Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ho Yinsen

While this blog is filled with a lot of super heroes (by design, I suppose), the MCU isn't only populated with super heroes and super villains. The everyday men and women both serve to accentuate how exceptional the heroes are, and as a driving force for the heroes to want to serve.

Plus, Savage Worlds is built more to handle these kinds of normal folks than it is to dish out super-powered beatdowns, so I want to dedicate some time to emphasizing these exceptional individuals, starting with one of the first, Ho Yinsen.

Name: Ho Yinsen (Wild Card)
Race: Human
Agility d6; Smarts d8; Spirit d6; Strength d4; Vigor d6
Pace 6; Parry 4; Charisma 0; Toughness 5
Hindrances: Bad Eyes, Heroic
Edges: Linguist, Doctor, Scholar (Physics)
Skills: Fighting d4, Healing d10, Knowledge (Physics) d8, Notice d6, Persuasion d6, Repair d6, Shooting d6
Languages: English, Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Mongolian, Russian
Inventory: Glasses

Ho Yinsen was a talented Afghani surgeon and scientist. After graduating from Cambridge University, Ho worked all over Europe, but never forgot his family in the village Gulmira. Years and years later, Yinsen was captured by the Ten Rings, a terrorist group which (at the time) was based in Afghanistan.

Some time later, the terrorist cell kidnapped and held Tony Stark for ransom, but he was critically injured due to shrapnel that had embedded in his chest. He would have died if the Ten Rings did not already have a doctor of Yinsen's caliber. Yinsen magnetized the area around Tony's heart with a car battery, keeping the shrapnel from killing him.

After copious amounts of torture, Stark was forced into beginning construction on a Jericho missile for the terrorists, and conscripted the doctor into his assistant for their months in captivity. At first, they constructed a miniature arc reactor to magnetize his heart, allowing Tony a freedom of movement he did not previously have. Afterwards, they began construction of the Iron Man Mk. I, a suit of armor that would help them both escape the Ten Rings.

Unfortunately, Yinsen gave his life to allow the suit enough time to finish its initial boot procedure and let Stark escape. Stark destroyed the terrorist cell's entire outpost, and Ho's body was likely incinerated in the blast.

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