Dart for Champions

''Every so often I start to think we may be starting to get it together. I'm pretty far removed from reality at those times.'' - Dart comments on her team in Freak Force #11

Real name: Jill August
Other known aliases: Mighty Man IV
Occupation: Adventurer, former government operative, bounty hunter and police officer.
Current group affiliation: A member of S.O.S. - Partner to Mako on savage Earth.
Past group affiliations: Freak Force, former partner to Killcat.
Major enemies: Covenant of the Sword.
First appearance: Savage Dragon II #3
Description: Jill is a striking woman standing 5'10'' tall and weighing 145 lbs. She has blue eyes and blonde hair.


15     STR      5
20     DEX     30
20     CON     20
15     BODY    10
18     INT      8
18     EGO     16
18     PRE      8
20     COM      5
 8     PD       5
 8     ED       4
 4     SPD     10
 8     REC      2
40     END      0
33     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 123

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 8     10" Running                                                  2
 5     Acrobatics 14-     
 3     Breakfall 13-     
 3     Climbing 13-     
 3     Conversation 13-     
30     13- Find Weakness,any group of attacks,Desc: with her darts.     
 3     Legsweep     
16     2 Levels,all combat     
 5     1D6 Luck     
 4     Martial Block     
 4     Martial Disarm     
 5     Off Strike     
 3     Oratory 13-     
 3     Persuasion 13-     
 2     PS: Policeman 11-     
 3     Streetwise 13-     
 3     Tactics 13-     
 1     WF,Pistols     
 5     4/4 Armor,"Protective costume.",OIF(-1/2),12- Activation     
15     MP (30),"Darts",OAF(-1)     
 1u     2D6 Drain,"Sleep gas - drains Stun.",fade rate: per 5     
        minutes,13-16 Charges(0)                                    0
 1u     6D6 EB,"Exploding darts.",13-16 Charges(0)                  0
 1u     1D6 RKA,vs physical defense,Penetrating(+1/2),x5 Autofire     
        (+1/2),13-16 Charges(0)                                     0
Powers Cost: 127


Base Points: 100
10     Distinctive,"Totally hot blonde babe.",concealable,minor
 5     Hunted,"by Killcat.",as powerful,mild,appear 8-
20     Hunted,"Various villains.",as powerful,non-combat influence,
        harsh,appear 11-
20     Normal Stats
 5     Psych Lim,"Insecure about her lack of real powers.",
10     Psych Lim,"Vengeful",common,moderate
15     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,strong
15     Psych Lim,"In love with the Justice/Mako.",common,strong
10     Public ID,"Jill August"
10     Rep,"Acrobatic super babe.",occur 11-
 5     Watched,"U.S. government and press.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,mild,appear 8-
Disadvantages Total: 125

Experience Spent: 25
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion:

History: Jill August witnessed bullying from a very early age. Her mother was constantly being beaten by her father, friends at school were often assaulted by the coach. When she and a friend, Terri Holmes, were assaulted in a Detroit bar, the rage building up in her as she was pushed backward into a dart board. As their assailants pressed their advantage, Jill instinctively hurled darts and impaled the attackers with pin-point accuracy, blinding one man and castrating another. Feeling good with herself, Jill decided to continue with her new found ability to channel her anger.

She took up the costumed guise of Dart upon discovering her deadly ability and quickly trained in a number of martial arts upon discovering her existing skills made her a natural for them. Dart began a respected career defending the city of Detroit, occasionally teaming with the self-obsessed Kill-Cat, who was convinced his female ally had a crush on him. After about three years of service as a vigilante, Dart was hired away by the Chicago Police Department to join what was unofficially called their "Freak Force" program. It was there where she met Dragon, Rapture, Horridus and Ricochet who was, at the time, too young to join the department. Due to restrictions imposed by the local government and their police superiors, the freak officers quit the police force and struck out on their own as bounty hunters, joining up with the veteran hero SuperPatriot and Mighty Man II.

Freak Force #1 Freak Force went on to battle a number of menaces, ranging from the super villains like the Fantastical Force, the Covenant of the Sword, the Throwaways, Master Atom, Bludgeon, their own evil clones and the Frightening Force, to the extraterrestrial Martians, Matrix Swarm and Cosmic Cops. They even faced off against other heroes like Badrock, the WildCATS and Cyberforce.

Eventually, Dart accompanied most of her teammates in joining the United States government's new super team to replace Youngblood (presumed dead from the Martian attack), the Special Operations Strikeforce. Dart was considered too much of a liability by the team's directors, Stephenson and Hawkins, and was refused active status for a number of months. Upon proving her ability, Dart joined a death squadron heading for Lieberheim to eliminate the insane dictator, Dread Knight. The armored villain became locked in combat with the Kid Avenger and a stray energy blast ricocheted off the pair and burned Dart's legs off above the knees.

Dart was relegated to team trainer for a few years until she attended the funeral of her former teammate Ann Stevens, the second Mighty Man. It was there that the former members of Freak Force were attacked by the evil Mighty Man III, Chelsea Nirvana. Due to chronic starvation, the villain died in battle with Dragon and the powers were passed onto Dart, finally giving her power and mobility to prove herself to all those that doubted her.

Mighty Man IV's first mission was to locate his long missing former teammate SuperPatriot. After an information exchange with the Vicious Circle's leader, Powerhouse, the hero joined the Dragon in raiding a prime Covenant of the Sword facility. Both heroes faced down one another for a conflict that could have claimed both their lives, but both were taken prisoner by DarkLord II. Dragon later rescued them both and Mighty Man IV managed to kill his former captor with a pinpoint accurate throw of a large spire through DarkLord II's chest.

When the Dragon killed the half-Martian child who would become the time traveling villain Darklord, it reset history. In this new world Jill never lost her legs or became Mighty Man IV. She was last seen partnered with the former super-villain Mako.

Powers: Dart has the powers and abilities of an adult female in top physical shape. She's trained in a number of forms of martial arts and possesses an uncanny aiming ability that she utilizes with deadly accuracy.

Links to other Dart pages:
  • http://webpages.marshall.edu/~wise11/botf/pages/characters/imageverse/heroes/dart.html
  • http://www.brotherhoodofthefin.com/pages/characters/imageverse/heroes/dart.html
  • http://www.writeups.org/cgi-bin/DCHero.cgi?dc_action=view&id=996

  • Character created by Erik Larsen.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - October, 2002

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

    Authored on Amiga.