Captain America 4 (deceased)
Jeffrey Mace is naught but a normal human, physically speaking. He has no freakish genetic mutations, sorcerous skeletons in the family closet, or bizarre disciplines that have granted him super-human abilities. He simply fights the good fight with a one-two punch!
Limitations / Enhancements:
Shield: As the fourth Captain America, Jeffrey wielded the solid steel shield of the third Captain, which was of Remarkable (30) material strength. It offered him the following protection from the various attack forms, provided it could be placed in the way of incoming attacks:
Rm 30 / Gd 10 / Pr 4 / Shift 0 / Shift 0
Guns: a veteran, Jeffrey has been educated in the fine art of wielding firearms. Whether he's using a standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifle or pistol, or even something like a shotgun, Jeffrey may do so at his Agility score +1 CS.
Journalism: before donning the red, white and blue, Jeffrey was a reporter for the Daily Bugle (which was around even back then). In addition to his ability to dig up clues and solve mysteries, this talent grants Jeffrey two additional, as of yet unstated contacts in media circles.
Martial Arts types A, B, and C: Jeffrey can wield all these styles in a brawl. These talents give him a +1 CS to unarmed melee strikes, dodge, escape, grapple, and weave maneuvers, and the ability to Slam and Stun an opponent regardless of their comparative Strength or Endurance.
Military / United States: Jeffrey got his start in the military, where he was trained in the basic art of fighting. Thanks to his time in the service, he knows military protocols and procedures like the back of his hand, and has the benefit of several military contacts.
Wrestling: Jeffrey is an accomplished wrestler, and combined with his martial arts training, makes wrestling attacks at a +3 CS, and adds a +1 CS to any applicable damage. This means that if any opponent is foolish enough to get into melee with Jeffrey, he's in for a bad, bad day.
Jeffrey has several contacts, in both military and media circles, that have yet to be revealed. Furthermore, as a member of the Liberty Legion, Jeffrey can rely upon his teammates - and subsequently their sister team, the Invaders, for aid in a pinch.
After the war, and once he was asked to become the fourth Captain America, Jeffrey joined the All-Winners Squad in place of his predecessor, the former Spirit of '76. He remained with this group, a mix of former Invaders and Liberty Legionnaires, for several years.
And don't forget his former side kicks, Miss Patriot and the Golden Girl!
Jeffrey's first costume included a blue stretch fabric shirt with a gold eagle and two stars on the chest, red gloves with white stars on each, blue trunks over red stretch fabric trousers, blue boots with a white star on each, and a red mask with a blue crest and a yellow 'v' over his eyes.
When he donned the mantle of Captain America, Jeffrey wore that hero's trademark costume. It includes a star-spangled, red, white and blue chain mail shirt, red gloves, blue shorts over blue stretch fabric shorts, red boots, and a blue mask with a white 'a' and white wings on the side.
Jeffrey is extremely patriotic, but not fanatically so. In fact, he even lectured Captain America about being too extreme in his Americanism on occasion! However, he's willing to do whatever he is asked to, within reason, to protect liberty and freedom from the forces of evil.
Real Name: Jeffrey Solomon Mace
Occupation: adventurer, journalist, former military man
Legal Status: U.S. citizen with no criminal record, legally deceased
Marital Status: married
Alias(es), if any: Captain America 4
Group Affiliation: the Liberty Legion, the All-Winners Squad
Height: 6' 2"
Hair: black, later gray
Weight: 205 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none
Jeffrey Mace is a veteran who used to be a mild mannered reported for the Daily Bugle. Inspired by his hero however, Captain America, Jeffrey decided to follow in his footsteps and fight crime, saboteurs, and super-wackos in a Patriotic costume.
After the Invaders were brain-washed by the Red Skull, Jeffrey was approached by Bucky, who'd escaped the Skull's plot and was looking for aid against the villain. Using Jeffrey's regular radio broadcast program, the duo put out a call for help from any hero that could hear them.
In time, several heroes answered the call, and thus was the Liberty Legion born! They included Blue Diamond! Jack Frost! Miss America! Red Raven! Thin Man! And the Whizzer! Their onslaught of heroism began by tracking down the controlled Invaders to set them free.
After several battles, the Legion finally faced the Invaders directly, and freed them by destroying the hydrogen balloon that the Red Skull was using as a base - one that housed his mind control equipment. After this incident, the Legion remained together to fight evil at home.
This while the Invaders continued their fight against fascism abroad. Over time Jeffrey's team sort of blended together with the Invaders, the two groups trading members and assistance in matters when it was necessary. This course of events continued on for the duration of the war itself.
After the war, Jeffrey fought crime solo for a time, though in a fateful encounter he teamed up with the All-Winners Squad against the rogue android, Adam II. During this fight the third Captain America, formerly known as the Spirit of '76, was slain by the android.
Moved by the loss of his friend and former comrade, Jeffrey himself donned Captain America's mantle, becoming the fourth man to do so. Joined by the second Bucky, Fred Davis, Jeffrey assumed '76's place in the All-Winners' Squad, a group of former Invaders and Liberty Legionnaires.
Jeffrey remained with them for a time, when not working with either Bucky or the Golden Girl. In 1950 however, he decided to retire as Captain America to resume his career in journalism. He basically lived a good life after this, at least until recent years.
Learning he was dying of the cancer, Jeffrey was visited soon after by the enigmatic Elder of the Universe known as the Contemplator (the real one, not his evil Skrull doppelganger). This strange entity granted Jeffrey his fondest wish, to fight evil as Captain America again.
Seemingly transporting Jeffrey to an alternate earth, the Contemplator watched Jeffrey battle a variant Adam II android, who he smashed handily. Content, Jeffrey allowed the Contemplator to bring him home, and he subsequently died several months later.
On the plus side, he did so with Captain America himself at his bedside.
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