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Staggering Stories Podcast #364: Ringstone Round
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Time Warrior and 1979’s Quatermass series, talk about media we’ve been consuming, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:00 — Welcome! 01:52 – News: 02:03 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #363: K9 Phone Home
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 21 Mar 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Jean Riddler review K9 and Company and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:16 — Welcome! 02:04 – News: 02:16 — Star Trek: Strange New Cast. 04:58 — Doctor Who: Big Finish Main Range […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #362: Whales, Robots and Nuclear Wessels
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 07 Mar 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Big Finish’s The Diary of River Song: Series 8 boxset and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:52 — Welcome! 02:48 – […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #361: Alien Doctors and Giant Robots
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 21 Feb 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: Robot and the first three episodes of Resident Alien, talk about media we’ve been consuming, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:38 — Welcome! 02:15 – […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #360: The Caves of 1984
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 07 Feb 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani and Wonder Woman 1984, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:02 — Welcome! 02:03 – News: 02:10 — Doctor Who: Season 24 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #359: Master Who
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Big Finish’s Masterful boxset, discuss Doctor Who’s character The Master, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:07 — Welcome! 02:01 – News: 02:10 — Doctor Who: Stay on […]

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Death Bringer

As inhabiting the mind of Adam J Purcell


Death Bringer with wrist knives

Original Name

Ayfnent Jiphaq Buntz

 

Physical Description

Death Bringer is a seven foot tall silver giant of a figure with a head that looks like a metal skull with two great spikes jutting up from his lower jaw and a pair of horns on the sides of his head - truly a death's head. Fluid Human movement, apparent bone structure and musculature suggests that he is in fact a Human in ultra-thin armour, instead of the mechanoid he really is. A gladiatorial style costume and flowing red cape make him appear almost senatorial, but also dangerous. Various weapons are attached to his back and covered with his round shield. He usually wears a mildly angry expression while on a mission, giving an intimidating guise.

 

Background

Kidnapped by Imperial spies who believed him to have 'dangerous knowledge' after he and his more evasive brother did a bounty hunting job (to terminate an Imperial officer gone rogue) as set by the Empire. The Imperial convoy carrying him and other important prisoners was attacked and hijacked by the Rebels. He and all his fellow prisoners were executed to prevent them and any valuable knowledge getting into Rebellion hands, one survived, just. Death Bringer's barely living remains were stabilised in a Bacta suspension tank and transported to the Rebel base 'Home'. Once there he was pronounced beyond medical help and therefore dead. A radical experimental cyborg process, pioneered by Doctor Bardsion Halum, gave him a mechanical body and a new life.

 

Death Bringer full portrait

Personality

Sensory deprivation caused by the limbo between bodies spent in a Bacta tank has changed him. His mind is now part computer and his emotions are strictly controlled. He likes to think that he's incapable of pity or mercy but the truth is sometimes otherwise. Money and contracts are all to him now. Personal feelings are nothing, except bad for business, yes. He often finds himself amazed at the situations he finds himself in but has recently learned how to resign himself to such petty annoyances, most of the time.

 

Objectives

Huge financial success and fame in the 'Freelance Peacekeeping' circles. To have a reputation of always honouring a contract, being the best in the trade and ruthless to his victims.

 

Special Abilites

  • Impervious to climate changes and temperatures up to 195 degrees Centigrade.
  • Does not require air or any atmosphere to survive.
  • Visual enhancement allows him to see clearly even in the most difficult of conditions.
  • He can directly link himself into any modern computer system via a probe jack located in his left forefinger.
  • Built in Jet Pack powered directly by in-built fusion generator - continued use for 2 ½ hours possible.
  • Capable of total recall on prespecified information and wideband scanning via internal sensor grids.

 

Quotes

`Prefer the term Mechanoid, yes?´

`Prefer the term Freelance Peacekeeping Agent, yes?´