the Dirty Hippie
Gilbert Giles is the Dirty Hippie, a formerly ordinary human who was exposed to toxic goo during an environmental protest back in the 1970s. Instead of killing him or giving him cancer, these chemicals instead acted to seriously augment Gilbert's physique - especially his agility.
Super Speed: Gilbert's sole power, save for his super-human agility, is his ability to move incredibly fast. He possesses this power at rank value 10, which lets him perform all manner of tasks at ten times the rate of a normal human.
When merely walking, Gilbert may move at 1.5 sectors per turn, or 20.45 miles per hour. However, he can double this speed by when running, reaching 40.91 miles per hour. Finally, his rank value 10 super speed allows Gilbert five attacks each turn (before his Melee bonus)!
Limitations / Enhancements:
Baseball Bats: Gilbert goes through a lot of baseball bats, as often as he can hit people with them. He typically carries an aluminum baseball bat with him while adventuring, allowing him to inflict his Brawn +1 RS - rank value 10 - in Bashing damage with every painful swing.
Natural Talent / Acrobatics: thanks to the accident that enhanced him, Gilbert was left with this skill as a natural ability. He should receive a +1 RS on dodge, escape, feint, weave and evasion maneuvers (and is more limber without unnecessarily boosting his Health).
Unpleasant Habits: the reason most people assume he chose his alias, Gilbert doesn't bathe - at all. He feels he can be closer to the earth if he exists in a 'natural' state, though this causes people not sharing this belief to react to him at -2 RS. Hey, he stinks.
Biology: Gilbert is an accredited biologist, who gained his masters degree in this area years before he became a radical environmentalist. His Intellect should be considered +1 RS in biological matters, whether identifying life forms or working to cure them from poison.
Blunt Weapons: though he prefers bats, Gilbert has learned how to wield just about any blunt instrument effectively in battle. When he does so, he may attack as though his Melee was +1 RS higher than is listed above, but loses his unarmed combat initiative bonus.
Martial Arts styles A, B, C, and E: Gilbert can inflict Pound or Concuss results regardless of his comparative Brawn or Fortitude scores, receives a +1 RS (and +1 initiative bonus) when fighting unarmed, and a +1 RS on dodge, escape, grapple and weave maneuvers.
Tumbling: after a series of tumbles that left him with several broken limbs, Gilbert learned how to fall properly - though this took time (and several subsequent injuries). He can attempt a Coordination ACT to land on his feet after any fall that does not inflict damage.
Gilbert has several contacts in eco-terrorist circles, though most of them have aged beyond their useful years. He is also a member of the short-lived, second Boogie Brigade, and can likely rely upon his teammates for assistance should he need it - and if they're available.
Gilbert doesn't wear much of a costume when operating as the Dirty Hippie. When in action, Gilbert wears a blue pair of faded bell-bottom denim jeans, a pair of thick brown leather sandals, a large bag to hold spare baseball bats, and a pair of round-rimmed sunglasses.
Gilbert is a highly motivated, environmental extremist - and was so years before it became 'popular'. He strongly believes that modern industry is destroying the world's ecosystem, and will do anything he feels is necessary to protect innocent plants and animals from humanity's depravity.
Real Name: Gilbert Giles
Occupation: radical eco-terrorist, former biologist
Legal Status: citizen of the United States with a considerable criminal record (whether or not you take his secondary, BAH criminal record into account)
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: the new Boogie Brigade
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 180 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: Gilbert is exceedingly skinny for a man his height, and has an unbelievably 'wiry' look about him. He wears his straight hair very long, usually several feet in length, and it will normally be that way unless some foe removes it.
Gilbert was formerly a well-respected biologist who held moderate views on environmental contamination; he was against pollution and all that, but felt that simply educating people was the way to make things better. This all changed after he was attacked by Pastordyne thugs, however.
Though he wasn't causing trouble, Gilbert and some pals were picketing the corporation after it was revealed that it was dumping toxic goo into the Missouri River. Wishing the bad press to go away, Pastordyne's upper management had their goons make the protesters 'disappear'.
The company's muscle did this by shoving the protesters into barrels of that same toxic goo, and dumping all of them into the river as well. While his friends died, Gilbert instead changed into something else... something unnatural. He looked human, but was different inside.
Making his way to shore after escaping the drum that was to be his coffin, Gilbert noted that he was now exceedingly nimble - and incredibly fast. But, most of all, the man was insanely angry that a company would stoop to such depths to get rid of what was in truth a minor PR issue.
Racing back to the Pastordyne building in Omaha, Nebraska, Gilbert trashed the place up real good, and even dealt with the thugs that dropped him in the drink as they returned from the foul deed. Dealt with them permanently, in fact, for he felt that it was his right to avenge his 'death'.
Naturally, the police frowned on this, so Gilbert went underground, leaving his former life behind. He committed one act of ecological terrorism after another, working his way across the country and smashing up a variety of polluting companies. At least, until the BAH showed up.
Uncovering police reports about Gilbert and his stunning nimbleness, Captain Cocksure sent some men to collect him, who was known in media circles as the Dirty Hippie thanks to his knack for not bathing. Though he's quite a handful in battle, the BAH collected Gilbert easily enough.
And that should've been the end of Gilbert's reign of terror - but wasn't. When Disco Head sought to create a new Boogie Brigade to combat Gerald R. Ford, he broke back into a BAH detention facility after escaping, and liberated a bunch of super-powered freaks to do his bidding.
Gilbert was one such super-powered freak.
Thankful for his liberation, Gilbert was happy to aid Disco Head in his task, the elimination of Ford, before resuming his own agenda. To this end he did indeed join the new Boogie Brigade, though the group was quickly taken apart by Captain Cocksure, leader of the BAH, and some allies.
Gilbert himself was narrowly defeated by Cocksure, who had similar combat prowess. So, as he and his friends pursued the leader of the Boogie Brigade, Cocksure had his minions collect Gilbert and the rest of the Boogie Brigade, and put them all back on ice.
Whether or not Gilbert escaped before being incarcerated anew is as of yet unknown.
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