Sasquatch for Champions

Real name: Doctor Walter Langkowski
Other known aliases: Doctor L, Box III, Wanda.
Occupation: Canadian government super agent.
Current group affiliation: Alpha Flight.
Past group affiliations: Army of the Goddess.
Major enemies: Great Beasts, Master of the World.
First appearance: X-Men #120
Origin: Alpha Flight #11
Description: Walter is an attractive and athletic man standing 6'4'' tall and weighing 245 lbs. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. In Sasquatch form he is an imposing orange fur covered monster standing 10' tall and weighing 2000 lbs.

16/59     STR      6
   18     DEX     24
18/26     CON     16
11/13     BODY     2
   20     INT     10
   14     EGO      8
13/23     PRE      3
   16     COM      3
 5/12     PD       4
 7/ 9     ED       3
    4     SPD     12
 7/14     REC      0
36/52     END      0
28/48     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 91

Powers, Skills and Equipment

11     +8 CON,Linked(-1/2),"to Shapeshift"     
 7     1 LVLS Density Increase (stats already included),Linked     
        (-1/2),"to Shapeshift",0 END Persistent(+1)                0
 6     EC (9),"Beastman.",Linked(-1/2),"to Shapeshift"     
 7a)   7/6 Armor     
 7b)   2 LVLS Growth (stats already included),0 END Persistent(+1) 0
 7c)   +20" Superleap                                              5
 4     Life Support,safe in heat/cold,immune to disease,Linked     
        (-1/2),"to Shapeshift"     
 5     8 Mental Defense     
 5     +10 PRE,Negative uses only.(-1/2),Linked(-1/2),"to     
 8     +6" Running,Linked(-1/2),"to Shapeshift"                    1
20     Shape Shift,0 END Persistent(+1)                            0
22     +28 STR,Only In Hero ID(-1/4)                               3
 3     Climbing 13-     
 3     Federal Police Powers     
 3     Interrogation 14-     
 3     KS: Football 13-,(INT based)     
 3     Martial Grab     
 3     Martial Throw     
 5     Money     
 2     SC: Biology 13-,(INT based)     
 2     SC: Biophysics 13-,(INT based)     
 2     SC: Genetics 13-,(INT based)     
 2     SC: Molecular Biology 13-,(INT based)     
 2     SC: Nuclear Physics 13-,(INT based)     
 2     SC: Physics 13-,(INT based)     
 2     SC: Subatomic Physics 13-,(INT based)     
 3     Scientist     
 7     4/4 Armor,OIF(-1/2),Only in normal ID.(-1/4)     
 2     Radio XMIT/REC,"Communicator",OAF(-1)     
Powers Cost: 158


Base Points: 100
15     Distinctive,"Giant orange monster in hero ID.",easily
15     Hunted,"By various enemies.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 8-
20     Normal Stats
10     Physical Lim,"Big and heavy in hero ID.",infrequently,
10     Psych Lim,"Fun loving.",common,moderate
15     Psych Lim,"Scientific curiosity.",common,strong
20     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
10     Rep,"Heroic Canadian beastman.",occur 11-
 5     Rivalry,"with other bricks.",professional
10     Public ID,"Dr. Walter Langkowski"
10     Watched,"by Dept. H",more powerful,non-combat influence,
        mild,appear 11-
10     Watched,"by the Northern Gods and Great Beasts.",more
        powerful,non-combat influence,harsh,appear 8-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: The two sets of characteristics represent Walter in human and Sasquatch form. The Armor with the Only In Normal ID limitation represent his unstable molecule uniform which disappears when he assumes his sasquatch form.

History: Walter Langkowski started life in a well off family living on the coast of British Columbia. Having a genius for the biological sciences and also being a skilled football player the young Walt had no problem getting into an excellent American university. While studying there he met the future Hulk, Bruce Banner. After a career as a football player and a marriage and divorce to a woman named Veronica, Walter Langkowski was recruited by Department H to serve in a research position. He acted as a scientific adviser to James Hudson during their first attempt at creating a Canadian super team (Alpha Flight Special #1).

Alpha Flight #1 While carrying out experiments up in the North he tried to duplicate the experiment involving gamma radiation that created the Hulk. He succeeded beyond his wildest dreams being transformed into the being known as Sasquatch. A creature of great strength that retains the intelligence of Walt. He could also transform between his human form and Sasquatch at will. He was orange supposedly due to the interference of cosmic rays from the aurora borealis.

Incredible Hulk #279 Once it was established that Bruce Banner's mind was in control of the Hulk's body, the Hulk was treated to a celebration in New York City where he received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan, the key to the city, and praise from a number of superheroes, including Sasquatch (Incredible Hulk #279).

Sasquatch was among the superhumans who were invited to take on the Champion of the Universe in a fighting contest at Madison Square Garden. Sadly Sasquatch was knocked out in the first round of the competition (Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7).

Sasquatch being one of the founding members of Alpha Flight has been through a lot in his super hero career, conceivably more than anyone else on the team as a matter of fact. He confronted the Great Beasts who were the ancient enemies of Snowbird's mother and grandfather, the Northern gods. It seems that Sasquatch himself was one of these ancient terrors and so was the victim of a feral assault by Snowbird in Sasquatch form herself. Now this only killed his physical body. His mind was put inside the BOX robot and so he still served a role on the team (Alpha Flight #24).

With prodding from Aurora however he wanted a physical body again and so came up with a device that would find one for him through the dimensions. Finding one he thought would be suitable, both strong and mindless, he tried to take it over. Unfortunately this was the Hulk and not wanting to harm his friend Walter just let his essence dissipate (Alpha Flight #28-29).

In theory he should be dead with both his spiritual essence and body destroyed but guess what? He wasn't. After the death of Snowbird the villain known as Pestilence attacked Alpha at their Headquarters using the body of Snowbird in Sasquatch form. While this was happening the shrunken body of Smart Alec climbed out of Shaman's medicine pouch only to be crushed by the BOX armor. Then without anyone in it the armor started fighting Pestilence. This was of course our beloved Walt back from oblivion. He then took over the body of Snowbird and took over control. Being back in a physical body Walt thought he was all set but it was not to be. Transforming back to human form Walt found out he was now Wanda (Alpha Flight #45).

Being Wanda he could not reclaim his estate from his bitter ex-wife Veronica.

The Dreamqueen was able to manipulate him into stealing the Talisman. To prevent the Dreamqueen from gaining this powerful mystic tool, the spirit of Snowbird returned from the realm of the Eskimo gods and turned Langkowski's human form into a duplicate of his original one as well as turning his Sasquatch form orange again (Alpha Flight #68).

Alpha Flight #118 Walter was among a number of superhumans put under mind control by the Goddess during the Infinity Crusade (Infinity Crusade #1).

He helped Alpha Flight confront the Wrecking Crew (Alpha Flight #118-119). He served with Alpha Flight from that point until the team's disbanding.

Walter confronted Deadpool when the mercenary was hired to destroy a gamma research facility where Walter was working. While the two knew each other previously, and Deadpool apparently knew Aurora as well, they weren't able to co-operated until Deadpool caused a near-catastrophic radiation explosion. Together, the two were able to stop the explosion and Sasquatch let Deadpool go on his way after having helped nurse him back to health.

When the new Alpha Flight formed, it seemed as though Walter had mutated into a mindless beast. However, this "Sasquatch" turned out to be a real Sasquatch. The real Walter Langkowski, however, while still at his Arctic research station, discovered James Hudson, half-frozen. He and Shaman worked together to rally the original Alphans to battle the now corrupt Department H. This lead them into conflict with the acting Alpha Flight. The two teams battled but were able to work together to avert a disaster and the original team re-joined Department H and took up the official mantle of Alpha Flight again.

Powers: Walter has the ability to assume the form of Taranaq, a mystical Great Beast. He calls this form Sasquatch, after the giant snowman of Indian mythology. In this form he is very large and strong and covered with orange fur. As Sasquatch he can lift 90 tons.

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  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - October, 2002

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