Citizen V III

Citizen V III for Champions

''Bloody hell, can't anyone do anything without crying "I've been mind-controlled by nano-probes?!"'' - Citizen V III faces a nano-probe controlled Diamondback in Citizen V and The V Battalion #1 - June 2001

Real name: Baron Helmut Zemo
Other known aliases: None
Occupation: Adventurer and hero.
Current group affiliation: Thunderbolts (leader)
Past group affiliations: V Batallion, Redeemers (leader), Masters of Evil (leader).
Major enemies: Captain America
First appearance: Thunderbolts #46 (in current body)
Description: Helmut currently exists in the body of John Watkins, an attractive and athletic man with blonde hair and blue eyes.


   13     STR      3
   20     DEX     30
   13     CON      6
   13     BODY     6
   13     INT      3
   13     EGO      6
13/18     PRE      3
   18     COM      4
    7     PD       4
    7     ED       4
    4     SPD     10
    6     REC      0
   26     END      0
   27     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 79

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 4     8" Running                                                   2
 3     Acrobatics 13-     
 3     Breakfall 13-     
 3     Criminology 12-     
 3     Deduction 12-     
 3     Demolitions 11-     
 6     2 Levels: With sword and martial arts.,tight group     
 4     Martial Disarm     
 4     Martial Dodge     
 4     Martial Escape     
 3     Navigation 11-     
 3     Security Systems 12-     
 3     Stealth 13-     
 3     Streetwise 13-     
 3     Systems Operation 12-     
 3     Tactics 12-     
 4     WF,Common Melee,Small Arms     
 7     360 Degree Sensing,Sight Group,OIF(-1/2)     
 8     4/4 Armor,"Costume",OIF(-1/2)     
 3     5 Flash Defense,Sight Group,OIF(-1/2)     
23     2D6 HKA,"Sword",vs physical defense,No Knockback(-1/4),OAF     
        (-1),1/2 END(+1/4),Penetrating(+1/2)     2
 2     KS: Costumed heroes and villains. 12-,IIF(-1/4)     
 3     IR Vision,OIF(-1/2)     
 7     Life Support,doesn't breathe,OIF(-1/2)     
 5     7 OCV Missile Deflection,"Sword",deflect arrows,OAF(-1)     
20     MP (30),"Gimmicks",OIF(-1/2)     
 2u    15" Flight,"V-Wing"                                          3
 2u    Invisibility,Sight,0 END(+1/2)                               0
15     MP (30),"Gadgets",OAF(-1)     
 1u    3" Darkness,"Smoke bombs.",Sight,4 Charges(-1/2),continuing,     
        duration: 1 turn                                            0
 1u    4D6 EB,"Mini-explosives.",13-16 Charges(0),Area Effect(+1/2) 0
 1u    2D6 RKA,"Pistol",vs physical defense,9-12 Charges(-1/4)      0
 1u    4" Stretching,"Grapple-line gun.",Only to makes grabs.     
        (-1/2),0 END(+1/2)                                          0
 1u    12" Swinging,"Swingline"                                     2
 3     18 PRE,"Notable costume.",OIF(-1/2)     
 3     Radio XMIT/REC,OIF(-1/2)     
 4     +4 Telescopic Sense,Sight Group,OIF(-1/2)     
Powers Cost: 171


Base Points: 100
 5     Distinctive,"Flashy costume and big sword.",easily
20     Hunted,"By various enemies.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 11-
20     Normal Stats
10     Psych Lim,"Flamboyant",common,moderate
15     Psych Lim,"Overconfident",common,strong
20     Psych Lim,"Duty to the spirit of his father.",common,total
10     Rep,"Heroic grandson with convoluted history.",occur 11-
 5     Rivalry,"with other patriotic heroes.",professional
15     Secret ID,"Baron Helmut Zemo"
10     Watched,"by the V-Battalion.",more powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 8-
10     Watched,"by the C.S.A. and V Battalion.",more powerful,
        non-combat influence,mild,appear 11-
10     Unluck,2D6
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: As more becomes known about Citizen V III in future issues I will update this page as appropiate. I didn't bother giving him any of the gadgets of the other Citizen Vs, since I don't know which ones he may or may not use. He only has what equipment he's displayed using in the comic so far.

Citizen V III History: John Watkins III is the grandson of the original Citizen V, and took on that title as a member of the V Battalion. Shomhow he became incapacated and spent many years in a London hospital. During that time Baron Zemo II borrowed his identity as leader of the Thunderbolts. Eventually Zemo gave up the Citizen V III identity and it was taken up by Dallas Riodran, who became Citizen V IV. She was kidnapped by the Crimson Cowl III. Zemo was later killed by Scourge IX. About that time John recovered and was approached by the V Battalion about resuming his roll as Citizen V III (Thunderbolts #46).

John received a new costume and with an arrangement with the Committee of Superhuman Activities became the leader of a new superhuman team they were forming. They gained possession of the latest Beetle armor which was briefly used by Abner Jenkins (Thunderbolts #47).

The team soon recruited a person to wear the armor as the Beetle II. They recruited Conrad Josten, younger brother to Atlas II to become the Smuggler II and Air Force pilot Valerie Barnhart who became Meteorite III (Thunderbolts #48).

Citizen V III's team then gained the membership of Scream and the Fixer II, and the Redeemers were born (Thunderbolts #49).

The first mission the Redeemers took on was to capture Henry Peter Gyrich, who had planned to use nano-probes and the Omega-32 device to cleanse the world of superhumans. When they attacked Gyrich at his base in Washington D.C. the whole team except Citizen V III was taken over by mind controlling nano-probes. Citizen V III escaped and fell in with the Thunderbolts and Scourge IX, who were also after Gyrich. Together they faced the mind controlled members of the Redeemers. Eventually Citizen V III also fell to the nano-probes. The nano-probes were destroyed by Jolt II, but they soon learned that Gyrich was also being controlled. Soon after this the Thunderbolts members Songbird, MACH-2 and Moonstone II were pardoned for the past crimes but forced to give up superheroics. The Thunderbolts leader Hawkeye was sent to prison for a variety of small crimes. Thunderbolts members Jolt II and Charcoal joined the Redeemers (Thunderbolts #50).

Citizen V III then went on a mission to recover a special voice modulation program which was being stolen by Diamondback, who he also learned was under control of nano-probes. He followed the stolen program to the Fenris twins, who sold the program to A.I.M. and M.O.D.O.K. (Citizen V and The V Battalion #1).

Note: The original Citizen V was John's grandfather and a minor costumed hero of World War II who was killed by Baron Zemo.

Powers: Citizen V III has no powers to speak of, but is a highly skilled fighter. He wears a padded costume which has an independent air supply, infrared vision capabilities, and allows him to see behind him. It also has an onboard computer which can identify most known costumed heroes and villains and give him a history on them. He carries a sword and several gadgets, like smoke bombs, explosives and a line shooter. He carries an automatic pistol. He often is transported atop a flying V-Wing device.

Links to other Citizen V III pages:

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Conversion to Champions rules by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - November, 2001

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

    Authored on Amiga.