Arsenal

Roy Harper

Fighting Remarkable
Agility Incredible
Strength Good
Endurance Remarkable
Reason Good
Intuition Excellent
Psyche Good

Health 110
Karma 40
Resources Typical
Popularity 20

Powers

None

Equipment

Bow, 3 arrows/round at 7 areas range.
Arrows:
Acetylene Torch: Remarkable Heat damage
Acid: Monstrous damage (3 areas range)
Bladed: Remarkable edged damage
Blunt: Remarkable blunt damage
Bola: Remarkable entangling attack
Boomerang: Added to other arrows forces the arrow to return the following round.
Boxing Glove: Remarkable blunt damage, Endurance FEAT or stunned for 1-10 rounds.
Cable: Incredible material. 100 ft long
Electric: Amazing damage, 5 areas
Fan arrow: Remarkable wind generation.
Flare: Good light, Amazing damage
Grenade: Amazing damage to 1 area
Magnetic: Incredible adherence to metal, may carry cable or other arrowheads.
Net: Incredible entanglement
Glue: Remarkable adherance to rough surfaces
Jet: Increase range +1 area. Can carry other arrowheads.
Siren: Excellent sonic generation, Endurance FEAT or stunned for 1-10 rounds.
Smoke: Excellent intensity darkness to 1 area.
Suction Cup: Remarkable adherance to smooth areas.
Tear Gas: Incredible, 1 area

Talents

Weapon Specialist: Bow, Marksman, Arrow Head Design and Construction, Business, Pilot, Martial Arts A B, Blunt Weapons, Edged Weapons

Contacts

Black Canary, Connor Hawke, Star City Police, Green Arrow, Outsiders

History

Roy Harper began his career as Speedy, the young sidekick of Green Arrow. While still a teen, he was an early member of the original Teen Titans, and stayed with them on and off throughout the Titans’ history. Roy is known as a ladies, man and he once romanced the villain and terrorist known as Cheshire. The woman bore a daughter, Lian, whom Roy now raises. He eventually changed his name to Arsenal and was affiliated with the U.S. espionage unit, the C.B.I.

Roy was with the Titans, however in their darkest hour. He lost two of his best friends, Donna Troy and Lilith Clay to the terror unleashed by a Superman robot at S.T.A.R. Labs. Before that, the team had been offered private funding from the corporation called Optitron. They pretended to have the world’s educational interests at hear, but really wanted a big tax write-off. Nightwing, leader of the Titans rejected their offer and disbanded the team after the death of their friends.

Roy however, saw an opportunity. He accepted Optitron’s offer and set about forming a new team: the new Outsiders. He began by buying a massive secret underground headquarters beneath New York City. It was originally built by eccentric millionnaire C.T. Wentworth to function as a fallout shelter during the Cold War. Roy outfitted the shelter with state-of-the-art equipment and began recruiting members for the Outsiders. He successfully coaxed the veteran Metamorpho as well as newcomers Grace and Thunder. In a controversial move, he also decided to accept Indigo as a member. This girl android had been responsible for activating the Superman robot, but her memories were wiped clean and she convinced him that she wanted to atone for the horror she’d caused.

Indigo’s presence would prove to be a major sticking point for Arsenal’s last recruit: Nightwing. The Titans’ former leader was completely unwilling to renew his involvement in a team after such a devastating loss. Arsenal argued that the Outsiders were the next logical step for them beyond the Titans. And perhaps a team of strangers would operate more efficiently . Though Nightwing was still reluctant, he immediately rose to the call of leadership when Gorilla Grodd crashed a luxury liner into a New York City port.

Roy’s short time with the Outsiders has been frought with pain. When the team was attempting to stop Brother Blood from activating a global network of sleeper agents, one agent was successfully activated and surprised Arsenal with multiple gunshots to the chest. Roy survived by was sidelined for months. In the interim, he assigned the Huntress as his replacement. He was hesitant to resume active duty, feeling afraid of his own limitations, but returned with encouragement from Nightwing.

Not long after his recovery, the Outsiders took on a case which involved a child-slaver and molester named Tanner. One of Tanner’s informants recognized Roy from years prior, and led Tanner to Roy’s daughter, Lian. Lian’s nanny was killed and the girl was branded with Tanner’s mark. The Outsiders arrived just in time to save Lian and other children from being flown out of New York.

Oddly, his near-death from gunshot wounds saved his life when soon he met Deathstroke. The villain, Arsenal discovered, had been posing as Batman from day one and feeding him information. Deathstroke intended to kill Roy, but when he discovered the bullet scars on his chest, he figured Roy had suffered enough and gave him a “pass.” About the same time, Arsenal was also kidnapped by Green Arrow’s nemesis, Drakon. Drakon was working with the Riddler and he slit Roy’s throat so that he would have to apply constant pressure or die. The Outsiders helped search for and rescue Roy.

Since founding the group, he has maintained a “no-strings” sexual relationship with Grace. He has also admitted to sleeping with the Huntress.

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