Int: 3 Will: 2 Mind: 2
Infl: 2 Aura: 2 Spirit: 2
Initiative: 7 Hero Points: 4
Charisma (Persuasion): 3
Vehicles (Land): 3
Advantages: Connections: Central City Town Hall (High), Central City Police Department (High), Ladies Club (Low)
Alter Ego: none
Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Occupation: Mayor of Central City
Source: Adapted from Adapted from 1st Edition King of Crime Module, page 11
Ed's Notes: Couple things to get out of the way up front... As far as I know, this character has never made an appearance in the actual comics. Lol. He was created for the 1st Edition King of Crime Module, and I believe that is his only appearance. BUT... That's a Published work by Mayfair, so if you have some use for him, I say he's an official character! Lol. Second... Very strange, but while he is named as "Mayor John Field" above his stats (in the module) the very first line in his description refers to his as "Mayor Shanks." The later, it goes back to "Mayor Field." Yeah, it's not the first time I've come across where 1st Edition could have used an editor. (Hell, 2nd and even 3rd as well.) Finally, since the character doesn't exist in comic form, there are no picture of him - even in the module. The picture above is Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, California, who recently publicaly trashed Marvel and declared his love for DC. Now... I DO NOT agree with him that Marvel is "less than trash" as he claimed. Sorry, Bob, but Marvel kicks ass, especially in the movies, where it kicks DC'S ass in particular. But... I DO love DC more myself, and I figure if he's going to go THAT FAR out on a limb over his love of DC, he's as good a face as any to use as the Central City Mayor here...
...Especially if your plan for him in-game is "designated hostage," or "designated victim." Would be particularly hilarious to do that if you're using converted Marvel Characters in that particular game. He could just... hate them for no particular reason and they'd still have to try and save or protect him. Would be good for a laugh.
In the module, he's a retired Cop who's not really used to the whole super-hero thing going on yet. His mannerisms (as described in the module) I would describe as half Donald Trump and half Bill Clinton: A lot of grandiose gestures, combined with crossed fingers and forced sincerity.
One last thing... I don't even want to know what a "Low" Connection at the "Ladies Club" means!
|First Appearance: DC Heroes 1st Edition King of Crime Module (1986)|