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  1. I wanted to get feedback on the set of powers used as well as if the character seemed balanced enough. Also taking any feedback/ comments on fluff and background!
  2. Hey everyone. Missed RPing and wanted to try and get back into Freedom City! Player Name: Gankun Character Name: Raia Power Level: 7 (105/105PP) Trade-Offs: None Unspent Power Points: 0 Progress To Bronze Status: 0/30 In Brief: Aquatic Pirate Battle-suit of former mentor is now being re-purposed to fight for good of the oceans and mankind. Residence: Still lives in the dorm building provided by work. Base of Operations: Freedom City Magellan Oceanographic Laboratory (Hidden Underground Lab) Catchphrase: None Alternate Identity:Rubin Ross Identity: Secret Birthplace: Freedom City Occupation: Marine Engineer, Deep-Sea Diver, Inventor Affiliations: Magellan Oceanographic Laboratory, Coast Guard Family: None Description: Age: 28 (DoB: 1987) Apparent Age: N/A Gender: Male Ethnicity: Caucasian Height: 6'1 Weight: 180 Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Rubin is a fit and young looking man. He is well toned but not very muscular by any means. He keeps in decent shape through a fair amount of swimming resulting in very broad shoulders. He has short messy hair and well defined features. His brown eyes are kind and his smile shows a friendly personality. His grooming and fashion sense depend on how involved he is in his current project. Whenever he manages to go out he wears fashionable shirts and pants. On a regular basis however, he hangs around the lab in his lab coat on top of a plain shirt and jeans. Less plain look is Raia, the name Rubin gave to his newly repaired naval battle-suit. It featured a Stingray motif with and bright crimson armor. Overall the armor was fairly slim and composed of sturdy plating. Between plates the battle-suit used a grey synthetic material to keep the battle-suit water proof yet maneuverable. The back of the battle-suit held a turbine used to propel through the water. Besides the turbine were tanks of either compressed water or air. Similar to a diver's gear, the tanks had tubes running to the oxygen mask. Another tube ran to each of Raia's gauntlets which contained an array of nozzles on the other end. The gauntlets fire beams of compressed water out of the different nozzles for combat effectiveness. The helmet had a black visor with a built in HUD. Power Descriptions: As a regular human being, all of Raia's powers are contained within the battle-suit. As a prototype battle-suit, Raia's main powers are built into his gauntlets and turbines. He shoots beams of pressurized water straight from his gauntlets. His turbines feature a unique design that enable him to maneuver through the water at high speeds without a lot of bulk and drag. History: Rubin Ross always had an interest in exploring the deep seas. As a descendant of Naval and Arctic explorer John Ross, mastery of the seas was in his blood. Way ahead of his peer academically, he entered earned a masters in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech at the age of 20 and soon then completed a PHD back in his hometown of Freedom City. He was taken in by Dr. Ulysses Deep, a researching specializing in deep sea exploration. As a mentor he taught Rubin all he needed to know and provided him with a position on his research team. For years Rubin conducted research on different types of turbines required to move large undersea vessels. He developed a prototype for a miniaturized turbine, low weight and twice as effective. In this project Rubin noticed an abnormally large interest by his mentor. Whereas the lab was facing funding issues for a majority of the research teams, Dr. Deep somehow secured an endless supply of resources his star protege. At the time Rubin didn't think much of the hows and directed all of his focus on his miniaturization research and applications. Through the project Rubin also developed techniques for manipulating highly-pressurized water and applied it in a device to generate concentrated beams of water. This would aid in carving through the hull of undersea wreckage to aid explorers. After finishing a paper on the matter, Rubin was given a nice and long break to recharge. Dr. Deep was greatly pleased with the research done and Rubin was glad to have a chance and catch up with the world after a year of unending work. Following maritime news, Rubin saw reports on a surge of attacks by the Deep-Sea Pirate, Sting. This super villain used an aquatic battle-suit to attack freighters and steal cargo with the aid of a band of pirates known as the raiders. He had heard of this villain before, but he was a just small fry, another Grade C super-villain wannabe. Sting only attacked small, undermanned vessels of insignificant cargo. Now he and his gang were taking over larger freighters and shredding through security forces. Naval Trade was facing sharp decline due to the panic. Something about the footage of Sting bothered Rubin and upon further analysis, Rubin made a shocking discovery. The prototype turbines and technology developed in the lab matched the capabilities of the battle-suit. Sting was using concentrated beams of water that could cut through vessels and shoot down guards. Rubin concluded that someone from the lab must have been stealing and selling the research to gangs and villains. He figured the best place to start would be to consult his mentor and determine what course of action they should take in finding the culprit. Dr. Deep wasn't in his office, so Rubin sat waiting on his sofa. While picking up a magazine, Rubin knocked over a folder labeled "Deep Sea Exploration Blueprints". Amidst the harmless submarine specs and equipment was a blueprint for battle-suit gauntlets. Rubin quickly identified that the plans matched his own research and fled. He contacted authorities who tracked down the researcher. They made a bust at an abandoned dock warehouse, arresting Dr. Deep and many members of the Raiders gang. The suit was confiscated and locked away while the investigation revealed Dr. Deep as both the ring leader and operator of the battle-suit. After failing to get funding for a deep sea exploration powersuit, the scientist engineered a prototype with which he raided vessels and led robberies to fund his work. Along the way his intentions were corrupted and his research fueled weapons of destruction. The Oceanographic Lab suffered a major hit with the entire incident, with many projects and teams getting shut down due to a lack of funding. The Navy did however find an interest in Rubin's turbines and provided funding to continue his research. Rubin however wasn't keen on continuing the path he had been on. His mentor had seemed like one of the good people in the world, driven by a passion to explore. In reality, Rubin was arming and supporting a mad man. A lot of people got hurt and Rubin somehow could only blame himself. Not once did Rubin think about the effects of his technology falling into the wrong hands. Unwillingly, Rubin was assigned to take over Dr. Deep's office and resources. After cleaning up Dr. Deep's belongings, Rubin found a hidden passage way to an underground workshop. The space wasn't very large and was crammed with equipment and computers. Rubin figured this must have been an early hideout for Dr. Deep before he began leading the pirate gang. Within the lab Rubin found a prototype of the Sting Battle-suit. Though less armed, it still featured a wide variety of tools and equipment. Destiny must have brought him to this suit for a reason. This path was a chance for redemption and making up for the grief he caused, he fixed up the battle-suit and gave it a fresh crimson paint job to better distinguish it from the black suited pirate. As Raia he could rekindle his passion to explore the oceans and protect both it and people from villains such as his former mentor. Personality & Motivation: Rubin is a friendly individual though often aloof and eccentric. When out of his lab he likes to socialize and hear the life stories of people he meets. People contain just as many mysteries as the oceans he's passionate about. He always has a pleasant demeanor and treats others with kindness. However he is known to suddenly disappear, running off to write down or test an idea that popped in his head. Oftentimes he gets so focused on a particular project that the world goes on for a couple weeks without him noticing. As a determined individual, when he sets his mind on something. it can be difficult to break him from this focus. Though as a hero he can take things too seriously sometimes. He feels a lot of responsibility as Raia and can sometimes lose his pleasantness, snapping at people. These cases are often in the moment and he tries to apologize afterwards when things cool down. This responsibility comes from the fact that Rubin feels blame for all of the people harmed or killed by Sting. It was Rubin's technology and research that empowered Sting from a Class C villain to a menace of the sea. People drowned and were killed from Sting's pirate raids and Rubin has to live with that. He has to do something to right his wrongs. When he came across the prototype Sting suit, Rubin felt that it was his responsibility to protect the waters he put into danger. It was now his duty to keep the seas safe as well as the city he brought sorrow to. Powers & Tactics: As an amphibious battle-suit, Raia likes to keep fights near the water. Against most opponents, Raia has an advantage being in the open water. But as Raia can't ignore crimes on land, he has to adapt to all environments. Unless his predecessor's battle-suit, Raia doesn't have servos to increase his strength. Thus he prefers to keep enemies at a distance. His gauntlets shoot highly compressed water to keep foes at bay. Different nozzles also enable him to spray a wide group of enemies or to focus it all on a heavily armored foe. To separate from stronger opponents, the battle-suit has plenty of utility powers available; Its flare guns can blind enemies while a hook gun provides mobility by scaling walls or swinging around. Complications: Bad Rep: Though Rubin re-branded and modified the old Sting Battle-suit, Raia still resembles the former sea menace. This causes some confusion, with people still mistaking him for a villain. It will still take some more time before people adapt and realize that it's the person inside the suit that matters. Enemies: Raia has a far share of enemies after the battle-suit: Dr. Deep is safely locked away, but he left behind a small gang of pirates seeking new leadership. To fill in this gap, the Raiders are determined to gain possession of Raia's suit, (thinking it will work as an alternative to the former battle-suit). Whether they free their former captain or find a new leader to take his place, acquiring either the old battle-suit locked away or Raia's prototype version is one of their top priorities. Furthermore, Freedom City law enforcement officials aren't happy with another battle-suit resembling Sting running around. Though Raia hasn't committed any crimes, officials fear that his presence will cause panic. Secondly as property of a super-villain, they feel that the suit should be confiscated. Guilt: No one blames Rubin for the crimes committed by Sting. Only law enforcement officials are even aware that the technology made by Rubin's research magnified Sting's power. Regardless, Rubin feels too much responsibility for what happened. When dealing with a situation of the aftermath of one of Sting's attacks, Rubin gets too invested into it, usually not thinking clearly. Secret Identity: By keeping the discovery of the prototype battle-suit a secret, Rubin has hid his identity as Raia, Due to the reputation and history associated with the armor, Rubin aims to protect his identity from both gang members and law enforcement. Both groups would surely go after him to get their hands on the battle-suit. Abilities: 2 + 4 + 2 + 8 + 2 + 4 = 22 PP Strength: 12 (+1) Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: 12 (+1) Intelligence: 18 (+4) Wisdom: 12 (+1) Charisma: 14 (+2) Combat: 4 + 4 = 8 PP Initiative: +2 Attack: +2 Melee, +2 Ranged Grapple: +3 Defense: +0 (+2 Base, +5 Dodge Focus) Knockback: -3 Saving Throws: 7 + 5 + 6 = 18 PP Toughness: +7 (+1 Con, +6 [Protection]) Fortitude: +8 (+1 Con, +7) Reflex: +7 (+2 Dex, +5) Will: +7 (+1 Wis, +6) Skills: 52 R = 13 PP Computers 8 (+12) Craft (Mechanical) 12 (+16) Gather Information 4 (+6) Knowledge Physical Sciences 6 (+10) Knowledge Technology 8 (+12) Notice 6 (+7) Sense Motive 2 (+3) Swim 6 (+7) Feats: 15PP Attack Focus (ranged) 1 Defensive Attack Dodge Focus 5 Environmental Adaptation: Underwater Equipment 3 Favored Environment: Underwater Inventor Move-by Action Power Attack Equipment: 3 PP = 15 EP Scuba Gear [1 EP] Headquarters: Magellan Oceanographic Lab (Underground Workshop) [14 EP] As a researcher at the Oceanographic Lab, Rubin has access to all of the facilities and resources of the building. Though the living spaces and libraries of the main building provide support for Rubin, the real base of operations is contained beneath the complex. As a former workshop of Sting, the underground space contains equipment to manage and store the battle-suit as well as pool access leading directly to under the docks. Even as a secondary base for Sting's operations, it provides enough features to meet the current needs of Raia. Medium [1 EP] Toughness +5 Features: [13 EP] Communications Computer Concealed Dock Fire Prevention System Infirmary Laboratory Library Living Space Pool Power System Security System 1 Workshop Powers: 32 PP Device Rank 8 (Aquasuit; 40 PP Container; Flaws: Hard-To-Lose) [32 PP] Attack Array (14PP Array, Feats: Accurate 2, Alternate Power 4) [20 PP] Base Power: Blast 7 (Water Blast) (Water) {14/14} Alternate Power: Strike 7 (Wide Spray, Extras: Area [70 ft Cone]) (Water) {14/14} Alternate Power: Strike 7 (Focused Spray, Extras: Penetrating) (Water) {14/14} Alternate Power: Dazzle 7 (Flare Gun, Affects: Visual Senses, Range 70 ft, DC 17) {14/14} Alternate Power: Super-Movement 3 (Hook Gun, Slow Fall, Swinging, Wall-Crawling 1, ) {6/14} Immunity 4 (Life Support Systems, Condition: Extreme Heat, Extreme Cold, High Pressure, Suffocation: Drowning) [4 PP] Protection 6 [6 PP] Swimming 6 (100 mph) [6 PP] Super-Senses 4 (Accurate: Hearing (Sonar), Dark-vision) [4 PP] Drawbacks: (-3) = -3 PP Normal Identity (Uncommon) [-3PP] DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 16 Toughness Damage (Physical) Water Blast Ranged DC 22 Toughness Damage (Water) Wide Spray Ranged DC 22 Toughness (Cone Area) Damage (Water) Focused Spray Ranged DC 22 Toughness (Penetrating) Damage (Water) Flare Gun Ranged DC 17 Reflex Affects Visual Senses Totals: Abilities (22) + Combat (8) + Saving Throws (18) + Skills (13) + Feats (15) + Powers (32) - Drawbacks (3) = 105/105 Power Points
  3. Liquify followed Coiled Lightning's lead. He analyzed the building for a bit. This was just a house, not some large, sketchy warehouse. Liquify figured even if there was a group waiting for them, there couldn't be too many in there. Plus the building was surrounded. Liquify doubted that Malone would be able to slip something past the two heroes who were on sight. He figured just in case, it might be safer to have him sneak around the back. Liquify addressed the Sergeant, "Hey sergeant, mind if I slip around the back. You know, just in case. ". f
  4. "You can count me in. I still never found out what all of that stolen gear was for. I figure something pretty big had to be going on if someone like him hired Slice." Liquify turned back to the sergeant. "Is there anything else you can tell us about Malone? He can't be a complete nobody right?". He was holding back his excitement to ride along. This was building into a real case, far more thrilling than fighting with some everyday street thugs. The mystery of it all made the long day so far that much more worth it.
  5. Liquify noted Malone's cooperativeness and silence during the ride back to the scene. With the sight of the police, Liquify gulped, worried about the police reaction when they discovered that the pair acted on their own. "I apologize officers. We didn't want to waste time and let any potential danger to the city escape." Liquify replied to the officer's suggestion. The pair seemed to have caused quite a bit of trouble for the officers with no real gain. This Malone person didn't turn out to be the lead he had hoped for. His gut told him that something bigger was still going on, but there was no evidence to act on. He thought desperately trying to discover a new lead.
  6. "It's pretty empty in here," Liquify noting the absence of any useful evidence. The best he found the car's registration info. "Mr. Malone I take it?" Liquify turned back to the others. "I guess I can drive him to the station in this car. You got the van? Or do you wanna trade?" Something still didn't feel right about all of this. They had nothing on this guy. Should they even be arresting him? What did he do, stand in the wrong place at the wrong time? But still... He seemed a bit too compliant about all of this. He figured the type of guys to do work with criminals to be ones with a short temper or attitude problems.
  7. gankun

    Backlash (OOC)

    I guess I can drive the suspect in his car. Sound good to you lazerdwarf?
  8. "Sounds good." Liquify turned back to the man. "Don't think about pulling anything." Liquify moved beside the Volvo to see if he could get any useful information from inside. Well, this didn't go as planned. Maybe I can find a name inside the glove compartment. Maybe a briefcase or something.
  9. Liquify thought hard to see if he had seen the man before. The professor look could have meant he could be some famous researcher. "I'd speak up. It's better you speak now unless you'd rather go straight to the police. We want some answers. " Liquify asked while moving closer to the man. Why would a guy like this be involved with stolen technology from Slice.
  10. Liquify felt the box getting lifted and was wondering why Coiled Lightning was moving so slow. After hearing him struggle to get the box into the air it clicked. The box now weighed far more than before. With the creaking of the bottom, Liquify gulped as the box gave out. After splashing all over the ground he reformed his shape while rubbing his head. "Oww. So much for that plan." Liquify then puffed out his chest and entered a fighting stance. "We can do this the easy way or the hard way. I'd suggest you back down." Liquify also took the time to observe his surroundings. He didn't get to see their mystery man until now nor the Volvo from the back of the van.
  11. Liquify was nervous, but did his best to keep quiet as the car approached. He managed to fit into the box all right, but it certainly wasn't the most comfortable position to be in. Like Coiled Lightning said, he did his best to avoid seeping through the box. Liquify heard the door open from outside the van. I hope this all goes well. I'm counting on you. If something goes down, I hope I'm not too late. As soon as the door opened, Liquify stopped moving around, having found a position to stay as silent as possible. He couldn't really see anything, but it sounded like Charlie was gonna need to play it smart to pass off as Slice.
  12. Liquify turned back to Coiled Lightning. "I say we play along as long as we can. Hopefully we can at least get a name out of them before they notice that something is up. Who knows? Maybe they'll lead us right to the boss." Liquify turned to the goods. "But let's make sure they don't get their hands on this stuff. I'm not much of a fast talker either. Plus I think they'll notice pretty quick once they see me oozing. Hmm..." After a second of examining the dimensions of the box, "you think I'd fit in here. Maybe that can help me sneak in with you. Plus I'll be ready for backup." Liquify peered out of the window. There wasn't much time to lose. Any more waiting and they might get suspicious. "Any objections? We should move out soon."
  13. "Looks like we'll find the answers we want over there." Liquify stared at the circle. Hmmm, what could possibly be waiting for us in Greenbank? He thought as the sirens drew closer. Liquify looked back to the knocked out thugs. "I say we hurry up and take the van there. I imagine by the time the police arrive and round up these thugs, whoever was expecting the shipment will realize the plan failed. Maybe we can get a jump on them from the van." Liquify examined the knocked out driver in the front seat. "Hey, you think you'll fit that mask over there," pointing to the unconscious getaway driver.
  14. Liquify shook back with an equally firm handshake. "Good thing we caught them then. They aren't escaping this time." He followed behind to try and get a look of what they were trying to get their hands on. "So what do you think someone like him would be interested in stealing? Can't be just money if they were going after these high tech companies." He wasn't an expert on technology, but Matt remembered several talks on tech relating to his field as well as some articles on the internet he read when he was bored. Hopefully something he's come across will help them better understand what the villains were attempting to do. "So do you know more about the guy? Since you've encountered him before, maybe something he's said will give us a clue."
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