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Desmond Doss’ Rifle Stock
Desmond Doss’ Rifle Stock

Origin

Desmond Doss

Type

Rifle Stock

Effects

Wound & Injury Detection

Downsides

Causes Weapon Disintegration

Activation

Tying to the body

Section

Out and About List

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OriginEdit

As a heavily devout Seventh-day Adventist, one of Desmond Doss’s incorruptible beliefs was the avoidance of violence. He enlisted into the American military during World War Two as a medic to avoid carrying a weapon but still fulfilling his duty as a soldier. Doss was present at the Battle of Okinawa, the last major island the Allies had to overcome to reach mainland Japan. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific theatre, killing thousands on each side between the kamikaze attacks, heavy machinegun fire and naval confrontations.

Caught in the middle was Doss, who kept reentering the carnage to rescue injured soldiers crying for help. He would weave through heavy artillery and grenade blasts to locate his comrades, tend to their wounds and carry them back to safety. One of his final runs resulted in him being stranded at night in the middle of the battlefield, uncertain whether his own troops would mistake him for the enemy. During this period, he was wounded by a grenade explosion and shot by a sniper, but used a discarded rifle stock as a brace to keep moving. When rescue bearers had found him, Doss switched places with another and crawled the rest of the way back.

For his selfless rescue of an estimated 75 soldiers, Doss was awarded the Medal of Honor, the first conscientious objector to receive a decoration of that high prestige.

EffectsEdit

Strapping to the body allows the subject to locate where the badly injured are and perform lifesaving, emergency medical procedures. Incites an uncontrollable desire to personally oversee the patient’s transport and handoff before continuing the search for more. All weapons will become unusable to the user, as they will malfunction, immediately deteriorate or even become intangible when touched by the user. However, they can use parts from disable weapons as tools, but can still be directly harmed by weaponry.

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