Acrobatics 3 (+7), Athletics 4 (+10), Expertise [Criminal] 6 (+6), Expertise [Soldier] 8 (+8.), Insight 8 (+10), Intimidation 8 (+8.), Perception 8 (+10), Ranged Combat  2 (+10), Stealth 4 (+10), Technology 7 (+7), Vehicles [Land] 4 (+10)Advantages:
All-Out Attack, Close Attack 4, Diehard, Great Endurance, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Quick Draw, Ranged Attack 4, Teamwork Powers: Stronger than he looks:
Enhanced Strength 2 (Flaw: Limited [Lifting Only])VXR-51 Mini Railguns:
(Removable –6 pts) [28 pp]Armor Piercing Rounds:
Ranged Damage 10 (Extra: Penetrating)-Grenade Rounds:
Ranged Damage 10 (Extra: Area [Burst])-Flare Rounds:
Ranged Affliction 10 [Vision Impaired, Vision Disabled, Vision Unaware; resisted by Fortitude] (Extra: Cumulative)-Non-Lethal Rounds:
Ranged Affliction 10 [Dazed, Stunned, Incapacitated; resisted by Fortitude] -Bolo Rounds:
Ranged Affliction 10 [Hindered & Vulnerable, Defenseless & Immobilized; resisted by Dodge] (Extras: Cumulative, Extra Condition); (Flaw: Limited Degree)Modified VIPER Armor:
(Removable –1 pt) [6 pp]Armor Plates:
Protection 4Protective Visor:
Immunity 5 [visual Affliction Effects] (Flaw: Half Effective)Offense:
Melee Attack +8 // Unarmed Damage +6
Ranged Attack +8 // VXR-51 Mini Railguns Attack +10 // VXR-51 Mini Railguns Damage +10Defense:
Toughness +10*/+6 [*Modified VIPER Armor]
Will +9Costs: Abilities 52+ Skills 20+ Advantages 15+ Powers 36+ Defenses 24= 147 pts. Real Name:
Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ HamiltonHeight:
BrownComplications: Problems with Authority:
Boomslang is a loner who’d much rather be doing what interests him and little else. If someone tried to force him to be accountable for his actions all they get in response is a noncommittal shrug and an answer in his slow, Southern draw. It’s not outright disrespect but he does ignore many orders and gets away with it now only because of his being a part of Dragon Branch.Love of Guns:
Boomslang is happiest when he’s in the middle of a fire-fight, guns blazing with weapon discharges going off all around him. Often times Boomslang will pull his mini-rail guns out and start firing the first chance he’ll get, even if it wouldn’t be the best way to handle a situation. Background:
Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Hamilton grew up on a farm in northern Arkansas and can barely remember a time he didn’t
have a gun of some kind in his hands. At seven years old Zeke got his first BB gun, then a lady’s rifle at ten, graduating to his father’s hand-me-down hunting rifle when he started high school.
Zeke didn’t care much for school, each year he passed on to the next grade but he wasn’t a good student and he barely attended classes at all. At home it wasn’t much different, Zeke’s three older brothers helped their father around the farm and he was left wander the neighboring woods with his BB gun or rifle, hunting squirrels, doves or whatever else might cross his path.
When he was sixteen, Zeke was caught by a local game warden shooting ducks on the water and he was fined and made to perform public service (working with the game warden for six months). Not that he learned anything from that punishment and a year later when he was caught field dressing a three point buck out of season Zeke’s parents chose to send him into the military to avoid his being sent to jail.
In the Army Zeke displayed a talent for firearms and was trained as a sniper but his laconic and disrespectful attitude earned him several trips to the stockade and eventually dishonorably discharged. Zeke drifted for a little bit before being approached by VIPER, who closely monitors military discharges and Zeke was flagged for recruitment. He’d been rated an expert sniper with a discipline problem, something that VIPER is always interested in.
Zeke accepted the offer with a shrug but he didn’t make a good VIPER agent. The same problems that Zeke had in the Army - not doing what he was told when he was told to - followed him into VIPER. As long as Zeke was with fellow agents on a mission, he was fine, a boon to the nest but when it came time for the routine chores and training, Zeke was absent more often than not. So when a call came for subjects in VIPER’s latest experiment in creating super-soldiers, called the Coil-Gene Treatment, Zeke’s superior was more than happy to get rid of the incessant and quiet challenge to her authority.
Of all the subjects who took part in the Coil-Gene Treatment, only Zeke and one other, Aziz Singh (now known as Krait), were the only survivors and both had radically different abilities. Zeke became stronger and more resistant to injury than a normal person (nothing really superhuman but he was equal to Olympic level athletes) and he gained some minor snake-like mutations (scaly skin, snake eyes and fangs). And while those changes weren’t going to let Zeke take on the likes of Captain Thunder and win, it did give him some options.
Options like using weapons that most agents couldn’t begin to carry without powered armor, specifically the VXR-51. A multi-weapon system that was capable of discharging various rounds but due to the heavy frame needed be able to fire those rounds the VXR wasn’t a viable choice for VIPER’s normal agents.
But Zeke could now carry it, in fact he could carry two of them.
Plus something changed in his mentality. Where as Zeke had been curt and silently rude to those ranking above him, he was now a loyal agent. Following orders better than he’d ever done, not that he’s still wasn't something of a loner who preferrd to do things his way, now Zeke would at least follow a basic training structure. As part of Dragon Branch as Boomslang, Zeke has come to act as support to the others super powered agents, laying down lines of fire and other specialty ammunition that is best suited to the situation he finds himself in. Several of the established members of Dragon Branch still aren’t sure what to think of Boomslang, though Constrictor has taken a liking to the new recruit and the pair have started to hang out more and more often during their down time.