Acrobatics 3 (+9), Athletics 6 (+12), Deception 8 (+10), Expertise [Criminal] 6 (+8.), Insight 8 (+12), Intimidation 12 (+14), Investigation 4 (+5), Perception 6 (+10), Sleight of Hand 4 (+10), Stealth 6 (+12), Vehicles [Land] 3 (+9)Advantages:
All-Out Attack, Assessment, Close Attack 8, Cunning Fighter, Daze [Intimidation], Defensive Strike, Evasion, Follow-Up Strike, Improved Critical [Unarmed] 4, Improved Defense, Improved Feint, Improved Initiative, Instant Up, Last Stand, Lionheart, Luck [Determination] 2, Luck [Determined Recovery] 2, Luck [Inspired] 2, Power Attack, Ranged Combat 2, Seize Initiative, Takedown, Ultimate Effort [Ultimate Toughness], Uncanny Dodge Powers: Bare-Knuckle Brawling:
Strength-Based Damage 2 (Feat: Affects Insubstantial 2)Immortal Physiology:
Immunity 3 [Aging, Disease, Poison]
Melee Attack +14 // Unarmed Damage +8; critical 16-20
Ranged Attack +8Defense:
Will +12Costs: Abilities 74+ Skills 22+ Advantages 38+ Powers 13+ Defenses 26= 173 pts.Real Name:
Dark BlondeEye Color:
Pugilist doesn't remember who he is at this point in his long life, thanks to a head injury he suffered in the 90s. He's been wandering around the United States since then. Sense of Right & Wrong:
The Pugilist will involve himself in any situation that he seems to find unfair or unjust in some way, it's just the way he is. He tends to find himself fighting for the little guy that can't do it himself.Costs: Abilities 44+ Skills 16+ Feats 33+ Powers 32+ Saves 14+ Combat 36= 175 pts.Background:
Owen McKeeny came to America in the early 1890s from a family of farmers in Ireland, wanting his own land to farm as he saw fit. Arriving in Boston, Owen ended up owning little except the clothes on his back and no real skills that were usable in a city. That was until he was set upon by desperate robbers, thinking he was someone with money trying to pass off a disguise, and Owen beat all three unconscious without any kind of help. You see, Owen had three brothers back home in Ireland who would constantly gang up him whenever they was a disagreement and he had developed a respectable amount of skill in using his fists.
A local crime boss, Patrick Sheen, witnessed the attempted theft and immediately introduced himself to Owen and quickly arranged lodging for him; setting the young man in an apartment next to a brothel he owned where the several of the girls were to take care of him (making sure he had clean clothing, mending said clothes, meals prepaired, room cleaning and such) as well as arranging a job for him. During the day Owen was to keep an eye on the brothel while at night he went to his 'other job', bare-knuckle fighting for Sheen at one of his 'entertainment establishments' where women danced, men drank and fighting was wagered on.
Because of his talent for fighting Owen made a large amount of money very quickly thanks to his skills with his fists and was able to buy the best of anything he wanted as he put his plans for farming on the backburner to enjoy a lifestyle he'd never known. This arrangement continued on for over a year until Owen met a girl, Mae O'Brien, and the two fell in love making plans to marry and take part in the Land Run of 1893 in Oklahoma. Unfortunately Sheen hadn't given Owen his blessing and felt wronged by the younger man's plans and made plans of his own to make Owen pay for the insult. Setting up a fight with another skilled brawler Sheen kidnapped Mae and forced Owen to fight the other brawler, stating the money he'd make from the fight would set them even.
Owen was too distracted by Mae's being held by Sheen at the fight and he was savagely beaten by the other brawler, making Sheen lose thousands of dollars. Enraged, thinking that Owen had thrown the fight on purpose Sheen had his men assault Mae, beat Owen more and claim all of Owen's possessions as reimbursement. During the confusion Mae attacked one of the men assaulting her and was shot dead in retaliation while Owen was bound in a sack and tossed into the Harbor to drown, which he did.
Then he rose up from his watery grave several nights later.
His mind not right due to his death, Owen wandered his way out of Bostom, heading west while not really understanding why he favored that direction. It wasn't until several days later when his head finally cleared that Owen recalled the last few hours of his life before climbing out of the harbor and then all he could do was mourn his dead love and continue on his journey. Though he never did compete in the Land Run nor did he become a farmer, instead Owen simply wandered around the United States trying to put his past behind him and try to move on with his life. But somehow, Owne started getting drawn into the problems of other people, so Owen helped them as much as he could. Be it advice, doing odd jobs for them, or even using his fists sometimes to deal with the cause of those problems. Sometimes Owen suffered the pain of death but he would rise up from where he'd been laid to rest and move on before anyone noticed he couldn't find a way to stay dead.
Owen lived this nomadic lifestyle until World War I, when he enlisted in the Army and did his part for the Allies. At the end of it Owen decided to stay overseas and see what the rest of the world had to offer him and he wasn't seen again by Americans until World War II when he simply showed up at a recruitment office asking where to sign up. The recruiter asked for his name he simply answered with Owen McKeeny III as he signed on the dotted line. During his time back overseas Owen's knowledge of the country sides help his unit a great deal as well as his courage, he even managed to meet the Allies of Freedom a couple of times and developed a semi-close friendship with Sarge Shrapnel.
What Owen did after the war isn’t known as once again he disappeared into the European country side following some unspoken need he felt. It wasn’t until the early 70s that he was seen again, this time back in America, specifically Boston, working against the mob that were the leftovers of the 1950s. It was during this time that Owen fell in love again but this time he got his happy ending, this time marrying his girl and even fathering a child, a daughter he named Mae. Unfortunately though some of his old enemies from the mob managed to track him down and take their revenge on Owen and his family and he was forced to watch as his family was consumed in a car bomb meant for him. Lost in his grief, Owen once again left Boston and wandered his way south into the Texas-Mexico border. Living somewhere just on the Mexican side of the border and living the life of a hermit and recluse who only dealt with people when they stumbled across his property. Owen drifted back into the things of rumors and legends until Jack Simmons came calling on him in the early 90s to help him deal with SHADOW, remembering the things Overshadow was responsible for from WWII Owen agreed to help in memory of his friends the Allies of Freedom.
What exactly happened on that mission is still considered to be classified but Owen was thought lost in the explosion that claimed SHADOW’s island base. A few years ago reports of someone matching Owen's discription started to be made by members of law enforcement, always in situations where average citizens were fighting against organized crime and were slowly losing. The reports are almost identical in their discription of Owen's supposed involvement; he arrives as a newcomer to the area, becomes affiliated with the people currently facing problems then after some small scuffles he directly deals with those in charge of the organization (usually following a one-man raid on their place of main operation) which leaves the criminals operation in shambles. Then within the days following Owen moves on from the town in question.
While Owen has not dealt with anyone who he knew him in earlier years, most people who recall the Pugilist simply think that Owen is his grandson, using the “family” name. The truth of the matter is that Owen suffered a serious head injury in the fiery end of SHADOW’s island base and suffers from amnesia, and doesn’t realize he’s actually as old as he really is. For now he’s content protecting the less fortunate people he meets from the criminals they've been dealing with and living his life as simply as possible.