Wednesday, April 24, 2024

U is for Unknown Soldier

Named after the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery, there have been characters that went by the codename Unknown Soldier in DC Comics. The original was a master of disguise that fought Nazis (and had a tell for those looking for him because he would scratch when wearing his disguises).

The version I'm going to be talking about was first introduced in the New 52, this Unknown Soldier appeared in backup stories in GI Combat. He was an American fighting in Afghanistan. Sometime after that series he was recruited by Amanda Waller into the Suicide Squad. However, this wasn't Waller, but actually Thinker in disguise. He has undergone a special procedure called A.M.M.O. (Advanced Military Medical Operations) that gives him enhanced agility and durability. He is faster than Deadshot and has survived being buried in an explosion and being shot point black in the head. He also has night vision, accelerated healing, and all of the memories and skills of the previous Unknown Soldiers.

Code Name: Unknown Soldier
Real Name: Unknown
Team Affiliations: Task Force X, US Army

Medium Humanoid, Lawful Neutral

Armor Class: 16 (Natural Armor)
Hit Points:  85 (10d8+40)
Speed: 30 ft.
Challenge: 5 (1,800 XP)

Str 18 (+4) Dex 20 (+5) Con 18 (+4) Int 12 (+1) Wis 14 (+2) Cha 18 (+4)

Saving Throws: Con +7, Str +7
Skills:  Athletics +7, Deception +7, Intimidation +7, Perception +5, Persuasion +7, Stealth +8, Survival +5
Proficiencies: Disguise Kit, Explosives, Land Vehicles, Air Vehicles, Water Vehicles
Damage Resistance: Bludgeoning, Slashing, Piercing from Non-Magical Sources
Senses: darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 15
Languages: English, Persian (Dari Dialect), Arabic, German, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish

Cunning Action: On each of his turns, Unknown Soldier can use a bonus action to take the Dash, Engage, or Hide action.
Past Incarnation Memory: Unknown Soldier can call on the memories and skills of his previous incarnations. This is reflected in his proficiencies and languages.
Regeneration: Unknown Soldier regains 5 hit points at the start of his turn. This trait doesn't function when King Shark reaches 0 hit points, though he automatically stabilizes.

Multiattack: Unknown Soldier can make two attacks.
Combat Knife: Melee Weapon Attack. +7  to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6+4) piercing damage.
Combat Knife: Ranged Weapon Attack. +8  to hit, range 20/60 ft, one target. Hit: 8 (1d6+5) piercing damage.
Semiautomatic Rifle: Ranged Weapon Attack. +8 to hit, range 90/270 ft., one target, Hit: 18 (3d8+5) piercing damage. (30 shots before reload)

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