Real name: Elvin Daryl Haliday Other known aliases: Blacksmith, Eldon. Occupation: Student, former hero and adventurer. Current group affiliation: Reserve member of the Avengers and New Warriors. Past group affiliations: New Warriors, Avengers, Queen's Vengeance. Major enemies: Psionex, Force of Nature, Sphinx. First appearance: Avengers #326 Origin: Avengers #328 Description: Elvin is a powerful looking hairless black man who stands 6'6'' tall and weighs 450 lbs.
55 STR 40
18 DEX 24
23 CON 26
13 BODY 6
13 INT 3
18 EGO 16
10/23 PRE 0
8 COM -1
16 PD 5
11 ED 5
4 SPD 12
16 REC 2
46 END 0
50 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 138
Powers, Skills and Equipment
6 +0 STR Clinging,Gestures(-1/2),applies to constant power,
Must dig fingers and toes into surface.(-1/4)
7 1 LVLS Density Increase (stats already included),Always On
(-1/2),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
12 EC (12),"Locomotive powers."
12a) 9/7 Armor
19b) 19" Running,x4 Non-Combat 4
6 2D6 HA,"Rage powered punch." 1
5 9 Mental Defense
5 +8 PRE,Negative uses only.(-1/2)
3 Deduction 12-
3 Flying Tackle
16 2 Levels,all combat
2 Local Police Powers
5 Off Strike
3 Streetwise 14-
1 TF,Other Air Vehicles
2 +5 PRE,"Scarry costume and mask.",OIF(-1/2),Only to generate
2 Radio XMIT/REC,"Warriors comm badge.",OAF(-1)
Powers Cost: 112
Base Points: 100
15 Distinctive,"Big, tough looking guy.",concealable,major
10 Hunted,"by various enemies.",as powerful,harsh,appear 8-
5 Physical Lim,"Big man.",infrequently,slightly
10 Physical Lim,"Minor",infrequently,greatly
10 Psych Lim,"Protective of children.",uncommon,strong
10 Psych Lim,"Plays tough guy roll.",common,moderate
20 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
10 Public ID,"Elvin Daryl Haliday"
10 Rep,"Underage brick hero.",occur 11-
10 Watched,"by the authorities and Avengers.",more powerful,
non-combat influence,harsh,appear 8-
Disadvantages Total: 120
Experience Spent: 30
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion: To the contrary to early character listings Rage does not have as Class 90
super human strength. It should probably only be considered Class 50, but
he has the power to focus his anger into controlled bursts of energy when he
punches. This allows him to do Class 90 damage with a punch. The deduction
skill is based on his ability to see through Doctor Doom's scheme when
the other Avenger didn't. His high Ego and small amount of Mental Defense
is based on his displayed ability to resist the control of the Hate Monger,
his evil doppelganger and the Darkling.
History: Elvin was a small 12 year old boy who lived in Brooklyn
with his grandmother. One day he was on his way home from buying comic
books when a group of bullies went after him. In order to hide he ducked
into the Newtown Creek. While hiding there a couple of guys working for
Fisk Biochem showed up and dumped a barrel of unknown waste into the river,
covering poor Elvin. After staggering home Elvin spent days sick in bed,
with his grandmother praying for him. When he came to days later he
had grown a good amount of muscle. Over the next few days he kept getting
taller, stronger and tougher. Although his first reaction was to go after
the bullies, his grandmother convinced him that he was given special powers
to do good (recounted in Avengers #328).
Rage first hit the super hero
scene by petitioning to become a member of the Avengers (Avengers #326).
''What can I do? I've got super-human strength - I'm virtually indestructible - and I believe in truth, justice and the dignity of man.'' - Elvin
After some misunderstandings he was accepted as a reserve member. While
with them he
faced menaces including the Brethern, the Collector, Hate Monger, the Sons
of the Serpent, and Doctor Doom.
He was among the people considered but
rejected by Kismet to be the father of her child.
His career as an active
Avenger was cut short when Captain America learned that he was only 12 years
old, and was forced to become an Avengers trainee.
The New Warriors approached him about getting access to an Avengers Quinjet, which they took without the Avengers permission. This resulted in his removal from the Avengers and a sock on the jaw from Hercules.
He was invited to join the New Warriors and became particularly good friends with Night Thrasher and Speedball. He was given his second costume by Speedball. He was attacked by an evil doppelganger of himself during the Infinity War.
Rage participated in the assault on the home of the Gamesmaster in the Alps where he was attacked by Sena Blaze. He was saved from her when Speedball II blocked her attack with his kinetic field (New Warriors #46).
He aided Night Thrasher in rescuing Kymaera from the Undertow (New Warriors #74).
Rage and the other New Warriors teamed up with the Thunderbolts, Heroes For Hire, Spider-Man, Darkhawk, the Swordsman and Magdalene in protecting the city from the Elements of Doom II (Thunderbolts #8).
Rage was among the members of the Avengers who were captured by Morgan Le Fay and mind controlled into becoming her personal guard, the Queen's Vengeance. While under her control he went by the name Blacksmith. He was eventually freed and helped defeat her (Avengers III #2-3).
He then aided the Avengers in a failed attempt to capture the Whirlwind (Avengers III #4).
From there he returned to the New Warriors.
Alongside Speedball, Darkhawk and the Black Cat he unsuccessfully
attempted to subdue Wolverine who was possessed by an alien and went on a rampage (Wolverine #134).
Elvin eventually gave up his costumed career and enrolled at the Oatridge School for Boys (New Warriors II #0).
Despite Speedball's attempts to get him to rejoin the New Warriors, Elvin wanted to continue his education (New Warriors II #1).
Trivia: The American Heritage Dictionary defines rage as ''Violent explosive anger.''
Powers: Elvin has grown into a large and powerful man with superhuman strength enabling him to lift 50 tons. Even more impressive is that he is able to channel power into violent releases of his strength enabling his punch to do more damage then his strength would allow. Evlin is also exceptionally intelligent and strong willed for a young man, although he often plays the part of the dumb angry muscle man. He is able to run much faster than normal humans, outrunning subway trains on occasion. He has also demonstrated the ''brick trick'' of climbing walls by digging his fingers and feet into them.
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Character created by Marvel Comics.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - May, 2003