*Rage! – Ability Boost 1 (Limits: Temporary; during the time that Strength is boosted to 5 and Martial Arts is raised to +3, his Intellect drops to 2)
*Telepathy 4 (Limit: Works only on animals)
Art – Poetry (Alice personality only, +1 bonus), Athletics (Expert +2 bonus), Investigation (+1 bonus), Martial Arts (Expert +2 bonus, Master +3 bonus when under Rage!), Mental Resistance (Expert +2 bonus), Military (+1 bonus), Sleight of Hand (+1 bonus), Stealth (+1 bonus), Weapons – Melee (Expert +2 bonus), Weapons – Ranged (+1 bonus)
*Badger is often accompanied by an animal companion. He has used trained dogs, badgers, bulls, rats, etc.
Norbert Sykes was raised in Wisconsin by his mother and step-father, Larry. Most of the time Larry would beat and abuse Norbert sexually. When Norbert was 10, he found an injured badger and nursed it back to health only for Larry to kill it. Not to mention all the times he would kick Norbert’s dog, Leroy.
When Norbert was old enough, he ran away and joined the Army. Norbert was captured during the war and made a POW for 2 years. During that time, he was starved and tortured. In his deprived and starved state, Norbert was visited by an animal god in the form of a badger named Myrtle. She showed him how to survive on beetles, talk to animals, and master all forms of martial arts, specializing in Shorin-Ryu. When he was strong enough, Norbert was challenged by the Colonel and defeated him. The troops, shocked at the outcome, gave Norbert a chance to escape into the desert where he was picked up by an American military patrol.
Returning to the states a war hero, Norbert did as Myrtle had instructed and outfitted himself a Badger costume; taking to the streets and fighting crime against litterbugs, purse thieves, and drunken college boys. Badger was arrested and committed to a mental institution where he met Daisy Fields, a resident psychiatrist. Not soon after he was committed, another inmate was put in a cell next to his. Badger learned that this stranger, Ham, was actually a 5th century druid who had been in a coma for centuries. In return, Badger filled the druid in on the current society and times. Badger was finally freed on the condition that Daisy could continue her treatment of Norbert outside the institution. Soon after, Ham offered both residence at his castle (having amassed a fortune in a matter of days using his magic) and hired Badger as his familiar and bodyguard; Daisy as his personal secretary.
Since the meeting, both have learned of Badger’s uncanny abilty to talk to animals. Badger also has 7 multiple personalities, each with their own distinct personalities:
- Max Swell – a cultured gay man
Emily – a nine year old girl
Leroy – Norbert’s dog that was shot by Larry when he was ten
Pierre – a French psychotic serial killer
Alice – a poet
Gastineau Grover DePaul – a black man from the southside of Chicago
Badger also talks to the ghost of celebrities such as Warren Oates, Bruce Lee, and John Wayne….to name a few.
Badger met a Vietnamese veterinarian named Mavis Davis during the Black Lotor Liu Hu martial arts tournament held every hundred years. Mavis was killed by Hodag in the final round and Badger avenged her death by killing Hodag. As winner of the tournament, Badger was given one wish for whatever he wanted. He used his wish to return Mavis back to life and soon after married her (much to his own surprise).
Badger continues his vigilant fight against demons, oppressing corporations and annoying people to this day.