Str 20 (+5) Dex 20 (+5) Con 20 (+5) Int 12 (+1) Wis 18 (+4) Cha 14 (+2)Skills:
Acrobatics 3 (+8.), Bluff 8 (+10), Climb 5 (+10), Intimidate 12 (+14), Investigate 5 (+6), Notice 6 (+10), Sense Motive 8 (+12), Sleight of Hand 4 (+9), Stealth 6 (+11), Swim 5 (+10)Feats:
All-Out Attack, Assessment, Attack Spec. [Unarmed] 3, Cunning Fighter, Defensive Attack, Dodge Focus 4, Elusive Target, Evasion, Follow-Up Strike, Improved Critical 4 [Unarmed], Improved Defense, Improved Feint, Improved Initiative, Instant Up, Last Stand, Lionheart, Luck 2, Power Attack, Seize Initiative, Sweeping Strike, Takedown Attack 2, Ultimate Effort [Ultimate Toughness Save], Unbalancing Strike, Uncanny Dodge [audio], Veteran Fighter, Withstand DamagePowers: Immortal Physiology:
Enhanced Feat 3 [Tough 3]
Immunity 3 [Aging, Disease, Poison]
Regeneration 16 [Recovery Bonus +3; Recovery Rate: Injured: 1/round; Staggered: 1/round; Disabled: 1/5 minutes; Resurrection: 1/week] (Power Feats: Persistent, Regrowth)Bare-Knuckle Brawling:
Strike 3 (Power Feat: Mighty)Graveside Blessing:
Super-Senses 2 [Ranged Detect (ghosts)]
Affects Insubstantial 2 with unarmed attacksSaves:
Attack +8/+14 (Unarmed)
Damage +8 (Bare-Knuckle; critical 16-20)
Defense +14 (+5 flat-footed)
Initiative +9Real 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. Only recently has he made his way back into Freedom City.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 with some effort though he was unaided by anyone (Owen had three brothers back home who would constantly gang up him whenever they had a disagreement).
A local crime boss, Patrick Sheen, witnessed the attempted theft and immediately introduced himself to Owen and quickly arranged lodging for him, setting Owen up 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, meals, house cleaning and such). During the day Owen was to keep an eye on the brothel then at night he went to his real 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 and was treated almost like royalty, being able to buy the best of anything he wanted and 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 and made plans to marry and take part in the Land Run of 1893 in Oklahoma. Sheen hadn't given Owen his blessing and felt wronged by the younger man's plans and made plans to make him 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 over a thousand dollars. Enraged and thinking that Owen had thrown the fight on purpose, Sheen had his men assault Mae, beat Owen more and claim every one of Owen's possessions as reimbursement. During the confusion Mae attacked one of the men assaulting her and she was shot dead in retaliation and Owen was bound in a sack and tossed into the Harbor to drown, which he did.
Then he rose up from his watery grave.
His mind not right due to the manner of his death, Owen wandered his way out west not really understanding why he favored that direction. It wasn't until several days later when his head cleared did Owen recall 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 move on and getting drawn into other people's problems that couldn't help themselves, so Owen helped them as much as he could. Be it advice, doing odd jobs, or even using his fists 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.
He 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 set off on foot. 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 was on a semi-friendly basis with Sarge Shrapnel.
What Owen did after the war isn’t known, once again he disappeared into the European country side following some unspoken need. It wasn’t until the early 70s that he was seen again, this time back in America again, 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 he drifted into Freedom City and set himself up and began to notice the stranglehold several of the gangs in the Fens had on that part of town. He’s not dealt with anyone who realizes who he really is, most who recall the Pugilist simply think that Owen is his own 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 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 in Freedom City from the hard core criminals and living his life as simply as possible. Owen has worked with Foreshadow a couple of times but both men prefer to work alone though neither is against teaming up with one another if it’s called for.