Stick

Stick
Unknown

Fighting Amazing
Agility Remarkable
Strength Good
Endurance Remarkable
Reason Typical
Intuition Unearthly
Psyche Monstrous

Health 120
Karma 181
Resources Poor
Popularity 0 (25 with Martial Artists)

Powers

Proximity Sense. Unearthly rank combat sense. Stick could not be blindsided, and this ability worked even in darkness.
Enhanced Senses. Applied to taste, touch, hearing, and smell (Stick was blind); Amazing power rank
Telepathy: Excellent power rank
Bio-Energy Drain: Amazing power rank, three area radius. By mentally linking with another member of his martial-arts group, Stick and his fellow member could drain 50 Health points each, per round, from every enemy within three areas. After draining 1,000 points of bio-energy, the drainer’s body exploded. Stick and his partner could do nothing else while drain- ing life energy. If less than 1,000 Health points were drained, Stick and his helper each made an Endurance check on the Stun column.

Equipment

Stick’s weapon of choice was a quarterstaff with which he could do Good damage. Stick could use his staff to deflect arrows and thrown weapons such as shurikens. This action requires a successful Agility FEAT roll.

Talents

Weapon Specialist: Quaterstaff, Martial Arts: All, Trance, First Aid

Contacts

Daredevil, Black Widow, Elektra Stick was also the leader of a group of six other marital-arts masters.

History

Nothing is really known about Stick’s early life before he befriended Matt Murdock (Daredevil). Stick was a blind man who had somehow developed a special proximity sense and enhanced his remaining senses. These abilities allowed him to sense far more than a normal human could.

Stick became the leader of an elite group of warriors based on the top of an un-named mountain. Stick was a master of martial arts and was especially adept in using a long stick in combat, from which he took his name. The members of the order developed a number of mental powers that were either psionic or mystical in nature. Each member of the order was required to rid himself of all destructive emotions.

Stick’s group spent many years fighting the Hand, a Japanese-based group of ninjas who hired themselves out as mercenaries and assassins. The members of the Hand served a demonic entity known as the Beast.

Long ago in New York City, a young man named Matt Murdock was accidentally struck in the face by a canister containing radioactive waste. The radiation blinded him but also provided him with a unique radar sense. After leaving the hospital, Matt was found by Stick, who taught Matt how to use his new radar sense, which was similar to Stick’s proximity sense. Stick also taught Matt various methods of hand-to-hand combat.

Later, while enrolled at Columbia University, Matt met Elektra Natchios and fell in love with her. After Elektra’s father, a Greek Ambassador, was killed by terrorists, Elektra left Matt and the United States, going to Japan. There she was trained under a sensei who had been thrown out of Stick’s order because he had not been able to completely rid himself of all his destructive emotions. Elektra reached a high level of martial prowess, but she was still filled with hate because of the death of her father. Elektra’s sensei told her about Stick’s order, hoping that it could teach Elektra to achieve inner peace. Stick accepted Elektra as a pupil and trained her for one year. She became even better at combat and began to develop the mental powers that the members of the order possessed. Stick eventually had to expel her as she had still not been able to rid herself of her hatred. Elektra joined the Hand for a time, then became a freelance assassin.

Years later, Matt Murdock (as Daredevil) met Elektra again. Shortly after that, Murdock lost his radar sense after being caught in the concussive force of a bomb blast. Murdock found Stick, who was pool-hustling in New York City, and Stick helped Matt develop his radar sense again.

A while after that, the Hand began a campaign to kill all the members of Stick’s secret order, which at that time had only seven members, including Stick. After Stick was attacked by four Hand assassins in New York City, he summoned the other members there. Only three other members arrived: Claw, Shaft, and Stone (the other members had apparently already been killed). Stick and his fellow members were able to kill Kirgi, the Hand’s deadliest warrior. Later that night, a horde of Hand assassins attacked Stick and his friends at Matt Murdock’s apartment. Daredevil and the Black Widow were also involved in the battle. Claw was killed during, the fight. Stick and Shaft then joined hands to drain the life force of the remaining Hand mem- bers. Stick ordered Stone to help Daredevil and the Black Widow escape. Stone fled with his two charges, reluctantly leaving Stick and Shaft behind. The bodies of Stick and Shaft exploded shortly thereafter, having been filled with more life energy than they could contain.

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