Spitfire for Champions

Real name: Jacqueline Falsworth-Crichton, formerly Jacqueline Falsworth.
Other known aliases: Jackie, Lady Crichton.
Occupation: Adventurer, CEO of Falsworth Industries.
Current group affiliation: None
Past group affiliations: Invaders
Major enemies: Black Queen, formerly the Axis, Master Man, Warrior Woman and Baron Blood.
First appearance: Invaders #7
Origin: Invaders #11
Description: Spitfire is an attractive and fit woman who appears to be in her late teens, but she's been around since World War II! She is 5'4'' tall, weighs 110 lbs., has blonde hair and blue eyes.


13     STR      3
20     DEX     30
21     CON     22
10     BODY     0
13     INT      3
14     EGO      8
18     PRE      8
20     COM      5
 6     PD       3
 7     ED       3
 5     SPD     20
 7     REC      0
42     END      0
28     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 105

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 2     Life Support,immune to aging,Ages slowly.(-1/2)     
77     MP (77)     
 4u    33" Flight,x4 Non-Combat,Only on surfaces and must keep     
        moving.(-3/4)                                           7
 8u    33" Running,x4 Non-Combat,1/2 END(+1/4)                  3
 5     +10 STR,doesn't add to figured,Only with legs.(-1/2)     1
 3     Breakfall 13-     
 3     Bureaucratics 13-     
 1     Deduction 8-     
 4     Fast Strike     
 3     High Society 13-     
 3     KS: History 12-,(INT based)     
 8     1 Levels,all combat     
 4     Martial Disarm     
 4     Martial Dodge     
 3     Persuasion 13-     
 1     TF,Planes     
12     4/4 Armor,"Protective costume."     
Powers Cost: 145


Base Points: 100
15     DNPC,"Various family and friends.",incompetent,appear 8-
10     Distinctive,"Hot shapely blonde.",concealable,minor
10     Hunted,"by various villains.",as powerful,harsh,appear 8-
 5     Physical Lim,"Requires larger amounts of food then normal.",
15     Psych Lim,"Feels out of place in modern heroics.",very
15     Psych Lim,"Always helping others.",common,strong
15     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,strong
10     Public ID,"Jacueline Falsworth."
 5     Rep,"Lady speedster of WWII.",occur 8-
10     Unluck,2D6
 5     Watched,"The the British government and media.",as powerful,
        non-combat influence,mild,appear 8-
Disadvantages Total: 115

Experience Spent: 35
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: The two slots represent two types of running. The regular running is for land travel, the flight is for moving across water or up the sides of buildings.

History: Jacqueline Falsworth was the daughter of Lord Montgomery Falsworth, the original Union Jack. Lord and Lady Falsworth had two children, Jacqueline and her older brother Brian. In 1938, when the British government voted for appeasement to Adolph Hitler's Nazi party, Lord Falsworth and Brian had bitter arguments; Lord Falsworth opposed appeasement and Brian supported it. Brian eventually left home, leaving Lord Falsworth devastated. Lord Falsworth was further crushed in 1941. During the Nazi blitz of Britain Lady Falsworth was killed when the hospital she volunteered at was bombed. Lord Falsworth became a bit of a recluse, and Jacqueline followed her mother by volunteering. During a blackout, Jacqueline was helping a British soldier when she was attacked by her father's World War I enemy Baron Blood. Fortunately, the original Human Torch was nearby and was able to save her from the Nazi vampire (Invaders #7).

In gratitude, Jacqueline invited the Invaders to dinner at Falsworth manor. When the other members of the team learned her father was Union Jack, they quickly invited him to join the team. Fearing the loss of another parent, Jacqueline became outraged and passed out. It was then discovered that she had two small puncture marks on her neck, Baron Blood had bitten her before. At this time, the Invaders didn't know that Baron Blood was actually Lord Falsworth's own brother John. When John made his next move on his niece, the Invaders were able to destroy him. But the victory was costly: Lord Falsworth's legs were crushed and Jacqueline lost tremendous amounts of blood. An emergency transfusion was in order, and the Human Torch (who was secretly in love with Jacqueline) donated his blood. The unique combination of vampire and android blood inexplicably gave Jacqueline the ability to move at superhuman speeds (Invaders #11).

Invaders #12 Now understanding her father's love for costumed adventuring, Jacqueline adopted the identity Spitfire (Invaders #12).

After aiding the Invaders in their battle with the Face, Spitfire was officially voted into the team. Spitfire remained with the group for most of the war, eventually serving alongside her brother Brian as the second Union Jack (Invaders #30).

Near the end of the war, after Captain America and Bucky were lost and presumed dead, the U.S. and British governments decided to split the Invaders into separate groups. While the other members were sent to various parts of the globe, Spitfire and Union Jack were stationed in London. After the war, Spitfire's powers gradually faded away. Brian was killed in a car crash in 1953, and Jacqueline married Lord Crichton. They had a son together, Kenneth, and moved into Falsworth manor to take care of the aged Lord Falsworth. Jacqueline's husband died in the late 1970s, and Lord Falsworth passed away in the early 80s after a battle with the restored Baron Blood. When Lord Falsworth died, Jacqueline's son Kenny proved too weak to carry on the Union Jack tradition. He instead passed the role on to his school friend Joey Chapman.

Namor #12 A few years later, the Invaders' old foes Master Man and Warrior Woman were awoken from suspended animation. They took the Namor the Sub-Mariner prisoner, and Namor's cousin Namorita, the third Union Jack, and Lady Crichton went to save him. During the course of the ensuing battle, Lady Crichton was shot. She would likely have died, if not for the original Human Torch. Also taken captive by Master Man and Warrior Woman, he was able to perform another transfusion. This time, not only did the transfusion restore her powers, it restored her youth. The aged Jacqueline Falsworth-Crichton now had the strength and appearance of a sixteen year old (Namor the Sub-Mariner #12).

Instead of resuming her role as Spitfire, Jacqueline spent her time throwing parties for wealthy British socialites and taking care of her sickly son Kenneth. Although the doctors treated him for anemia, Kenneth was actually being drained by the Baroness, a follower of the deceased Baron Blood. Since Kenny was the only living male descendant of Baron Blood, the Baroness transformed him into a vampire and made him the second Baron Blood. Although Jacqueline and Union Jack III tried to stop the Baroness, they couldn't prevent her treachery that cost Kenny his life. The still-youthful Jacqueline Falsworth-Crichton buried her son next to her father and brother, leaving her with no family members. It remains to be seen if she will ever resume her identity as Spitfire.

Trivia: When she was first introduced in comics, the writers had planned to maked her the second Union Jack, but they decided the costume didn't look good on a woman, so they changed Jacqueline into Spitfire.

Powers: Spitfire has enhanced stamina and peak human agility. Her reflexes surpass those possible for normal humans and she can run with amazing speed. She can reach 250 mph for short periods of time, although maintaining this speed would quickly tire her out. As a side effect of her powers she maintains her physical youth, despite being over 70 years old.

Links to other Spitfire pages:
  • http://www.angelfire.com/comics/fangirl/spitfire.html
  • http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/4775/spitfire.html
  • http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/spitfire.htm
  • http://www.users.xeroanime.com/~handbook/s/spitfire.htm

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - September, 2002

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