eltopo wrote:did the original grifter have powers?
Yes. Grifter had a range of psionic powers from a military test done on his unit, (Heh, I said unit) but using them was severely painful, so he very rarely ever actually did.
More often, like every other early Image character, he just had huge guns and bad azz fightin' skillz. Unlike most of the others, who literally followed the 16 year old male's standard current-day-roleplaying game character stereotype of "Grizzled loner who washed out of military service, but is still a deadly assassin who could whoop every action hero in a bar fight", Grifter was ALSO trained in the elite ways of an ancient, hidden secret society of female assassins, the Coda. Apparently, he was not only bad azz enough to be better than your RPG character, but he could also seduce an immortal alien into training him, when no man had ever been trained in their fighting skillz before.
Why do I like this character again?