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For this character's background and original statistics, see Freedom's Most Wanted, page 75, and Freedom City 3rd Edition, page 245.




Character: Goanna

Power Level: 12

Tradeoffs: -4 Attack / +4 Damage (Bite/Claws), -4 Defense / +4 Toughness

Power Points: 259


Alternate Identity: Doctor Cooper Seidel

Identity: Public

Legal Status: USA citizen and fugitive

Base of Operations: Freedom City, New Jersey

Residence: Mobile

Occupation: Former: Geneticist, Herpetologist; Current: Criminal

Affiliations: Doctor Sophia Marks (former fiancée); ASTRO Labs (former employer)




Gender: Male

Height: 9' as Goanna, 5'10" as Seidel

Weight: 750 lbs. as Goanna, 155 lbs. as Seidel

Hair: None as Goanna, Brown as Seidel

Eyes: Red as Goanna, Brown as Seidel




The immortal Daedalus still holds out hope for a cure to Doctor Cooper Seidel's condition.

Doctor Sophia Marks has cancelled her engagement to Doctor Seidel and moved on with her life.

The "Cooper Seidel" and "Goanna" personalities have meshed back together. The arrogant, entitled petulance which represented the "dark side" of Doctor Seidel's personality and had metastasized into Goanna are now the dominant forces in his psyche at all times. Goanna, while still prone to violent rage, is no longer controlled by it. The change between Seidel and Goanna is almost completely physical now, with almost no psychological changes. Doctor Seidel no longer sees his condition as something which needs to be cured, only stabilized and enhanced. He has refined his mutagenetic antivenom serum multiple times, which has granted him greater control over his transformations. He can now willingly transform from Seidel into Goanna or vice versa, and Goanna is larger and stronger than before. He retains his human form mostly for utility and convenience; he is no longer repulsed by his reptilian form. He still transforms into Goanna involuntarily sometimes, when angered or hurt. Exposure to the image or voice of Doctor Marks will sometimes still transform him back from Goanna into Seidel.

Doctor Seidel refuses to face the reality that Doctor Marks has left him. Instead, he embraces the delusion that she belongs to him and they are fated to reunite. Once he thinks he's perfected his serum, he plans to kidnap and infect her. He thinks that she will love him again when he turns her into a creature like the one he's become.




Strength: 35/10 (+12/+0), 60/10 Lifting (Heavy Load: 50 tons / 100 lbs.)

Dexterity: 18/10 (+4/+0)

Constitution: 34/10 (+12/+0)

Intelligence: 20 (+5)

Wisdom: 14 (+2)

Charisma: 12 (+1)




Initiative: +4

Attack: +8 (+9 Base, -1 Size), +12 Venom

Damage +12 Unarmed/Thrown, +16 Claws, +12 Venom

Grapple: +30 (+10 Melee Attack, +12 Strength, +4 Size, +4 Super-Strength)

Defense: +8 (+9 Base, -1 Size), +4 Flat-Footed

Knockback Resistance: 16







Touch +5ft*

DC27 Toughness (Staged)

Damage (Physical)


Touch +5ft*

DC31 Toughness (Staged)

Damage (Physical, Lethal)

Venom Bite

Touch +5ft*

DC22 Fortitude (Staged)


Venom Spit

Touch +30ft*

DC22 Reflex

Dazzle Visual



DC22 Fortitude


*Touch-range at Size Large is 10ft.




Toughness: +16 (Impervious 8, +12 Con, +4 Protection)

Fortitude: +12 (+12 Con, +0PP)

Reflex: +8 (+4 Dex, +4PP)

Will: +12 (+2 Wis, +10PP)



SKILLS 132R = 33PP

Computers 10 (+15)

Craft (Chemical) 15 (+20)

Handle Animal 9 (+10)

Intimidation 12 (+13, +15 Size)

Knowledge (Life Sciences) 15 (+20)

Knowledge (Physical Sciences) 15 (+20)

Knowledge (Technology) 5 (+10)

Medicine 13 (+15)

Notice 10 (+12)

Search 7 (+12)

Survival 13 (+15)

Swim 8 (+20)Swimming




All-Out Attack

Animal Empathy


Environmental Adaptation (Underwater)

Grapple Finesse

Improved Grapple

Improved Pin

Improved Trip

Power Attack






Additional Limbs 1 (+1 Limb) [1PP] (Descriptors: Mutation, Tail)


Concealment 4 (All Visual-type senses, Flaws: Blending, Passive) [2PP] (Descriptors: Mutation, Shapeshifting)


Enhanced Constitution 19 [19PP] (Descriptors: Mutation, Regeneration, Super-Toughness)


Enhanced Dexterity 8 [8PP] (Descriptors: Mutation, Super-Agility, Super-Reflexes)


Enhanced Strength 15 [15PP] (Descriptors: Mutation, Super-Strength)


Growth 5 (Size: Large, Extras: Duration [Continuous], Flaws: Permanent, Feats: Innate) [16PP] (Descriptors: Mutation)


Immunity 4 (Environmental 2 [Cold, Pressure], Poison, Suffocation [Underwater]) [4PP] (Descriptors: Mutation)


Impervious Toughness 8 [8PP] (Descriptors: Mutation, Regeneration, Scales, Super-Toughness)


Leaping 4 (x25, Running Long Jump: 550ft) [4PP] (Descriptors: Mutation, Super-Strength)


Protection 4 [4PP] (Descriptors: Mutation, Scales, Super-Toughness)


Regeneration 11 (Recovery Rate: Bruised 3 [No rest], Injured 6 [No rest], Disabled 2 [1 hour], Feats: Regrowth) [12PP] (Descriptors: Mutation)


Reptile Power 20 (40PP Array, Feats: Alternate Power 2) [42PP] (Descriptors: Mutation)


Base Power: [7PP]

Damage 4 (Feats: Improved Critical 2 [18-20], Mighty, Variable Descriptor [Claws and/or Bite, Piercing and/or Slashing], Drawbacks: Lethal) [7PP] (Descriptors: Bite, Claws, Mutation)


Alternate Power: [20PP]

Dazzle 12 (Sense Types: Visual, Flaws: Range [Touch], Feats: Accurate 2 [+4 Attack], Extended Reach 4 [25ft], Improved Critical 2 [18-20]) [20PP] (Descriptors: Mutation, Venomous Spit)


Alternate Power: [40PP]

Paralyze 12 (Extras: Alternate Save [Fortitude], Secondary Effect, Feats: Accurate 2 [+4 Attack], Improved Critical 2 [18-20]) [40PP] (Descriptors: Mutation, Venomous Bite)


Speed 2 (25MPH / 250ft per Move Action) [2PP] (Descriptors: Mutation)


Super-Movement 3 (Slithering, Wall-Crawling 2) [6PP] (Descriptors: Mutation)


Super-Senses 6 (Acute Tracking Smell/Taste, Danger Sense [Sense Types: Olfactory], Infra-Vision, Low-Light Vision, Uncanny Dodge [Sense Types: Olfactory]) [6PP] (Descriptors: Mutation)


Super-Strength 4 (Lifting Strength: 60, Heavy Load: 50 tons) [8PP] (Descriptors: Mutation)


Swimming 4 (25MPH / 250ft per Move Action, Can Take 10 on Swimming checks) [4PP] (Descriptors: Mutation)





Involuntary Transformation (From Cooper Seidel into Goanna, triggered by anger or pain, Frequency: Very Common, Intensity: Moderate [DC10 to resist change]) [-4PP]


Involuntary Transformation (From Goanna into Cooper Seidel, triggered by Doctor Sophia Marks, Frequency: Uncommon, Intensity: Minor [DC5 to resist change]) [-1PP]


Normal Identity (Frequency: Common [Full Action], Intensity: Major) [-6PP]



Abilities (16) + Combat (36) + Saving Throws (14) + Skills (33) + Feats (10) + Powers (161) - Drawbacks (11) = 259 Power Points

Edited by Grumblefloof
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Turns out Goanna was one of the handful of Freedom's Most Wanted NPCs who made it into the 3rd edition Freedom City core book. I updated his sheet to include that info.

FC3E dropped him from PL12 to PL11. I can do that too if you want, or leave him at his original PL12. I don't have a preference one way or the other.

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