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Slick (PL8 NPC, Tier 2)

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Power Level: 8 (122/128PP)

Trade-Offs: +1 attack/-1 damage

Unspent pp: 6

Progress to Silver: 23/60 (Bronze status earned with Supercape)

In Brief: A horrible mutant treated with chemicals during WWII, now a shapeshifting hero of incredible physical prowess.

Alternate Identities: Felix F Fassbinder

Identity: Secret

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Occupation: Company owner of Fassbiner Pharmaceuticals

Affiliations: None

Family: None

Age: 70

Apparent Age: varies. As Fassbinder, 50

Gender: varies. As Fassbinder, male

Ethnicity: varies. As Fassbinder, caucasian.

Height: varies. As Fassbinder, 5'9"

Weight: varies As Fassbinder, 80 Kgs

Eyes: varies. As Fassbinder, blue

Hair: varies. As Fassbinder, grey

Description: Slick changes form as others change clothes. Slick usually walks around as the reclusive Felix Fassbinder, a middle aged man with a rugged charm and average physique. When out as a hero, Slick usually adopts the form of a slightly androgenous, very attractive male or female with blond hair and bright sky blue eyes, who has a remarkable athletic physique. Often, and if needed, his/her skin will excrete a slick black oil.

History: Slick is the product of Nazi experimentation in WWII. (S)he was born a malformed hermaphrodite. The experimentation didn't stop there. As an infant, (s)he was exposed to a variety of chemicals and treatments. It was only when (s)he was accidentally treated with experimental rocket fuel that something very strange happened - she bonded with the fuel and became the shape changing creature now known as slick.

As WWII grew to a close, Slick was rescued by American soldiers, and taken back to America, to be dealt with by one Doctor Fassbinder, a scientist and Jewish German Resistance fighter. Morello came to view Slick as his own son/daughter, and brought him/her up.

Slick grew up with Fassbinder, and soon took on the "permanent" identity of Felix Fassbinder, his son. Of course, Slick would frequently go out exploring the world in another shape. However, together they formed a strong bond, and a company, Fassbinder pharmaceuticals, that soon became extremely large, thanks to Doctor Fassbinders scientific expertise and Slick's business acumen.

Slick always resisted becoming a hero, more concerned with looking after the Business as Doctor Fassbiner. However, on his deathbed, the Doctor told Slick that the time had come to let go of looking after him and find his own destiny. He always believed Slick had a higher purpose, one that God would reveal. Slick was not exactly a devout believer (although ostensibly he followed the Jewish faith), but the man's words touched him/her.

Felix Fassbinder became more reclusive, and only occasionally dealt with the company. True, he held extravagant and wild parties, but his public life diminished. At the same time, the superhero(ine) Slick started patrolling the streets, a mean, lean fighting machine looking for a purpose.

Personality & Motivation: Slick is a charming persuasive character, confident and persuasive, even seductive. Slick is still grieving for Doctor Fassbinder, a man who was more than a father to him/her. (S)he deeply wishes to justify his faith in him/her. Whilst Slick does not exactly know what purpose (s)he has, or what cause to follow, (s)he does want to make Doctor Fassbinder proud.

Underpinning this, Slick is somewhat angry. Angry at her past, the Nazi's, and his/her own odd physical status. (S)he has also a slightly bemused attitude to gender stereotypes or sexual orientation. Given her own physical status, having been both (and being still) both male and female, (s)he will laugh at any prejudices in these regards.

Powers & Tactics: Slick will generally try to attack with the element of surprise, taking on a low threat or familiar face and then striking. Slick is a fairly skilled fighter and has remarkable strength, which (s)he will use to fight in close range if at all possible. If it's not, Slick may well be in trouble, resorting to throwing objects or grabbing any ranged weapon. If possible, (s)he may try to fight in darkness to give him/her the advantage due to her chemical senses.


Desire Slick is a seductive character who has an eye for the pretty ladies and handsome gents.

Enemy Slick is still hunted by modern day Nazi Fascists, lead by Doctor Hans Hirschbeigel, an aged Nazi scientist who believes Slick's physiology holds the key to reversing the ageing process.

Rage Slick will react violently and emotionally to any experimentation on human beings. Infact, Fassbinder pharmaceuticals has built up a reputation of the highest standard of ethics in their work, and has influenced many of today's rigorous ethical standards.

Secret Slick has no desire for Felix Fassbinder to become known as Slick.

Slick Slick's oily secretions are quite evident, both visually and (to a lesser degree) with olfactory senses, if they are activated.

Abilities: 0 + 8 + 16 + 6 + 4 + 6 = 40PP

Strength: 24 (+7) or 10 (+0)

Dexterity: 18 (+4)

Constitution: 26 (+8)

Intelligence: 16 (+3)

Wisdom: 14 (+2)

Charisma: 16 (+3)

Combat: 12 + 10 = 22PP

Initiative: +4

Attack: +6 ranged, +9 melee

Grapple: +10 (Oily blob Form: +9 Melee, +1 Elongation), +16 (Human Form: +9 Melee, +7 Str)

Defense: +8 (+5 Base, +3 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed

Knockback: -4

Saving Throws: 0 + 0 + 3 = 3PP

Toughness: +8 (+8 Con)

Fortitude: +8 (+8 Con, +0)

Reflex: +4 (+4 Dex, +0)

Will: +4 (+2 Wis, +2)

Skills: 32R = 8PP

Bluff 4 (+7; +15 w/ Attractive 2)

Craft (Chemical) 2 (+5)

Diplomacy 4 (+7; +15 w/ Attractive 2)

Disguise 0 (+3, +13 w/ Morph)

Escape Artist +0 (+16 in Human Form, +5 in Oily Blob Form)

Knowledge (Business) 7 (+10)

Knowledge (Civics) 2 (+5)

Knowledge (Current Events) 2 (+5)

Knowledge (Life Sciences) 2 (+5)

Languages 3 (English [Native], French, German, Spanish)

Notice 3 (+5)

Sense Motive 3 (+5)

Feats: 15PP

Attack Focus (Melee) 3

Benefit 4 (Status [Owns company], Wealth 3)

Dodge Focus 3

Improved Critical (Unarmed) 2

Jack of All Trades

Power Attack

Uncanny Dodge (Olfactory)

Powers: 27 + 1 + 1 + 3 + 2 + 4 = 36PP

Alternate Forms 13 (26 PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 1) [27 PP]

  • Base Form: Oily Blob:
Additional Limbs 4 (10 Extra limbs) [4PP]
Elongation 1 (5 Feet, Range Increment 20 Feet) [1PP]
Insubstantial 1 (fluid; Extra: Duration [Continuous]) [6PP]
Strike 7 (Feats: Improved Critical 2) [9PP]
Super-Movement 3 (Wall walking 2, Slithering) [6 PP]
4 + 1 + 6 + 9 + 6 = 26/26PP

Alternate Form: Flesh:
Enhanced Escape Artist 12 [3 PP]
Enhanced Strength 14 (to 24/+7) [14 PP]
Leaping 2 (x5 -- running long jump 85 feet, standing long jump 42 feet, high jump 21 feet) [2 PP]
Morph 2 (any humanoid, +10 Disguise; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; PFs: Attractive 2, Feature [No disguise penalty for changing sex]; Drawbacks: Action 3 [Full round to change appearance]) [6 PP]
3 + 14 + 2 + 6 = 25/26PP

Features 1 (Oily secretions are petrochemicals. Given sufficient time, Slick has natural access to a lubricating and flammable liquid. For example, it could be used to refuel cars, lit to provide light/heat, or to reduce friction on something it is coated on.) [1PP]

Immunity 1 (Aging) [1PP]

Regeneration 3 (Bruised 3 [no action]) [3 pp]

Speed 2 (25mph / 250ft per Move Action) [2PP]

Super Senses 4 (Normal Olfactory Sense, Extras: Accurate 2, Acute, Tracking) [4PP]

Drawbacks: -2PP

Vulnerablility (Fire Attacks; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Minor [+1 DC]) [-2PP]

DC Block

ATTACK      RANGE     SAVE                        EFFECT

Unarmed     Melee     DC22 Toughness (Staged)     Damage

Abilities (40) + Combat (22) + Saving Throws (3) + Skills (8) + Feats (15) + Powers (36) - Drawbacks (2) = 122/128 Power Points

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Woo-hoo, you don't break caps being Attractive! One idea, though: maybe make the Attractive a power feat of Slick's Morph? So the character can choose whether or not to be Attractive.

I don't think I buy the Morph as Innate. There's no reason I can see that a Nullify Chemical (or whatever your descriptor is) wouldn't alter Slick's anatomy back to its original state.

You might want to do something about the terrible exotic saves.

Have you thought about connecting this character to SHADOW?

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