Name: Clothesline Calum (Ring Name “The Rowdy Piper”)
Battle Armor/attire: Calum wears a kilt, held by a belt with his family crest, and white, kevlar t-shirt with tattered sleeves under a black armored jacket
Superpowers: Transferred the power of the Pied Piper by the Cryptics to snare foes in a trance, can gain superhuman strength from playing Rowdy Roddy Piper’s theme song on the bagpipe, peak human speed by playing “Shipping up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphy’s.
Weapons: A bagpipe that channels the Piper’s power, it also functions as a flamethrower and bludgeon. While he is a brawler, he also loves to throw in his pro-wrestling repertoire in the mix.
Appearance: He is a large man with red hair that borders on being orange, a barrel chest, and powerful arms and legs. Calum stands at 6’10”and weighs in at 320lbs, sports a thick red mustache and mutton chop, and speaks in a thick Scottish accent. Despite his size, he can be deceivingly agile, as he was rumoured to have fought a samurai and matched him blow for blow.
Personality: Loud, brash, and prone to spontaneous rage, which earned him his ring moniker, he has a passion for fighting that rivals only his passion for music and professional wrestling. If you tell him that pro-wrestling is fake, he will go off like a cannon in a blind rage. Clothesline Calum is prone to insulting any who cross his path in long-winded fashion, and always speaks in wrestling terms (i.e. calling something that went wrong “botched,” or telling a foe who won’t go down easy to “blow up” already). Don't be fooled, though, this violent scotsman can be surprisingly quick-witted.
Background Info: Calum MacGregor grew up fighting on the streets of Scotland, only finding solace in the bagpipe he played to earn a living on the corners outside of wrestling. His biggest aspiration was to be a pro-wrestler, idolizing none other than the rowdy one himself, Roddy Piper. Working his way through the indy circuits, he became one of the best heels in the business, taking him to the WWE. But it was here that it was discovered that his talents weren’t natural, specifically his taunting and use of his bagpipe. Before he moved to the big leagues, Calum feared he wouldn’t be able to move into let alone past his idol’s place in wrestling lore and his talents with his bagpipe seemed to grow old to the crowds. Along came a trio of strange-speaking, hooded men, or as he called them, “hooded, blabber-mouthing, pajama-wearing daisies,” who promised him the power of a legendary musician who led all who heard his melodies “to prosperity.” The musician in question was none other than the legendary Pied Piper, and Calum agreed to accept this power on the condition that he joins their “stable,” The Cryptics. He declined, but he instead agreed to work as a muscle-for-hire when needed. In a ladder match for the World Heavyweight Championship, Calum decided to use this power to his advantage and trance the champion, who was at the top of the ladder before falling and snapping his neck. After the event and others after, the board had seen the correlation between the rise in deaths at shows and his use of his bagpipes. After being stripped and fired from the company, he immediately learned that they had him blackballed from every major circuit across the globe. In his rage, he weaponized his bagpipe and stormed the headquarters, playing them all into a trance and immediately frying them in flames. Since then he has trekked across the globe on The Cryptics’ bidding or his own, spiting all who oppose him or his “managers” as Clothesline Calum.
Created by Spanishbulldog63