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Crysalis - PL10


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Howdy! I've got this character idea, but something just doesn't seem right. I'd like to have a Ranged attack (Blast or Dazzle) available, but not sure where to trim.

Anyone have suggestions? All comments/critiques welcome. :)




Power Level: 10 (150/150pp)

Trade-Offs: -3 Defense / +3 Toughness

Unspent pp: 0

Gold Status: 0/30

In Brief: ? (1-2 sentences which sum up the whole character)

Alternate Identities: Dominic 'DC' Collinsford

Identity: Secret

Birthplace: Freedom City

Occupation: Graduate Student

Affiliations: ? (optional)

Family: ? (optional)

Age: 22, Born July 24th, 1988

Apparent Age: 17-18

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Height: 6' 2"

Weight: 235 lbs

Eyes: Turquoise

Hair: Light Brown, kept short and neat


Tall and athletic, DC doesn't exactly fit the mold of a science nerd. His hair he keeps short and neat, and he makes

sure to stay clean shaven. His dress preference is tshirts and jeans, even to the point of being dressy when he'll throw

a sports coat over a good t-shirt. His overall appearance exudes attractiveness, and on the rare ocassion (prom and a

football banquet) he's been dressed up in a Tuxedo and had women almost fighting each other to get with him. (At the prom

his girlfriend at the time bragged and gloated over being his date. She wasn't his girl long after that as he realized

he was just status to her.)


Dominic 'DC' Collinsford's high school life surrounded his varsity football career. He had the fame from newspapers

all over the state, calling him the next Heisman Trophy winner after his graduation the next year, he had recruiters

from all over trying to get him into their college. It looked like he would have an easy street into college and beyond

in an Ivy League school. However, his dreams came crashing down just before graduation.

Dominic's mother was a scientist researching new uses for silicon crystals in bionics. She had hit a breakthrough and was

almost as excited about that as she was about seeing her son graduate. Her successes had not gone unnoticed, and the night

before graduation, thugs broke in to kidnap her and her family. No one knows what went wrong, but the next thing, Fire and

Police were arriving as the house had exploded and 'DC' was found severely injured outside in the yard. Dominic was in a coma

for several months, and in the process all the recruiters and others looked to the next rising star.

As Dominic came out of the coma, he was informed he'd inherited the family estate because he was the only survivor of the family.

The next bit of life was a blur, and somewhere along the line, 'DC' discovered he had gained the ability to transform himself into

solid crystal. Considering himself a mutant, Dominic knew he could never play organized sports, so he dove into school and a degree

in geology and physics to understand the nature of crystals.

In the process of having his home and family estate rebuilt, he discovered a stash of papers his mother had left. According to the

papers, she had been experimenting with radiation to force certain crystals to resonate to the point of producing energy. She had

concerns that the radiation might affect her unborn son, but thought she was taking all care. Her last entries indicated successes

with low levels of radiation and specially grown crystals. But, along with the notes pn her research, she had left a note for Dominic.

Thinking there was going to be trouble, she left the note apologizing to Dominic about the problems she may have cause for him

(or have caused).

Personality & Motivation: ?

Powers & Tactics:

Crysalis' Body is composed of a bluish-green crystaline structure. The crystal is as strong as steel, and has the

additional properties of being electrically conductive and can additionaly store and focus light. His usual combat

consists of grabbing, punching and throwing. This pretty well limits him to up close and personal fights. However,

he's recently discovered that with a bit of extra effort, he can create and project shards of crystal if need be.


Enemy (DC's mother was working for the Grant Conglomerate and they'd like to get hold of Crysalis for further research)

Hatred - Bullies (DC has always had a thing regarding people picking on those smaller.)

Phobia - Enclosed Spaces (Subconsciously, he remembers the collapse of his home and being buried in it)

Abilities: 4 + 4 + 6 + 2 + 1 + 1 = 18pp

Str 14 (+2) / 36 (+14)

Dex 14 (+2)

Con 16 (+3) / 18 (+4)

Int 14 (+2)

Wis 12 (+1)

Cha 12 (+1)

Combat: 12 + 12 = 24pp

Initiative: +2 (Dex: +2)

Attack: +6 (Base: +6)

Grapple: +8 (Base: +6, Str: +2) / +24 (Base: +6, Str: +13, Super-Strength: +5)

Defense: +6 (+6 Base, +0 Dodge Focus), +3 Flat-Footed

Knockback: -4 / -11

Saving Throws: 4 + 4 + 6 = 14pp

Toughness: +5 (+3 Con, +2 Defensive Roll) / +13 (+4 Con, +2 Defensive Roll, +7 Protection (+4 Impervious))

Fortitude: +7 (+3 Con, +4) / +8 (+4 Con, +4)

Reflex: +6 (+2 Dex, +4)

Will: +7 (+1 Wis, +6)

Skills: 32R = 8pp

Acrobatics 4 (+ 6)

Computers 1 (+ 2)

Knowledge (earth sciences) 6 (+ 7)

Knowledge (physical sciences) 6 (+ 7)

Knowledge (tactics) 3 (+ 4)

Notice 7 (+ 8)

Sense Motive 4 (+ 5)

Swim 1 (+ 3)

Languages 0 (English [Native])

Feats: 9pp


Benefit 2 (Wealth)

Defensive Roll 2

Improved Grab

Improved Grapple

Improved Pin

Move-by Action

Powers: 75 = 75pp

Crystaline Body (Alternate Form 15)

Solid (Powers: Density 9, Growth 2, Immunity 50, Immunity 9, Protection 3)

Density 9 (+18 STR, Weight Multiplier: x10, Adds: Immovable 3, Protection 4, Super-Strength 5; Flaws: Permanent)

Immovable 3 (Resist Movement: +12, Resist Knockback: -3)

Protection 4 (+4 Toughness; Extras: Impervious)

Super-Strength 5 (+25 STR carry capacity, heavy load: 58.9 tons; +5 STR to some checks)

Growth 2 (+4 STR, +2 CON; Flaws: Permanent)

Immunity 50 (Light Effects, Electrical Effects, Fortitude saves; Flaws: Limited - Half Effect)

Immunity 9 (life support)

Protection 3 (+3 Toughness)

Drawbacks: -2 = -2pp

Vulnerable (Sonics; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Moderate) [-2pp]

DC Block

    ATTACK      RANGE     SAVE                        EFFECT

    Unarmed     Melee     DC17 / DC28 TOU (Staged)    Damage

Abilities (22) + Combat (24) + Saving Throws (14) + Skills (8) + Feats (9) + Powers (75) - Drawbacks (2) = 150pp

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So all his powers are part of the alternate form right?

The best way to get that ranged attack is to make it an alternate power. Usually for brick type builds that want an alt power you have the AP be based off enhanced strength as you don't need the strength when blasting. I think your best option would be to base it off your super strength since your enhanced strength is all from density.

That gives you 10pp to play with for a ranged attack which isn't much for a blast effect. You could drop the density down a few ranks and buy more of the enhancements there as individual powers to give you a higher point power to alt power off of.

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