Eco-Warrior Suit (s): this suit seals David off from the outside world. Made from recycled action figures, it offers him +5 protection from toxins in the environment - mainly by preventing them from entering his system. It also has these 'bonus' feature:
* Helmet (s): in addition to providing David +2 protection against head-based physical attacks, this head gear also has a holographic display inside, that lets him read what his environmental analyzer tells him. It also lets him control his gear by voice command!
* Life Support (s): since his suit is airtight, David has to have some sort of air supply. This comes in the form of an oxygen rebreather, which recycles David's air for a full day at a time (24 hours of breathable air before it needs refreshed, or intensity 2).
Environmental Analyzer (w): David's backpack has a powerful computer useful for analyzing chemicals in his environment, and calculating the best way to break them down. This device then relays this information to a holographic display in his helmet (intensity 10 sensors).
Fluid Cannon (i): this weapon can be fired at a toxic substance, once it has been analyzed by David's gear, in order to neutralize it. It can neutralize toxins of up to intensity 10 strength, but can double as a 'mere' water cannon for intensity 8 concussive damage per blast.
Grenades (i): David also carries several conventional weapons. He typically has six (count 'em) grenades on his person, 'cause sometimes he needs to blow up something big. These explosives inflict intensity 10 damage to everything within near missile range of where they detonate.
Vacuum Gun (i): one of the devices attached to David's backpack, this unit allows him to draw samples of a material in so he can analyze them properly. He can also use this to draw in raw materials to use when producing counter-agents 'on the fly'.
Boxing (s): a talent he picked up in basic training, this skill showcases David's ability to defend himself while disarmed. In such instances, he may divide his pre-card play action score between two unarmed attacks, the last of which occurs as a contingent action.
Chemistry (i): in order to better understand Cobra's weaponized sludge, David has been trained in the fine arts of chemistry. He is allowed a reduced difficulty in actions of this stripe, particularly handy when attempting to undo the damage Cobra's toxic weapons have caused.
Ecology (i): his primary field of study, David is an environmental health specialist. Whether he's studying natural phenomenon or the effects mankind's use (or abuse) of the environment can cause, David makes related actions at a reduced difficulty level.
Marksmanship (a): a vital part of his military training, this skill describes David's ability to fire most standard firearms with ease. Whenever he wields a standard, semi-automatic or fully automatic rifle or pistol, David may do so at a reduced difficulty.
Military / United States (w): David has mastered his many talents thanks to the United States military, which makes this skill an 'origin' of sorts for all his other abilities. He knows the SOP like the back of his hand, and can readily function in a military unit when necessary.
Protector: it goes without saying, but someone as willing as David is to wade hip deep into weaponized sludge for the sake of his fellow Joes - not to mention the overall safety of the earth itself - follows this calling. David does what he has to to protect everyone from these materials.
David's first GI Joe uniform is actually his toxin-resistant suit! It is primarily cornflower blue in color, with dark blue padding on the chest (where he pins his grenades) and lower legs, with orange gloves, orange and blue boots, and a blue and orange helmet.
David is a dedicated ecologist who is happy to serve his country in an official capacity. He gleefully uses his expertise in airborne toxins to help the Joes against Cobra and their diabolical thugs who would pollute the world - and kill others - with their processed toxins.
Real Name: David Kunitz, Grade E-4
Occupation: ecologist, chemist
Legal Status: citizen of the United States with no known criminal record
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: GI Joe, Eco-Warriors (GI Joe sub-group), Star Brigade (GI Joe sub-group)
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 195 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: David wears a full beard and moustache at all times.
David is a native of Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania. Though the media has hyped the nuclear accident there beyond all reasonable fact, all of this attention had an astounding effect on David while he was growing up. He didn't want this sort of thing to happen anywhere else!
To this end, he has taken to studying the ecology, and he was so dedicated in this that he was approached to join the military. You see, they were having a problem with terrorists who were producing weaponized toxins and industrial runoffs and needed an expert to help deal with this.
More than happy to do his part, David quickly enlisted, and was fast-tracked to get all the skills he needed. As soon as his training was complete, and once he proved he had what it took, David was a member of the GI Joe team - and hardened considerably by his military training.
Once on the team, David was immediately placed on a special unit headed by Flint: the Eco-Warriors. These Joes were tasked with the defeat of Cesspool and his willful, intentional polluting - the man was trying to produce more of his weaponized Sludge to arm his many minions!
In a pitched battle with the man, Ozone and his fellow Eco-Warriors brought him to a standstill, a battle that ended when the man's lawyers dropped hundreds of lawsuits on his head. Disheartened, Cesspool left the scene, allowing the Joes to dismantle his latest operation.
Once the Eco-Warriors were no longer needed, David was given further training, in a slightly different capacity. Since space is just another hazardous environment, the Joes got him training in vacuum combat and the like, and moved him onto their elite Star Brigade.
He helped the GI Joe team take on all manner of menaces in the outer atmosphere and in deeper space, doing his best to protect the world of his birth from Cobra... and even worse menaces in the trackless depths of space. Eventually though, the Joes were disbanded - for a time.
It was decided that Cobra's shenanigans no longer required their own unit to be dealt with, a decision that turned out to be a critical mistake. Of course, a guy's got to make a living, so when the Joes were shut down, David went back into the private sector.
With all of his experience, he easily got a job doing what he loved most, and was more than willing to return to the fold and help out his fellow Joes upon their reactivation. Though not a full-time member, he's gladly assisted them in the major operations they pulled which needed more manpower.
Like when Cobra tried to take over the entire earth during World War III. Though he mainly concerns himself with his ecological work, David always answers the call when it's put out, as he knows just what terrors Cobra can let loose when left unattended...
GI Joe directories featuring a version of Ozone:
Note: 1993 saw two versions of Ozone (Versions 2 and 3).
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