BUCK WILD, MERCENARY MAN
Rufus T. Wild / Buck Goliath / Jim Crow / Buck Lightning / Icon II / Buck Voodoo
Affiliations: Solo d10, Buddy d8, Team d6
Brain Froze in 1972
EXPERIMENTAL FREEZING PROCESS
Belief-Defyin' Strength d10
Tungsten-Hard Skin (Durability) d10
Superhuman Stamina d10
SFX: Aunt Jemmimah's Do Rag! Before you make an action including an EXPERIMENTAL FREEZING PROCESS power, you may move your physical stress die to the doom pool and step up the EXPERIMENTAL FREEZING PROCESS power by +1 for this action.
Limit: Difficult Recovery. Add TUNGSTEN-HARD SKIN die to the opposing roll when others try to recover your physical stress.
Limit: Exhausted. Shutdown BUCK GOLIATH to gain 1 PP. Recover power by activating an opportunity or during a Transition Scene.
JIM CROW WINGS
Subsonic Flight d8
Limit: Gear. Shutdown JIM CROW WINGS and gain 1 PP. Take an action vs. the doom pool to recover.
BUCK LIGHTNING BATTERIES
Lightning Blast d10
Limit: Gear. Shutdown BUCK LIGHTNING BATTERIES and gain 1 PP. Take an action vs. the doom pool to recover.
Superhuman Durability d10
Limit: Gear. Shutdown ICON COSTUME and gain 1 PP. Take an action vs. the doom pool to recover.
Limit: Growing Dread. Both 1 and 2 on your dice count as opportunities when using a BUCK VOODOO power.
Business Expert d8
Combat Expert d8
Crime Expert d8
Buck Wild appeared in several issues of Icon, and for a while even took over the title role when Arnus was off-planet. Problem is, he's kind of an idiot. Oh, and he got killed.
It was revealed at his funeral that he'd also been known as Buck Goliath (using a growth serum), Jim Crow (winged sidekick to the Patriot), and Buck Lightning (after rigging himself up to a bunch of batteries). One of his supervillain arch-foes later raised him from the dead as "Buck Voodoo" but he soon returned to his grave to rest in peace.
When encountered as just plain Buck Wild, he only has his EXPERIMENTAL FREEZING PROCESS power set; in another guise, he'll have one extra power set chosen from those listed.
Buck's creator, Dwayne McDuffie, wrote:
A semi-affectionate humorous jab at Marvel's Hero For Hire, Buck Wild proved so popular that he returned several times, eventually replacing the original Icon for a while. Even his death couldn't stop him from taking a final bow.