Doc Samson

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Doc Samson (Scenesys ID: 1691)
Name: Leonard Skivorski, Jr.
Superalias: Doc Samson
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Occupation: Psychiatrist
Citizenship: United States
Residence: New York City
Education: PhD, Psychology, Johns Hopkins
Theme: Marvel (FC)
Apparent Age: 39 Actual Age: 39
Date of Birth 6 July 1981 Played By Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Height: 6'6" Weight: 380 lb
Hair Color: Green Eye Color: Brown
Twitter: @DocSamson
Theme Song: Pixies, "Where Is My Mind"

Character Info


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Dr. Leonard "Doc" Samson is a high-profile and professionally licensed psychiatrist who frequently discusses the psychology of super-types in various articles, talk shows, podcasts, and the like. In addition to possessing medical expertise in this area, Samson is also recognizable as a super-powered adventurer himself, having been involved in a number of unusual and publicized altercations as a participant.


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1981: Born in Tulsa, OK, to a chauvinistic father and loving mother
1995: Begins dabbling in hobbyist engineering projects
2010: Attains PhD in psychology from Johns Hopkins University
2011: Returns attention to engineering after gamma-related (Hulk) "problems" are written about in the news
2013: Develops a gamma ray projector to drain gamma radiation; uses that drained energy to infuse himself with gamma rays and become Doc Samson, superhero
2013: Establishes psychiatric practice for super-abled individuals and those affected by super- individuals
2014-present: Consults both as a psychological profiler and hero/adventurer as needed (or as he perceives to be needed)

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Hulk Envy:
Deep down, Samson wants the power, the strength, and the freedom of the Hulk--a means of letting loose on all the accumulated stressors of his life (whether he's evaluating them fairly as such or not). But Samson knows he has to remain in control and that he has to be better than an id-fueled brute, so that he's better than his father was. It's the only way Samson can be accepted as the hero he sees himself as. He doesn't want to be, but he can't admit that to anyone--not even, really, to himself.

Scientific Beliefs:
Samson feels that the progression and evolution of humanity will only come through scientific and humanistic means, and he rejects supernatural or mystical explanations of the universe, even as his colleagues in the superhero community demonstrate relevant abilities.

Leonard Samson is a bit of a selfish man, in the sense that he wants everyone to know he is a superhero, that he is a genius, and that he is incredibly powerful. If given the chance, Samson will discuss at length both his abilities and personal history, unafraid of the spotlight which many super-powered beings choose to shy away from.

Solo Methods:
Doc Samson is not much of a team player, preferring to investigate and execute his own "research" projects without others' less-informed perspectives. When he teams up with others to get a job done, it frequently ends in an argument or other ill will between those involved. For a man whose career requires collaboration, communication, and peer review, he attempts to circumvent those practices whenever he can.

Character Sheet


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Samson's gamma-powered body affords him the ability to exert himself physically for durations of time far longer than a normal human would be capable of, including being able to engage in extended physical contact for over a full 24 hours before exhaustion and fatigue toxins incapacitate him.

The gamma radiation with which Samson bombarded himself gave the doctor a greatly fortified muscular, tissue, and skeletal structure. Under optimal conditions (and with minor difficulty) Samson can lift/press 70 tons before the strain would cause the man to injure and exhaust himself. Samson's legs are powerful enough to propel him nearly 600 feet straight up in the air, and roughly 900 feet in total distance (though this is likely to result in fatigue and injury from the exertion). Note: although Samson's strength is based on the same gamma-ray radiation as the Hulk's, his power does not increase with the intensity of his anger as Hulk's does.

Doc Samson's irradiated body possesses an increased invulnerability and resistance to harm, as well as over two hundred pounds of added mass to increase his force and power. Samson's skin can reflect high-caliber bullets (though heavy ordinance will penetrate his body). He can also survive the impact of 20 tons of force without injury, the equivalent of a flatbed truck barreling towards him at 100 mph. Samson also never reverts to a non-superhuman state like the Hulk does, and thus is not vulnerable to attack in the same way.


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While Doc Samson's main area of expertise lies in the field of psychiatry, he also possesses a strong grasp of several other STEM fields, including physics, computer engineering, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and biochemistry. While he is not as well-versed in these various fields as in his own, Samson is conversant enough to understand many of his colleagues' aims and methods as well as how to look up further information that might be necessary for collaboration or opposition.

Mechanical Ingenuity:
Samson can formulate inventions and build together both prototypes and genuine working machines to assist his various theories. Granted he is not always correct or perfect in design or implementation, but he can get it working once he builds it. Samson also has enough knowledge of gadgetry and technical know-how to fix and modify others' machines and inventions to possibly solve the situation (as was previously stated, he is not always 100% correct in his appraisal of the situation).

To pursue his MD/PhD in psychiatry, Samson completed extensive and varied medical training (including internships in internal medicine and pharmacology). While the bulk of his time since med school has been focused on psychiatry, Samson is nonetheless a qualified medical practitioner and occasionally engages in continuing education programs to maintain a proficient level of subject matter expertise.

Samson holds a PhD in psychiatry and is a world-renowned expert in the field. He has published research for a number of years and has spoken across the nation at both universities and medical conferences on topics varying from the chemical factors of human behavior to specifics in abnormal development in twins to the epigenetic effects of gamma radiation.

While Doc Samson generally does not actively seek out publicity for himself or his career as a superhero, neither does he shy from the spotlight. Years of professional communication in various contexts (as a therapist, as a scholarly presenter, as a translator of expert information to the public) has readied the man for his time in the limelight, and only rarely does Samson find himself without something relevant to say.

Unarmed Combat:
As a result of his continued engagement with super-heroes, Samson has had the opportunity to learn a variety of combat techniques and martial arts principles. He's not a master of any of them, but (all other factors aside) he is capable of holding his own in a fight against most competent opponents.


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License To Practice:
Samson is a licensed psychiatrist and, accordingly, has a number of legal protections afforded to him to conduct his business--not the least of which is doctor/patient confidentiality. Given the range of clients that Samson deals with (especially those possessing super-abilities), this protection is important, as Samson cannot be compelled to divulge information about his patients.

Professional Communities:
While his ego is even more incredible than his strength and has cost him a number of friendships and other close relationships, Samson nonetheless maintains a network of professional connections among his fellow psychiatrists, psychologists, and scholars/practitioners in a number of related fields. While none of them is likely to break the law for him, there are many research opportunities that Samson can bring to the table that might entice these colleagues to assist him to more of a degree (with relevant professional labor) than they might otherwise be inclined to. Of course, many of his colleagues also have a very skeptical take on the ethical dimensions of Samson's super-hero- related activities given the kind of information he has access to as a therapist for so many.

Superhero Community:
As one of the few psychiatrists not only willing to deal with super-abled individuals but also to physically withstand most/all relevant intimidation or threat, Samson is regarded well enough among the super-hero crowd for his professional expertise and his frequent active intervention in crises, especially (although not limited to) those of the gamma radiation variety.


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Over his years as a practicing psychiatrist and as a super-hero, Samson has accumulated a number of enemies and angry individuals otherwise seeking him harm (whether for his self-centeredness or for his willingness to pummel them into the ground). Since Samson has a public identity and his office is similarly public knowledge, he all but invites attack and retaliation.

Many of Samson's means of professional intervention skirt the edges of ethically acceptable behavior among his colleagues in medicine, since he not only has the potential to (and frequently does) profit in various ways from the information he gains access to as a therapist and as a consultant for various super-human incidents. Further, because he has super-human abilities himself, Samson frequently participates in such incidents rather than serving purely as an impartial observer. So far, Samson has managed to avoid ruining his reputation (as his heroics generate enough goodwill that lawsuits may have seemed too difficult to win), but he may not be ablel to continue on such a winning streak forever.

Gamma Rage:
Even though Samson's abilities are not augmented by his anger the way that the Hulk's are, the doctor can still be goaded or otherwise fall victim to the allure of a berserker rage. His professional demeanor and self-control can be pushed to their limits, and in such instances Samson would become as much of a threat to the public as the Hulk ever was.

Doc Samson knows he is stronger and more powerful than the average man. In fact, he frequently flaunts it, letting it serve as the physical reflection of his intelligence. This leads him to act brash or overconfident with himself, thinking he is too smart or strong for a foe, for example, and getting outmaneuvered or overpowered as a result. Additionally, Samson's sense of superiority has caused many to feel some disgust or contempt for his self-indulgent state of mind when given the chance. Samson has many colleagues and acquaintances but few friends, in no small part due to his egotistical behavior.

Doc Samson is completely vulnerable to magic influence and offense. While he has witnessed, and been affected by, magic in the past, Samson rejects supernatural phenomena, refusing to learn mystical or occult lore that might offer alternative explanations to scientific ones. As a result, he is not only vulnerable but unprepared for any such assaults.

Mental Attacks:
While Samson's strength was greatly augmented by the gamma radiation he subjected himself to, he has no protection against any telepathic, psionic, or other mental attacks.



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Title Date Scene Summary
Preliminary Consultation August 22nd, 2020 Sam Guthrie talks with Doc Samson as part of a psych eval for his recruitment to the police force.
A Second Opinion August 11th, 2020 No description
What's up, Doc August 6th, 2020 Jessica has a visitor at Alias, someone she recently snarked for the purposes of her own online ads. But online ads work, she got a case out of it.
A Quick Study August 2nd, 2020 Doc Samson solicits work-study help for a research project. Landry Lugar is among the interested parties--but will his own secret conflict with the project aims?
I'm here about a missing Hulk July 28th, 2020 Bobbi gains some insights in to Bruce Banner's behavior, and also suggests he might be a good consultant for SHIELD in general.
Midnight Appointment July 14th, 2020 Samson is visited by a potential patient in need. It turns out he's in need of Samson's blood. Luckily, Vampirella's on the prowl!


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