|Origin:||Unknown, presumably supernatural|
|Real Name:||Frank Phlunkay|
|Known Aliases:||Doc Death|
|Place of Birth:||Confidential|
|Date of Birth:||Confidential|
|Current Residence:||Millennium City|
|Known Relatives:||None known|
|Unclear; seems to be able to teleport when nobody is watching him|
|Training / Abilities|
|Skilled surgeon, expert with various pointy implements|
|Assorted surgical tools|
Doctor Death is not actually a doctor. He is, however, a member of the supernatural villain group known as the Underworld.
Growing up, Frank Phlunkay wanted to be a doctor. However, his grades were considered only mediocre at best, with him only barely scraping into med school; even then, he ended up flunking out at short order, having proved that he had no talent for medicine whatsoever. However, he refused to give up on his dream; he found an online university that offered medical correspondence courses. Managing to scrape through (emptying his bank account helped), he was ready to live his dream.
Except that he found out that the website was actually a front for a criminal group who were recruiting for back alley surgeons to work on their men. Approached by representatives of the group, he was blackmailed into helping them; in truth, he had no option, being out of money. He also secretly relished the idea, as it gave him the chance to fulfil his dreams at last.
Frank worked for the group for several years, performing various emergency operations on wounded agents as well as the odd moment of purely experimental work on supposedly willing subjects. Frank found, however, that he didn’t care, he simply enjoyed the thrill of being a surgeon. However, things took a bad turn one night when he was asked to operate on a mysterious robed figure. As he made the first incision, there was an explosion of crackling black energy that knocked him out.
When he came to, Frank found that he was a hundred kilometres away, and had gotten there in only a couple of minutes. After some careful experimentation, he found that he was able to teleport from place to place, but could only use the power when nobody was looking. He also discovered something else when Cyberworks came after him; as much as he liked being a surgeon, he liked sticking sharp things into people even more. Calling himself “Doctor Death”, he killed several Cyberworks members who tried to apprehend him, escaping each time.
It was this trait that bought him to the attention of the supervillain group known as the Underworld. Approached by their members, he agreed to join them, sensing a common origin in his powers to theirs. He has since served as a general purpose minion and lackey, as well as occasionally performing emergency operations on its members after they have been injured in battle.
In his attempt at surgery on an undefined supernatural entity, Doctor Death was imbued with supernatural energies. These powers allow him to teleport between different locations; however, there is one severe weakness to this ability. For some unknown reason, he can only do this when nobody can see him do it; if somebody is watching him, then he can’t teleport. It is believed that this weakness is linked to the supernatural origin of this power.
The change seems to have also given him incredible stamina and healing abilities; certainly he seems to recover form injuries that should have killed any normal human, and has a tendency to survive the impossible. Finally, he is skilled with a variety of sharp implements and is an expert in stabbing people.
Very little is left of Frank Phlunkay, aspiring doctor. Today, Doctor Death is a ruthless killer, one who enjoys stalking and maiming his foes before killing them outright. He giggles uncontrollably, and tends to breathe heavily when talking. He is rarely seen during daylight, and seems to prefer to come out at night.
Fortunately, he seems to be rather inept at his chosen role; most of his would be victims can easily escape him by keeping their heads and not doing stupid things, such as splitting up, going down to the basement with the lights off or going into spooky old houses.
Doctor Death is a lean man in his mid thirties with short, thinning brown hair and a scruffy looking goatee beard. He has small eyes and a sharp nose. He dresses in blood-stained surgical scrubs; in the absence of fresh blood, he uses stage makeup to give the impression of blood stains. He tries.