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Tom O'Hawk (PL13 NPC, Tier 2)

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Players Name: Gizmo

Power Level: 13 (195/195PP)

Trade-Offs: +5 Attack, -5 Damage, +5 Defense, -5 Toughness

Unspent PP: 0

NPC Tier: 2

Characters Name: Tom O’Hawk

Alternate Identity: Enrique Espadas

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Height: 5'11''

Weight: 145 lb

Hair: Dark Brown

Eyes: Dark Blue



Enrique Espadas is a strapping young man with loosely curled dark brown hair hanging down to a strong chin and perpetual grin. Combined with attractive, angular features, intelligent blue eyes and a thin, well kept moustache he habitually strokes, that smile creates the impression that he’s laughing at a joke to which only he is privy.

Typically dressing as gentleman of leisure despite his young age, when he dons an immaculate white suit to match him gleaming teeth, he is better known as the folk hero Tom O’Hawk. A deep red waistband and neckerchief break up the outfit’s monochrome, and a crimson domino mask conceals his identity. His name comes from his weapon of choice, the shining golden axe known as Los Cinco Soles.


On a world resembling Earth-Prime’s mid-19th century despite it’s technological advancement, Enrique Espadas stowed away on his first riverboat when he was twelve. Charming his way into a job, he began a life travelling up and down America’s greatest waterways, pulling odd jobs and developing a knack for poker. Unfortunately, a weakness for women and a habit of cheating kept him always on the move.

When one tournament turned out to be far higher stakes than advertised, Enrique outmanoeuvred a gang of villains, saving the life of the President in the process and coming into possession of an Aztec axe of startling mystical power: Los Cinco Soles. Recruited into the Secret Service, he adopted a masked alter-ego which was soon christened Tom O’Hawk by the sailors and settlers he championed.

Personality & Motivation:

Enrique does not, on the surface, possess the qualities one generally looks for in a hero. While witty and charming, a short attention span and habitual lying and cheating inevitably catch up to him, causing his fortunes to oscillate wildly between good and bad. Lacking any great malice or greed, he acts largely out of boredom, a free spirit well suited to a travelling lifestyle.

Having come from an inauspicious background, however, Enrique has a genuine soft spot for the underdog and a vehement distaste for bullies. There are times he wistfully regrets that he is not a more honest man, and his loyalty, once given, is unshakeable. His antics as Tom O’Hawk satisfy his need for excitement and risk while giving him a convenient excuse to be a better man than he would ever admit to.

Powers & Tactics:

Not possessing any superhuman abilities of his own, Enrique is rather the wielder of the golden axe Los Cinco Soles. Supposedly forged by the four children of Ometeotl, the weapon is supernaturally strong and sharp, and can release a blinding burst of sunlight at Enrique’s command. The axe is also balanced for throwing and can dispel all manner of darkness.

A showboater, Enrique carefully manipulates a fight to his advantage, defeating his opponents in humiliating fashion. He prioritises protecting any innocent bystanders, particularly any beautiful women in the crowd. In a world where very nearly everyone is packing, using a melee weapon forces him to be light on his feet, but he refuses to risk killing his opponents by using a firearm.


Cheat (Enrique compulsively stacks the deck, figuratively or literally.)

Enemies (Cheated Gamblers, Enemies of the State.)

Grandstanding (Enrique’s style revolves around showing off, in and out of combat, even when discretion might be wiser.)

Responsibility (Presidential Secret Service, Wielder of Los Cinco Soles)

Secret (Secret Identity)

Lover of Women (Enrique is easily distracted by attractive women, be they bystanders, fellow heroes or even villains.)

Abilities: 4 + 10 + 12 + 0 + 4 + 12 = 32PP

STR: 14 (+2)

DEX: 20 (+5)

CON: 14 (+2)

INT: 10 (+0)

WIS: 12 (+1)

CHA: 22 (+6)

Combat: 20 + 20 = 40PP

Attack +10 Base, +14 unarmed, +18 Los Cinco Soles

Grapple +19

Defense +18 (+10 Base, +8 Dodge Focus), +5 Flat-Footed

Knockback -4/-2

Initiative: +9

Saves: 3 + 10 + 8 = 21PP

Toughness: +8 (+2 Con, +4 Defensive Roll, +2 Undercover Shirt)

Fortitude: +5 (+2 Con, +3)

Reflex: +15 (+5 Dex, +10)

Will: +10 (+2 Wis, +8)

Skills: 104R = 26PP

Acrobatics 10 (+15)

Bluff 18 (+24)

Climb 5 (+10)

Disguise 9 (+15)

Gather Information 4 (+10)

Language 1 (Native: Spanish, English)

Notice 13 (+15)

Performance (guitar) 7 (+13)

Profession (gambler) 9 (+10)

Ride 10 (+15)

Stealth 10 (+15)

Swim 8 (+10)

Feats: 52PP

Agile Climber

Attack Specialization (Los Cinco Soles) 2

Attack Specialization (unarmed) 2

Beginner's Luck

Benefit (Presidential Sanction)

Challenge 2 (Fast Task [Feint, Taunt])


Defensive Attack

Defensive Roll 4

Distract (Bluff)

Dodge Focus 8

Elusive Target

Equipment 1

Evasion 2

Fascinate (Bluff)


Grapple Finesse

Improved Critical (Los Cinco Soles, 18-20)

Improved Initiative

Inspire 5


Luck 4

Move-By Action

Power Attack

Set Up

Skill Mastery 1 (Acrobatics, Bluff, Notice, Stealth)

Takedown Attack 2


Uncanny Dodge 2 (Auditory, Visual)

Undercover Shirt: Protection 2 [Power Feat: Subtle]; Cost: 3EP

Grappling Hook: Super-Movement 1 (swinging); Cost: 2EP

Powers: 24PP

Device 8 (Los Cinco Soles; 35PP, Flaws:Easy-To-Loose) [24PP]

Los Cinco Soles":3sbe0mgb]Damage 8 (Power Feats: Accurate 2, Affects Insubstantial 2, Alternate Power, Improved Critical, Thrown 3, Extras: Penetrating) Linked Environmental Control 5 (sunlight, 100’ radius, Extra: Linked [Optional], Flaw: Range [Touch])[35DP]

  • AP: Dazzle 8 (blinding sunlight, 200’ radius, Power Feats: Accurate 2, Progression 2 [Area], Extras: Autofire 1, Targeted Area [burst], Selective, Flaw: Range [Touch]) Linked Environmental Control 6 (sunlight, 250’ radius, Flaw: Range [Touch]) [34DP]

DC Block:

Unarmed -- DC17/Toughness -- Bruised (Staged)

Los Cinco Soles -- DC23/Toughness -- Bruised (Staged)

Blinding Light -- DC18/Reflex -- Blindness

Costs: Abilities 32 + Combat 40 + Saves 21 + Skills 26 + Feats 52 + Powers 24 = Total Cost 195/195

Note: Los Cinco Soles includes a single rank of Improved Critical. The additional rank as part of Tom O’Hawks normal feats places the critical range for the axe at 18-20 when he wields it.

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