Val	Char	Cost	Roll	Notes
20	STR	10	13-	Lift 400 kg; 4d6 HTH damage [2]
16	DEX	18	12-	OCV: 5/DCV: 5
19	CON	18	13-
11	BODY	2	11-
11	INT	1	11-	PER Roll 11-
15	EGO	10	12-	ECV: 5
16	PRE	6	12-	PRE Attack: 3d6
16	COM	3	12-

6	PD	2		Total: 6 PD (0 rPD)
4	ED	0		Total: 4 ED (0 rED)
3	SPD	4		Phases:  4, 8, 12
9	REC	2
42	END	2
34	STUN	3		Total Characteristics Cost: 81

Movement:	Running:	6"/12"
		Leaping:	4"/8"
		Swimming:	2"/4"

Cost	Powers & Skills
7	Punch Like A Mule's Kick: HA +2d6; Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), END 1

5	Fringe Benefit:  Concealed Weapon Permit (where appropriate), Passport, Security Clearance: Low US
2	Reputation:  "Eric," A Reliable Contract Killer (A small to medium sized group) 11-, +2/+2d6
5	Money:  Well Off
5	“Mac”: Contact (Contact has useful Skills or resources, Very Good relationship with Contact) 11-
2	Deep Cover: Paul Corcoran

6	Combat Luck (3 PD/3 ED)
3	Lightsleep

5	+1 with HTH Combat
8	+4 with Rifles
3	Penalty Skill Levels:  +2 vs. Range Modifier with Rifles

3	Acting 12-
3	Climbing 12-
3	Combat Driving 12-
5	Concealment 12-
7	Criminology 13-
3	Demolitions 11-
3	Disguise 11-
5	Fast Draw 13-
2	Forgery (Documents) 11-
4	Gambling (Sports Betting) 12-
3	Interrogation 12-
5	AK: Europe 14-
3	KS: Military Intelligence 12-
3	KS: "Wild West" History 12-
1	Language:  German (basic conversation)
5	PS: Photographer 14-
4	PS: Tradecraft 13-
3	PS: Writer 12-
3	Seduction 12-
3	Shadowing 11-
3	Stealth 12-
7	Streetwise 14-
3	Tactics 11-
2	TF:  Common Motorized Ground Vehicles
2	WF:  Small Arms

Total Powers & Skills Cost: 139
Total Cost: 220

125+	Disadvantages
25	Dependent NPC:  Ex-wife Beth and kids 11- (Incompetent; Group DNPC: x2 DNPCs)
10	Dependent NPC:  Love Interest Of The Week 11- (Normal; Useful Noncombat Position or Skills)
15	Hunted:  The Mob 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Limited Geographical Area, Harshly Punish)
20	Hunted:  Various Foreign Agencies 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Harshly Punish)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Emotionless And Practical About Killing (Common, Strong)
10	Reputation:  Professional Assassin, 11- (Extreme;  Known Only To A Small Group)	 
Total Disadvantage Points: 220

Carries: Sniper Rifle (breaks down into small carrying case): RKA 2d6+1, +1 OCV, +2 RMod, +1 STUN Mod, STR Min 13, 2x Clips of 10 shots each.
Pistol (Sauer P229)- RKA 1d+1, -1 RMod, 12 shots
Belt-Buckle “Knife” - HKA 1/2d6 AP
Nice Camera Equipment (including film, flashes, and “telescoping lens” (+4 versus RMods for PER)

Description: Matt Helm was born in 1923 in Minnesota. He was thrown out of college in 1941 after a terrible brawl with a homicidal fellow student, and worked for a year or so as a news photographer. He joined the Army, where he served first as a rifleman and then in Military Intelligence as a sniper. There, he worked under the government agent known to him only as “Mac,” who took orders directly from the highest offices of the war effort. He did clandestine work throughout Europe, but tired of the life and after the war “retired” to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he married a USO nurse named Elizabeth and had three kids. From 1947 until 1958 he made a quiet living as a photographer and writer of Wild West pulp stories.

In 1958 he was forced back into action when an old associate of his from his MI days kidnapped his daughter, forcing him to help her in her activities as an enemy agent. He turned to Mac for assistance, and Mac brought him in to the new government intelligence agency he ran that had grown out of their old unit. Though Matt was able to rescue his daughter, the event was so traumatic that Elizabeth and he divorced, and Matt went back to work for Mac as a freelance agent, counterspy and assassin.

Matt is 6’4 and weighs less than two hundred pounds on a “beanpole frame.” He is quite attractive, especially to women drawn to “dangerous-looking” men. He currently maintains a cover identity as “Paul Corcoran,” a professional photographer, and works as a contract assassin for various agencies of the US Government under the code name “Eric.” He prides himself on his professionalism as an assassin, following orders (at least most of the time) and never allowing himself to become emotionally involved in a situation (though, of course, this is always harder to do in practice than in theory.) He’s a genuine tough guy, regularly taking beatings that would put lesser men in a wheelchair for life, and is a crack shot with a rifle (and not bad with any other type of gun.) He’s grimly pragmatic, and certainly not above shooting people in the back or otherwise behaving “dishonorably” if it’s the most efficient way to get the job done.

This adventure takes place between the novels The Ambushers and The Shadowers.

Quote: “I vaulted to one side, dropping over the foot of the bed and landing on his partner, driving the boots in hard. It wasn't a very nice thing to do, but I wasn't feeling very nice."

Darren Watts' Return to Hero All Stars.