Turbo for Champions

''I just know he's gonna hold my elbow and think he's reached second base.'' - Mickey dreads her the upcoming date with Robby Baldwin in New Warriors #47

Real name: Michiko Musahi
Other known aliases: Mickey, Torpedo Sue
Occupation: Hero and student.
Current group affiliation: New Warriors
Past group affiliations: None
Major enemies: Cardinal, Sphinx, formerly Volx.
First appearance: New Warriors #28, but the Torpedo armor she wears first appeared in Daredevil #126.
Origin: New Warriors #73
Description: Mickey is an attractive woman standing 5'6'' tall and weighing 120 lbs. She has brown eyes and black hair.


 6/44     STR     -4
10/20     DEX      0
   13     CON      6
    8     BODY    -4
   13     INT      3
   10     EGO      0
   13     PRE      3
   16     COM      3
 5/13     PD       4
    5     ED       2
 3/ 4     SPD     10
 4/12     REC      0
   26     END      0
18/37     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 23

Skills and Equipment

 3     Deduction 12-     
 2     Lang: Spanish,fluent conversation     
 3     PS: Reporter 12-,(INT based)     
 2     Radio XMIT/REC,"Warriors comm badge.",OAF(-1)     
       Torpedo Armor:     
19     7/12 Armor,OIF(-1/2)     
 3     +0 Detect,"Charged Visor",make into sense,Desc:     
20     +10 DEX,OIF(-1/2)     
 3     Discriminatory,Detect,OIF(-1/2)     
39     EC (Air) (59),OIF(-1/2)     
32a)   8D6 EB,vs physical defense,beam attack,No Range(-1/2),Area     
        Effect(+1),line,0 END(+1/2),Double Knockback(+3/4)          0
34b)   27" Flight,x64 Non-Combat,Does not work in water or in a     
        vacuum.(-1/4),0 END(+1/2)                                   0
 3     5 Flash Defense,OIF(-1/2)     
11     3D6 HA,"Accelerated punch.",OIF(-1/2),Double Knockback(+3/4) 2
 3     Instant Change,"From blue suit to black suit.",OIF(-1/2)     
13     Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in     
        radiation,safe in heat/cold,OIF(-1/2)     
31     +38 STR,OIF(-1/2),1/2 END(+1/4)                              2
 6     +6 Telescopic Sense,Sight Group,OIF(-1/2)     
Powers Cost: 227


Base Points: 100
10     Distinctive,"Hot looking woman in skin tight suit.",easily
20     Hunted,"Various super villains.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 11-
10     Psych Lim,"Guilt over Mike's death.",uncommon,strong
10     Psych Lim,"Doesn't want to be a full time hero.",uncommon,
15     Psych Lim,"In love with Nova.",common,strong
20     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
 5     Rep,"Minor hero.",occur 8-
15     Secret ID,"Michiko Musahi"
10     Unluck,2D6
10     Watched,"by the media.",more powerful,non-combat influence,
        mild,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 125

Experience Spent: 25
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: The two sets of Characteristics represent Mickey normally and when she is wearing the Torpedo armor. Her Flight speed was based on the entry in TOHOTMU #14 which stated that the Torpedo armor could fly at 2500 mph.

New Warriors #28 History: Michael Jeffries discovered the Torpedo armor and thought it just a costume and loaned it to his friend Long Island University sophomore Michiko Musashi for a costume party. The party was crashed by flying gunmen who had tracked the suit there because it's power had been reactivated. Afterwards, Mickey and freshman Mike Jeffries took turns using the suit and the identity of Turbo. Mickey first teamed up with the New Warriors to capture the Sea Urchin (New Warriors #28).

Being better with the suit Michiko was inducted into the New Warriors while hero-happy Mr. Jeffries was made a reserve member. Ironically, journalism major Musashi once thought of super-heroics as ''a ridiculous calling'', but she didn't want others to suffer for her inactions. She trained in the use of her suit under Nova. A major complication, however, was that the armor was designed by and for the Dire Wraiths. Once the Wraith queen mother Volx saw the suit, she wanted it bad. Volx's scheme to wreak vengeance against humanity ended along with her life, but not before she donned the armor after killing Mike Jeffries. Mickey got the suit back and became a part time member of the New Warriors.

She showed up a Four Freedom Plaza to help defeat Baron Zemo II (Thunderbolts #10).

She aided Nova and Night Thrasher in combating the worldwide disasters caused by the weather control machines of the Masters of Evil VI (Thunderbolts #25).

New Warriors II #0 Turbo then redesigned her suit based on plans Mike had developed before his death (New Warriors II #0).

She eventually ended up rejoining the New Warriors when they were called in by Genetech to help save them from the villain Blastaar. During the fight the Warriors were joined by Aegis and Bolt II (New Warriors II #1).

After the New Warriors reformed, she changed the appearance of her suit and became a full time member. She started dating Nova.

Trivia: Rather then using it to fight crime, when Mickey got the Torpedo armor, her first use for it was to go shopping in Paris.

Powers: Mickey has no super powers herself. She is highly trained in the operation of the Torpedo armor, which she uses in the identity of Turbo. The suit has four collapsible nuclear-powered turbines. The turbines on her wrists can fire powerful air gusts or let her throw a hyper-punch, while the helmet's visor has telescopic sights, can detect energy patterns and, thanks to modifications made by the Spaceknight Rom, shape-shifters. The armor disperses energy attacks and has strength and agility enhancing properties. It's appearance can be altered by the will of it's user. The suit is able to repair itself when damaged. The suit was designed Dire Wraiths not humans in mind, and is much more powerful in their hands.

Links to other Turbo pages:
  • http://www.angelfire.com/mi/spiderman/turbo.html
  • http://www.as.uaf.edu/~mcescher/warriors/turbo.html
  • http://www.classicmarvel.com/cast/turbo.htm
  • http://www.coreyblake.com/nwcc/characters/active/turbo1.html
  • http://www.flash.net/~jeanneb/t.html
  • http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dunes/5474/Turbo.html
  • http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/2855/turbo.html
  • http://www.users.xeroanime.com/~handbook/rtuw/turbo.htm
  • http://www.newwarriors.com/marvelrpg.html
  • http://www.newwarriors.com/Turbo.html
  • http://www.superstories.net/sportsman/advfile/turbo.htm

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - May, 2010

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