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  1. Ultra Girl Power Level: 8/10 (150/153PP) Unspent Power Points: 3PP Trade-Offs: -2 Attack / +2 Damage, -4 Defense / +4 Toughness In Brief: She's kind-hearted and overachieving teen who also happens to be a robotic paragon of truth and justice. Catchphrase: "Need a hero?" and "Kicking it to ultra!" Theme: My Life As A Teenage Robot Alternate Identity: Courtney Wright (Secret) Birthplace: Emerald Cities, Washington and Oregon Residence: Arcadian Peaks, Emerald Cities Base of Operations: Arcadian Peaks Home Occupation: High School Student Affiliations: None Family: Norene "Nora" Wright/Ada Wakefield (Mother) Description: Age: 10 (Date of Creation: 2010) Apparent Age: Late Teens Gender: Female Ethnicity: Robo-American Height: 5'7" Weight: 225 lbs. Eyes: Blue Hair: Golden Blonde Physical Appearance: Courtney has the hallmark, arguably even generic, looks of the stereotypical All-American teenage girl. She’s a blonde with golden locks that fall slightly past her shoulders with bright blue eyes that stand out on a heart-shaped face that’s marked by prominent dimples and high cheekbones. Beyond that, she’s not particularly tall, being only slightly above average height for a teen, and while she’s conventionally pretty she’s more approachably cute than uniquely stunning. Her costume comes right out of the superhero’s guide to crime-fighting fashion. Taking liberal inspiration from her idols in Ms. Americana and the various incarnations of Lady Liberty, Courtney’s costume is a patriotic star-spangled, striped and tri-colored collage of red, white and blue. Accordingly, to really capture the iconic paragon image, her costume comes with trademark navy blue cape and mantle. History: Courtney Wright remembered having a more or less normal upbringing. Her mother Norene was an electrician who practiced her trade across much of the country. Because of that Courtney had to move a lot, but even so, she recalls having a loving and stable childhood, one filled with summer adventures with friends, Christmases with the grandparents in Miami, and quaint family game nights on weekends. Of course, her life wasn’t entirely picturesque. Her father passed away when she was young, and her mother became overprotective after he passed. Courtney dealt with these changes with the same stubborn positivity that she approached most things in life. So when she and mother moved to Emerald City, she didn’t despair that it meant losing touch with another group of friends. If anything she was excited to go to high school in a big city. There were so many new people to meet! Her mother was nervous, more nervous than usual, but Courtney entered Arcadian High in good spirits. In no time at all she made new friends, joined new clubs and tried new things. One of those new things ended up being attending a street race happening on the southern fringes of Arcadian Peaks. Courtney was apprehensive about it, but her new friends reassured her that there was no chance that things would go bad. It turned out they were wrong. There was an accident on the road. One of the driver’s cars suddenly went out of control, its MarsTech operating system catastrophically going haywire. And as luck would have it did so perilously close to where Courtney and her friends were watching the race. With there being no time for any of them to escape the impending crash it seemed likely that a tragic loss of life was about to occur. But it didn’t. Somehow, by some hitherto untapped instinct, Courtney unthinkingly stood in the way of the fast approaching vehicle while everyone else tried to make some futile last-ditch effort to get of the way. She should have become a smear on the road for that, but she didn’t. Inexplicitly, she survived having a nearly three thousand pound sport’s car crash into her. More than that, she not only survived the impact, but also stopped the car in its tracks with her bare hands! Still in a semi-aware fugue, Courtney causally tore off the ruined car’s door and dragged its unconscious driver away from the wreck. It was while she was taking the racer to safety that she finally noticed that her hands had been torn, revealing a bloody mess of ruined flesh and electronics underneath it. Terrified by what she saw, Courtney bolted from the scene, using the chaos and confusion of the crash to get away unseen before the police could arrive. Not knowing where else to go, and desperate for answers, she ran home. When Courtney’s mother saw the exposed metal and electronics that were hanging from her daughter’s arms she knew the masquerade was over and that it was time to come clean. The truth, as her “mother” told it, was that Courtney wasn’t born. She was made. Designed in the secret RD faculties of the MarsTech corporation nearly ten years ago as part of Project Spartoi, the supposed greatest innovation in weaponized drone technology. A line of semi-autonomous robots that were to be sold on the market as a bold new alterative to both private security and public policing. Security guards slacking on the job? No problem! A Spartoi-drone never tires, complains or takes lunch breaks. Issues with the local police force? Consider it solved! A Spartoi-drone is utterly incorruptible and would succeed where a human officer would error. One of the lead managers of this project was Emerald City native Dr. Ada Wakefield. Though one of the world’s great scientist minds when it came to advanced robotics, Ada’s live was one marked with frequent loss. Her father died while she was young, and her mother followed suit while she was still in school earning her doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University. It was during this difficult time that Ada met a follow student by the name of Aaron Ross. He was smart, kind, and understood what she was going through, having lost his own parents when he was young. By the time they graduated, they had become couple, and by the they moved to Emerald City to take up job opportunities in MarsTech, they were married. For a time the they were happy, both rising in their careers at MarsTech, but things went awry when they accidental uncovered encrypted project files that revealed that Project Spartoi was part of a strange conspiracy by MarsTech to further cement its control of the city using its drones. Terrified by the implications and the perversion of their work, the pair tried to expose MarsTech’s plans. Unfortunately, when Aaron tried to bring their findings to Emerald City’s local AEGIS chapter he disappeared, as did all their evidence against MarsTech when a corrupt AEGIS squad raided their home in Southern Shore. With Aaron possibly dead, and their evidence out of reach or destroyed, Ada went forward with their agreed upon Plan B to ensure that Project Spartoi would at least be severely impeded in the short-term if not entirely stopped. Sneaking into MarsTech one last time, she stole the prototype AI core they were working on and various other critical components to Project Spartoi before vanishing from the city altogether. She spent years afterwards in hiding, moving across the country to evade MarsTech while at the same working tirelessly to reprogram the stolen AI for good. At first, Ada only saw the AI as a weapon that could one day be used against MarsTech, a means to an end, but as the years went by she started to see the burgeoning consciousness as something of an adopted child, something that could be nurtured beyond its origins. Using a mix of her own replicated memories along with entirely fabricated ones, Ada subverted the AI’s original violent operational protocols and made it more humane, more human. Ada explained that Courtney’s childhood memories, appearance and even her enrollment in high school were all part of an attempt to nurture humanity within a machine originally meant to only serve MarsTech and its plans. In truth, Courtney had only been truly self-aware for about a year since Ada returned to Emerald City with a new identity. That’s how Courtney Wright was “made.” Courtney took all this as about as well as one could inspect. First, she was in disbelief, but that quickly gave way to an anger very much directed at her “mother.” How could she lie to her about everything? How much of herself was just fabrication? Was her whole life just some kind of sick science experiment? Her mother tried to defend herself, swearing up and down that she fully intended to eventually reveal the truth to her once she thought she was ready for it. Courtney wasn’t sure what to believe. She still doesn’t now, but in the end, she did accept that MarsTech was dangerous if it was willing to create an army of drones in some shadowy plot. So, she decided that night that she’d use her newly discovered abilities and go investigate MarsTech, but on her terms and as her own person. Whomever or whatever that was now. Personality & Motivation: Courtney decidedly subverts the common sci-fi trope of androids being coldly logical beings. She is an almost cloyingly upbeat and out-going person, the kind of bright and thoughtful teen that many parents dream of raising. Accordingly, her motivations as a hero and person is largely that of the good Samaritan, the earnest desire to use her abilities and powers to help the world. Whether this drive to help is a reflection of her mother’s own youthful dreams of making the world a better place through technology or a trait all her own is up for debate, but either way Courtney strives to be the greatest hero she can be. Beyond basic do-goodery, Courtney also wants to take down MarsTech, the very organization responsible for her creation and the one that would surely seek to reclaim or “retire” her if they ever learned of her existence and true nature. Though she hides it well underneath her plunky exterior, Courtney constantly worries about her identity a person. Many of her memories of childhood and adolescence are not her own, being instead the copied and imprinted memory engrams of her mother’s own sanitized and edited upbringing. Where “Courtney” begins and “Norene” ends is once again something of a philosophical question, one that makes Courtney deeply troubled on an existential level, though she is loath to admit it or think much about it. Some of this angst was grown into a subconscious distrust and barrier between herself and her mother, who Courtney feels gave her a false sense of humanity and normalcy only to cruelly take the rug right from under her when the charade came to an abrupt. Regardless of these of those fears, Courtney does ultimately consider herself to be human and doggedly identifies as such. Powers & Tactics: Courtney is a mechanical paragon, a synthetic lifeform made out a complicated composition of highly advanced alloys, synthetic organs and other esoteric materials. As such, all of her powers and abilities are technological in effect, nature and origin. Like most paragons in the style of the late Centurion she’s superhumanly strong and resilient, fully capable of lifting a fighter jet over her head at her maximum strength and durable enough to withstand heavy weapons fire. Her robotic body also means she’s immune to bodily ailments that could fell even a superhuman, like diseases, poisons, suffocation, and various hazardous environmental conditions. Beyond her strength, Courtney also has various other internal weapon systems at her disposal, such as embedded laser weapons and magnokinetic suspension rays, the latter of which she can use to lift herself and fly. Lastly, she has an array of technopathic powers on account of her positronic brain’s ability to interface wireless with technology. Owning to her inability to use lethal force, along with a general temperament and ethos against such violence, Courtney uses her abilities to quickly end fights by neutralizing her opponents into unconscious or incapacitation. She goes about doing this by using her super strength to either grapple or knock out baddies, with the extra speed and maneuverability provided by her ability to fly making it easier to rush into striking range. There are also her optic beams, which can serve as a far-reaching ranged attack whenever melee is not a viable option. Her ability to manipulate metallic objects can similarly be used for ranged attacks as well for more nonviolent and creative uses, such as clearing rubble or restoring urban debris. Her technopathic abilities also have tactical utility as they allow her to wireless listen on to radio frequencies, communicate long distances electronically, track electrical signals and accomplish a host of other types of tech wizardy and manipulations. Complications: Damn Skinjobs! (Secret/Prejudice): Courtney is an android. A very, very deceptively human android, but an android all the same. She is very intent on keeping this a secret. Not only because it may lead to her being found out by MarsTech, but also because she fears the prejudice that may come from being outted as a non-human in her civilian identity. GM Suggestion: Give Courtney a Hero Point if someone not only discovers her identity but also threats to expose her android nature to the public. Overprotective Mother (Detriment): Courtney loves her mother, but the revelations regarding her true identity and actions have created in a rift in their relationship There’s also the fact that her mother is something of a helicopter parent who’s determined to keep an eye on all her super heroics. GM Suggestion: You can give Courtney a Hero Point if her mother’s overprotectiveness or actions somehow impairs her ability to be a hero. Boot Up, Go to School, Save the City (Responsibility): Courtney is still a high school student with an active social life and is not yet willing to abandon it and fully dedicate herself to her superhero persona and vendetta against MarsTech. GM Suggestion: Consider giving Courtney a Hero Point in the event that her social life comes into conflict with her superhero alter ego. Ethical Programming (Honor): Like most superheroes Courtney has a moral code and lines that we will not cross. That means no undue brutality, abandoning people in life or death situations, and definitely no killing. Unlike most superheroes though these ethics are literally programmed into her neural net as fundamental behavior protocols. GM Suggestion: Consider granting Courtney a Hero Point if her inability her break moral code somehow makes her life and/or ability to be a superhero more difficult. Rookie Hero (Accident): Courtney is new to the superhero game, and while she is thoroughly dedicated to learning the ropes, the fact remains that she is quite new to it and will make mistakes due to her inexperience and naiveté. GM Suggestion: Feel free to give Courtney a Hero Point if her aforementioned inexperience leads to her making a rookie mistake. Also feel free to come up with ways for her to mess up!. Nixing successful rolls, putting negative modiifers on certain rolls, etc. Renegade Corporate Property (Enemy/Obsession): Courtney knows that MarsTech is corrupt is determined to see the corporation fall. She also knows that they will do everything in their power to “retire” or repossess their “stolen property if they ever find out she’s their missing prototype. GM Suggestion: Consider giving Courtney a Hero Point if her she has a negative or violent encounter with the employees and agents of MarsTech. More Human Than Machine (Detriment): Most robots have issues passing for human let alone fully understanding the complex web of passions, psychologies, and motivations that drive humanity. For better or worse, this isn’t the case with Courtney, who is just as susceptible to typical emotions as most humans. GM Suggestion: Consider nixing Courtney’s successfully Will saves or Immunity when it comes to effects or powers that deal with or induce strong emotions. Abilities: 2PP Strength: 10/30 (+0/+10) Dexterity: 10 (+0) Constitution: N/A Intelligence: 18 (+4) Wisdom: 10 (+0) Charisma: 14 (+2) Combat: 16PP Initiative: +4 Attack: +6 Melee (+4 Base, +2 Attack Focus), +4 Ranged (+4 Base), +8 Blast (+4 Base, +4 Accurate) Grapple: +6/+16/+20 (+6 Melee Attack, +0/+10 Strength, +4 Super-Strength) Defense: +4 (+4 Base), +2 Flat-Footed Knockback: -9 Saving Throws: 12PP Toughness: +12 (+12 Protection; Impervious 5) Fortitude: Immune Reflex: +6 (+0 Dex, +6PP) Will: +6 (+0 Wis, +6PP) Skills: 40R = 10PP Computer 7 (+11) Diplomacy 8 (+10) Gather Information 8 (+10) Knowledge (Pop Culture) 1 (+5) Knowledge (Technology) 8 (+12) Notice 8 (+8) Feats: 10PP Attack Focus (Melee) 2 Eidetic Memory Interpose Jack-of-All-Trades Luck 2 Quick Change Speed of Thought Takedown Attack Powers: 105PP Flight 1 “Magnetic Self-Propulsion” (10 MPH / 100 Ft. Per Move Action) [2PP] (Magnetic, Technology) Immunity 30 “Android Body” (Fortitude Effects) [30PP] (Construct, Technology) Immunity 10 “Positronic Brain” (Psionic Effects; Flaw: Limited [Half-Effect]) [5PP] (Construct, Technology) Impervious Toughness 5 “Bulletproof Chassis” [5PP] (Construct, Technology) Quickness 2 “Internal Hyper-Processor” (x5; Flaw: Mental Tasks Only) [1PP] (Construct, Technology) Ultra Power Array 4 (8PP Array, Feats: Dynamic, Dynamic Alternate Powers 1) [11PP] (Construct, Technology) Base Power: [8PP] “Ultra Self-Propulsion” Flight 0-4 (0-100 MPH / 0-1,000 Ft. Per Move Action) (Magnetic, Technology) Alternate Power: [8PP] “Ultra Nano-Boost” Super-Strength 0-4 (Lifting Strength: 10/30/50, Heavy Load: 100 lbs./1,600 lbs.-12 tons.) (Construct, Technology) Protection 12 “Hyper-Alloy Endoskeleton” (+12 Toughness) [12PP] (Construct, Technology) Regeneration 5 “Nano-Active Bloodstream” (+5 Recovery Bonus) [5PP] (Nanites, Technology) Super-Senses 4 “On-Board Sensor Array” (Communication Link [Norene Wright, Sense Type: Radio], Extended 1 [Auditory: 100 Ft.], Extended 1 [Visual: 100 Ft.], Infravision) [4PP] (Construct, Technology) Weapons Systems Array 10 (20PP Array, Feats: Alternate Powers 2) [22PP] (Construct, Technology) Base Power: [20PP] “Nano-Boosted” Enhanced Strength 20 (+20 Strength) (Construct, Technology) Alternate Power: [20PP] “Laser-Vision” Blast 8 (Feats: Accurate 2, Variable Descriptor 2 [Energy]) (Energy, Technology) Alternate Power: [20PP] “Magno-Emitters” Move Object 8 (Effective Strength: 40, Heavy Load: 3 tons.; Extras: Damaging; Feats: Accurate 2, Precise, Subtle; Flaw: Limited [Ferrous Metals]) (Magnetic, Technology) Variable Power 1 “Technopathic Protocols” (5PP Variable Pool, Tech Powers, Extras: Action 2 [Free]) (Electromagnetic, Technology) [8PP] Example Powers: Drawbacks -5PP Vulnerability (Electricity Effects, Frequency: Common, Intensity: Minor [+1 DC]) [-2PP] Vulnerability (Magnetism Effects, Frequency: Uncommon, Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-3PP] DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVING THROW EFFECT Unarmed (+6) Touch DC 15 Toughness Damage (Physical) En. STR Unarmed (+6) Touch DC 25 Toughness Damage (Physical) Blast 8 (+8) 80 Ft. DC 23 Toughness Damage (Energy) Move Object 8 (+8) 80 Ft. Grapple vs. +16 Pinned/Bound (Magnetic) Throw Object 8 (+8) 80 Ft. DC 23 Toughness Damage (Physical) Totals: Abilities (2) + Combat (16) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (10) + Feats (10) + Powers (105) - Drawbacks (5) = 150/153 Power Points
  2. Ultio Suit User NOTE: Ultio Suit Users can posses a multitude of different powers, skills and feats aside from the ones listed here, depending on what upgrades they have purchased. The ones listed here represent a basic user with no upgrades, and no special skills on their own. Individual Ultio Suit Users can posses vastly different powers and can be at higher power levels than what is listed here. Power Level: 6 (77/77PP) Unspent Power Points: 0 Trade-Offs: None In Brief: Wannabe super heroes all hooked up with the latest MarsTech Ultio Suit. Alternate Identity: Varies Birthplace: Varies Residence: Emerald City Occupation: Varies Affiliations: MarsTech Family: Varies Description: The basic Ultio Suit is a simple full body costume in a light grey color, with a thick dark grey stripe running down the chest to the belt. The dark grey stripe is flanked by thin white stripes on each sides, separating it from the light grey of the costume. The belt is white, with a round, dark grey belt buckle, two pieces that connect to form the circle. The suit has dark grey boots with white soles and trim, with a square shape on the outside of the leg, a bit higher than the rest of the boot. The costume has a similar design on the dark grey right arm, though the square is on the inside of the arm, just under the arm pit. This darker grey sleeve has white trim separating it from the lighter grey of the main costume, like the boots and central stripe. The costume is completed with a light grey helmet, which leaves the user's face exposed. A black pair of goggles protects the user's eyes and can act as correctional lenses, as well as an advanced heads up display, perfect for interacting with various offers from MarsTech and feed the wearer a steady stream of information from the MarsTech TroubAlert. Users that perform heroic deeds and score Hero Points can use said Hero Points for both power enhancements and cosmetics, including different colors, alternate designs, capes and more. History: First revealed in late January 2020, the MarsTech Ultio Suits are Maximillian Mars' attempt to create an entirely new business model that he has dubbed SaaS: Superheroes as a Service. Using technology created by Max Mars himself and MarsTech employees, the Ultio Suits lets anyone become an instant super hero! Coupled with the MarsTech TroubAlert, Ultio Suit Users will be alerted of many situations that might require their attention, making Emerald City safer than ever before! Now, would-be heroes and celebrities all across Emerald City can respond to the call of heroism! When the MarsTech TroubAlert alerts the Ultio Suit Users of trouble, they can immediatelly suit up and rush off to save the day, all courtesy of the power granted to them by Max Mars and MarsTech! Of course, there's some so-called heroes that might try and interfere with the TroubAlert ratings, taking valuable Hero Points from the heroes in the Ultio Suits, but they will just have to learn to take a step back, and let the future of super heroes take the spotlight! Personality & Motivation: Varies, depending on the individual. In general, Ultio Suit Users tend to be well meaning, but inexperienced. They will prioritize their actions based on the MarsTech TroubAlert, often focusing on capturing or otherwise stopping a villain above rescuing civillians or preventing collateral damage. Due to the competitive nature of the Ultio System, Ultio Suit Users will rarely support each other, and might actually hinder each other to be the one to score most points. A great number of Ultio Suit Users are would-be celebrities, prioritizing getting famous over being heroes. Of course, as anyone can wear an Ultio Suit, the given personality traits might or might not appear in any given Ultio Suit User. Powers & Tactics: The power of all Ultio Suit Users come directly from their armor, which is stored in their Ultio Belt when not active. The armor offers enhanced strength, durability, speed and reflexes, as well as enhanced vision through a built in H.U.D., which also offers a direct connection to the MarsTech TroubAlert. Additionally, each user picks a starter pack upon purchase, which offers their own specialized powers. Their choices are: Aqua Pack: Increased swimming speed, resistance to pressure and cold, oxygen tank that prevents drowning. Blaster Pack: Low power, but accurate, laser blasts. Flight Pack: A jetpack and enhanced super-strength, including the ability to create shockwaves. Stealth Pack: Built in stealth field, which offers visual and auditory blocking for the user. Grip claws that allow wall-crawling, and an assortment of smoke bombs. Tank Pack: Increased armor and defences, strong enough to completely block most assault rifles. In general, the tactics of the Ultio Suit Users is based on the scores offered through the MarsTech TroubAlert. If defeating an enemy nets a higher score, then the users will attack that enemy, using whatever abilities they have. Most users tend to favor brute force over strategy, though that might differ depending on what powers they posses. The Ultio Suit Users will rarely cooperate with either each other or other heroes, over fear of losing out on Hero Points. Power Descriptions: All of the Ultio Suit's powers are technological in nature, using various equipment created either by Max Mars directly, or by any number of employees at MarsTech. When note in use, the Ultio Suit is stored in the Ultio Belt. With the press of a single button, the suit unfolds, rapidly building up to cover the user's body. Some users tend to strike various poses while this happen. The basic nature of the suit is a general strength, durability, speed and reflex enhancement, empowering the user to super human levels, all afforded through various motors, computer power and targeting systems. The suit connects directly to the MarsTech TroubAlert system, which guides the user to trouble spots, ranks their heroics and otherwise functions as a store front to purchase enhancements. While the Ultio Suits come with a standard powerset and a choice of 5 different starter packs, the user can enhance and expand their power suite by spending money or Hero Points, earned by performing heroics and other activites as rated by the MarsTech TroubAlert. When a user purchase an enhancement or new power, the suit's new ability is unlocked instantly. Abilities: 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 0PP Strength: 10 (+0) / 22 (+6) Dexterity: 10 (+0) / 20 (+5) Constitution: 10 (+0) Intelligence: 10 (+0) Wisdom: 10 (+0) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 0 + 0 = 0PP Initiative: +0 / +5 (+5 Enh. Dex) Attack: +0 Base / +6 Enhanced Base (+6 Enh. Attack Bonus) Defense: +0 Base, +0 Flat-Footed / +6 Enhanced Base (+6 Enh. Defense), +3 Enhanced Flat-Footed Grapple: +0 / +13 (+6 Enh. Attack, +6 Enh. Str, +1 Super-Strength) / +14 (+6 Enh. Attack, +6 Enh. Str, +2 Super-Strength) Knockback: -0 / -3 (TOU +6/2) Saving Throws: 4 + 2 + 4 = 10PP Toughness: +0 (+0 Con) / +6 (+6 Protection) Fortitude: +4 (+0 Con, +4) Reflex: +2 (+0 Dex, +2) / +7 (+5 Enh. Dex, +2) Will: +4 (+0 Wis, +4) Skills: 28R = 7PP Knowledge [Current Events] 2 (+2) Knowledge [Popular Culture] 2 (+2) Notice 4 (+4) Search 4 (+4) Sense Motive 4 (+4) 8PP worth of other skills Feats: 1PP Benefit 1 [Ultio Suit User - MarsTech customer] Enhanced Feats: Quick Change Powers: 64 = 64PP Device 16 ("MarsTech Ultio SuitTM"; 80PP Container; Flaws: Hard-To-Lose) [64PP] (Technology, Armor, MarsTech) Communication 6 ("MarsTech TroubAlert"; Wireless Communications, Radio; Flaws: Limited [Only MarsTech TroubAlert]) (20 miles radius) [3PP] (Radio Communications, MarsTech TroubAlert, Information Source) Enhanced Dexterity 10 [10PP] (Computer Enhanced Reflexes and Dexterity) Enhanced Feat 1 (Quick Change) [1PP] (Collapsible Armor) Enhanced Strength 12 [12PP] (Enhanced Musculature) Enhanced Trait 12 (Attack Bonus +6) [12PP] (Computer Guided Targeting System, Computer Enhanced Reflexes, Software) Enhanced Trait 12 (Defense Bonus +6) [12PP] (Computer Assisted Defensive System, Computer Enhanced Reflexes, Software) Leaping 3 (Leaping Distance x10; Running: 160 ft.) [3PP] (Enhanced Musculature) Protection 6 [6PP] (Armored suit) Speed 3 (50mph, 440 ft./round) [3PP] (Enhanced Musculature) Super-Senses 1 ("H.U.D."; Visual [Sense Type: Visual; Default Extras: Accurate, Acute, Ranged; Extras: Analytical]) [1PP] (H.U.D. Display, Visual Zoom, Visual Analysis, Software) Super-Strength 1 (Effective Strength +5; Heavy load: 1,000 lbs.) [2PP] (Armored suit, Enhanced Musculature) 1 of 5 Starter packs at 11PP Aqua Pack Swimming 6 (Feats: Environmental Adaption [Aquatic]) (Swim speed: 100MPH, 880 ft./rnd) [7PP] (Underwater Propellers, Minimum Resistance Design) Immunity 1 (Drowning) [1PP] (Oxygen supply) Immunity 2 (Cold, Pressure; Flaws: Limited (Half Effect) [1PP] (Built-in Heat, Armor) Super-Strength 1 (Stacks to Super-Strength 2; Effective Strength +10; Heavy load: 2,100+ lbs.) [2PP] (Enhanced Musculature) Blaster Pack Blast 4 (Feats: Accurate, Homing, Precise) [11PP] (Laser Blast, Computer Guided Targeting System, Piercing Damage Type, Light, Heat) Flight Pack Flight 4 (Flight speed: 100MPH, 880 ft./rnd) [8PP] (Jetpack) Super-Strength 1 (Feats: Shockwave) (Stacks to Super-Strength 2; Effective Strength +10; Heavy load: 2,100 lbs.) [3PP] (Enhanced Musculature, Shockwave Generator) Stealth Pack Concealment 3 (Normal Auditory and Normal Visual Concealment) [6PP] (Sound Absorption, Holographic Field) Obscure 3 (Visual Obscure; Extras: Independent (+0); Flaws: Limited to One Sense [Normal Vision]) (25 ft. radius) [3PP] (Smoke Bombs) Super-Movement 1 (Wall-Crawling) [2PP] (Built-in Grip Claws) Tank Pack Impervious Toughness 7 [7PP] (Armor) Immovable 2 (Feats: Unstoppable) [4PP] (Armor) Drawbacks: (-3) = -3PP Normal Identity (Major, Uncommon; Free action to activate, Normal ID has no access to MarsTech Ultio SuitTM; Requires Ultio Belt to activate) [-3PP] DC Block Name Range Save Effect Attack bonus Unarmed Touch DC21 Tou (staged) Damage +6 Laser Blast 40 ft. DC19 Tou (staged) Damage +8, Precise, Requires Blaster Pack Shockwave 60 ft. Cone Area DC16 Ref Reduce Damage effect to DC18 Area, Requires Flight Pack DC21 TOU (staged) Damage Totals: Abilities (0) + Combat (0) + Saving Throws (10) + Skills (7) + Feats (1) + Powers (64) - Drawbacks (3) = 79/79 Power Points
  3. Justice Power Level: 10 [12] (177/186PP) Unspent Power Points: 14PP Trade-Offs: Breakdown in table below; Defense Trade-offs scale between -5DEF/+5TOU to +5DEF/-5TOU, see M.O.D. System power Attack DC ATK Justice Strike +0 +0 Shock Blaster -4 +4 Rocket Hammer +2 -2 In Brief: Genius tokusatsu fangirl making her dreams come true. Catchphrase: Time for justice! Theme: The Moment - Miracle of Sound ft. Karliene Alternate Identity: Robin Lynne Langley (Secret) Birthplace: Emerald City Residence: University Hill, Emerald City Base of Operations: University Hill, Emerald City Occupation: PhD Student at Emerald City University, Tech Support Affiliations: None Family: Anna (mother), Lucas (father), Lucas Jr. (2 years older brother), Mark (20 years younger brother), Dottie (paternal grandmother) Description: Age: 23 (DoB: 1997 [April 1st]) Gender: Female Ethnicity: Caucasian Height: 5'5'' Weight: 125 lbs. Eyes: Green Hair:Dark brown Robin is slender, her body honed by years of gymnastics. Her dark brown hair reaches her shoulders and is almost always worn loose. She has green eyes and wears glasses. She will usually dress casually, preferring t-shirts with prints or logos of cartoon characters, dragons and so on. As Justice, Robin wears a dark red suit with her Justice Driver belt. The upper body part of the suit has a tall collar with bright pink trim, which connects to a pink zipper that goes to Robin's right shoulder and down over her right breast to the center of her belt. She has a classic, heraldic lion in pink over her left breast, using it as a logo. Her sleeves end in bright pink trim at her wrists, while she wears grey gloves that leave the back of her hand bare, with a pink trim in a square shape. She wears light grey boots that ends about halfway up her lower leg in a W-shape, with the trim and soles being bright pink. To protect her identity, she wears a dark red domino mask with white lenses, in the same color as the costume. Activating the Justice driver causes her armor to appear: A dark red suit with purple-pink power lines running up the arms and down the legs from the belt buckle of the Justice Driver belt, with grey metal plating on the chest and shoulders. Her arms and legs are wrapped in dark grey and purple armor, with similar armor plating as the chest area. Her helmet has silver armor plating on the side and two small antenna on top, and a silver armor plate over her mouth, with large purple-pink one-way lenses over her eyes. Robin has also added red scarf in a brighter color to the rest of the armor. History: Robin Lynne Langley has lived in Emerald City her entire life, always wondering why she lived in the one city that didn't seem to have any super heroes at all. Still, she loved heroes of all kinds, and if she couldn't find them by staring up at the sky, she would find them in comics and on the screen. When he older brother Lucas Jr. introduced her to the world of Japanese Tokusatsu, she was sold, even going as far as starting gymnastics due to her inspiration. Growing up, she kept her dream of really seeing heroes alive, Robin eventually decided that one day, she would be a hero. Eventually enrolling at Emerald City University, she sought out any class, course or knowledge that could help her in her goal, ending up with a rather varied curriculum, only broadening her knowledge of science in particular. She was only emboldened by the appearance of the Emerald Spider. Finally, using a combination of her own funds and components made available at the university, Robin created the first version of her Justice Driver and Justice Buster, setting out into Emerald City to become a hero. Since then, Robin has faced gangs of thieves, monsters, super natural threats and much more. She has been gifted her grandmother's amulet, that she once used as the super hero Miss Step, allowing her to access Z-Space, where she has established headquarters in an abandoned structure, though not going unnoticed by other inhabitants. She has worked through multiple iterations of her armor, finally settling on a modular design. And just in time, as faces Emerald City brand new threats. Personality & Motivation: Robin is a dreamer. Anything is possible if you have the will and make your own means. Intellectually gifted and curious, she will pursue anything that strikes her fancy. A great fan of super heroes, she has been disappointed at the lack of any prominent heroes in Emerald City, which is part of her reason for deciding to become a hero herself. The other part is her great love of Japanese Tokusatsu shows, which has inspired the technology she uses. She is idealistic, usually willing to give almost anyone the benefit of doubt, but can be surprisingly ruthless in combat. Having grown more confident in herself, Robin has begun learning what it means to be a hero. She has faced tough decisions and battles, reacting by continuing to update her armor and arsenal. Powers & Tactics: Robin will usually try and talk her opponent into surrendering at first. Otherwise, she will engage using her arsenal and any other gadgets she has managed to bring along. She will usually switch rapidly between weapons, using whatever the situation calls for, while creating portals to Z-Space to exchange other bits and pieces of her modular armor while in action. A favorite trick is to activate her smoke in an area around her, then shift to her visual enhancements, allowing her to see through the smoke, while her enemies are left unable to see her. Power Descriptions: Robin posses no innate powers. All her abilities come from gymnastic skills or technology she created herself. After several different battle suit iterations and design philosophies, including her prototype suit and using a number of different armors for different situations, Robin has finally settled on a modular armor design, using her grandmother's amulet, now incorporated directly in the new and improved Justice Driver belt. The amulet is a large light purple, almost pink, round stone, normally hanging from a necklace. Unknown to Robin, her grandmother had used the amulet's ability to access Z-Space as the 70'es super hero Miss Step. Unaware of the amulet being magic, rather than just a great source of energy and a way to reach Z-Space, Robin continues to use it as her power source. The newest iteration of the Justice Driver belt houses both an utility belt, able to access a multitude of Robin's inventions, and access to the Justice Armor. By activating the Justice Driver through inserting her grandmother's amulet, and using the keyword "Henshin", Robin expands the under armor from the Justice Driver belt, while simultaneously summoning the rest of the armor. While the armor's actual appearance seems more or less unchanged since the last iteration, everything underneath, both hardware and software, has been changed greatly, utilizing 4 systems that Robin has created. Together, they utilize the power source in the amulet in a fine balance, driving precisely the amount of power needed for each task. The principal system used by the armor is the Rapid Intervention Defense and Emergency Response (R.I.D.E.R.) system . The R.I.D.E.R. system provides base enhancement to the wearer's physical strength, while offering protection and computer assistance to the wearer's reflexes and combat skills. The Modular Output Defense system (M.O.D.) , was designed to offer variable speed and protection in combat. By rapidly altering the armor plating on the suit, the wearer can quickly switch between slow, but heavily protected armor, or fast, but not quite as formidable armor, or anything in between, adapting to fit the situation as needed. While the process is quick, it is possible to interrupt it during combat, which leads to Robin prefering an armor setting for the M.O.D. system as combat starts. To improve her mobility in combat, Robin designed the Multivariable Outrageous Virtous Extension (M.O.V.E.) system. By using rocket boosters housed in the boots, Robin can either propel herself forward in great leaps or move at incredible speeds for brief periods of time. The system also enhances the wearer's carry weight, due to the various support structures needed in the armor to make sure the rocket boosters caused her no harm. Alternatively, by diverting energy from the rocket boosters, Robin can attach heavier, bullet proof armor. Whereas the other systems are rather rigid in their design and utility, the Interactive Dynamic Expansion Application system (I.D.E.A.) contain a great number of different gadgets and tools that Robin developed for the armor, connected by using the same power source from the armor. While the list of tools in the I.D.E.A. system is ever expanding, it so far contains enhanced visual options and, allows Robin to use her grandmother's amulet to create portals to Z-Space, allowing her access to the AnneX, or to summon different armors parts and weapons. Finally, Robin has begun using what she has dubbed her Z-Space Arsenal. By rapidly creating portals to the AnneX in Z-Space, Robin is able to swiftly exchange the weapons she need during a battle. While she has a number of plans for how to expand her arsenal, it currently includes the Shock Blaster, a one-handed gun that fires small bullets that give off a powerful electric shock on impact, the Rocket Hammer, a two-handed battle hammer that further enhances the force of its blows with quick bursts of the jet booster attached to it and Smoke Grenades, which releases a thick, obscuring smoke when activated. Both the Shock Blaster and Smoke Grenades can be tossed through Z-Space Portals to arrive from any position near their target. Outside of the external arsenal, she retains her signature Justice Strikes, where she redirects power from the armor into powerful motors in her legs or arms, allowing her to strike with incredible force. Complications: Family: Robin's family is generally unaware of her activities as Justice, but can all be used against her if a villain were to find out. Fangirl: Robin is a big fan of super heroes. Meeting a famous hero can give her pause, or at worst go into complete fangirl mode. Friend In Need: If given a situation where she can stop a villain or save someone, Robin will always try to save another person first, even if it might not be the smartest action. Modular Armor Problems: It can take time to change the amount of armoring, allowing Robin to shift between defense and speed. If the GM determines that a situation is too chaotic, they can prevent changes in PP allocation for the M.O.D. systems array, giving Robin 1 HP instead. Motormouth: Robin likes to talk. A lot. She can just keep going if she wants to, and doesn't always know when to not explain something. Secret Identity: Robin tries to keep her identity as Justice a secret. So far, only her grandmother Dottie knows. Superhero 101: For all her good intentions, Robin is rather new to the game, and a lot of her understanding of super heroics comes from movies and tv shows. Not all of this knowledge will necessarily translate to real life. Abilities: 4 + 4 + 8 + 14 + 4 + 4 = 38PPStrength: 14 (+2) / [Justice Armor] 18 (+4)Dexterity: 14 (+2)Constitution: 18 (+4)Intelligence: 24 (+7)Wisdom: 14 (+2)Charisma: 14 (+2) Combat: 8 + 8 = 16PP Initiative: +7 (+7 Int [Speed of Thought]) Attack: +4 Base, [Justice Armor] +6 Base Defense: +4 Base, [Justice Armor] +5 to +15 (+4 Base, +1 Enhanced Defense, +0 to +10 from M.O.D. System) Grapple: +6 (+4 Base Attack, +2 Strength), [Justice Armor] +8 (+4 Base Attack, +2 Enh. Base Attack, +2 Strength, +2 Enh. Strength) Knockback: -2 (TOU 4/2), [Justice Armor] -3 to -8 (TOU 5-15, based on M.O.D. System) Saving Throws: 3 + 6 + 8 = 17PP Toughness: +4 (+4 Con), [Justice Armor] +5 to +15 (+4 Con, +1 Protection, +0 to +10 from M.O.D. System) Fortitude: +7 (+4 Con, +3) Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6) / [Justice Armor] +10 (+2 Dex, +6, +2 Enh. Reflex Save) Will: +10 (+2 Wis, +8) Skills: 108R = 27PP Acrobatics 5 (+7) Bluff 5 (+7) Computers 8 (+15) Concentration 5 (+7) Craft [Electronics] 8 (+15) Craft [Mechanical] 8 (+15) Diplomacy 6 (+8) Disable Device 8 (+15) Drive 5 (+7) Gather Information 6 (+8) Investigate 3 (+10) Knowledge [Physical Sciences] 8 (+15) Knowledge [Popular Culture] 3 (+10) Knowledge [Technology] 8 (+15) Medicine 3 (+10) Notice 8 (+10) Search 3 (+10) Sense Motive 8 (+10) Feats: 12PP Equipment 4 Improvised Tools Inventor Jack-of-All-Trades Luck 3 Speed of Thought Uncanny Dodge [Auditory] Enhanced Feats Accurate Attack Power Attack Quick Change Takedown Attack 2 Equipment: 4PP = 20EP The Law Rider (Vehicle; Motorcycle) [10EP] The AnneX (Headquarters; Abandoned Outpost in Z-Space) [10EP] Powers: 62 + 8 = 70PP Device 15 ("Justice Armor"; 75PP Container; Flaws: Hard-To-Lose; Feats: Restricted 2 [Only you can use];) [62PP] (Invention, Technology) I.D.E.A. System 3.2 (16PP Container) [16PP] Super-Movement 1 ("Z-Space Portal"; Options: Dimensional Movement [To and From Z-Space]; Extras: Portal (+2), Feats: Alternate Power 1, Progression [Portal Size] 3) (Up to 50ft x 50ft portal) [8PP] (Dimensional, Magic, Z-Space) AP: Teleport 4 ("Combat Teleport"; Flaws: Short-Range; Feats: Change Direction, Change Velocity, Turnabout) (400 ft. distance) {7/7PP} Super-Senses 8 (Options: Counter Visual Concealment, Counters Visual Obscure, Uncanny Dodge [Visual]) [8PP] (H.U.D., Computer Analysis, Combat Subroutines) M.O.D. System 5 (10PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 1, Dynamic Alternate Power 2) [13PP] DBP: Protection 0-10 (Total Toughness +5 to +15) {0-10PP} DAP: Enhanced Feats 0-10 (Dodge Focus 0-10; Total Defense +5 to +15) {0-10PP} M.O.V.E. System 2.5 (5PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 2) [7PP] BP: Leaping 3 ("Jump Jets") (Leap distance x10: Running 120 ft.) [3PP] + Super-Strength 1 (+5 Effective Strength, heavy load: 600 lbs.) [2PP] {5/5PP} (Rockets) AP: Speed 3 ("Boost Jets"; 50 mph, 440 ft./rnd) [3PP] + Super-Strength 1 (+5 Effective Strength, heavy load: 600 lbs.) [2PP] {5/5PP} (Rockets) AP: Impervious Toughness 5 ("Armor Plating") {5/5PP} (Armor) R.I.D.E.R. System 2.8 (14PP Container) [14PP] Enhanced Feat 2 (Accurate Attack, Power Attack [2PP] (Combat Subroutines] Enhanced Feat 1 (Quick Change) [1PP] (Collapsible Armor) Enhanced Trait 4 (Attack Bonus+2) [4PP] (Combat Subroutines) Enhanced Trait 2 (Defense Bonus+1) [2PP] (Combat Subroutines) Enhanced Trait 3 (Reflex Save +2) [2PP] (Combat Subroutines) Features 2 (Built-in Subtle Computer) [2PP] (Computer, A.I. System) Protection 1 [1PP] (Armor) Z-Space Arsenal 11 (22PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 3) [25PP] BP: [16 + 2 + 4 = 22/22PP] Damage 6 ("Justice Strike"; Extras: Penetrating 5; Feats: Accurate 2, Improved Critical 2, Mighty) [16PP](Kicks, Punches, Enhanced Musculature, Motors, Bludgeoning Damage Type) Enhanced Feat 2 (Takedown Attack 2) [2PP] (Rapid Strikes) Enhanced Strength 4 [4PP] (Enhanced Musculature) AP: Blast 6 ("Justice Buster"; Extras: Penetrating 1; Feats: Accurate 4, Indirect 3, Variable Descriptor 2 [Any Technological]) {22/22PP} (Blaster, Variable Ammunition, Z-Space Portals) AP: [18 + 4 = 22/22PP] Damage 8 ("Rocket Hammer"; Feats: Accurate, Extended Reach, Improved Critical 2, Knockback 5, Mighty) [18PP] (Hammer, Bludgeoning Damage Type) Enhanced Strength 4 [4PP] (Enhanced Musculature) AP: Obscure 9 ("Smoke Grenade"; Options: Visual Obscure; Extras: Independent (+0); Feats: Indirect 3) (2500 ft. area radius) {21/22PP} (Grenade, Smoke, Z-Space Portals) Gadgets 1 ("Justice Driver Utility Belt"; 5PP Variable Power, Any Power, Multiple Powers At Once; Extras: Action [Move] Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Hard-To-Lose) [8PP] (Invention, Technology) Sample powers Drawbacks: (-3) = -3PP Normal Identity (Major, Uncommon; Free action to activate, Normal ID has no access to Justice Armor; Requires Justice Driver Utility Belt to activate) [-3PP] DC Block Name Range Save Effect Attack Bonus Unarmed Touch DC17 TOU (staged) Damage +4 Unarmed – Justice Armor Touch DC19 TOU (staged) Damage +6 Justice Strike Touch DC25 TOU (staged) Damage +10, Crit 18-20, Penetrating 5 Justice Buster 60 ft. DC21 TOU (staged) Damage +14, Penetrating 1, Indirect 3, Variable Descriptor 2 [Any Technological] Rocket Hammer 5 ft. DC27 TOU (staged) Damage +8, Crit 18-20, Knockback 5 Totals: Abilities (38) + Combat (16) + Saving Throws (17) + Skills (27) + Feats (12) + Powers (70) - Drawbacks (-3) = 177/186 Power Points
  4. Hex Alternate Identity: Leonard "Len" Kepler Base of Operations: Emerald City Concept: Superhero Wizard Table of Contents Allies & Enemies Costume & Appearance Current Role & Hooks Design Notes Headquarters History Personal Life Personality & Motivation Powers & Skills Timeline Allies & Enemies Allies Briana Whitethorne An old-school, broom-riding, wand-firing, cauldron-stirring, gravelly voiced, Scotch-drinking, pipe-smoking, dirty joke telling witch. She likes to tell people to "Grasp my rod!" She claims it never gets old. She learned about Len's magical talent at the same time that Eris did. She fought off Eris's minions, and took Len as her apprentice and sidekick for twelve years, teaching him everything he knows. At the start of 2019, she told Len she was leaving, though she didn't say why, where she was going, or how long she would be gone. She gave her pocket universe and its contents to him as a "graduation present." Her current whereabouts are unknown. Mr. Hewitt The ghost of an Englishman who serves as the butler of Len's pocket dimension. He served Briana Whitethorne, and when ownership of the "manse" changed hands, he decided to stay on. He appears as a translucent pale blue version of his former self, with a wisp of blue mist instead of legs. He is not bound to the manse; in fact, he refers to it as his "refuge." He politely deflects any attempts to pry into his reasons for staying and serving the household. Cryptic comments have indicated that he was a butler in life as well, and that he lived through both World Wars. Enemies Eris Also known as "Discordia," the goddess of chaos from the Greco-Roman pantheon. When she became aware of Len and his talent, she sent her minions to recruit him, so that she might use him to sow more chaos in the mortal world. Briana Whitethorne intercepted her minions and fought them off. In the dozen years since, her minions have clashed with Briana and Len several more times, either when she made a renewed effort to recruit him, or when they became aware of one of her schemes and foiled it. Eris is bitter, petty, and jealous at the best of times. She never lets go of a grudge or a slight. Her minions have a habit of showing up at the worst possible time for people like Len. Costume & Appearance Hex carries a black wooden staff almost as tall as he is, carved from ebony and etched with dozens of runes. He wears a sleeveless indigo robe that goes down to about mid-calf, over a lighter lavender tunic. The robe has a high upturned collar, and is affixed to the tunic with a pair of brooches sitting just under his collar bones, purple sapphires about the size of chicken eggs cut into a hexagonal shape and set into gold. The tunic goes down to just above his knees, and is belted at the waist with an indigo sash. The chest of the tunic is embroidered with a black disc containing white lines arranged in a "Flower of Life" design, 19 small interlocking white circles arranged in a hexagon pattern inside one larger circle. The part of the tunic below the waist is slit to divide it into six flaps. Indigo trim traces along the bottom of the tunic. The baggy sleeves of the tunic are tucked into white leather bracers. The left bracer is also etched with runes, and studded with another gold-set egg-sized hexagonal-cut purple sapphire. Below the tunic he wears a pair of baggy indigo leggings, tucked into knee-high white leather boots with large fold-over cuffs. Over his eyes, he wears a set of leather goggles. The strap is soft leather, while the part around the eyes is boiled hard leather. The lenses appear to be glass, but are actually crystal, transparent from the inside but opaque from the outside. When he uses his magic, his irises take on a slight golden glow, which sometimes shines brightly enough to be visible from behind the goggles. When not actively wizarding, his enchanted vestments transform into normal clothing which makes him look like just another Pacific Northwest hipster: A zip-up hooded jacket, blue jeans, combat boots, and a red and black plaid flannel shirt. His goggles turn into vintage-style black square-frame glasses with non-prescription lenses. His bracer morphs into a hexagonal wristwatch with a broken motor, the hands stuck permanently at 6 o'clock ("It's right twice a day!"). Len's body type is colloquially known as a "bear" or a "dad-bod." He's bulky, and extremely hairy, from head to toe. The hair below his neck is significantly darker than the hair on his head, making it stand out. The bulk is mostly muscle, which his body builds easily, layered over a wide frame (he really is "big-boned"), but it's covered with enough fat (which his body also accumulates easily) to completely obscure any definition. His head and hands are both slightly larger in proportion to his body than a normal adult, which makes him appear overall even bulkier. Current Role & Hooks Hex is based primarily in Emerald City, but he's perfectly willing to lend a hand elsewhere if needed. Conventional long-distance travel is a hassle for him, but he has ways of mitigating that. He's best suited to deal with magical and supernatural threats to the city, but he's powerful enough to hold his own against most super-powered menaces. He conducts regular divination rituals in order to figure out where and when he'll be needed, so there's an excuse for him to show up just about anywhere at any time. In combat, Hex's first priority is always to see to the safety of victims and innocent bystanders. He'll throw up protective barriers, heal the wounded, spirit people away from the combat zone, and otherwise use his powers and even his own body to intercept any potential harm to civilians first, only actually crossing swords with supervillains if it's the last option. If he does engage in direct combat, then he tries to keep a cool head, use the minimum force required, and offer the villains multiple chances to surrender peacefully. If they finally do surrender, he'll take them up on it without hesitation, even if they spurned previous offers. Design Notes Hex started out as a (probably joking) challenge from AvengerAssembled for me to "Just make and play a nice guy." Obviously, both Hex and the nature of his magic draw heavy influence from Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura, Dungeons & Dragons, and The Dresden Files. I justify the D&D-ness of it all by telling myself that Freedom City imported a lot of the "D&D paradigm" into their setting, since M&M is ultimately a D&D spinoff anyway. The whole idea of making magic less chaotic by "locking it down" in runes enchanting items is something I read in both R.A. Salvatore's D&D novels and the Dwarf Codexes for Warhammer, and I'm honestly not sure which one of them was stealing from the other. Hex's appearance and a lot of his personality are based on Jason Chorde, one of the core cast members of the long-running webcomic Something Positive. He's also a sort of gender-flipped Mercy from Overwatch, if her abilities came from magic instead of super-science, and if she also had Winston's barrier projector, or Brigitte's or Reinhart's shield. If you want to know exactly what Hex's mentor, Briana Whitethorne, looks and sounds like, then watch Anne Bancroft's portrayal of Mrs. Kennsinger in the movie Malice. From his name to his costume to the manifestations of his powers, Hex obviously has a heavy numerological motif. The name "Hex" has a double meaning, since it's both the Greek word for the number 6, and a Germanic term for magical spells or curses, and the "witches" who cast them. Hex's whole schtick is bringing order out of chaos, and both the number 6 and the hexagonal shape are both often used as symbols of order and organization. The number 6 is significant in mathematics for several reasons, such as being the smallest number divisible by both 2 and 3, and the smallest "perfect number." 6 is also the atomic number of carbon, a fundamental element in chemistry, biology, and technology, and carbon atoms and molecules form hexagonal shapes; it is that structure which gives substances such as diamond their strength. In the animal world, one has only to look to the honeycomb structure of beehives to see these principles manifest. Trivia "Leonard Kepler" is a homage to two great scientists and mathematicians from real-world history, Leonardo DaVinci and Johannes Kepler, two people who, in their own way, helped bring a great deal of order out of chaos. Hex's mentor, "Briana Whitethorne," is named for "Briana" and "Whitethorn," my mother's first two AD&D PCs, both wizards. Mr. Hewitt is named for Christopher Hewett, the actor who portrayed the eponymous protagonist on the sitcom Mr. Belvedere. Hex's barge home is a homage to Duncan MacLeod's barge from the first couple seasons of Highlander. Hex began his magical tutelage at age eleven, the same age as first-year students at Hogwarts in Harry Potter. Headquarters The exterior of Hex's headquarters is a small "barge house," a trailer home sitting on a flat-bottom boat used for towing cargo up and down rivers, little more than a raft with a motor attached. The motor isn't functional. It's just for show. There are runes carved into the bottom of the barge, which Hex uses to summon a water elemental when he needs to move the barge. The door to the trailer is surrounded by invisible runes. Anyone who opens the door without knowing and activating those runes opens the door to a normal trailer home. When the door runes are activated, the outer door opens into a pocket dimension containing a large mansion. The amenities include Briana Whitethorne's extensive library, which includes many occult texts, and her workshops, stocked with tools and materials for a wide variety of crafts, mundane and supernatural, as well as a scrying mirror which Hex can use to turn any reflective surface in Emerald City into a window, through which he can see, hear, and communicate with people on the other side. The walls of the manse are etched with translation runes, which allow all within the manse to communicate freely with each other. A few doors in the manse lead to unfinished rooms, which only partially exist. After more than twelve years in residence, there are still some rooms Hex has never entered. One room of the manse contains a standing portal to the Elemental Realms. Spirits from those realms, usually a few dozen at any one time, use that portal to gain entry to the manse, which they then work to maintain and defend. Their efforts are organized by the butler, Mr. Hewitt (see "Allies" above). The elemental spirits are of limited intelligence, greater than a normal animal but less than that of a normal person. Most of them take the forms of animals, such as dogs and birds. The spirits are not slaves; they can use the portal freely to return to their home dimension at any time. Mr. Hewitt is the only spirit who occupies the manse on a permanent basis. The elementals are a transient population. In order to enter the estate, the elementals must accept a voluntary geas which, for the duration of their stay, imposes a non-aggression pact between them, and obligates them to clean, repair, and defend the manse, in exchange for a regular supply of "treats" for them to consume. These "treats" mostly consist of manifestations of opposing elements which they can consume. For example, the fire spirits are usually provided with combustible materials, while the water spirits are usually provided with open flames for them to quench. History Leonard Kepler was born in the right place at the right time. His parents lived in Emerald City, and it was expected that he would be born there. However, during his mother's ninth month of pregnancy, her father, his maternal grandfather, died suddenly. His parents had to drive out to the remote small town in rural Oregon where he lived for the funeral. They had no idea that their route passed close by a nexus point where several "ley lines" of magical energy crossing the planet intersected, spilling that magical energy into the nearby area. They also didn't know that they passed under a very specific and rare alignment of stars in the sky. Leonard's mother went into labor on the way to her father's funeral, and delivered her son into a point of time and space which imbued him with a natural talent for channeling magical energy and imposing his will upon it. His parents made it just in time for the funeral, with the new baby in tow, making the whole occasion emotionally complicated for all involved. Len's childhood was unremarkable at first. He excelled academically, so his parents made sure to move wherever they could find the best schools in town. The best schools were always in rich neighborhoods, so his family, despite being poor, always wound up living on the periphery of rich neighborhoods, and he always wound up being the one poor kid in a class full of yuppies and trust-fund brats. He seemed normal until he was 8 years old, when his talent began to manifest, mostly in the form of astoundingly unlikely mechanical failures everywhere he went. He was always big for his age, but when puberty hit, he grew like a weed. The combination of being a "teacher's pet," a "fat ogre," poor, and a walking technical difficulty was more than the adolescent could take, so he began lashing out. This caused the manifestations of his magical talents to intensify, which eventually drew supernatural attention to him. As a goddess of Chaos, Eris, also known as Discordia (see Threat Report), became aware of Len when he was eleven years old, and sent her minions to recruit him. Fortunately for Len, and probably the rest of the world, that effort was foiled by Briana Whitethorne, a witch who intercepted and defeated the minions of Eris, and convinced Len's parents to let her take him on as her apprentice. For the next twelve years, while his siblings went to school, Len spent nine months out of every year by Briana's side, studying and practicing in her pocket-dimension home, and taking frequent jaunts across the multiverse, dimension-hopping to alternate Earths, visiting different time periods, and even traveling to more exotic planes of existence, like the Astral and the Elemental Realms. Briana appeared to be in her mid-fifties, but various interactions and artifacts Len observed over the years suggested she was much older. Briana taught Len how to use spells, conduct rituals, and forge and brew magical talismans and potions, to control, direct, and when necessary, unleash the magical energy he tapped into. Almost as a by-product of the different magical traditions they researched, he wound up with a knowledge base of history and mythology worthy of a graduate degree in several different humanities. In 2018, after a dozen years, Briana declared one day, with no warning and little fanfare, that Len was her student no longer, but a wizard in his own right, and announced her intention to leave, though she did not say where (or when?) she was going. She bequeathed the pocket universe and all its contents to Len as a "graduation present," pulling up its dimensional anchor and folding up the whole thing into a literal deed which she signed over to him before departing. He decided to purchase a house-barge moored on the Emerald City coast and anchor the pocket dimension there, where he could keep a safe distance from the heart of the city while still having relatively easy access to it. From there, he casts daily divinations to determine when and where he'll be needed to protect the city and its people. Personal Life Len doesn't have much of a personal life yet, but he's working on it. The nature of his magic cuts him off from much of the modern human world, but he bridges the gap where he can. He tries to get out of his "house" for recreational purposes once or twice a week, even if it just means taking his guitar to a park or his book to a coffee shop (one of the rare ones without wi-fi, for obvious reasons) when he could more easily stay at home. Personality & Motivation In any comedy duo, Len would be the Straight Man that a Wacky Zany Guy would play off of. He carried a lot of anger when he was a child, but his training with Briana, especially in meditation, helped him to let go of that anger a long time ago. When he learned how to control his magic, he also learned how to control his feelings. The angry kid grew up to be a mellow adult, a "gentle giant" who just tries to be nice to people, help out, do the right thing, and avert or de-escalate conflicts instead of initiating or exacerbating them. He radiates a calm, quiet confidence that many people find disarming (a confidence borne of over a decade of traveling the multiverse and escaping or fighting off Death in many forms), with a big smile that comes easily and spreads all the way up to his eyes. Powers & Skills Hex has a natural talent for tapping into and channeling the "raw and chaotic magical energy" of The Phoros, another dimension inhabited by beings of the same name, "immortal, immaterial, glowing spheres of light and fire." (See The Book of Magic.) His magical training focused on bringing Order out of that primordial Chaos to which he was attuned, in several different ways. He can cast spells, conduct rituals, or imbue physical items with magic power. Generally, the more time and labor intensive the method of shaping and controlling the magic, the less chance there is of it "leaking out" and wreaking havoc on himself or his environment (see "Walking Techbane" under "Complications," below). He casts spells by quickly speaking incantations and tracing symbols in the air with his fingers. The words are mostly from ancient Atleantean and Lemurian dialects, though they sometimes include snippets of more "mundane" ancient languages, like Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Old Norse, or Sanskrit. They are mostly invocations, entreaties, or references to various mystical entities, realms, and forces across the multiverse. Some of the symbols he traces in the air are Atlantean or Lemurian runes (though, again, sometimes they belong to more "mundane" dead tongues), while others are sigils he created himself, which would require study of his own notes in his private spellbooks to understand. Often, while casting, golden flames will erupt from his eyes and surround his hands, and his fingers will leave burning streaks in the air which will linger for several moments. When trying to go unnoticed, he can whisper or mutter the incantations, and suppress the light show, but the spells are usually more effective when the casting is more bombastic and theatrical. This is the use of his magic which generates the desired effect most quickly, but which is also the most likely to disrupt local technology and/or "snap back" on him, so he limits himself to minor utility spells. He can also conduct lengthy rituals, using a complex combination of spoken incantations, physical movements, runes drawn or carved upon objects and/or the surrounding environment, certain clothes worn (or not worn), and employing all manner of special props or ingredients, ranging from candle flames to animal body parts. His most common application for this use of his magic is to draw an arcane circle upon the ground and cast specially-crafted rune stones into it, in order to divine past and future events, in a manner similar to Scandinavian mystics (though the runes carved upon his stones are all sigils of his own design). He does this regularly in order to figure out when and where his aid will be needed. This use of his magic is less likely to disrupt local technology or harm himself than spell casting, but it is also far more time and labor intensive. Finally, he can imbue magical energy into physical items. This method of magic use is by far the most time and labor intensive for him, but is also the one least likely to cause chaotic side-effects, as it imposes the most direct and permanent "Order" upon the innate "Chaos" of his magic. The items are most effective and resilient when he crafts them himself, which is why his tutelage under Briana included "mundane" skills like sewing, carpentry, and metalsmithing. Then he etches magical runes, mostly sigils of his own design, into the object. Often, the etchings are filled in with ink or dust which includes exotic ingredients. Most of the magical items he crafts are temporary in nature, limited use protective charms or brewed potions which provide some power after consumption which wears off once the liquids have been fully metabolized. The few permanent items he has created involved "locking down" a significant portion of his own personal magical talent, basically carving off a piece of his own soul and trapping it inside the object. If the object were destroyed, that piece of his soul would come rushing back into him, with potentially explosive results. Hex's magic focuses mainly on the summoning, shaping, and unleashing of direct "force," a magical version of pure kinetic energy. To protect himself and others, he uses the runes embedded in his robes to create selectively-permeable force fields and constructs, in the form of glowing golden transparent floating hexagons. To shelter large groups or to protect people from explosions or falling debris, he'll create domes or walls made up of multiple interlocking hexagons, what some would call a "beehive barrier." When he requires personal defense, he'll create one or more hexagons of various sizes, some connected and some not, which will hover and orbit around him, rapidly repositioning themselves and clustering together as necessary to block incoming attacks. Other runes woven into the back of his robes harness that same force to create giant feathered wings of pure energy which allow him to fly. The runes carved into his staff, meanwhile, allow him to cast healing spells, or, if combat is required, to cover the staff in one of several different glowing auras, each a different color accompanying a different effect. One punches opponents away, while another punches through them, and a third ignores their physical body to punch their soul (or rough equivalent). Hex also dabbles in dimensional magic, mostly for travel and storage, and minor divination (obtain information, find what is lost), conjuration (create something from nothing) and transmutation (alter the something that already exists) spells for utility. He doesn't use any mind-controlling or mind-altering magic, or any necromancy aside from the "white necromancy" of healing wounds and curing diseases, in both cases more for ethical reasons than on account of any lack of aptitude. Hex has his talent for channeling magic because of when and where he was born, but that talent has nothing to do with genetics. His parents are both physically unremarkable, and any examination or testing of his body or genes would show a "normal" baseline human. The change brought on by the circumstances of his birth was not to his body, but to his soul. Timeline 1995 Leonard "Len" Kepler is born in rural Oregon, and raised in Emerald City. 2003-2006 Len's magical talent beings to manifest. 2006 Eris tries to recruit Len as a minion. The witch Briana Whitethorne foils that attempt. Len begins his apprenticeship with Briana Whitethorne. 2006-2018 Briana and Len travel throughout the multiverse and time and space, righting wrongs and saving people. They run afoul of Eris's minions several times. 2018 Briana declares Len's apprenticeship to be at an end, proclaiming him "a wizard in his own right." She passes ownership of her pocket dimension mansion to him as a "graduation present." 2019 By Summer's End (IN PROGRESS): Hex meets with a dragon on behalf of some Emerald City cryptids. Down In The Underground (IN PROGRESS): Hex attends a gathering of wizards in honor of Earth-Prime's new Master Mage, Phantom.
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In Brief: Jason Chorde + Non-Snarky Harry Dresden + Gender-flipped Witch-skin Mercy with Winston's barrier projector Character: Hex Power Level: 12 (Built as PL9) Tradeoffs: None Power Points: 185/187 PP Unspent Points: 2 Alternate Identity: Leonard "Len" Kepler Identity: Secret Legal Status: USA citizen with no criminal record Birthplace: By the side of a county road in rural Oregon, USA Base of Operations: Emerald City, Oregon/Washington, USA Residence: A small house-barge moored on the Southern Shore Occupation: Wizard Affiliations: Briana Whitethorne (Mentor), Mr. Hewitt (Ghost Butler), Various Elemental Spirits who maintain and defend his headquarters Family: Mother, Father, Two Younger Siblings (A set of fraternal twins, Brother and Sister), Various extended family members DESCRIPTION Age: 24 (Date of Birth: 1995) Apparent Age: 24 Gender: Male Ethnicity: Caucasian American mutt of mixed ancestry, including, but not limited to, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Scandinavian Height: 6’4" Weight: 285 lbs. Hair: Blond Eyes: Green (Gold when using magic) Hex carries a black wooden staff almost as tall as he is, carved from ebony and etched with dozens of runes. He wears a sleeveless indigo robe that goes down to about mid-calf, over a lighter lavender tunic. The robe has a high upturned collar, and is affixed to the tunic with a pair of brooches sitting just under his collar bones, purple sapphires about the size of chicken eggs cut into a hexagonal shape and set into gold. The tunic goes down to just above his knees, and is belted at the waist with an indigo sash. The chest of the tunic is embroidered with a black disc containing white lines arranged in a "Flower of Life" design, 19 small interlocking white circles arranged in a hexagon pattern inside one larger circle. The part of the tunic below the waist is slit to divide it into six flaps. Indigo trim traces along the bottom of the tunic. The baggy sleeves of the tunic are tucked into white leather bracers. The left bracer is also etched with runes, and studded with another gold-set egg-sized hexagonal-cut purple sapphire. Below the tunic he wears a pair of baggy indigo leggings, tucked into knee-high white leather boots with large fold-over cuffs. Over his eyes, he wears a set of leather goggles. The strap is soft leather, while the part around the eyes is boiled hard leather. The lenses appear to be glass, but are actually crystal, transparent from the inside but opaque from the outside. When he uses his magic, his irises take on a slight golden glow, which sometimes shines brightly enough to be visible from behind the goggles. When not actively wizarding, his enchanted vestments transform into normal clothing which makes him look like just another Pacific Northwest hipster: A zip-up hooded jacket, blue jeans, combat boots, and a red and black plaid flannel shirt. His goggles turn into vintage-style black square-frame glasses with non-prescription lenses. His bracer morphs into a hexagonal wristwatch with a broken motor, the hands stuck permanently at 6 o'clock ("It's right twice a day!"). Len's body type is colloquially known as a "bear" or a "dad-bod." He's bulky, and extremely hairy, from head to toe. The hair below his neck is significantly darker than the hair on his head, making it stand out. The bulk is mostly muscle, which his body builds easily, layered over a wide frame (he really is "big-boned"), but it's covered with enough fat (which his body also accumulates easily) to completely obscure any definition. His head and hands are both slightly larger in proportion to his body than a normal adult, which makes him appear overall even bulkier. HISTORY Leonard Kepler was born in the right place at the right time. His parents lived in Emerald City, and it was expected that he would be born there. However, during his mother's ninth month of pregnancy, her father, his maternal grandfather, died suddenly. His parents had to drive out to the remote small town in rural Oregon where he lived for the funeral. They had no idea that their route passed close by a nexus point where several "ley lines" of magical energy crossing the planet intersected, spilling that magical energy into the nearby area. They also didn't know that they passed under a very specific and rare alignment of stars in the sky. Leonard's mother went into labor on the way to her father's funeral, and delivered her son into a point of time and space which imbued him with a natural talent for channeling magical energy and imposing his will upon it. His parents made it just in time for the funeral, with the new baby in tow, making the whole occasion emotionally complicated for all involved. Len's childhood was unremarkable at first. He excelled academically, so his parents made sure to move wherever they could find the best schools in town. The best schools were always in rich neighborhoods, so his family, despite being poor, always wound up living on the periphery of rich neighborhoods, and he always wound up being the one poor kid in a class full of yuppies and trust-fund brats. He seemed normal until he was 8 years old, when his talent began to manifest, mostly in the form of astoundingly unlikely mechanical failures everywhere he went. He was always big for his age, but when puberty hit, he grew like a weed. The combination of being a "teacher's pet," a "fat ogre," poor, and a walking technical difficulty was more than the adolescent could take, so he began lashing out. This caused the manifestations of his magical talents to intensify, which eventually drew supernatural attention to him. As a goddess of Chaos, Eris, also known as Discordia (see Threat Report), became aware of Len when he was eleven years old, and sent her minions to recruit him. Fortunately for Len, and probably the rest of the world, that effort was foiled by Briana Whitethorne, an old-school broom-riding, wand-firing, cauldron-stirring, gravelly voiced, Scotch-drinking, pipe-smoking, dirty joke telling ("Hey, grasp my rod! Hah!") witch. Briana intercepted and defeated the minions of Eris, and convinced Len's parents to let her take him on as her apprentice. For the next twelve years, while his siblings went to school, Len spent nine months out of every year by Briana's side, studying and practicing in her pocket-dimension home, and taking frequent jaunts across the multiverse, dimension-hopping to alternate Earths, visiting different time periods, and even traveling to more exotic planes of existence, like the Astral and the Elemental Realms. Briana appeared to be in her mid-fifties, but various interactions and artifacts Len observed over the years suggested she was much older. Briana taught Len how to use spells, conduct rituals, and forge and brew magical talismans and potions, to control, direct, and when necessary, unleash the magical energy he tapped into. Almost as a by-product of the different magical traditions they researched, he wound up with a knowledge base of history and mythology worthy of a graduate degree in several different humanities. In 2018, after a dozen years, Briana declared one day, with no warning and little fanfare, that Len was her student no longer, but a wizard in his own right, and announced her intention to leave, though she did not say where (or when?) she was going. She bequeathed the pocket universe and all its contents to Len as a "graduation present," pulling up its dimensional anchor and folding up the whole thing into a literal deed which she signed over to him before departing. He decided to purchase a house-barge moored on the Emerald City coast and anchor the pocket dimension there, where he could keep a safe distance from the heart of the city while still having relatively easy access to it. From there, he casts daily divinations to determine when and where he'll be needed to protect the city and its people. PERSONALITY & MOTIVATION In any comedy duo, Len would be the Straight Man that a Wacky Zany Guy would play off of. He carried a lot of anger when he was a child, but his training with Briana, especially in meditation, helped him to let go of that anger a long time ago. When he learned how to control his magic, he also learned how to control his feelings. The angry kid grew up to be a mellow adult, a "gentle giant" who just tries to be nice to people, help out, do the right thing, and avert or de-escalate conflicts instead of initiating or exacerbating them. He radiates a calm, quiet confidence that many people find disarming (a confidence borne of over a decade of traveling the multiverse and escaping or fighting off Death in many forms), with a big smile that comes easily and spreads all the way up to his eyes. When he's not saving the world, or researching new ways to save the world, he likes to curl up with a cup of coffee and a good book, or sing and play on his guitar (at which he's middling, at best). He's a regular at one of the rare local coffee houses that doesn't have wi-fi, for obvious reasons. POWERS & TACTICS Hex has a natural talent for tapping into and channeling the "raw and chaotic magical energy" of The Phoros, another dimension inhabited by beings of the same name, "immortal, immaterial, glowing spheres of light and fire." (See The Book of Magic.) His magical training focused on bringing Order out of that primordial Chaos to which he was attuned, in several different ways. He can cast spells, conduct rituals, or imbue physical items with magic power. Generally, the more time and labor intensive the method of shaping and controlling the magic, the less chance there is of it "leaking out" and wreaking havoc on himself or his environment (see "Walking Techbane" under "Complications," below). He casts spells by quickly speaking incantations and tracing symbols in the air with his fingers. The words are mostly from ancient Atleantean and Lemurian dialects, though they sometimes include snippets of more "mundane" ancient languages, like Egyptian, Greek, Latin, Old Norse, or Sanskrit. They are mostly invocations, entreaties, or references to various mystical entities, realms, and forces across the multiverse. Some of the symbols he traces in the air are Atlantean or Lemurian runes (though, again, sometimes they belong to more "mundane" dead tongues), while others are sigils he created himself, which would require study of his own notes in his private spellbooks to understand. Often, while casting, golden flames will erupt from his eyes and surround his hands, and his fingers will leave burning streaks in the air which will linger for several moments. When trying to go unnoticed, he can whisper or mutter the incantations, and suppress the light show, but the spells are usually more effective when the casting is more bombastic and theatrical. This is the use of his magic which generates the desired effect most quickly, but which is also the most likely to disrupt local technology and/or "snap back" on him, so he limits himself to minor utility spells. He can also conduct lengthy rituals, using a complex combination of spoken incantations, physical movements, runes drawn or carved upon objects and/or the surrounding environment, certain clothes worn (or not worn), and employing all manner of special props or ingredients, ranging from candle flames to animal body parts. His most common application for this use of his magic is to draw an arcane circle upon the ground and cast specially-crafted rune stones into it, in order to divine past and future events, in a manner similar to Scandinavian mystics (though the runes carved upon his stones are all sigils of his own design). He does this regularly in order to figure out when and where his aid will be needed. This use of his magic is less likely to disrupt local technology or harm himself than spell casting, but it is also far more time and labor intensive. Finally, he can imbue magical energy into physical items. This method of magic use is by far the most time and labor intensive for him, but is also the one least likely to cause chaotic side-effects, as it imposes the most direct and permanent "Order" upon the innate "Chaos" of his magic. The items are most effective and resilient when he crafts them himself, which is why his tutelage under Briana included "mundane" skills like sewing, carpentry, and metalsmithing. Then he etches magical runes, mostly sigils of his own design, into the object. Often, the etchings are filled in with ink or dust which includes exotic ingredients. Most of the magical items he crafts are temporary in nature, limited use protective charms or brewed potions which provide some power after consumption which wears off once the liquids have been fully metabolized. The few permanent items he has created involved "locking down" a significant portion of his own personal magical talent, basically carving off a piece of his own soul and trapping it inside the object. If the object were destroyed, that piece of his soul would come rushing back into him, with potentially explosive results. Hex's magic focuses mainly on the summoning, shaping, and unleashing of direct "force," a magical version of pure kinetic energy. To protect himself and others, he uses the runes embedded in his robes to create selectively-permeable force fields and constructs, in the form of glowing golden transparent floating hexagons. To shelter large groups or to protect people from explosions or falling debris, he'll create domes or walls made up of multiple interlocking hexagons, what some would call a "beehive barrier." When he requires personal defense, he'll create one or more hexagons of various sizes, some connected and some not, which will hover and orbit around him, rapidly repositioning themselves and clustering together as necessary to block incoming attacks. Other runes woven into the back of his robes harness that same force to create giant feathered wings of pure energy which allow him to fly. The runes carved into his staff, meanwhile, allow him to cast healing spells, or, if combat is required, to cover the staff in one of several different glowing auras, each a different color accompanying a different effect. One punches opponents away, while another punches through them, and a third ignores their physical body to punch their soul (or rough equivalent). Hex also dabbles in dimensional magic, mostly for travel and storage, and minor divination (obtain information, find what is lost), conjuration (create something from nothing) and transmutation (alter the something that already exists) spells for utility. He doesn't use any mind-controlling or mind-altering magic, or any necromancy aside from the "white necromancy" of healing wounds and curing diseases, in both cases more for ethical reasons than on account of any lack of aptitude. Hex has his talent for channeling magic because of when and where he was born, but that talent has nothing to do with genetics. His parents are both physically unremarkable, and any examination or testing of his body or genes would show a "normal" baseline human. The change brought on by the circumstances of his birth was not to his body, but to his soul. In combat, Hex's first priority is always to see to the safety of victims and innocent bystanders. He'll throw up protective barriers, heal the wounded, spirit people away from the combat zone, and otherwise use his powers and even his own body to intercept any potential harm to civilians first, only actually crossing swords with supervillains if it's the last option. If he does engage in direct combat, then he tries to keep a cool head, use the minimum force required, and offer the villains multiple chances to surrender peacefully. If they finally do surrender, he'll take them up on it without hesitation, even if they spurned previous offers. COMPLICATIONS Disruption: There is no such thing as perfect order. Some chaos always slips out. Every system, no matter how efficient, wastes some energy. If Hex fails a Concentration check to maintain a power, then in addition to letting the power switch off, the GM can give him a Hero Point in exchange for declaring that he has lost control of his magic; it "misfires" in some way that causes something bad to happen. (Based on the drawback introduced in The Book of Magic.) Enemy (Eris): Eris still hasn't forgotten the boy who spurned her. Her minions clashed with Briana and Len several times during Len's apprenticeship. And now that the boy is a man, Briana isn't around to protect him anymore. The GM can give him a Hero Point in exchange for Eris or her minions or pawns attacking or otherwise disrupting him at the worst possible times. Honor: Some villains are going to escape or gain some sort of advantage because Hex will be too busy helping an innocent bystander to stop them. Other villains are going to get surprise attacks on Hex because they offered a phony surrender or begged for mercy and he relented. Obligations (Family, Mentor): If Briana or his family call for his help, he'll drop everything and run to their aid. The GM can give him a Hero Point in exchange for having them request his aid at the worst possible times. Prejudice: While out on the town, Len disguises himself as just another hipster, and for better or for worse, a lot of people are going to treat him as such. The GM can give him a Hero Point in exchange for a penalty or automatic failure on a Diplomacy check if the NPC hates what they think Len represents. Rivalry (Siblings): Len's siblings have been justifiably jealous of his awesome magical life at several points during their emotional development, and others could potentially play on that jealousy, either to gain information about him, or even to enlist direct aid in harming him. Even if one of them had to be mind-controlled into betraying him, they would suffer a penalty to resist that mind control effect, since it would play on their existing darkest desires. Secret (Identity): Len has a loving local family, and any adversaries who learned about his double life could threaten or harm them. Walking Techbane: The type of magic Hex uses is fundamentally incompatible with technology. His magic comes from Chaos, and Technology is an application of Order. Technology uses the existing laws of physics to perform tasks, while his magic changes and distorts the local laws of physics. The use of his magic, and sometimes merely his presence, causes Reality to fight with itself, and the outcome is never certain. For Hex, using magic in the vicinity of machines is like shoving his hand into the innards of an active engine. It's possible that his hand will be fine, but that the engine parts will break or slip out of place, bringing the whole thing grinding to a halt. It's also possible that his hand will be shredded but the engine will go on running without noticing. Or it's possible that his hand will be shredded and the engine will break. Any time Hex uses his magic near a machine (the GM can decide what "near" means), the GM can give him a Hero Point in exchange for inflicting one or more of the following consequences: Hex's effective power rank is reduced. Hex's power effect just fails. Hex suffers Damage, or some other Attack power effect. One or more nearby machines malfunctions, shuts off, surges, shorts out, and/or breaks. Hex hits one or more nearby machines with an Uncontrolled Nullify effect, and/or an Uncontrolled Damage or Disintegrate effect, effectively Linked to whatever power he was using, possibly with the Side-Effect flaw (so that he will suffer Damage or some other Attack power effect if the machines make their saving throws). ABILITIES 36PP Strength: 18 (+4) (Heavy Load: 300 lbs.) Dexterity: 10 (+0) Constitution: 18 (+4) Intelligence: 16 (+3) Wisdom: 16 (+3) Charisma: 18 (+4) COMBAT 16PP Initiative: +0 (+0 Dex) Attack: +4, +8 Magic Staff Grapple: +8 (+4 Melee Attack, +4 Str) Defense: +8/+4 (+4 Base, +4 Magic Robes), +4/+2 Flat-Footed Toughness: +10/+4 (+4 Con, +6 Force Field) Knockback Resistance: 5/2 ATTACK RANGE SAVING THROW EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC19 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Physical) Staff Strike Touch +5ft DC21 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Physical) Staff Strike (Blue Aura) Touch +5ft DC19 Fortitude (Harmless) Healing + Boost Staff Strike (Gold Aura) Touch +5ft Opposed Trip vs +10 Prone + Knockback DC25 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Energy) Staff Strike (Red Aura) Touch +5ft DC20 Fortitude (Staged) Drain Toughness DC25 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Energy, Lethal) Staff Strike (Violet Aura) Touch +5ft DC20 Will (Staged) Drain Wisdom DC25 Will (Staged) Damage (Energy) Force Construct (Dropped) Touch* DC19 Reflex Avoided DC24 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Energy) Force Construct (Trap) Touch DC19 Reflex Trapped inside object Finding Spell 200 miles DC19 Will Limited ESP Element/Energy Spells Perception DC11 Fortitude (Staged) Drain Toughness DC16 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Any “Magic”) Telekinesis Perception/Area Opposed Grapple vs +1 Pinned/Bound DC16 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Energy) Dimensional Pocket Touch/Grapple DC16 Reflex Trapped inside pocket dimension *The force constructs can only be created at Touch-range, but if he were flying or otherwise elevated, he could potentially create one in mid-air and then drop it onto one or more enemies. SAVING THROWS 15PP Fortitude: +8 (+4 Con, +4PP) Reflex: +8/+4 (+0 Dex, +4 Magic Robes, +4PP) Will: +10 (+3 Wis, +7PP) SKILLS 108R = 27PP Concentration 10 (+13) Craft (Artistic) 12 (+15) Craft (Structural) 12 (+15) Diplomacy 11 (+15) Knowledge (Arcane Lore) 17 (+20) Knowledge (Cosmology) 7 (+10) Knowledge (History) 7 (+10) Knowledge (Theology/Philosophy) 7 (+10) Languages 2 (Atlantean, English [Native], Lemurian) Notice 7 (+10) Perform (Singing) 1 (+5) Perform (Stringed Instruments) 1 (+5) Search 7 (+10) Sense Motive 7 (+10) FEATS 5PP Artificer Attack Specialization (Magic Staff) Equipment 8 (40EP)Veteran Reward Interpose Ritualist Trance EQUIPMENT 8PP = 38/40EP Acoustic Guitar [1EP] Masterwork Chalk & Rune Stones [1EP] Masterwork Compass [1EP] Fixed-Gear Bicycle (Vehicle) [6EP] Size: Medium [0EP] Defense: 0 (DC10) [0EP] Toughness: 6 [1EP] Strength: 20 (Medium Load: 266 lbs.) [2EP] Powers: [3EP] Features 1 (Marked with a magic rune) [1EP] Speed 2 (25MPH) [2EP] Pocket Dimension Inside A Barge House (PL12 HQ) [29EP] On the outside, a small trailer home sitting on a flat-bottom boat, little more than a raft with a motor attached. On the inside, a mansion. The interior structure is maintained and defended by a few dozen elemental spirits, organized by Mr. Hewitt, the ghost butler who served Briana Whitethorne and decided to remain with the estate when it changed hands. One room contains a standing portal to the Elemental Realms. The elemental spirits are of limited intelligence, greater than a normal animal but less than that of a person. Most of them take the forms of animals, such as dogs and birds. The spirits can use that portal freely to return to their home dimension at any time; they are not slaves. However, in order to enter the estate from the Elemental Realms, they must accept a voluntary geas which imposes a non-aggression pact between them, and obligates them to clean, repair, and defend the manse for as long as they choose to occupy it, in exchange for a regular supply of "treats" for them to consume. These "treats" mostly consist of manifestations of opposing elements which they can consume. For example, the water spirits are usually provided with fire for them to quench. Mr. Hewitt is the ghost of an Englishman. He appears as a translucent pale blue version of his former self, with a wisp of blue mist instead of legs. He is not bound to the manse; in fact, he refers to it as his "refuge." He politely deflects any attempts to pry into his reasons for staying and serving the household. Cryptic comments have indicated that he was a butler in life as well, and that he lived through both World Wars. Size: Diminutive Exterior / Large Interior [2EP] Toughness: 10 [1EP] Features: [26EP] Defense System 4 (Damage, Snare, Suffocate, Trip) (Spirits) Dimensional Portal (Elemental Realms of Air, Earth, Fire, & Water) Dual Size Fire Prevention System (Spirits) Greenhouse Holding Cells 2 (Toughness 15, Nullify) Library 2 (Masterwork) Living Space Personnel (Spirits) Pool Powers 2 (36/48PP) Comprehend 3 (Languages 2 [Speak Any/All Simultaneously], Spirits, Extras: Affects Others, Area [General, Stationary, Burst], Flaws: Limited [Others], Feats: Progression [Area Size] 4 [100ft/rank = 300ft radius]) [13PP] (Translation Runes) Communication 7 (Range: 200 miles, Sense Type: Mental, Extras: Area, Linked [ESP], Flaws: Limited [One-Way], Medium [Reflective Surfaces], Feats: Dimensional [Earth-Prime], Selective) [6PP] (Scrying Mirror) ESP 7 (Range: 200 miles, Sense Types: Auditory + Visual, Extras: Duration [Sustained], Simultaneous, Flaws: Action 2 [Full], Medium [Reflective Surfaces]) [14PP] When Hex uses the mirror, every reflective surface within the area becomes a potential window through which he can see and hear. If an intelligent creature is near one of those surfaces, Hex can communicate with them telepathically. They will see his image in the mirror, and hear his voice as if he were speaking to them, but it's all in their mind. They will have to speak or write to reply, so any other observers will see or hear them normally, but those other observers will only catch a glimpse of Hex in the mirror and hear his voice if they make a DC17 Notice check. Features 1 (Temporal Inertia) [1PP] (Pocket Dimension Outside of Space and Time) Swimming 2 (5MPH) [2EP] The physical motor attached to the rear of the barge doesn't work. It's just for show. When Hex needs to move the barge, he activates runes etched into the underside to summon a water elemental. Sealed (Defensive Runes) Security System 2 (DC25) (Defensive Runes) Self-Repairing (Spirits) Think-Tank (Spirits) Workshop 4 (Mundane Crafts, Magical Inventions, Both Masterwork) 1 + 1 + 1 + 6 + 29 = 38EP POWERS 86PP Devices 11 (55PP Container [Passive, Permanent], Flaws: Hard-To-Lose, Feats: Quick Change [Transforms into normal clothes and accessories as a Free Action], Restricted [Magic users]) [46PP] Magic Robes: [28PP] (Transforms into normal clothing) Enhanced Defense 4 (Extras: Linked [Enhanced Reflex, Force Field, Immunity]) [8PP] ("Abbridon’s Aegis") Enhanced Reflex 4 (Extras: Linked [Enhanced Defense, Force Field, Immunity]) [4PP] Force Field 6 (Extras: Linked [Enhanced Defense, Enhanced Reflex, Immunity], Feats: Selective) [7PP] Immunity 2 (Critical Hits, Extras: Force Field [Free Action, Sustained Duration], Linked [Enhanced Defense, Enhanced Reflex, Force Field], Flaws: Unreliable [50%]) [1PP] Flight 3 (50MPH / 500ft per Move Action) [6PP] ("Abbridon’s Wings") Immunity 2 (Environmental Cold, Environmental Heat) [2PP] ("Abbridon's Succor") Magic Bracer: [14PP] (Transforms into a wristwatch) Create Object 9 (Max Volume: 9 cubes, Max Toughness: 9, Lifting Strength: 45 [Heavy Load: 6 tons], Extras: Linked [Environment Control], Flaws: Range [Touch], Feats: Progression [Max Volume] 1 [10ft cubes], Selective, Stationary, Tether) [13PP] (Force Constructs, "Abbridon’s Aegis") Environment Control 1 (Light [Level 2], Area: 5ft radius, Extras: Linked [Create Object], Flaws: Range [Touch]) [1PP] (Glowing Force Constructs, "Abbridon's Lantern") Magic Goggles: [13PP] (Transforms into a pair of glasses) Comprehend 1 (Languages 1 [Read Any]) [2PP] ("Eyes of Ios") Super-Senses 4 (All Visual-type senses, Extras: Counters Concealment, Counters Illusion) [4PP] ("Eyes of Ios") Super-Senses 10 (Magic Awareness, Descriptor Frequency: Very Common, Sense Type: Visual [Default: Accurate, Acute, Ranged], Extras: Counters Obscure ["Darkness" Descriptor], Penetrates Concealment, Tracking, Flaws: Limited [Counters Obscure only works for an individual sense, the Magic Awareness, not the entire Visual sense type], Drawbacks: Power Loss [Penetrates Concealment cannot penetrate Lead, Frequency: Uncommon]) [8PP] (Magic Aura Vision, "Eyes of Ios") Vulnerability (Visual Sensory effects, while Super-Senses are active, Frequency: Uncommon, Intensity: Minor [+1 DC]) [-1PP] Device 7 (35PP Container [Passive, Permanent], Flaws: Easy-To-Lose, Feats: Restricted [All powers except the Staff Strike are restricted to Magic users]) [22PP] (Magic Staff) Environment Control 1 (Light [Level 2], Area: 5ft radius, Extras: Action 2 [Free], Flaws: Range [Touch]) [3PP] ("Abbridon's Lantern") Magic Staff 14 (28PP Array, Feats: Alternate Power 4) [32PP] Base Power: [5PP] (Staff Strike) Damage 2 (Feats: Accurate, Extended Reach [10ft], Mighty) [5PP] Alternate Power: [28PP] (Azure Aura, "Abbridon’s Healing Touch") Healing 9 (Extras: Action [Standard], Restorative, Flaws: Limited [Others], Feats: Extended Reach [10ft]) [28PP] Alternate Power: [28PP] (Golden Aura, "Abbridon's Rebuke") Damage 6 (Extras: Linked [Trip], Feats: Accurate, Extended Reach [10ft], Knockback 8 [Effective Damage 18], Mighty) [17PP] Trip 10 (Extras: Knockback, Linked [Damage], Flaws: Range [Touch], Feats: Improved Throw) [11PP] Alternate Power: [28PP] (Violet Aura, "Ghost Strike," "Soul Strike," "Abbridon’s Judgement") Drain Wisdom 10 (Extras: Alternate Save [Will], Linked [Damage], Feats: Accurate, Extended Reach [10ft], Drawbacks: Full Power) [11PP] Damage 6 (Extras: Alternate Save [Will, 10 ranks], Linked [Drain], Feats: Mighty) [17PP] Alternate Power: [28PP] (Crimson Aura, "Jaws of Vhoka The Devourer") Drain Toughness 10 (Extras: Affects Objects, Linked [Damage], Feats: Accurate, Extended Reach [10ft], Incurable, Drawbacks: Full Power) [22PP] Damage 6 (Extras: Linked [Drain], Feats: Mighty, Drawbacks: Lethal) [6PP] Magic 5 (10PP Array, Feats: Alternate Power 8) [18PP] Base Power: [10PP] (Channeling Raw Magical Energy, Chaos Magic, "Flames of Phoros") Drain Toughness 9 (Extras: Affects Objects, Area [General, Burst, 45ft radius], Linked [Damage, Nullify], Flaws: Distracting, Limited [Objects], Limited [Machines], Side-Effect [Damage], Drawbacks: Full Power) [2PP] Damage 9 (Extras: Area [General, Burst, 45ft radius], Linked [Drain, Nullify], Flaws: Distracting, Limited [Objects], Limited [Machines], Side-Effect [Damage]) [3PP] Nullify 9 (All “Technology” effects, Extras: Area [General, Burst, 45ft radius], Linked [Damage, Drain], Flaws: Distracting, Range [Touch], Side-Effect [Damage]) [5PP] Alternate Power: [10PP] (Conjuring Spells, "Weyan’s Wheel of Workings") Create Object 1 (Max Volume: 1 5ft cube, Lifting Strength: 5 [Heavy Load: 50 lbs.], Extras: Duration [Continuous], Range [Perception], Feats: Innate, Precise, Progression [Object Toughness] 5 [Max Toughness: 6], Subtle, Drawbacks: Power Loss 2 [When unable to speak and gesture, Frequency: Common]) [10PP] Alternate Power: [9PP] (Element/Energy Control Spells) Drain Toughness 1 (Extras: Affects Objects, Linked [Damage], Range 2 [Perception], Feats: Precise, Subtle, Variable Descriptor 2 [Any "Magic"], Drawbacks: Power Loss 2 [When unable to speak and gesture, Frequency: Common]) [6PP] Damage 1 (Extras: Linked [Drain], Range 2 [Perception]) [3PP] Alternate Power: [10PP] (Dimensional Magic, "Ahgrazul’s Vault") Dimensional Pocket 1 (Extras: Duration 3 [Continuous, Lasting], Flaws: Medium [Existing pockets and containers], Requires Grapple, Feats: Progression [Cargo] 8 [25 tons], Subtle, Drawbacks: Power Loss 2 [When unable to speak and gesture, Frequency: Common]) [10PP] Alternate Power: [10PP] (Force Magic, Telekinesis, "Hands of Lamal") Move Object 1 (Lifting Strength: 5 [Heavy Load: 50 lbs.], Extras: Area [General, Burst], Damaging, Range [Perception], Selective, Feats: Precise, Progression [Area Size] 4 [100ft/rank = 100ft radius], Subtle, Drawbacks: Power Loss 2 [When unable to speak and gesture, Frequency: Common]) [10PP] Alternate Power: [9PP] (Divination Magic, Rune-Casting Ritual) Super-Senses 8 (Postcognition, Precognition, Extras: Simultaneous, Drawbacks: Action 4 [1 minute], Noticeable, Power Loss 2 [When unable to conduct ritual, draw an elaborate circle on the ground, and/or when deprived of specially prepared rune stones, Frequency: Common]) [9PP] Alternate Power: [10PP] (Divination Magic, Finding Spell) Telelocation 7 (Range: 200 miles, Extras: Duration [Sustained, Lasting], Flaws: Limited [Only learns the target's direction relative to him, not their exact location], Medium [Requires a piece of the target, or an object heavily infused with the target's resonance], Feats: Progression [Counter Rank / Saving Throw] 2 [Rank 9 / DC19], Rapid 8 [x100,000,000, Take 20 to Search maximum area in less than a second as a Free Action], Drawbacks: Action [1 minute], Noticeable, Power Loss 2 [When target is hidden behind a lead barrier, or when deprived of specially prepared compass, Frequency: Common]) [10PP] Alternate Power: [10PP] (Dimensional Magic, Folding Space, Teleportation, "Gates of Ios") Teleport 4 (Range: 1 mile, Extras: Accurate, Portal [Duration: Concentration], Flaws: Action [Move Action to open portal], Distracting [Flat-Footed on any round when he opens or maintains a portal], Medium [Existing Doors], Feats: Change Direction, Dimensional [Between Earth-Prime and Pocket Dimension HQ], Progression [Portal Size] 1 [10ft x 10ft], Subtle, Drawbacks: Power Loss 2 [When unable to speak and gesture, Frequency: Common]) [10PP] Alternate Power: [10PP] (Transmutation Spells) Transform 1 (Any Inanimate Object Into Any Other Inanimate Object, Extras: Duration [Continuous, Lasting], Range [Perception], Feats: Progression [Mass] 3 [10 lbs.], Precise, Subtle, Drawbacks: Power Loss 2 [When unable to speak and gesture, Frequency: Common]) [10PP] Examples of "Minor Transmutation Spells": Transform locked objects into unlocked objects. Transform broken/torn objects into repaired/mended objects. Transform dirty objects into clean objects. Transform wet objects into dry objects. Change the temperature of an object, to hot, cold, or lukewarm. Heat up food. Chill a drink. Change the taste of food or drink by transforming it into a differently-seasoned version of itself. Change the color of an object. Inscribe text onto an object, or erase text from an object. Abilities (36) + Combat (16) + Saving Throws (15) + Skills (27) + Feats (5) + Powers (86) - Drawbacks (0) = 185/187 Power Points
  6. Emerald Spider Power Level: 10/13 (180/203PP) Unspent Power Points: 23 Trade-Offs: None In Brief: Your friendly neighbourhood spider hero. Catchphrase: "It's the duty for those who can to protect the weak." Theme: Catch Me If You Can, Girls Generation Alternate Identity: Peri Pyeng (Secret) Birthplace: Emerald City Residence: Bethlehem Heights, Emerald City Occupation: Air Conditioner Repairs Affiliations: None Family: Mi-yeong Pyeng (mother, deceased), Jin-ho Pyeng (father), Myung-sook Pyeng (Grandmother), Jae Pyeng (Aunt) Description: Age: 27 (DoB: 25th February 1991) Gender: Female Ethnicity: Korean-American Height: 5'5" Weight: 125 lbs Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Peri has only recently begun to look more into her appearance, though she still gives it as little attention as she can manage. Her hair is usually kept relatively short and tied up to keep it out of the way. With a little more responsibility she's begun to dress appropriately in a pantsuit, though they are fairly cheap and often dirty from her hands-on way of working. When not working she dresses for comfort and utility not really worrying about how fashionable her choices appear to everyone else. The superhero costume she wears is based on the original hoodie she was wearing when she first appeared as Emerald Spider, though a dark green rather than the black of the original. Over the costume is a fine web-like silver pattern, that increases the efficiency of the Spdr Rig. The Spdr Rig itself has been improved over time and is now three distinct unit's the two gloves, now green with the silver thread like the rest of the costume, and a slim silver belt. The gloves have a series of capsules around the wrist, whilst the belt is mostly made up of them, then generated the quantum field and provides power. To hide her identity beneath the hood she wears a green hood and goggles. History: Peri still remembers well what her mother would always tell her before she went away on deployment, Mi-yeong serving in the armed forces, that it was her duty to protect those that couldn't protect themselves. To her shame, a young angry Peri told her mother that she didn't care about those stupid people, what she said wasn't important (though she can remember it in vivid detail) what matter was that she never came back from that flight. The young Peri didn't cry or show any emotion of her mothers death, instead, she made a promise of herself that she would do everything she could to make her mother proud. Already possessing a keen mind she applied herself to her studies, paying less attention to the science fields that she loved in favour of the more practical fields of engineering. Whilst she didn't have many friends or go on many dates she was content to follow this path and was rewarded with top grades at both High School and University. With such amazing grades there was a clamour of several top companies trying to recruit her to there company. At that point her future looked bright. After careful consideration she chose Nerio Concepts a small research firm that was working to create a device to project a force field to both protect the wearer and allowed limited flight function. The snappily named Spdr Rig was she was told to help emergency services to safely reach trapped and injured people for when they couldn't rely on superheroic help. Though she didn't originally develop the suit she quickly figured out its manufacture and made numerous improvement to the systems operations, indeed she already had numerous ideas for the second Rig once the first proved successful. The one fateful night she was doing final checks on the Spdr Rig's computers when she discovered there was a function to allow the suit to generate and expel a potentially dangerous burst of energy. Digging further she discovered more hidden functions that allowed the Spdr Rig to be weaponised, this went against the purpose she believed for the suit could and should be used for. Carefully she began to rooting through the companies computers she further discovered this was the actual aim of the project and that the Spdr Rig was to be sold off to the highest bidder. However, she wasn't careful enough and was confronted by a group of strangely armored guards, finally making her realised that the company was a front of a Super-Criminal organisation. With no other choice, she donned the Spdr Rig and used it to escape, without harming anyone in the process, escaping into the night. Thinking it was over she was shocked to be awoken the next morning by the police to be informed that the place had been burnt down in a fire, one that they had evidence that she'd started, and had claimed several lives. They didn't quite arrest her but did take her into custody, where a company lawyer explained that this could all go away if she told them where the Spdr Rig was now. She didn't even hesitate and instead told them that the Rig was destroyed, ready to accept whatever they had in store for her. To her surprise instead of arresting her or worse, they released her though in the cruellest thing they could do they had her blacklisted meaning she could never work in the field she had dedicated her life. Never being a quieter she picked herself up and rebuilt her life the best she could, having no plans to do anything with the Spdr Rig she wasn't as far as she was concerned a hero. Collecting the Spdr Rig to finally destroy it, better than it falling into the wrong hands, she spotted a mother and daughter about to be hit by a runaway bus. Without thinking she leapt into action snatching the two up and away from the danger, by scaling a nearby building with them. Having been caught on many cameras overnight she became a local hero, dubbed the Emerald Spider. Finally, she had a way to do good and help others in memory of what her mother had done. With Emerald Cities having few superheroes Emerald Spider was quickly adopted by the populous as there hero, an honor that Peri has taken very seriously. Keeping fiercely independent Emerald Spider hasn't only saved lives and fought villains she's also spoken out about the ills that befallen even a city as lucky as Emerald Cities. Whilst some have criticised her being so vocal most love her for standing up for her home, some snidely pointing out that most of those Freedom City heroes never even set foot in Emerald Cities. Away from the cowl being such a vocal hero has bought Peri out of her shell and bought out the communicator that had been inside her all along. This has allowed her to move up in her job, to a better-paying position, and a new apartment away from her father, though she has to share with her only slightly older Aunt Jae. But being a hero as well known as Emerald Spider can't help but bring out powerful enemies... Personality & Motivation: Peri's entire life has been focused in many ways to helping others, feeling that in this way she honors the memory of her mother. Even though she knows it's not her fault she's never been able to shake the guilt of the last things she said before her mother died. Though she's still very serious her time as Emerald Spider has affected her greatly, allowing her an outlet to enjoy herself has made her less stern. She's even been known to tell a joke now and again! Whilst she's Emerald Spider she's much more relaxed, having little time to overthink things she tends to rely on her instincts to deal with challenges. What started as a way to deal with her nerves, quips and joke at the expense of her enemies, has turned into something she now does naturally. Powers & Tactics: Peri's relies on her enhanced agility to keep constantly moving, making herself a difficult target to hit as can. She will do hit and run tactics, especially on ground base targets, hopefully keeping out of the way of potential danger. Mainly she chooses to make herself the main target of any attack, so others can take advantage of this fact. She's been doing this long enough to be a competent fighter, though she still prefers to use other means before fighting itself. Power Descriptions: The Spatial Distortion Resonance Rig (Spdr Rig) generates a field that works on strong and weak atomic forces to either attract or repel the operator from objects around them. The various way that this can be used is done with a series of complicated finger movements, despite several alterations to the design of the Rig she's kept the hand gestures her main thought is that this makes it's difficult for other to try an operate. The rig itself consists of a pair of gloves and belt and boots that all work together to generate the field, this had been enhanced by the fine silver mesh she's inlaid throughout her costume, the web pattern it forms was just a bonus. Because of the way the three interact lose of any of them will disrupt the function of the device. The Spdr Rig when active generates a shimmer in the air of a twisting of cords in the air, a visualization of multidimensional superstrings or quantum filaments, the solidity of these cords depends on how concentrated that part of the field is currently, from almost hidden by the silver web of her costume for her force field to almost solid for her Spdr Blast. Continued exposure to these fields has subtly altered her own quantum signature allowing her to do some of the Spdr Rig's abilities without wearing the apparatus. It's only recently that she's discovered this and she's still exploring the range of these powers and what possible harm they could cause to her. Complications: Don't run on Triple A's: Manipulating the fundamentals of the universe is a little power draining, to say the least, at the most inopportune moments her Spdr Rig can sometimes run out of juice making things difficult, to say the least. With Great Power: Peri is driver by the memory of her mother to always try and do the right things. She will push herself to her very limits, and sometimes beyond, to try and stop the villains. Can't fool Nana: Whilst Peri has managed to hide her identity in Emerald City from everyone except one, Nana Myung-sook. Nana had seen through her disguise almost immediately and got Peri to confess to the fact. Whilst it's mostly a bonus, giving Peri someone to talk to about her problems, Nana Myung-sook can't help but try to get involved in her granddaughter business putting herself in danger. Superheroin' don't pay the bills: Whilst she's managed to earn herself a better job, though she still spends lots of time on skyscraper roofs, the continuous improvement and power needs of the Spdr Rig still take up a substantial portion of her wages. Abilities: 0 + 6 + 0 + 12 + 6 + 6 = 30PP Strength: 10/18 (+0/+4) Dexterity: 16/24 (+3/+7) Constitution: 10/22 (+0/+6) Intelligence: 22 (+6) Wisdom: 16 (+3) Charisma: 16 (+3) Combat: 16 + 12 = 28PP Initiative: +3/+7 Attack: +10 Spdr Blast +8 Base Defense: +10 (+6 Base, +4 Dodge Focus), +3 Flat-Footed Grapple: +8/+16 Knockback: -5 Saving Throws: 5 + 5 + 5 = 15PP Toughness: +6/+10 (+0/+6 Con, +4 Force Field) Fortitude: +5/+11 (+0/+6 Con, +5) Reflex: +8/12 (+3/+7 Dex, +5) Will: +8 (+3 Wis, +5) Skills: 132R = 33PP Acrobatics 8 (+11/+15) Bluff 7 (+10) Climb 6 (+6/+10) Computers 9 (+15) Craft (Electronics) 9 (+15) Craft (Mechanical) 9 (+15) Diplomacy 7 (+10) Escape Artist 3 (+6/+10) Gather Information 7 (+10) Intimidate 7 (+10) Investigate 4 (+10) Knowledge (Physical Sciences) 9 (+15) Knowledge (Technology) 9 (+15) Language 1 (English [Native], Korean) Notice 12 (+15) Perform (Percussion) 1 (+4) Search 9 (+15) Sense Motive 7 (+10) Stealth 8 (+11/15) Feats: 11PP Acrobatic Bluff Attack Specialization (Spdr Blast) 1 Dodge Focus 4 Evasion 2 Move-by Action Takedown Attack 1 Uncanny Dodge (Auditory) 1 Powers: 12 + 8 + 8 + 2 + 24 + 1 + 8 = 63PP Enhanced Constitution 12 Quantum Enhancement [12PP] (Quantum, Physiology) Enhanced Dexterity 8 Quantum Enhancement [8PP] (Quantum, Physiology) Enhanced Strength 8 Quantum Enhancement [8PP] (Quantum, Physiology) Leaping 2 (Jump x 5, Running Jump 70ft, Standard Jump 35ft, Hight Jump 17ft) Quantum Enhancement [2PP] (Quantum, Physiology) Spdr Rig 8 (40PP Device, Easy to Lose) Quantum Manipulator [21PP] (Quantum, Technology) Damage 10 (Spdr Blast, 100ft range, Extra: Range Feat: Alternative Powers 4) [24PP] Dazzle 10 (Blinding Filaments, Visual Sense, 100ft range) [20PP] Snare 9 (Snaring Filament, 225 ft range Feats: Improved Range, Tether) [20PP] Snare 6 (Snaring Filaments, 60 ft range, 60ft radius burst Extra: Area Burst (General) Feat: Progression, Tether) [20PP] Trip 9 (Trippin' Filament, 90 ft range, 90ft radius burst Extra: Area Burst (General) Feat: Progression, Improved Throw) [20PP] Flight 4 (Swinging Filament, 100 mph / 880 ft/rnd Flaw: Gliding, Forward Only) [3PP] Force Field 4 [4PP] Impervious Toughness 1 [1PP] Super-Movement 2 (Quantum Cohesion, Slow-Fall, Wall-Crawling 3) [8PP] Super-Senses 1 (Field Distortion, Danger Sense) [1PP] (Quantum) Super-Strength 4 (+20 Str, Heavy Load 4,800 lbs) [8PP] (Quantum, Physiology) DC Block Attack Range Save Effect Spdr Blast Ranged DC Toughness Damage Dazzle Ranged DC 20 Fort/Ref Blinded Snare Ranged Area DC 16 Ref Snare Snare Ranged DC 19 Ref Snare Trip Ranged DC 19 Trip Unarmed Ranged DC 19 Toughness Damage Totals: Abilities (30) + Combat (28) + Saving Throws (15) + Skills (33) + Feats (11) + Powers (63) = 180/203 Power Points
  7. Oz Power Level: 13 (built as PL 12; 193/196PP) Trade-Offs: Attack/Damage Varies; -2 Defense +2 Toughness Unspent Power Points: 3PP In Brief: A Wandering Wizard Washed up on the dimensional Shores by a Transdimensional Tornado Residence: Small Cottage on the Outskirts of emerald city Base of Operations: Earth Prime Theme: The Anomaly Catchphrase: Various Wizard Swears Alternate Identity: Oswald Zappelius Identity: O.Z. Birthplace: The Emerald City (Earth A-Eldrich-1 “Oz”) Occupation: "Retired" Affiliations: Wood clan Cryptids Family: Astra (Pet Cloud Sheep) Description: Age: 52 Apparent Age: 52 Gender: Male Ethnicity: Caucasian Height: 5’8” Weight: 384 lbs Eyes: Green Hair: Black Power Descriptions: making use of powerful osmian magic Oswald’s spells are spectacular to behold, kaleidoscopic in nature to the point of near garishness as he chants mystically and makes arcane gestures to direct the energies at his disposal with the practised hand of a master History: If one were to ask Oswald about his life back home he would claim to be a simple wizard who rose to greatness and after leaving his work to his apprentice left to travel the worlds of the cosmic coil, this is not entirely true; He is indeed a wizard from the dimension known as Oz (almost identical to the world depicted by L. Frank Baum) he is infact that worlds former master mage and after being defeated in a succession duel by his former apprentice was exiled from his home reality to prevent an imbalance of power between the Cardinal Archmages of the Arcanocracy (his objection to that method of government was also a factor in his banishment) Allowed just enough time to gather his personal belongings and to prepare his pet cloud sheep (Astra) for travel his aethernautic balloon was torn from its course by a cosmic Eddie (unbeknownst to him by the fairly recent terminus invasion) crash landing in what appeared to be a tornado veined with kaleidoscopic lightning. He has since found his feet and using his extreme proficiency with transmutation magic purchased himself an idyllic Cottage and enough land for Astra to quite happily wander around He has since come into contact with and arranged to work with the wood clan of cryptids around the emerald cities in exchange for small favours and the use of a dwelling within the city proper. Personality & Motivation: Though he has accepted that he is no longer the master mage of his home dimension and has never been one for earth prime he still feels that it is his responsibility as an Wizard to intervene on behalf of the everyman with the more malignant or mystic forces of the universe. Nothing rouses his ire so much as evil mystics and his usually pleasant demenour vanishes like rain from a forge when confronted by them. Powers & Tactics: An experienced and powerful caster, Oswald is a master of several schools of magic, though he has little talent and little intrest for Necromantic or mindbending spells he bears a tremendous natural talent for transformative spells. Quite an old and out of shape man, Oswald is aware that he can quickly exhaust himself and so carefully assesses wether it is more prudent to try and overwhelm a foe or carefully conserve his stamina, he will prefer to see to any bystanders before engaging in combat Complications: Outta shape: Oswald is quite out of shape and overweight, a mix of his advancing age and dependence on magic for day to day tasks, it is only chasing his escape artist pet that has allowed him to maintain his rather robust constitution, though he can quickly tire if over exerting himself and is prone to mistakes when strained so. Wandering Lonely as a Cloud: Astra Is a Magical creature from Oswalds Home dimension, she much like a cloud desires to wander anywhere the wind blows and has a frustrating proclivity for escaping her pens and finding trouble The circle is complete: Oswalds former apprentice was not of his own choosing but rather provided him by the cardinal council, a young and powerhungry magiocratic noble whom Oswald spent the better part of his tenure reigning in, it deeply troubles him that they now hold such an important position in Oz’s hierarchy and the dimensional landscape, for her part, Edraphine Dispises her old teacher and is most certainly not above using her powers and position to attack and spite him Wibbly wobbly Mumbo Jumbo: Ozmian Magic is a school that requires gestures and incantations to function properly, if bound and gagged or otherwise deprived of the freedom to move his hands and speak freely Oswald can be denied the use of his powers, less total means my alter the intended effects of his spellcasting Smoked Out: Oswald has a unique reaction to skin contact with smoke, in that he begins to turn into smoke himself, though this is not instantaneous and removing himself from the area allows him to reconstitute himself it is still an extremely traumatic experience and as such though he is practically fearless he still possesses and instinctual aversion to smoke and fire. ABILITIES: -2 + 4 + 8 + 8 + 4 + 0 = 22pp Strength 8 (-1) Dexterity 14 (+2) Constitution 18 (+4) Intelligence 18 (+4) Wisdom 12 (+1) Charisma 10 (+0) COMBAT: 8+8 = 16pp Initiative: +12 (+4 Int, +8 improved initiative) Attack: +4, +10 w/ Wizard of Oz Array Grapple:+3 (+4 base attack -1 strength) Defense: +10 (+4 base +6 Dodge focus); +2 flat-footed Knockback: -7, -2 without Force Field SAVES: 4+4+10 = 18pp Toughness: +14/+4 (+4 Con, +10 Force Field) Fortitude: +8 (+4 Con +4) Reflex: +6 (+2 Dex +4) Will: +12 (+2 Wis +10) SKILLS: 16pp (64 ranks) Concentration 8 (+10) Craft (artistic) 4 (+8) Knowledge (arcane Lore) 16 (+20)Ultimate Effort Language 4 (English [Native], Auran, Aquan, Ignan, Terran) Navigate 8 (+12) Notice 8 (+10) Pilot 8 (+10) Sense Motive 8 (+10) FEATS: 19pp Attack Specialization 3 ("Wizard of Oz" Array) Dodge Focus 6 Eidetic Memory Evasion Fearless Improved Initiative 2 Luck Ritualist Speed of Thought Ultimate Effort (Knowledge: Arcane Lore) Uncanny Dodge (Hearing) POWERS: 8+ 10 + 12 + 72 = 102pp All powers have the Magic Descriptor Device 2 (Emerald-Lensed Pince-Nez Glasses; Flaw: Hard to Lose) [8pp] Super-Senses 10 (counters concealment: Visual, counters illusion: Visual, counters obscure (all): Visual, detect: Hidden)[10/10pp] Gadgets 2 ("Arcane Reliquary," Magic, Dimensional; Flaws: Easy to loose; assign 10pp Pool of traits as a standard action) [12pp] Sample Gadgets "Catalytic Lens": Enhanced Feats 10 (adds 10 ranks progression mass to "Transfiguring Gaze" [2.5 million lbs]) [10/10pp] "Clockwork Key": Super Movement 2 ("Cosmic key"; Magic, Dimensional; Dimensional 2 [mystic dimensions]; Extras: Portal; PFs: Alternate power 2) [10pp] AE: Transform 1 ("Unlock" Transforms Locked locks to unlocked locks, 1lbs; Extra: Duration [Continuous, Lasting]; Flaw: Range [Touch]) {3/8pp} AE: Transform 1 ("Lock" Transforms Unlocked locks to Locked locks, 1lbs; Extra: Duration [Continuous, Lasting]; Flaw: Range [Touch]) {3/8pp} Force Field 10 (mystic barrier) [10pp] Wizard of Oz 30 (60 point Array; PFs: Alternate Power 12) [72pp] BE: Environmental Control 20 ("master aethermancer"; Thaumaturgic ; mix-and-match 3, 2,500 mile radius; Extras: Independent, Selective Attack; Flaws: Range [Touch]) [60/60pp] AE: Blast 14 ("Arcane blast Type 1"; Extra: Autofire; PFs: Affects Insubstantial 2, Homing 4 (10 attempts), Incurable, Indirect 3 (any point, any direction), Precise, Ricochet 4 [4 bounces], Split Attack [2 targets], Variable Descriptor 2 [Broad group - Magic]) [60/60pp] AE: Blast 12 ("Arcane Blast Type 2"; Extras: Area [General, Burst, 45-600 ft. radius], Selective Attack; PFs: Affects Insubstantial 2, Incurable, Precise, Progression [Area] 3 [50 ft. per rank], Progression [Reverse Area] 3, Variable Descriptor 2 [Broad group - Magic]) [60/60pp] AE: Create Object 12 ("Conjure Objects"; Thaumaton Constructs; Max Size: 12 5-1,000' cubes; Extras: Duration [Continuous], Movable (Radius: 60 ft., Strength: 60, Force: 51.2 tons); PFs: Innate, Precise, Progression [Object Size] 7 [up to 1,000 ft.], Selective, Stationary, Subtle) [60/60pp] AE: Create Object 12 ("Emerald Force fields"; Force Max Size: 12x 5-1,000' cubes; Extras: Duration [Continuous], Impervious; PFs: Affects Insubstantial 2, Precise, Progression [Object Size] 7 [up to 1,000 ft.], Selective, Stationary) [60/60pp] AE: Illusion 12 ("Mirage Arcana"; affects all sense types; PFs: Precise, Progression [Area] 10 [10,000 ft. radius]) [59/60pp] AE: Move Object 12 ("Tornado Summoning"; Aerothurgic Strength; STR 60 [Hvy Load 50 tons]; Extras: Area (General, Cylinder, 60 ft. radius + height), Damaging, Selective Attack) [60/60pp] AE: Nullify 12 ("Magic Suppression Wave"; thaumaton suppression; counters all Magic effects at once; Extras: Area [General, Burst, 60 ft. radius], Effortless, Selective Attack) [60/60pp] AE: Strike 14 ("Arcane Blast Type 3"; Extras: Area [Targeted, Cone, 140 ft.], Autofire, Selective Attack; PFs: Incurable, Precise, Variable Descriptor 2 [Broad group - Magic]) [60/60pp] AE: Teleport 9 ("Portal Generation," planar; 900 ft./20,000 miles; Extras: Accurate, Portal, Range [Ranged]; PFs: Easy, Progression [Portal] 5 [250 ft-by-250 ft portal]) [60/60pp] AE: Transform 14 ("Transmuting the transmundane"; Thaumaturgic transmutation; 6/rank [anything to anything], Transforms: 25,000 lbs.; Extras: Duration [Continuous, Lasting); Flaws: Action [Full], Distracting, Range [Touch]; PFs: Extended Reach [5 ft.], Innate, Precise, Reversible) [60/60pp] AE: Transform 12 ("Winds of change"; Thaumaturgic transmutation; 5/rank [any inanimate to any inanimate], Transforms: 5,000 lbs.; Extras: Area [General, Burst, 60 ft. radius], Duration [Continuous, Lasting], Selective Attack; Flaws: Action [Full], Distracting, Range [Touch]) [60/60pp] AE: Transform 10 ("Transfiguring Gaze"; Thaumaturgic transmutation; 5/rank [any inanimate to any inanimate], Transforms: 1,000 lbs.; Extras: Duration [Continuous, Lasting], Range [Perception]; Flaw: Distracting) [60/60pp] DC BLOCK Name Range Save Effect Attack bonus Arcane blast 1 140ft DC29 Tou (staged) Damage +10 Arcane Blast 2 120ft (45ft-600ft radius) DC27 Tou (staged) Damage DC22 Ref For half Arcane Blast 3 140ft cone DC29 Tou (Staged) Damage +10 Transfiguring Gaze Perception DC20 Fort Transform Perception Range Transmuting the Transmundane 5ft Reach DC24 Fort Transform +10 Winds of Change 60ft Radius DC22 fort Transform DC22 Ref for half Magic Suppression Wave 120ft (60ft radius) DC22 Will Nullify DC22 Ref for half Mirage Arcana Perception (10k ft radius) DC22 Will (to disbelieve) Illusion Perception range Tornado Summoning 120ft (60ft Radius and height cylinder) DC27 Tou (Damaging) Move Object DC22 Reflex for half TOTALS Abilities 22 + Skills 16 (64 ranks) + Feats 19 + Powers 102 + Combat 16 + Saves 18 + Drawbacks 0 = 193/196PP
  8. Justice Power Level: 11 (153/164PP) Unspent Power Points: 11 Trade-Offs: Justice Armor [+3ATK / -3DC (Justice Shot), -2ATK / +2DC (Justice Kick)], Stealth Armor [+3ATK / -3DC (Justice Shot), +2DEF / -2TOU], Blaster Armor [+2ATK, -2DC (Justice Shot)] ; No Defensive In Brief: Genius tokusatsu fangirl making her dreams come true. Catchphrase: Time for justice! Theme: The Moment - Miracle of Sound ft. Karliene Alternate Identity: Robin Lynne Langley (Secret) Birthplace: Emerald City Residence: University Hill, Emerald City Base of Operations: University Hill, Emerald City Occupation: PhD Student at Emerald City University, Tech Support Affiliations: None Family: Anna (mother), Lucas (father), Lucas Jr. (2 years older brother), Mark (20 years younger brother), Dottie (paternal grandmother) Description: Age: 23 (DoB: 1997 [April 1st]) Gender: Female Ethnicity: Caucasian Height: 5'5'' Weight: 125 lbs. Eyes: Green Hair:Dark brown Robin is slender, her body honed by years of gymnastics. Her dark brown hair reaches her shoulders and is almost always worn loose. She has green eyes and wears glasses. She will usually dress casually, preferring t-shirts with prints or logos of cartoon characters, dragons and so on. As Justice, Robin tends wear casual clothes, her Justice Driver belt and a red domino mask to hide her identity. She will often combine this with a hoodie when trying to go incognito, while still being in costume. She will usually pull her hair into a pony tail. Activating the Justice driver causes her armor to appear: A dark red suit with purple-pink power lines running up the arms and down the legs from the belt buckle of the Justice Driver belt, with grey metal plating on the chest and shoulders. Her arms and legs are wrapped in dark grey and purple armor, with similar armor plating as the chest area. Her helmet has silver armor plating on the side and two small antenna on top, and a silver armor plate over her mouth, with large purple-pink one-way lenses over her eyes. Robin has also added red scarf in a brighter color to the rest of the armor. History: Robin Lynne Langley has lived in Emerald City her entire life, always wondering why she lived in the one city that didn't seem to have any super heroes at all. Still, she loved heroes of all kinds, and if she couldn't find them by staring up at the sky, she would find them in comics and on the screen. When he older brother Lucas Jr. introduced her to the world of Japanese Tokusatsu, she was sold, even going as far as starting gymnastics due to her inspiration. Growing up, she kept her dream of really seeing heroes alive, Robin eventually decided that one day, she would be a hero. Eventually enrolling at Emerald City University, she sought out any class, course or knowledge that could help her in her goal, ending up with a rather varied curriculum, only broadening her knowledge of science in particular. She was only emboldened by the appearance of the Emerald Spider. Finally, using a combination of her own funds and components made available at the university, Robin created the first version of her Justice Driver and Justice Buster, setting out into Emerald City to become a hero. Personality & Motivation: Robin is a dreamer. Anything is possible if you have the will and make your own means. Intellectually gifted and curious, she will pursue anything that strikes her fancy. A great fan of super heroes, she has been disappointed at the lack of any prominent heroes in Emerald City, which is part of her reason for deciding to become a hero herself. The other part is her great love of Japanese Tokusatsu shows, which has inspired the technology she uses. She is idealistic, usually willing to give almost anyone the benefit of doubt, but can be surprisingly ruthless in combat. Powers & Tactics: Robin will usually try and talk her opponent into surrendering at first. Otherwise, she will engage using her Justice Buster and any other gadgets she has managed to bring along. She will usually do her best to keep her distance rather than get involved in melee combat, unless she has brought gadgets designed for such an occassion. Robin will usually use her full acrobatic abilities to keep mobile. Power Descriptions: Robin posses no innate powers. All her abilities come from gymnastic skills or technology she created herself. At the moment, Robin's main inventions are the Justice Buster and the Justice Driver. The one exception to the rule is Robin's grandmother's amulet, which lets her open portals to Z-Space, and works as a power source for the Justice Driver. The Justice Buster is a slightly over sized gun, but not too large to be fired one handed. It fires bursts of kinetic energy rather than any kind of bullets. The Justice Driver is Robin's prized invention. She can cause a lightweight body armor to appear from the belt, hiding her identity, either by the voice command "Henshin" or by a code entered with her fingerprint on a special program on her phone. Robin has enhanced her design to improve her combat capabilities and flexibility, using the magic power from her grandmother's amulet as a power source for the armor. By opening portals to Z-Space, Robin is able to exchange parts of her armor by remote control, altering her capabilities. She currently has 3 armor configurations: The balanced Justice Armor, the heavily armored and powerful Blaster Armor that improves the power of the Justice Buster and the Stealth Armor, useful for infiltration. Robin has added an utility belt to the Justice Driver, letting her bring a large assortment of gadgets into the field. Complications: Fangirl: Robin is a big fan of super heroes. Meeting a famous hero can give her pause, or at worst go into complete fangirl mode. Secret Identity: Robin tries to keep her identity as Justice a secret. So far, only her grandmother Dottie knows. Family: Robin's family is generally unaware of her activities as Justice, but can all be used against her if a villain were to find out. Motormouth: Robin likes to talk. A lot. She can just keep going if she wants to, and doesn't always know when to not explain something. Superhero 101: For all her good intentions, Robin is rather new to the game, and a lot of her understanding of super heroics comes from movies and tv shows. Not all of this knowledge will necessarily translate to real life. WIP: Robin's Justice Driver is very much a work in progress. It has been known to malfunction in different ways, such as not providing the power it is supposed to. Lack of Funds: Robin isn't exactly poor, but building and maintaining her gadgets takes quite a bit of her resources. Friend In Need: If given a situation where she can stop a villain or save someone, Robin will always try to save another person first, even if it might not be the smartest action. Abilities: 0 + 4 + 4 + 10 + 4 + 4 = 26PP Strength: 10 (+0) / 14 (+2) [w. Justice Armor Form] Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: 14 (+2) / 18 (+4) [w. Justice Driver] Intelligence: 20 (+5) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 14 (+2) Combat: 8 + 8 = 16PP Initiative: +2 / +6 (+4 Improved Initiative from Justice Driver) Attack: +4 Base, See below for breakdown Defense: +4 Base, See below for breakdown Grapple: +4, Justice Armor [+6 (+4 Base Attack, +2 Strength)] Knockback: -2 (TOU 4/2), Justice [-5 (TOU 10/2)], Stealth [-4(TOU 8/2)], Blaster [-11(10 Impervious - TOU 2/2)] Armored Combat Breakdown: Armor Melee Ranged Buster Defense Flat Footed Normal ID +4 +7 +9 +8 +2 Justice Armor +8 +13 +15 +10 +3 Stealth Armor +4 +13 +15 +12 +3 Blaster Armor +4 +7 +9 +8 +2 Saving Throws: 3 + 6 + 6 = 15PP Toughness: +4 (+2 Con, +2 Defensive Roll) (Normal ID) Justice Armor [+10 (+4 Con, +2 Defensive Roll, +4 Protection)] Stealth Armor [+8 (+4 Con, +2 Defensive Roll, +2 Protection)] Blaster Armor [+12 (+4 Con, +2 Defensive Roll, +6 Protection)] Fortitude: +5 (+2 Con, +3) / +10 (+4 Con, +6) [w. Justice Driver] Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6) / +10 (+2 Dex, +8) [w. Justice Driver] Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6) Skills: 96R = 24PP Acrobatics 6 (+8) Bluff 6 (+8) Computers 6 (+11) Concentration 6 (+8) Craft [Electronics]Skill Mastery 7 (+12) Craft [Mechanical]Skill Mastery 7 (+12) Diplomacy 6 (+8) Disable Device 6 (+11) Drive 4 (+6) Gather Information 6 (+8) Investigate 3 (+6) Knowledge [Physical Sciences]Skill Mastery 7 (+12) Knowledge [Popular Culture] 4 (+9) Knowledge [Technology]Skill Mastery 7 (+12) Notice 6 (+8) Search 3 (+8) Sense Motive 6 (+8) Feats: 18PP Attack Focus [Ranged] 3 Attack Specialization [Justice Buster] 1 Defensive Roll 1 Dodge Focus 4 Eidetic Memory Equipment 4 Improvised Tools Inventor Skill Mastery (Craft [Electronics], Craft [Mechanical], Knowledge [Physical Sciences], Knowledge [Technology]) Uncanny Dodge [Auditory] Enhanced Feats Improved Initiative Equipment: 4PP = 20EP The Law Rider (Vehicle; Motorcycle) [10EP] The AnneX (Headquarters; Abandoned Outpost in Z-Space) [10EP] Powers: 5 + 6 + 38 + 8 = 57PP Device 1 ("Grandmother's Amulet"; 5PP Container; Flaws: Easy-To-Lose, Feats: Restricted 2 [Only you can use]) [5PP] (Magic) Super-Movement 1 ("Z-Space Portal"; Options: Dimensional Movement [To and From Z-Space], Extras: Portal (+2), Feats: Progression [Portal Size] 1) [5PP] (Dimensional, Magic, Z-Space) (Up to 10ft x 10ft portal) Device 2 (Justice Buster; 10 PP Container; Flaws: Easy-To-Lose) [6PP] (Invention, Technology) Blast 5 (Justice Shot) [10PP] (Kinetic) Device 9 ("Justice Driver"; 45PP Container; Flaws: Hard-To-Lose; Feats: Restricted 2 [Only you can use];) [38PP] (Invention, Technology) Armor Change Array 17 (34PP Array, Feats: Alternate Power 2, Drawback: Action [Move]) [35PP] (Z-Space) BP: Alternate Form 6.8 ("Justice Armor"; 34PP Alternate Form) {34/34PP} Damage 10 ("Justice Kick"; Feats: Knockback, Mighty) [12PP] (Bludgeoning Damage Type) Enhanced Feats 2 (Attack Focus [Ranged]+2) [2PP] Enhanced Stats 4 (Strength+4) [4PP] Enhanced Trait 8 (Attack Bonus+4) [8PP] Enhanced Trait 4 (Defense Bonus+2) [4PP] Protection 4 [4PP] AP: Alternate Form 6.8 ("Stealth Armor"; 34PP Alternate Form) {34/34PP} Concealment 6 ("Stealth Field"; Options: All Visual, All Auditory) [12PP] (Technology) Enhanced Blast 0 ("Silenced Justice Shot"; Stacks with Justice Shot; Feats: Subtle 2) [2PP] Enhanced Feats 8 (Attack Focus [Ranged] 6, Dodge Focus 2) [8PP] Enhanced Trait 4 (Defense Bonus+2) [4PP] Protection 2 [2PP] Super-Movement 3 (Trackless, Wall-Crawling 2) [6PP] AP: Alternate Form 6.8 ("Blaster Armor"; 20PP Alternate Form) {34/34PP} Blast Array 7 (14PP Array, Feats: Alternate Power 1) [15PP] BP: Enhanced Blast 6 ("Enhanced Justice Shot"; Stacks with Justice Shot to Blast 11; Feats: Homing, Incurable) {14/14PP} (Impact Damage Type) AP: Obscure 7 ("Smoke Grenade"; Options: Visual Obscure; Extras: Independent) {14/14PP} (Smoke) Impervious Toughness 10 [10PP] Leaping 3 ("Jump Jets") [3PP] Protection 6 [6PP] Enhanced Feats 1 (Improved Initiative) [1PP] Enhanced Stats 4 (Constitution+4) [4PP] Enhanced Traits 5 (Fortitude Save+3, Reflex Save+2) [5PP] Gadgets 1 ("Utility Belt"; 5PP Variable Power, Any Power, Multiple Powers At Once; Extras: Action [Move] Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Hard-To-Lose) [8PP] (Invention, Technology) Sample powers Drawbacks: (-3) = -3PP Normal Identity (Major, Uncommon; Free action to activate, Normal ID has no access to Justice Driver or Justice Buster; Requires Utility belt to activate) [-3PP] DC Block Name Armor Range Save Effect Attack Bonus Unarmed All Touch DC15 TOU (staged) Damage +6 Unarmed Justice Touch DC17 TOU (staged) Damage +8 Justice Shot Justice, Stealth 50 ft. DC20 TOU (staged) Damage +15 Justice Shot Blaster 50 ft. DC20 TOU (staged) Damage +9 Enh. Justice Shot Blaster 110 ft. DC26 TOU (staged) Damage +9 Justice Kick Justice Touch DC27 TOU (staged) Damage +8 Totals: Abilities (26) + Combat (16) + Saving Throws (15) + Skills (24) + Feats (18) + Powers (57) - Drawbacks (-3) = 153/164 Power Points
  9. Dalir the Dashing Power Level: 12 (built as PL 10; 182/182PP) Trade-Offs: -5 Defense / -5 Toughness Unspent Power Points: 0 In Brief: Stage Magician with 10 Power Rings Alternate Identity: Dalir Saleh Identity: Secret Birthplace: Emerald City Occupation: Stage Magician, Illusionist Affiliations: None Family: Magnifico the Magician (Grandfather, presumed de...probably alive), Amir ibn Jafar ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Misr (father), Evie Saleh (mother), Corrine Conrad (half-sister) Description: Age: 27 (DoB: Born 19, June 1990) Gender: Male Ethnicity: Mixed (Of Egyptian, and Caucasian descent) Height: 6" Weight: 176 lbs. Eyes: Black Hair: Black Dalir is a tall muscular man whose torso and face are covered in tattoos. Normally favoring a punk rock aesthetic, while on stage wearing a top a top hat and patched suit, heavy makeup, and multiple talismans and necklaces. History: In 1953, Marionette the sole female founding member of the Crime League was murdered under mysterious circumstances. The following year Magnifico the Magician also died...supposedly. Not even his foe Doc Tomorrow was truly convinced that the master of Illusion had truly passed. And for good reason, as Magnifico had simply retired. Not known to any of their teammates but Marionette and Magnifico had fallen for one another. Before her murder, she had even given birth to a daughter who was raised solely by Magnifico. The real reason behind his retirement from crime? Becoming a doting parent. At least until the day he could aim for striking it rich again. Their daughter, Evie, was a chip off the old block. Falling into bad habits she became a bit of a cat burglar known simply as Matron. Selecting her targets through the rich elites whom she would seduce in her civilian identity, Evie was mostly in the game for the thrills. But, the youth soon found herself in a whirlwind romance with a rich teenage playboy who would one day be known to the world at large as ASAD. Although Evie ended up not robbing Amir, she did end up with a souvenir from their time together. She never told Amir about the product of liaison, not that he actively sought her out. And instead, used her criminal talents to work as an engineer with forged credentials. Dalir had heard the tales of his grandmother’s heroics, and his mother made sure to never speak ill of ASAD either. But he had never so much as heard a whisper of his mother’s own tales of villainy. At least until his mother found herself very popular with a number of her old contacts. Among magical circles, it became known that Evie had stolen ten rings from the Eightfold Web cult. These rings had Arcane sigils of Lemurian origin and nine different colored viridian stones, the tenth ring bore a daka stone. More arrogant members of the Order of the Prophet considered the family the supreme authority on magical matters. Various cults wanted a claim on them. And then there were the cryptids... The Cryptid Clans are an alliance of diverse human offshoots, banded together for mutual protection and benefit. In spite of appearances, the various clans do not share the same origin: some are creations of the ancient Preservers, while others are of more recent genesis. The members of the Hidden Peoples are defined by two primary characteristics: their heritage (or genetic origin) and their clan affiliation. Werewolves, stranded aliens, Deep Ones, and various other beings who couldn't possibly blend into regular society without garnering attention. And long before they Eightfold Web ever got its hands on the ten rings, they were a symbol of unity amongst the Cryptids. Evie took Dalir on the run with her as many a magical foe came out of the woodwork. But, she was out of practice. And after a week they found themselves cornered by members of the Eightfold Web. If not for the timely arrival of a gun-slinging Ape, Dalir would be dead at this moment. But, he wasn't quick enough to save Evie. Who was captured by the Web who mistakenly believed she had the rings in her possession. Unaware that as a contingency she had hidden them on Dalir's person. The gun-slinging ape dragged Dalir to meet with the clan elders who explained the situation to him. Viridian Stones are failed Preserver Stones. As such if one had the means a viridian stone could enhance and strengthen existing attributes of the beings they bond to and who bond to them. Including the latent abilities of a superhuman. It used to be a tradition for chosen champions of the Cryptids (one per clan and one per heritage ) to bond with a ring and act as a protector. But, the rings had already bonded to a wielder. And for the first time, it was an "untouched" as the Cryptids came to refer to the ordinary human. Personality & Motivation: Dalir acts as if he is very anti-establishment. This is an act. A sort of defense mechanism for the fact that both sides of his family tree have a lot of names to live up to. A desire to always be the center of attention led to his career in magic to begin with. His self-doubts have also led to a bit of arrogance. Dalir acts as if he has a high opinion of himself. Rarely viewing anyone else as his intellectual equal. An opinion he is all too quick to share when not performing on stage. Sarcasm may as well be a second language to the man. Still, while Dalir may be quick to insult mainstream tastes he will never turn away from someone in need. Including the group of outcasts, destiny has seen fit to charge him with protecting. His primary motivation is finding his mother. Powers (Descriptions & Tactics): At first glance, he is powerless without his ten Cryptid rings. But, even without his rings, Dalir is extremely intelligent. Despite hardly exercising a day in his life, his physique leaves little to be desired. And his intelligence would have made him competitive in any STEM field. Such physical and mental faculties hint at a possible if not outright obvious mutation. His ten rings are made of a golden orichalcum metal. These rings are inscribed with Arcane sigils of Lemurian origin. Each of them a different color, but only a single ring on each hand can be attuned to at the same time. When this is happening the ring in question glows brightly. Each ring whether actively attuned or not creates a glowing force field protecting Dalir from harm. Appearing as if he was surrounded by a rainbow. As such when wearing even one less ring his force field weakens. If someone else were to wield his rings they would theoretically have completely different powers than he does. White: Provides Empathic Healing by taking on the pain of the subject that Dalir wishes to heal. Yellow: Overtaxes a target with a large burden of emotional stress. Causing burnout and exhaustion. Blue: Influences the Emotions of others in whatever manner Dalir wishes. Green: Allows Dalir to read the emotional states of others. Red: Ramps up all the emotions of the target. Making them impulsive and prone to poor decision making. Black: Dalir overwhelms a targets senses driving them towards a state of sensory deprivation Orange: Dalir can use illusions to change his appearance and the appearance of those nearby to anything that pops up into his imagination Indigo: Dalir can create an image of himself, except he places his consciousness within the image, allowing him to perceive through it as if he were actually present, and to channel other sensory effects through its senses. Violet: Dalir creates an illusion upsetting the victim’s sense of balance, causing the world to seem topsy-turvy and inducing vertigo Daka: Rather than focus on a singular Illusion, Dalir manipulates the psionic energies in the area to create false images and sensory impressions. Tailor fitting the illusion using knowledge known to Dalir. Complications: Mama's Boy: Dalir is motivated by locating his mother. He will be quick to abandon reason at the news of her location (whether real or otherwise). Power Loss: Dalir must gesture to use the powers from his Viridian Rings Responsibility: Dalir is responsible for the protection of Cryptid Tribes. This responsibility can clash with his social life. Especially if the Cryptids feel free to fetching him themselves to perform his duty. Villainous Legacy: The identity of his grandparents is not publicly known. But, that doesn't mean there aren't still geriatric victims of the original Crime League who would be all too keen to take their revenge on the grandson of Magnifico the Magician. Abilities: 8 + 6 + 10 + 20 + 8 + 8 = 60PP Strength: 18 (+4) Dexterity: 16 (+3) Constitution: 20 (+5) Intelligence: 30 (+10) Wisdom: 18 (+4) Charisma: 18 (+4) Combat: 4 + 4 = 8PP Initiative: +3 (+3 Dex) Attack: +2 Base, +6 Melee Defense: +5 (+2 Base, +3 Dodge Focus), +1 Flat-Footed Grapple: +10 Knockback: -7 Saving Throws: 0 + 4 + 8 = 12PP Toughness: +15 (+5 Con, +10 Protection) Fortitude: +5 (+5 Con) Reflex: +7 (+3 Dex, +4) Will: +12 (+4 Wis, +8) Skills: 80R = 20PP Bluff 11 (+15) Concentration 6 (+10) Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10) Diplomacy 6 (+10) Disguise 2 (+6) Escape Artist 12 (+15) Knowledge (Current Events) 4 (+14) Knowledge (Popular Culture) 4 (+14) Knowledge (Streetwise) 2 (+12) Language 2 (Arabic, English [Native], Farsi) Notice 2 (+6) Perform (Stage Magic) 6 (+10) Sense Motive 6 (+10) Sleight of Hand 12 (+15) Feats: 10PP Attack Focus (Melee) 4 Beginner’s Luck Eidetic Memory Dodge Focus 3 Luck Powers: 40 + 32 = 72PP Device 10 ( 50PP Container; Flaws: Hard-To-Lose; User suffers Fatigue from Extra Effort rather than Device ) [40PP] (Cryptid Rings) Master of Illusions ( 40PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 4 ) [44DP] BP: Illusion 10 ( All Senses; Extra: Selective Attack; Flaw: Phantasm ) {40/40} AP: Astral Form 8 {40/40} (Illusionary Projection) AP: Morph 9 ( +45 Disguise, Any Form; Feat: Selective; Extras: Affects Others, Area [Burst, General]; Flaw: Phantasm ) {37/40} (“Shapeshifting”) AP: Nauseate 10 ( Extras: Alternate Save [Will], Range 2 [Perception] ) {40/40} (Vertigo) AP: Obscure 10 ( All Senses; Extras: Range [Perception], Selective Attack; Flaws: Distracting, Phantasm ) {40/40} (Sensory Deprivation) Feature ( Prestidigitation [Dalir can create minor illusions as “magic tricks” primarily suitable for entertainment, but potentially good for a circumstance bonus for interaction skills or to distract targets from other happenings.] ) [1DP] Protection 5 [5DP] Device 8 ( 40PP Container; Flaws: Hard-To-Lose; User suffers Fatigue from Extra Effort rather than Device ) [32PP] (Cryptid Rings) Empathy ( 30PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 4 ) [34DP] BP: Healing 10 ( Extra: Energizing, Restoration, Total; Flaws: Empathic, Limited to Others ) {30/30} (Empathic Healing) AP: Confuse 10 ( Extra: Range [Perception] ){20/30} (Emotional Instability) AP: Emotion Control 10 {20/30} AP: Mind Reading 10 ( Flaw: Limited to Emotions ) {5/30} (Empathy) AP: Fatigue 10 ( Extras: Alternate Save [Will], Range 2 [Perception]; Flaw: Action [Full-Round] ) {30/30} (Emotional Drain) Feature ( Good Vibes [Dalir radiates a subtle emotion or mental “broadcast” (such as the impression of a scent or music) good for, at best, an interaction check circumstance modifier.] ) [1DP] Protection 5 [5DP] DC Block ATTACK RANGE DC EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC20 Toughness Damage (Physical) Emotional Drain Perception DC20 Will Fatigue (Emotion) Emotional Instability Perception DC20 Will Confuse (Emotion) Emotion Control Perception DC20 Will Emotion Control (Emotion) Illusion Perception DC20 Will Illusion (Psionic) Sensory Deprivation Perception DC20 Will Obscure (Psionic) “Shapeshifting” Touch/Area [45’ Burst] DC19 Will Morph (Psionic) Vertigo Perception DC20 Will Nauseate (Psionic) Totals: Abilities (60) + Combat (8) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (20) + Feats (10) + Powers (72) - Drawbacks (0) = 182/182 Power Point
  10. Doctor Deoxy Power Level: 10/11 (175 / 175PP) Unspent Power Points: 0 Trade-Offs: None In Brief: Brilliant Geneticist in Hyper-evolved Techno-Organic Power armour Catchphrase: None Theme: Radioactive Alternate Identity: Dr. Nathaniel Anderson (public) Birthplace: Manchester; United Kingdom Residence: Maintains various Homes across the world Base of Operations: Emerald City; Genesis Base Occupation: Geneticist, full time super scientist. Affiliations: N/A Family: No immediate family; generally scattered branch families. Description: Age: 39 (DoB: 1978, 12th of March) Apparent Age: Late Thirties Gender: Agender Ethnicity: Caucasian Height:: 5’11 (varies) Weight: 159lbs (Varies) Eyes: Violet with Hourglass like pupils, similar to an octopus Hair: Black, Kept short and parted on the side.(Varies) History: Ever since Nathaniel Anderson was a child, he was interested in genes and mutations, because of a mutation of his own. Seeking the source of this mutation, he took his passion for the subject of genetics, applying himself in the relevant fields. This eventually led him to become one of the forefronts in the fields of genetics, finding good fortune in his work both as a geneticist and a hired lecturer for universities and conferences. While he was on holiday in Romania, he discovered an alien crash site. With his accrued funds, he purchased the land on which the crash site resided, building a holiday home as a cover for his research into the ship. Over the course of his studying of the vessel, he discovered the source of its FTL travel - a time dilation drive. Using his intellect, he reverse-engineered it to a working prototype, which with refinement became what he now calls the Time Dilation Artificial Evolutionary Ligature or Time DAEL for short. After his work on the crashed ship was concluded, he was surprised when he ran a land survey to find it was rich in uranium, possibly from the crashed vessel's power core. After moving the crash back to his homeland, he turned the property for a profit to the highest bidder, and moved back to his homeland, taking residence in London. Using what he had learned from his studies of the crash, he developed a suit of techno-organic power armour, and henceforth began to fight crime as Doctor Deoxy both from a sense of moral responsibility and a desire to test his creations out. Due to extended periods wearing the suit and drawing deeply on its nature he has recently become irrevocably merged with it, his very nature having been altered he Is now no longer human in the traditional sense of the word, though he still has a very human mind-set. He recently moved to Emerald city to pursue his interest in studying the prevalence of minor mutations amongst the populace Personality & Motivation: He is eternally curious and wishes to learn anything he can about everything. This has let people to find his personality grating, as his curiosity often comes at the expense of the personal space of others. He wants to see what his new suit is capable of, but is inclined to heroism Powers & Tactics: His body is augmented by the suit to expand upon his natural state acting as a source and filter for the amazing powers he displays. Generally in a combat scenario, he will pick off the lesser opponents first, prioritizing containment for the safety of civilians. Power Descriptions: Energy projections are typically dark violet in colour. The suit appears to be a metallic film over his body providing protection with little to no rigidity, supplementing it with a helmet, breastplate, gauntlets and boots. Complications: For SCIENCE!: Though he has a strong moral core, Nathaniel Anderson has always had a little trouble with the idea that just because he can do something doesn’t mean he should and as such he will sometimes over indulge his curiosity, focusing his attention on something to the exclusion of all others, this has also given him something of a bad reputation among his peers in the academic community. Space Invader: Nathaniel Anderson has always been a little socially inept, but now with the excitement of his discovery and the opportunities it provides have exacerbated this immensely, now rather taken with all the meta-human specimens around him he is want to prod and poke at them physically and psychologically and generally make a nuisance of himself. Scary Eyes: Due to the unique nature of his eyes, Nathaniel is totally colour blind readily confusing colours; they’re also very off-putting to look into and may make social interactions difficult or impossible. Feed me!: Now One with the armour the suits intensive metabolic energy needs are now his own, certain powers may fail to take full effect or fail entirely if deoxy lacks sufficient energy to fuel them, it has also increased his required daily calorific intake by four fold. Clean Freak: In spite of, or perhaps because of his extensive knowledge of microbes Nathaniel is an obsessive cleaner and germaphobe and when confronted with excessive levels of dirt and the germs, GERMS, GERRRMS! He may seize up, refuse to enter the premises or in an extreme reaction, attempt to clean the entire area with bombardments of scouring energy. Me, Myself and AI: With the suits full merging with Anderson the simple combat computer has found itself vastly improved, now able to tap into decoy’s mind as he can it’s, though it is generally helpful it is still in its infancy and has a naiveté that others might exploit, now being inseparable from Anderson it may also make him vulnerable to effects his once purely organic nature protected him from. The power within: Now a merger of the technological and the biological doctor deoxy’s physiology is forever changed and virtually unrecognizable from the human he used to be and thus his body may react surprisingly or unexpectedly when injured or exposed to certain stimuli, such as venting energy from wounds that might damage, or ignite his surroundings and indirectly or directly harm people in his vicinity. Enemies: Doctor Deoxy holds a great enmity towards Cerberus Rex and his dinosaur minions and they, in turn, have great disdain for him. He has also made an enemy of an alternate version of himself, Doctor Dissector: Who has allowed his fascination with genetics to lead him to dark and terrible places that disgust and offend Deoxy as a scientist and a Transhuman being. Abilities: 0 + 4 + 6 + 14 + 4 + 0 = 28PP Strength: 10 (+0) Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: 16 (+3) Intelligence: 24 (+7) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 8+8 = 16PP Initiative: +15 Attack: +4/+6 (with Symbiotic AI)/+10 (Evolving Technology) Defense: +8/+10 (With Symbiotic AI) (+4 Base, +4 Dodge Focus +2 Symbiotic AI), +3 Flat-Footed Grapple: +4/+6 (With Symbiotic AI) Knockback: -5/-10 Saving Throws: 5 + 3 + 6 = 14PP Toughness: +10 (+3 Con, +7 Protection) Fortitude: +8 (+3 Con, +5) Reflex: +5 (+2 Dex, +3) Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6) Skills: 56R = 14PP Craft (Chemical): 8 (+15) Craft (Electronic: 3 (+10) Craft (Mechanical): 3 (+10) Knowledge (Behavioural Sciences) 8 (+15) Knowledge (Life Sciences): 8 (+15) Knowledge (Technology): 8 (+15) Language: 2 (+2) (Romanian, German, Native: English) Medicine: 8 (+10) Notice: 4 (+6) Sense Motive: 4 (+6) Feats: 14PP Attack Specialization 2 (Obliteration (Disintegration 10)) (On power) Benefit (Wealth) 3 Dodge Focus 4 Improved Critical 2 (Energy Projection (Blast 10)) (On Power) Improved Initiative 2 Inventor Jack-of-All-Trades Skill Mastery (Knowledge Life Sciences, Technology, Medicine, Craft Chemical) Speed of Thought Uncanny Dodge (Hearing) Equipment: 40ep = 8pp (Silver reward 8/15pp of equipment) Genesis Base (and island) Size: Gargantuan (4ep) Toughness: +45 (8ep) Features: (28ep) Combat simulator Communications Computer Concealed 5 (+30 to checks to locate) Defence System Fire Prevention System Grounds (x3 Size of base) Holding Cells Infirmary Isolated Laboratory Library Living Space Personnel Power System Sealed Security System 5 (DC: 40 Disable Device to bypass) Self-Repairing 2 (Recover from total destruction in 1 Week.) Work Shop Info:Built into the highly irradiated island off the coast of emerald city that once belonged to the atomic brain before his defeat and exile from earth prime, Genesis base is a subterranean system of bio-mechanical tunnels and alcoves spread out under the entirety of the island and even the floor of the surrounding ocean and allows his experiments to roam free within the boundaries of his domain. Doctor Deoxy has spared no expense and no breadth of his genius to ensure that the facility is a veritable fortress both to the outside world and inescapable prison for more dangerous experiments he cannot bring himself to destroy, having constructed the base from a more primitive iteration of the same techno-organic life that once composed his armour and is now permanently bound to him, as such it is capable of repairing and maintaining its various functions directed by the master control core, a bio-organic brain of sub sapient intelligence that acts as the master computer for the base. Intruders would need to not only brave the highly irradiated parts of the island to find an entrance but also face the numerous potentially ferocious life forms the good doctor has concocted and released into the lush jungles of the island environment as well as the bases bio-technological weaponry and Biometric Security systems, though these are far from infallible and can be overcome by determined enough foes they serve as heavy deterrents. Most impressively perhaps is the base’s ability to seal itself off completely from the outside world, retracting access points and shifting its subterranean layout, even redirecting teleportation of people who have not been granted access to its inner levels by the doctor, though this again is not perfect and can be fooled by good enough fakes (Such as morph with precise or a device built to alter the user’s purported genetic code or the effects of magic.) Doctor Deoxy is currently in a private and personal war against the local villain Cerebrus Rex Over the doctors recently cloned and enhanced dinosaurs and thus is loath to be away from his base for extended periods of time so as to be able to repel the saurian raiding of his island’s wildlife; this is because both worried for his creations well-being and enraged by the beings stealing and perversion of his work, he is unwilling to openly admit the situation for fear of the repercussions of his actions resulting in the destruction of all he has wrought and Cerebrus rex for his part is unwilling to mention where his new minions are being sourced from, some of these intelligent dinosaurs have shunned or been rescued from Cerebrus Rex and opted to return to genesis base both as personnel and security for the island. Powers: 1 + 45 + 7+19 + 1+ 7+ 8+ 2 = 90pp Biological Immortality(Immunity 1; Aging) [1pp] Evolving technology (Array 18) ( Techno-organic; 36pp array default power: Snare: PFs: Alternate Power 9) [45pp] BE: Capture Cells (Snare 10) (Array; DC 20; Extras: Contagious; PFs: Accurate 2 (+4), Affects Insubstantial 2 (full power), Precise, Reversible) AE: Energy and matter manipulation (Transform 12) (Array; affects: anything, Transforms: 5000 lbs., DC 22; Flaws: Action (full), Distracting, Range (touch)) AE: Energy Projection (Blast 10) (Default; DC 25, Feats: Improved Critical 2 (Energy Projection (Blast 10)); PFs: Accurate 2 (+4), Homing 2 (2 attempts), Incurable, Indirect 3 (any point, any direction), Precise, Ricochet 2 (2 bounces), Split Attack (2 targets), Variable Descriptor 2 (Broad group - Any Energy)) AE: Force field Projection (Create Object 10) (Array; Max Size: 10x 50' cubes, DC 20; Extras: Impervious; PFs: Precise, Progression, Object Size 3, Selective, Stationary) AE: Matter Materialization (Create Object 10) (Array; Max Size: 10x 50' cubes, DC 20; Extras: Duration (continuous); PFs: Innate, Precise, Progression, Object Size 3, Subtle (subtle)) AE: Molecular Manipulation (Transform 10) (Array; affects: broad > broad - inanimate to inanimate, Transforms: 1000 lbs., DC 20; Extras: Duration (continuous); Flaws: Action (full), Distracting, Range (touch); PFs: Accurate 2 (+4), Extended Reach 2 (10 ft.), Innate, Precise) AE: Obliteration (Disintegration 10) (Array; DC 25, Feats: Attack Specialization 2 (Obliteration (Disintegration 10)); Flaws: Distracting; PFs: Precise, Reversible) AE: Open Spatial Gate (Teleport 8) (Array; 2000 miles as full action; Extras: Accurate, Portal; Flaws: Long-Range; PFs: Change Direction, Easy, Progression 2 (Portal Size 25x25ft)) AE: Radial Blast (Damage 10) (Array; DC 25; Extras: Burst Area (50-250 ft. radius - Targeted), Auto fire (interval 2, max +5), Selective Attack; Flaws: Distracting; PFs: Accurate 2 (+4), Progression, Increase Area 2 (area x5), Variable Descriptor 2 (Broad group - Any Energy)) AE: Kinetic Projectors (Move Object 10) (Array; Strength: 50, Carry: 4.3 tons / 8.5 tons / 12.8 tons / 25.6 tons, DC 25; Extras: Damaging; PFs: Accurate 2 (+4), Affects Insubstantial 2 (full power), Precise, Subtle (subtle)) Impervium Nanoscale Armour (Protection 7) (Techno-organic; +7 Toughness) [7pp] Lesser Augmentations (Array 8) (Techno-organic, Mutations; default power: Hardened Force field; PFs: Alternate Powers 3)[19pp] BE: Hardened Force field (Impervious Toughness 10) AE: Morphic (Morph 4) (Default; morph: any form, +20 Disguise, Feats: Quick Change 2; PFs: Custom (Covers Scent), Precise) AE: Metabolic Energy Form (Insubstantial 3) (Array; Energy.) AE: Tachyon Boosters (Flight 8 (Techno-organic;2500mph 25000 ft / rnd. Extras: Stacks with (Flight 1)) More than a Man, Less than a God (Super-sense 2 ) ( Cosmic Awareness Flaw: uncontrolled) [1pp] Sealed Environment (Immunity 7) (Techno-organic; environmental conditions (all), suffocation (all)) [7pp] Symbiotic AI (Enhanced Trait 8) (Techno-organic; Traits: Attack Bonus +2 (+6), Defense Bonus +2 (+10) [8pp] Tachyokinetic Flight (Flight 1+8) (Techno-organic; Speed: 10 mph, 100 ft. /rnd to 5000mph 50000 ft /rnd) [2pp] Totals: Abilities (28) + Combat (16) + Saving Throws (14) + Skills (14) + Feats (14) + Powers (90) - Drawbacks (0) = 176/176 Power Points DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT ATTACK MODIFIER Unarmed Touch DC15 Toughness Damage +6 Capture Cells 100ft DC20 Reflex Snare +10 Energy Projection 100ft DC25 Toughness Damage +10 Energy and Matter Manipulation Touch DC22 Fortitude Transform +6 Molecular Manipulation 10ft DC20 Fortitude Transform +10 Obliteration 100ft DC20 Fort/DC25 Tou Disintegrate +10 Radial Blast 50-250ft radius DC25 Toughness (AF) Damage +10 Kinetic Projectors 100ft DC25 Toughness Damage/Mov-Obj +10
  11. Levity Power Level: PL 10 @ PL 7 Caps (150/156PP) Unspent Power Points: 6PP Tradeoffs: None In Brief: Test Pilot hit by mysterious radiation beam gains the ability to show criminals the gravity of their situation. Catchphrases: "Never fear, rescue's near!", "Tally-ho!", "You really don't know the gravity of your situation, don't you?" Theme: "Sogno di Volare (Dream of Flight)" by Christopher Tin Alternate Identity: Anne "Silk" Mistral (Public) Birthplace: Oceanside, Emerald City, Oregon Residence: Oceanside, Emerald City, Oregon Base of Operations: Nolan Aeronautics Airfield Occupation: Test Pilot, Nolan Emergency Aid and Response Member Affiliations: Nolan Aeronautics, Nolan Emergency Aid and Response Family: David "Gale" Mistral (55, Father, Now the Ghostworks Supervillain "Heatseeker"), Jane "Sunshine" Mistral (56, Mother, Declared Deceased), Jaime "Puffy" Williams (25, Significant Other, Junior Testpilot) Description Age: 28 (August 12, 1991) Apparent Age: 28 Gender: Female Ethnicity: Human Caucasian Height: 5'7" Weight: 158 Lbs Eyes: Green Hair: Black Levity has a physique like she works out regularly with a defined form, her skin a pale peach. When in "costume" she wears an advanced version of the flightsuits Nolan Aeronautics pilots wear, that is blue in color, with the vest kit and backpack and flight harness a yellow color that is high visibility, with reflective tape on the life preserver collar. The flightsuit has a hood that she pulls up over her head before putting her helmet on, which has a couple reflective tape stripes. Her flight helmet is the same shade of blue, which connects to the suit's private life support. The helmet's faceplate is mostly transparent, in a greenish color with a slight glow from the HUD system built into it that displays the current oxygen level, current flight speed, any data from flying an aircraft, status of any survival equipment built into the suit, it's integrity, and the status of the communication system. When "out of costume", Anne wears a comfortable T-shirt, denim jeans, and well worn sneakers. When at work she either wears a Nolan Aeronautics blue business suit that has white trim, or a pair of coveralls (with break-away snaps so she can easily strip down and put on her flightsuit). History: Anne always wanted to be a pilot since she ever knew about the subject, like her parents - both of whom were her idols. Both were employed as Test Pilots as Nolan Aviation. Her father, David "Gale" Mistral suffered an Ejection-related back injury that put him on pain medications and in a desk job training new pilots, while her mother Jane "Sunshine" Mistral a couple years later was declared dead when she bailed out over the ocean and wasn't found due to her rescue beacon malfunctioning. These two events didn't really sway Anne at all from becoming a pilot at 18, showing great promise in the process. Later getting in under her Father's sponsorship as a test pilot trainee, moving through the competetive environment until getting into the coveted military development division. About a year ago, while on a "routine" test flight testing out Nolan Aeronautics' G11 VTOL engine, she was engulfed by a strange green light that knocked out her plane's flight systems and caused it to shut down losing control of it's dlight stabilization. She couldn't get it started again, and she was losing conciousness from G-forces as the plane started to lose enough flight speed to start to stall. She barely managed to eject over the Pacific miles off shore. When she was rescued she was floating in the water, under her chute, barely responsive. Blood trickling from her nose. While she was recovering at the hospital, strange things started happening... hovering over her bed, or causing objects to move erratically. Some of the brains at Nolan knew what was what... whatever zapped her plane, also caused subtle mutations, particularly ones that activated a dormant metahuman gene in her body. After getting out of the hospital, and showing off her flight powers to her friends at the airfield, Nolan Aeronautics gave her a proposition. Being a Superhero wasn't something Anne thought she would be doing, but with the training she would recieve and the patronage of NA, it would provide an interesting change of pace, between her test flights of course. It still puzzles her about her Father's recent disappearance, no one in the company would say what really happened to protect her father's pride: the gang at the airfield tried to give an intervention to him to try to help him with his addiction to painkillers, but he quit and stormed out... he hasn't been seen for the past 6 months. Personality & Motivation: Anne is your classic test pilot personality, a hair-thread balance of reckless abandon kept in check with a by the numbers discipline. She'll toss out a heat-seeker of a joke or pun when the mood could use it, and seems to always face a challenge with a smile. As Levity, she tones down the more Alpha-nature of the pilot in her, showing a youthful exuberance combined with a kind heart. Powers & Tactics: She generally prefers to engage the bandit at range, throwing out gravity pulses at her quarry, but if the dogfight closes to where she can clearly see the whites of their eyes, she is not above tripping them up with a wave of gravity or just kicking or punching them right in the face with a gravity chaser. If needed she can louse them up keeping them in spot as the gravity around them strengthens like they're the one pulling 9Gs. Power Descriptions: Levity's Gravity attacks have a visual warping effect, like looking into a funhouse mirror, this effect is also apparent behind her when she flies forward, but hovering not so much. Her flightsuit costume looks like it's made of a waterproof and rugged material, with smooth lines. Her flight harness and vest have a yellow color, with red beaded toggles for the life preserver and a hose in the middle of the vest that's connected to the life support unit on the vest on the side and a toggle for her parachute near her right shoulder next to the right breast of the life preserver unit. The parachute itself is flush against the back of her suit's vest section, allowing her to have it even in the cockpit of her plane as a spare chute, or use it on her own if necessary, made of a breakthrough memory film polymer. Her personal jet, the "Peregrine" is an advanced tactical fighter, sporting a blue airframe with flourescent yellow leading edges making it look very much like a prototype test plane. It uses a swept-wing design, with forward canards to assist in tight and agile turns, allowing the plane to get to where she needs to go. Complications: 9 to 5'er: Anne/Levity is an employee of Nolan Aeronautics. While Anne as Levity recieves patronage from NA, not to mention is part of Nolan Aeronautics' personal rescue unit, she has to be careful as her employment also as a test pilot could jeopardize lucrative contracts, grounding her, and potentially leaving her in the dog house or out on her face if she gets out of line. Household Name: Levity/Anne are now well known thanks to NA's PR division, and she's becoming a popular sight in Emerald City. Of course as a public figure, this can create it's own drama. "Lost engines! Bailing!": Levity/Anne takes a risk going at double movement or all-out movement as her flight power could quit on her. She's not quite gotten the hang of focussing her ability to control gravity to fly at greater speeds... or perhaps there is a limit... who knows, this is flying without a plane stuff still new to her. It can take quite a while (at least a day) for her to re-focus and get flying again. "Here I am savin' you again, Jaime.": Jaime "Puffy" Williams is Anne's wingman, a younger pilot, who is also a significant other. Her line of work as a Test Pilot can put her into danger, as well as get entangled with any intrigues in EC. Particularly to bait out Levity/Anne. "D... Dad? What did they do to you?": Anne's father David was dependent on pain medications which were addictive in nature, causing his mental state to degrade. That was when Ghostworks seeing his debts mount to shady dealers came to make a deal. They would cybernetically enhance him and repair his damage and cover his debts, as long as he'd work for them. Her father was more than willing... as now he also gets to fly their craft... he was so bitter at the world that he accepted working for Ghostworks and became a loyal member. He hunts Anne, and tries to disrupt Nolan activities whenever ordered under the callsign of "Heatseeker". Abilities: 2 + 10 + 4 + 6 + 10 + 6 = 38PP STR: 12 (+1) DEX: 20 (+5) CON: 14 (+2) INT: 16 (+3) WIS: 20 (+5) CHA: 16 (+3) Combat: 10 + 6 = 16PP Initiative: +21 (+5 Dex, +16 (Improved Initiative 4)) Attack: +5 Base +7 Gravity Bind, +7 Gravity Pulse, +7 Gravity Strike, +7 Gravity Wave, +5 Unarmed Defense: +7 (+3 Base, +4 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed Grapple: +6 Knockback: -3 Saving Throws: 5 + 4 + 0 = 9PP Toughness: +7 (+2 Con, +5 (Protection 5)) Fortitude: +7 (+2 Con, +5) Reflex: +9 (+5 Dex, +4) Will: +5 (+5 Wis, +0) Skills: 56 R = 14 PP Acrobatics 1 (+6) Climb 4 (+5) Diplomacy 7 (+10) Drive 1 (+6) Escape Artist 1 (+6) Gather Information 4 (+7) Intimidate 2 (+5) Language 1 (+1) Medicine 1 (+6) Skill Mastery Notice 5 (+10) Pilot 10 (+15) Skill Mastery Search 7 (+10) Sense Motive 5 (+10) Sleight of Hand 1 (+6) Stealth 1 (+6) Skill Mastery Survival 1 (+6) Skill Mastery Swim 4 (+5) Feats: 29 PP Benefit: Nolan Aeronautics Test Pilot (Milspec Clearance) Benefit: Holan Aeronautics Employee (N.E.A.R Teammember) Connected Contacts Dodge Focus 4 Elusive Target Equipment 7 Evasion 2 Fearless Improved Initiative 4 Luck 2 Move-by Action Skill Mastery (Medicine, Pilot, Stealth, Survival) Uncanny Dodge 2 (Auditory, Visual) Equipment: 7PP = 35EP Flight Harness (5EP, everything is considered mastercraft where appropriate) Distress Beacon Flashlight GPS Receiver Medkit (Basic) Multi-Tool XFA-41 Peregrine Jet (30EP) Power Level: 7 Equipment Points Spent: 30 Abilities: 2EP STR: 50 (+20) Saves: 1EP Toughness: +12 Combat: 3EP Size: Gargantuan Defense: -4 Features: 8EP 2 Ejection Seats Hidden Compartments Navigation System 2 (+10 to Navigation Checks) Remote Control Smokescreen Universal Rescue Pod Powers: 16EP Flight 8 (NA-G11 VTOL Engine System; Speed: 2500 mph, 22000 ft./rnd) (Mechanical, Technology) [16 EP] Totals: Abilities 2 + Features 6 + Powers 18 + Combat 3 + Saves 1 + Drawbacks 0 = 30 Powers: 9 + 19 + 16 = 44PP Flight 5 (Gravitic Flight; 250 mph, 2200 ft./rnd; Power Loss (When immersed in water)) (gravity, mutant)[9PP] Gravity Manipulation Array 8 (16 PP Array, Feats: 3 Alternate Powers) (gravity, mutant) [19PP] Base Power: Blast 7 (Gravity Pulse; Feats: Accurate, Precise) {16PP} Alternate Power: Snare 7 (Gravity Bind; Feats: Accurate, Precise) {16PP} Alternate Power: Strike 7 (Gravity Strike; Extras: Penetrating; Accurate, Precise) {16PP} Alternate Power: Trip 7 (Gravity Wave; Extras: Knockback; Feats: Accurate, Improved Throw) {16PP} Device 4 (NA-FS5 Flight Suit; 20PP Container; Hard to lose) (Technology, Mechanical) [16PP] Communication 5 (NA-C5 Personal Radio; sense type: radio; Omni-Directional Area; Power Loss (Doesn't work in storms); Selective) (Technological) {10PP} Immunity 3 (NA-G6A Personal Flight Support Suite; environmental condition: Cold, suffocation (all)) (technology){3PP} Super-Movement 1 (NA-LPU10 Life Preserver Unit; water walking; Power Loss (Air Bladders can be punctured/slashed)) (Mechanical, Technology) {1PP} Protection 5 (NA-PP Pilot Protection System; +5 Toughness) (Technology) {5PP} Super-Movement 1 (NA-RS1 Micropolymer Reserve Parachute; slow fall; Unreliable [1-3 uses]) (Technology, Mechanical) {1PP} Drawbacks: None DC Block Attack Range Save Effect Blast 7 (Gravity Blast) Ranged DC 22 Toughness Damage (Gravity) Strike 7 (Gravity Strike) Touch DC 22 Toughness Damage (Gravity) Snare 7 (Gravity Bind) Ranged DC 17 Reflex Snare (Gravity) Unarmed Touch DC 16 Toughness Damage (Bludgeoning) Totals: Abilities (38) + Combat (16) + Saving Throws (9) + Skills (14) + Feats (29) + Powers (44) + Drawbacks (0) = 150/156 Power Points
  12. Kuksón Power Level: 10 (180/180PP) Unspent Power Points: 0 Trade-Offs: +3 Attack / -3 Damage In Brief: Regular guy with a not so regular sword. Catchphrase: Theme: Alternate Identity: Lee Yoon-sung (Secret) Birthplace: Emerald City Residence: Base of Operations: Occupation: Auto Mechanic Affiliations: People and/or groups you work with. Family: Close or otherwise significant relatives. Description: Age: 30 (DoB: 1986 [February 16]) Apparent Age: Mid Twenties Gender: Male Ethnicity: Korean American Height: 5'6 Weight: 154 lbs Eyes: Black Hair: Black Yoon-sung is a fairly muscular male whose hair is kept as a side swept fringe with neatened up sides. His apparel tends to lean to the plain t shirt and jeans section of the store. Yoon-sung is often seen wearing a red plaid jacket when not in his work attire. Which consists of dark blue coveralls. As Kuksón, Yoon-sung's face is covered by a Korean bridal mask. His superhero costume actually consists of a three piece suit, a black hat (adorned over the mask), and white gloves. His black shoes are heavily jewelled. History: Since the dawn of the Silla era, into every generation a shaman is reborn. They alone wield the strength to fight off the forces of darkness wishing to stake a claim in the Netherworld. A tradition established by the Hwarang (although there is evidence that the Wonhwa were the first to create such a hero) skilled Shamans were chosen for their honor and great spiritual enlightenment. These Shamans were entrusted with a weapon by the gods that allowed them to fight on equal footing with demons as deadly warriors. Yoon-Sung is not one such warrior. No, he was an simple auto mechanic who quickly learned just how curiosity killed the cat. Yoon-Sung was a high school dropout looking for a way to pay the bills so he took a job offer from Nick Long to work at the Long Auto Mechanic shop. Little did he know that Nick Long was the leader of the Emerald City charter of the King's Outlaw Motorcycle club. Much less that the King's trafficked illegal Russian Firearms. Unfortunately, both of these facts came to a head when Yoon-Sung poked his head where he shouldn't and looked inside the trunk of an antique car that Nick Long told him to touch. The contents were a mixture of automatic weapons, viridian stones, and a strange stone box with Korean characters on it. Freaking out, Yoon-Sung wanted to run away but he felt a strange tug from the box as if it were calling for him. Touching the stone he suddenly found himself impaled by a hail of bullets, mistaken for a thief by a Mafiya thug that had chosen that moment to check on the firearms. When Yoon-Sung opened his eyes again he was in the Seocheon Flower Field surrounded by shamans. It is then that they inform Yoon-sung that he has died. He was then informed that he descended from the highest bone rank (an outdated caste ranking from the Silla Kingdom) and for the deed of saving Princess Bari he was prevented with an opportunity to join their ranks as a shaman guarding the fields from would be thieves. That was until the first Shaman herself appeared and explained that Yoon-Sung was not a Shaman. She was indeed trapped inside the stone tablet, a deed committed by the Green Dragon Society during WWII, and it was something strange about his touch that she couldn't quite pinpoint that freed her. But, he was not a capable enough warrior to actually defend the fields, nor a learned enough intellect, to speak nothing of the fact that his body had yet to undergo the ritual to wash away all impurities. However, a reward was still in order. So she gave him a flower that would return his life and infused his body with the spirit of a fallen Silla swordman. One of the many in an extant line of shamans chosen to protect the Seocheon Flower Field from the mortal coils until death. Returned to his body in a hospital room, Yoon-sung's miraculous recovery was the talk of the hospital. No one noticed that he was now carrying a small piece of metal that wasn't there hours ago. Personality & Motivation: Yoon-sung didn't grow up religious, although he is honored of his choosing he has no inherent plans to become a proper shaman. He just wants to get back with his life and ignore the weirdness going on around him. But, he just can't help this desire to help those in need. While, not a proactive hero in that he won't go on active patrols at the first sign of trouble in Emerald City Yoon-sung can't help but leap headfirst into action Of course the spirit inhabiting his body may play some part in this. Powers & Tactics: Yoon-Sung's Saingeom was created in the Silla Era, long before the first officially documented one was created in the Joseon Era of Korea. Passed down shaman to shaman it contains all the memories of its previous owners. As such Kuksón has an innate martial skill that matches an expert swordsman. As the sword was crafted with the scales of a slain Imoogi, it has strange properties tied to the element of water. The blade is able to shift between all three states of water at the user's command. The sword also carries within it the souls of all it has slain. They can as such provide advice to help Kuksón in defeating his foes. In its water state the blade's weight is negligible and as such is ideal for high speed slashes and felling multiple foes in short succession. Furthermore, a single scratch of the blade can cause debilitating pain. In its ice state, the sword's weight adds to its raw destructive power while flash freezing his surroundings. As such the ice state is not ideal when civilians or allies are nearby. The gas state's blade turns into a heavy mist that obscures one's vision and makes it hard to smell, Kuksón can manipulate the mist Power Descriptions: When inert, his Saingeom appears like a small bladeless hilt. When activated in its water state the sword has 28 constellations, 27 sword characters, the om mani padme hum buddhist mantra, and finally a magical incantation which reads as follows: "The Heaven calls down the spirit, and The Earth helps the soul. The sun and the moon are shaped, mountains and rivers are formed, and Lightnings strike like storm. Move North Heaven to destroy evil in the land, make for righteousness in the natural order." In its ice state the blade's mantra is replaced with the Om Amideva. The blade is much thicker, becoming translucent rather than transparent. Though as a result the inscriptions are easier to read. In its mist the blade forms into a vaguely tiger shaped vapor surrounding the area around the user. The inscriptions are near impossible to read. Those able to read the vapor can make out the metta sutta written within. Those within the Mist Complications: Bad Boss: Yoon-sung still works for Nick Long. Hospital bills don't pay themselves. But, even without knowing the whole picture of his boss' criminal endeavors, he knows that Nick is bad news. Chivalry in Warfare: Superheroes don't kill unnecessarily, and neither did the chosen warriors of the Hwarang supposedly. But, that doesn't mean killing never happens. Those killed by his Saingeom have their soul taken into the blade. The souls inside the sword can provide Yoon-sung with advice. Unfortunately, the trustworthiness of said souls is more than lacking. After all, only the most evil beings would have necessitated killing. Not a drop to Drink: Yoon-sung's Saingeom's blade requires a source of moisture to form the blade. A 16 oz bottle of water will do. However, a capable villain can drain/evaporate the water used after a blade has been formed, requiring Yoon-sung to search for a new source of water. Pay the Toll: Yoon-sung can come back from the dead (again). At a cost, the sword will take his soul into it. Forcing him to engage in a trial by combat with the souls inside to earn his life back. But, if another soul wins they have the opportunity to gain control of his soul. Servants of a villain trapped within the soul may attempt to do everything they can to weaken. Sinbyeong: Yoon-sung suffers from sinbyeong. A spiritual sickness caused by an imbalance in the energies in his body due to the fact that he has no fully accepted the spirit possessing him. The GM should feel free to cause hallucinations, ask for a nightmare roll at the beginning of threads, sleepwalking and other symptoms are also up to a GM's discretion. Abilities: 6 + 0 + 6 + 0 + 6 + 2 = 20PP Strength: 16 (+3) Dexterity: 10/20 (+5) Constitution: 16 (+3) Intelligence: 10 (+0) Wisdom: 16 (+3) Charisma: 12 (+1) Combat: 10 + 10 = 20PP Initiative: +0/+9 Attack: +13 Melee, +5 Base Defense: +13 (+ 5 Base, +8 Enhanced Base) +3/+7 Flat-Footed Grapple: +18 Knockback: -3/-6 (Versus Demonic/Hellfire/Infernal) Saving Throws: 0 + 0 + 0 = 0PP Toughness: +7 (+3 Con, +4 [Protection]) Fortitude: +6 (+3 Con, +3 Enhanced) Reflex: +10 (+5 Dex, +5 Enhanced) Will: +8 (+3 Wis, +5 Enhanced]) Skills: 22R = 88PP Climb 2 (+5) Concentration 7 (+10) Disable Device 10 (+10) Craft (Mechanical) 15 (+15) Drive 10 (+15) Intimidate 5 (+6) Knowledge (Theology & Philosophy) 4 (+4) Language 1 (English [Native], Korean) Notice 4 (+7/+15) Perform (Dance) 9 (+10) Perform (Wind Instruments) 9 (+10) Stealth 10 (+15) Swim 2 (+5) Feats: 7PP Beginner's Luck Equipment 2 Fascinate (Perform) Trance Weapon Bind Weapon Break Equipment: 2PP = 10EP Muscle Car [10EP] Strength: 25 [1EP] Size: Large [1EP] Toughness: +8 [1EP] Defense: -1 [0EP] Features: Alarm 2 [DC25] [2EP] Powers: Speed 5 (250 mph) [5EP] Powers: 35 + 70 + 6= 111PP Device 11 ( 55DP Container; Feat: Restricted [Those who have died], Indestructible; Drawback: Easy-to-Lose ) [35PP] ( Sainchamsageom ) Blade Array 20 ( 40PP Array; Feat: Alternate Power 2 ) [42DP] Damage 4 ( Extras: Autofire [7 Ranks], Linked to Nauseate, Penetrating [4 Ranks]; Feats: Improve Critical 2, Mighty, Takedown Attack 2 ) + Nauseate 7 ( Extra: Linked to Damage) (Water Sword) {18+14=32/40} Damage 10 ( Extras: Area [50' General Burst], Linked to Drain ) + Drain Toughness 10 ( Extras: Area [50' General Burst], Linked to Damage ) (Freezing Sword) {20+20=40/40} Illusion 10 ( All Sense Types; Extra: Selective Attack; Flaws: Phantasms, Limited to Targets Inside of Fog ) + Obscure 2 ( Affects Visual Senses; Flaw: Range [Touch] ) {30+2=32/40}(Mist Sword) Comprehend ( Spirits; Flaw: Limited to Spirits inside of Saingeom) [1DP] Feature 1 ( Spirit Container [Souls of those slained by the Saingeom/Former Wielders trapped inside] ) [1DP] Impervious Toughness 6 ( Flaw: Limited to Demonic/Hellfire/Infernal ) [3DP] Move Object 2 ( Heavy Load: 100 lbs; Flaw: Limited to Water; Extra: Range [Perception] ) [2DP] Regeneration 2 ( Resurrection 2 [1 Day ] ) [2DP] Super-Movement 1 ( Water Walking ) [2DP] Sinbyeong 14 ( 70PP Container) [70PP] Enhanced Defense Bonus 5 [10PP] Enhanced Dexterity 10 [10PP] Enhanced Feats 14 ( Attack Focus [Melee] 8, Cunning Fighter, Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Improved Sunder, Precise Strike, Quick Draw [Draw] ) [14PP] Enhanced Fortitude 3 [3PP] Enhanced Notice 8 (+8) [2PP] Enhanced Reflex 5 [5PP] Enhanced Will 5 [5PP] Feature ( Undead Pressence [Undead creatures tend to regard Kuksón as “one of them” and unless circumstances dictate otherwise they at worst, maintain a neutral attitude towards him. As the Undead do not consider Kuksón a living creature for commands involving such, and may simply ignore him]) [1 PP] Immunity 2 ( Disease, Poison ) [2PP] Impervious Will 1 [1PP] Protection 7 [7PP] Speed 1 ( 10 mph, 100 ft./rnd ) [1PP] Super-Senses 5 ( Accurate [Hearing], Danger Sense [Hearing], Extended [Hearing, -1 per 100'] Uncanny Dodge [Hearing] ) [5PP] Super-Strength 2 ( 26 Effective STR, Heavy Load [920 lbs] ) [4PP] Shaman Ruts ( 5PP Array; Feat: Alternate Power 1 ) [6PP] BP: Healing 5 ( Flaw: Limited to Others ) {5/5} AP: Astral Form 1 {5/5} Drawbacks: (-0) + (-0) = -0PP DC Block ATTACK RANGE DC EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC18 Toughness Damage (Physical) Freezing Blade 50' Burst DC20 Reflex DC20 Fortitude DC25 Toughness Drain Toughness Damage (Ice) Mist Blade Perception/10' Burst DC20 Will Illusions/Obscure Water Blade Touch DC22 Toughness DC17 Will Damage (Water) Nauseate Totals: Abilities (20) + Combat (20) + Saving Throws (0) + Skills (22) + Feats (7) + Powers (111) - Drawbacks (0) = 180/180 Power Points
  13. Kid Kamehameha Power Level: 7 (105/116PP) Unspent Power Points: 11 Trade-Offs: -2 Attack / +2 Damage, -2 Defense / +2 Toughness In Brief: A new champion of the Hawaiian Gods in Emerald City Catchphrase: Theme: Alternate Identity: Kimo Kahananui Birthplace: Lahaina, Hawaii Residence: Emerald City University Dorms Occupation: Student at Emerald City University Affiliations: Family: Father: officer Kelui Kahananui, mother Lily Kahananui Description: Age: 18 (DoB: Year 1999) Apparent Age: 18 Gender: Male Ethnicity: Hawaiian Height: 5’9” Weight: 125 lbs Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Kimo is a thin young man with brown skin and eyes. His entire torso up to the collarbones is covered in Polynesian tattoos. His upper left arm is also covered in the same black tattoos. He tends to wear t-shirts and jeans. His choice of footwear would be flip flops. While in costume as Kid Kamehameha he wears a golden helmet in the traditional Hawaiian style. He also goes entirely bare chested when he goes into battle. He wears a mantle of red feathers as well, though he sometimes sheds this in battle. From the waist down he wears a skirt of grass, feathers, and red fabric. History: Kimo was born a totally average child. He grew up in Lahaina while his father was a cop on the anti-meta task force. While Kimo grew up he was picked on by the kids of the metas that his father put away. Most of these kids were normal, but one of the more vicious bullies was. A paragon in the making, he would consistently harass most of the students and Kimo specifically. One day while being picked on by this meta, Kimo pushed back. He was beaten down into the ground. Literally. Yet, he was saved. Not by his father, but by a man on a motorcycle with a mace. The man revealed himself to be the avatar of Ku, god of war. Ku took Kimo to Hunamoku. He trained Kimo to fight in the Hawaiian art of Lua. Not wanting Ku to have another champion on Earth, many of the gods lent him power. Pele gave him strength. Laka gave him agility and speed. Lono grant him fortitude and healing powers. Kanaloa gave him clarity of mind and increased intellect. Puenui enhanced his senses, HIna gave him her charm. He became their weapon, capable of channeling each god one at a time. Ku then took kimo back to Lahaina where he fought the meta in the crater of Haleakala. The two swapped blows, but Kimo’s new and versatile magic powers made him the far better fighter. Kimo struck his opponent down and Ku granted him a new name, Kid Kamehameha. Personality & Motivation: Kid Kamehameha has been tasked by the gods to stand where others cannot and to fight for those who cannot. He fights when he has to, preferring to use his powers to settle matters peacefully, however he is a warrior. He will use his abilities to protect the innocent, from both the mundane and the occult. Powers & Tactics: Kid Kamehameha fights first with brute strength. He prefers to use debilitating strikes and dislocations when and where he can. His skill in Lua allows him to close in, and his personal style makes use of his enhanced strength and light weight. When outnumbered by easily beatable enemies he will often simply throw them into one another. When he encounters enemies who are physically tougher than he can dish out, he tends to switch over to using his mental blasts or mind control. When he uses his speed powers he prefers to use hit and run tactics. When he fights alongside others he rounds out the team. Often times this means that he will be using his powers from Lono and healing. Power Descriptions: When he channels the divine power his tattoos glow different colors: Red for Pele, Orange for Laka, Green for Lono, Blue for Kanaloa, yellow for Puenui, silver for Hina. All his powers are divine in origin. Complications: Champion of the gods: Kid Kamehameha is beholden to the will of the gods of old Hawaii. He must serve their will from time to time and act on their agenda. There is also very little in terms of two way communications. So he has no idea if he is being heard. New to the Powers: Kid Kamehameha has not had his powers very long. He is still honestly afraid of some of them. Can’t Stand a Bully: Years of being picked on have made Kimo very angry with bullies, especially metahuman ones. He tends to go out of his way to humiliate them. Always Another Lesson: Ku has decided to continue to train Kamehameha. He will often put him to the test and force him to adapt. Abilities: 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 0PP Strength: 10/28 (+0/+9) Dexterity: 10/20 (+0/+5) Constitution: 10 (+0) Intelligence: 10/20 (+0/+5) Wisdom: 10/20 (+0/+5) Charisma: 10/20 (+0/+5) Combat: 10 + 10 = 20 PP Initiative: +0/+5 Attack: +5 Melee, +5 Ranged Defense: +5, +3 Flat-Footed Grapple: +0/ +22 Knockback: -4/-9 Saving Throws: 5 + 5 + 5 = 15 PP Toughness: +9 (+0 Con, +9 protection) Fortitude: +5 (+0 Con, +5) Reflex: +5/ (+10 Enhanced Dexterity) (+0 Dex, +5) Will: +5/+10 (+0 Wis, +5) Skills: 32R = 8PP Bluff 7 (+7/+12) Diplomacy 7 (+7/+12) Gather Information 7 (+7/+12) Knowledge Arcane Lore 1 (+1/+6) Knowledge Tactics 1 (+1/+6) Knowledge Theology 1 (+1/+6) Perform 7 Dance [Hula] (+7/+12) Search 1 (+1/+6) Feats: 7 PP Defensive attack Improved grab Improved trip Jack of All Trades Move by Action Takedown Attack 2 Powers: 55 = 55 PP Divine Power Array 25 (50 PP array, alternate power 5, Complication; Must be able to speak to change power set) [55 PP] (Divine, Magic, Mana) Base Power: Enhanced Strength 18 and Leaping 4 and Protection 9 and Super Strength 8 (Power of Pele, Feats; Ground strike, Shockwave, Thunderclap) {50/50} Alternate Power: Enhanced Dexterity 10 and Protection 9 and Quickness 10 and Speed 10 and Strike 9 (Agility of Laka) {48/50} Alternate Power: Protection 9 (extras; Impenetrable) and Healing 10 (Healing of Lono, extras; action) {48/50} Alternate Power: Blast 9 (Mind of Kanaloa, Alternate save: Will save) and Enhanced Feat: Skill Mastery (Knowledge Arcane Lore, Tactics, Theology, Search) and Enhanced Intelligence 10 and Protection 9 {47/50} Alternate Power: Enhanced Wisdom 10 and Impervious Will 10 and Mind Reading 7 and Protection 9 and Super Senses 11 (Perception of Puenui, Detect Magic, Dark vision, Radius (Vision), Tracking, X-ray vision (Gold blocks)) {47/50} Alternate Power: Enhanced Charisma 10 and Enhanced Feat: Skill Mastery (Bluff, Diplomacy, Gather information, Perform Hula) and Mind Control 7 (Charm of Hina, Extra; Subtle) and Protection 9 {43/50} DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 15 Toughness Damage Enhanced Strength Touch DC 24 Toughness Damage Mind Blast Ranged DC 24 Will Damage Mind Control Perception DC 25 Will Mind Control Mind Reading Perception DC 25 Will Mind Reading Strike Touch DC 24 Toughness Damage Totals: Abilities (0) + Combat (20) + Saving Throws (15) + Skills (8) + Feats (7) + Powers (55) - = 105/115 Power Points
  14. Character Name: Sha'ir the Spellsmith Power Level: PL 10/13 [180/203PP] Trade-Offs: Varies Unspent Power Points: 23 In Brief: 1-2 sentences which sum up the whole character. Residence: Lakeside, Emerald City, Oregon Base of Operations: The Library / Lakeside, Emerald City, Oregon Catchphrase: I've got a Spell for that ... somewhere. Alternate Identity: Hakim Naifeh Identity: Secret Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California Occupation: Programmer at WestRock Software Affiliations: None Family: Faiz Naifeh (Father, 60), Isra Naifeh (Mother, 58), Qamar Naifeh (Brother, 31), Lulu Naifeh (26, Sister), various other relatives Description: Age: 28 Apparent Age: Mid-20s Gender: Male Ethnicity: Arab Height: 6’1” Weight: 162 lbs. Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Hakim is an average looking man in his mid-20s. His black hair is cut short, with hints of a beard running down his jawline. Clothes-wise, Hakim does not have much of a style, usually wearing casual urban outfits, which can encompass just about anything not too extraordinary. One thing he is known for with his friends is his scarf, white and black, which he wears with just about every outfit of his. Source: Deluxe Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition by Richard Thomas » Preview: The Ahl-i-Batin — Kickstarter As Sha'ir his outfit changes, towards a magical costume made up of his scarf, enchanted to turn into a hood and costume when pulled over his head. In this appearance, the wide hood covers his entire head, concealing everything behind a magical layer of darkness, with only green eyes, and occasionally the mouth penetrating it. The rest of his costume is best described as a somewhat tightly fit robe, in a similar white and black pattern to his scarf. It allows some freedom of movement, while still not being too loose to potentially get stuck in things. Occasionally, he will forgo this part of the costume and only wear the hood, together with his civilian outfit, or a different outfit consisting of a white t-shirt and black pants. Power Descriptions: Mage Book: The Mage Book has a simple appaearance, looking like a simple, unlabelled hardcover book. When in use, it opens and floats in front of The Spellsmith’s body, magically attached to him, in a way he can always see it. A glow, the colours changing depending on the spell in use, clearly shows its magical origins. It can be taken away, doing so requires breaking through its natural attachment, which mostly takes brute strength, or magic. Enchanted Scarf: Hakim’s white and black scarf has, over time, become somewhat of a trademark of his. When he started to dabble in enchanting, he went and enchanted it, giving it a variety of powers, the main one being its ability to transform into a full costume, triggered by simply pulling it over one’s head. The scarf can project a magical force field around it’s user and boosts the user’s defences. The scarf also has the ability to create a magical invisibility field, and by wearing it one is able to, very slowly, move through solid objects, which comes with a variety of problems. Cantrips & Spells: Sha'ir‘s spells do not have one singular appearance. Since he picks his spells from a variety of different sources and traditions, the appearance of spells can change, and reach from “traditional” hand gestures in order to create lights, to typing something with his mobile phone to reach the same effect. The same applies to the look of the spell’s effects. History: Hakim Naifeh was born as the second son of a family of Arab immigrants. His father worked for the city’s administration, his mother generally stayed home and took care of the kids. Hakim’s childhood was an average one. A sister soon joined him and his brother. The life down in Santa Barbara was good. While occasionally there were some troubles due to his parent’s heritage, all in all he never had many problems. Hakim found his passion for computers early on, his father had purchased a second one and offered the older one to his sons. School proved that Hakim was smart, and together with his passion for software in general, it meant that soon, he studied Information and Computer Science at one of California’s top universities, a scholarship paying for his education. There, he met Jamie Green, the two of them quickly becoming friends. Jamie had plans for a startup, which he would pursue after he graduated, while Hakim stayed and finished his last few remaining courses. Upon his graduation, Hakim joined his friends who had pursued their start-up plan up in the Oregonian part of Emerald City. They had already accomplished a few things, the company, creating specialized IT tools for professionals, was quickly becoming a name on the market. He moved to Emerald City, joining a few of his university friends in a shared flat. From there, he worked and the company grew. Soon, they had a proper office, and a few dozen employees, with Hakim having risen to a management position. His life was nice and average, as one day, he had just left a bar after a long night, he stumbled into an alley. While he was not sober, the strange glow emitted by a door in the alley was something he could still notice. Having grown a bit bored with office life, he decided to check further, entering through the door. The next day, he woke up in a strange looking building, a library of some sorts, with bookshelves ranging from the floor to the ceiling. While the shelves itself had been organized, there also were stacks of books scattered around, atop a few tables in the middle of the room, one of which Hakim had been sleeping on. A quick tour of the room showed that there were no doors, and all the walls were covered by bookshelves. Doing his best not to freak out, he decided to figure out the contents of the various books were. Much to his initial surprise, they turned out to be various magical instructions, scripts and manuals. Hakim had heard of magic and had made a few experiences with superpowered humans before, but this time he was right in the middle of it. Sensing an opportunity to spice up his rather boring life, he began to read into the books. After a few days, with help of the books, he could create small lights. From there, it quickly became easier. Water and food were no problems, thanks to a magical device conjuring them at intervals, so he could focus all his time on training. Thanks to the books, Hakim had purposely stayed with the more beginner level ones, casting simple spells became easier and easier. After about a week, he could cast a spell to transport himself out of the place he had been stuck in. As he’d learned from one of the books, it was a magical library, placed inside a magical pocket, consisting of just one room. Back home, Hakim’s sudden disappearance had caused some panic, with his roomates and colleagues having started a search action both online and in Emerald City itself. His sudden reappearance, knocking on the flat’s door at 4 AM on a Wednesday, caused a few questions. Not wanting to explain everything, a simple “Don’t wanna talk about it” was enough to shut down most questions. After quickly checking up with the company the next day, to prove that he was back and still alive, Hakim took a vacation. The library, as he’d started to call the magical room, still offered many secrets, and Hakim had not yet learned enough to go back to the boredom of everyday life. Over the next year, Hakim both worked and also continue to teach himself magic, managing to find a balance between the two. He started to delve into more advanced manuals, mainly enchanting, which led to him enchanting his trademark scarf. While going through the library’s stock, he came across an enchanted book, which held a variety of small and useful powers, but also allowed him to draw upon part the library’s knowledge even when in Emerald City. During this time, Hakim also started to dabble in crime-fighting, after unintentionally stumbling across a magical beast released onto the streets of Ontario, where he’d been staying for a short business trip. He started to go by the name of Sha'ir the Spellsmith when in his magical disguise. With Emerald City’s low rate of crime, especially supernatural one, there was not a whole lot to be done, but every once in a while, his involvement was required. Personality & Motivation: Hakim is a seeker of knowledge. He is constantly trying to learn new things, and has always been doing it. And now, with his somewhat recent discovery of “The Library”, there is a lot of stuff for him to learn. He greatly enjoys reading about all the different magical procedures, and then trying to get them to work, oftentimes replacing ingredients for more “modern” one. Because come on, who has frog livers nowadays? Hakim also enjoys taking a break from his “mundane” life. Sure, he has a great position at a good company, a stable income, and some prospects for his future. But, at the same time, sitting in an office all day isn’t really Hakim’s thing. Sure, he likes doing his job, but he also likes to get some change into his routine. And this change, at the moment, mainly comes from his activities as Sha’ir. Personally, Hakim isn’t that interesting of a person. He does his own thing. He likes modern art, indie music and films, and generally more obscure works of art. He is a convinced vegetarian, believing that animals deserve to be treated better. (He does like milk too much to be a vegan, though). What time he doesn’t spend at work or as Sha’ir, he can usually be found at parties, exhibitions or classical hangouts. He is not very religious, celebrating major holidays of various religions, but otherwise not participating in religious actions much, save for special occasions. He is convinced that the world can be made a better place through both actions and words, and this is his main conviction for creating the heroic persona of Sha’ir the Spellsmith, as whom he tries to do just that, and make the world better for those living in Emerald City, and wherever else fate might draw him. Powers & Tactics: Sha’ir doesn’t have any combat experience to speak of. He has only been in combat once or twice, so any combat situation will most likely cause a fair amount of stress and uncertainty. Should he ever get into combat, his main strength is his versatility. With the powers of his Mage Book backing him up, he can draw upon a large variety of spells, allowing him to find and abuse weaknesses in his opponent’s defences. As these spells do not always work as planned, some creativity is required, as he has to suddenly change his plans, something that causes problems for him. Without his book, he is much more limited, relying on only a few spells, most of which are more useful for confusing enemies rather than outright fighting them. Here, he is more likely to avoid fights when possible, using his toolset to not get caught in something he cannot handle. Against Magical Opponents, his style changes towards a more observant one, trying to learn from their own spellcasting. He is also likely to use his counterspelling, one of the things he has trained most, against these opponents, to avoid them getting any upper hand. Complications: Magical Manual Misfortune: Sha’ir’s Mage Book is the source of most of his powers. While he is able to cast a few weak spells, anything more advanced requires him to find it in his book, which is magically linked to parts of the library’s knowledge. This by itself is not much of a problem, however, the various spell instructions being transmitted through the Mage Book, can lead to spells outright not working, backfiring, or even causing unintended side-effects. Also, as he only has access to part of the library at a time, it could mean that the book is unable to bring the spell he is looking for, and he has to rely on substitutes, or does not have a fitting spell at all. Notes: When appropriate, a GM may choose to have a spell cast by Sha’ir simply not work. Spells affected by this are the ones in his book, and the ones he has access to through his Variable Power. Perhaps, it backfires in some way. Maybe it just fizzles, maybe the Damage Effect applies to somebody other than the target! Be creative! Secret Sorcerer: In a rare act of keeping with tradition, Hakim has decided to not reveal any connection between Hakim Neifeh, Software Developer and Sha’ir, Spellsmith. This ties into both his obligations as Hakim, but also any other way somebody could connect the two. For his personal sake, but also that of those who know him in either of the two forms, he keeps the two very distanced, taking great efforts to keep it that way. Meddling Middle Management: Hakim has a nice and secure position at WestRock Software, a company run by a former classmate and friend of his. He enjoys this job too, working both in his métier of programing, while also having some power as a member of middle management. This is nice and all, until suddenly there’s an important meeting he has to attend, or he is needed at a client’s headquarters to deal with potential issues. When that happens, he can’t just disappear all the sudden, there has to be a good reason for him to avoid his obligations. Some things may be able to be solved by a quick call onto his phone, but others will require his presence and full attention. And then there’s the business trips… Hermetic Hipster: Sha’ir doesn’t care about things like magical “traditions”. Just because somebody did something a while ago, does that mean he has to conform to it? He has access to a wide variety of magic, from many different sources and many different traditions, and he mixes and matches these as he sees fit, with no regards to the rules of their original source. This has multiple effects. It means that his spells may not work as intended, and simply fizzle or have an unwanted effect. On the other hand, it could also potentially make his interaction with other mages more difficult, with them looking down on him due to his lack of a tradition, and the way he handles the materials at hand with little regard and respect to their origin. Spellcasting Stipulations: Like most Mages, Sha’ir’s spell require him to do something. Due to the wide amount of sources he draws from, it isn’t simply “be able to speak” or “move your hand”. It is those, but many other things too. Some spells require him to be able to do both. For some, he only has to move, or only speak. Some have completely different pre-requisites too. This usually isn’t a problem, as he can move, speak and act freely. But, if somebody were to actually try to stop him, they could. Notes: The classical “Requires Speaking” Complication, but with added flavour! A GM can go and say that due to Sha’ir being restrained/silenced/unable to think clearly, and so on, he cannot possibly cast any/all spells. Condominium Company: Hakim shares a flat with a few of his friends, conveniently also his co-workers. This has a variety of benefits, lower rent, more social interaction, the ability to help each other with work even at home, and many more. But, for an up-and-coming superhero, it also has a variety of drawbacks. As these people are around Hakim pretty much the entire day, him suddenly disappearing will probably get their attention. If he enters his room, doesn’t leave, but isn’t in there, it's bound to raise suspicion. And if every time their friend and flatmate disappears some hero appears on the news, they will soon figure things out. Puzzling Place: Hakim has no idea what exactly the room he refers to as “The Library” is. Clearly, it is a magical archive. But, who created it? And for what purpose? Is it an ancient source of knowledge? A safe to lock away things no mage should ever know? Hakim doesn’t even remember its actual location. While it appears to be some kind of pocket dimension, it seems to be anchored to somewhere in Emerald City. Unfortunately, when Hakim stumbled across that very place, he was so drunk he doesn’t remember. And he doesn’t need to go there regardless, as his magic allows to enter and leave the room from anywhere. Hakim doesn’t really care about this much, but it is most likely only a matter of time until the origins of “The Library” will become important in his life. Abilities: 0 + 2 + 2 + 10 + 8 + 6 = 28PP Strength: 10 (+0) Dexterity: 12 (+1) Constitution: 12 (+1) Intelligence: 20 (+5) Wisdom: 18 (+4) Charisma: 16 (+3) Combat: 10 + 10 = 20PP Initiative: +1 Attack: +5 Melee, +6/5 Ranged Grapple: +5 Defense: +10/7 (+5 Base, +5/2 Dodge Focus), +0 Flat-Footed Knockback: -5/3/2/0 Saving Throws: 2 + 2 + 0 = 4PP Toughness: +10/7/4/1 (+1 Con, +9/6/3 [Forcefield Effects]) Fortitude: +8/7/5 (+1 Con, +2 +2/2/1) Reflex: +7/5 (+1 Dex, +2 +2/2) Will: +10/7/4 (+4 Wis, +0 +3/3/0) Skills: 104R = 26PP Bluff 8 (+11) Computers 12 (+17) Concentration 8 (+14) Diplomacy 6 (+9) Disable Device 6 (+11) Disguise 4 (+7) Gather Information 5 (+8) Intimidate 1 (+4) Investigate 5 (+10) Knowledge (Arcane Lore) 5 (+10) Knowledge (Business) 2 (+7) Knowledge (Current Events) 4 (+9) Knowledge (Popular Culture) 2 (+7) Knowledge (Technology) 10 (+15) Language 4 (English [Native], Arabic, Atlantean, French, German, Sanskrit) Notice 8 (+12) Search 6 (+11) Sense Motive 6 (+10) Feats: 17PP Accurate Attack Artificer Distract (Bluff) Dodge Focus 2 Contacts Connected Eidetic Memory Luck 3 Move-By Action Quick Change Power Attack Ritualist Equipment 2: The Library: Headquarters (Toughness 10, Size (Huge), Features: Sealed (Pocket Dimension), Concealed Library, Living Space, Workshop (Magical), Power: Super Movement 1 (Dimensional (Library and Earth Prime), Feats: Affect Only Others; Flaws: Action (Standard Action)) [10/10EP] Powers: 30 + 12 + 17 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 18 = 85PP (Descriptor: all Magic) Mage Book (50/50PP Device, Easy-to-lose) [30PP] Enhanced Skill (Arcane Knowledge (10) [Raised to 15 (+20)], Notice 2[Raised to 10(+14)]) [3PP] Comprehend 1 (Languages: Written) [1PP] Enhanced Feat 4(Dodge Focus 3 [Raised to Dodge Focus 5], Attack Focus 1 (Ranged)) [4PP] Enhanced Fortitude 2 [2PP] Enhanced Reflex 2 [2PP] Enhanced Will 3 [3PP] Force Field 3 [3PP] Sorcery Array (26PP Array, Alternate Powers: 6) [32PP] BP: Damage 3 (Extras: Ranged, Autofire (10); Feats: Variable Descriptor 2, Accurate 1, Homing, Precise) [Applied to Damage Power] [22/26PP] AP: Damage 3 (Extras: Range (Perception), Alternate Save (Will)) [Applied to Damage Power] [26/26PP] (mental) AP: Snare 10 (Feats: Reversible, Tether, Obscures Senses (Visual, Auditory, Mental)) [26/26PP] AP: Illusion 8 ((All Senses) Feats: Progression 2; Flaws: Phantasms) [26/26PP] AP: Teleport 7 (Extras: Accurate, Portal; Feats: Change Direction, Change Velocity; Progression 3 (Size); Flaws: Action (Standard to Open(-2))) [26/26PP] AP: Move Object 8 ((STR 40 (Heavy Load: 3 tons) Extras: Range (Perception), Feats: Precise) [25/26PP] AP: Concealment 10 ((All Senses apart from Tactile); Feats: Close Range, Selective) [22/26PP] Enchanted Scarf (15/15PP Device, Flaws: Hard-to-lose) [12PP] (all Magic) Enhanced Fortitude 2 [2PP] Enhanced Reflex 2 [2PP] Enhanced Will 3 [3PP] Force Field 3 [3PP] Immunity (Suffocation) [2PP] Super Senses (Magical Awareness (Sight)) [3PP] Damage 7 (Extras: Ranged, Feats: Accurate 1, Affects Insubstantial 2) [17PP] Force Field 3 [3PP] Flight 2 [4PP] Enhanced Fortitude 1 [1PP] Variable 3 ((15PP Variable Power, Power: Descriptor (Magic), Any One Power At Once) Extras: Action (Free Action)) [18PP] Drawbacks: (-0) + (-0) = -0PP DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 15 Toughness Damage Damage Spell Ranged DC 22 Toughness Damage Damage Spell (Book) Ranged DC 25 Toughness Damage Damage Spell (Will) Perception DC 25 Will Damage Snare Ranged DC 20 Reflex Snare Totals: Abilities (28) + Combat (20) + Saving Throws (4) + Skills (26) + Feats (17) + Powers (85) - Drawbacks (0) = 180/203 Power Points Variable Configurations:
  15. Ari

    The Salmon- PL7 Ari

    Player Name: Ari Character Name: The Salmon Power Level: 7 (105/131PP) Trade-Offs: +3 Attack/-3 Damage, +3 Defence/-3 Toughness Unspent Power Points: 26 In Brief: Aquatically-adapted and linguistically-gifted mutant way out of his depth in the Emerald City underworld. Residence: 635 Tkope Ekoli Way, Riverfront District, Emerald City Base of Operations: (Incomplete) A cave in the flooded subway tunnels. Catchphrase: "I got this!/I don't got this!" Alternate Identity: Ishmael Paris Redwater/Ishi/Fishy Identity: Secret Birthplace: Emerald City, Oregon, USA Occupation: Student, translator, superhero Affiliations: Golden Dragon Society, the Malakov Mafiya, the Takazumi-gumi, Emerald City Community College Family: Ellen Riverrun(aunt, paternal), Abraham Hector Redwater(brother, elder) Description: Age: 18 (March 21st, 1998) Apparent Age: N/A Gender: Man Ethnicity: Coastal Chinook(Clatsop) Height: 5'6" Weight: 160 lbs Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Ishmael is slim and athletic with shoulder-length straight black hair. Everything from his fresh-faced, guileless good looks to his relaxed, fluid body language to his relentlessly casual dress sense seems almost tailored to make people feel comfortable around him. He generally wears clothes at least one size larger than fits (mostly hand-me-downs from his brother), many of which have pithy slogans or intricate designs. His favorite outfit, regardless of weather, is a beaten green jacket, red t-shirt, green cargo pants and scuffed red sneakers. His voice is usually soft and awkward, but can quickly switch to clear and projecting. He has the names "Priam" and "Cassandra" tattooed on his shoulders. When talking in most languages, he does not have a noticeable accent. As the Salmon he wears a green and black costume with slanted orange eyes and patterns of thick wavey lines of the same color on the trunk. In costume he becomes much more expressive and animated, talking with a slight accent he doesn't have in normal life. Power Descriptions: Ishmael's powers are internal and nonlbvious besides what they let him do, being a mutation of his body chemistry and biology making him superhumanly-fast, his skin capable of absorbing oxygen in liquid form and improving his ability to sense vibrations. History: Abandoned by his parents as an infant, Ishmael grew up with his brother Abraham in the extended Riverrun family. The boys early formed a bond with their aunt, Ellen, and Ishmael still lives with her and helps out at the art gallery she runs. Growing up, the boy developed none of his brother's self-assurance or independence, instead remaining reliant on others for direction and purpose. As a result, Ishmael's social skills quickly surpassed solitary, introspective Abraham's, and the younger brother became adept at getting in and out of trouble, confident in his legion of pals to back him up. Exposed to so many people from other cultures, he also quickly picked up on other languages with a dedication that far outstripped his academic efforts. While his brother was around, Ishmael had a steady role model to keep himself out of the ever-present gangs around their school. But only two years after Abraham left on a scholarship to Freedom City's Hanover Institute of Technology 'Ishi' has become an invaluable asset to the Emerald City underworld. Lured in by both the promise of easy money and the stylish, iconoclastic flair of mob prince Ryu Takazumi, Ishmael became enmeshed in the inner politics of the crime families as an interpreter and go-between. Thanks to his Amerindian ethnicity and facility with languages and people, Ishmael was ideal as a neutral, inconspicuous party. Even after graduating high school and starting at Emerald City Community College, even after it's become obvious just who he works for and what they do, Ishmael has found it impossible to leave. Besides the money and implicit threats, it's the first time in his life that he's really felt needed or wanted He has only just come into his powers and already made a monumental, horrible mistake with them that resulted in the death of now-late Triad dragon head and beloved Jadetown community leader "Uncle" Zhi. Ishmael's alter-ego, the Salmon, is already a murder suspect and hunted by both the law and the mob. Fighting against his employers as much to survive as to try and redeem himself, he's finally on the path to becoming his ownperson. Personality & Motivation: Ishamel is a jokey, cocksure, fun-loving and irreverent guy who's grown adept at lying to people(including and especially himself) and telling them what they want to hear. He doesn't like making his own opinions known, and mostly just goes with majority views and whatever will get him off the hook fastest, which has badly-strained his relationship with his family. Ellen doesn't know what he does for money, but as he evades and dodges she gets more and more worried, which pushes him to lie more. At heart, Ishmael is deeply unsure of himself and afraid of being abandoned or unwanted. But as he starts to understand that the underworld needs him more than he needs them, that's beginning to change. For now, however, he's still learning that his alter-ego can be something besides a liability and convenient cover. As the Salmon, Ishmael mostly just copies what he's seen speedsters like Johnny Rocket and Velocity be like on TV: confident, quippy and a little impulsive and prone to water or fish-based puns(Johnny went through a rockets and speed jokes phase that the League is trying very hard to forget). Powers & Tactics: Run up to a guy real fast and hit them, maybe run around a bunch of guys and get them tangled up in some stuff. The Salmon is still very new at this, and his martial training is very basic. Complications: After my alter-ego: The Salmon is not a popular guy after he apparently killed the respected "Uncle" Zhi. The police and the city's underworld are both after him, and they may not exactly have different ideas of what happens after he's caught. Black mark: Being partly responsible for a man's death has left a deep scar on Ishmael's soul. He'd do anything to avoid that happening again, and anything to undo what he has done. Blind Side: The Salmon's senses aren't near as fast as his top speed, and trying to get aroundin confined spaces(like anything built for normal people) can be incredibly dangerous to himself or others. Dependence: Ishmael is very easy to get latched onto things or people. Identity: Secret. Responsibility: Family, especially his aunt, Ellen Riverrun. The lowdown: Ishmael knows a lot of what's going on in Emerald City, much of it could cost him his life if it's found he told someone. Switcheroo: As the Salmon, he can't show he knows what Ishmael does. As Ishmael, he won't reveal anything about the Salmon, not even to other heroes. Abilities: 6 + 6 + 6 + 4 + 2 + 6 = 30PP Strength: 16 (+3) Dexterity: 16 (+3) Constitution: 16 (+3) Intelligence: 14 (+2) Wisdom: 12 (+1) Charisma: 16 (+3) Combat: 8 + 8 = 16PP Initiative: +3 Attack: +10 Melee, +4 Ranged Grapple: +13 Defense: +10 (+4 Base, +6 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed Knockback: -2/-1 Saving Throws: 1 + 4 + 4 = 9PP Toughness: +4 (+3 Con +1 Protection) Fortitude: +4 (+3 Con, +1) Reflex: +7 (+3 Dex, +4) Will: +5 (+1 Wis, +4) Skills: 48R = 12PP Bluff 7 +(10/+14) Diplomacy 7 (+10/+14) Drive 2 (+5) Gather Information 7 (+10) Knowledge(Streetwise) 8 (+10) Languages 8 (Chinook Jargon, English(native), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese) Sense Motive 9 (+10) Feats: 18PP Attack Focus(Melee) 6 Attractive Benefit (civilian I.D. trusted by the Emerald City underworld) Contacts Dodge Bonus 6 Equipment 1 Move-by-Action Well-Informed Equipment 1= 5EP Caltrops [1EP] Handcuffs [1EP] [Masterwork] Smart Phone(Nova Comm's network)[1EP] [Masterwork] Lock-release Gun[2PP] Motorcycle(book-standard)[0EP] Size: Medium Str: 15 Spd: 5 Def: 10 Tou: 8 Powers: 20 = 20PP Physiology Mutation 4 (20PP Container; Action: Passive, Duration: Permanent) [20PP] Biology, Mutation Enhanced Array 6 (12PP Array, Feats: Alternate Power 2) [14PP] Base Power: Damage 1 (Extra: Autofire; Feats: Mighty [DMG4]) [4/12PP] AP: Enhanced Feats 2 (Moving Feint, Wall Run)[2PP] + Enhanced Speed 4 (to Speed 5 [250MPH, 2500FPH]) [4PP] + Enhanced Swimming 4 (to Swimming 5 [50MPH, 500FPR]) [4PP] + Super-Movement 1 (Water-Walking) [2PP] = 12PP AP: Snare 6 (Extras: Area [Burst, 30ft], Blocks Sense [Visual, Normal]; Flaws: Range [Touch], Limited [requires suitable materials(clothing, drapes, carpets, etc)]) [12PP] Immunity 1 (Drowning) [1PP] Protection 1 [1PP] Speed 1 (10MPH, 100FPR) [1PP] Super-Senses 2 (Tremorsesense [Danger Sense, Radius, Tactile]) [2PP] Swimming 1 (2.5MPH, 25FPR) [1PP] Drawbacks: (-0) + (-0) = -0PP DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 18/23 Toughness Damage(physical) Totals: Abilities (30) + Combat (16) + Saving Throws (9) + Skills (12) + Feats (18) + Powers (20) - Drawbacks (0) = 105/131 Power Points
  16. Emerald Spider Power Level: 8 (120/144PP) Unspent Power Points: 24 Trade-Offs: None In Brief: You friendly neighborhood spider hero. Catchphrase: "It is the duty for those that can to protect the weak." Alternate Identity: Peri Pyeng (Secret) Birthplace: Emerald City Residence: Bethlehem Heights Base of Operations: Emerald City Occupation: Air Conditioner Repairs Affiliations: none Family: Mi-yeong Pyeng (mother, deceased), Jin-ho Pyeng (father), Myung-sook Pyeng (Grandmother) Description: Age: 25 (DoB: 25th February 1991) Gender: Female Ethnicity: Korean-American Height: 5'5" Weight: 125 lbs Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Peri has never really paid attention to her looks often appearing a little unkempt with her hair tied up to keep it out of her way, though she normally keep it short for just that reason. Never being one to follow fashion she chooses her clothes for comfort and utility, often looking like her fashion sense is about ten years out of date. The costume she wears is now is based on the hoodie design that she wore original when Emerald Spider first appeared, though now she wears a hood and goggles to hide her identity and the whole costume is a very dark green rather than the black of her original costume. In addition to the black gloves boot and belt that make up the Spdr Rig she has inlaid over the costume in a web like pattern of fine silver thread that allows greater control of the rigs abilities. History: Every time before she would fly out on deployment Peri's mother would explain to her young daughter that it was the duty for those that can to protect the weak. As it was the last time she left, but an upset young Peri wasn't having it and she shouted at her mother that she didn't care about such stupid things as other more hateful things. Everything that Peri said she can still recall in perfect details, for that flight her mother took was shot down with the lost of everyone on board. The young Peri didn't cry or show any real emotions over her mother death, instead she set herself to make her mother proud in every way she could from this point onward. Already possessing a keen mind she threw herself in her studies paying less attention to the science fields that she loved in favor of the more practical fields of engineering. Whilst she didn't have many friends or go on many dates, she was content to follow this path and was rewarded by the top grade in both her High school studies and her courses at the local university. With such amazing grades there was a clamor of several of the top companies trying to get her to join their company. For once her future looked bright. After her normal careful consideration she went with a small research firm that was trying to develop a device that projected a field that both protected the wearer and allowed them to go almost anywhere, with even limited flight. This snappily named Spdr Rig was being designed to help emergency services reach trapped and injured people for when they couldn't rely on super heroic help. Though she didn't develop the suit herself she quickly made herself invaluable to the team making numerous improvement to the rigs operations, with several other ideas in the planning stage. Indeed the extra hour she put into developing the suit further sealed her fate that set her on the path to become the Emerald Spider. Working one late one night on the systems whilst wearing the rig she discovered that the rig was configured to emit a potentially deadly burst of energy, something that went against the very purpose of the rig in the first place. She should have left it at that and bought up to her supervisors in the morning, but instead she went digging through the companies systems and discovered that the actual purpose of the Spdr Rig was to be used as a weapon and sold to the highest bidder. Whilst she was careful she obviously wasn't careful enough as she was confronted by a group of strangely armored guards the business being a front to for an super-criminal organization. Luckily she was still wearing the suit and managed to escape from the building, without harming anyone in the process, and escaped into the night with the Spdr Rig. Unfortunately for Peri her troubles were just beginning. She awoke the next morning to find the police at her door and she discover that she was blamed for a fire at the company that not only destroyed the place but also claimed the lives of several of the guards. Her lawyer, sent by the evil organization, explained that this would all go away if she would only give them back the Spdr Rig that she had taken. She had never been the best at lying to people but she got lucky that day as she managed to convince them that the Spdr Rig had been destroyed. Though this got her off the hook they still destroyed her reputation such that she found it impossible to find any of the work that she worked so hard to achieve. Still she was a Pyeng and they didn't give up so she got herself back on her feet and got the best job she could. The real question was what to do with the Spdr Rig? The question was answer for her by circumstances and not in the way that she had expected. Whilst checking on the rigs hiding place, and considering destroying it, she spotted a mother and daughter about to be hit by a runaway bus. Without thinking, almost a first for Peri, she leapt in to action to snatch the two up from the path of the vehicle. She thought no more of it until she found that the event had been caught on camera and became she'd become a local hero almost overnight, luckily she'd had the forethought to disguise her appearance by wearing a red kerchief and pulling the hood up on her hoodie. This she realized was a chance to do good in the name of her mother and help people in the alias of who the media had dubbed the Emerald Spider. Personality & Motivation: Peri's entire life has been focus in someway to helping others people, feeling that in this way she honors the memory of her mother. Even though she know it's not her fault she's never been able to shake the guilt of the last things she said before her mother died. This has made her a very stern and serious person with little time to enjoy life, almost everything she does is calmly considered with the pro's and con's carefully laid out. When she's in patrolling as Emerald Spider things are very different she often doesn't have time to consider her actions and has to instead to react to the problems as it happens. This gives her a freedom that allows her to enjoy herself, she had even been know to make the odd quip now and again though she's really not that good at them. Powers & Tactics: Peri's relies on the Spdr rig's enhanced agility to keep constantly moving, making herself a difficult target to hit as can. She will do hit and run tactics, especially on ground base targets, hopefully keeping out of the way of potential danger. This is because even though she keeps herself in good shape, and is a fairly competent at acrobatics, she never been a solid or confident fighter. Power Descriptions: The Spatial Distortion Resonance Rig (Spdr Rig) generates a field that works on a strong and weak atomic forces to either attract or repel the operator from objects around them. The various way that this can be used is done with a series of complicated finger movements, they hadn't had chance to install a better interface. The rig itself consists of a pair of gloves and belt and boots that all work together to generate the field, this had been enhanced by the fine silver mesh she's inlaid throughout her costume, the web pattern forms was just a bonus. The Spdr Rig when active generates a shimmer in the air of a twisting of cords in the air, a visualization of multidimensional superstrings, the solidity of these cords depends on how concentrated that part of the field is currently, from almost hidden by the silver web of her costume for her force field to almost solid for her Spdr Blast. Complications: Don't run on Triple A's: Manipulating the fundamentals of the universe is a little power draining to say the least, at the most inopportune moments her Spdr Rig can sometimes run out of juice making things difficult to say the least. With Great Power: Peri is driver by the memory of her mother to always try and do the right things. She will push herself to her very limits, and sometimes beyond, to try and stop the villains. Can't fool Nana: Whilst Peri has managed to hide her identity in Emerald City from everyone except one, Nana Myung-sook. Nana had seen through her disguise almost immediately and got Peri to confess to the fact. Whilst it's mostly a bonus, giving Peri someone to talk to about her problems, Nana Myung-sook can't help but try to get involved in her granddaughter business putting herself in danger. Superheroin' don't pay the bills: Whilst repairing air conditioning units gives her access to lots of handy skyscrapers it doesn't exactly provide the money necessary for the exotic materials necessary to keep the Spdr Rig running. Abilities: 0 + 6 + 0 + 10 + 4 + 4 = 24PP Strength: 10/16 (+0/+3) Dexterity: 16/22 (+3/+6) Constitution: 10/18 (+0/+4) Intelligence: 20 (+5) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 14 (+2) Combat: 12 + 10 = 22PP Initiative: +3/+6 Attack: +6 Base +8 Spdr Blast Defense: +8 (+5 Base, +3 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed Grapple: +9 Knockback: -3 Saving Throws: 5 + 5 + 4 = 14PP Toughness: +0/+8 (+0/+4 Con, +4 Force Field [Impervious 1]) Fortitude: +5/+9 (+0/+4 Con, +5) Reflex: +8/+11 (+3/+6 Dex, +5) Will: +6 (+2 Wis, +4) Skills: 56R = 14PP Acrobatic 5 (+8/+11) Climb 6 (+6/+9) Computers 5 (+10) Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10) Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10) Knowledge (Physical Sciences) 5 (+10) Knowledge (Technological) 5 (+10) Language +1 (Korean, English [Native]) Notice 8 (+10) Performance (Percussion) 1 (+3) Search 5 (+10) Stealth 5 (+8/+11) Feats: 10PP Acrobatic Bluff Attack Specialization (Spdr Blast) 1 Dodge Focus 3 Evasion 2 Move-by Action Takedown Attack Uncanny Dodge (Auditory) 1 Powers: 36 = 36PP Spdr Rig 12 (60PP Device, Easy to Lose) [36PP] Damage 7 (Spdr Blast 80 ft Extra: Range Feat: Alternative Powers 3) [19PP] · Snare 8 (Spdr Snare 80 ft Range Feat: Slow Fade (1 minute), Tether) [16PP] · Snare 5 (Area Spdr Snare 50 ft Range, 25ft Area Extra: Area Burst (General) Feat: Slow Fade (1 minute)) [16PP] · Trip 5 (Spdr Lines 50 ft Range, 25ft Area Extra: Area Burst (General) Feat: Slow Fade (1 minute)) [16PP] Enhanced Constitution 8 [8PP] Enhanced Dexterity 6 [6PP] Enhanced Strength 6 [6PP] Flight 4 (100 mph / 880 ft/rnd Flaw: Gliding, Forward Only) [3PP] Force Field 4 (Extra: Impervious 1) [5PP] Super-Movement 4 (Slow Fall, Wall-Crawling 3) [8PP] Super-Sense 1 (Danger Sense - Field Distortion) [1PP] Super-Strength 2 (+10 Str Heavy Load 400 lbs) [4PP] DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 17 Toughness Damage Spdr Blast Ranged DC 22 Toughness Damage Spdr Snare Ranged DC 17 Reflex Snare Spdr Snare, Area Ranged DC 15 Reflex Snare Spdr Trip Ranged DC 15 Trip Tripped Totals: Abilities (24) + Combat (22) + Saving Throws (14) + Skills (14) + Feats (10) + Powers (36) - Drawbacks (0) = 120/144 Power Points
  17. Player Name: AvengerAssembled Character Name: Citizen Power Level: 12 (250/250PP) [252] Trade-Offs: +3 DMG/-3 ATK, +3 TOU/-3 DEF Unspent PP: 0 In Brief: Robotic defender of two worlds Alternate Identity: Sharl Tulink Identity: Varies [Public on Earth, Secret in Tronik] Birthplace: Tronik Occupation: Superhero [Plankton Boat Tender] Affiliations: Tronik, Miss Americana, Young Freedom, Temperance Family: Mother, father, sister - back in Tronik Base of Operations: Emerald City Age: 21 Gender: Male Ethnicity: Caucasian [Lor] Height: 6'0 Weight: 180 lbs Eyes: Green Hair: Black Description: In his long black coat and dark sunglasses, with his pale skin and floppy black hair, Sharl Tulink looks like any other young citizen of Tronik - somebody utterly forgettable, albeit very personable when you actually talk to him. No one would ever peg the mild-mannered plankton boat tender as Citizen, Tronik's first and only superhero. In the air he uses his fantastic speed and his ability to manipulate 'reality' to avoid being holoed by the cameras that are otherwise omnipresent in the heavily secured, high-tech society that is Tronik. Power Description: Sharl is primarily a classic 'flying brick' - he flies, he punches things, he's nigh invulnerable, he sets things on fire just by looking at them! It's pretty badass. His 'heat vision' takes the form of brilliant red, white, and blue beams coming from his eyes in imitation of Miss Americana's finger blasts. History: Sharl Tulink grew up knowing there was something more than the world where he'd been born - the cold, sterile, overcrowded city of Tronik on the distant world of Neo, an isolate cut off from the Lor Republic, the only city on a watery world around a cold red star so close that it forever hovers in the sky over the city, whose location in the Halbmond means it is in one of the few habitable spots on the planet. He looked for adventure, followed rumors of aliens and strange visitors from other worlds, and dreamed of finding another world. And at the age of sixteen, falling through a dimensional portal, he did just that! Of course, that was when he discovered the truth about Tronik - his home was a computer program, a digitized city rescued by heroes of a primitive world decades earlier. He learned about those heroes - first Miss Americana and Dragonfly, then the friends he fought alongside at Claremont Academy, and became a hero in his own right: Citizen, Tronik's one and only superhero! He even rescued another Tronik from Erde, creating a parallel system now in the Centurion's Sanctum alongside his own city - his own not yet knowing about the rescued much-abused parallel. As he prepared to graduate from Claremont Academy, he joined Young Freedom in battle against the Curator, the mad Preserver construct who had kidnapped and digitized Tronik in the first place. And there he died... But death has little meaning for machines, much less those deeply skeptical about the supernatural. Revived from a backup by Miss Americana, he returned to Tronik to act as their native superhero after graduation. He took a job as a plankton boat tender to get some privacy - and so he could come and go at will as a hero. After over a year of study, using material sent by Miss A and the Freedom League, he came to believe that he had finally found a solution to the problems of both Troniks. The Lor had the technology, the resources, the power, to reconstitute his people! And so he went to Lor-Van as a special technical ambassador to try and be the hero Tronik deserved. Until the Incursion came. He fought in space and on Terra, defending both his homeworlds and the Lor Republic, from its enemies. Now back on Earth, he's recently moved out west to find his identity, taking advantage of his powers to let him commute back to Freedom City (not to mention Tronik!) when necessary. Personality & Motivation: Around Tronikians, Sharl is a boy scout of virtue and bravery, the true champion of justice his sometimes-corrupt city needs. Whether laughing off laser blasts to the chest or punching through a criminal's door, he really is the titanium titan they need! In his secret ID, he's just another mild-mannered plankton boat tender. But away from Tronik, whether in his own ID or among humans, Sharl is a little guarded, hiding his insecurity with snark, argument, and the occasional bit of attitude. He's not a jerk - but he's rather less the squeaky-clean paragon of virtue. When he forces himself to, he's still the champion he is among his own people, he's just a little odder and a little more out of place. This world is not his home - it never will be. Powers & Tactics: Sharl is a mighty paragon, throwing big punches to start a fight, picking things off with his heat vision when necessary. He falls back on the heat vision when angry as well. He takes big hits for his friends! Complications: Atheist - raised in a dogmatically materialist culture, Sharl refuses to accept the reality of the divine and magic. Worse, he has a lot of trouble keeping these thoughts to himself. Copy - Sharl also has to help protect the other Tronik - the one from Erde. Dutemps Building - Many of Sharl's old friends have settled in Freedom City's DuTemps Building. Family - Sharl's family is still back in Tronik. Home - Tronik is a higher priority than Terra. Machine - in every way that matters, Sharl counts as a robot - he has no soul. Miss Americana - Sharl is ever-loyal to his old patron. Not from around here - Sharl is new to Emerald City and the Pacific Northwest in general. Outlander - Sharl is a non-human from an alien civilization, and still doesn't understand a lot about Terran culture. Rogue - Sharl's arch-nemesis has inspired other rogue AIs - and is a threat herself. Temperance - Sharl loves his girlfriend. Flying-Brick-in-Tronik-Sharl Abilities: 10 + 0 + 10 + 10 + 0 + 10 = 40PP STR 40/20 (+15/+5) DEX 10 (+0) CON 40/20 (+15/+5) INT 20 (+5) WIS 10 (+0) CHA 20 (+5) Combat: 10 + 10 = 20PP Init: +13 ATK: +5 (+9 Unarmed) DEF: +9 (+5 Base, +4 Dodge, +2 flat-footed) Grapple: +10/+25 Knockback: -12 Saves: 0 + 5 + 10 = 15PP TOU +15/+5 (+5 Con, +10 Enhanced Con ([10 Impervious]) FORT +15/+5 (+5 Con, +10 Enhanced Con) REF +5 (+0 Dex, +5) WILL +10 (+0 Wis, +10) Skills: 104r=26PP Acrobatics 5 (+10) Bluff 8 (+13) Computers 5 (+10, SM) Concentration 5 (+5) Craft [Electronic] 5 (+10, SM) Craft [Mechanical] 5 (+10, SM) Diplomacy 8 (+13) Disable Device 5 (+10) Gather Information 8 (+13) Knowledge [Civics] 5 (+10) Knowledge [Cosmology] 5 (+10) Knowledge [Galactic] 5 (+10) Knowledge [Technology] 5 (+10, SM) Languages 5 (English, French, Grue, Lor, Swedish, Base: Galstandard) Notice 10 (+10, SM) Sense Motive 10 (+10, SM) Stealth 5 (+10) Feats: 32PP All-Out Attack Attack Specialization (Unarmed) 2 Benefit 1 (Benefit [It's Citizen!]) Connected Contacts Dodge Focus 4 Evasion Improved Initiative 2 Inspire 5 Interpose Leadership Luck 2 Move-By Action Power Attack Skill Mastery 2 (Computers, Craft [Electronic], Craft [Mechanical], Knowledge [Technology], Notice, Sense Motive) Quick Change 2 Takedown Attack 2 Uncanny Dodge (visual) Well-Informed Powers: 20 + 20 + 2 + 12 + 10 + 4 + 13 + 3 + 28 + 5 = 117PP Enhanced CON 20 (to CON 40/+15) [20PP] Enhanced STR 20 (to STR 40/+15) [20PP] Flight 1 (10 MPH/100FPM) [2PP] Immunity 12 (aging, life support, sleep, starvation and thirst) [12PP] Impervious Toughness 10 [10PP] Morph 1 (Extra: Continuous, Flaw: Limited [Requires Computers], PF: Innate, Metamorph [Citizen], Subtle) [4PP] Paragon Array 5 (10PP, PFs: Dynamic, Dynamic Alternate Power 1) [13PP] DBE: Flight 1-5 (10-250 MPH/100-2500 FPM) {10/10} DAP: Super-Strength 1-5 (Effective STR 45-65, Heavy Load 6-96 tons) {10/10} Regeneration 0 (Resurrection 1/week, PFs: Persistent, Regrowth) [3PP] Sharl's Array 12 (24 PP, PFs: Alternate Power 4) [28PP] BE: ESP 4 (Clairvoyance; Auditory + Visual Senses, 1 mile, DC 14 Notice; Extras: Action [Free], Duration [sustained]; PFs: Fast Task 4 [Full Action to search 1-mile-diameter area]) [24/24] AP: Insubstantial 4 ('stepping out, affected by dimensional) [20] + Super-Movement 1 (Dimensional, out of the system, Extra: Portal [+2]) [4] {20+4=24/24} AP: Healing 6 ('system repair', Extras: Total, Restorative) {24/24} AP: Move Object 7 ('telekinesis'; Str 35, Hvy Load 1.5 tons; Extra: Range [Perception]; PFs: Precise, Split Attack, Subtle)) {24/24} AP: Transform 4 (anything to anything, 6/rank, 100 lbs) {24/24} Super Senses 5 (Extended Normal Vision, X-Ray Vision, Power Loss [not vs. 'extra-dimensional' beings], Extended Normal Hearing 1) [5PP] Abilities (40) + Combat (20) + Saves (15) + Skills (26) + Feats (32) + Powers (117) = 250/250
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