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Player Name: Thunder King
Character Name: Crimson Tiger
Power Level: 10/12 (156/192)
Trade-Offs: +3 Attack / -3 Damage, +2 Defense / -2 Toughness
Unspent Power Points: 36

In Brief: Muay Thai fighting legacy hero

Alternate Identity: Mali Benjawan
Identity: Secret
Birthplace: Freedom City
Occupation: Lives with parents, does chores and responsibilities around the house
Affiliations: Claremont Academy
Family: Father Annan, mother Apsari

Description:
Age: 20 DoB: August 5th, 1995
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Thai
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 150
Eyes: brown
Hair: black

Mali has a pretty, if unremarkable face, with bright eyes and a wide smile. She carries the attitude of a fun loving, sweet young woman. If she's happy, her eyes are like a clear sky. When she's angry or spoiling for a fight, her eyes narrow and become more like a thunderstorm. She has a sinister-looking grin that she adopts when enjoying a fight.

She stands at a little over five and a half feet tall, and packs far more muscle onto her slender frame than most would suspect. She favors comfortable, stylish clothing in the latest brands, no longer caring how people react to her physique.

She keeps her hair short and often slightly spiky. Since graduating Claremont, she has gotten a lip stud in the middle of her bottom lip, and a tattoo of a tiger on her back near her shoulder.

Mali's costume is red and black, designed to resemble a stylized tiger. Her mask covers most of her face. She wears black boots and gloves. The costume is form fitting yet flexible, to allow her to take advantage of her natural agility.

History: Mali has walked two paths for her entire life. Her father believes that she should be allowed to choose her own path, and has for her entire life. She likes the taste of Thai cooking (and asian cooking in general), is a Buddhist, and adheres to many Thai traditions. Still, she listens to American music, watches American movies, and embraces her home country.

Her family is well off due to her grandfather having invested his money well in the stock market years ago. Her father took that to heart and became an accountant. Now he makes money advising people on how to invest their funds, and invests his own funds wisely.

One night, when she was twelve years old, her father sat her next to him and told her a story, the story of Black Tiger, her great-grandfather. Black Tiger had likely been Thailand's first true super hero. He told her stories that his father had told him, how Black Tiger fought against the oppressive government. How he was a champion Thai boxer. Mali sat beside him, eyes wide with wonder. Her great grandfather sounded like an unparalleled warrior. He sounded like the kind of man who's legacy could be followed. Mali did not tell her father, but it was on that day that she resolved to follow in his footsteps.

Over the next few years, Mali began taking her Muay Thai training seriously. Her father had been teaching her for exercise and self defense purposes for a few years, but she barely paid attention. Now a fierce fire burned within her that he both admired and worried about.

At fourteen, she handily beat her father in a spar. On that day, he abandoned his nickname for her 'little kitten', and changed it to 'little tiger'. She grinned in triumph, knowing she was closer to her goal.

She resolved that by her twenty first birthday, she would debut as a superhero. On a cool autumn evening, Benjawan Mali put on her costume and became the Crimson Tiger. She did not, however, anticipate that her father would discover her new double life. He was upset, but, was willing to forgive her. It was decided; she would enroll at Claremont.

Mali vanished over the summer for over a month. As far as anyone at home knew, she was visiting family in Thailand. It was only a partial truth.

In truth, she was in Thailand. She found an old trainer, one of the true masters. By day she studied under him. It took time to convince him to train a girl, but her skill impressed him enough to pass his techniques on to her.

By night, she cut her teeth on Bangkok. She and her cousin Tarrin worked in conjunction, enabling her to sharpen her skills to greater heights.

Upon her return to Freedom City towards the end of the summer, she refocused on her crime fighting.

Personality & Motivation: Benjawan Mali has no great tragedies in her life. Her parents and both sets of grandparents are alive, and prosperous. No great pain drives her to heroics. She has no guilt, and no angst. What drives her is a burning desire for justice, and a love for a good fight.

She is dutiful and respectful to her family and friends, and they love her for it. When in costume, however, she is a different person. She hides a wild streak that loves adventure, action, and a good fight. She tends to be unflappable in a crisis and keeps a level head. Overall, Mali is driven by an inner fire that makes her go out and do things in the world.

Powers & Tactics:
Mali, the Crimson Tiger, is a Muay Thai fighter. She uses a brutal, efficient, and painful martial art. Against ordinary humans and thugs, she emphasizes fast and efficient take downs. When she's against a superhuman foe, however, she lays on the hurt the best she can. She is a pragmatic combatant that knows that some foes are too strong to fight fair. She wil fight dirty if she feels she needs to. She will never kill, but she knows her enemies might try.



Complications:
Secret: Very few people know she is the Crimson Tiger, and she prefers to keep it that way.
Family: As yet, Mali is not on her own, so she has duties to her family she must fufill
Body Image: Mali is a muscular woman. She fears that this might put people off.
Enemies in Low Places: Crimson Tiger's tendency to hit the streets means some criminals will know her by reputation.
The New Girl: Mali is pretty new to Claremont, and exposure to super powers in general.
Never Again: She hates the thought of hurting people, despite her love of fighting. These two concepts inevitably clash.
Punching Drug Dealers: Mali has a special distaste for the drug trade which could be exploited by the right people.
Violence is never the answer (but it sure is fun): Mali loves a good scrap, and unless her foe is clearly beyond her, she'd rather settle things with a fight than with words.


Abilities: 14 + 8 + 6 + 4 + 6 + 4 = 42PP
Strength: 24 (+7)
Dexterity: 18 (+4)
Constitution: 16 (+3)
Intelligence: 14 (+2)
Wisdom: 16 (+3)
Charisma: 14 (+2)

Combat: 10 + 8 = 18PP
Initiative: +7
Attack: +13 Melee, +5 Ranged +13 Chakram
Grapple: +18
Defense: +12 (+4 Base, +8 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed
Knockback: -3, -2 flat-footed

Saving Throws: 5 + 5 + 5 = 15PP
Toughness: +7 (+3 Con, +2 Defensive Roll, +2 under-costume), +5 flat-footed
Fortitude: +8 (+3 Con, +5)
Reflex: +9 (+4 Dex, +5)
Will: +8 (+3 Wis, +5)


Skills: 92R = 23PP
Acrobatics 12 (+16)Skill Mastery
Diplomacy 9 (+11)
Drive 8 (+12)
Escape Artist 8 (+12)Skill Mastery
Intimidate 9 (+11)
Knowledge (streetwise) 9 (+11)
Language 1 (English [Native], Thai)
Notice 9 (+12)
Search 9 (+11)
Sense Motive 9 (+12)Skill Mastery
Stealth 9 (+13)Skill Mastery
 
Feats: 54PP
Accurate Attack
Acrobatic Bluff
All-Out attack
Assessment
Attack Focus Melee 8
Attack Specialization 4 (Chakram)
Benefit (wealth)
Challenge (Fast Acrobatic Bluff)
Dazzling Attack
Defensive Roll 2
Dodge Focus 8
Elusive Target
Equipment 6
Evasion 2
Fearless
Improved Grapple
Improved Initiative 1
Luck 2
Move-by action
Paralyzing Attack
Power Attack
Prone Fighting
Set Up
Skill Mastery (Acrobatics, Escape Artist, Sense Motive, Stealth)
Stunning Attack
Takedown Attack 2
Uncanny Dodge (hearing)
Ultimate Effort (Toughness Saves)

 

 

Equipment 25EP = 5PP

Tigercycle [12EP] Motorcycle
Size: Medium. Str 20 [2EP], Toughness +8 [3EP]
Features [2EP]
Alarm 2 (DC 25)
Powers [5EP]
Speed 5 (250 mph / 2,500 feet per Move action) [5 EP]

Chakram: Blast 2 (PFs: Mighty 4, Ricochet 1) [9EP]

Flashlight [1 EP]

Under-Costume Armor: Protection 2 [2EP]

Grapple Gun: Super-Movement 3, Slow Fall, Swinging Wall-Crawling, [6 EP]
 

 

 


Powers: 1 + 1 +2 = 4PP

Leaping 1 (x2; running long jump 30 feet, standing long jump 15 feet, high jump 7 feet) [1PP]

Speed 1 (10 mph / 100 feet per Move action) [1PP]
 
Super Senses 2 (Accurate Hearing) [2PP]

DC Block:

 

 

 

ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT

Unarmed Touch DC 22 Toughness (staged) Damage (Physical)

Chakram Touch DC 21 Toughness (staged) Damage (physical)

Stunning Attack Touch DC 17 Fortitude Stun

Dazzling Attack Touch DC 17 Fortitude Auditory Dazzle

Paralyzing Attack Touch DC 17 Fortitude Paralyze

 

 


Totals: Abilities (36) + Combat (18) + Saving Throws (15) + Skills (23) + Feats (54) + Powers (4) - Drawbacks (0) = 156/192 Power Points

 

Edited by Fox
+1pp for November 2021
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Overall, this looks good!

One small typo I see: "One night, when she was twelve years old, her father sat her next to him and told her a story, the story of Black Tiger"

A few concerns about that NONE occupation: what's she doing to keep herself fed and sheltered? Is she still living at home with her parents, mooching off them? Is she going to college? Basically, what's she doing when she's not patrolling & kicking bad guys?

Her stats need a few minor tweaks:

:arrow: Even though she has Uncanny Dodge, you do still need to list her flat-footed defense (as 1/2 her 'base' Defense, or in this case +2). Uncanny Dodge does not protect you from being flat-footed in all situations, only in certain ones, and will be useless if she's been deafened (Auditory Dazzle) or in some sort of silence effect (Auditory Obscure).

:arrow: :arrow: Since having an odd-numbered 'base' Defense is a somewhat poor purchase, I'd suggest either buying it up to +6 (flat-footed Defense would increase to +3), or down to +4 (flat-footed Defense would remain at +2).

:arrow: Similarly, since she has Defensive Roll, you need to list her lat-footed Toughness (which, in her case, would be +3). Note that this also affects her Knockback, reducing it to -2 when flat-footed.

:arrow: Under Skills, we usually note which language is a speaker's native one. There's no real mechanical reason for doing so, it's more a flavor thing.

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I noted a native language, but technically she's bilingual from an early age. As a descendant of people from Thailand, her parents have taught her both languages. She's more comfortable speaking English, so that's listed as native.

Added proper flat-footed Defense

Added Flat-footed toughness

Changed based defense to 4, bought up Dodge Focus by 1, bought Assessment to make up the difference

Hopefully that's it

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How does she have Benefit (Wealth) -- "Professional employment, often requiring a graduate degree (doctor, lawyer, etc.), owner of a small business, or you draw a regular stipend from some inheritance; Upper middle class or lower upper class" -- if she just "does chores and responsibilities around the house"? Are her parents wealthy? If so, how?

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