was snatched up by GI Joe's recruiters.
Though he doesn't know the first thing about building advanced aircraft, the Joes were more than ready to build one for him. Quickly moved into its Battle Force 2000 unit, Maverick was given the experimental Vector fighter jet to test out - and test it out he did!
Operating under the code name Maverick, Thomas (not Tom Cruise) has put his Vector through its paces, both during its original test run in Freusenland alongside his fellow Battle Force 2000 operatives and in various covert, special missions for the GI Joe team.
He's also served as a pilot for the team in general, assisting Wild Bill in the operation of its C-130 transport while ferrying the Joes to and fro around the world. He served the Joes with distinction for several years, at least until the Battle of Benzheen.
In this conflict, Maverick was assigned to fly through an oil field as air support for the rest of Battle Force 2000, but he and his teammates were sold out by the corrupt Emir they were on hand to protect. Thanks to his betrayal, Cobra learned where the Force was.
Shelling them while they were in the middle of the oil field, Cobra artillery vaporized most of the Battle Force 2000's rides in the ensuing explosion - along with them inside! Killed in action, Maverick was buried alongside his fellow dead Joes in the Arlington National Cemetery.
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