Rage for Champions

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-     
 3     Takedown     
 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     Unluck,2D6
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.

Avengers #328 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.

New Warriors #22 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).

Avengers III #1 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).

Wolverine #134 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).

New Warriors II #0 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.

Links to other Rage pages:
  • http://www.angelfire.com/mi/spiderman/rage.html
  • http://www.angelfire.com/tn2/avengers/rage.html
  • http://www.as.uaf.edu/~mcescher/warriors/rage.html
  • http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dunes/5474/Rage.html
  • http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Temple/2673/Rage.html
  • http://www.users.xeroanime.com/~handbook/rtuw/rage.htm
  • http://www.norse-man.net/Marvel/Char-R/Rage.htm

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - May, 2003

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