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Torque - PL10 Vibora Bay PC - Heritage (Gold Reward)


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Name: Torque

Power Level: (PL10/12)

Tradeoffs: -2 Attack / +2 Damage, -2 Defense / +2 Toughness

Power Points: 188/190

Unspent Power Points: 2

In Brief: Former engineering student remade into a transforming robot
Identity: Shantay Sullivan ('Taye)'
Birthplace: Vibora Bay, FL
Occupation: Municipal defender
Affiliations: The Vibora Bay Defenders
Family: Clayton Sullivan (father), Rose Sullivan (mother), Curtis Sullivan (older brother), Otis Sullivan (uncle)

 

Description:

DOB: April 11rd, 1994

Date of Rebirth: August 3rd, 2019
Apparent Age: Mid-twenties
Gender: Female

Ethnicity: African-American
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 3700 lbs. (1.85 tons) from Density
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black (in long braids)

 

Taye appears to be an attractive young African-American woman in her mid-twenties. She's fairly tall with an athletic build, and favors jeans, various local band T-shirts and sneakers. She wears no makeup, some nice jewelry (she's especially fond of large hoop earrings) and usually keeps her long braids up and out of the way in a colorful scarf. Though her skin and hair look and feel normal, they're actually composed of tough, super-dense materials.

 

In terms of a costume, Torque keeps it fairly simple, wearing unmarked coveralls, work boots and a pair of circular welder's goggles. As a vehicle, she can assume aquatic, aerial or land-based forms, physically matching any boat, helicopter or auto she can think of, provided it's within her 'weight class', though she tends to favor sleek, sporty models. She can now also turn into a tall android form, which looks somewhere between the robot from Metropolis and a classic Japanese mecha.

 

History:

Shantay 'Taye' Sullivan was a very outgoing graduate of the UFVB engineering program, who hoped to work in the automotive industry someday. Her father, Clayton Sullivan, is a well-connected businessman with several investments throughout Weston, and a four bedroom home in Hollings Hill; however, he is not so secretly a senior lieutenant within Clark Robinson's organization, and a man to be feared. However, Clayton has always done his best to protect his family from that side of his life, and he was determined that both his children would go to college, and have better lives than he or his wife Rose ever did. They firmly but lovingly pushed their children through high school, and both children were able to attend UFVB on full scholarships, Curtis for football and Taye for science. The future was looking bright.

 

But then during her junior year, Taye began to complain that she was feeling tired all the time; naturally, she thought it was due to her heavy academic workload, and she vowed to get more rest. By her senior year, she was also experiencing fevers and night sweats, significan weight loss and a persistent cough. This led to batteries of tests and hospital visits as Taye's doctors struggled to discover what was making her sick. After several months, she was diagnosed with a very rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and treatment began, involving both chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Despite all this, she still managed to graduate with her degree only a year late, and the sight of the frail young woman in a wheelchair accepting her diploma onstage was extremely moving.

 

Despite Taye's heroic courage and her father sparing no expense in her treatment, by the time she turned twenty five, it was clear she was losing the fight, and her family was at their wit's end. Friends and associates began to whisper in Clayton's ear; this was Vibora Bay, where there were...other options. But a lifetime of distrust towards magic meant that option was not a viable one. No, his little girl would be saved by science...

 

.......

 

When Taye woke up in a bed set up in one of her father's warehouses, surrounded by strange equipment, she didn't feel sick, weak or tired; she felt strong and fully aware. Something was different, but she couldn't quite put her finger on it. Her family was there, and she greeted them in a pleasant manner, which seemed to make them uncomfortable for some reason. No matter, she'd been in bed long enough, and she had things to do! But her family asked her take it easy, and stay at home for a few days until she felt 'more like herself'.

 

Over the next several days, Tate discovered what had happened: through various criminal channels, Clayton has received a canister filled with billions of experimental nanobots which the dealer claimed would save her life, which they did, in a fashion. They'd rebuilt her, on a microscopic level, creating a robotic body indistinguishable from her biological one, including all of her memories, now encoded into her robotic brain. Taye no longer needed to eat or sleep, which she found to be very convenient, but her family, especially her parents, were not comfortable with the change. Then she began to eat pieces of rusted metal, which somehow made her mother cry.

 

And then came the day Taye offered to drive her father to work...by turning into a Mazzerati. This seemed to make him very upset, which was confusing; she'd always loved Italian sports cars, and now she could become one. This was a good thing, wasn't it? But apparently it wasn't. Clayton and Rose sat Taye down (Curtis wasn't there, for some reason) and said that while they still loved Taye, they didn't feel comfortable with her staying in the house. Her uncle Otis had volunteered to put her up for a while they 'figured things out, which seemed strange, but Taye certainly didn't want her parents to be uncomfortable. Then they cried a lot, which she knew was bad; she remembered that.

 

Now living in a trailer at her uncle's auto wreck yard, surrounded by her old things, Taye struggled to figure out what went wrong. As far as she could figure out, she was dying, and her father made a deal with some criminals.  The criminals lied, because they saved her life, but it made her parents unhappy. Ergo, if she fought crime, maybe she could find a way to make her parents happy again. Though she didn't understand the feelings behind it, she knew happy parents were better than unhappy parents, and then she could see her brother again. And she knew she wanted that very much.

 

Personality & Motivation:

'Old' Taye was an outgoing, lively young woman; 'new' Taye appears to aloof and unfeeling, though the ghosts of old emotions still influence her behavior. She wants to help people as a way of finding new purpose in life, and hopes to reconnect with her 'fellow humans'. She prefers to be useful, and appreciates the chance help her uncle out.

 

Crime ruins lives. True, it allowed Taye to 'survive' her illness, but it also tore her family apart with an unfair devil's bargain that only benefited the crooks involved. No one should be forced into such a situation, and Torque wants to do everything in her power to keep that from happening again.

 

Powers & Tactics:

Torque is still learning to use her powers. She has some skill in hand-to-hand combat, but is much more effective in vehicular form. She can also use her nannites to breakdown the structure of any inanimate object she touches, normally to make it easier to consume, but the process has many tactical applications as well. Her vehicular forms are also well suited for rapid response transport and rescue operations, and can be devastating in combat.

 

Complications:

Was That An Attempt At Humor?: One of the casualties of Taye's transformation was her sense of humor. It's not that she takes everything literally or doesn't understand sarcasm; it's more she doesn't see the point of such things.

 

The Uncanny Valley: Taye's flat affect and general lack of empathy make her less than pleasant to be around, though some may assume she's on the autism spectrum.

 

Family Ties, Or The Lack Thereof: Taye's horrified parents are extremely uncomfortable around her since her transformation, and politely asked he to leave. Her brother Curtis and Uncle Otis are a bit more sympathetic to her plight, and sometimes get in over their heads.

 

This Isn't Coffee, It's Rust Tea: Taye's non-human body can no longer process food, which can lead to awkward social situations.

 

She's a Brick...House: Though she appears much as she did in life, Taye is now much heavier and denser than she seems. This may be problematic in older, more rickety structures. 

 

It's A Family Affair: Torque is a crimefighter, but her father is a well-connected criminal. She's still trying to figure out this internal conflict.

 

Sink Like A Stone: Due to her increased density, Torque can no longer swim in her humanoid form, instead plunging to the bottom of any body of water.

 

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HUMAN FORM

Abilities: 1 + 4 + (-10) + 10 + 4 + 0 = 9PP

Strength: 35 (+12), 55 Lifting (Heavy Load: 24 tons)

Dexterity: 14 (+2)

Constitution: -

Intelligence: 20 (+5)

Wisdom: 14 (+2)

Charisma: 10 (+0)

 

Combat: 8 + 16 = 24PP

Initiative: +5

Attack: +8 Melee (+4 Base, +4 Attack Focus), +4 Ranged (+4 Base)

Grapple: +24 (+8 Melee Attack, +12 Strength, +4 Super-Strength)

Defense: +8, +4 Flat-Footed

Knockback Resistance: 11, 15 at normal speed or slower (Immovable)

 

Saving Throws: 0 + 6 + 6 = 12PP

Toughness: +12 (Impervious [Reflective] 10)

Fortitude: -

Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6PP)

Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6PP)

 

Skills: 60R = 15PP

Acrobatics 3 (+5)

Climb 0 (+0)

Computers 5 (+10)

Concentration 3 (+5)

Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10)

Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10)

Disable Device 5 (+10)

Disguise 0 (+0, +20 Morph)

Drive 8 (+10)

Knowledge (Technology) 5 (+10)

Notice 4 (+6)

Pilot 8 (+10)

Search 1 (+6)

Stealth 8 (+10)

Swim -

 

Feats: 13PP

Attack Focus: Melee 4

Improvised Tools

Interpose

Jack of All Trades

Luck 2

Move-By Action

Speed of Thought

Takedown Attack 2

 

Powers: 123PP

Density 12 (Mass x25; Strength +24, Protection [Impervious] +6, Immovable +4, Super-Strength +4; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Permanent; Feats: Innate) [37PP]

Drain Toughness 12 (Extras: Affects Objects; Flaws: Limited [Objects], Requires Grapple) [6PP]

Immovable 4 [0PP]

Immunity 40 (Fortitude effects; Mental effects) [40PP]

Impervious Toughness 10 (Extras: Reflective [Melee]) [14PP]

Leaping 1 (x2, Running Long Jump: 44ft) [1PP]

Morph 4 (Machines; Disguise +20; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Feats: Metamorph 2) [14PP]

Protection 12 [6PP]

Speed 1 (10MPH, 100ft per Move Action) [1PP]

Super-Senses 4 (Darkvision, Infra-Vision, Radio) [4PP]

Super-Strength 4 (Lifting Strength: 55, Heavy Load: 24 tons; Grapple +2) [0PP]

 

Drawbacks: -8PP

Disability (Anosmia; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Minor) [-1PP]

Vulnerability (Electricity; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-4PP]

Vulnerability (Magnetism; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-3PP]

 

Abilities (9) + Combat (24) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (15) + Feats (13) + Powers (123) - Drawbacks (8) = 188/190 Power Points

 

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GIANT ROBOT FORM:

Power Level: 12 (Built as PL10)

Power Points: 188/188

 

Abilities: 9 + 4 + (-10) + 10 + 4 + 0 = 17PP

Strength: 35 (+12), 55 Lifting (Heavy Load: 24 tons)

Dexterity: 14 (+2)

Constitution: -

Intelligence: 20 (+5)

Wisdom: 14 (+2)

Charisma: 10 (+0)

 

Combat: 12 + 20 = 32PP

Initiative: +5

Attack: +8 Melee (+6 Base, -2 Size, +4 Attack Focus), +4 Ranged (+6 Base, -2 Size)

Grapple: +30 (+8 Melee Attack, +12 Strength, +8 Size, +2 Super-Strength)

Defense: +8 (+10 Base, -2 Size), +4 Flat-Footed

Knockback Resistance: 14

 

Saving Throws: 0 + 6 + 6 = 12PP

Toughness: +12

Fortitude: -

Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6PP)

Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6PP)

 

Skills: 60R = 15PP

Acrobatics 3 (+5)

Climb 0 (+4)

Computers 5 (+10)

Concentration 3 (+5)

Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10)

Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10)

Disable Device 5 (+10)

Disguise 0 (+0, +20 Morph)

Drive 8 (+10)

Intimidation 0 (+0, +4 Size)

Knowledge (Technology) 5 (+10)

Notice 4 (+6)

Pilot 8 (+10)

Search 1 (+6)

Stealth 8 (+10)

Swim 0 (+4)

 

Feats: 13PP

Attack Focus: Melee 4

Improvised Tools

Interpose

Jack of All Trades

Luck 2

Move-By Action

Speed of Thought

Takedown Attack 2

 

Powers: 107PP

Drain Toughness 12 (Extras: Affects Objects; Flaws: Limited [Objects], Requires Grapple) [6PP]

Enhanced Skills 8 (Stealth 8 ) [2PP]

Features 2 (Headlights; Special Effect [Theme Music]) [2PP]

Growth 8 (Size: Huge; Strength +16 [+26 Lifting], Protection +4, Grapple +8, Knockback Resistance +8, Intimidation +4, Reach 10ft, Attack -2, Defense -2, Stealth -8; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Permanent; Feats: Innate) [25PP]

Immunity 40 (Fortitude effects; Mental effects) [40PP]

Leaping 1 (x2, Running Long Jump: 44ft) [1PP]

Morph 4 (Machines; Disguise +20; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Feats: Metamorph 2) [14PP]

Protection 12 [8PP]

Speed 1 (10MPH, 100ft per Move Action) [1PP]

Super-Senses 4 (Darkvision, Infra-Vision, Radio) [4PP]

Super-Strength 2 (Lifting Strength: 55, Heavy Load: 24 tons; Grapple +2) [4PP]

 

Drawbacks: -8PP

Disability (Anosmia; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Minor) [-1PP]

Vulnerability (Electricity; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-4PP]

Vulnerability (Magnetism; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-3PP]

 

Abilities (17) + Combat (32) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (15) + Feats (13) + Powers (107) - Drawbacks (8) = 188/190 Power Points

 

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VEHICLE FORM:

Power Level: 12 (Built as PL10)

Power Points: 188/188 

 

Abilities: 9 + 4 + (-10) + 10 + 4 + 0 = 17PP

Strength: 35 (+12), 55 Lifting (Heavy Load: 24 tons)

Dexterity: 14 (+2)

Constitution: -

Intelligence: 20 (+5)

Wisdom: 14 (+2)

Charisma: 10 (+0)

 

Combat: 12 + 20 = 32PP

Initiative: +5

Attack: +8 Melee (+6 Base, -2 Size, +4 Attack Focus), +4 Ranged (+6 Base, -2 Size)

Grapple: +30 (+8 Melee Attack, +12 Strength, +8 Size, +2 Super-Strength)

Defense: +8 (+10 Base, -2 Size), +4 Flat-Footed

Knockback Resistance: 14

 

Saving Throws: 0 + 6 + 6 = 12PP

Toughness: +12

Fortitude: -

Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6PP)

Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6PP)

 

Skills: 60R = 15PP

Acrobatics 3 (+5)

Climb 0 (+4)

Computers 5 (+10)

Concentration 3 (+5)

Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10)

Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10)

Disable Device 5 (+10)

Disguise 0 (+0, +20 Morph)

Drive 8 (+10)

Intimidation 0 (+0, +4 Size)

Knowledge (Technology) 5 (+10)

Notice 4 (+6)

Pilot 8 (+10)

Search 1 (+6)

Stealth 8 (+10)

Swim 0 (+20/+4)

 

Feats: 12PP

Attack Focus: Melee 4

Interpose

Jack of All Trades

Luck 2

Move-By Action

Speed of Thought

Takedown Attack 2

 

Powers: 112PP

Enhanced Skills 8 (Stealth 8 ) [2PP]

Features 3 (Headlights; Internal Compartment; Special Effect [Theme Music]) [3PP]

Growth 8 (Size: Huge; Strength +16 [+26 Lifting], Protection +4, Grapple +8, Knockback Resistance +8, Intimidation +4, Reach 10ft, Attack -2, Defense -2, Stealth -8; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Permanent; Feats: Innate) [25PP]

Immunity 40 (Fortitude effects; Mental effects) [40PP]

Morph 4 (Machines; Disguise +20; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Feats: Metamorph 2) [14PP]

Protection 12 [8PP]

Super-Senses 4 (Darkvision, Infra-Vision, Radio) [4PP]

Super-Strength 2 (Lifting Strength: 55, Heavy Load: 24 tons) [4PP]

Vehicular Movement 5 (10PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 2) [12PP]

  • Base Power [Air]: (250MPH[10PP]
    • Flight 5 (250MPH, 2,500ft [1/2-mile] per Move Action) [10PP]
  • AP [Land]: [6 + 4 = 10PP]
    • Speed 6 (500MPH, 5,000ft [1 mile] per Move Action) [6PP]
    • Super-Movement 2 (Sure-Footed 2) [4PP]
  • AP [Sea]: [4 + 6 = 10PP]
    • Enhanced Skills 16 (Swim 16) [4PP]
    • Swimming 6 (100MPH, 1,000ft per Move Action) [6PP]

 

Drawbacks: -12PP

Disability (Anosmia; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Minor) [-1PP]

Disability (No Hands; Frequency: Very Common; Intensity: Moderate) [-4PP]

Vulnerability (Electricity; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-4PP]

Vulnerability (Magnetism; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-3PP]

 

Abilities (17) + Combat (32) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (15) + Feats (12) + Powers (112) - Drawbacks (12) = 188/190 Power Points

Edited by Fox
Updating to show new pp counts.
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I have updated Torque's sheet to reflect the pp award for November 2019.

 

EDIT: As a note for a lot of the feedback below, the underlying math of this sheet looks fine; if one sits and does algebra for a bit one can tease out where ranks come from and how, say, that Impervious + Reflective power costs out and what the effective ranks for each are. But no player, GM, or even ref should have to do algebra if we have better options. :( We'd prefer that a sheet, even a complex sheet, be as intuitive as possible - even for you, since at some point you'll have to come back to this and do edits when the character goes up in PL.

 

I've ammended my feedback below to reflect this, since it wasn't entirely clear the first go-around. It's also worth noting that this isn't a hill I'll die on - I'd prefer it be fixed before I give my approval, but the raw math does eventually work out (barring the 'mental' descriptor and the skill bonuses in vehicle form, though we have a history of being admittedly lax on skill bonus caps) and if two other refs sign off on it, I won't try to veto.

 

HUMAN FORM:

Abilities:

Please list the powered/unpowered version of things like Enhanced Attributes (e.g., 'Strength: 35/11' instead of 'Strength 35'). Grumble's pointed out that the Strength bonus here is innate and permanent, so we don't need an unpowered version - a breakdown of how much is base purchased strength and how much is enhanced would be useful for math, though.

 

Combat:

With +2 Dex and no other bonuses, Torque would have a +2 Initiative modifier, not +5. Missed the Speed of Thought feat while writing this. Ignore!

 

Powers:

Immovable 4 and Super-Strength 4 would cost you power points if you're buying them on top of what Density already gave you. If you're just book-keeping what Density did give you for 'free', please list these powers under Density itself (probably indented, so that it's clear how they're organized).

 

Likewise, please do not collapse powers you got for 'free' (like Protection or Impervious from Density) and powers you explicitly paid for (like your additional ranks of Protection or Impervious Toughness) into a single line, because that's awful for tracking and math and future edits. It should be as clear as possible at a glance how the cost of the power lines up with the ranks or effects you actually bought; right now someone would look at "Impervious Toughness 10 (Reflective) [14pp]' and would have to do mental math in two other places on the sheet to figure out how that would work.

 

'Mental' is a type of power, not a descriptor as such on our boards - did you mean Immunity to effects with the psionic descriptor, which is indeed a Common descriptor and would cost the 10pp you paid?

 

 

GIANT ROBOT FORM:

General:

See notes on Abilities (notation), Combat (initiative), and Powers (Initiative, collapsing 'free' and purchased powers) from the human form.

 

 

VEHICLE FORM:

General:

See notes on Abilities (notation), Combat (initiative), and Powers (Initiative, collapsing 'free' and purchased powers) from the human form.

 

Skills/Powers:

A PL10 character cannot have 16 ranks of a skill, since skills are capped at PL+5.

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