Zoot Suit Riot


Gender: Male

Kit: Super

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States


Alignment: Hero

Team: The Barbarian-Viking Allaince


Strength: standard (rank 1)

Agility: superior (rank 2)

Mind: standard (rank 1)

Body: standard (rank 1)

Spirit: (rank )

Charisma: (rank )


Fame Points: 25

Personal Wins: 8

Personal Losses: 2

Team Wins: 0

Team Losses: 0

Tourney Wins: 0

Tourney Losses: 0


Status: Disabled


It is the dream of every Chicano to put on the Zoot Suit and do the dance of the Pachuco.

Jesus (pronounced Hey-Zeus) Salazar was born the year 1921 in the barrio of East Los Angeles. He showed an interest and talent for dance at an early age when swing music and dance was all the rage. During the roaring 20's and then the hard times of the Great Depression worked constantly to perfect his swing dance style and moves.

As a young adult he donned the Zoot Suit and became the greatest dancer seen in any hall in Los Angeles. Attracting the eye of Hollywood talent scouts in the late 30's he began to work in dance choreography for film and stage in New York and Los Angeles.

His fortune was cut all too short when World War II broke out. Jesus Salazar was called to serve like so many young men. His dance hardened physique made him a perfect choice for the new elite commando units harassing the enemy behind the lines. Jesus joined the First Ranger Battalion which was formed at the onset of U.S. involvement in the second world war. As an elite unit modeled after the British Commandos they were highly and rigorously trained to attack in the dead of night from the least likely route.

Through days filled with combat he turned his incredible agility and swing dance moves into a personal martial art which brought him through many a battlefield scrap.

On one mission his team discovered a strange Nazi prototype teleportation device. In the struggle to assault it, he was sucked inside the device and arrived in an extra-dimensional location known as Khazan: The Nexus of All Realities. For several years he lingered in that strange reality engaged in a ongoing battle between good and evil. Against very powerful foes he struggled there, and battle had become a way of life. But he never ceased seeking a way home to Earth.

Finally he got his chance to get back to his version of Earth in the correct time stream. Winning his chance through long and successful battle, the powers that be in The Nexus offered him his ticket home. He was deposited in the modern era, farther along in the time stream from which he had come.

Still young and battle hardened, he took his martial arts skill born of swing dance back to the streets of Los Angeles there to fight crime and help the innocent.


Jesus (pronounced Hey-Zeus) Salazar is at once a happy go lucky and charming young man and a veteran tempered by a wealth of hard experience and struggles. He is driven to help those who cannot protect themselves from the brutal and malicious predators in the city.


Kung-Swing: the Dance of the Pachuco

     Martial Arts: superior (rank 2)


"Pachucos" are Mexican American youths who developed their own subculture during the 1930s and 1940s in the western United States. Jazz, jump-blues and swing music played a role in their self expression. Growing up in this environment and culture, Jesus began dancing and practicing his dance moves at an early age. Eventually he would evolve his dance moves into a personal style of martial art which would be perfected as a young Ranger in World War II.


Foxhole to Foxhole: the March to Berlin

     Danger Sense: standard (rank 1)


Like so many young men, Jesus was drafted and served in World War II. As one of the new U.S commandos, "The Rangers", His sense of impending danger was honed razor sharp over months of constant danger.


The Nexus: Too Many Realities

     Iron Will: standard (rank 1)


Assaulting a strange Nazi device, Jesus found himself transported to the Nexus of All Realities: Khazan. What he saw and experienced there taught him to press on against seemingly insurmountable powers. He would not let his will be broken by temptation, illusion or seemingly overpowering odds.


Corazon: the Heart

     Disintegration: superior (rank 2)


Focusing his "Corazon" - his heart - Jesus Salazar summons forth Chi energy during battle to punch through tough substances and opponents.

Studying with grand masters at the Nexus he began to understand how to focus his martial Chi. During these years spent training and battling in Khazan he developed his martial force to what would appear super-human levels. When this power is used it can shatter, splinter or break substances which would not normally seem vulnerable to the human hand.