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Alt Forms and the Permanant Flaw on powers

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I am working on yet another alt form for Breakdown. I am exploring the Insubstantial power, and I was wondering if it is possible to purchase the Permanent flaw on a power within the Alt Form when the Alt Form itself is Sustained?

Example:

":djeip9dm]Insubstantial 3 Flaw: Permanent [12pp]

Is that possible?

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Firstly, yes. This just means that when the Alternate Form is active you must remain Insubstantial.

Secondly, to apply the Permanent Flaw you must add the Continuous extra, so the cost remains the same due to an overall +0 modifier.

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Insubstantial 3 says:

Rank 3: You become coherent energy. You have no Strength, but you are immune to physical damage. Energy attacks (other than the energy making up your form) damage you normally. You can pass through solid objects, but energy resistant barriers, like heavy shielding or force fields, block your movement.

Would

Insubstantial 3 (sonic energy) Extras: Duration/Continuous; Flaws: Permanent, Affected by Sonic [12pp]

Be appropriate? The text says that you are immune to whatever energy type you pick. I figure if I add that back in, it might work out as a flaw? I am just looking for an effective way to knock down the point cost so it is more affordable.

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If Sonic were a common energy attack form, yes.

Since it's an uncommon form, used by less than a handful of characters (PC or otherwise), I'd say it'd be a drawback.

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meaning it would knock it to 14pp, not 12pp?

Can anyone else recommend a flaw for this power that might help make me be able to afford it and still be appropriate for the character?

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