Blast-Off

F
Ex 20
A
Gd 10
S
Ty 6
E
Rm 30
R
Gd 10
I
Gd 10
P
Ex 20
Res
Ex 20
Pop
Fe 2

Health:
Karma:
66
40

Origin:

As are the vast, vast majority of the military members of the GI Joe team, Jeffrey is essentially a normal human. He lacks super human powers of any sort, whether they come in the form of beneficial genetic mutations, sorcerous or psionic education, or any other super-normal chicanery.

Known Powers:

(none)

Equipment:

Gas Mask: useful when setting fires or attempting to put them out, this unit helps Jeffrey to function normally when near (or in the midst of) fire. It acts to filter particulate matter with Remarkable (30) ability, and cools incoming air to a normalized temperature, too.

Heat Sensors: Jeffrey's suit is equipped with rather rugged thermal sensors in his arm, which he can point at a given area (or blaze) in order to determine the temperature of just what or where he's about to jump into. These sensors work with Remarkable (30) accuracy.

Knife: as do most of the Joes, Jeffrey carries a blade on him while in the field, for you never know when you're going to need to cut something - or someone. This blade is made from Incredible (40) m.s. materials, and can be used to inflict Edged Attack damage in melee.

Rocket Launcher / Flamethrower Combo: his principal Mega-Marine weapon, this hard core ordnance is a rocket launcher with a flamethrower welded on beneath. The flamethrower can inflict Incredible (40) SD Energy damage per burst, while the rockets it fires have the following properties:

C
Gd 10
S
In 40
B
Gd 10
Damage
Remarkable (30) Fragmentary (EA)

Thermal Body Suit: 'bullet proof' and thermally repellent, and equipped with additional coolant systems, this advanced combat armor is especially built for Jeffrey and his unique combat role. It provides him Good (10) rank body armor against physical attack, +2 CS versus fire and heat.

Video Equipment: Jeffrey carries a compact, micro-miniaturized video recording system on his headset, which captures everything he sees (while it's active) in order to document whatever he's doing on a mission - especially useful for proving the existence of Cobra's various 'monsters'.

X-66 'Sure Shot' Pistol: in the event that he doesn't necessarily want to burn someone to the ground, Jeffrey also carries a standard-issue, Mega-Marine semi-automatic machine gun into battle. He can use this to inflict Typical (6) Shooting damage with a single round, +1 CS in a short burst.

Quirks:

(none)

Talents:

Guns: as are all military men in the United States, Jeffrey has been well trained in the use of various standard issue and oddball firearms. Whether he's wielding a standard, semi-automatic or fully automatic rifle or pistol, or even a shotgun, he may do so at his Agility score +1 CS.

Marksman: supplementing his skill with various firearms, Jeffrey has been trained in the use of more... serious weapons, such as mortars and rocket launchers, and even the proper use of a flamethrower. As a result, Jeffrey may use most L.O.S. and area-effect weapons at his Agility score +1 CS.

Martial Arts types B and C: in the event that he should find himself disarmed, Jeffrey can defend himself bare-handed if necessary. He may add a +1 CS to all unarmed melee strikes, as well as any dodge, escape and grapple maneuvers he feels the need to attempt in battle.

Military / United States: the source of his above skills, Jeffrey has been trained in the proper combat arts by the United States military. While he was downright tough before enlisting, Army training has only made him better at what he does, whether he's fighting fires or terrorists.

Contacts:

Though he's one of the later members of the GI Joe team, Jeffrey can rely on any member of the team for help in a pinch - the team looks after its own, as they all know the extent of the fight on their hands. Jeffrey also has additional, as of yet unstated contacts in firefighting and Army circles.

Costume:

Jeffrey's GI Joe uniform consists of his fire repellant, 'bullet proof' body armor. It includes a red helmet, red boots and gloves, black 'trousers', black wrist bracers for his thermal sensors, a blue jacket with a black and red vest on top, and various cooling tubes and units throughout.

Personality:

Jeffrey is if anything a very driven man. He has absolutely no problem risking his own life to save the lives and property of others, which made him an excellent fire fighter - and of course, an excellent Joe as well. Mind you, his sheer delight in burning things down helps in this regard also.

Real Name: Jeffrey D. Thompson, grade E-4
Occupation: GI Joe operative
Legal Status: citizen of the United States with no known criminal record
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: GI Joe, the Mega-Marines

Height: 5' 11"
Hair: brown
Eyes: brown
Weight: 180 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none

Story:

Jeffrey had earned some renown for himself well before joining the military. He had made a name for himself as the single best fire fighter the state of Missouri had ever known, managing to single-handedly extinguish a forest fire after smoke inhalation and exhaustion had incapacitated his fellows.

Having heard of his unmitigated tenaciousness, those who keep an eye out for the 'best of the best' took note of Jeffrey's incredible feat, and in time an offer was made. Giving him an opportunity to use his skills to help not just a few people but the entire country, Jeffrey couldn't refuse - it was the offer of a lifetime!

Getting through his basic training with ease, Jeffrey was given extensive education in the use of flamethrowers, and when he was combat ready he was put through the GI Joe training program - a truly gruesome physical and mental screening process that weeds out all but the very best the military has to offer.

Getting through this on sheer stubborn spite, Jeffrey earned his spot on the team, and was immediately put to work in one of the team's current 'difficult' jobs - he was assigned to Gung-Ho's Mega-Marines. This particularly small and dangerous unit had a very curious mission.

It was the Mega-Marines' lot to control Cobra's use of genetically altered soldiers they'd dubbed Mega-Monsters, horrifying entities that were created by Dr. Mindbender to wreck havoc on an entirely new level than ordinary Cobra goons were capable of. It's a good thing they're all vulnerable to fire.

Of course Jeffrey had signed up with the GI Joe team just a year before the battle with Cobra would be deemed one to be handled by conventional military forces; in 1994 the team was deactivated. Though the threat Cobra posed to the world was supposedly eliminated shortly thereafter, it persisted nonetheless.

As such, when the team was reactivated a scant few years later, most - if not all - of the previous Joes volunteered to serve once again, though a smaller roster was chosen overall to fight Cobra and other various, unconventional terrorist organizations. Jeffrey was not included in the new roster.

It is assumed he returned to standard fire fighting at this point, possibly waiting for an opportunity to deep-fry some bad guys instead of 'merely' putting out fires. He's usually called in when the Joes need 'everybody' on hand to deal with a critical Cobra mess, such as World War III, however.

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