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MHR: Arrow Season 1 Datafile

February 20, 2017

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“The name of the island they found me on is Lian Yu. It’s Mandarin for ‘purgatory.’ I’ve been stranded here for 5 years. I’ve dreamt of my rescue every cold black night since then. For 5 years I’ve had only one thought, one goal: survive. Survive and one day return home. The island held many dangers. To live, I had to make myself more than what I was. To forge myself into a weapon. I am returning; not the boy who was shipwrecked, but the man who will bring justice to those who have poisoned my city. My name is Oliver Queen.”

This is a writeup for the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game for Oliver Queen as he is during season 1 of the CW/DCTV show Arrow. Oliver is the spoiled son of a billionaire industrialist who is thought to have died with his father (and his girlfriend’s sister) 5 years ago in a shipwreck. But one day he is discovered on a small island in the Pacific and brought back to his family’s home in Starling City. There he wages a secret war against those who have exploited the city for their own enrichment, and who are beyond the reach of the police or courts.

The Hood
Oliver Queen [secret]

Affiliations
Solo d10, Buddy d8, Team d6

Distinctions
Former Spoiled Rich Kid
Survived 5 Years in Hell
“You Have Failed This City!”

Fought to Survive
Exceptional Reflexes d8, Exceptional Stamina d8

SFX: Flashback. Spend 1 PP (and describe what happened 5 years ago) to step up a resource or asset.

SFX: Focus. If your pool includes a Fought to Survive power, you may replace two dice of equal size with one stepped-up die.

SFX: The Trunk. Add a d6 and step up the effect die when rolling to recover a single type of stress in a transition scene.

Limit: Stubborn to a Fault. Step up an interpersonal complication or stress caused to an ally to gain 1 PP.

Bow & Arrows
Enhanced Durability d8, Swingline d6, Weapon d8

SFX: Dangerous. Step back the highest die in your attack action pool to add a d6 and step up physical stress inflicted.

SFX: Trick Arrows. Add a d6 and step up the effect die when creating arrow-related complications.

Limit: Gear. Shutdown Bow & Arrows to gain 1 PP. Take an action vs. doom pool to recover.

Specialties
Acrobatics Expert d8, Combat Master d10, Covert Expert d8, Crime Expert d8, Menace Master d10, Vehicle Expert d8

Milestones
The List
1 XP when you tell someone named in your father’s book that they have failed the city.
3 XP when you kill or otherwise defeat someone named in your father’s book.
10 XP when you put an end to the criminal conspiracy and have to decide what to do with your life.

Back from the Dead
1 XP when you refuse to tell someone close to you what happened on the island.
3 XP when you receive complications or stress stemming from your former life or old relationships.
10 XP when you are faced with full knowledge of what you have become, and decide to live your life differently or continue on your current path.

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5 Comments
  1. What is it with billionaire heirs and superheroing?

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