Sunday, May 6, 2012

Gentlemen, we can rebuild him...

Growing up in the 1970s, The Six Million Dollar Man was one of my favorite shows as a kid. The show was so popular it had a toy line, a spin-off series (The Bionic Woman) and a comic book series published by Charlton Comics. Just for fun, I've statted up for ICONS Steve Austin, astronaut, the man barely alive. Looking back now, it's amazing to me how much enjoyment I got from this show as a kid, so maybe I'll pay it a visit here again (Bigfoot? Man I thought it was the greatest thing ever when Bigfoot showed up on The Six Million Dollar Man!).  And $6 million seems like a bargain today. With inflation, he would probably be called "The Billion Dollar Man" now at the very least...

Origin: Transformed
Real Name: Colonel Steve Austin
First Appearance: The Six Million Dollar Man #1 [June 1976, Charlton Comics]

Prowess  4
Coordination  4
Strength  7
Intellect  4
Awareness  3
Willpower  4

Stamina  11
Determination  1

  • Investigation Expert
  • Pilot Master
  • Stealth
  • Ability Increase Device (Strength) - Bionic Right Arm
  • Detection Device 8 (Radiation) - Bionic Right Arm (built-in Geiger counter)
  • Super-Speed Device 6  - Bionic Legs
  • Leaping Device 6  - Bionic Legs
  • Supersenses Device 5 (Infravision +1, Extended Vision +4) - Bionic Left Eye (with infrared filter for night vision)
  • Identity: World's First Bionic Man
  • Identity: Former Astronaut and Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) Operative
  • Connections: Oscar Goldman, OSI Director
  • Connections: Dr. Rudy Wells, OSI physician and bionics expert
  • Weakness : Bionic implants don't function in extreme cold
  • Enemy : Dr. Franklin and the Fembots
  • Enemy : Bigfoot
Point Total: 57

'The Six Million Dollar Man' and 'The Bionic Woman' are registered trademarks of MCA / Universal Studios and are used without permission. No infringement of the trademarks or copyrights of MCA / Universal Studios or any other corporation, entity or person is intended by this article.


  1. Hi, jaerdaph! It's always so nice to see another character statted on Icons. Keep them coming!

  2. Hey Jaerdaph, Chuck here (formerly of Vig Press).

    I think I'd consider Steve Austin "transformed" by his cybernetic surgery, origin wise.

  3. Hey Chuck! We have greatly missed you on the ICONS front - I hope all has been well with you. :)

    Yeah, he definitely can be considered transformed. I used point buy to build him (obviously), so I gave him the Strength bump via the Ability Increase Device (Strength) - Bionic Right Arm power though and technically not the Transformed origin benefit. I wasn't going to list an origin line at all (even just to say "no origin") but that's an artifact from my copy and paste from the Character Folio. But I agree, he's definitely Transformed so I'll add that in.

    Good to hear from you, sir - don't be a stranger! :)