Page, Karen Supporting Cast

Real Name: Karen Page.
Occupation: Private investigator, former police officer.
Identity: Karen Page does not use a dual identity.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Other Aliases: Paige Matthews (an alias she uses when undercover).
Place of Birth: Fagan Corners, Vermont.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: Parents (names unrevealed).
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Vermont State Police.
Base of Operations: Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: DAREDEVIL: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #
History: From an early age, all Karen Page wanted was adventure. Her parents, on the other hand, insisted that she marry "some nice young man" and be a doting housewife, a prospect which she viewed with dread. At the age of eighteen, she left home and joined the Vermont State Police. After four years of handing out speeding tickets and arresting drunk drivers, she resigned from the force and moved to New York City, where she opened her own private investigation office in Hell's Kitchen.

Karen first met the costumed vigilante Daredevil when both were working on the same case, albeit from different angles. Karen was tracking down some missing mutant kids, while Daredevil was tracking down the source of a new drug on the streets, Mutant Growth Hormone (MGH). Karen was instantly attracted to Daredevil, and made it her mission to discover the man underneath the cowl.

Karen first met Matt Murdock and Franklin "Foggy" Nelson at a coffee shop several days later. When Nelson indicated a need for a private eye to assist his defense case, Karen offered her services. The trail she followed led to a warehouse over in Brooklyn owned by Wilson Fisk, where she was soon confronted by the hitman Bullseye, who tried to kill her. She was saved at the last moment by Daredevil, who had been following her. Karen resented the save, despite admitting to herself that she could not have taken on Bullseye alone.

Karen has worked for Nelson several other times. Each time, the case inevitably drew Daredevil's attention. She is beginning to suspect that Daredevil is either Murdock or Nelson, but cannot prove anything.

Karen recently assisted the X-Men on a case. Afterwards, however, she was approached and mentally dominated by the criminal mutant Mesmero. Mesmero's plans for her remain unrevealed.
Age: 26.
Height: 5' 7".
Weight: 135 lbs.
Eyes: Blue.
Hair: Blond.
Uniform: None.
Strength Level: Karen Page possesses the normal human strength of a woman her age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: None.
Other Abilities: Karen is a skilled detective, hand to hand combatant, and a decent shot with a pistol.
Weapons: Karen caries a compact pistol chambered in 9mm Parabellum.

313 points

ST: 13 [30] HP: 13 [0] Speed: 6.50 [0]
DX: 13 [60] Will: 12 [0] Move: 6 [0]
IQ: 12 [40] Per: 14 [10]  
HT: 13 [30] FP: 13 [0] SM: 0
Dmg: 1d/2d-1 BL: 34 lbs.  
Dodge: 10 Parry: 11 DR: 12/4* (concealed vest)

Languages: English (Native) (Native Language) [0]; Spanish (Broken) [2].

Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) [0].

Advantages: Appearance (Beautiful) [12]; Combat Reflexes [15]; Danger Sense [15]; Daredevil [15]; Extra Attack 1 [25]; Fearlessness 2 [4]; Hard to Subdue 2 [4]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Less Sleep 2 [4]; Sensitive [5]; Very Fit [15]; Voice [10].

Perks: Convincing Nod [1]; Honest Face [1]; Patience of Job [1]; Permit (Conceal Carry) [1]; Pistol-Fist (Guns (Pistol)) [1]; Sexy Pose [1].

Disadvantages: Charitable (9) [-22]; Code of Honor (Professional) [-5]; Guilt Complex [-5]; Obsession (Discover Daredevil's Secret Identity (12) [-5]; On The Edge (12) [-15]; Pacifism (Cannot Harm Innocents) [-10]; Stubbornness [-5]; Wealth (Struggling) [-10].

Quirks: Adrenaline Junkie [-1]; Attentive [-1]; Incorrigible Flirt [-1]; Infatuated With Daredevil [-1]; Refuses to Handle Divorce Cases [-1].

Skills: Acting (A) IQ+2 [8] – 14; Climbing (A) DX+1 [4] – 14; Driving/TL8 (Automobile) (A) DX-1 [1] – 12; Electronics Operation/TL8 (Security) (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Electronics Repair/TL8 (Security) (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Fast-Draw (Ammo) (E) DX+1 [1] – 14*; Fast-Draw (Pistol) (E) DX+1 [1] – 14*; Forced Entry (E) DX+1 [2] – 14; Guns/TL8 (Pistol) (E) DX+1 [2] – 14; Holdout (A) IQ+0 [1] – 12†; Intimidation (A) Will+1 [1] – 12‡; Judo (H) DX+1 [8] – 14; Jumping (E) DX+1 [2] – 14; Karate (H) DX+1 [8] – 14; Law (Vermont Criminal) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 12; Lip Reading (A) Per+0 [2] – 14; Observation (A) Per+0 [2] – 14; Research/TL8 (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Savoir-Faire (Dojo) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 12; Savoir-Faire (Police) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 12; Search (A) Per+0 [2] – 14; Sex Appeal (Human) (A) HT+6 [2] – 19§; Shortsword (A) DX+1 [4] – 14; Sleight of Hand (H) DX+1 [8] – 14; Stealth (A) DX+1 [4] – 14; Streetwise (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Tracking (A) Per+0 [2] – 14.

Techniques: Kicking (Karate) (H) def+2 [3] – 14; Knee Strike (A) def+1 [1] – 14.

Starting Spending Money: $1,390 (20% of Starting Wealth, minus the cost of a 9mm pistol based on the Walther P99).

* Includes +1 from Combat Reflexes.

† Defaulted from Sleight of Hand.

‡ Defaulted from Acting.

§ Includes +4 from Appearance and +2 from Voice.

Role-Playing Notes:

Designer's Notes:

1. When I first started looking at Karen's OHOTMU Update '89 entry, I discovered right away that she was little more than a Damsel in Distress. While this worked fine in 1963, it doesn't really work in the 2010s. (No wonder she was killed off in the 1990s.) I then looked into ideas for revamping her without succumbing to the "how gross can you get?" trap of the Ultimates Universe. I also noticed that Daredevil didn't really have a private investigator in the cast. So, behold Karen Page, Private Eye.