A trickster, the Fox violates the stereotype of the brooding vigilante; he does what he does for the challenge and the fun as much as his belief in justice. Heir to a vast oil fortune from Texas, Diego was gifted with natural athleticism, an outsized personality, and a brilliant, analytic mind. But he had no focus. Wealthy from birth, with largely absent parents and few close friends, Diego basically drifted through life. He took up esoteric interests, like gymnastics, fencing, and trying his hand at stand-up comedy.
When he was 21, his parents died during a mountaineering adventure, and he became one of the wealthiest young men in the world. Bereft and listless, Diego’s interest was suddenly piqued by the strange happenings half a continent away in Empire City. The appearance of masked larger-than-life heroes and mutants fired his imagination. Diego found his calling.
He used his fortune to develop his skills, as well as a host of gadgets and weapons and vehicles. A controlling interest in AZTech Industries gave him access to bleeding edge devices. He relocated to the West Coast and the crime-ridden city of Los Dorados and set up shop as a costumed vigilante. Calling himself “the Fox,” Diego quickly made a name for himself as a wise-cracking defender of the weak and downtrodden, a scourge of criminals and gangs, and an ally to law and order.
In addition to his vigilante work, Diego has also started a number of philanthropic endeavors to help fight crime at its roots. He sponsors youth centers, educational programs, and rehabilitation centers for both drug addicts and felons. His foundation hands out grants for start-up businesses within the city and also donates heavily to environmental programs. Diego Rivera has the mayor’s ear, and he is fast becoming a rival of Hector Diaz as both a private citizen and as a masked do-gooder.
STR: 18 (+4) DEX: 22 (+6) CON: 18 (+4) INT: 18 (+4) WIS: 20 (+5) CHR: 18 (+4)
Acrobatics 8 (+14)
Bluff 4 (+8)
Computers 12 (+16)
Disable Device 12 (+16)
Drive 4 (+10)
Escape Artist 4 (+10)
Gather Information 4 (+8)
Intimidate 4 (+8)
Investigate 4 (+8/+10)
Knowledge: Business 4 (+8)
Knowledge: Civics 8 (+12)
Knowledge: Streetwise 8 (+12)
Notice 4 (+9)
Search 4 (+8)
Sense Motive 4 (+9)
Stealth 8 (+14)
Benefit 4 [Wealth]
Defensive Roll 1
Improved Block 2
Improved Disarm 2
Improved Initiative 1
Quick Draw 1
Equipment 23 [Commlink, Flash Goggles, Grapple Gun, Handcuffs, HQ: The Den, Investigator’s Kit, Mini-Tracer, Multi-Tool, Night Vision Goggles, Parabolic Microphone, Rebreather, Utility Belt, Vehicle: Tornado XLS; Armored Jumpsuit]
Grapple Gun: Super-Movement 3 [Swinging, Wall-Crawling 2]
Strike 4 [Mighty; Training]
“Fox Bombs” Blast 8 [Explosion Area]
- AP: “Cloaking Field” Concealment 10 [All Senses]
- AP: “Fox Trap” Snare 8 [Tether]
- AP: “Holo-Disguise” Morph 4 [Broad Group: Humanoids]
- AP: “Rapier” Strike 4 [Autofire 2, Penetrating, Mighty, Extended Reach]
- AP: “Smoke Bombs” Obscure 6 [Visual Senses, Selective]
- AP: “Tazer” Stun 8 [Ranged]
Attack +12 [Unarmed +8, Blast +8, Strike +8, Stun +8], Defense +12, Init +10
Toughness +4/+8, Fortitude +4, Reflex +6, Will +5
A handsome, athletically built Mexican-American. Diego keeps his dark hair short. He is energetic, good-humored, and always ready with a quip. He is no grim avenger of the night, but rather a trickster with a zeal for justice, who chose the life of a crime-fighter not out of a desire for revenge, but more as a means to give something to the world – and have a blast doing it. As The Fox, he dons a black and red uniform, with armored plates over vital spots, that still allows him maximum mobility. The full mask/helmet is adorned with red fox ears tipped with black. Fox keeps a variety of crime-fighting equipment in his utility belt and secreted in various pouches and pockets around his uniform. While a devastating hand to hand combatant, he frequently uses a tricked-out rapier to deal with threats. Other weapons include a whip-like device that can ensnare opponents, a tazer gun, and explosives for nonhuman or superpowered opponents. Fox is very careful never to lethally harm anyone if it can be avoided. Micro-circuitry built into the uniform can also create realistic illusions around him, making him practically invisible or allowing him to appear as virtually anyone for short periods of time.
The Den (Stately Manor)
The exterior is a hacienda style manor, located in the posh neighborhood of Emerald Hills. The secret bunker hidden below in a sub-basement contains the Fox’s headquarters, where he maintains his arsenal, his vehicles, and his crime lab.
Communications, Computer, Concealed 1, Dock, Garage, Gym, Hanger, Infirmary, Laboratory, Library, Living Space, Power System, Security System 2, Workshop
Tornado XLF (Motorcycle)
The Fox’s signature vehicle is a sleek, black motorcycle with red markings. While its general lines make it appear as a street bike, it has considerable muscle and power, as well as an arsenal of tricks and special abilities.
Alarm 2, Alternate Movement [Flight], Computer, Hidden Compartments 1, Jumping Jacks, Navigation System 2, Nitro Injectors, Off Road Movement, Oil Slick, Smokescreen
Speed 5 [250 mph, 2200 ft./rnd]
“Mini-rockets” Blast 8 [Burst Area]
Under the Hood
I've always loved Zorro (and The Three Musketeers
). Just a big fan of swashbuckling adventurers in general. I was an adult before I learned what Zorro's name meant in English, though, and it was a total no-brainer to use that name for a vigilante hero in the modern day. I made a few versions of the Fox prior to this one (the original one was part of The Guardians
setting), but I knew when I started building a faux Los Angeles that the premier hero of the city would have to be the Fox.
He's got Zorro, Batman, Daredevil, and some Astro City in his DNA. I really wanted Los Dorados' most dedicated vigilante to be a fun-loving, trickster rather than a brooding asshole. Owl already filled that position admirably, and I wanted Fox to be different. His gadgets are definitely very sci-fi, especially his holo-disguise, but that sets him up to infiltrate gangs, misdirect, lie, and deceive before he starts kicking butt.
However, like all the guys that he's descended from, the Fox is just a normal human. Los Dorados' mutant and super-powered population, as well as the sheer number of super-criminals loose in the city, means that he needs allies.