Animal Man

Animal Man
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Dex:   6   Str:   4   Body:    5
Int:   5   Will:  6   Mind:    5
Infl:  5   Aura:  5   Spirit:  5
Initiative: 16  Hero Points:  45

Powers:
Animal Mimicry: 13


Limitations: Can only mimic powers and skills of Animals within 8 AP's of distance.

Advantages: Connection: Justice League International (High)

Drawbacks: Married; Secret Identity

Alter Ego: Buddy Baker
Motivation: Upholding the Good
Occupation: Movie Stuntman
Wealth: 4



Source: 2nd Edition Background/Roster Book, page 45; Justice League Sourcebook, page 47


Ed's Notes: The JL Sourcebook lists his Connection as Justice Legaue International, vs. the B/R Book, which lists Justice League Europe. I lump ALL non-American Justice Leagues into "International" so we're going with that one.  The JL sourcebook also omits the Limitation on his power.  As I recall him having it, I'm leaving it in, but... A thought... For as much shit as Aquaman gets for being "useless" WTF is up with this guy?! If he's more than a quarter-mile from the City Zoo, he's basically just a guy.  A handful of high level street-toughs wouldn't have too much trouble taking him out. Also, why "Secret Identity?" I mean... does anybody really CARE who he is?! Lol.  Cool picture by Dan Brereton though!

First Appearance: Strange Adventures #180 (September, 1965)

2 comments:

  1. I think in the new 52 he's a bit less useless. Isn't he one of the caretakers of the red?

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  2. Yeah, he's part of the "red". The distance requirement went away by the time he got his own book. But it only restricted the exotic abilities. Most people are within a 1/4 mile of a bird, an insect, or some other critter.

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