Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
15	STR	5	12-	Lift 200 kg; 3d6 HTH Damage [3]
20	DEX	30	13-	OCV:  7/DCV:  7
18	CON	16	13-
14	BODY	8	12-
13	INT	3	12-	PER Roll 12-
17	EGO	14	12-	ECV:  6
18	PRE	8	13-	PRE Attack:  3 1/2d6
14	COM	2	12-

7	PD	4		Total:  7 PD (0 rPD)
5	ED	1		Total:  5 ED (0 rED)
4	SPD	10		Phases:  3, 6, 9, 12
7	REC	0
36	END	0
31	STUN	0		Total Characteristic Cost:  101

Movement:	Running:	6"/12"
		Leaping:	3"/6"
		Swimming:	2"/4""

Cost    Powers & Skills
13	Nickel-Plated M1911A1:  RKA 2d6-1, +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+1/4); OAF (-1), 7 Charges (-1/2),
	Beam (-1/4) plus +1 OCV; OAF (-1), [7]
5	Nickel-Plated M1911A1:  a second Nickel-Plated M1911A1 (total of 2)
6	Tough In A Fight:  Physical Damage Reduction, 25%; STUN Only (-1/2), Must Be Aware Of 
	Attack (-1/4)
5	Right Place, Right Time:  Luck 1d6

	Martial Arts:  Hand-to-Hand Fighting Skill
	Maneuver	OCV	DCV	Notes
4	Block		+2	+2	Block, Abort
4	Dodge		--	+5	Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
4	Punch		+0	+2	5d6 Strike
5	Roundhouse Kick	-2	+1	7d6 Strike
3	Side Kick	+1	+0	5d6 Strike

2	Contact:  Agamemnon (Good relationship with Contact) 8-
4	Contact:  Gail (Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Contact has useful Skills or 
	resources) 11-
1	False Identity

10	+2 with HTH Combat
8	+4 with Two-Gun Fighting

3	Acting 13-
3	Breakfall 13-
2	CK: Basin City 11-
3	Climbing 13-
3	Combat Driving 13-
3	Conversation 13-
3	Interrogation 13-
3	KS: Automobiles (especially classic cars) 12-
3	KS: Basin City Underworld 12-
0	Language:  English (idiomatic; literate)
2	PS: Journalist 11-
3	PS: Photographer 12-
5	Rapid Attack (Ranged) 
3	Stealth 13-
3	Streetwise 13-
10	Two-Weapon Fighting (Ranged) 
2	WF:  Small Arms

Total Powers & Skill Cost:  128
Total Cost:  229

100+	Disadvantages
0	Normal Characteristic Maxima No Age Restriction
10	DNPC:  Shelly 8- (Normal)
10	Psychological Limitation:  "Nobody's Killing Anybody" (Uncommon, Strong)
20	Psychological Limitation:  Sense Of Duty/Debt To The Girls Of Old Town (Common, Total)
10	Psychological Limitation:  Sex Makes Him Stupid/Sucker For A Pretty Face (Uncommon, Strong)
15	Social Limitation:  Secret ID (Presumed dead, Dwight McCarthy is wanted by the police) 
	(Frequently, Major)
5	Unluck: 1d6
59	Experience Points
229	Total Disadvantage Points

Background/History:  Dwight McCarthy is the hero (or to be more accurate—main character) of a number of Sin City stories, including A Dame to Kill For, The Big Fat Kill, The Babe Wore Red, and Family Values. He used to be a news photojournalist and photographer who was in love with a woman named Ava. She left him for the multi-millionaire Damien Lord and Dwight's life eventually fell to pieces. She returned to him in A Dame to Kill For and manipulated him into killing Damien Lord, at which point she attempted to shoot him to death. Dwight was saved by his friend Marv, and brought to Old Town.

While in Old Town, Dwight managed to convince Gail and the girls of Old Town to put him back together, fix his face, rebuild his body, and give him a new identity. He then hunted down Ava and killed her.

Dwight has an interesting and complex character. In the first half of A Dame to Kill For he is a man on the edge, attempting to keep his temper (which seems to be fairly violent) under control. After his rebuilding, he seems more "calm" and more relaxed. In the later stories, he is much more in control, both of his emotions and his actions. Although he is capable of great violence, Dwight actually tries to keep people from hurting each other. Most of his involvement in the later Sin City stories revolves around him trying to assist the girls of Old Town in some fashion.

Personality/Motivation:  Dwight's "Nobody's Killing Anybody" Psychological Limitation defines his attitude about people trying to kill each other. Several times he has jumped into an altercation with the intent of sorting things out before someone gets killed. The Babe Wore Red is a prime example of this.

According to Dwight (and Gail), sex makes him stupid, and he is easily swayed by a pretty face. This is what enabled Ava Lord to manipulate him, and caused Dwight to kill Damien Lord. Since his "death" and "rebirth," Dwight has calmed down a bit, and isn't so prone to allowing a woman to talk him into doing the wrong thing.

Finally, Dwight is totally in debt to the girls of Old Town. He can never repay them for what they did for him, and will go to great lengths to help them out of a jam. As he is now supposed to be dead, Dwight does his best to keep his identity secret. He is wanted by the police in connection with the murder of Damien Lord, and the last thing Dwight needs is to be picked up by the police in connection with anything

Quote: "Nobody's killing anybody. Not while I'm around."

Powers/Tactics:  Dwight is an experienced hand-to-hand combatant, and is capable of taking down a single foe fairly quickly. His certainly knows some form of martial arts, and his combat skill involves a number of kicks. Dwight also packs twin Colt .45s, and will often use both at the same time. At one point, his preference in guns was caused him to be likened to the Shadow. 

Appearance:  Dwight is of average height, and looks to be a few inches shy of Gail's 6'. He is in excellent physical shape, well muscled, with a handsome face, and a thick shock of brownish hair. Normally he dresses in jeans, sneakers, and a long coat or jacket.

(Dwight McCarthy created by Frank Miller, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

Dwight McCarthy's Hero Designer File

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Sin City Timeline
Dwight McCarthy | Kevin | Manute | Marv | Marv version 2 | Miho | Wallace

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