Real Name: Rikki Buchanan.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with a juvenile criminal record, still a minor.
Other Aliases: None.
Place of Birth: Queens, New York City.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: Mother (name unrevealed).
Group Affiliation: Aspiring partner to Captain America.
Base of Operations: Queens, New York City.
First Appearance: (as Rikki Buchanan) CAPTAIN AMERICA #1; (as Bucky) CAPTAIN AMERICA #2.
History: Rikki Buchanan is a young Hispanic girl who grew up in the meaner streets of the borough of Queens in New York City. A known juvenile delinquent, she has spent time in and out of juvenile prison for petty thefts she committed to survive or, later, for thrills.
When Baron Zemo took her school hostage in order to draw out Captain America, who was teaching there in his civilian identity, Rikki managed to sneak away from the school in order to aid the Captain, at first without his knowledge and later without his approval.
Finding her enthusiasm contagious, Captain America has reluctantly taken it upon himself to train her as his new partner. To this end, he has given her a uniform similar to that worn by his World War II partner, James "Bucky" Buchanan Barnes. Rikki keeps threatening to "modernize" the uniform.
Height: 5' 2".
Weight: 103 lbs.
Other Distinctive Features: Bucky possesses a gang tattoo on her right arm.
Uniform: Blue bodysuit in military-style cut, red gloves, red knee-high boots with silver trim, red belt, red domino mask or red goggles, depending on the situation.
Strength Level: Rikki Buchanan has the normal human strength of a girl her age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: None.
Other Abilities: Bucky is an accomplished acrobat and gymnast who is an accomplished street brawler. Currently, she is being trained in more formalized hand to hand combat by Captain America. She is also an accomplished thief and pickpocket.
Weapons: Bucky carries a number of aerodynamic throwing discs on her person, which are crafted and weighted in such a way as to provide a slight lift as they fly. She also carries a few smoke bombs, explosive pellets (for distractions), and throwing spikes in her belt.
Limitations: Bucky suffers from claustrophobia, an irrational fear of enclosed spaces which causes her to panic. Thanks to therapy received while in juvenile prison, she is better able to control herself in these situations than most claustrophobes.
|ST: 11 ||HP: 11 ||Speed: 7.00 |
|DX: 14 ||Will: 11 ||Move: 7 |
|IQ: 11 ||Per: 13 |
|HT: 12 ||FP: 12 ||SM: 0|
|Dmg: 1d-1/1d+1||BL: 24 lbs.|
|Dodge: 13||Parry: 11||DR: 12/4* (uniform)|
Languages: English (Native) (Native Language) ; Spanish (Native) .
Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) .
Advantages: Combat Reflexes ; Daredevil ; Enhanced Dodge 2 ; Fearlessness 3 ; Flexibility ; Hard to Subdue 3 ; Legal Enforcement Powers 2 (Informal, -10%) ; Perfect Balance .
Perks: Masked .
Disadvantages: Code of Honor (Street) [-5]; Impulsiveness (12) [-10]; Overconfidence (9) [-7]; Phobia (Claustrophobia: Enclosed Spaces) (15) [-7]; Secret Identity (Serious Embarrassment) [-5]; Social Stigma (Criminal Record) [-5]; Social Stigma (Minor) [-5]; Status -1 [-5]; Stubbornness [-5]; Wealth (Poor) [-15].
Quirks: Imaginative [-1]; Likes Alternative Rock [-1]; Obsession (Make Cap Proud) [-1]; Overcompensates For Her Inexperience With Cheerful Enthusiasm [-1].
Skills: Acrobatics (H) DX+1  – 15*; Brawling (E) DX+3  – 17; Climbing (A) DX+5  – 19*†; Dancing (A) DX+0  – 14; Escape (H) DX+2  – 17†; Filch (A) DX+2  – 16; First Aid/TL8 (Human) (E) IQ+2  – 13; Holdout (A) IQ+2  – 13; Jumping (E) DX+2  – 16; Lockpicking/TL8 (A) IQ+3  – 14; Pickpocket (H) DX  – 14; Stealth (A) DX+2  – 16; Streetwise (A) IQ+3  – 14; Urban Survival (A) Per+3  – 16.
Techniques: Acrobatic Stand (Acrobatics) (A) def+6  – 15; Elbow Strike (Brawling) (A) def+2  – 17; Eye-Rake (Brawling) (H) def+5  – 17; Knee Strike (Brawling) (A) def+1  – 17; Slip Handcuffs (Escape) (H) def+5  – 17; Targeted Attack (Brawling Knee Strike/Groin) (H) def+2  – 16; Work By Touch (Lockpicking) (H) def+5  – 14.
Starting Spending Money: $800 (20% Starting Wealth).
* +1 from Perfect Balance.
† +3 from Flexibility.
Rikki is (perhaps overly) enthusiastic about helping out Captain America, constantly seeking acceptance and eager to prove herself capable of being his partner/sidekick. She sees him as the father figure she never had in her life. With training and experience she may prove herself to be a genuine hero in her own right.
|–||Brawling Punch||1d-1 cr||C||11||–||–||11|
|–||Brawling Kick||1d cr||C, 1||n/a||–||–||11|
|THROWN WEAPON (DISC)|
|2||Throwing Disc||1d cr||2||26/40||0.5||1||T(1)||$10||3||-1||–|
1. I always intended Bucky to be Hispanic. I just don't have a pic for a female Bucky that's not Rikki Barnes from the Heroes Reborn Counter-Earth, who was the granddaughter of that world's WWII James "Bucky" Barnes, and certainly not the proper ethnicity.
2. Bucky's throwing discs are treated as a Discus (Low-Tech, p.77) scaled down by -2 SMs with weight and ST recalculated as per p. 21 of Low-Tech Companion 2: Weapons and Warriors. Because LTC2 doesn't want to scale thrown weapons, I multipled Range by the number under the Reach column on that page.
3. I plan to have Miles Morales (the younger Spider-Man) as Rikki's boyfriend. Whether he has spider-powers yet is up to individual GMs.