Like the rest of the GI Joe team (with few exceptions), Sean is a completely normal human, lacking ascendant powers of any stripe. He was never bitten by radioactive animals, doesn't possess beneficial mutations that would attract giant robots, and he definitely has no occult background.
Grenades: Sean carries a bevy of grenades with him while on the job. His miniature arsenal includes fragmentary grenades (to inflict Edged Attack damage), tear gas grenades (to inflict Stunning damage), and smoke grenades (to provide obfuscation). These all work at Remarkable (30) rank.
Helmet: Sean usually wears one of these in the field. This armor plated head gear helps to keep the man alive when he's stalking Cobra operatives. Sean's helmet provides him Good (10) protection against head-based attacks (as long as they don't strike him in the face, of course).
the Joe-Com: this is a new device given to all Joes since the group's reactivation. This high-tech wristband functions as an audio/video transceiver with various other goodies built in to help a soldier on the go, and is described in greater detail in its own equipment entry.
Knife: since he often needs to cut things in the field, Sean carries a knife on him at all times. These blades are made from Incredible (40) strength metals, can be used to cut through items of like material strength, and let Sean inflict Edged Attack damage in melee.
Laser Pistol: while most of his gear is rather low-tech, Sean nonetheless wields a handy product of GI Joe science, a hand-held laser projector. This gun can be used to inflict Good (10) Armor Piercing Energy damage per blast, and can fire up to ten blasts before it must be recharged.
Machine Gun: his primary martial implement, this two-handed hand cannon can be fired to lethal effect against most anything - human, machine, or whatever. It may fire a single shot to inflict Typical (6) Shooting damage, a short burst for +1 CS damage, or even a full-auto spread for +2 CS damage.
This weapon has a 'scope mounted on top, allowing Sean a +1 CS to hit in ambush situations.
Semi-Automatic Pistol: a handy back-up should all his other weaponry fail, Sean keeps this firearm holstered and ready... just in case. In combat, he can fire this weapon to inflict Typical (6) Shooting damage in a single shot, or Good (10) Shooting damage in a magazine-expending hail of lead.
Tent: useful for sleeping in the field without being eaten alive by bugs (or other, much larger animals), this small tent is also used by Sean in his camouflage work. The material and poles used to construct it are of earthy colors, and allow his sleeping form to blend in in most any environment.
Advanced Guns: after he joined the GI Joe team, Sean found that there was a whole new arsenal of high tech weaponry that he didn't even know existed. Liking this a lot, he co-opted and mastered the use of advanced, energy-emitting weapons like his laser pistol, which he may use at a +1 CS.
Demolitions: Sean's secondary military specialty involves blowing up things - and how! With enough time and equipment, he can destroy just about anything, though in a pinch he can rig together a spectacular demise for a vehicle or structure with almost no supplies at hand.
Guns: one skill gained thanks to his Army basic training, this talent describes Sean's ability to fire most any firearm when necessary. Whether it be a standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifle or pistol, or even a tranquilizer gun, Sean may use a firearm at his Agy +1 CS.
Martial Arts type B: the other skill that Sean acquired in Army basic, this talent represents his ability to defend himself unarmed, should he need to. Whether he wishes to punch, kick, elbow smash, head butt, knee drop, or even gnaw on a foe, Sean may attempt to do so at his Ftg rank +1 CS.
Military / United States: the ultimate source of all his skills, this talent acts as a handy 'background' element for Sean. It describes his instinctual understanding of military protocols and procedures, and offers him several additional military contacts.
Survival: another facet of Sean's expertise is that he can scrounge up the food, water, and shelter required to survive in almost any climate. Having had specific training in arctic, jungle, and desert survival, he can get along just fine almost anywhere on earth - starting from scratch!
As a member of the elite GI Joe team, Sean is recognized as one of the best of the best in his line of work. As such, when he requires assistance on a mission, his fellow Joes are more than happy to lend it, for such aid is never requested lightly. Furthermore, Sean has several additional military contacts.
Sean's field uniform consists of green trousers with darker green camo dyed on, a black, long-sleeved shirt under a collared, short-sleeved brown shirt with darker brown camo dyed on, black leather boots, a black leather belt, a black bandolier chock full of grenades, and various holsters, sheathes, and pouches.
Having never truly been enamored with the city life, Sean takes every opportunity to get out into the untouched wilderness - he's at home in natural, hostile environs. He's enjoys roughing it in the wild, if only to prove that he can do it... as well as sharing his survival knowledge with others.
Real Name: Sean C. McLaughlin, grade E-6
Occupation: survival specialist
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: 5' 11"
Hair: light brown
Weight: 180 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Sean wears a rather large moustache, one that is directly connected to his heroic muttonchops.
Sean is one of those all-terrain sort of guys, one who really enjoys facing horribly hostile climates if only for the sheer thrill of it. He's been this way ever since he went on safari with an adventurous uncle when he was but ten years old - this trek into the untamed wilds forever turned him off of the city life.
He went on a string of camping excursions in hostile locations throughout the world while growing up, mastering one after the other and enjoying himself all the while. When he finally enlisted in the Army, Sean became a survival specialist, allowing him to combine his work and hobby into one package.
The man loves what he does so much that he couldn't help but get even better at it over time, and perfected his unique combat techniques by challenging crocodiles for drinking rights in their own water holes and studying the breathing habits of frogs; it's definitely unorthodox, but seems to work.
Sean's prowess in the wilds eventually earned him a place in the GI Joe roster, as that group's always on the lookout for highly skilled personnel to use in the never-ending battle against Cobra and other terrorist groups. Naturally, Sean's a perfect fit for the Joes, as he's just odd enough to blend in.
When he isn't using his skills to put down the latest Cobra plot, though, Sean's more than happy to go out on excursions into the world's harshest locations - and he usually takes a couple close Joe friends with him. Of course, he never lets 'em know just how rough they're about to have it...
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