Sightline is, like most of his fellow GI Joes, a completely normal human. Nothing in his background has given him super-human abilities of any type. However, he does occasionally wield advanced military gear, as the Joes are often ahead of the curve in testing new technology.
Hindrances / Augmentations:
Communications Gear (i): featuring encryption of intensity 10 complexity, this military-issue handset allows Sightline to communicate with other soldiers in the field with intensity 5 ability (within 25 miles), and to transmit the coordinates of enemy locations to friendly aircraft.
Helmet (s): Sightline's helmet has two functions. It protects against head injuries, providing him intensity 8, or +2, defense versus physical attacks striking him in the cranium, and also has a mirrored red visor that provides him similarly potent Screened Senses for his vision.
Knife (s): Sightline always carries a blade on his person. Made from m.s. 13 materials, Sightline can either use this tool to cut through items of up to like m.s., given enough time, or to inflict his Strength +2 in slashing damage during melee combat.
Laser Range Finder (i): aiding his job as an anti-aircraft support operative, Sightline carries a powerful infrared laser. Invisible to the naked eye, the intensity 8 light it produces can be picked up by aircraft above, painting and/or locating targets for its weapon systems.
Rifle (a): his primary combat implement when forced to fire on the enemy, this powerful weapon allows Sightline to strike targets from a considerable distance. Working within artillery distance, it discharges large rounds that inflict his Agility +5 in damage each.
Sidearm (a): holstered on his right leg, this weapon is a convenient backup in the event that Sightline's rifle isn't handy. He can fire a single round from this piece to inflict his Agility +4 in damage, or a short burst of such to inflict his Agility +5 in damage.
Boxing (s): one facet of his Army basic training, this skill describes Sightline's ability to defend himself while unarmed. He may divide his pre-card play action score between two unarmed melee attacks, the second of which he may attempt as a contingent action.
Guns (a): another part of his basic training, Sightline wields most conventional firearms with proficiency. Whether toting standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifles or pistols around, Sightline fires such weapons at one difficulty level lower than is usually required.
Marksman (a): this skill describes Sightline's ability to wield heavier ordnance. When utilizing line-of-sight weaponry, such as missile launchers and massive-caliber cannons, Sightline may do so at a reduced difficulty, disregarding penalties for range all the while.
Military / United States (w): an origin of sorts for Sightline, this skill accounts for pretty much all of his talents. His Army training has given him an inherent understanding of military policies and procedures, on top of additional, floating military contacts.
Stealth (w): where his uniform leaves off, Sightline's training marches on! Well-versed in techniques to resist visual detection, Sightline excels at avoiding the attention of his foes! Sightline's efforts to remain inconspicuous increases the difficulty of card play intended to spot him.
As a member of the GI Joe team, especially one with as dangerous a job as is his, Sightline can readily rely upon his fellows for assistance, should he but ask. A lifetime of service has also likely earned Sightline countless additional, as of yet unrevealed contacts.
Soldier: serving as an advanced scout and anti-aircraft weapons expert allows Sightline to work closely with other, like-minded individuals, all in the defense of his country. And really, that's what pushed him towards a life in the military since he was a child.
Sightline's GI Joe field uniform includes a long sleeved monochrome camouflage shirt (with red bicep patches), monochrome camouflage trousers, light gray leather boots and gloves, a black leather belt, black kneepads, a black helmet, a gray face mask, and red mirrored goggles.
Having always imagined himself fighting the 'bad guys' as a child, it was a cinch that Gary would eventually enlist in the military to do just that. He feels himself lucky to have found himself in a military outfit as highly motivated to protect his country as he is.
Real Name: Gary Goggles, Grade E-6
Occupation: anti-aircraft weapons specialist
Legal Status: citizen of the United States with no known criminal record
Marital Status: unrevealed
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: GI Joe
Weight: 180 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none known.
When he was a child, growing up in Chicago, Sightline spent many a day in garbage trucks. While there, he whiled away the time imagining he was riding in a tank, fighting it out with the various dumpsters and bins the family business was contracted to collect refuse from.
Though the fantasy action faded over time, the urge to fight the good fight didn't, and when he was able to, Gary enlisted. Highly motivated and eager to learn, Gary went places in the Army, moving up through the ranks and serving his country by working in military air defense.
When working defensively, Sightline pinpoints the position of enemy targets for allied aircraft to destroy. If assigned more aggressive work, Sightline carries anti-aircraft weaponry into the field, shooting down enemy vehicles in support of surface and air personnel.
Perfoming work valuable to any military mission, Sightline was invited to join the GI Joe team due to his proven record in the field, and he readily accepted. Then, once he avoided falling victim to the attrition inherent to the Joes' notorious entrance exam, Sightline was in!
His missions with the Joes often sees Sightline working with Ace, feeding him precise human intelligence which allows that fighter pilot to demolish enemy forces with an absolute minimum of unintended casualties or collateral damage. And to both of these Joes, that's a win-win!
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