Air Wave I

Air Wave I
Dex:   6   Str:   4   Body:    5
Int:   7   Will:  7   Mind:    6
Infl:  5   Aura:  5   Spirit:  6
Initiative: 20  Hero Points:  35

Detective: 7
Gadgetry: 8
Martial Artist: 6
Scientist: 5

Advantages: Area Knowledge (New York City); Connection: New York City Police Department (Low); Genius; Scholar (Law)

Drawbacks: Secret Identity

Alter Ego: Lawrence Jordan
Motivation: Upholding the Good
Occupation: District Attorney
Wealth: 6

HELMET [Body: 5] Note: The helmet has no Powers of its own, but the Belt is useless without it.

RADIO BELT [Body: 5, Magnetic Control: 6, Running: 30, Super Hearing: 8, Telepathy: 30, R#: 2] Limitations:  Super Hearing can only be used to eavesdrop on phone conversations when he access to appropriate phone lines; Running may only be used to move along phone lines; Telepathy represents ability to place a telephone call from any location. To receive such a communication, the listener must have access to a telephone receiver.

SPECIAL BOOTS [Body: 4, Cling: 4, Running: 5]

Source: World at War Sourcebook, page 44

Ed's Notes: OK... All jokes aside... (Like the fact that most of this guys "powers" are made obsolete but the invention of the CELL PHONE, LMFAO!) Sorry... I can't... Lol... About the only thing not hilarious about this guy is that he can RUN about 32x as fast as the second Flash, although... he has to CLIMB A TELEPHONE POLE first to do so!

But hey... A walking (running at many times the speed of light, actually) wire-tapper, who's a fair hand-to-hand fighter, a crack detective AND the District Attorney, could make for a very useful PC or NPC in a Golden Age campaign anytime the team has to split up, acting as their communications hub. And, seriously now, don't laugh. Don't underestimate how many plots could have been solved in 5 seconds if people could just COMMUNICATE with each other. Granted the GM may need to engineer a few plot contrivances, but I can think of a few times where he could certainly be missed - especially in a day and age when everybody wasn't walking around with better communications tech in their pockets.

First Appearance: Detective Comics #60 (February, 1942)

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