Super Trooper is not a super-human. He may seem like it due to his incredible capabilities and qualifications, but he has no special powers to speak of. He merely has his wits, his training, and of course his unconventional gear to rely upon in the fight against terrorism.
Hindrances / Augmentations:
Knife: a backup in the event that he cannot use his submachine gun on a foe, Super Trooper carries this blade on a hip sheath. It can be used to cut through items of up to m.s. 12, and can also be used to inflict his Strength +2 damage as well.
Partial Armor: Super Trooper, in addition to his chromed shield, wears a large chrome vest and helmet while he's on the job. This heavy armor provides him intensity 8, or +2, protection against physical attacks that strike him in either the torso or cranium.
Shield: Super Trooper carries a large chromed shield with him into battle, mostly because he's strong enough to do so. This shield provides him intensity 8, or +2, protection against physical attacks, if he can put the shield between himself and such assaults.
The convenient thing about this implement is that its protection stacks with Super Trooper's partial armor. Should he make a successful shield maneuver against attacks that would've struck him in the cranium or torso, the protection he receives is bolstered to intensity 12, or +3.
Submachine Gun (a): his principal weapon, Super Trooper can discharge a single round from it to inflict his Agility +4 in damage, a short burst of such to inflict his Agility +5 in damage, or fire it continuously to inflict his Agility +6 in damage.
Boxing (s): Super Trooper does not just have the standard military hand-to-hand training - he's an expert in all manner of combat, armed or unarmed! He may divide his pre-card play action score between two unarmed attacks, the last of which occurs as a contingent action.
Linguistics (i): in addition to his obvious mastery of English, Super Trooper has had to demonstrate fluency in no less than three languages from the potential adversary list. These specific languages are unknown, but may include Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Russian, and many more.
Guns (a): Super Trooper is an expert marksman, having trained extensively in the use of just about anything that fires bullets. He may wield any gun, whether it is a standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifle or pistol, or even a shotgun, at a reduced difficulty.
Military / United States (w): the source of all his skills, Super Trooper can definitely consider this skill an 'origin' of sorts. It represents his ability to work with fighting men and women easily, as well as his inherent understanding of the SOP.
Shields (s): having trained extensively in the use of his shield, Super Trooper may use it either offensively or defensively, and does so at a reduced difficulty. Since it is not aerodynamic, however, he cannot attempt a ranged attack with this implement.
Super Trooper is a member of the GI Joe team in good standing, and has impressed his fellows on more than one occasion with his sheer ability. Of course, Super Trooper also has several additional military contacts, as well as a few media contacts, due to his public relations job.
Soldier: Super Trooper has worked his way through basic training, then West Point, and finally his new top-secret program the hard way, and has enjoyed every minute of it. He is the quintessential soldier success story, and he lives the dream every day he's in the Army.
Super Trooper's GI Joe uniform is flashy, no doubt about it. It includes a green tank top beneath a chromed steel vest, dark green trousers, black leather boots, chromed knee pads, a gray leather belt, and of course his signature, chromed helmet with the GI Joe logo on the front.
Super Trooper is incredibly dedicated, and pushed his way through West Point the hard way. Confident and self-assured, the man has been trained to excel in even the most hostile of situations, and can keep his cool no matter how rough his life may become.
Real Name: Paul Lattimer, Grade O-2
Occupation: infantry, public relations
Legal Status: citizen of the United States with no known criminal record
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: GI Joe
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 180 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none.
Super Trooper enlisted with the intent of getting into West Point, without all that tedious 'college' holding him up. He worked hard, and ultimately earned himself a spot in the West Point Prep School, even though he had no guarantee of an appointment to the Academy.
Despite a daunting 60 percent attrition rate, Super Trooper earned himself a spot at West Point against all odds. Of course, that's where Super Trooper started the really hard work. Once at West Point, he'd become qualified for several additional elite programs.
After mastering three enemy languages, earning the expert infantryman's badge, and becoming airborne qualified, Super Trooper was admitted into a program so top secret that it doesn't even have a name! This program was designed to produce highly motivated, technically savvy soldiers.
These soldiers would function behind enemy lines with no support, which was just how Super Trooper liked it. Some wondered why he joined this obscure program when the Joint Chiefs themselves had their eye on him. Did he seek adventure, or did he have more noble goals in mind?
Regardless, Super Trooper excelled at even this intense training, and was the first graduate from this program. As such, it was natural that GI Joe wanted to scoop him up for their own use, and wishing to do his part for his country, Super Trooper was more than ready to sign up.
Not that most of his fellow Joes would ever know what the man actually did for the team. The vast, vast majority of Super Trooper's work consisted of solo Special Missions, the likes of which most men would refuse outright. But for the Super Trooper, that's just another day on the job!
He continued his special work for the team for the duration of its original incarnation, returning to conventional Army work back in '94.
Of course, when Cobra shenanigans forced the GI Joe team to reform just a few years later, Super Trooper was more than happy to lend a hand. Even if, once again, his fellow Joes barely even knew he was amongst them!
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