Saturday, December 26, 2020

Guardians: White Out

I've recently gotten into 3.75" action figures and my seven-year-old and I have, in her own words, "epic battles" with them. I'm also slowly adding in a bit of rules and dice rolling here in there to introduce her to my other hobby.




Yes, this is a Kenner Star Wars Imperial Snowtrooper Action Figure


Whiteout for Guardians

Human Power (Amor) Wielder, 3rd level

Str 10 (0) Dex 14 (+1) Int 19 (+3)
Wis 13 (+1) Con 11 (0) Cha 15 (+1)
Powers: Cold Blast, Armor, Ice Slide (Flight), Ice Storm,
   Form Wall, Projectile Fire
Gifts: Rich 
Issues: Thrillseeker
AC 17. HP 29. EP 6. Armor grants AC 17 and DR 8.
Costume: White power armor.

Rex Lassiter was born as the heir to the Lassiter Logistics Corporation and was set to inherit 10 billion upon his parents death. Rex was brilliant and went to  M.I.T. at 14 and graduated at 19. It was at this point he moved to Silicon Valley and started Lassiter Cryonics and informed his parents they could leave their fortune to charity, he wanted to earn his own fortune. By 26, Rex was worth 10 billion and Lassiter Systems was a leader in computer manufacturing and cloud-based computing but he was bored and depressed. It was during a battle in downtown Denver that he knew what he wanted to do next when the Human Cyclone was trying to apprehend the Utahraptor who had attacked a Brinks truck full of cash from a prominent marijuana seller a few blocks away.

Rex used his intellect and fortune to create the power suit that allowed him to become Blast Freeze. Within a few months, he had become a popular and respected hero in Denver and its surroundings but he wasn't fulfilled and he was getting bored again. As he pondered his situation he came up with a reckless idea, he'd become a supervillain.

Lassiter moved to L.A. where he created an alternate identity, Tommy Harper, and created a new suit. Within six weeks Whiteout made his debut by actually attacking Flash Mob at a charity event where he would have killed the young superhero if his sometimes partner, Smartgun, intervened and made Whiteout retreat.

Rex knew he should have been horrified and guilty over his actions but he knew this is who he was meant to be. 

These days he splits his time between Denver and L.A. but he is slowly neglecting the Rex persona for the Whiteout persona.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Very nice concept, having a hero turn villain out of boredom and use two identities to cover it up, you almost never see that. And it's neat you and your child share the hobby.

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