X-Caliber (Icons Writeup)

X-Caliber aka Sniper
Gregor Latinev aka Karl Breznoff

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

Stamina 10

Powers
X-Caliber is a cybernetically-enhanced soldier. As a result of the modifications made to his body, he has the following abilities:

*Damage Resistance 4
*Technomorphing 7 (Extras: Interface, Images, Gadgets – his gadgets power reflects his ability to morph his arms into various weapons)

Specialties
Investigation, Military

Qualities
*Bionic Man
*Shadowy Past
*Project X-Caliber/Project Sniper

Background

X-Caliber, later Sniper, is a former Soviet agent who worked for the KGB. He underwent surgery receiving various bionic implants granting him a wide range of calibers and attack modes. Since the fall of the Soviet Union he now sells his services to the highest bidder. He clashed with X-O Manowar shortly after Aric became active in the 20th century.

The character first appeared in the sixth issue of Steve Englehart’s series Coyote, originally published by Epic Comics in the mid-1980s hence the “Featuring the Return of X Caliber” on the front cover of the issue. Englehart believed he owned the rights to the character and sold the license to Valiant. However, Marvel somehow objected and by the time this story was collected as part of the X-O Manowar: Retribution trade, the character was renamed to “Sniper” (real name “Karl Breznoff”) and the project was renamed to “Project Sniper” (instead of “Project X-Caliber”) as well.