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REBELLION

Power Level: 15

Effective Power Level: 10

Power Points: 214/226PP
Unspent Power Points: 12PP
Trade-Offs: (Melee) -1 Attack / +1 DC, +2 Defense / -2 Toughness

 

In Brief: Former villain-in-training uses the power of the Terror to seek the truth.

Catchphrase: Boo!

Theme: What's Up Danger - Blackway & Black Caviar / Untravelled Road -Thousand Foot Krutch

 

Alternate Identity: Elliot Elijah Elder (Secret), Bronze Hornet (Secret, Super Villain Identity)
Birthplace: Emerald City

Residence: Elder Mansion, Northern Shore, Emerald City / Elysian Academy Dorms

Base of Operations: Emerald City
Occupation: Student

Affiliations: Elysian Academy

Family: Emma Emmelie Elder (Mother, Emerald City politician currently on City Council, nee Kessler), Everett Eaton Elder (Father, officially idle rich, unofficially known as "The Royal" super villain saboteur and spy), Elaine Emma Elder (Older sister, College Student), Elaine Kessler (Aunt on mother's side, deceased)

 

DESCRIPTION

Age: DoB: 2002 January 1st
Gender: Male.
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 180 lbs.
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Blonde

 

Elliot is a young man with an athletic build, leaning on the slightly muscular side. While by no means bad looking, he is not particularly remarkable, looking very much like the All-American boy stereotype. He has short blonde hair and hazel eyes, usually keeping himself clean shaved. He carries himself with a certain pride and arrogance. He will usually wear clothing in lighter colors, or the Elysian Academy colors.

As Bronze Hornet, Elliot wears a predominantly dark grey uniform. Simple pants, heavy black boots. A heavy dark grey jacket with a large bronze hornet icon on the back, and black gloves. His face is hidden by a black full face mask, with a smaller hornet logo, similar to the one on his back, on his face, with its wings over his eyes.

As Rebellion, Elliot appears pitch black, with large white eyes. He does not appear to have a nose or mouth, though it is there. While he will wear whatever clothes is at hand at the time, his "official" look consist of a pair of dark blue pants and a blue jacket with nothing underneath, showing only pitch black, and a blue cap on the top of his head to complete the look. He is somewhat shifty, keeping to dark places or out of sight if possible.

 

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HISTORY

Elliot Elijah Elder lived a charmed life. His mother was Emma Elder, a local Emerald City politician of some renown, and her career had left her family with a mansion, servants and more than enough money to get whatever they wanted. His father, Everett Elder, came from a rich family, and he spent much of his time either supporting his wife's campaigns, golfing or travelling, often leaving Elliot at home with his older sister Elaine and his aunt Elaine. Elliot grew particularly close to both, while never knowing much of his parents. Elliot was smart, and he knew it, which led him to develop an arrogant streak, which only his sister and uncle Jacob seemed to disapprove of. He had few friends, and never seemed to really push himself in any way. After all, why should he? He was smart, and he was rich. To Emma Elder, Elliot was almost the perfect son, except for one sore point: He was miserable at sports or other physical departments, and Emma needed to have the perfect All-American son to further perfect her image. 

 

Over the objection of his father, Elliot was sent to the prestigious Elysian Academy, where he could make something of himself. That was the official reason, at least. In truth, Emma was disappointed in her son, for reasons he had never been told. Everett Elder did not really come from a rich family. He did not just support his wife's campaigns or go golfing. No, he was working for Brande Management. A super human with the ability to change his appearance, he was one of many agents performing industrial espionage and sabotage for Brande Management, all to increase their stock. Everett wanted out, but he was in too deep, and so, he continued. And Elaine had inherited his powers, perhaps to an even greater degree. Elliot, however, had not. He was a disappointment. Emma needed some way to use him, and Elysian Academy would be how.

 

At the Elysian Academy, Elliot was pushed for the first time that he could remember. With a particular focus on his physical prowess, as per his mother's requests, and Elliot's arrogance grew once again. He was now both a physical and mental threat to those around him, a fact that he reveled in. He didn't care that Elysian Academy was grooming him to be a super villain. He would take what he learned and use it for his own, once he left the Academy. Fine, they wanted to underestimate him. Elliot would deal with them all when the time came. He was given the code name the Bronze Hornet, which he did not particularly like, but he did not care. He could make a proper name for himself at a later point.

 

Unknown to Elliot, his mother had made a fatal mistake. Emma had been in the pocket of the Chamber for a long time. They boosted her political career, she looked in the wrong way or campaigned for what they wanted. Now she made the mistake of actually having law enforcement investigate a business that was closely related to the Chamber. Not something big, not something famous. A money laundering front, a car wash, of all places. Still, she had to be punished. Soon after, during a break at Elysian Academy, Elliot's aunt Elaine went missing. At the same time, the mysterious villain known as the Terror reappeared to stalk the city, killing many along the way. When Elliot was alone at home, with only servants for company in their mansion, the Terror appeared, smashing through the window. As the Terror stood before Elliot, he learned what fear was. And as it collapsed, the fear spirit left the shriveled corpse of his aunt Elaine behind.

 

That could have been the end of it. A terrified youth, a dead aunt. The start of a rebellion by a politician put back in place, and everything could continue as it had. The fear spirit that was the Terror had other plans. Elliot does not know why it did, but it did. From he learned next, it had always returned to the Chamber when its job was done, and its host was left as nothing. Maybe it was its own act of rebellion. Maybe it wanted to punish its creators. Maybe it just wanted Elliot to feel fear. Maybe the last of Elaine's soul influenced it. Or maybe it simply wanted to create another vessel to spread fear throughout Emerald City. Whatever the cause, the fear spirit possessed Elliot for the briefest of moments. And in those briefest of moments, Elliot knew fear and he knew truth. Through the distorted point of view of the artificial fear spirit, Elliot caught glimpses and visions of its creation. Of the things it had seen. Of the things it had done. A weapon, created by a secret conspiracy that ruled the city from behind the shadows. Used to eliminate their enemies. Used to create chaos and fear. He caught glimpses of their plans. About the enormity of everything. Distorted by the fear spirit, distorted by his own fear, distorted by the lingering remnants of Elaine's soul. They were everywhere. They were everything. Elysian Academy was worse than he thought. His mother was in their pocket. And no one knew.

 

It lasted only moments, then the fear spirit was gone, leaving Elliot a changed man. The fear and the truth had changed him. His arrogance gone, he rebuilt his sense of self through sheer willpower. Something had to change, the city had to change. The conspiracy had to be exposed. And Elliot would do it.

 

In the weeks that followed, Elliot did his best to keep up his facade at Elysian Academy, acting as arrogant as ever. Even as he began to become stronger, faster and tougher, displaying strength unlike ever before, he was demoted to Omega Squad, the so-called "Jobber Squad." Probably another punishment for his mother. Elliot didn't care. Being in Omega Squad meant he didn't really have to try hard to keep up his facade anymore. They were meant as distractions, dumb muscle, nothing more. The perfect guise for something much more. He spent all the free time he could researching and planning, until finally venturing out into the night to gather rumors. As he put on a mask to hide his identity, something even stranger happened. While Elliot's physical abilities had grown since his possession, that was only part of his mutation. He found that when he wore a mask, he could morph his appearance, he could blend in with his surroundings, and, perhaps even stranger still, he seemed to posses his own version of the Terror's ability to instill great fear in its targets. His mission was clear. He would use his powers to uncover the truth.

 

By day, he is Elliot Elijah Elder, an once almost-remarkable student at Elysian Academy, now relegated to being used as cannon fodder. By night, he is Rebellion, a fearsome hero that prowls the streets of Emerald City for the truth.

 

 

PERSONALITY & MOTIVATION

Elliot can at first appear arrogant, but humbled by his demotion to Omega Squad, and this is the personality that he tries to project to the outside world. He is smarter, faster, stronger and better than others, so why shouldn't he be? What better way to hide his goals from the world around him than behind a facade that can easily push others away?

In truth, Elliot is greatly changed from his previous ways. He has become more withdrawn, though it is noticed by few. He rarely opens up to others around him, having become almost entirely focused on his goal of discovering the truth about the conspiracy behind Emerald City, and how to dismantle it. He keeps notes in secret places, he finds connections even where there aren't any.

As Rebellion, Elliot lets his obsession run wild. He takes notes of anything he finds relevant in a small notebook, he tends to stick to the shadows. He can be terrifying or creepy, depending on the subject at hand. He is entirely fearless, which can lead him to taking great risks with little thought for the consequences to himself. Yet, for all of his obsession with his quest for the truth, he is also slowly discovering a more heroic side to himself. It feels good to be good, and to protect others for the sake of it, not just to spite the conspiracy behind Emerald City.

 

 

POWERS & TACTICS

Rebellion is a master of infiltration. He will usually morph into unassuming shapes, such as janitors or cleaning crew, anything that will usually not get noticed, to make his way into a building, changing his appearance as necessary, blending in with his surroundings or moving along walls and ceilings. When pressuring a target for information,  he will make full use of his ability to cause fear in others.

In combat, Rebellion fights using a pair of batons. He is proficient in using them both up close and at a range, being able to throw them with enough skill to make them quickly return to himself, ready for another strike. He uses his strength and agility, rarely standing still, disappearing and reappearing to strike again. He will freely use his ability to cause fear in others to terrify and disable his opponents. Being rather pragmatic, Rebellion will use just about anything around him to his advantage.

With great strength, the ability to perform incredible leaps and cling to wall, Rebellion is highly mobile, able to quickly travel across the length of Emerald City.

In his identity as the Bronze Hornet, Elliot eschews the use of most of his powers, only utilizing his enhanced strength, agility and stamina. He does not cling to walls, he does not scare heroes and civilians, change his appearance or use batons to fight, instead preferring simple hand-to-hand combat.

 

 

POWER DESCRIPTIONS

Elliot's powers are a strange mixture of mutation caused by being possessed by the Terror fear spirit, and latent inherited powers being triggered by said possession. Due to psychological issues related to being possessed by the Terror, Elliot is unable to access certain powers without wearing a mask, essentially only those that enhance his physical and mental abilities. He has become stronger, faster and tougher than he ever was before. He is smarter, and when he wants to, possesses a strange, almost unnatural charisma.

 

When he wears a mask, Elliot has access to further powers. He is now able to cling to walls and perform amazing leaps, while being able to slow his falls. While they appear to be physical enhancements, these abilities are psionic in nature, being a very limited degree of personal tactile telekinesis. 

Unknown to any but himself, Elliot has inherited his father's ability to change his features, creating instant disguises or blending in with his surroundings, making him almost invisible. His most common use of this power is to create his Rebellion disguise, or for infiltration. This inherited power has mixed with the Terror's power, becoming far greater than his father's own ability. Unlike his father, Elliot can change his voice, throw his voice and has learned how to morph his muscles, in essence making him far stronger than he would normally be.

Perhaps the most horrifying part of Elliot's powers is his ability to create fear in those around him. This psionic ability appears to be a variation of the Terror's "Aura of Terror" ability, though if Elliot's wishes to create paralyzing fear, he requires great focus. He can also create an intense fear that allows him to issue commands to his targets, effectively mind controlling them for a brief moment.

 

In the time since his transformation, Elliot's senses have started to expand. With both he and the Terror being tied to Emerald City, he has begun to notice patterns and clues in the city itself. Seemingly unconnected sights and events can lead him to strange, new discoveries during his investigations, as he follows the grid of the city to the find the monsters that lurk beneath.

 

 

COMPLICATIONS

FEARLESS/FOOL: As Rebellion, Elliot feels no fear. While this is a great advantage, it is also a disadvantage, as he has been known to take actions that were extremely dangerous, if not outright suicidal. A GM may award Rebellion a Hero Point whenever he is in a situation where his fearlessness leads him into trouble.

HE_KNOWS/TOO_MUCH: Rebellion's knowledge of Emerald City is still growing, as he works to uncover secrets and conspiracies, but there are those that do not take kindly to his meddling. A GM may award Rebellion a Hero Point if the current situation is made worse by Rebellion being hunted by those working for the secrets that he has uncovered in Emerald City.

HERO/VILLAIN: Rebellion is new to the whole hero thing. While he tries to shed the mindset instilled by Elysian Academy, he still has some problems with doing the right thing. What should he choose, to save one life or many? To abandon his mission and lose a lead to save a life from a random mugging? He is also rather pragmatic and ruthless. A GM may award Rebellion a Hero Point when he is in a situation where he is tested in following his quest for the truth or performing a heroic action.
KID/TERROR: Elliot subconsciously represses his powers, unless he is wearing a mask. Once he puts on a mask, he can easily summon the full extent of his powers, but without, he cannot actively access any of his powers marked with the Mask descriptor. A GM can award Rebellion a Hero Point whenever he is in a situation where he cannot use his powers for this reason.

REBELLION/HORNET: Elliot's training at Elysian Academy has instilled in him the values of a villain, and given him an identity as the Bronze Hornet. While he struggles to overcome the morals and mindset taught at the academy, he might also come into conflicts where he finds himself on the sides of both heroes and villains. While Elliot's true allegiance is on the side of the angels, he is reluctant to abandon his identity at Elysian Academy, and the safety it provides as he continues his quest. A GM may award Rebellion a Hero Point when he is in a situation where his conflicting identities or values taught at Elysian Academy cause him trouble.

TERROR/HERO: There is just something off about Rebellion. While he is ultimately heroic, he has some serious issues in positive interactions with others. A GM may award Rebellion a Hero Point whenever he is in a situation where his mannerisms, appearance and abilities negatively affects other's reaction to him.

TRUTH/SEEKER: Rebellion wants to find the truth about Emerald City. It is his great mission in life. Just what is the Terror? Why does the city have so few super villains? Is there some secret chamber that runs the city behind the scenes? And so much more. He has few qualms about discovering the truth and what he must do to get there. A GM may award Rebellion a Hero Point when he is in a situation where his decision to seek out the truth makes the current situation worse in some way, or he hesitates due having trouble between doing what is right, or continue his mission to seek out the truth.

WHITE/SHEEP: The matriarch of the Elder family is an ambitious politician in the pockets of the Chamber. The patriarch is a super villain saboteur and spy. The daughter has inherited her father's abilities, and though the process is slow, she is being groomed to follow in his footsteps. The son is trying to be a hero. Elliot might once have shared this mindset, but his meeting with the Terror left him greatly changed. Now he seeks to dismantle the same conspiracy that his family benefits from, and while he pretends that nothing has changed, it is getting harder to hide his changed outlook from his family. Being the unfavorite to at least his mother may also cause him some serious issues. A GM may award Rebellion a Hero Point when he is in a situation where he runs into trouble with his family, either from trying to keep his facade as still truly being one of them, due to conflicts where his actions could cause them trouble in some way, or if his mother's favoritism towards Elliot's older sister causes him problems.

CITY/GRID: Rebellion's expanded awareness of grids and patterns seems to be tied to Emerald City, and to a lesser degree to other metropolitan areas. If Rebellion attempts to use his See the Patterns power outside a metropolitan area, the GM might deny the request, as Rebellion's expanded awareness is simply unable to connect the dots, giving Rebellion a Hero Point instead. If the use of the power has been denied once in an area, repeated uses in the same or a similar area cannot be used to gain additional Hero Points.

 

 

ABILITIES

2 + 2 + 2 + 6 + 6 + 2 = 20PP


Strength: 32 (+11) / 12 (+1)
Dexterity: 20 (+5) / 12 (+1)
Constitution: 22 (+6) / 12 (+1)
Intelligence: 24 (+7) / 16 (+3)
Wisdom: 16 (+3)
Charisma: 20 (+5) / 12 (+1)

 

 

COMBAT

8 + 12 = 20PP


Initiative: +5 (+5 Enh. Dex) / +1 (+1 Dex)
Attack: +4 Base, +9 Melee (+4 Base, +5 Attack Focus), +4 Ranged
Defense: +12 (+6 Base, +6 Dodge Focus), +3 Flat-Footed

Grapple: +10 (+4 Base Attack, +5 Attack Focus, +1 Str) /+20 (+4 Base Attack, +5 Attack Focus, +11 Enh. Str)
Knockback: -4

 

 

SAVING THROWS

4  + 5 + 7 = 16PP


Toughness: +8 (+6 Enh. Con, +2 Defensive Roll) / +3 (+1 Con, +2 Defensive Roll)
Fortitude: +10 (+6 Enh. Con, +4) / +5 (+1 Con, +4)
Reflex: +10 (+5 Enh. Dex, +5) / +6 (+1 Dex, +5)
Will: +10 (+3 Wis, +7)

 

 

SKILLS

116R = 29PP 

 

Bluff 5 (+10)

Computers 3 (+10)

Disable Device 3 (+10)

Disguise 0 (+5, +10Royal Morph, +40Terror Morph)Skill Mastery

Escape Artist 10 (+15)

Gather Information 15 (+20)Skill Mastery, Well Informed

Intimidate 15 (+20)Distract, Fascinate, Skill Mastery, Startle

Investigate 8 (+15)

Knowledge (Popular Culture) 2 (+9)

Knowledge (Streetwise) 8 (+15)

Notice 12 (+15)

Search 8 (+15)

Sense Motive 12 (+15)

Stealth 15 (+20)Skill Mastery

 

 

FEATS

25PP

 

Attack Focus [Melee] 5

Benefit [Wealth] 1

Challenge - Fast Startle

Contacts

Defensive Roll 1

Distract [Intimidation]

Dodge Focus 6

Hide In Plain Sight

Jack-of-All-Trades

Luck 3

Skill Mastery (Disguise, Gather Information, Intimidate, Stealth)

Startle

Takedown Attack

Well-Informed

 

 

POWERS

8 + 10 + 8 + 8 + 33 + 1 + 1 + 4 + 2 + 8 + 21  = 104

For Mask descriptor explanation, see the complication TERROR/HERO.

 

Enhanced Charisma 8 [8PP] (DescriptorsUncanny Charisma, Physical Mutation)

 

Enhanced Constitution 10 [10PP] (DescriptorsUncanny Physique, Physical Mutation)

 

Enhanced Dexterity 8 [8PP] (DescriptorsUncanny Dexterity, Physical Mutation)

 

Enhanced Intelligence 8 [8PP] (DescriptorsUncanny Mind, Physical Mutation)

 

Fear Array 15.5 (31PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 2) [33PP] (Descriptors: Emotion, Fear, Mask, Mutation, Psionic)

BPEmotion Control 10 (Extras: Area [Burst], Mental (+0), Selective, Flaws: Limited [Fear Only], Feats: Reversible) {31/31PP} (DescriptorsAura of Terror)

APMind Control 10 (Extras: Conscious, Effortless; Flaws: Duration [Instant]; Feats: Subtle) {31/31PP} (DescriptorsCommanding Terror)

APParalyze 10 (Extras: Mental (+0), Range 2 [Perception], Flaws: Action [Full Action], Feats: Reversible) {31/31PP} (DescriptorsParalyzing Terror)

 

Feature 1 (Directed Inspiration) [1PP] (DescriptorsSee The Pattern, Mask, Hyper-Awareness) See the Complication CITY/GRID

 

Immunity 1 (Fear Effects) [1PP] (DescriptorsNo Fear, Mask, Mutation)

 

Leaping 4 (x25 Leaping distance; Run 275 ft./525 ft.) [4PP] (DescriptorsMask, Mutation Psionic)

 

Morph 1 (+5 Disguise, Broad Group: Humanoid) [2PP] (Descriptors: Royal Morph, Inherited, Mutation)

 

Super-Movement 4 (Slow Fall, Trackless, Wall-Crawling 2) [8PP] (Descriptors: Mask, Mutation, Psionic) 

 

Terror Array 10 (20PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 1) [21P] (Descriptors: Inherited, Mutation)

BPEnhanced Strength 20 {20/20PP} (Descriptors: Uncanny Power, Muscle Morph)

AP: {4 + 2 + 14= 20/20PP} (Descriptors: Terror Morph, Mask)

Concealment 4 (All Visual Senses; Flaws: Blending) [4PP] (Descriptors: Camouflage)

Feature 2 (Vocal Mimicry, Throw Voice) [2PP]

Morph 6 (+30 Disguise, Broad Group: Humanoid; Feats: Covers Scent, Precise) (Stacks with Royal Morph) [14PP] 

Stacked PowerMorph 7 (+35 Disguise, Broad Group: Humanoid; Feats: Covers Scent, Precise)

 

 

DRAWBACKS 
-0PP

 

 

DC BLOCK

Name

Range

Save

Effect

Attack bonus

Unarmed

Touch

DC16 Tou (Staged)

Damage

+9

Unarmed - Uncanny Power

Touch

DC26 Tou (Staged)

Damage

+9

Aura of Terror

Perception

DC20 Will (Staged)

Fail: Shaken

>5: Frightened

Panicking

Reversible

Paralyzing Terror

Perception

DC20 Will (Staged)

Fail: Slowed

>5: Paralyzed

Reversible

Commanding Terror

Perception

DC20 Will

Mind Control

Conscious, Effortless, Subtle

 

Abilities (20) + Combat (20) + Saving Throws (16) + Skills (29) + Feats (25) + Powers (104) - Drawbacks (0) = 214/226 Power Points

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A rebuild of Rebellion. I've moved a few things around, but these are the major ones:

- Changed all instances of Elysium Academy to Elysian Academy, as it should be when I'm not using wrong names.

- Moved a few skills and feats around

- Got rid of his Batons device

- Changed his Super-Senses with Cosmic Awareness to Feature 1 (Directed Inspiration), since that was what I wanted anyway

- Made the new Terror array based off the Morph powers inherited from his father

- Added a Mind Control power with Instant Duration (so just one command, really) to his Fear array

 

So, nothing revolutionary

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