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Hero Datafile: Agent Coulson

This week’s Monday Milestone tie-in datafile is none other than the Son of Coul himself, SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson!

When I started this datafile, Coulson wasn’t in the “616” continuity. Then last week I find out he is being introduced along with Nick Fury Jr (who looks suspiciously like Samuel L. Jackson).  Initally referred to only as “Cheese”, at the end of the Battle Scars mini-series he was revealed to actually be Phil Coulson. I’m glad he’s coming to the main comics universe.

Now, I haven’t actually read Battle Scars, so this datafile is based purely on Clark Gregg’s portrayal in the Avengers tie-in films. Since Avengers hasn’t been released where I live at the time of this post, some things on the datfile are based on hints that have come out about how Coulson develops. If I really missed something I may make a revised version.

I thought Coulson was an interesting character when he was introduced in Iron Man, but I thought he really developed into an awesome character in the subsequent films. Especially in the “Marvel One-Shots” included on the Blu-Ray releases of Thor and Captain America. After seeing A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer how many of you don’t think he would be awesome to play?

The contest winner this week is Shawn SchmittingLeave a comment on this post with the character you want a datafile for, and I will get it done ASAP.

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13 comments on “Hero Datafile: Agent Coulson

  1. cpip
    May 1, 2012

    Herding Cats is just such a great milestone arc no matter what; I’m immediately thinking of reapplying it to Val Cooper from the Freedom Force or X-Factor years or Henry Gyrich from his time as the Avengers liason…

  2. Brian Liberge
    May 1, 2012

    I love this because it represents a totally playable character thats set up to take full advantage of MRPG XP system. Play through two acts with this character, and not only wil you have really established who he is, but you’ll easily have enough XP to take him super with a new powerset.

    Maybe he develops super powers like Ms. Marvel or maybe its just a set that represents his training (like you did great with Hawkeye).

    Also glad to hear he hit the main continuity.

    • I also like that’s he’s expressly built to help the other players with assets and resources–it’s exactly what I had in mind when I first started to think about the character in MHR terms.

  3. Shawn Schmitting
    May 1, 2012

    I am going to throw a Curve Ball at you. I choose Shiver Man. A guy that Nick Fury uses only when he is desperate and needs help outside of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Ghost Bounty Hunter that can give Wolverine a run for his money would be an interesting character to see.

    • Andrew Gatlin
      May 1, 2012

      Oh wow. OK, that one may will take me a little while.

      • Shawn Schmitting
        May 1, 2012

        Take your Time! VERY obscure character. Only discovered him a while back reading old Wolverine comics, Issue #163 to be exact.

    • Andrew Gatlin
      May 1, 2012

      I do think he’s going to be really cool.

  4. Sean
    May 7, 2012

    “Tactics” Expert? I like the idea, but has its direct effects been listed anywhere? What does tactics cover that combat would not? The planning? Supply lines? Squad-level movement?

    • Mark
      May 7, 2012

      We gave the same thing to our Nick Fury datafile. I think it’s nice and broad, similar to the Crime specialty covers being a criminal, as well as knowledge of criminal law and such.

    • Andrew Gatlin
      May 7, 2012

      The way I think of the difference between Combat and Tactics, is the difference between a frontline soldier and a general.

      • JRispoli
        July 12, 2012

        Hmm, my take on the definitions…

        Combat – Frontline Combat, i.e., Man to Man Melee or shooting by individual soldier or squad.

        Tactics – Co-ordination of Squad actions by Sergeant or Company Commanding Officer.

        Strategy – overall force mission planning by Senior Officers (usually Colonel and above).

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