Palooka

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Palooka
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Archetype
"Go ahead hit me, just know I ain't paying for your funeral after you do."
Discord @Eson#0213
Reddit [1]
Metatype Human
Street Cred 0
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
CDP 2
D.O.B. 02/03/2049
Age 32
Folder https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1y15kdL0x-1Wj-HAvMzrqPnpWLhGnX3RL?usp=sharing
Priority Metatype - D
Attributes - A
Magic/Resonance - E
Skills - B
Resources - C


Character Information

Summary

Palooka is a washed up Hong Kong boxer who failed to find success when his opponents began cybernetically augmenting themselves. Now he works as muscle for Shadowrunners, in hopes of honing his skills to one day return to his former glory.

Goals

Palooka's main goal is to support himself and his foster father, Jiang Li. Secretly however he yearns to improve his boxing on the street so that one day he can return to Hong Kong and dominate the fight clubs, proving that hard work can triumph over any amount of augmentation.

Background

Charlie Welles, now known as Palooka, is a 32 year old son of USAC immigrants living in Hong Kong. He was orphaned at a young age when his parents died in a car crash, and spent most of his life under the care of a local dockworker named Jiang Li. Growing up Palooka developed a love for boxing, and spent many years training to become a prize boxer at the local fight clubs. He saw some success in his teenage years, and even became known around town as "The Human Punching Bag" for his ability to take a massive amount of punishment in the ring. But as he got older, Palooka began to struggle against the local competition, who would often augment themselves with cybernetics to keep in top form. Being a purist of the sport and rather afraid of augmentation, Palooka refused to turn to technology to keep up with Hong Kong's boxing elite, and faded into obscurity. In need of money to support himself and his aging surrogate father, Palooka turned to the world of Shadowrunning to survive and hopefully hone his skills so that one day he can return to the ring.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Positive

-The Human Punching Bag: Throughout his boxing career, Palooka has learned that getting knocked down is only a problem if you can't get back up. He is willing to throw himself in harm's way if it means achieving his goals.

-Street Fighter: Given his time growing up in Hong Kong, Palooka has become well acquainted with the city's local fight clubs.

-Tough Love: Despite his abrasive personality, Palooka cares about the people around him and wants to see them succeed in whatever goals they may have.

Negative

- Gremlins: For whatever reason, Palooka is absolutely terrible when it comes to understanding modern technology. Be it Virtual Reality or even just driving a car, whenever he operates machinery everything seems to go up in smoke in the end. As a result, Palooka has become distrustful of most tech, going as far as refusing to augment his body in any way.

-Pummeled: Having taken one too many blows to the head, Palooka's face is about as attractive as a shaved gorilla.

-Illiterate: While he knows how to speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and English fairly well, Palooka only knows how to read and write in English.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
... Bushy TailedChrisst111Against all odds - The OtherCon story28 September 2081

Affiliations

Contacts

Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Auntie Amelia 4 2 Fixer(N,K,G,A) Elderly Troll Gossiper, Old Adept, Tea Horse Road, Shadow Networker, Seattle Streetwise Even


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In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

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Appearance

Charlie is a rather sturdy muscular man, with a wide frame. His face is puffy and battered, with a busted nose, cauliflower ears, a large brow, and no eyebrows. He has brown eyes and keeps his hair shaved.

Clothing

On runs, Palooka can be seen wearing an old track suit with an armored vest over top.

Matrix Persona

Palooka disdains going into virtual reality, and as a result his persona is simply a copy of himself.

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