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Old 01-24-2015, 09:51 AM   #1005
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Real Name: Raymond Bloch.
Occupation: Professional criminal.
Identity: Publicly known.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Other Aliases: None.
Place of Birth: Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: Ronald (brother).
Group Affiliation: Sometime partner of the Eel, employee of the Kingpin, would-be pawn of Dr. Karl Malus and Mister Fear.
Base of Operations: New York City.
History: A career criminal, Raymond Bloch was hired muscle for Wilson Fisk, the self-proclaimed Kingpin of Crime, when he was selected by the Kingpin for an experiment in granting superhuman abilities (see Kingpin). (It is believed that Bloch was already known as "Ox" to his fellow criminal enforcers even before gaining powers.) To this end, Ox was sent to a secret lab owned by Dr. Karl Malus and subjected to a number of chemical and stem cell growth experiments (see Malus, Dr. Karl). Already a large man, Bloch grew about half a foot and nearly a hundred pounds of extra-dense muscle. Determining the process a success, Malus attempted to use the Ox against the Kingpin, an action which drew the attention of the costumed vigilante Daredevil, who convinced Ox he was being used by both and to stop the fighting.

Ox was later seen involved in the four-way gang war between the Kingpin, the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, and the Hammerhead Maggia family, again working for the Kingpin (see Doctor Octopus; Green Goblin; Hammerhead; Maggia). During this conflict, Ox teamed with Daredevil and Spider-Man against Doc Ock and the Goblin (see Spider-Man). Because of this aid, and because there were no outstanding warrants on Bloch, the two crimefighters were forced to let him go.

Even later, Ox and the costumed mercenary Eel were coerced by the criminal Mister Fear into serving him, which again pitted him against Daredevil (see Mister Fear). Ox was then arrested and taken to prison. Some months later, he was among the criminals who escaped during the mass breakout led by the Rhino (see Rhino). He was last seen at one of the so-called Bars With No Name, a drinking establishment for superhuman criminals, being approached by the criminal Owl for reasons unknown (see Bar With No Name; Owl).
Height: 6' 8".
Weight: 400 lbs.
Eyes: Brown.
Hair: Brown.
Uniform: None.
Strength Level: The Ox possesses superhuman strength enabling him to lift (press) five tons.
Known Superhuman Powers: Besides his superhuman strength, the Ox possesses superhuman durability, enabling him to shrug off most antipersonnel weaponry with ease.

585 points
ST 24/85 [50*]; DX 11 [20]; IQ 9 [-20]; HT 11 [10].
Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 2d+1/4d+2 (9d+2/11d+2); BL 115 lbs. (1,445 lbs.); HP 24 [0]; Will 11 [10]; Per 11 [10]; FP 11 [0]; Basic Speed 5.50 [0]; Basic Move 5 [0]; Dodge 8.
Languages: English (Accented) (Native Language) [-2].
Cultural Familiarities: Western [0].
Advantages: Damage Resistance 40 (Tough Skin, -40%; Passive Biological, -5%) [110]; Hard to Kill 3 [6]; Hard to Subdue 3 [6]; Single-Minded [5]; Super ST +9/+70 (Passive Biological, -5%) [356]; Very Fit [15].
Disadvantages: Bad Temper (12) [-10]; Code of Honor (Pirate's) [-5]; Social Stigma (Criminal Record) [-5]; Social Stigma (Uneducated) [-5]; Status -1 [-5]; Wealth (Struggling) [-10].
Quirks: Atheist [-1]; Bloody Mess [-1]; Chauvinistic [-1]; Incompetence (Guns) [-1]; Third Person [-1].
Skills: Area Knowledge (Manhattan) (E) IQ+1 [2] – 10; Boxing (A) DX+2 [8] – 18; Carousing (E) HT+1 [2] – 12; Climbing (A) DX+1 [4] – 12; Intimidation (A) Will+2 [8] – 13; Lifting (A) HT+1 [4] – 12; Running (A) HT+1 [4] – 12; Savoir-Faire (Mafia) (E) IQ+1 [2] – 10; Streetwise (A) IQ+3 [12] – 12; Throwing (A) DX+1 [4] – 12.
Techniques: Aggressive Parry (Boxing) (H) def+1 [2] – 9.
Starting Spending Money: $2,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).

* Includes +9/+70 from Super ST.

Role-Playing Notes:
Ox, as his name indicates, is not the brightest person out there. A career criminal, he's long been the muscle of a group; his gaining powers hasn't changed much in his life.

I referenced Ox a while back, when I did the Mr. Fear entry in my DD binge, but then I never got around to doing him until earlier this week. He varies from his canon version in that the original Ox, while a massive man, never possessed powers. I based him in part on the version from Spectacular Spider-Man which did.
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