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Blackfish (PL 10)

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Power Level: 10 (150/150PP)
Unspent Power Points: 0
Trade-Offs: +2 Attack (Blast), -2 Damage (Blast), -2 Attack (Strike), +2 Damage (Strike), -3 Defense, +3 Toughness 


In Brief: Retired Naval Aviator dons nanosuit to fight crime!

Catchphrase: N/A

Theme: N/A


Alternate Identity: Deion Carter (Secret)
Birthplace: Oakland, California

Residence: South Shore, Emerald City, Oregon
Base of Operations: Emerald City, Oregon
Occupation: MarsTech Test Pilot
Affiliations: US Navy (Formerly), MarsTech

  • Elijah Carter - Father - Alive
  • Sydney Carter - Mother - Alive
  • Jeremy Carter - Younger Brother - Alive
  • Kennedy Carter - Younger Sister - Deceased


Age: 33 (DoB: April 15th, 1985)
Apparent Age: N/A
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: African-American
Height: 5'10
Weight: 165 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black


Deion stands at a roughly average height, though his body is toned from the years of experience in the cockpit he's had. Though he has been out of the military for sometime, Deion has found it difficult to not keep up to the general grooming standard, his hair typically kept short though he has allowed himself to grow a beard in more recent times - always kept to the MarsTech grooming standard, of course. On a typical day Deion tends towards professional attire, though that's a necessity of his position at MarsTech. Outside of the work week, Deion skews towards casual attire, jeans and t-shirts, though he almost always wears the bracelets that house the nanomachines that create the Blackfish suit. 




Ever since Deion was a kid, he knew exactly where he wanted to be: The Sky. Despite the absolute chaos that existed around him, the Drug War, the fall of Superheroes in the Public Eye, he could never keep his head out of the clouds. Above all else, he was determined to find his dream of living among the clouds become a reality. His father, a social worker for Alameda County, and his mother, a teacher for Oakland Public Schools, struggled to provide for their family, to keep their kids out of trouble and away from the gang violence that ravaged their city during the 80s and 90s, and although Deion and his siblings faced definite hardships, they overcame and persevered, and no other thing could exemplify this more than Deion's perseverance and tenacity during high school. Though he most certainly wasn't the smartest person in his graduating class, he worked harder than most and came to graduate with Honors, before shipping off to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.


Summers wasting away had become replaced with service abroad, both on vessels and at various installations around the world, and when he finally graduated from the Academy, Deion had earned a commission to become a Naval Aviator, and although it wouldn't be another two years until Deion took to the skies, he knew that he would find himself in the air in no time at all as long as he focused on the coursework, and honed his flight abilities. It was difficult and arduous, but Deion got through and his dream had been realized. Sure, he was flying C-130s instead of F-22s, but hey, a dreams a dream ain't it? Deion worked hard to find himself on top of the world, and he couldn't have been happier. By the time he actually was flying the closest thing to an X-Wing Fighter this side of the galaxy, Deion was stationed on an Aircraft Carrier in the Atlantic Fleet. Unfortunately for Deion, however, the Communion had other plans. When the Incursion occurred in 2014, it wasn't just the capes and cowls who were battling against the machines from beyond the stars, the soldiers and aviators of the world were also fighting back, right alongside their brothers in capes and cowls. Deion lost some of his closest friends during the fight against the Communion, and he himself was blown out of the sky by a Communion drone. It took weeks for aid to come, but when Torpedo Lass drug him back to a US Navy vessel, Deion breathed a sigh of relief.


That sigh wouldn't last long. His sister had died during the Incursion, and he was grounded from flight awaiting "Psychiatric Evaluation", though he could live with that for now. After everything was said and done, Deion's contract ended in early 2017, by which time Deion had already found himself a new line of work: As a test pilot for MarsTech, working on a project that was supposedly going to "blow out the competition". Deion packed his bags, and moved from California to Oregon to start his new life in Emerald City, though for the better part of six months Deion wasn't actually doing anything. In theory, Deion was supposed to be their "ace pilot" operating some cutting edge technology that the world had never seen before, but the only thing Deion was jockeying was his desk. Right around the time disillusionment started to set in, Deion received a call from Max Mars himself and Deion had found his life changed forever. Max Mars presented him with the bracelets that housed the Blackfish nanosuit, and told him what the aim of the project was, "Mr. Carter," he said "I've done quite a lot for this city and the world as we know it, but I can't help but think that I should be doing more." The two of them came to an agreement: Deion was still the test pilot of some non-descript project, when in reality the project was MarsTech's newest nanosuit. Though, Deion would find that the suit had a secret of its own, one that the technicians at MarsTech hadn't planned on: The Suit could...think. It took some time to get used to, and eventually, Deion debuted as Blackfish, MarsTech's newest hero.


Personality & Motivation:


Deion is a man of determination and perseverance, and this has lead him to believe that he can attack all problems head on. Though he is quite a bit of a hot-headed individual, Deion does have the best interests of the people at heart, even though quite a few of his actions would end him up with a formal reprimand. The Blackfish AI, however, acts as a bit of a counter-balance to Deion's personality. The AI is calm, calculated, and driven off of a logical point-of-view, and in more than a few ways acts as a bit of a "private" counsel towards Deion when it comes to the business of being a hero. Though, this doesn't explain why Deion does what he does. Deion typically targets groups that scavenge out at sea, though he does target groups on land, because of what he saw in the aftermath of the Incursion. Groups of scavengers had no qualms with hunting down the salvage of the Incursion, and where once Deion had no option but to hope, now he can actively fight back against their operations, and although that brings him into frequent conflict with groups like the Trident, this has only strengthened his resolve.


Powers & Tactics:


Blackfish tends to stay out of direct combat and focuses more towards aerial and underwater support, favoring at-range blasts instead of laying the pain up-close and personal, though he has the ability to do so. That being said, Blackfish has a tendency to shoot before asking questions, and this has lead him to cause more than a few problems in the past. When forced into a corner, Blackfish will use his powerful stun punches to push his enemies back and then keep his distance from his foes to re-engage. 


Power Descriptions:


The Blackfish suit itself almost appears alien in origin, though Deion has chalked that up to its clear adaptation to reach the least amount of resistance in both the air and the water. What appears to be thick metallic plating covers Deion's body as a protective shell, the suit an almost midnight black aside from the bright light that emanates from the central reactor in the center of his chest. Smaller white lights are studded into the knuckles of the suit, with what appears to be slightly smaller reactors inlaid into the palms of the suit. Blackfish's beams, like the reactors that produce them, are a bright white light, similar to the optical sensors that glow from the pitch black glass of the helmet fabricated by nanomachines. One thing, however, that has been curiously noted in Blackfish's public appearances is the MarsTech symbol, as well as manufacture number on the upper-right arm.


MarsTech Calling!: Regardless of how Deion feels about it, Max Mars is the one who gave him the suit and - ultimately - has final say in what he is actively doing. When Max Mars calls, there could definitely be a hard conflict between what Mars wants and what Deion or the AI want.


Technology Not of This World: The Blackfish suit, unbeknownst to Deion, is based off of Tellax the Redeemer - a Preserver creation meant to "uplift" the peoples of the Universe through nanotechnology. Unfortunately for Deion, this makes him a target of groups seeking out technology of this nature like the Ghostworks and other technologically-based villains, and they will pursue him to capture the technology he uses.


"Adapting to New Parameters.": The AI that inhabits the Blackfish suit is derivative of the AI that operates Tellax the Redeemer. Given Tellax's nature as an adaptive machine, the artificial intelligence that governs the suit is similarly adaptive, causing it to adapt and change rapidly to survive as it encounters new threats and experiences.


Recall Notice: When Tellax wakes up, he's going to want the suit back.

Abilities: 2 + 4 + 6 + 4 + 4 + 0 = 20PP
Strength: 12 (+1)
Dexterity: 14 (+2)
Constitution: 16 (+3)
Intelligence: 14 (+2)
Wisdom: 14 (+2)
Charisma: 10 (+0)

Combat: 8 + 6 = 14PP
Initiative: +6
Attack: +4 Base, +8 Strike, +12 Force Blasts
Defense: +5 (+3 Base, +2 Dodge Focus), +1 Flat-Footed

Grapple: +4/+10
Knockback: -7

Saving Throws: 5
+ 4 + 4 = 13PP
Toughness: +15 (+3 Con, +12 [Protection])
Fortitude: +8 (+3 Con, +5)
Reflex: +6 (+2 Dex, +4)
Will: +6 (+2 Wis, +4)

Skills: 56R = 14PP
Acrobatics 13 (+15)

Drive 10 (+12)

Knowledge (Physical Sciences) 8 (+10)

Knowledge (Technology) 8 (+10)

Knowledge (Tactics) 2 (+4, +12 while in Suit)

Notice 3 (+5)

Pilot 12 (+14)

Feats: 13PP
Accurate Attack

Acrobatic Bluff

Benefit 3 (use Knowledge [Tactics] in place of Stealth to set up a surprise attack; use Knowledge [Tactics] in the place of Notice or Sense Motive to detect an ambush or avoid a feint in combat; use Knowledge [Tactics] in place of an Intelligence check for the Master Plan feat)

Defensive Attack

Dodge Focus 2

Improved Initiative

Master Plan


Power Attack

Uncanny Dodge (Audio)

Powers: 80 = 80PP

Nanosuit Housing Unit (Device 20) (Hard To Lose)  (Nano-Technology)

   Combat Protocols (Array 18) [38/100 DP]

      BP: Blast 8 (Force Blasts; Extras: Autofire (Interval 2, max +5), Penetrating, Power Feats: Accurate 4)[36/36AP]

      AP: Strike 12 ( Stun Fists, Extras: Linked, Power Feats: Accurate 2) + Stun 10 (Descriptor: Force, Extras: Linked[34/36AP]

      AP: Blast 10  (Homing Missiles; DC 25; Explosion Area (100 ft. explosion - General); Homing 2 (2 attempts))

   Flight 7 (Speed: 1000 mph, 8800 ft./rnd[52/100 DP]

   Immunity 9 (Life Support[61/100 DP]

   Protection 12 (+12 Toughness) [73/100 DP]

   Enhanced Trait 2 (Environmental Adaptation - Aquatic, Eidetic Memory[75/100 DP]

   Enhanced Skills 2 (Tactical Hud, Knowledge (Tactics) 8[77/100 DP]

   Super-Senses 5 (Darkvision, Direction Sense, Infravision, Radio[82/100 DP]

   Super-Strength 5 (Max-Load: 3 Tons) [92/100 DP]

   Concealment 4 ( Active Camouflage, Type: Visual Senses, Flaw: Blending) [96/100 DP]

   Comprehend 2 (Universal Translator, Type: Languages[100/100 DP]

Drawbacks: -4 = -4PP

Normal Identity (Full Round Action) [-4pp]

DC Block

ATTACK              RANGE      SAVE                           EFFECT
Energy Blasts     Ranged      DC 23 Toughness    Damage (Energy)

Stun Fists            Touch        DC 27 Toughness/DC 20 Fortitude    Damage (Bludgeon)/Stun

Homing Missiles  Ranged   DC 20 Reflex/DC 25 Toughness  Damage (Explosion)



Totals: Abilities (20) + Combat (14) + Saving Throws (13) + Skills (14) + Feats (13) + Powers (80) - Drawbacks (4) = 150/150

Edited by Avorez
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You should dig up 4 PP from somewhere to get these: 


Benefit 3 (use Knowledge [Tactics] in place of Stealth to set up a surprise attack; use Knowledge [Tactics] in the place of Notice or Sense Motive to detect an ambush or avoid a feint in combat; use Knowledge [Tactics] in place of an Intelligence check for the Master Plan feat)

Master Plan



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It's been a bit since I looked at the sheet but...a lot.


Specific Changes:

  • Device was boosted to 20.
  • Super-Strength, Concealment, and Comprehend were added to the suit.
  • Enhanced Traits was upped to include Eidetic Memory.
  • Concentration was dropped in favor of Drive.
  • Grapple and Knockback were corrected.
  • Attack Focus (Ranged) was dropped in favor of Accurate on Blast 8.
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Mostly math and cleanup stuff here, nothing big:



Annoyingly for this system (but beneficial for you!), your Flat-Footed defense is actually half your base defense rounded up, because your dodge bonus is the one that rounds down. With +3 base defense, Blackfish would have +2 Flat-Footed.


You're short-changing yourself a little on the grapple bonus: +4 base attack, +1 strength would be +5/+10, rather than +4/+10.



Use of Knowledge [Tactics] in Master Plan, per the house rules, is a second rank of the Master Plan feat, not a Benefit. Just a notation thing, but good to keep it clean.



Blackfish's Nanosuit Housing Unit has lost its pp cost somewhere! Best include that, so that future edits and such are easier. And, speaking of edits and tracking, I get what you're going for but please list the individual power costs, not the summation of progress through the device. You, your GMs, and the ref team will need to be able to track how each power is costed when looking at the sheet - and it'll come up in play when, say, you Fatigue your device and start bleeding pp out of it.


I'm afraid the Strike+Stun will need adjusting; linking these powers means that they both go off at once, on the same attack roll, but as-is you have them at two different ranks with two different attack bonuses.


The Homing Missiles are missing their cost, though I imagine they'll still fit in the array just fine. Mostly needed for math and future sheet edits.


You should note under the Comprehend what those two ranks went to; the Languages bit of Comprehend covers a few different abilities (eg, speak any language, understand any language, read any language, speak all languages simultaneously, understand all languages simultaneously, read any language - these are all separate ranks!). Thematically, you may also want to examine whether or not this would apply to, say, alien languages, since that's normally (but not always) outside the realm of Earth-created translators.



Nothing needs fixing here, just...thank you for a correct use of Normal Identity!

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