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Npc, Billy the Kid (a.k.a. Henry McCarty a.k.a. William H. Bonney)

“The Legendary Outlaw Gunslinger – Billy the Kid: Unraveling the Secrets of the Wild West’s Most Notorious Renegade!”

By Baker Co., Chicago - The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid from Princeton University, Public Domain,
By Baker Co., Chicago – The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid from Princeton University, Public Domain,
  • Alias: Billy the Kid
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Human
  • Occupation: Outlaw, Gunslinger
  • Religion: Not specified
  • Allies: The Regulators (his gang), other outlaws
  • Enemies: Law enforcement, rival gangs, Pat Garrett
  • Abode/Base of operations: Various hideouts and campsites in the Wild West
  • Nationality: American
  • Languages: English
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
  • Affiliation(s): The Regulators, various outlaw groups
  • Significant others: None specified

Billy the Kid, a legendary figure of the Old West, is a complex character driven by a life filled with adversity and a relentless pursuit of freedom. With a quick draw and a reputation for fearlessness, he navigates the treacherous landscapes of the frontier, leaving a trail of intrigue and fascination in his wake. As a young outlaw, Billy embraces the life of a gunslinger, seeking retribution against those who have wronged him and defending his chosen way of life.

Standing at an average height with a wiry build, Billy the Kid’s youthful appearance belies his audacity and cunning. His eyes, sharp and piercing, reflect the hardships he has endured and the determination burning within him. Adorned with a signature hat and a well-worn revolver at his side, he commands both respect and fear wherever he goes.

Driven by a thirst for adventure and a deep-rooted desire for justice, Billy finds himself entangled in the dangerous web of frontier conflicts and outlaw activities. Faced with the harsh realities of life on the edge of civilization, he takes on various roles – gunslinger, horse thief, and outlaw leader – seeking a sense of purpose and autonomy in a lawless land.

Despite his notorious reputation, there is a flicker of compassion within Billy the Kid. He forms bonds with fellow outlaws, forming a tight-knit band of companions who share his desire for freedom and rebellion. His loyalty to his comrades is unwavering, even as he navigates the ever-changing alliances and rivalries of the Wild West.

While Billy’s life is filled with turmoil and constant danger, he aspires for a life free from the shackles of society’s constraints. He dreams of a sanctuary, a place where he can find solace and live by his own rules. Yet, his journey is fraught with challenges and the constant pursuit of justice that threatens to consume him.

In a time of lawlessness and uncertainty, Billy the Kid emerges as a symbol of rebellion and defiance against a world that seeks to control him. His legacy as a legendary outlaw lives on, immortalized in tales of daring escapades and the echoes of gunshots on the open range.


Mythological Figures: Billy the Kid (5E) | EN World | Dungeons & Dragons | Tabletop Roleplaying Games

Medium humanoid, chaotic neutral gunfighter (drifter) 8
Armor Class 16 (agile defense)
Hit Points 60 (8d10+16)
Speed 30 ft.

14 (+2)18 (+4)14 (+2)12 (+1)9 (-1)14 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +7, Cha +5
Skills Animal Handling +2, Perception +2, Stealth +7, Sleight of Hand +7, Survival +2; disguise kit +4, gun kit +4, thieves’ tools +7
Senses passive Perception 12
Languages English
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Background: Guttersnipe – Urban Knowledge. Billy and his allies (while outside of combat) move at double their normal speed when traveling between two locations in the same city.

Feat: Superb Aim. Billy doesn’t have disadvantage when attacking at long range. When Billy makes his first ranged weapon attack in a turn, he can choose to take a -5 penalty to his ranged weapon attack rolls in exchange for a +10 bonus to ranged weapon damage.

Fighting Style: Point‐Blank Shooter. Billy does not have disadvantage on attack rolls when he is within 5 feet of a hostile creature who can see him and who isn’t incapacitated.

Flushed Shot. Billy’s ranged weapon attacks ignore half and three‐quarters cover.

Lay of the Land. Billy doubles his proficiency bonus when making Intelligence or Wisdom checks relating to the outdoors. While traveling through the wilderness for an hour or more, he gains the following benefits:

  • Difficult terrain doesn’t slow his group’s travel.
  • Billy’s group can’t become lost except by magical means.
  • Even when Billy is engaged in another activity while traveling (such as foraging, navigation, or tracking), he remains alert to danger.
  • If he is traveling alone, Billy can move stealthily at a normal pace.
  • When Billy forages, he finds twice as much food as he normally would.
  • While tracking other creatures, Billy also learns their exact number, their sizes, and how long ago they passed through the area.

Extra Attack. Billy can attack twice, instead of once, whenever he takes the Attack action on his turn. If he’s wielding his revolvers, he uses his bonus action to fire it (and does not gain his Dexterity bonus to damage).

Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4) piercing damage.

Revolvers. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 40/120 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8+4) piercing damage.

Hunting Rifle. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 80/240 ft., one target. Hit: 15 (2d10+4) piercing damage.

Fast Draw. As a reaction when a creature attacks Billy, he can make a ranged weapon attack against that creature. This attack occurs before the attacking creature’s. Additionally, once per round Billy can draw and stow one or two firearms without requiring any action.

Reputation (2/Long Rest). As a reaction when a creature Billy can see makes an ability check, attack roll, or saving throw, he can impose disadvantage on that roll as the power of his reputation shakes its resolve.

Currently in the World

Physical Description: Billy the Kid is a young man in his early twenties, standing at around 5 feet 8 inches tall. He has a lean and wiry build, a testament to a life spent on the run and surviving in the rugged Wild West. His dark hair falls untamed around his face, framing a pair of piercing blue eyes that reflect both intensity and a hint of mischief. Billy sports a short, scruffy beard that accentuates his rugged appearance. His attire consists of well-worn clothes, a wide-brimmed hat shading his face, and a gun belt strapped around his waist, always ready for action.

Poise: Billy the Kid exudes a natural confidence and swagger. He carries himself with a hint of rebelliousness, a slight slouch in his posture, as if defying the world around him. His movements are fluid and quick, a testament to his agility and reflexes honed through countless encounters. There’s a magnetic quality to his presence, drawing both admiration and caution from those around him.

Current Surroundings and Mood: Billy the Kid finds himself in a dusty frontier town, surrounded by wooden buildings and a mix of bustling activity and wary glances. The air is thick with the scent of gunpowder and the tension of lawlessness. Billy’s mood is a mix of restlessness and guarded determination. He knows danger lurks around every corner, but his spirit remains unbroken, ready to face whatever challenges the untamed West throws his way.

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