Dart

Strength
7d
Agility
7c
Intellect
5x
Willpower
7b

Hand Size:
Edge:
4 (25)
2

Origin:

As are the vast majority of his fellow Joes, Dart is naught but a normal human, lacking super-human powers of any stripe. He knows no mystic spells, received no psionic schooling, nor received a deific edict, only having solid Army training and extensive environmental knowledge.

Powers:

(none)

Hindrances / Augmentations:

(none)

Equipment:

Knife (s): you never know when you'll need to cut something in the field - especially when you're a qualified Airborne Ranger. This knife, made from m.s. 13 metals, can either be used in Dart's hands to inflict +2 slashing damage in melee, or to cut through items of like m.s.

Sidearm (a): a backup for his Tommy gun, this piece is nonetheless deadly in Dart's hands. He can discharge one rount from this chemical slug-thrower to inflict his Agility +4 in damage, or a three-round burst to inflict his Agility +5 in damage.

Tommy Gun (a): less conventional than his other gear, this vintage weapon is Dart's personal favorite. He can either fire a short burst of lead from this two-handed cannon to inflict his Agility +5 in damage, or fire it continuously to inflict his Agility +6 in damage.

Skills:

Boxing (s): one military-grade talent, this skill represents Dart's ability to defend himself while unarmed. Dart may divide his pre-card play action score between two unarmed attacks in a single exchange, the last of which will occur as a contingent action.

Guns (a): another talent he picked up as a result of his military training, this skill represents Dart's mastery of firearms. Whether he's toting a standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifle or pistol, Dart may use such weapons at a reduced difficulty level.

Military / United States (w): a source of some of his practical talents, this 'background' skill serves as a convenient origin for Dart. It allows him an instinctual knowledge of military protocols and procedures, not to mention the ability to effectively lead fighting folks.

Repair / Tinkering(a): representing his secondary military specialty, this skill helps Dart to fulfill his role as an air conditioning repair man, but can easily be use on other devices, also. Dart may reduce the difficulty of attempts to repair or modify existing devices by one level.

Survival (w): a hunting guide since he was young, Dart has known how to get by in the woods all his life - military training has only refined this skill. He can easily survive in most terrestrial biomes, being able to scrounge up enough food, water and shelter to subsist indefinitely.

Tracking (w): by viewing the visual cues left after someone's passage, Dart can make a reasonable attempt to follow them. Broken blades of grass, misplaced pebbles, a footprint's depth, and even more obscure hints of one's passage allow Dart to follow at a reduced difficulty.

Contacts:

As a new member of GI Joe, Dart can naturally rely upon his fellows for assistance should he need it - Joes look after their own, whether they've been on board for ten minutes or ten years. Furthermore, Dart has numerous additional, as of yet unidentified military contacts when needed.

Calling:

Soldier: though talented above and beyond what the Army taught him, Dart enjoys his job. He happily does what his superiors ask of him, as each mission is yet another opportunity to prove himself - and for him to hone his numerous and considerable skills.

Costume:

Dart wears a practical military uniform, unlike many of his fellows. He utilizes grass green trousers, a bright green vest over a grass green sleeveless shirt, green wrist pads, dark green knee pads, a green helmet, a brown leather belt, web gear and boots, and a gold hawk medallion.

Personality:

Patient and persistent, Jimmy is a world-class tracker. Very good at what he does, Jimmy exudes confidence both on and off the job - so much so, in fact, that half of the Joe team is convinced he's some sort of psychic. He isn't, though; he's just highly skilled and cool under fire.

Real Name: Jimmy Tall Elk, grade E-6
Occupation: GI Joe recon 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: 6' 1"
Hair: black
Eyes: brown
Weight: 190 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Dart wears his hair long, having it terminate in a foot-long braid.

Story:

Dart spent most of his life away from others, as he was groomed from childhood in the ways of wilderness survival by his family. Not that he's anti-social or anything, but Dart is very self-reliant, and has learned from a very early age how to take care of himself in most situations.

Seeing that his skills would be quite useful to the military, Dart enlisted as soon as he was able, and quickly excelled as an Airborne Ranger. After all, he had a leg up on most others in his line of work, since he'd learned most of what the Army had to teach him before enlisting.

His excellent service record eventually saw him being recruited onto the GI Joe team, who had just defended the entire country from a hostile, insidious takeover by Cobra. Shortly thereafter, Dart saw himself sent on advanced reconnaissance missions in dozens of 'hot' locations.

It is suspected that it was on one of these ops that he acquired his intense disdain for Cobra CLAWS. Rumors persist that, while tracking these villains in some jungle, they captured Dart for a time, but Dart isn't talking. Either way, he goes for these fellows first in a firefight.

As such, the enmity is mutual, for those CLAWS who've survive his wrath keenly remember who laid them up for a time, and left them to the tender mercies of Cobra's chief surgeon, Scalpel. This doesn't get in the way of his job, though, for Dart is a pro through and through.

(Historical Divergence)

Though wounded on a 'black ops' mission organized by Duke without the consent of Hawk, Dart has since recovered from his injuries and managed to help the team during its ultimate showdown with Cobra, foiling their attempt to take over the world during World War III.

Now that Cobra is seemingly defeated again, it is presumed that Dart will hang around and help his teammates pick up that terrorist organization's stragglers, those the Joes haven't captured yet, but this remains to be seen.

2003 Variations

Equipment:

Ghille Suit (a): Dart's preferred 'Spy Troops' gear, this suit helps him to blend in while in the bush. Camouflaged to help him insinuate himself into overgrown environs, Dart's ghille suit increases the difficulty on attempts by others to spot him while he's motionless by one level.

Costume:

Dart's second GI Joe uniform is similar to his first. It includes black trousers, a brown vest over a grass green, sleeveless shirt, dark green wrist pads, black gloves and knee pads, a dark green helmet, a green leather belt, web gear and boots, and a gold hawk medallion.

2004 Variations

Equipment:

Gun Station (i): Dart is occasionally assigned a heavy fire support role, and is given a Gun Station with which to lay down cover fire. This is a heavy duty, swivel-mount rocket launching platform that is easily assembled in the field, and is described in its own equipment entry.

Costume:

Dart's third GI Joe uniform is like his first two, featuring olive drab trousers, a tan vest over an olive drab, sleeveless shirt, a tan helmet, silvery wrist pads, black knee pads, brown leather boots, golden arm bands, various brown holsters, belts and pouches, and a silver hawk medallion.

Extra Goodies:

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GI Joe directories featuring a version of Dart:

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