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The Tank
Player /u/dalenacio
Metatype Troll
Street Cred 0
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
Titles and Awards 0
D.O.B. September 9th, 2040
Age 41
Folder Frank
Priority Metatype - B
Attributes - A
Magic/Resonance - E
Skills - E
Resources - B

Character Information


Frank "Frankenstein" the Tank is a street samurai specialized in heavy weapons and getting hit without wincing. A lover of poetry and a cunning linguist, he is nevertheless best known for being singlehandedly responsible for more deaths with his Ares-Stoner M202 Medium Machine Gun than most gangs, and really, *really* hating Evo. He also has a very mean, cybernetically enhanced right hook, and he's been taking martial arts classes.


Get back at Evo Biomedical for what they did to him and his family, and maybe get them off his trail permanently.


Frank (not real name) was a two-bit ganger from Manhattan. He had it pretty good. A small but efficient crew he was one of the top dogs in out of virtue of his superior brawn, a girl he was pretty sweet on, and a steady enough influx of Nuyen to provide for his small but demanding (as is usually the case with trolls) family.

His problems began when he was "acquired" by an Evo Biomedical extraction crew after his sister, having gone to a legal SIN, was found to some sort of rare gene they'd been interested in, something about lack of genetic distortion from repeated insertion and extraction of bio and cyberware. He'd been hanging out with the rest of the gang when the extraction team came in guns blazing and took out everyone who resisted. It was a very efficient massacre, just brutal enough to make sure no one would really try to fight back. Frank's girlfriend tried anyway, and was shot down on the spot. Frank himself got hit by some sort of tranq shot, and everything went black.

What followed was hell as he and his family, also "acquired", were put through arduous testing and experimentation routines. Every day they would stick them with new invasive implants, and every day they would take them out again, leaving them as maimed stumps overnight. His little brother died in front of his eyes when the next bleeding edge cosmetic genemod turned his face into a mess of tumorous growths. His mother had a heart failure after over half her body had been turned into a mess of chrome. Only Frank, testing ground for a "modular soldier project" survived. They loaded him up with ware, then took it away, then put it back in. Over and over.

Frank might not have lasted much longer, but a Shadowrunning team came through the lab he was being held in to retrieve the data from his experiments. When the security response got too hot, their decker released Frank to help them get the hell out in exchange for his freedom. Second chances like that don't come every day, and Frank put to use his ware loadout of the day as he picked up their dead sammy's gun and helped them tear a bloody hole to the way out.

Once he was out, he ran for the shadows and never looked back. Evo was on his tail, unwilling to let a good subject slip their grasp, and he couldn't go back to what remained of his gang, or to his sister, not abducted thanks to her UCAS SIN. He fled across the country, and eventually found Seattle. Being a fugitive was expensive, and tough living. Thinking of the people who'd gotten him out, he decided to stop just hiding in the Shadows, and start running them instead.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Wanted: 30k (Evo Biomedical) - Evo was getting actionable data off Frank, and they'd love to get him back if they could.

Vendetta: Evo Biomedical - Frank hasn't forgiven Evo for what they have done to him, and some day they will pay.

Poor Self Control (Vindictive) - Frank is not one to take insults lightly. He holds grudges for a long time, and he dislikes leaving debts unsettled.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
A Fifth Shadowrun Based on Fall Out Boy's The PhoenixBurst16 July 2080



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Johns 5 2 Fixer Street Fixer Black Market Connections, Former Shadowrunner, Redmond Barrens, Novacoke Addict, Street Smarts, Shadow Community Even
Johns' no-nonsense, pragmatic approach to Shadowrunning appeals to Frank very much. He's not sure whether the elf knows about his bounty, but if he does he hasn't tried cashing it in... yet.
Jane Foster 4 2 Custom(A,G,K,N) Street doc Poor Networker, Cyber Surgeon, Researcher, Surgeon, Cyber-Snob, Long Term Care, Body Disposal Even
The good doctor is a cold and creepy little individual who makes Frank's skin crawl, and not just when she's attempting some new experiment on his Orthoskin. However, Frank needs someone to check up his copious amounts of 'ware. Evo hadn't been too concerned with durability when they'd tuned him up, and the job was a bit sloppy as a result. Frank has also since had the gnome install a set of troll-sized titanium bone lacing she got from "somewhere". He goes in under the pretense of being a disenfranchised veteran making use of her non-profit clinic.




In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Frank, as a rule, eschews symbols and signatures. They would just make him easier to track down.

Matrix Search Table

Hits Results
1-2 A very common first name, mostly in North America.
3 Someone with the username "Frank" has been inquiring about the Seattle shadows. They are remarkably cautious about personal information, even for someone in the Shadows.
4 An anonymous guest account, active at the same time as "Frank" and with a very similar writing style, has been asking pointed question about Evo's presence and reach in Seattle.

Shadow Community Table

Hits Results
1 Who? Maybe you mean Frank "Popper" Cherry, the maniac Finnigan kneecap breaker? No? Sorry, don't know him.
2 I hear Johns has got some new blood with him by that name. Don't know if it's a runner name or the kid's just too green to have realized he needs one. Don't know if he's been up to anything though.
3 Yeah, I've seen him. Big troll street sammy type. I hear he was part of that crazy run with the Horizon factory in Tacoma and the big Gremlin Spirit.
4 One of John's guys. Quiet guy, but he perked up when Evo was brought into the conversation. He seemed specifically interested in their Seattle operations for some reason.



  • R4 Fake SIN

Euskal Herria national SIN, Iñigo Arazuri - Frank came across this SIN somewhat by accident, when the only sufficiently secure SIN the local vendor could get him in his price range was a Basque one, since no one wanted to bother learning Basque to sell the act. Frank took it, and applied his passion for languages towards doing just that.


Frank is a mountain of a Troll, not obviously augmented. He has a significant beard he grew out in an attempt to change his appearance, and he wears his hair short and brushed back. His horns are definitely on the large side, curling around the sides of his head.


He usually wears his armored jacket when he can get away with it, a synthleather one when he can't. He likes to wear troll-sized leather gloves when the weather permits, and often rocks a large paris of shades. If he's on the job, he'll often tote around a large duffel bag (if he can't stash it in his bike) containing his disassembled Machine Gun.

Matrix Persona

Frank hasn't bothered to get a specific Matrix Persona. It's still on default.

Media Mentions

"Explosions and gunfire as terrorists attack Evo Denver offices." - 03/17/2078

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