Trask, Oliver Non-Villain Antagonist

Real Name: Oliver Trask.
Occupation: Engineer.
Identity: Trask does not use a dual identity.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Other Aliases: None.
Place of Birth: Unrevealed.
Marital Status: Presumably married, divorced, or widowed.
Known Relatives: Larry (son).
Group Affiliation: SHIELD, formerly Stark Industries.
Base of Operations: Arlington, Virginia.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: UNCANNY X-MEN #
History: Oliver Trask was a skilled engineer working for Stark Industries who had developed a scanner which could determine whether a superhuman was in the vicinity and the nature (mutant or otherwise) of the superhuman powers. However, he was obligated by his hiring contract to let SI have all the credit; he was certain that Tony Stark himself would be given the credit for it if knowledge of the scanner's existence was released to the public, if Stark Industries didn't just sit on the scanner or destroy it. Because of this, he falsified his notes to indicate it was a failure.

Trask had long been an admirer of SHIELD director Henry Gyrich, and arranged to meet with him by riding on Stark's own invitation to a Hellfire Club party as a "plus one". Trask had the same anti-superhuman bias as Gyrich, a view lacked by Stark. At the party, Trask let Gyrich know of the scanner and arranged to have the prototype delivered to Gyrich's desk behind Stark's back. Gyrich was impressed and arranged for Trask to be hired by SHIELD directly.

Trask worked closely with the engineering team that developed the Sentinels for SHIELD, doing some work on their sensors and programming himself. Because of his role in their development, Trask was present at the Sentinels' unveiling to the public. During the unveiling, Trask and Gyrich were attacked by the mutant shapeshifter Mystique and her terrorist organization, the Mutant Liberation Front, only to be saved by the mutant adventurers known as the X-Men and SHIELD's Interpol liason, Teresa Rourke. Trask chastised the X-Men for operating so openly, which in his mind necessitated the production of the Sentinels in the first place.

Trask has since been given the role of overseeing the Sentinels' deployment for SHIELD. He also began the creation of a national database of the identities of every superhuman in the United States, using information provided by the Sentinels' genetic scanners, facial recognition software, and social networking sites.
Age: 39.
Height: 5' 9".
Weight: 150 lbs.
Eyes: Brown.
Hair: Brown.
Uniform: None.
Strength Level: Oliver Trask possesses the normal human strength of a man his age, height, and build who engages in little regular exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: None.
Other Abilities: Trask is a skilled electronics engineer with a background in computer programming.

75 points

Attributes: ST 9 [-10]; DX 9 [-20]; IQ 13 [60]; HT 9 [-10].

Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 1d-2/1d-1; BL 16 lbs.; HP 10 [2]; Will 12 [-5]; Per 12 [-5]; FP 9 [0]; Basic Speed 4.50 [0]; Basic Move 5 [5]; Dodge 7.

Languages: English (Native) (Native Language) [0].

Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) [0].

Advantages: Circuit Sense 4 [20]; SHIELD Rank 6 [30]; Status 2 [0*]; Versatile [5]; Wealth (Comfortable) [10].

Perks: Haughty Sneer [1].

Disadvantages: Callous [-5]; Combat Paralysis [-15]; Intolerance (Superhumans) [-5]; Pacifism (Cannot Kill) [-15]; Skinny [-5].

Quirks: Admires Gyrich [-1]; Dislikes Tony Stark [-1]; Mild OCD [-1]; Proud [-1]; Uncongenial [-1].

Skills: Administration (A) IQ+0 [2] – 13; Biology/TL8 (Genetics) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 13; Computer Programming (H) IQ+1 [8] – 14; Electronics Operation/TL8 (Medical) (A) IQ+5 [4] – 18†; Electronics Operation/TL8 (Sensors) (A) IQ+5 [4] – 18†; Electronics Repair/TL8 (Sensors) (A) IQ+5 [4] – 18†; Engineer/TL8 (Electronics) (H) IQ+4 [4] – 17†; Engineer/TL8 (Robotics) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 13; Mathematics/TL8 (Applied) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 13; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+1 [2] – 14; Savoir-Faire (Police) (E) IQ+1 [2] – 14.

Starting Spending Money: $8,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).

* Includes +2 from Rank.

† Includes +4 from Circuit Sense.

Role-Playing Notes:

Trask is a weak, conniving backstabber who would sell out his own mother to get ahead. He admires Gyrich and despises Stark, and is on fairly good terms with Sebastian Shaw.

Design Notes:

1. Yeah, I know his name in the comics was originally "Bolivar", not "Oliver", but ask yourself this: when was the last time you heard of or met anyone with the name "Bolivar"?