THE WEB (ICONS WRITEUP)
*Web Wings – Gliding 3
*Grappling Hook and Rope – Wallcrawling 3, Binding 3
Art – Writing (Expert +2 bonus), Athletics (Expert +2 bonus), Investigation (Expert +2 bonus), Law (+1 bonus), Martial Arts (+1 bonus), Medicine (Expert +2 bonus), Psychiatry (Expert +2 bonus), Science – Criminology (Expert +2 bonus), Stealth (+1 bonus)
Criminals are caught in a web of their own devising
Prefers to outsmart his foes rather than beat them up
The first two Webs are basically the same person, with slight differences. As father and son, you can use the same stats for each. The whole notion that some of the stories featuring the Web are ones that feature John Raymond Junior is a retcon to explain the character’s lack of aging and that’s led to a few problems. Supposedly the first Web was forensic medical examiner and the second was a criminologist… only you then have a Blue Ribbon story in the Eighties in which the second Web is an assistant medical examiner! So let’s just assume that both were criminologist medical examiners. Like father, like son!
Here’s the origin for the original Web: As a child, Raymond strived his best to do what was right, including attending school to study criminology and learn about the criminal mind, like that of his criminal brother, Tim. When his brother broke out of jail and attempted to rob John’s house, his plans were thwarted by a “Web” he himself created. By cutting the phone lines to John’s house, he worried local police who were trying to reach John. They entered his house and arrested Tim. Ever since, professor John Raymond, forensic medical doctor and famed mystery writer, has donned his Web costume as he wages psychological warfare against his enemies and ensnares criminals in the name of the law.
The second Web: The Web was really noted criminologist John Raymond, Jr. whose father was the original Web. He has continued the family tradition without letting the world know his father retired. The Web’s identity is known by his wife, who objects to his crime-fighting, to the point he has become the “Henpecked hero”. Unbeknownst to the Web, his wife is the superhero Pow-Girl. The two have teamed up on several occasions. He has also had several adventures with his brother-in-law the Jaguar.
The Web is an Olympic level athlete with a vastly superior intellect. He spent his life training as a top-level criminologist, concentrating on what makes the criminal mind operate. His psychological prowess aids him in outsmarting his opponents and bringing them to justice!
The current Web (Wyatt Raymond) is the son of the Web and Pow-Girl.