Category: Homeless, American, African-American, Victim, Supernatural Being, Undead, Living Dead, Human Predator, Zombie, Enhanced Zombie, Cyborg
Origin: Unknown (possibly New Orleans)
Habitat: West Coast sewers
General Description: An altruistic, poetic, deeply philosophical individual, who is always ready to risk his life for a stranger, Riverman is everything we came to expect from sewer dwelling homeless people.
Friends, Associates, and Sidekicks: Curt Reynolds, Julie Walker
Sworn Enemies: Military researchers
Special Powers: Very few before his death/resurrection; extreme strength and invulnerability after becoming a zombie and acquiring hydraulic exoskeleton.
Weapons of Choice: Exoskeleton limbs
Weaknesses: Before his death Riverman possessed delicious sewer-pickled brains, which made him extremely prized among the undead connoisseurs, and explains his current condition. Since he became a zombie, Riverman’s only weakness is his big heart (and other soft tissue not covered with exoskeleton.)
Hobbies: Helping upper-middle-class suburban white boys. Riverman is there when you need a helping hand navigating you through the urban sewer system.
Pet Peeves: Being drilled... And yes – we mean “drilled” as in “with an electric drill.”
Best Lines: - I saw a river swallow three men once, one time back in New Orleans. It was a night just like this. Pitch black... They were floating along just as nice as you want to. Then they round the corner and she rose up like a big old black viper, and pulled them under just like that. Swallowed them whole. Never found one of them. I saw it. I saw it all!!!
NOTE: The above quote can serve as an excellent pick up line or a conversation ice breaker. Try it immediately with that special girl you were afraid to talk to in the past and watch the magic happen.
Total Estimated Power Rating: 9
1 Intellect Points + 5 Base Physical Strength Points +1 Weapon Points for exoskeleton + 1 Shock Point + 1 Point for Relative Immortality
Power Level: High. You thought zombies were dangerous. Well, here come the cyborg zombies!
Identification: Although Riverman was hard to spot in the past, ever since he became a cyborg zombie he is virtually impossible to miss.
How to Recruit: Show him a “Mardi Gras coin.” Riverman obeys anyone who has one in his/her possession.
How to Stay on His Good Side: Don’t worry about Riverman. He is a very forgiving person, and is not going to hold anything against you. Even if you abandon him and your girlfriend eats his brains - it’s okey, Riverman is still your buddy.
What to Look Out For: Don’t lose that Mardi Gras coin! His memory is a little shaky these days, and you need to show it to him from time to time, just to keep him in check.
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Movies and Books Featuring the Character:
- The Return of the Living Dead III (1993)