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Don't kill anyone I wouldn't.

- American Eagle

PL: 10 (145 pts) - OPL: 10; DPL: 10; HP: 1



SKILLS: Acrobatics 3 (+7), Athletics 3 (+13), Deception (+1), Expertise [Survival] 5 (+6), Insight 2 (+5), Intimidation
4 (+5), Perception 9 (+12), Persuasion 4 (+5), Ranged Combat [Crossbow] 4 (+12), Stealth 4 (+8), Vehicles 6 (+10)

ADVANTAGES: Benefit (1) (Status – Navaho Tribal Sovereignty), Defensive Roll (2), Equipment (5), Languages (1)
(Navaho, 1 other, Base: English), Power Attack, Ranged Attack (4), Takedown (1), Tracking 

Enhanced Physique: Leaping 4 (120 ft), Speed 4 (30 mph/500 fpr); 8 pts
Enhanced Senses: Senses 5 (Normal Vision [Extended 2], Scent [Acute], Normal Hearing [Extended]); 5 pts

(25 pts)
Masterwork Crossbow: 15 pts
Piercing Bolts: Ranged Piercing Damage 6, Dangerous; 13 pts
Stun Bolts: Ranged Bludgeoning Damage 6, Dangerous; 1 pt
Swingline Bolts: Movement 1 (Swinging); 1 pt
Vehicle: (10 pts)
Motorcycle: Size - M, Strength - 1, Speed - 6, Def - 10, Tough - 8; 10 pts

Initiative +4
Close Attack +10 [Unarmed +10]
Ranged Attack +8 
Crossbow +12 [Crossbow +6, Critical 19-20]

Dodge +10 [DC20] Parry +10 [DC20]
Toughness +10 (+8 without Defensive Roll), Fortitude +10, Will +7

Enemy: Klaw.
Responsibility: To his people. 

Abilities 82 + Skills 22 (44 ranks) + Advantages 16 + Powers 13 + Defenses 12 = 145 / 145

Comments: Love American Eagle. He had a guest spot in the War Machine book during Dark Reign (which I loved for
the most part, by the way) where it turned out that he was helping hide Rhodey’s mother from Osborn and his ilk on
his reservation. He’s a low level powerhouse with a couple of tricks with his crossbow, which makes him a good spot
character, but not someone that will ever carry a book without some miraculous writing.

Still with the apparent inclusion of Red Wolf as a major characters in the All-New, All-Different Marvel NOW, I think he
would have been a better choice for the Native American diversity addition. I like Red Wolf, too, but American Eagle is a
bit less stereotypical.

Secret Origins: Jason Strongbow is a Navajo superhero that got his powers from being exposed to radiation in an
altercation with Klaw. The whole thing ended up costing him his brother, so he still has some great enmity for the man
made of sound.

The Story so Far: He popped up during the Civil War, helping Steel Spider and Sepulchre defeat the Thunderbolts, and
he crippled Bullseye during the process. He also helped War Machine during Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign by hiding
Rhodey’s mother from Osborn and his ilk on his reservation.

Characterization: Jason feels a strong sense of responsibility for his people, generally eschewing the larger superhero
life he could have in order to remain on the reserveration. He’s an honorable man, with a dry wit that has served him
well in some of the situations he’s been involved in.

Friends and Foes: Jason is slowly working his way into the greater superhero community at the urging of War
Machine, who is one of his best friends in the superhero community. Bullseye really wants to take him out for crippling
him during their altercation in the Civil War, maybe even more than he wants to take out Daredevil at times.
AMERICAN EAGLE (Jason Strongbow)
Created By: Doug Moench & Ron Wilson
First Appearance: Marvel Two-In-One Annual #6 (Oct. 1981)
Role: Forgotten Hero, Ethnic Stereotype
PL 10 (153)

Acrobatics 2 (+7)
Athletics 6 (+14)
Close Combat (Unarmed) 1 (+12)
Expertise (Navajo) 6 (+8)
Insight 2 (+5)
Intimidation 1 (+5)
Investigation 2 (+5)
Perception 9 (+12)
Ranged Combat (Crossbow) 4 (+14)
Stealth 2 (+7)
Vehicles 4 (+8)
Accurate Attack, Diehard, Equipment 5 (Motorcycle, Crossbow +4), Evasion, Fast Grab, Great Endurance, Improved Critical 2
(Unarmed, Crossbow), Improved Defense, Improved Initiative 2, Quick Draw, Ranged Attack 6, Takedown

"Enhanced Physicality"
Power-Lifting 1 (12 tons) [1]
Leaping 2 (30 feet) [2]
Speed 5 (60 mph) [5]
"Eagle Eyes" Senses 4 (Extended Vision 2, Low-Light Vision, Extended Hearing) [4]

Unarmed +12 (+8 Damage, DC 23)
Crossbow +14 (+4 Ranged Damage, DC 19)
Initiative +13

Dodge +12 (DC 22), Parry +12 (DC 22), Toughness +8, Fortitude +8, Will +7

Responsibility (Navajo Nation)- Strongbow tends to get involved in situations that affect his people directly.
Motivation (Justice)- Strongbow actively refuses the Superhuman Registration Act.

Total: Abilities: 86 / Skills: 40--20 / Advantages: 23 / Powers: 12 / Defenses: 12 (153)

-Jason Strongbow got his powers in the usual way (Ulysses Klaw shot a Sonic Blast into some uranium deposits and emowered Jason &
his brother Walt, who was later killed by evil miners), in a story teaming him up with The Thing, Ka-Zar & Wyatt Wingfoot. He was a
minor-league semi-forgotten hero for years, dressed as the most flamboyant eagle-headdressed Native stereotype ever. Well, at least
his powers aren't Stereotypical Native American Powers, and didn't get them from The Great Spirit or anything- he tends to avoid the
most goofy aspects of being a Native superhero.

-He was mostly underutilized until Warren Ellis used him for his crazy awesome dark-humoured "Thunderbolts" series. When Norman
Osborn sent his psychopathic team of Thunderbolts (Moonstone leading Venom, Swordsman, Radioactive Man, Bullseye and the non-
insane Songbird) to round up some unregistered heroes, Strongbow (discarding his multi-coloured headdress for some bad-ass regular
clothes and a motorcycle helmet) aided The Steel Spider against them. And the T-Bolts had a disastrous time, as their lack of
teamwork or quality leadership tripped them up, Steel Spider was horribly maimed instead of captured in a clean manner (Venom ate
his legs), and Bullseye ran off on his own, thinking the nano-collar that'd blow up his head if he went off the rails was offline.

-It was here that the Eagle got his supreme bad-ass push: he beat the LIVING CRAP out of Bullseye. I mean, it wasn't even CLOSE- he
just taunted him, then took the guy apart. Bullseye was about to use one of his trademark throwing weapons and could have
theoretically still won, but then his nano-thingie blew up and crippled him. Sepulchre ended up saving the day by interrupting things,
and so Eagle escaped. Later writers would use him once or twice in other books (War Machine/Iron Man and stuff), but he's still a
minor-leaguer. Too bad- I was digging his dark sense of humor and grouchiness, and the lack of goofy racial accoutrements was a nice

-American Eagle is the rare Unknown Hero that is worth full PL 10 status. I mean, he was weaker in his EARLIER appearances- the dude
beat the LIVING SNOT out of Bullseye in their more-recent fight! It helps that he's exceptionally strong- packing Spidey-level
physicality on a nasty brawling style, which means that he can get the jump on a more accurate, weaker guy and really lay a beating
on him. The +12/+8 set-up is rather rare, too.