Knighthawk (ICONS Writeup)

Knighthawk
Dr. Scott Pike

Prowess 4
Coordination 5
Strength 5
Intellect 6
Awareness 5
Willpower 5

Stamina 10

Powers
*Armored Battlesuit – Damage Resistance 5 (increases to 6 if using the wings as a shield), Claws 6, Knockout Gas 4, Handguns (Explosive Bullets) 5, Flight 4, Supersenses (Night Vision, Enhanced Hearing) 3, Interface 4

Specialties
Aerial Combat (+1 bonus), Science (Expert +2 bonus), Technology (Expert +2 bonus)

Qualities
*Brooding
*Urban Avenger
*Causes a lot of collatoral damage

Background: Knighthawk (created by comics legend Neal Adams) is a bit of a strange one – a scientist named Scott Pike, he designed a series of technological gadgets that help him fight crime. He has a tendency to come off as pretty condescending to people that fail to live up to his standards. It’s a little unclear as to what his scientific specialities are, as we’ve seen him work in quite a few fields. Overall, I’d say he was the generic comic-book scientist, so he’s kind of good at whatever you need him to be.

Pike has a pair of vestigial wings on his back – they aren’t strong enough to lift him off the ground but they can interface with his suit’s artificial wings, allowing him to control them with his mind. Knighthawk is a pretty violent vigilante that gives off strong ‘Batman’ vibes… if Batman wasn’t much of a detective, flew around, and used both claws and guns to rip people to shreds. One gimmick that they always mentioned were the holsters he wore on his ankles. An antigravity device allowed him to summon his guns straight out of the holsters and into his clawed hands.

Personally, I think Knighthawk would make for a fun antagonist… an over-the-top Nineties style vigilante that occasionally crosses paths with your player characters.