Australia Squadron

Australia Squadron

Team Designation: For the Defense of the Australian States

Threat Level: Beta

Expanded Membership Details:

Banana Woman

Banana Woman (350 points)
[Hunts as Team]

Black Swan

Black Swan (350 points)
[Hunts as Team]

New South Wailer

New South Wailer (350 points)
[Hunts as a Team]

Piping Shrike

Piping Shrike (350 points)
[Hunts as a Team]

Sea Dragon

Sea Dragon (350 points)
[Hunts as a Team]

Tasmanian Tiger

Tasmanian Tiger (350 points)
[Hunts as a Team]

Territorian

Territorian (350 points)
[Hunts as a Team]

 

Major Adversaries:

Evol Khan

Gauntlet

Professor Cane Toad

Sea Witch

Sulfur

 

Base of Operations:

Australia

 

Membership
Banana Woman
Black Swan
New South Wailer
Piping Shrike (Team Leader)
Sea Dragon
Tasmanian Tiger
Territorian
Background
The Australian Squadron, or just the Squadron, as they're more commonly known, isn’t the most famous group of costumed super-heroes in Australia, that distinction falls to the Southern Knights. However, the Squadron is known for its’ dedication in the protection of Australia from threats to the nation that couldn’t be safely dealt with by normal peacekeeping forces such as the police or the military. The Squadron is fairly new to Australia, and as such lacks the reputation of the Southern Knights, nor are the Squadron as organized or backed by the government, as the Southern Knights.

The Squadron probably wouldn’t have been formed if it wasn’t for an attack by Professor Cane Toad upon the Pine Gap, a joint American-Australian secret satellite tracking facility south-west of Alice Springs in the heart of Australia. Professor Cane Toad came prepared with a horde of toad mutates at his back. The local military forces were quickly overwhelmed.

However, before the professor and his minions were able to completely take over the base one of the radiomen was able to get out a radio call to the Southern Knights. Unluckily the radio equipment got damaged during the assault and the radio message was broadcast across Australia. The Southern Knights didn’t get the warning, but Banana Woman, Tasmanian Tiger, and Sea Dragon who had battled Professor Cane Toad did. In addition to these three super-heroes, Black Swan, Piping Shrike, New South Wailer, and Territorian also received the message as well. The six super-heroes converged on Pine Gap, and a battle royal ensued.

Afterwards, with Professor Cane Toad in retreat, and many of his lackeys captured the super-heroes were about to go their separate ways, it was Banana Woman who suggested that they all worked well together, and should form a team of their own. After some debate, as Territorian and Sea Dragon were both loner types, they eventually agreed it might be a good idea. It was Piping Shrike who proposed the name Australia Squadron, and it was Sea Dragon who said ‘Yeah, right, and the press would probably call us the Squadron.’ Truer words couldn’t have been spoken.

Later the five new members of Australia Squadron met at the mansion of Charles Drake, whom they didn’t know at the time was the secret identity of Piping Shrike, in Adelaide. Charles Drake was the billionaire owner of Drake Metals Group, and he soon donated the mansion to the Australia Squadron and set aside funds for the upkeep of the facility.

Naturally Piping Shrike was elected chairman of Australia Squadron and has remained so ever since. The Australia Squadron usually gather at the mansion when threats to Australia surface, but at times usually only Piping Shrike is in residence; the other members having further to travel to make it to Adelaide.
Area of Operations
Each member of the Australia Squadron typically works inside their home state: Black Swan (West Australia), Piping Shrike (South Australia), Sea Dragon (Victoria), Tasmanian Tiger (Tasmania), Banana Woman (Queensland), and Territorian (North Australia). However, in times of emergency the entire team will gather at Squadron Mansion to face threats to the entire nation.
Goals
The stated goal of the Australia Squadron is the protection of the seven states of Australia: New South Wales, Queensland, West Australia, South Australia, Victoria, the Northern Territories, and Tasmania. Each member of the Squadron takes their home states as their primary place of protection, but in times of need can call upon other members of the squadron for protection. In times of extreme emergencies the entire time congregates at the Squadron Mansion in South Australia.

Secondary, because of the good press that the Southern Knights have garnered has created a bit of jealousy for the Australia Squadron, and each member seems to like to make the Souther Knights look bad, or make the Australia Squadron look better.

Reputation
While not known as a group much to the whole of Australia, the individual members of Australia Squadron are to a variety extent well known or fairly obscure in their respective parts of Australia.

Black Swan, Piping Shrike, and Tasmanian Tiger have been fighting crime for some time, while for the longest time Territorian was thought of something of a myth. The other members of Australia Squadron fall somewhere in the middle. Banana Woman isn’t too well known in Queensland, because she’s more interested in reporting on uberhuman crime than in fighting it. Sea Dragon and New South Wailer fight crime, but don’t usually actively seek it out.