Rough Rider Background
Real Name: Edward ‘Eddie’ Alexander
Super Identity: Rough Rider; based on Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt, whose unit in the Spanish-American War was known as the ‘Rough Riders’.
Powers & Abilities: Forceweave (force field generating) body armor made to look like clothes, technological sword able to produce high speed vibrations (vibro-sword), inspirational/managerial skills
Costume: Teddy Roosevelt rubber mask, tan officer’s uniform with hat, flared gloves, and belt (Forceweave), cavalry saber (Vibro-Sword)
Background: Originally from upstate New York, you served several tours of duty in the Army, fighting overseas. You served in the same unit as Jack Reilly, who would become Old Hickory. You discovered that you had a head for directing the flow of battle; you were great at helping keep your comrades together and keeping a cool head during combat, and you helped to boost morale and unit cohesion.
When you returned home, you attended SUNY Albany on the GI Bill. You got a Marketing degree and went into the corporate world, but found the lifestyle to be drab and unsatisfying.
Some years later, you were contacted by your old friend Jack, with a strange but exciting offer; come to the west coast and rob a bank. Longing for some excitement in your life and eager over the possibility of the payout, you accepted Jack’s offer, joining up with his friend Corey and one of Corey’s associates.
The four of you joined Tricky Dick and became The Dead Presidents, disguising your identities with rubber masks. Your first job was successful, and you each made off with your share of the money.
You returned to your regular life, but were bored by the monotony. The excitement of robbing a bank had taken a hold of you, and you longed for more. When Tricky Dick approached you all with the offer of another job, you quickly said yes. However, this outing wasn’t as successful, almost resulting in your capture due to the interference of a superhero. You needed an edge to continue robbing banks.
You all approached Milo Warren, a dealer of high tech guns, offering him a spot in the group if he would provide the technology, and you would all pay him for the cost of his equipment out of your shares of the robbery. He agreed, and became The Ohio Gangster.
The gang was successful for several robberies, allowing you to enrich yourself. However, during one heist Ohio Gangster was captured by the authorities. He turned your name over to the authorities, forcing you to leave your normal life behind and becoming a full-time super-criminal.
You pulled various jobs and worked for-hire for a number of years, spending time in and out of prison. Tricky Dick, now a warped super-villain, approached you with an offer of one last job, for which you would be well-paid enough to flee the country and retire. During this job (a large attack on San Diego), you were captured by The B-Team, and sentenced to Blanch Correctional.
You have been offered time off of your sentence in exchange for a stint of military service, a bargain to which you have agreed.