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Here's a build for Fusion with her new powerset

PL: 12 (176)

Abilities: 28 pp

STR 14 (+2)

DEX 14 (+2)

CON 18 (+4)

INT 14 (+2)

WIS 14 (+2)

CHA 14 (+2)

With her octopus muscle enhancements removed, Joan is in good shape for a reporter in her early 30s. She's stronger and tougher than the average reporter, certainly. But she's not superhumanly physical in any meaningful way. It's been a long time since the Olympics in Sydney. She actually has decent Charisma, despite her aggressive personality, which is one reason why she's been a successful reporter.

Combat: 24 pp

ATK: +6 (+10 Ranged)

DEF: +10 (+3 flat-footed)

Init: +3

Grapple: +8/+28 w/TK

Fusion has never been a finesse fighter, something that's more true now than it ever has been before.

Saves: 14 pp

TOU +14 (+4 Con, +10 Protection)

FORT +7 (+3 Con, +4)

REF +7 (+2 Dex, +4)

WILL +8 (+2 Wis, +6)

Fusion is TOU-shifted, able to suck up massive punishment thanks to her new abilities. Her saves aren't that great for a PL 12 character, and I'll be buying them up with PP as time goes by

Skills: 16 pp=64 r

Bluff 8 (+10)

Concentration 8 (+10)

Diplomacy 3 (+5)

Gather Info 8 (+10)

Intimidate 17 (+19)

Knowledge: Pop Culture 3 (+5)

Language 1 (Japanese) (Base: English)

Notice 8 (+10)

Sense Motive 8 (+10)

Joan has the skills to be a pretty good reporter; she also cleans up well and makes a good appearance on TV. Her main strength, however, is in intimidation: she's a master of browbeating an answer out of a cowering criminal or shady politician, an attack journalist who grabs onto a target and never lets go. The fact that she's six feet tall with an imposing physical presence only emphasizes how terrifying she can be: and that's without her powers.

Feats: 20 pp

Attack Focus: Ranged (4)

Challenge 1 (Fast Startle)

Dodge Focus (4)

Environmental Adaptation (Underwater)


Move-By Action


Precise Shot

Skill Mastery (Gather Info, Intimidate, Notice, Sense Motive)


Power Attack

Ultimate Save (Will)

Uncanny Dodge (tactile)


I tried to blend the feats of "Red Lantern+Lois Lane" here. She's a good reporter, she stays in the know: she's also possessed of a formidable personality. She's a good fighter, specializing in terrifying the crap out of her opponents: her skill at getting around underwater. Fusion's a journalist, not a scholar: if she needs to learn more about a particular topic, she'll either ask someone who knows or she'll go to the library on her own time.

Powers: 76 pp

Psionic Fire Array [28+4=74 pp]

Move Object 14 (Heavy Load: 200 tons) (Extra: Damaging) (Flaw: Feedback) ‘flaming tentacles’

AP: Damage 14 (Extra: Ranged) ‘fires of rage’

AP: Damage 12 (Extra: Area [shapeable]) (PFs: Reverse Progression on Area [4]) ‘tentacle strike’

AP: Dazzle 14 (visual) ‘ink’d!’

AP: Fire Control 14

Fusion is damage-shifted, of course, specializing in dishing out massive hits. Her fire constructs look like flaming tentacles; indeed, her whole powerset leaves her looking much like her original appearance save that she looks like she's made of flaming lava instead of slick black leather. The Feedback flaw on Move Object lets her manifest tentacles that can be targeted and hurt by attacks. She can also just throw flaming fireballs, or tear up an area by whipping at it with her gigantic fire tentacles.

Enhanced Feat 2 (Quick Change 2) [2 pp]

She can summon her costume at will, or make any other kind of clothes she needs using sculpted constructs. I figure most of them will be red.

Flight 3 (50 MPH) [6 pp]

Immunity 9 (Life Support) [9 pp]

Impervious TOU 12 [12 pp]

Protection 10 [10 pp]

Space Travel 1 (1c) [1 pp]

Super-Senses 2 (Tremorsense) [2 pp]

She can fly (though I wish I could afford faster flight for her), even into space or underwater, and she can take tremendous hits in the process. Her Tremorsense is a callback to her old powerset, one last bit of her old abilities that survive.


abilities 28 + combat 24 + saves 14 + skills 16/64 + feats 20 + powers 76 = 176 pts

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