Saturday, April 20, 2024

R is for Rick Flag

In most iterations of the character, Rick Flag Jr. is the voice of reason and moral compass of the Suicide Squad. He's done some awful things while following orders, like many special forces soldiers, but ultimately he's a good man who does what's right. He genuinely cares for the villains and soldiers under his command and isn't afraid to call Waller out. He's a tragic character that has many physical and mental scars from his time serving his country.

Rick Flag Jr. has appeared in a few tv series, films, and video games. My favorite version is Joel Kinnamen's. Even though he's a dick in Ayer's Suicide Squad, I loved him. The version in Gunn's The Suicide Squad was perfect (and broke my heart).

Code Name: 
Real Name: Richard "Rick" Roger Flag Jr.
Team Affiliations: Task Force X, US Army, Navy Seals, US Air Force

Medium Humanoid, Neutral Good

Armor Class: 15(Armored Vest, Dex)
Hit Points:  78 (12d8+24)
Speed: 30 ft.
Challenge: 5 (1,800 XP)

Str 16 (+3) Dex 16 (+3) Con 15 (+2) Int 14 (+2) Wis 17 (+3) Cha 14 (+2)

Saving Throws: Con +5, Str +5
Skills:  Athletics +5, Deception +4, Insight +5, Investigation +2, Perception +5, Persuasion +4, Stealth +5, Survival +5
Proficiencies: Land Vehicles, Air Vehicles, Water Vehicles, Explosives
Senses: passive Perception 15
Languages: English

Cunning Action: On each of his turns, Flag can use a bonus action to take the Dash, Engage, or Hide action.
No Soldier Gets Left Behind: The first time an ally within 30 ft fails a Death saving throw, they may reroll it. This ability can't be used again until Pete takes a short rest.

Multiattack: Flag can make two attacks.
Combat Knife: Melee Weapon Attack. +5  to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6+3) piercing damage.
Combat Knife: Ranged Weapon Attack. +5  to hit, range 20/60 ft, one target. Hit: 6 (1d6+3) piercing damage.
Semiautomatic Rifle: Ranged Weapon Attack. +5 to hit, range 90/270 ft., one target, Hit: 16 (3d8+3) piercing damage. (30 shots before reload)

Bonus Action
Second Wind: Flag can draw on his stamina reserves to heal 1d10+12 hit points. He can't use this ability again until he takes a short or long rest. 

Trapped on a world that’s not his own, Colonel Rick Flag begins leading a new Suicide Squad of sorts. With the Thunderbolts, he finds himself trying to use some very bad people to do some good once again. 

1 comment:

  1. I have that Flag figure from the first movie. That was one of those that was at just about every Five Below and Ollie's. I have that Nuke in the back too, though I think he came from Walmart. Especially in that outfit he seems like a DC version of Duke from GI Joe. He'd probably like the Joes a lot more than the Suicide Squad.