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Scholar (PL10) - Ecalsneerg (Platinum)

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Player Name: Ecalsneerg

Character Name: Scholar

Power Level: 10 (156/158PP)

Trade-Offs: +0 Attack / -0 Damage, +3 Defense / -3 Toughness (in normal form)

Unspent PP: 2

Progress to Impervium Status: 8/150 (Platinum status already earned by Geckoman)

In Brief: Last survivor of a super-advanced race

Alternate Identities: Jeni Frey, Jennifer Fray [human alias]

Identity: Secret

Birthplace: The City-Spire of Eschan

Occupation: Chrononaut, superhero, xenobiologist

Affiliations: Formerly the Chrononauts

Family: Deceased in their entirety

Age: 106 (DoB: February, 33021)

Apparent Age: Late twenties

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: Apparently Caucasian

Height: 5'4''

Weight: 130 lbs

Eyes: Green

Hair: Blonde

Description: [floatr]LEXMAS---Chloe-obnoxious-5.jpg[/floatr]While her shapechanging abilities mean Jeni can take the form of many creatures, Jeni's default form is of a small, slim female woman with quite short blond hair. Her piercing eyes are green, although this is not in fact their natural amber colour but a result of the abundance of nitrogen in Earth's atmosphere being internalized by her body.

When acting as Scholar, wears a black bodyglove embossed up the sides of the legs and arms, and on its front, with silver Kaironian letters. Atop this, she wears a leather jacket acquired on Earth. Due to a special technological device, these clothes transform with her when she shapeshifts, enlarging or merging into the new form as desired through the adjustment of their molecular structure, or by temporarily shunting them to a pocket dimension.

Power Descriptions: Scholar's Shapeshifting takes the form of rewriting and differentiating her entire genetic and cellular structure temporarily, pulling/dispersing any needed excess mass from/to a pocket dimension. This takes the form of a brief transformation of about five seconds, where her form visibly warps and twists until it reaches the desired form. The use of her mental abilities, such as her Quickness or Strike, cause her eyes to visibly flicker as her brain processes work overtime.

Her rejuvenation power works through the absorption of enough atmospheric nitrogen to completely replace and regrow every cell of her body, taking the form of a green glow enveloping every square centimetre of skin.

History: Kairos was a glorious world, spinning on its axis yet unable to orbit, pinned as it was between a red and a yellow sun. The people of the planet lived amid sunlight, except when they retreated into the cool caverns carved into the many canyons on the surface. Over the centuries, they steadily developed a thriving society, the carved caves replaced with great cities, half underground and half basking in the red and yellow glows of two suns.

The seat of government was the amber spire, a tower of translucent metal and stone which trapped and mixed the red and yellow light, making the tower glow with amber light. Here, great breakthroughs were made in sciences of all sorts, culminating in their greatest technology, that of time travel. Through this medium, a High Council-approved team of superheroes, the Chrononauts, traveled back, halting disasters in the past before they could happen in the present.

At the time of the Terminus attack, their newest recruit was the Scholar, Jeni Frey, a hugely intelligent young woman who had made such great breakthroughs in xenobiology that she had altered her own DNA to be able to assume the forms of alien lifeforms. A naive, somewhat gullible woman, she was perhaps too sweet for a team with such a difficult task.

The Chrononauts nearly destroyed their own timestream during the Invasion, traveling back so often that in one instance three incarnations of the team, only a few hours separated from one another, fought upon the same battlefield. But, eventually, one by one, they were struck down, and the ever dwindling team found themselves unable to save each other as the sheer level of casualties led to the race of Kaironians being a couple of hundred surviving refugees, and the High Council.

But it came to pass that, in order to save themselves, the High Council were willing to step into Omega's service, granting him their time travel technology. And, for all that they were a government sanctioned and funded team, the Chrononauts were not bad men and women. And thus they put into action a plan to keep such a powerful weapon out of Omega's plan. While the rest of the team stalled, Jeni was to link the hearts of the twin suns through hyperspace, and scourge the planet, killing Kaironian and Omegadrone alike.

But, one by one, the Chrononauts fell to Omega's servants and to the treacherous Council members, trying desperately to both stall for time and to prevent the slaughter of the refugees as they were cut down or sent to the Omegadrone furnaces by the Council they thought would protect them. Eventually Jeni was left fleeing for the few operational chronopods, hoping to escape before detonation. Circumstances soon forced her to detonate prematurely, scouring the planet even as her pod was hurled free of the blast, damaged beyond all hope of repair. The stabiliser annihilated, the chronopod travelled across untold lightyears, half the multiverse and more centuries than were in all of known history, until she crash landed on a strange water-coated planet called Earth.

Staggering out of the wreckage, mortally wounded, Jeni realised that she had bean glowing with a green light. And, as she fell to her knees, she felt her entire body changing...

Personality & Motivation: Jeni's motivation is best summed up as "not here, not again". Her own planet was destroyed through invasion, and she refuses to let this happen to this primitive planet of dumb apes. They don't deserve it. In addition, as a superhero on her own home world, she sees no reason why she should stop acting in that regard and allow petty crime to get past her on Earth too.

While she admires human creativity and how fast they've developed technologically, she nonetheless is frustrated simply by the average human's lack of intelligence. Additionally, she views her home world with rose tinted spectacles, and thus has a level of disdain for Earth compared to this idealized vision. She will flick back and froth from haughty and proud, to enthusiastic and happy about what's going on around her, simply depending on what mood she's in.

Powers & Tactics: Jeni Frey is a Kaironian, and not only that, but unusually intelligence for a race already generally smarter than your average human. As such, a lot of her powers come from simply being of another race. She doesn't age nearly as fast as a human being, is significantly tougher and more resilient, and only needs 4 hours of sleep a day. Additionally, if she should die, her body is capable of reconstituting the damaged cells in her body and "rejuvenate" her appearance, with the drawback of radically altering her cell structure and neurological pathways in the process, radically altering her appearance and subtly altering her personality.

Her great intelligence affords her a lot of abilities simply from applying it in unique ways. Ordinarily her mind works many times faster than a normal humans, and when focused away from her usual knowledge base, can be applied to rapidly learning any language simply through ascertaining context and body language. She can also observe opponents in combat to discover their weak points, and in order to place her strikes in the optimum position to cause damage.

Due to her xenobiological expertise, however, she has an additional superpower over those of her race, and is capable of shapeshifting into any creature whose DNA she has come into contact with. This consists of a wide array of alien races and beasts from a wide array of worlds and time periods. Unfortunately, not being long on Earth, it does not consist of many Earth creatures, making it hard to use her powers to blend in.


Complications:

Bizarre Alien Biology: Jeni's biology when not shapeshifted is very different from the human norm despite her external appearance. Her three lungs and hailing from a high-oxygen atmosphere means she is vulnerable (x1.5 DC) to inhaled gas attacks, and the sheer level of iron in her blood makes her set off metal detectors.

Funny Little Human Brains: While Jeni tends to like Earth, and its human population, in moments of stress, she is apt to insult the race and their shortcomings. This may undo any hard work she's done ingratiating herself prior to that point.

Look At The Ears!: Jeni isn't 100% sure why she didn't die and instead came back in a different body. This is going to take some time to adjust to, exacerbated by her inability to shapeshift into her old body.

Never Again: Jeni's hatred for the Terminus exceeds that of most superheroes. If she thinks Omega and his armies are behind an event, she will do anything to bring them down, unless someone succeeds in talking her down.

Not Human: While Jeni looks human, can turn human, it's sometimes very apart in her eyes and body language how inhuman she can be, causing uneasiness or even fear.

The Last Kaironian: Jeni has a huge case of survivor's guilt, having been partly responsible for making herself the last of her kind.

Abilities: 8 + 4 + 8 + 16 + 8 + 4 = 48PP

Strength 18 (+4)

Dexterity 14 (+2)

Constitution 18 (+4)

Intelligence 30/26 (+10/+8)

Wisdom 18 (+4)

Charisma 14 (+2)

Combat: 12 + 12 = 24PP

Initiative: +8, +10 w/ Enhanced Intelligence

Attack: +6, +10 melee

Grapple: +12

Defense: +13 (+6 Base, +7 Dodge Focus), +3 Flat-Footed

Knockback: -3

Saving Throws: 3 + 3 + 5 = 11PP

Toughness: +7 (+4 Con, +3 Protection)

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

Reflex: +5 (+2 Dex, +3)

Will: +9 (+4 Wis, +5)

Skills: 40R = 10PP

Intimidate 7 (+10)

Knowledge (life sciences) 10 (+18, +20 with Enhanced Intelligence, Skill Mastery)

Knowledge (physical sciences) 5 (+13, +15 with Enhanced Intelligence, Skill Mastery)

Knowledge (technology) 5 (+13, +15 with Enhanced Intelligence, Skill Mastery)

Language 1 (English, native: Kairon)

Medicine 6 (+10)

Sense Motive 6 (+10, Skill Mastery)

Feats: 17PP

Attack Focus (melee) 4

Dodge Focus 7

Inventor

Jack of all Trades

Luck

Master Plan

Skill Mastery (Knowledge [Life Sciences], Knowledge [Physical Sciences], Knowledge [Technology], Sense Motive)

Speed of Thought

Powers: 1 + 1 + 3 + 7 + 27 + 7 = 46PP

Feature 1 (temporal inertia) [1PP] (temporal)

Immunity 2 (aging, need for sleep; Flaws: Limited to half effect [-1]) [1PP] (bizarre alien biology)

Protection 3 (durable skeleton and muscle tissue) [3PP] (bizarre alien biology)

Regeneration 6 (Resurrection/5 minutes; Power Feats: Reincarnation) [7PP] (bizarre alien biology)

Shapeshift 3 (15pp of traits; Extras: Continuous [+1]) [27PP] (dimensional, mutation)

Sample Shapeshift Configurations:

Six Foot Long Mutant Cockroach

Enhanced Attack Focus (melee) 3 [3PP]; Enhanced Strength 6 (total 20 (+5))[6PP]; Flight 1 Speed 1 (10MPH) [1PP]; Super-Senses 3 (tremorsense [extended 1]) [3PP]; Super-Strength 1 (Heavy load: 400 lbs) [2PP] (15/15PP)

Alien Sludge Beast

Snare 6 (Extras: Engulf [+0], PFs: Accurate 2) [14PP]; Insubstantial 1 (goo) [5PP]; Reduced Dodge Focus 4 (total defence +9, +3 flat-footed) [-4PP] (15/15PP)

Panthera Awesome

Enhanced Strength 12 (total 26 (+8)) [12PP]; Leaping 1 (x2 distance) [1PP]; Speed 2 (25MPH) [2PP]; Super-Senses 2 (low light vision, scent) [2PP], No Hands [-4PP] (13/15PP)

Tri-Sected Brain Array 3 (6pp, Power Feats: Alternate Power) [7PP] (brain power, intelligence)

Base Power: Enhanced Intelligence 4 [4PP] and Quickness 4 (x25 speed; Flaws: Limited to mental actions [-1] [2PP] {4+2=6/6}

Alternate Power: Comprehend 3 (speak/understand/read all languages) {6/6}

DC Block:

ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT
Normal unarmed Touch DC 17 Toughness (Staged) Damage
Analytical Strike 2 Touch DC 19 Toughness (Staged) Damage, Improved Critical 1

Abilities (48) + Combat (24) + Saving Throws (11) + Skills (10) + Feats (17) + Powers (46) - Drawbacks (0) = 156/158 Power Points

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The reason for the backstory cutting short is that I plan for her debut to be her crashing into Freedom City and rejuvenating, although I have written her description, personality, motivation, complication and entire stat block as her "second" incarnation. For completeness, the rough details of the short-lived first Jeni are as such:

The First Jeni

Jeni's first incarnation was much younger and more naive compared to her cynical, pragmatic second incarnation. However, both are remarkable geniuses with a genuine sense of altruism.

Unfortunately, in the crash which stranded her on Earth, the first Jeni died due to shrapnel from the chronopod's destruction, rejuvenating into her younger second form.

Description: [floatr]Trillian2.jpg[/floatr] In her first incarnation, Jeni looks slightly older, being a hundred years old and looking in her thirties. Unlike her second incarnation, she looks more fragile, with blue eyes, pale skin and dark hair and a slightly waifish appearance. She favours the plain white and silver jumpsuits which are the standard Chrononaut uniform, not having been a member long enough to have really developed the customization usual to the group.

Personality & Motivation: Having to yet realise the full corruption of the Kaironian High Council, and because of her relative youth for her race, Jeni is rather naive and gullible. Friendly and polite to most everyone she meets, she is nonetheless rather distracted due to her high intelligence and hyper-awareness in this incarnation. She wants to help her people out of a genuine sense of altruism and a form on intellect-based noblesse oblige, feeling that since she has the power to make a difference... she should.

Stats:

This Jeni likely had a lower attack and defence bonus, being not so used to combat and more used to intellectual works. Her gullible but friendly nature probably meant she had less Bluff and Sense Motive, and a decent Diplomacy score.

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Ecal,

No serious issues with the crunch, not that I expected to find any. A low-level Ability array isn't particularly problematic, IMO. One thing I wasn't clear on: is her homeworld in our dimension's past/future, or is she from another dimension altogether? Or another dimension's past/future?

A couple of small backstory issues: If I were you, I'd throw in something about her homeworld being depopulated before its destruction. (i.e; the Council had betrayed the rest of the population to the Omegadrone furnaces, or they'd all simply died in the fighting) I have no problem with a character protecting the multiverse from time-travel in Omega's hands and scorching the would-be Annihilists on the way out the door (it was a very heroic thing to do, backstory wise), but leaving the civilians behind to fry (even as a mercy-kill) seems a little dark for these quarters.

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Ecal,

No serious issues with the crunch, not that I expected to find any. A low-level Ability array isn't particularly problematic, IMO. One thing I wasn't clear on: is her homeworld in our dimension's past/future, or is she from another dimension altogether? Or another dimension's past/future?

A couple of small backstory issues: If I were you, I'd throw in something about her homeworld being depopulated before its destruction. (i.e; the Council had betrayed the rest of the population to the Omegadrone furnaces, or they'd all simply died in the fighting) I have no problem with a character protecting the multiverse from time-travel in Omega's hands and scorching the would-be Annihilists on the way out the door (it was a very heroic thing to do, backstory wise), but leaving the civilians behind to fry (even as a mercy-kill) seems a little dark for these quarters.

It's in the future (she was born in 33021 :P), and it's another dimension. And I can edit in that the rest of the population died in the fighting.

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