Like the vast majority of the military men and women on the GI Joe team, Ozone is a standard human. He lacks super powers of any variety, but he does wield a large array of high tech equipment developed by the government with regularity, so he could be considered a high tech hero.
Eco-Warrior Suit: this suit seals David off from the outside world. Made from recycled action figures, it offers him Remarkable (30) protection from toxins in the environment - mainly by preventing them from entering his system. It also has these 'bonus' feature:
* Helmet: in addition to providing David Good (10) 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!
* Self Sustenance: 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 Feeble (2) rank).
Environmental Analyzer: 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 (Remarkable (30) ranked sensors).
Fluid Cannon: 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 Remarkable (30) strength, but can double as a 'mere' water cannon for Good (10) Force damage per blast.
Grenades: 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 Remarkable (30) Edged Attack damage to everything within the area they detonate in.
Vacuum Gun: 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'.
Chemistry: in order to better understand Cobra's weaponized sludge, David has been trained in the fine arts of chemistry. His Rsn in chemical matters should be considered +1 CS, particularly handy when attempting to undo the damage Cobra's toxic weapons have caused.
Ecology: his primary field of study, David is an environmental health specialist. His Rsn in all ecological matters should be considered +1 CS, whether he's studying natural phenomenon or the effects mankind's use (or abuse) of the environment can cause.
Guns: a vital part of his military training, this talent 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 as though his Agy was +1 CS in rank.
Martial Arts type B: a skill he picked up in basic training, this talent showcases David's ability to defend himself should he find himself disarmed. Whenever attempting unarmed melee attacks, such as punches or kicks, David does so at his Ftg score +1 CS.
Military / United States: David has mastered his many skills thanks to the United States military, which makes this talent 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.
David is a member of the GI Joe team, one tasked with a particularly dangerous job in the defense of both the environment and his fellow Joes. As such, the team is more than willing to lend him a hand when he needs it, if only he is willing to ask them for such assistance.
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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