Paul Swanson

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Power Level: Submerged

  • Total Refresh:  15
  • Unspent Refresh:  3
  • Skill Cap:  Superb
  • Total Skill Points:  38
  • Unspent Skill Points:  0
  • STUNTS
    This is my Boom Stick (-1)
    Supernatural Investigator (-1)

  • POWERS
    Marked by Power (-1)
    Supernatural Recovery (-4)
    Mythic Toughness (-6)
    The Catch: Bronze (2): Easy to Acquire, Personal Knowledge
    Item of Power (-1): 1977 Chevy Impala
    Effects Passengers
    Spider Walking (-1)
    Shadowcloak (-1)
    Hard to Hide (
    2)
STUNTS & POWERS
Paul Swanson was born on a clear and cold day in March of 1946, the son and eldest child of Richard and Anne Swanson. As Paul would quickly learn the Swanson family has been in New York for along time, dating back to when it was called New Amsterdam. As Richard father would often tell the young Paul that while a Swanson did not buy Manhattan for a handful of beads, a Swanson did carry the beads to the sale.

Paul’s childhood was very much like any other child how grew up in the 50’s and 60’s in . He dodged cars while playing stick-ball in the streets, traded baseball cards for his favorite Yankees, and sat on stoops drinking ice cold Coca-Cola on the muggy summer nights. Paul would get into trouble from time to time, but nothing more dangerous than other kids of his age and time. All in all, he had the best childhood his working class parents could provide.

In high school, Paul was never the smartest kid class but never had any issue with grades. He played center field and batted second for his high school Baseball team. Graduating with Honors, Paul enlisted in the US Army he served one tour of duty in Vietnam during the war and attaining the rank of Private First Class. After service and taking advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill, Paul got a degree in Criminal Justice from Queen’s College. Shortly after graduation, Paul joined the NYPD. After high honors at the police academy and short stint as a patrolman, Paul was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Homicide unit in his old neighborhood in the Meat Packing District. It was his first case that wold define him and both a detective and a person…



ABOUT ME…
Bio:



My Backstory

Born of a family with roots from when it was New Amsterdam, son of car dealer (father: Richard) and school teacher (mother: Anne) Paul’s childhood was right out a poor kid makes neighborhood proud film. Baseball player in high school, 1 tour of duty in Army during Vietnam and then went to Queens College where he got his degree in Criminal Justice. Joined the NYPD and quickly became a Homicide Detective in his old neighborhood in the Meat Packing District.



ASPECT: THIS KID BLEEDS NEW YORK

BACKGROUND

Her name was Rebecca Taglinetti, a girl from the neighborhood. Hell, her and Paul even kissed a few times back in 6th grade. Now her lifeless corpse was at the center of Paul’s first case as a detective. Raped, murdered and dumped like a dead animal in a dumpster, it took all of his control and focus to keep his mind on the case. It was the 1970’s in New York City, the crime and filth of the city was at it’s crest. Paul was able find the culprit, some random scumbag who only made the city worse. Paul’s partner turned a blind eye when Paul put a bullet in the bastard’s heart and planted the knife. He couldn’t bring her back, Paul would make sure no one got away with murder under his watch.





ASPECT: IT’S ALWAYS PERSONAL

RISING CONFLICT

THE STORY: Bits and Bobs
GUEST STARRING: Alexander Grougal & Janice Sanderson

While investigating a series of murder in the summer of 1977, Paul is captured and mummified by the Egyptian wizard Omar Al-Nadir. Thinking it was a failure, Paul’s body was dumped only to be found and resurrected by the House of Life. With planning genius of Alexander Grougal and the surprise one time assistance of Janice Sanderson, Paul is able to “reclaim” his organs and become a fulled fledged mummy.


ASPECT: IN DEBT TO THE HOUSE OF LIFE

THE STORY

THE STORY: Down Under
STARRING: Khan Noonien Singh
GUEST STARRING:Telloria Stormrage

Seeking to exactly what his new mummified body could do, Paul does from work with a local civilian crime patrol on a mission to subway tunnels, lead by Noonien Singh. The patrol encountered a small group of Drow elves, as well as a damn sabretooth tiger (Telloria). At the end, all Paul could do is shrug his shoulder and think, “If you going to go in, go all in.”



ASPECT: DIVING HEADLONG INTO THIS

GUEST STAR

THE STORY: Bad Week for a Calabite
STARRING: Douglas Ridgway
GUEST STARRING: Terri Foster

Contacted by an old cop buddy from the days before he died, Paul begins to work with a security expert, Douglas Ridgeway to help the man track down gang who attacked Doug’s friend. Using all the skills from his time on the force, Paul tracked down the leader and help to put to boots him and remainder of his gang.

ASPECT: THOSE OLD COP INSTINCTS

GUEST STAR, REDUX

Paul Swanson

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