Only nine days into the month, and I'm already on the letter B! So let's see, looking at the A to Z calendar...
...mm hmm, carry the 2, and I should catch up sometime around no shot in hell.
Oh well. Onward! We just took a quick look at Black Lion on Wednesday as one of the keystone members of The Association. He was also one of the first characters I covered two years ago when I pondered a superhero universe centered on Dogwood City for my first go at the A to Z blogging challenge. To recap:
Ten years ago, George Davis's brother was stabbed to death for a diamond he possessed. This senseless act of violence motivated George to take on a persona that would be the bane of criminals everywhere...
And so, we have a dark-clad hero, driven by revenge and operating at the peak of human physical condition...the Black Lion!
Not the MOST original background, but originality is pretty much the opposite of what I'm looking for here. I imagine him to be one of the most prominent heroes in the prime Light City Universe. (Hopefully I can be forgiven for some inconsistency in whether or not he gets a "the" before his name. Even the Batman can vary in that regard.)
And to stat him up for Light City...well, I may as well pull liberally from my previous thoughts on the hero that Black Lion is undoubtedly based upon (hey, I already included the Lion-arang when I gave him rough stats two years ago...!).
Level 7 Brawler
Real name: George Davis (secret)
First appearance: Wonderworld Comics #21 (1941)
STR 16 DEX 13 CON 12 INT 18 WIS 18 CHA 16
7 HD (25 HP) Saving Throw 8
AC 8 (Lion-suit)
Attacks: 3x Unarmed Strikes, +8 to hit, 1d6+1 damage; Lionarang, range 60 ft., +7 to hit, 1d6+1 damage; Special Improvisation 1x/day.