Barracuda – Fictional (Icons Writeup)

Barracuda
aka Namon

Prowess 5
Coordination 5
Strength 7
Intellect 4
Awareness 4
Willpower 5

Stamina 12

Powers
*Aquatic 8 (Coordination and Awareness are boosted +1 while in water)
*Flight – Winged Ankles 3
*Life Support – Cold, Pressure 2
*Trident 7

Note: When deprived of water, Namon’s Strength and Stamina begin to drop by 1 for every 4 hours to a minimum of 4 Strength (9 Stamina). Immersion in water will immediately restore his abilities.

Specialties
Leadership, Underwater Combat (Expert +2), Weapons (Trident), Wrestling

Qualities
*King of the Seas
*Man of Two Worlds, Home in Neither
*Arrogant and short-tempered

Background

This version of Barracuda was a fictional character on Earth-1 in DC’s pre-crisis multiverse. He was a member of a team of Nazi-busting heroes known as The Crusaders alongside Fireball and his sidekick Sparky, and the patriotic heroes Americommando and Rusty. At some point after the Freedom Fighters had made their trek from Earth-X to Earth-1, a group of people appeared claiming to be the actual Crusaders. They went after the Freedom Fighters, who were wanted for murder at the time, but eventually it was revealed that the Americommando was actually the Freedom Fighters’ arch-enemy, the Silver Ghost, in disguise. He had used technology to transform comic book fans into the other members of the Crusaders.

This writeup is of the fictional Barracuda. Namon is a hybrid, half-Atlantean/half-human. He is the sea king and ruler of Atlantis. If he reminds you of anyone, that’s purely by coincidence.

Well, not really.

You see, the same month that the Freedom Fighters fought these Invaders-like Crusaders, the Invaders at Marvel fought a group of Crusaders modeled after the Freedom Fighters. It was all part of a stealth crossover that the Big Two used to do from time to time. I based this writeup on what little we were told about the fictional hero in the Freedom Fighters’ storyline.

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