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Chromium - PL 7

 

Power Level: 7 (105/109PP)
Unspent Power Points: 4
Trade-Offs: -3 Attack / +3 Damage, -5 Defense / +5 Toughness

 

In Brief: Mechaphage driver who infected Rev, and is now coming to terms with his new form

Catchphrase: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

 

 

Alternate Identity: Jason Igglioni
Birthplace: Bedlam City

Residence: Bedlam City
Base of Operations:
Occupation: Wanna be AEGIS Agent
Affiliations: AEGIS, Igglioni Family survivors
Family: Anthony 'Screwtop' Igglioni (Father, Igglioni Enforcer was absorbed into Scarpias) ; Rossalind Igglioni

 

Description:
Age: 18 (DoB: 2000)
Apparent Age: 17
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Used to be Caucasian
Height: 6ft
Weight: 1080 lbs (Used to be 180)
Eyes: Silver
Hair: Seemingly bald, likely silver

Chromium looks like he is made out of solid chrome, polished to a mirror finish. Every detail is perfect, down to his silver eyelashes and the ridges of his muscles. He stands about 6 feet tall but because he is made of metal he weighs considerably more. He often wears a trenchcoat, with a fedora or other clothing that will cover most of his body and hide his silver features from the public view. This is of course when he's not pretending to be a Porsche 911.

 

History:

Jason was born into the Igglioni family, except it was already part of the Scarpias at that time. Born into the Mafia meant he had a lot of privilege and a lot of wealth but not a whole lot of morals readily visible other than all the time he spent in the Catholic church. Wealthy and privileged he was not unaware of the work his father had to do to earn the place in society he had, or the schools he went to or the cars his father used to drive. As he grew older he wanted to be involved in the family business, and his mother, of course, wanted to keep him out so she tried to keep him busy with sports, and he fell for it becoming very involved in wrestling to were it looked like he was going to be getting a scholarship for a University, far away from his fathers business of course, only to have it all fall apart one fateful day. His father was part of a chain of couriers, normally a job for someone lower on the ranking, but they were transporting a very valuable substance a live culture of the Mechaphage a strange metal based cybernetic bacteria (that was itself mutated by the Darwin-X virus) that integrated biological and mechanical components and it was all supposed to be very secret, so secret that Tony didn't even do more than stop at home, leaving his car running while he got out and spoke to his wife.

 

Jason, figuring it wouldn't hurt, hoped in the Porsche 911and drove it down the long road of the estate, but much to his consternation he slid on the road and crashed the car. Releasing the Mechaphage and bonding him to the Porsche and beginning his transformation. Moments later he awoke and, not really knowing what happened, tried to run away only realizing once he was on the highway and headed to Freedom City that he was the car....he almost caused several accidents at that point. He hid in Freedom City, trapped in the body of a Porsche for about 4 days. Then he started to drive around, he didn't have much else to do and then started to race people. Eventually bumping into Lexa Venn, soon to be Rev, they raced, she cheated and they crashed. Infecting her with the Mechaphage and getting him picked up by AEGIS.

 

AEGIS, while many things, was not unsympathetic once he told the story. They did inform him there was a bounty on his head, his dad had assumed he had stolen the car and the cargo and the higher ups had done the rest. They also informed him they could help him get out of the car....sort of. A year later, many, many tests and hours of attempts and he was able to transform into his current form, a dense metal being. The charmers of AEGIS managed to convince him to stay with him to get his powers under control, and after ripping a door off of the hinges he agreed. So began his training, and tutoring under the eyes of AEGIS..they a very large file on Chromium, his assumed name but when he displayed an interest in becoming an AEGIS agent they were less than thrilled, after all he was just turning 18 and he was a superhuman. They wanted him to go to the Academy in Freedom City and he wanted nothing to do with it. In the end he managed to get away, his powers growing to the point where it was hard to keep him pinned, he headed to Bedlam, and watched by AEGIS from afar started looking for someone to teach him the skills he needed to become an AEGIS agent.

 

Personality & Motivation:
Jason is young, lonely yet not afraid. If anything he feels he is almost invulnerable because of the changes the bacteria has made to his body, but it tends to him taking unnecessary risks. AEGIS has trained him in their equivalent of High School but wanted him to go out and do his own things at Claremont Academy he wanted to make a difference right away. So now he is in Bedlam, being stubborn, and trying to learn more about fighting Crime and the bad guys that are in his hometown..a never ending task.

 

Powers & Tactics:

Chromium's fighting style is dictated by how the Macrophage Bacteria has changed him, his dense body and metallic outside means he can take most blows without flinching, he typically drives into battle and once he is in punching distance transforms into his metallic humanoid form. Either he uses Shockwave and Groundstrike to disable any minions or crowds that are trying to stop him before shaping his hands into blades, hammers or other weapons crackling with Energy to take  care of any harder to crack targets. Doors, walls and other obstacles seldom slow him as if he can flow around them he can simply smash them apart. His biggest weakness is his lack of skill and knowledges that would allow a more experienced hero the foresight to prepare for different obstacles or possibly withdraw in the light of heavy odds...being a teenager and nearly invulnerable is not a good combination.

 

Power Descriptions:

Go be a Porsche:

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Jason has the ability to morph into the Porsche he initially bonded with, there is more than a little yellowish energy crackling over him till he is transformed completly but once he is then he looks just like a 911S Porsche although he performs a little better than your typical 911s and his windows are heavily tinted, hiding the fact that there is no driver.

 

When he heals, or eats matter that is harder than what normal humans would eat, there is more of the yellow crackling energy around the wounds, or his teeth, as it works to heal him or tear apart the matter into it's constituent parts to add to his mass.  He is constantly adding bulk which is compacted into his dense structure, not getting any larger than he was as a human but becoming more and more dense.

 

There is more crackling energy when he transforms into his liquid state, and it covers the weapons he forms out of his hands disrupting matter they touch and giving him the ability to slice through most things he could chew through.

 

Complications:
Ring a ring a rosy: Although the Macrophage Bacteria seems to be very busy converting his body to cybernetic metal capable of amazing things, he is still contagious, although it requires much closer contact than he typically involves himself in it is possible he could create more problems for himself by exposing the People of Bedlam to him. This causes problems with those in the know, health officials who find out about it and of course AEGIS is watching him...speaking of which.

 

AEGIS, Big brother is watching!: While he may have intimate knowledge of AEGIS they know much, much more about him. They are watching all the time, which means those he associates with are also under their scrutiny. There is a possibility that he could still be whisked off to Claremont at a moments notice or if he trips the right triggers he could have an AEGIS team striking in to neutralize and contain...if they can.

 

Teenagers eat everything!: Jason is a teenager and needs a lot as he grows, more importantly the macrophage allows him to eat literally anything, tires, metal, garbage and more importantly plot hooks, important keys, documents etc. He has the unconcious habit of putting things in his mouth and simply chewing them, great when it's just trash not so great when it's the tool you need to defuse the bomb or the key to closing the terminus portal.

 

The young and the reckless: Jason is 18, and prone to lapses in judgement, speeding when he shouldn't. Talking back when he really might be better off being quiet, punching that annoying dude who is looking for him when he should be hiding. And if that pretty girl is in trouble...no way he's sticking back.

 

Everyone is out to get me: Being trained by AEGIS Jason has a suitable amount of paranoia, he tends to see things when they aren't there, particularly growing up in Bedlam he knows what it is like with all the crime etc. He tends to jump at shadows, sit with his back against a wall and generally have issues trusting anyone he hasn't known for awhile constantly questioning their motives.

 

He ain't heavy he's my brother: Jason is heavy, 1080 lbs right now, and is only going to continue to increase in mass. He makes floorboards squeak and is in real danger of falling through rotten or weak flooring. As he grows this problem will only get worse. He breaks ordinary chairs, smashes tables and typically has a hard time with regular furniture having to sleep on the floor most of the time as things are just not built to hold his weight in such a 'small' area.

 

Metal, magnets, electricity etc: Jason is made of metal, this causes all sorts of problems not least of with metal detectors, magnets and people who can control magnetic fields. He can be moved, his shape changed, even his color with the right powers. He reacts strangly to EMP and electricity too. EMP shuts down his shaping abilities and electricity makes him hyper, hungry and messes with his stability making it hard for him to hide in the streets of Bedlam if he's charged by electricity somehow.



Abilities: 0 + 4 + 10 + 4 + 6 + 0 = 24PP
Strength: 10/24/30 (+0/+7/+10)
Dexterity: 14 (+2)
Constitution: 20 (+5)
Intelligence: 14 (+2)
Wisdom: 16 (+3)
Charisma: 10 (+0)


Combat: 8 + 4  = 12 PP
Initiative: +2
Attack: +4 Base
Defense: +2 (+2 Base, +0 Dodge Focus), +1 Flat-Footed

Grapple: +13/+18
Knockback: -6/-9


Saving Throws: 1 + 4 + 3 = 8 PP
Toughness: +12 (+5 Con, +3 Impervious Toughness (Density), +4 Impervious Protection]
Fortitude: +6 (+5 Con, +1)
Reflex: +6 (+2 Dex, +4)
Will: +6 (+3 Wis, +3)


Skills: 32R = 8PP

Computers 2 (+4)

Diplomacy 3 (+3)

Drive 4 (+6)

Gather Information 4 (+4)

Intimidate 4 (+4)

Knowledge (Civics) 2 (+4)

Knowledge (Current Events) 2 (+4)

Knowledge (Streetwise) 2 (+4)

Notice 4 (+7)

Search 5 (+7)



Feats: 5 PP

Accurate Attack

Power Attack

Chokehold

Improved Grab

Improved Pin
 


Powers: 22 + 7 + 4 + 15 = 48PP

Descriptors Mutant

Density 7 (Made of Cybernetic Metal; Extras: Continous; Flaws: Permanent Feats: Innate) 22pp

[Strength +14; Impervious Toughness 3; Immovable 2; Super Strength 2)

 

Protection 4 (Chrome Skin; Extras: Impervious 4; Drawback: Noticeable) 7 PP

 

Immunities 4 (Metal body; Suffocation 2, Disease, Poison) 4 PP

 

Metallic Cybernetics 6 (12 PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 5; Drawbacks: Power Loss (EMP) -2) 15 PP

  • BE: Enhanced Traits ('I am Metal';Enhanced Strength 6; Super Strength 2 (Feats: Groundstrike, Shockwave) 12 PP
  • AP: Strike 3 ('Shaped Weapons'; Extras: Penetrating 7; Feats: Variable (Any Physical), Mighty) 12 PP
  • AP: Matter Eater 7 ('Gaining Mass'; 5+7 ranks) 12 PP
  • AP: Insubstantial 1 ('Big Silver Puddle';Extras: Continuous); Super Movement (Slithering; Wallwalking 2) 12PP
  • AP: Healing 5 ('My Mass just spreads a little more' ;Extras: Total; Flaws: Self Only; Feats: Persistent, Regrowth) 12PP
  • AP: Alternate Form (Car): Speed 5; Growth 7 (' Porsche's new self driving car'; Flaws: Dispersal, Drawbacks: Fullpower Only); Super Sense (Radio) -1 Combat Modifier 12PP

 

 

DC Block

ATTACK              RANGE      SAVE                           EFFECT
Unarmed             Touch      DC 17 Toughness                Damage

'I am Metal' Active Touch      DC 20 Toughness                Damage

'Shaped Weapons'    Touch      DC 20 Toughness                Damage + Penetrating 7

'Groundstrike'      100' burst DC 20 Reflex                   Trip -1 DC/10' out from center

'Shockwave'         100' cone  DC 20 Reflex                   Damage
 

 

Totals: Abilities (24) + Combat (12) + Saving Throws (8) + Skills (8) + Feats (5) + Powers (48) - Drawbacks (0) = 105/109 Power Points

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Alright, let's dig in!

 

Fluff

How contagious do you see Chromium being? Hero work, even in Bedlam (arguably, especially in Bedlam) will require a lot of close contact with a lot of people, up to and including blood contact (again, especially in Bedlam). Even for a teenager, running around as an active carrier for a not-fully-understood and already-demonstrated pathogen is...a concern.

 

At 18, Jason's probably past the age where he'd be considered for Claremont, unless he missed a good chunk of education - and it's not generally the kind of place they'd hold you against your will if you really don't want to be there. No more so than any school system, anyway!

 

Combat

You're shorting yourself a little on the Knockback - with 7 Impervious Toughness and 5 Non-Impervious Toughness, knockback would be -9.

 

The Insubstantial/Super-Movement array slot is slightly over-budget, if I'm doing my math right; Insubstantial is 5pp/rank, or 6pp/rank with the +1pp/rank Extra; that's 6pp for 1 rank, plus the feat for 7pp. Super-Movement 3 is 6pp, so you have 13pp total in a 12pp slot.

 

Depending on how you expect the car thing to go in-thread, it may be worth making a note of the -1 combat modifier it applies to you, even with Dispersal (effectively, a penalty to your attack and defense).

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@Fox

Fluff:

Realistically I want it to affect those he shares intimate encounters with, possibly, as that could be...dramatic :D

Also, the occasional villain we defeat so he comes back stronger and ready for revenge with similar powers...because comic.

 

I don't want him to be a plague bearer, but I do want it to be an issue. Does that make sense?

 

And I only included Claremont in case someone looked at this and said,"He doesn't fit in Bedlam, he's a metal dude who turns into a giant metal puddle, that's not Beldlam-y enough"

 

Combat:

I'll edit and remove the Selective feat and that should have him good to go.

Edited by Tarrakhash

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I did...it got lost in the shuffle.  I ended up putting in a power loss vs EMP but a complication/drawback about magnitisim and possible electricity as well.

 

A complication is best. I'll write it up tomorrow and put it in when I'm at a keyboard not a phone.

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