Flying Fox

Flying Fox
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Dex:   7   Str:   4   Body:    5
Int:   6   Will:  8   Mind:    8
Infl:  7   Aura:  8   Spirit:  8
Initiative: 24  Hero Points:  40

Skills: *linked
Acrobatics: 7*
Martial Artist: 7*
Medicine: 4
Military Science (Tracking): 6*
Occultist: 7*
Thief (Stealth): 7*

Bonuses: Has memorized several Magic Rituals which allow him to mimic the Chameleon, Comprehend Languages, Flame Project, Illusion and Invisibility Powers at 8 AP's. As long as he can move about, her may use any of these Rituals as if he possessed these Powers without having to make a separate Occultist Skill Action Check.

Advantages: Connections: Quontauka Tribe (High); Intensive Training; Lightning Reflexes

DrawbacksSecret Identity

Alter Ego: Unknown
Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Occupation: Apprentice Shaman
Wealth: 0

Equipment:
MAGICAL CLOAK [Body: 9, Flight (mystic linked): 7]



Source: World at War Sourcebook, page 52




Ed's Notes: OK, so... On the one hand, he starts out as a very capable badass normal, who's Occultist Skill has brought a variety of Power to, AND has a Magic Cloak that makes him FLY.  So... Yeah, this character kicks a lot of ass, and for the 1940's is pretty good representation for Native Americans, even if he does fall hard into the Magical Native American literary stereotype. (Again: 1940's!)

BUT... To be fair... It does kind of smack a little of tokenism, first, considering that the "Quontauka" Tribe is entirely fictional. This avoids any direct appropriation or cultural misrepresentation, but also means that the writers aren't actually representing any actual Native Americans! Also... No Alter Ego.  Which kind of tells me that the writers may assume his ACTUAL NAME might literally be "Flying Fox." (And, yeah: Not all Native Americans use names like that!) Some do. Sure. But... Man, clumsy representation. At least by today's standards.

But it was the 1940's!

1 comment:

  1. Wait, the character may be set in the 1940's but this character was introduced in the 80's in response to the Crisis on Infinite Earths aftermath. So still horrible representation and no 1940's excuse.

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