Citizen Thirteen

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Believe in your own Justice
Player: @Citizen Thirteen
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Character Build
Origin:
Science
Archetype:
Blaster
Security Level:
50
Biographical Data
Real Name:
James Graham Rodgers
Known Aliases:
Thirteen, Trieze
Age:
45
Gender:
Male
Species:
Human / Super Human
Ethnicity:
Caucasian
Birthdate:
July 10, 1974
Birthplace:
Beaumont, Texas
Relatives:
Characteristics
Height:
6' 1"
Weight:
270 lbs
Eyes:
Blue
Hair:
Brown(graying)
Complexion:
Rugged
Physical Build:
Muscular, Athletic
Physical Features:
Bionic arm, Patriotic body armor
Status
Alignment:
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Chaotic Good

Reputation:
██ ██ ██ ██ ██ ██ ██ ██ ██

Memorable

Identity:
Not Secret
Years Active:
13 years Active Duty Military service, 10 years Covert Ops, 2 years registered superhero
Base of Operations:
Confidential
Citizenship:
United States Citizen
Education:
Bachelors in Criminal Justice, Army Special Forces training, studied various languages.
Occupation:
Patriotic Icon, Super-Soldier
Marital Status:
Not Married
Known Powers and Abilities
Superhuman reflexes and endurance. Olympic level strength. Patriotic fervor. Expert marksman and gunslinger.
Equipment and Paraphernalia
Custom patriotic themed body armor, repulsor jump boots, dual Colt 1911 XSE .45 ACP, bionic arm equipped with utilities such as a taser, lock pick, EMP, adrenaline/bio foam injector, and deployable energy shield that is able of stopping most kinetic projectiles.
Attributes
 
   Strength
   Endurance
 
   Agility
   Speed
 
   Fighting
   Projectiles
 
   Durability
   Resistance
 
   Intelligence
   Psyche
 
   Intuition
   Charisma
 
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A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

The soldier, the gunslinger, the red-blooded American. CITIZEN THIRTEEN isn’t so much a patriotic icon as he is an embodiment of stubborn American grit, an exemplar of the United States Soldier. He stands against those that threaten the freedoms that we enjoy in our daily lives, ready to deploy an American sense of Justice to all enemies that wish to intimidate and harm the innocent, no matter the danger, no matter the odds. In a world where individuals are gifted with the strength to hurl tanks and enough speed to break the sound barrier, Thirteen doesn’t stand much of a chance. But that’s hardly stopping him. It’s his sheer willpower that‘s his greatest strength, and he will keep fighting until the mission is complete, or he’s taken his last breath.

Born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, James Graham Rodgers enlisted into the US Army at the age of eighteen as an 11B Infantryman. James fast tracked his way to Green Beret in just under five years, having completed numerous military schoolings such as Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger School along the way. From there, he conducted numerous combat operations until he was severely wounded in 2005. Having lost his arm, it was looking like an early medical retirement for James Rodgers. But thanks to his exemplary military records, he was flagged as a potential recruit for Project Citizen, a black operations super soldier program. James jumped at the opportunity to continue his service. Project Citizen took James and turned him into a super soldier using various degrees of bioengineering and fusing him with top of the line cybernetics to replace his lost arm. James was assigned the code name of "CITIZEN THIRTEEN" denoting him as the thirteenth member of the program. It was the name he went by for the next decade before retiring from military service in 2015.

After trying civilian life out for a few years back home in Texas, James moved to Paragon City to follow up an invitation he'd received from Agent Michael Wilson of GUIDE, a federal program that recruits and sponsors meta humans to become super heroes and icons of hope in the public eye. While not exactly keen on the Public Relations aspects of GUIDE, James Rodgers felt it in his bones that this was the best chance he had to satisfy the yearning in his heart to continue doing what he'd come to love. Garbed in patriotic themed tactical gear and returning to his old Project Citizen moniker, CITIZEN THIRTEEN returned to duty once more.



Contents

PERSONALITY

Thirteen typically portrays himself as a no-nonsense straight-man, especially around younger heroes. His past has caused him to be a bit cynical at times, and he finds himself getting irritated when having to work with the less mature heroes who like to have a good time while on patrol. Around the more professional heroes, especially those that have him beat in age and skill, he tends to be much more laid back as he does not feel he's having to babysit the less experienced. Ultimately, when the chips are down Thirteen will always have a fellow hero’s back.

With a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, and a LEO certification out of the state of Texas, Thirteen knows the legal system very well, and will use it to his advantage whenever possible. He hates the thought of a perpetrator escaping Justice due to bad case work on his own part, so to him it's of the utmost importance to follow proper legal procedures. Thirteen also utilizes a modified Use of Force Continuum similar to what the PPD use, altered slightly to take into account his abilities. He believes that having a strong working relationship with the local police can(and often does) work in his favor, especially when things get a little more gray that he'd prefer.

However, while he may be very by the book in the public eye, Thirteen is not afraid to fight in the shadows when need be. If the legal system were to ever hinder his fight against crime, and that hinderance would cause innocents harm, he will carry out justice as needed according to his own moral standards.

Off duty, Thirteen tends to keep to himself. He maintains a daily regime of physical training, both hand to hand and firearms training, and equipment maintenance in between his patrols. He doesn’t maintain a secret identity, but he keeps his personal life spartan enough to not need one. He enjoys going out for beers with old Army buddies if he runs into one, or even a fellow super hero if he feels trusting enough with them.



APPEARANCE

Citizen Thirteen appears to always be poised for battle, even when not actively on the job. He carries himself as a man who’s sure of himself and clear in his purpose, a dour expression and a no-nonsense attitude. His unkempt brown hair has wisps of grey, and his five o’clock stubble is rarely trimmed. A black domino mask hides the crows feet gathered at the corner of his dark blue eyes, but not the grizzled determination his gaze carries. Thirteen wears armor tinted in red, white and blue, to help represent the Justice the American people deserve to have protecting them.

To the front of the panoply of armor a single star is displayed, bold on the chest in shining white. The torso is protected by a form fitting dark blue tunic made of a Kevlar/Dyneema weave, with underlayers that are black and snug, made from much thinner layers of Dyneema. The polished dark blue finish of the metal spaulders cannot quite hide the deep lines scraped into them, and the heavy red sabatons conceal rocket boosters capable of augmenting the wearer's jumps. While his left hand sports a noticeable red leather glove, his right arm demands the attention from passerby’s, as the metal appendage was designed for combat, not subtlety or grace. Tactical webbing on the thighs and midsection hold pistol magazines flush to the body, and holsters on the belt are shaped to fit two customized M1911s.

His fighting style is practical and tactical. In melee he’s a brute, using crushing and effective blows to quickly take out his opponents, as he believes strongly in the economy of effort even when gifted with long lasting endurance. When it comes to firearms, Thirteen prefers his 1911 handguns, as his superior reflexes allow him to dual wield easily them with extreme speed and precision. But it is not above him to utilize carbines, rifles or machine guns if necessary.

When off duty, Thirteen is usually seen in a simple t-shirt and jeans. Like most Texans, he chooses to carry a pistol around in civilian life. He’s always armed with an officer model 1911 that he conceal carries instead of open carries.




POWERS & ABILITIES

Super Soldier Enhancements: Thirteen’s attributes were all greatly improved from the combination of bioengineered organs transplanted into his body, and the cybernetics fused to his right shoulder and spinal column.

Superior Strength: Capable of dead lifting over a ton, and leg lift over two tons. His blows can smash through concrete barriers, and can certainly shatter bone.

Superior Speed/Endurance: Thirteen has been recorded reaching top speeds of 36 MPH, and was able to maintain that for just over an hour before reaching physical exhaustion. Recovery from intense physical activity is only a matter of minutes. During sleep deprivation tests, Thirteen was able to stay awake for two straight days without any signs of weariness, and another 36 hours before exhaustion finally set in. However, it is recommended that the Citizens maintain at least two hours of sleep daily to maintain peak combat awareness and clarity.

Superior Reflexes: His agility is high enough that he can fight multiple opponents with relative ease, and simultaneously fire his favorite 1911 pistols with extreme efficiency. Thirteen is also able to dodge projectiles, such as arrows, traveling roughly 350-400 feet per second. And while not able to flat out dodge bullets, he can evade a single active shooter well enough to counter attack with melee if need be.

Increased Durability: Thirteen’s body is incredibly tough, from a higher bone density to blood being able to coagulate faster when exposed to the air, allowing him to sustain hard hits and prevent excessive blood loss from combat. Recovery time from injuries is impressively fast also. Minor wounds tend to heal within hours, fractures within a day, and full breaks and other severe trauma usually less than a week to fully recover. Project Citizen also gifted him with an improved immune system, making Thirteen resilient against all forms of bacterial and viral infections. On top of an improved immune system, his body is capable of expelling harmful toxins from his body whenever adrenaline kicks in, allowing Thirteen to continue fighting even if poisoned.


Special Forces/Black Ops: Thirteen’s Special Forces training and experience has left him with a wealth of knowledge on weapons available throughout the world(and even some off world). He can disassemble and reassemble almost any weapon he can get his hands on, perform temporary field repairs with scrap he can get his hands on to, and of course expertly handle most of these weapons. And between Special Forces and his time with Project Citizen, Thirteen has learned to survive in any environment, from the hard elements of Mother Nature to blending in with foreign societies. And while Thirteen prefers overt operations, his past experience has taught him the value of stealth and the element of surprise.


Hand to Hand Combatives: Decades of military service have honed Thirteen’s hand to hand prowess. He’s studied various forms of martial arts and uses what feels natural and practical for him. His style of mixed martial arts tends to be extremely brutal and effective, with zero flair or elaborate movement. Gut punches, groins, throats, knees, choke holds, it’s all on the table.


Gunslinger: Probably the most notable feature of Citizen Thirteen is his ability to handle firearms. Efficient and precise with a rifle, brutally devastating with a shotgun, and fast and fluid with his Colt 1911 .45 ACP handguns. Give this man a gun and he accomplish anything with it, even breakfast.


EQUIPMENT


Colt 1911: America’s handgun since World War II. Keeping his chambered in the traditional .45 ACP(as anything else would be blasphemy), Thirteen’s custom 1911 handguns are tailored to his needs, with Trijicon night sights, custom magwell, tactical rail with surefire light attachment, threaded barrels, and higher capacity magazines.

Fabrique Nationale SCAR: A versatile platform that can be set up for any situation, whether it be close quarters or for a long range, designated marksman role.

M60E3/E4: The king of LMG. This modified and updated version of the American classic is James' absolute favorite machine gun, and second favorite firearm, ever. He keeps one in the trunk of his patrol vehicle at all times.

Cybernetic Arm: Thirteen’s right arm is not only stronger and more durable than his already super-soldier enhanced left arm, but it’s chock full of gadget goodies. An energy shield, tazer, lock picker, basic electronics hacking program, short ranged single use EMP device, and a biofoam injector for deep penetration wounds. It is made of a combination of alloy steel and impervium, making the arm itself extremely durable. Through extended surgery and further cybernetic modifications, the arm is reinforced through Thirteens shoulder and spinal column. However, the arm is designed to break free from Thirteen’s shoulder if needed, to prevent internal damage to the supporting cybernetics in his body.

Patriotic Body Armor: Thirteen’s torso is protected from a combination of Dyneema and Kevlar, with his chest and back having thicker layers of Kevlar, and his sides and underarms being covered with Dyneema to allow for more flexibility. The spaulders are made of an alloy steel, and his knee pads and boots are made of the same steel alloy, with the boots having a hard rubber sole. The armor covering his legs is mostly made from Dyneema, and both the boots and leg armor sections are reinforcement with a shock absorbing exo-frame used to prevent injury when dropping from high elevationS.

Repulsor Boots: Thirteen’s armored boots aren’t just for protection. Each is fitted with a small repulsor engine in the heels. This in combination with his enhanced strength allows Thirteen to jump to great heights with minimal effort.

Utility Belt: To be fair, it’s more of an ammunition belt than anything. Besides his rows of magazine pouches, Thirteen carries a medkit and a set of high tensile steel handcuffs, along with multiple flexicuffs.


BASE OF OPERATIONS




BIOGRAPHY

Early Life / Military Career

James Graham Rodgers was born and raised just outside of Beaumont, Texas. He grew up there with his younger brother, Benjamin, of whom he was very protective of throughout their childhood. James and Ben were raised by their parents on the family farm own by their grandfather. His father and grandfather were both proud military veterans, his father having served in Vietnam, and grandfather serving throughout WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. James always felt it was in his blood to eventually serve in the military as well. His younger brother on the other hand, excelled in his academics, which led Ben to being the target of bullies at a very young age. James saw his brother as something special, having the potential for really great things in life, and as such he found himself taking pride on being his brother's protector from these bullies growing up.

As soon as James graduated high school, he left for the Army. He went to Basic and AIT at Fort Benning, GA and Airborne school immediately after that. He felt a real sense of purpose in the Army, and pushed himself every day in his training. Before long he'd completed Ranger School and conducted his first combat deployment as a Ranger in the 75th Ranger Regiment. By his forth year in the military, he made it through Special Forces training, became a 18B Weapons Sergeant, and earned his beret. James spent ten years serving in the Special Forces, until 2005 when he was wounded in combat and lost his arm. He was fitted with a standard prosthetic and given the options to be reassigned to a training unit in a garrison environment, or to medically retire. James didn't like his options, and pushed for returning to active duty with his special forces unit with a combat level prosthetic instead. Due to his exemplary combat record, and the determination he displayed to return to his unit, James was then offered a different opportunity altogether. This was when he was first introduced to Project Citizen.



Project Citizen

The United States government funded Project Citizen with the intention of creating an elite force of super-soldiers for the military. But due to the high failure rate in the creation of said soldiers, the program was re-purposed for black ops. With the new plan of having a platoon sized element of super-soldiers to deploy for covert operations, recruitment for Project Citizen would have to become very strict. The failure rate was a problem, however. The military refused to allow perfectly fit soldiers to be selected for the program, as if the individual's body failed to adapt to the bio-engineering process, they wouldn't even be able to return to normal duty. Because of this, it was decided to target disabled service members who displayed a fervent desire to return to active duty.

Luckily James survived the bio-engineering process. His body was now able to recover much faster from injury, able to mend broken bones or severe trauma to soft tissue within a few days to even a few hours depending on the severity. Due to this, James was then able to receive a highly advanced bionic replacement for the arm he lost with minimal recovery time and a maximum success rate. The installation of the arm involved reinforcing the spinal column as well. Once these modifications was completed, James joined the ranks of the other "Citizens" in the program. He took on the designation "Citizen Thirteen" as he was the thirteenth candidate to successfully join the unit.

Most of the super soldiers created by Project Citizen displayed similar improvements to strength, agility, speed and endurance, although a few displayed greater improvements in some areas over others. James in particular displayed drastically improved reflexes and agility, which led to him being the best gunfighter in the unit.

James served with Project Citizen for ten years, performing all kinds of covert operations during that time. These missions were often critical to the success of many military operations being conducted publicly by the U.S. Armed Forces, but sometimes they skirted, or even crossed, the line of morality. This resulted in James becoming disillusioned with the United States and it's political agendas involving the military. By the time Project Citizen was retired in 2015, James was ready to call it quits and settle down.



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""A good soldier has no use for doubt, no room for ego... More than God. More than country. It's the soldier next to him he fights for.""


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