Unlike a large number of his fellow crime fighters, Victor Goldstein - Mister E - is naught but a normal human. He lacks special powers of any stripe, whether they be from physical mutations or high tech gear; he simply fights crime with his wits and his fists when possible.
Hindrances / Augmentations:
Sidearms (a): Victor carries two of these weapons with him while 'on the job' as Mister E - you never know when some two-bit hood is going to open up on you, after all. He can fire these weapons to inflict his Agility +4 damage, +5 if fired in a burst.
Boxing (s): benefiting from practical experience, Victor can definitely defend himself without weaponry. Whenever engaging in unarmed melee, Victor may divide his pre-card play action score between two such attacks, the last of which occurs as a contingent action.
Detective / Espionage (i): his calling in life, Victor loves to unravel a mystery, typically while active as Mister E. He should receive a reduced difficulty on any applicable actions when attempting to find clues, examine evidence, or otherwise try to solve a crime.
Guns (a): in addition to his considerable hand-to-hand fighting abilities, Victor can also fire a gun with ease. Whether wielding a standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifle or pistol, Victor may do so at a reduced difficulty level.
Sports (a): formerly a professional athlete, Victor is well-versed in various physically demanding games - though he really only made money while playing one. Any applicable action, whether in the play of games or relating to knowledge therein, should be made at a reduced difficulty.
Two Guns (a): supplementing his ability to wield a gun in battle, this talent describes Victor's ability to actually handle two at once, and effectively at that. Victor may attempt a contingent attack with such weapons each turn, or fire both at once for a +1 to damage.
Victor's only remaining allies are his fellows in the so-called Twelve, who he can likely rely upon for assistance should he only ask them for it - even if he's officially retired from costumed adventuring. Though he has reconciled with his son, somewhat.
Protector, with a side helping of Vengeance: Victor does what he does because he wants to protect the innocent - particularly those of his own kind, who suffer at the hands of Nazi scum. And where he cannot protect them, Victor strives to avenge them instead.
Victor has worn two costumes while active as Mister E. His first primarily consisted of a navy blue three piece suit, which he accented with a black and blue striped tie, blue fedora, a black domino mask, black leather shoes, and a distinctive orange cape.
Later on, Victor mixed up the colors on his costume some. He adopted a brown three piece suit instead, which he accessorized with a brown tie, brown leather shoes, a brown domino mask, light brown gloves, and a red cape (instead of his original orange one).
Upon his re-awakening in the present, Victor's life has been shattered beyond recognition. The world has moved on without him, his wife has died, and he's still dealing with burning self-loathing issues. Whether or not he can recover from these changes is anyone's guess.
Real Name: Victor Goldstein
Occupation: adventurer, socialite
Legal Status: citizen of the United States with no known criminal record
Marital Status: married
Alias(es), if any: Victor Jay
Group Affiliation: former member of the Twelve
Height: 5' 9"
Hair: brown, balding
Weight: 170 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none
Victor Goldstein was an athletic man who had grown up watching how readily people hated his kind, how freely anti-Semitism flowed in America. Wanting to help his family move up in life, he forced them to hide their true heritage for a time, actually changing their names.
Victor Goldstein thus became Victor Jay, and without a name to single them out, his family was able to 'blend in' to the community. A wealthy sportsman, Victor did everything he could to improve his family's lot, even mingling with people who would hate him if only they knew the truth.
However, in truth Victor burned as he heard of one injustice after another the Nazis inflicted upon his people, and felt a need to do something about their madness. Either unable or unwilling to join the military, Victor instead began to train his skills on those society wouldn't miss.
Adopting yet another persona, that of Mister E, Victor began to fight crime - pistols in hand. Honing his skills on the scum of the earth, Victor managed to stop one crime after another, though he eventually managed to develop a nemesis, this man being the so-called Vampire.
This heinous villain, tired of his schemes being interrupted by Mister E, continually set about the murder of his enemy - all the while perpetrating various horrific crimes in the process. However, Victor easily stepped up to the plate and foiled the Vampire's plots repeatedly.
The ultimate resolution of the conflict between Victor and the Vampire has yet to be revealed, however it is known that Victor did indeed continue his fight against evil (in all its many forms) for the duration of World War II.
Towards the end of that conflict, the US Army drew upon every costumed adventurer it could find, to help it win the War of Berlin as fast as possible. With eleven of his fellow heroes, Victor were assigned to pacify the headquarters of the SS.
Busting in to the place, they faced little resistance, though this was a feint. Upon entering the basement of the structure, these Twelve heroes fell into a Nazi trap! Gassed and placed into stasis, they were intended to be eventually dissected for science.
However, their captors were slain by Russians soon after, and as such Victor and his fellow heroes were left unattended, in stasis. They were only recently brought back to life upon their discovery by a construction crew, at which point these Twelve heroes were returned to America.
Offered a place to live while they adjusted to this new, alien era, Victor and company were asked only to do what they always do: fight evil! They all agreed of course, and Victor went about finding his family... which he did. Of course, this was not a friendly reunion at all.
Learning his now sixty-eight year old son hated him for both abandoning him during the War and for hiding his Jewish heritage, Victor broke down upon seeing his dying, aged wife; the last sixty or so years had not been kind to her at all. Grieving and alone, Victor returned 'home'.
While present for the team's fatal showdown with the Dynamic Man, Victor had decided that enough was enough. Making an attempt to reconcile with his son after his wife's death, Victor retired from the super hero lifestyle. At least, for the time being.
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