Red Zone, a member of the GI Joe's reserve Steel Brigade unit, lacks exceptional powers. Though he excels in his field and possesses multiple useful skills, this member of the Steel Brigade is but a normal human, no matter how much he may seem larger than life.
Grenades: Steel Brigadiers usually go into combat with at least one grenade handy. They can fling these explosive devices to inflict Remarkable (30) Edged Attack damage to all targets within a given area that are not currently under cover.
Helmet: all members of the Steel Brigade wear a particularly distinctive chrome helmet, which include a mirrored visor (for Good (10) Protected Senses / Sight. This head gear offers Steel Brigade troopers Good (10) protection to physical attacks on their heads.
Knife: a vital tool for any armed representative of the government, Red Zone carries one of these at all times. Made from Incredible (40) m.s. materials, this blade can be used to cut through items of up to like m.s. (with time), or to inflict Edged Attack damage in melee.
Revolver: unlike most of his compatriots, Luke carries an old-style revolver with him on missions as his secondary piece; he just likes the thing. He can fire this weapon to inflict Typical (6) Shooting damage per shot, and can fire six shots before he must reload it.
Semi-automatic Pistol: a back-up for his main weapons should they fail him somehow, Luke carries a spare hand gun in a convenient hip-holster usually. He can fire this weapon to inflict Typical (6) Shooting damage in a single shot, +1 CS in a small burst.
Shotgun: while the rest of the Steel Brigade uses heavier weaponry, Luke is content to primarily wield his pistol-grip assault shotgun in battle instead. He can fire this gun to inflict Good (10) Shooting damage; it only affects people within his area, but has a 30 degree blast arc.
Guns: both as an F.B.I. operative and as a GI Joe, Luke has learned how to use guns quite well. Whether he's handling a standard, semi-automatic or fully automatic rifle or pistol, Luke may do so as though their Agy was +1 CS higher than is listed above.
Law Enforcement: Luke was a member of the F.B.I. for a time, until he was thrown out for 'unnecessary roughness'. This got the attention of the GI Joe team, who hooked him up as a member of their Steel Brigade. Luke's F.B.I. experience gives him state and federal legal knowledge.
Martial Arts type B: Luke is well-versed in urban combat, and can easily fight the forces of darkness without a weapon when necessary. While attempting unarmed melee strikes (punches, kicks, etc...), Luke may do so at his Ftg score +1 CS.
Military / United States: the source of all his skills, Luke has this talent as a general matter of course. As you may have guessed, he has an instinctual understanding of the SOP, and can seamlessly blend into, and function within a military group of men and women.
Pilot / Air: though the origins of this talent are a mystery, Luke has demonstrated the ability to effectively fly most fixed-wing aircraft when necessary. While he's no fighter pilot, he can easily handle most such aircraft at a +1 CS.
Luke has contacts in the form of his fellow Steel Brigade operatives, and as a result the GI Joe team as a whole. Furthermore, as a former F.B.I. operative, Luke can count several of his former, fellow federal agents as reliable contacts as well.
Luke wears a modified version of the Steel Brigade uniform. It includes a grass green vest beneath a blue tank top, tan trousers, black leather boots, gloves and holsters, a black leather belt, and a distinctive chrome and green helmet with a black visor.
Luke's personality can be summed up in one word: excessive. He likes to go all out in everything he does, usually to ridiculous extremes. Of course, since he fights terrorists and other criminals for a living, this tends to cause everything in his vicinity to ultimately explode.
Real Name: Luke Ellison, Grade E-4
Occupation: pilot, urban combatant
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 Steel Brigade (GI Joe reserve unit)
Height: 5' 9"
Hair: dark brown
Weight: 185 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Luke wears a short-trimmed beard.
Luke originally became a member of the F.B.I. because he wanted to make a difference. Of course, Luke's preferred method of law enforcement often resembled that of an action movie star, as he had a tendency to pound suspects into pulp, and often blew huge holes in their property for fun.
Oddly, his handlers took exception to this, and Luke couldn't really see why; after all, they were usually shooting at him at the time, so it all came down to 'necessary force' to him. He was good at bringing in the scum of the earth, but they'd often file lawsuits as a result of his methods.
Since he was sort of a hot potato, it turned out that the Feds had a better use for Luke. Seeing his 'discipline problems' as an asset, Luke was approached by the GI Joe team - who was always on the lookout for people with Luke's abilities. Thinking them a better outlet for him, Luke readily enlisted.
He had to go through basic military training of course, not to mention survive the Joes' devastating entrance exam, but Luke managed these feats with aplomb. Having earned his place on the team, Luke was shuffled into its reservist unit, the Steel Brigade.
Whenever the Joes are active in California, they usually pick Luke up to join in on the 'fun', or consult him when something fishy is going on by his home. This allows Luke to blow up terrorists without having to worry about being screamed at by his superiors on a regular basis.
And Luke has proved his mettle several times with the Joes and with the Steel Brigade in general. Luke has a good working relationship with Rook, another Steel Brigadier, and the two are often pulled in for special GI Joe operations above and beyond their usual charter.
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