Real Name: Dr. Henry Faustus (possibly legally changed).
Occupation: Psychiatrist, psychologist, subversive.
Identity: Doctor Faustus apparently does not use a dual identity.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States, possibly naturalized, with no criminal record.
Other Aliases: None.
Place of Birth: Unrevealed.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: None.
Group Affiliation: Employee of an unknown backer.
Base of Operations: Madripoor; formerly Washington, DC.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: CAPTAIN AMERICA #
History: Henry Faustus grew up in Washington, DC, where he grew up surrounded by politicians and lobbyists. By his own account, he grew fascinated by how lobbyists were able to influence the votes of Congressmen, sometimes even against the Congressman's own interests. This led to a lifelong interest in mind control and brainwashing. He attended college at Georgetown University, earning both his M.D. and Ph.D. in his fields.
His reputed skill and political connections led to his name being on the top of the list of psychiatrists in SHIELD's files when Captain America was being influenced by dreams of his son, who went MIA during the Vietnam War and was never accounted for. Unknown to Captain America or SHIELD, Doctor Faustus was working for an unrevealed subversive employer who sought to eliminate Captain America. Following each visit, the Captain's dreams got worse, to the point where Faustus was almost able to get the Captain to commit suicide; the Captain was talked down at the last minute by his SHIELD liaison and great-niece, Sharon Carter, who had discovered Faustus's attempt at mind control.
When Captain America and Carter attempted to arrest Faustus, however, they discovered that he had fled his offices and arranged passage to the island nation of Madripoor, which does not have an extradition treaty with the United States.
In Madripoor, he teamed up with the criminals Crossbones and Sin, who also were working for Faustus's undisclosed benefactor. He has recently taken possession of a cryogenic stasis chamber; the identity of the person in the chamber and Faustus's intentions are currently unknown, but Faustus has remarked on the person's "striking resemblance" to someone he knows, and that the person in the chamber "will make an excellent test subject."
Height: 6' 6".
Weight: 350 lbs.
Strength Level: Doctor Faustus possesses the normal human strength of a man his age, height, and build who engages in minimal exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: None.
Other Abilities: Doctor Faustus is a skilled psychiatrist and psychologist as well as a trained hypnotist. His specialty, however, is in various forms of brainwashing and mind control via mundane means.
|ST: 11 ||HP: 14 ||Speed: 5.00 |
|DX: 9 [-20]||Will: 14 ||Move: 4 [-5]|
|IQ: 14 ||Per: 14 |
|HT: 10 ||FP: 10 ||SM: 0|
|Dmg: 1d-1/1d+1||BL: 24 lbs.|
|Dodge: 8||Parry: 7||DR: 12/4* (concealed vest)|
Languages: English (Native) (Native Language) .
Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) .
Advantages: Charisma 3 ; Memetics 4 ; Patron ([FNORD]) (9) ; Reputation (Noted Psychiatrist) 2 (Large Class of People) (10) ; Status 2 [5*]; Voice ; Wealth (Wealthy) .
Perks: Controllable Disadvantage (Easy to Read) ; License (Psychiatrist) .
Disadvantages: Callous [-5]; Chronic Pain (Mild; Interval: 1 hour) (9) [-2]; Combat Paralysis [-15]; Enemy (Captain America; More Powerful) (9) [-20]; Gluttony (12) [-5]; Overconfidence (12) [-5]; Overweight [-1]; Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) [-5]; Post-Combat Shakes (12) [-5].
Quirks: Careful [-1]; Overly Confident in his Persuasion Abilities [-1]; Proud [-1].
Skills: Acting (A) IQ+2  – 16; Body Language (Human) (A) Per+2  – 16; Brainwashing/TL8 (H) IQ+11  – 25†; Connoisseur (Literature) (A) IQ-1  – 13; Connoisseur (Visual Arts) (A) IQ-1  – 13; Criminology/TL8 (A) IQ+0  – 14; Current Affairs/TL8 (Headline News) (E) IQ+0  – 14; Current Affairs/TL8 (Politics) (E) IQ+0  – 14; Current Affairs/TL8 (Science & Technology) (E) IQ+0  – 14; Detect Lies (H) Per+0  – 13‡; Diagnosis/TL8 (Human) (H) IQ+0  – 14; Diplomacy (H) IQ+5  – 19†§; Fast-Talk (A) IQ+7  – 21†§#; First Aid/TL8 (Human) (E) IQ+0  – 14; Guns/TL8 (Pistol) (E) DX+1  – 10; Hypnotism (Human) (H) IQ+0  – 14; Intimidation (A) Will+1  – 15#¥; Lip Reading (A) Per+0  – 14; Literature (H) IQ-1  – 13; Persuade (H) Will+2  – 16; Physician/TL8 (H) IQ-1  – 13; Politics (A) IQ+5  – 19†§; Propaganda/TL8 (A) IQ+5  – 19†; Psychology (Human) (H) IQ+6  – 20†; Public Speaking (A) IQ+6  – 20†§; Research/TL8 (A) IQ+0  – 14; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+1  – 15; Sociology (H) IQ+3  – 17†¶; Suggest (H) Will+2  – 16; Writing (A) IQ-1  – 13.
Starting Spending Money: $20,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).
* Includes +1 from Wealth.
† Includes +4 from Memetics.
‡ Defaulted from Body Language (Human).
§ Includes +2 from Voice.
# Conditional +3 from Charisma.
¥ Defaulted from Acting.
¶ Defaulted from Psychology (Human).
Doctor Faustus is not a combatant, being primarily a manipulator of people for his own ends. If faced with violence, he will either flee or surrender, using his skills to lull his captor(s) into a false sense of security, and possibly even letting him go.
1. It probably goes without saying that Faustus is working for the Red Skull, like in the mainstream titles, although this won't be revealed until early in Year Two. Also in Year Two, I plan to reveal that the person in the chamber is Captain America's long-lost son, James Rogers. Enjoy the twist. :)
2. Faustus's real name is different from his given name on the Marvel wiki because I rather liked the idea that he wouldn't use a dual identity. He may have legally changed it, but leaving that up in the air.