Ghostrider

Strength
6d
Agility
6b
Intellect
6d
Willpower
6d

Hand Size:
Edge:
4 (25)
2

Origin:

Ghostrider is a member of the GI Joe team who excels in the use of advanced, stealth aircraft - you could consider him a high tech hero as a result. Of course, he's one of the rare Joes who has an actual, super-human power, so he can be counted as a natural psi, as well.

Powers:

Natural Psionics (Psipathic Powers):

Fugue (s) (w): oddly enough, Ghostrider seems to have manifested an actual, super-human level of anonymity. Practiced over a lifetime of wanting to avoid notice, Ghostrider has actually proven capable of preventing this psionically, with intensity 10 ability.

This psipathic skill does not prevent others from perceiving Ghostrider, but it does keep them from identifying almost anything about him. They'll know he's there, but can't recall any striking characteristics, precisely what he was doing, or even his name!

Hindrances / Augmentations:

(none)

Equipment:

Helmet (s): as a fighter pilot, Ghostrider usually has his helmet handy - sometimes you get jostled around in your aircraft when performing crazy maneuvers. This gear provides Ghostrider's head intensity 8, or +2, protection against physical attacks, and like Screened Senses for his vision.

Phantom X-19 (i): Ghostrider's pride and joy, this powerful aircraft was never put into mainstream production by the Air Force. It is nonetheless a highly effective stealth fighter jet, and is described in much greater detail in its own vehicular entry.

Sidearm (a): kept on a readily accessible hip holster when not in use, Ghostrider can fire this weapon to deadly effect outside his aircraft. It can discharge a single round to inflict his Agility +4 in damage, or a several-round burst to inflict his Agility +5 in damage.

Skills:

Aerial Combat (a): an accomplished fighter pilot, Ghostrider does more in the air than just sneak around where no one can find him. He can effectively fight while airborne, preferably while behind the stick of his Phantom X-19, at one difficulty level lower than is normally required.

Boxing (s): a skill everyone learns in the military, Ghostrider can readily defend himself even without his vaunted technology to back him up. He may divide his pre-card play action score between two unarmed attacks, the last of which will occur as a contingent action.

Engineering (i): Ghostrider is an engineer in addition to being a pilot. He should receive a reduced difficulty on Intellect actions attempted for the purposes of designing or building almost anything, though Ghostrider primarily specializes in aeronautics.

Guns (a): a requisite skill picked up during his basic training, Ghostrider can competently fire most modern firearms. Whether he's wielding a standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifle or pistol, Ghostrider resolves attacks with a gun at a reduced difficulty.

Military / United States (w): the source of all his talents, Ghostrider can consider this skill an 'origin' of sorts. It describes his inherent understanding of the Standard Operating Procedure, and allows him to seamlessly integrate himself into a fighting unit.

Piloting (a): it is unknown if Ghostrider learned how to fly before he enlisted in the Air Force, but the military has definitely put the man on top of his game. When behind the stick of virtually any aircraft, Ghostrider can operate it at a reduced difficulty.

Contacts:

Ghostrider is a member of the GI Joe team in good standing - he's performed veritable miracles for the team over the years. Of course, he has several additional contacts in military, piloting, and engineering circles that have yet to be revealed.

Calling:

Peace of Mind: more than anything else, Ghostrider wishes to be left to his own devices. Incredibly smart and talented, the man can achieve amazing things if people just let him do so without meddling. Of course, being in the military limits that considerably.

Costume:

Ghostrider's GI Joe uniform is a flight suit. It includes a black leather jacket over a gray, collared shirt, black leather gloves, black leather boots, gray trousers with a brown leather hip holster on top, a red scarf, and his distinctive chromed helmet with a green flight visor.

Personality:

Ghostrider is an odd fellow, in that he works hard to avoid notice in everything he does. This has sort of backfired for him, though, in that he's so good at it that people forget not only that he's around, but what his name is, what he looks like, and why he's there!

Real Name: Jonas Jeffries, Grade O-4
Occupation: stealth fighter pilot, aeronautical engineer
Legal Status: citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: GI Joe

Height: 5' 10"
Hair: brown
Eyes: brown
Weight: 160 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none. Absolutely none.

Story:

Ghostrider has led an odd life completely empty of exceptional circumstance. This is because he's always tried to avoid being noticed, and the only difference between him and other shy individuals is that Ghostrider was very, very good at it - even as a toddler!

It's rumored that he managed to become the only person to ever make it through the Chicago public school system without having to clean an eraser or wash a blackboard. He's not a boring guy, he just doesn't like undue attention, and makes sure he doesn't get it.

Of course, sometimes this backfires. People have a hard time remembering Ghostrider's name, and often forget he's even in the room. They know about the guy, but they never seem to ask Ghostrider's input on anything, for they never really know what to think of him.

Despite his apparent aversion to attention, Ghostrider enlisted in the Air Force, and has proved himself time and time again as not only an aeronautic engineer, but as a fighter pilot as well. Naturally, he gravitated to high end, stealth fighters, as they suit him perfectly!

Though he tries to keep eyes away from him, Ghostrider's performance record got him noticed by the mysterious recruiters for the GI Joe team, who tend to keep an eye out for exceptional individuals like Ghostrider (even if he went out of his way to avoid that sort of thing).

They snapped him up for their elite, highly secret fighting team that hardly anyone knew about, which suited him just fine. Ghostrider went about proving himself to the team on multiple occasions, usually when doing stealthy flights over Cobra Island or other Cobra installations.

He's a good fighter pilot, too, and can readily hold his own in the air against Cobra's flying snakes - whether they're in the Rattler, the Night Raven, the Condor, or any of Cobra's other advanced aircraft. Ghostrider's last known mission was in Trucial Abysmia.

Or over it, rather. He was assigned to take photos of new Terror Dromes being placed in the country after the Joe team's war with Cobra there, a mission he readily succeeded in. Of course, his Phantom X-19 was totaled in the process, and Ghostrider hasn't been seen in action since.

It's likely that he went on to work on the engineering portion of his military training at that point, or that his subsequent missions were so classified that they are of a 'special mission' status, and details of them have yet to be revealed.

However, when the GI Joe team has need of its stealthiest stealth pilot, it's a sure bet that they can call upon Ghostrider to help the team out - the team tends to look after each other, even when its members slip out of active duty now and then!

Extra Goodies:

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