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Miss Rabbit

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Player Name: Miss Rabbit

Character Name: Sidestep

Power Level: 10 (150/150PP)

Trade-Offs: None

Unspent Power Points: 0

Progress To Bronze Status: 0/30

In Brief: A half-human half-realm walker.

Alternate Identity: Amy Quinn

Identity: Secret

Birthplace: Ireland

Occupation: Superhero, Self-Employed Courier

Affiliations: None

Family: Kara Quinn (mother), Ch't (father), Travelling Sideshow (surrogate aunts, uncles and cousins)

Description:

Age: 22 (DoB: April 1990)

Apparent Age: late teens

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: Irish

Height: 1.6m

Weight: 46kg

Eyes: Green

Hair: Red

Lightly freckled everywhere. Light skin. Athletic frame. Nearly flat chest. Bit of hips. Long curly hair reaches her mid back. Doesn't wear make up. Small locket with a picture of her and her mother on a small chain around her neck. Doesn't own any pants, wears dresses and skirts exclusively. When in superhero mode, she wears a large dark brown silk cloak with a hood, it goes to her feet and covers her head and body. Under the cloak she wears a white one-piece swimsuit and white ankle boots.

Power Descriptions: When she moves though the realms there is a flash of gold and silver light and a sound most commonly described as "WAWM". She can disguise the light and sound though it is still there. She can also touch a person and send them to various unpleasant realms. When she does so, they flicker back and forth with the WAWM sound effect.

History: While Amy's mother, Kara, was safe about it, she was not choosy about her partners. Consequently, when Kara got pregnant no one batted an eye, though they did wonder who the father was. Most of Kara's partners came from the small circle of fellow traveling performers, but it was through a dalliance with another sort of traveler that Amy came to be. Amy's father, Ch't (used the name Chet while here), was always interested in Earth's Realm. Ch't too was a performer, a travelling musician. He and Kara met one night after a performance of his. Neither of them knew this was going to happen so he left without even saying good night. Oh he's been to Earth realm since then, but is none the wiser of his daughter. When Amy popped out she didn't look like Kara or any of the other performers. Still, the crew was tightknit and helped Kara with the child.

Amy was a precocious child, always questioning everything. She was not hyperflexible like her mother, but she learned how to bend and stretch in various ways. Her friends were like family to her. As said, there wasn't much they did outside of the sideshow. Still, Amy always wondered about the outside world. What the people passing by were like. She got her chance to do a little bit of psychology when she was old enough to work a booth.

She learned to shill with the best of them. Oh, her increasingly serene attractiveness was all part of the act - she hooked more boys and girls than others - but she also used her inquisitiveness too. It was almost like a complete interview with some people disguised as a game or attraction. She learned alot about people there. What they liked and wanted. Well at least immediately wanted. Still, it helped her form a view of the outside world she wanted to get into.

It was around that time that she experienced movement. It wasn't grandiose, but she stepped forward to one place and was already there. She saw a quick flash of gold and silver light and a sound that sounded sort of like "WAWM". She was shocked, but no one was around to see it. She chocked it up to be a hallucination. It wasn't until a while later, when EVERYONE could see that she did it again. It was no hallucination at that point.

She was happy, yet baffled at the short jumps she could not control, but she wondered what the sound and light was about. The more she focused on it the more the uncontrolled jumping happened. So much so that she asked the owner if she could have her own side act. She didn't tell him or anyone else it was uncontrolled. She just said she thought about it and it happened, which was a half truth. The owner said that she'd have to do more than just move and show pretty lights. So she came up with an acrobatics act with her mother.

When it came time for her first act, Amy was nervous. Kara gave her a little bit of advice when it came to performing. "Pretend that no one's there and think about what makes you happiest." Amy nodded, it was some help mentally, but it didn't help her focus on the act at hand. Ththough the advice did work, well, almost. She thought about a few different places they had been before. Then her mind wandered off to other countries she had see online. She always wanted to go to Japan to see the cherry blossoms. The act started and the two began their practiced work, Amy diasppeared! She was in Japan!

It took a month before Amy could ever get the damn thing to work again. No matter how much she focused, there was just no going home. The first few nights she cried her eyes out. She slept on benches in the park. A kind family, the Akiyamas, took her in. They made her earn her keep, but she did have a place to lay her head. She eventually did reach her mother and family though the internet, but no one could go that far out of the way to come get her. They sent her some clothes and cash what they could, but the poor girl was stranded. Amy was just getting situated with the country, learning their language and connecting with its people. She thought of home one night and with a flash of light and a WAWM she was there. She still keeps in touch the Akiyamas to this day.

Everyone was happy to see her and Amy was happy to see them. She felt more in control of her powers, but she tried not to think of them too much, she didn't want to disappear again. She kept the act doing short jumps mixed with acrobatics with her mother. Cut to a couple of years later. Everyone enjoyed the show, but Amy was growing too big for her breeches. She had a healthy fixation with material things as mid-teens often do. She put two and two together and figured her powers could help her do that. She wasn't planning on being a supervillain, just knicking a few things and selling them for extra money. That didn't last long.

For about a month she was fine and no one caught on. It was her first trip to the States (by herself naturally) that caused her trouble. She saw a nice small jewelry store with some small things that would never be missed. She waited until nightfall when everything was closed and ported in. And then she couldn't move! This shop had more than an alarm system, it had a magical superperson on duty! The person called the cops and Amy was taken into juvenile justice for a string of crimes.

It would be two years before she got out again, but in those two years, she learned the meaning of being a good person and why villainy was a seriously bad thing. She learned to control her powers and use them better also. The big thing she learned though is that she was not human. Well, not partly human. She was investigated of her powers and it was found out that her father she never knew was from a race of immortal realm walkers. She wasn't just teleporting, she was moving through the realm between realms, the Cosmic Coil!

After she got out, she went back home. Her mother and family glad to see her again. Though she wouldn't stay long. She explained to them the weight of her situation. She had great power, now she had to use them responsibly. And by responsibly, she meant for the forces of good. From then on she would travel travel the world to see where she could help out. A few years later she found Freedom City. A sort of hub of heroes and villains. She would eventually get her United States citizenship and move in to Freedom.

Personality & Motivation: She is motivated by selflessness. She wants to be a hero because it's the right thing to do. In her incarceration she learned that there is more than just being a selfish twit. People needed their help and the way of the villain, while easy at first, eventually lead to destruction. She doesn't want to hurt herself or anyone else! She wants to help!

Her personality has been affected by years of being a traveler. Everyone has a story to tell, she's found out. Each story is interesting at least a little bit. No one lives in a vacuum! She's a very talkative person that wants to know everything about the people she knows. She's a bit too forward. Some would say she gets into things she knows she shouldn't. She just wants to be helpful all she can. She's no wizened sage, but she'll give her advice and lend her help to anyone. She's a very friendly girl on top of all her insistence. She never has an unkind word to say about anyone, even her foes. Oh she's a bit passive aggressive with her taunts, but never outright mean. It's something she learned when she was working with the sideshow. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Powers & Tactics: With her inborn nature of "teleporting" she can be anywhere she wants or needs to be. Despite er long range capabilities, her fighting style incorporates close ranged combat. She teleports out of the way of blows and and uses her dimension walking abilities to send her opponents to different realms for a few short seconds. She can also use her dimension walking to clear a small area of mooks.


Complications:

Flickering: Being a relative child to her powers, she will experience a bit of movement at inopportune times.

One Born Every Minute: While taking advantage of good people is beneath her, she sees her foes as rubes that it's ok to play every trick in the book on. On top of the more wary good guys not liking this type of chicanery, bad guys can trick her into believing they're more foolish than they are.

Abilities: 4 + 6 + 4 + 2 + 4 + 4 = 24PP

Strength: 14 (+2)

Dexterity: 16 (+3)

Constitution: 14 (+2)

Intelligence: 14 (+2)

Wisdom: 14 (+2)

Charisma: 14 (+2)

Combat: 8 + 8 = 16PP

Initiative: +7

Attack: +4 Melee, +4 Ranged, +8 Teleport Powers

Grapple: +6

Defense: +10 (+4 Base, +6 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed

Knockback: -5

Saving Throws: 4 + 9 + 4 = 17PP

Toughness: +10 (+2 Con, +8 Protection)

Fortitude: +6 (+2 Con, +4)

Reflex: +12 (+3 Dex, +9)

Will: +6 (+2 Wis, +4)

Skills: 100R = 25PP

Acrobatics 12 (+15)Skill Mastery

Bluff 8 (+10, +14 Attractive)Skill Mastery

Diplomacy 8 (+10, +14 Attractive)

Escape Artist 12 (+15)Skill Mastery

Knowledge (pop culture) 3 (+5)

Knowledge (current events) 3 (+5)

Language 3 (English, Japanese, Russian, Shelta/Cant)

Notice 8 (+10)Skill Mastery

Perform (dance) 3 (+5)

Search 8 (+10)Skill Mastery

Sense Motive 8 (+10)Skill Mastery

Sleight of Hand 12 (+15)Skill Mastery

Stealth 12 (+15)Skill Mastery

Feats: 18PP

Acrobatic Bluff

Assessment

Attractive

Challenge (Fast Acrobatic Bluff)

Contacts

Distract (Bluff)

Dodge Focus 6

Evasion 2

Improved Initiative

Skill Mastery 2 (Acrobatics, Bluff, Escape Artist, Notice, Search, Sense Motive, Sleight of Hand, Stealth)

Uncanny Dodge (auditory)

Powers: 41 + 1 + 8 = 50PP

Array 17 (Feats: Alternate Power 7) [41PP] (access to the realm between realms, Dimensional)

Base Power: Teleport 9 (walking through the realms, Dimensional; Extras: Accurate; Feats: Change Direction, Change Velocity, Easy, Hide In Plain Sight, Quick Change, Subtle, Turnabout) {34/34}

Alternate Power: Communication 9 (auditory; talking through the realms, Dimensional; Extras: Area; Feats: Dimensional 3, Selective, Subtle) {32/34}

Alternate Power: Damage 12 (the realm of pain, Dimensional; Extras: Penetrating; Feats: Accurate 2, Affects Insubstantial 2, Precise, Variable Descriptor [any one energy]) {30/34}

Alternate Power: Damage 10 (quick surprise attacks, Dimensional; Extras: Area [Targeted, Burst], Selective Attack; Feats: Accurate 2, Affects Insubstantial 2) {34/34}

Alternate Power: ESP 9 (auditory and visual; looking and listening through the realms, Dimensional; Feats: Dimensional 3, Rapid 3, Subtle) {34/34}

Alternate Power: Move Object 12 (push and pull through the realms, Dimensional; Feats: Accurate 2, Affects Insubstantial 2, Precise) {29/34}

Alternate Power: Nauseate 12 (the realm of sickness, Dimensional; Feats: Accurate 2, Affects Insubstantial 2, Precise) {29/34}

Alternate Power: Paralyze 12 (the realm of madness, Dimensional; Feats: Accurate 2, Affects Insubstantial 2, Precise) {29/34}

Immunity 1 (aging) [1PP]

Protection 8 [8PP]

Drawbacks: (-0) + (-0) = -0PP

DC Block

ATTACK                     RANGE                SAVE                        EFFECT

Unarmed                    Touch                DC17 Toughness (Staged)     Damage (Physical)

The Realm of Pain          Touch                DC27 Toughness (Staged)     Damage (Energy)

Quick Surprise Attacks     50' Burst Radius     DC25 Toughness (Staged)     Damage (Physical)

The Realm of sickness      Touch                DC22 Fortitude (Staged)     Nauseate

The Realm of Madness       Touch                DC22 Will      (Staged)     Paralyze

Totals: Abilities (24) + Combat (16) + Saving Throws (17) + Skills (25) + Feats (18) + Powers (50) - Drawbacks (0) = 150/150 Power Points

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Just a note, the Progression (Slow Fade) feat does not apply to status effects like Paralyse or Nauseate (For obvious reasons, 1 PP to make these effects become absolutely crippling).

You can increase the length of these effects by adding the more expensive duration modifier (see p17 Ultimate Power), making it concentration duration (if you concentrate, the target gets a new save at 1 minute, 5 minutes, so on as per progression, if you stop concentrating it reverts back to 1 save / round. +1 to roll each successive save), or sustained duration (as above, but you don't need to concentrate - although if you do the cumulative +1 to each save is eliminated).

Technically status duration effects can be bought up to Continuous, although these type of powers are highly unlikely to be approved here, unless there is some other limitation (like Mind Control only working on animals, for instance).

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... Huhn. I'm assuming everything under the Array header is in fact part of the Array? That is, the Teleport is the base power and everything else are Alternate Powers?

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... Huhn. I'm assuming everything under the Array header is in fact part of the Array? That is, the Teleport is the base power and everything else are Alternate Powers?
Yeah, i haven't got the formatting done.

Just a note, the Progression (Slow Fade) feat does not apply to status effects like Paralyse or Nauseate (For obvious reasons, 1 PP to make these effects become absolutely crippling).
It's mentioned a couple of times in Avenger's character thread, so i asked him and he said it was OK. I think Doc and Gizmo chimed in and said it was OK also. Also, it doesn't make it continuous, it just lengthen the times between saves. Instead of getting a save every round, they get one every minute.

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I'll refer that question on slow fade to status effects to the ref team, Rabbit! Aside from it not being in the core rules, applying 1 rank of this to a status effect (a 1 PP feat), which gives a save every increment on the progression table, is effectively the same as buying the duration of the effect up to sustained (which is two ranks of the duration extra, in this case 20 PP) which does the same thing (a new save every increment on the progression table).

This doesn't add up so hold that thought until we clear it up!

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There may have been some confusion on both ends, Miss; I don't recall discussing this and certainly not signing off on it.

To give you some context on why this would be problematic in practice, very few fights are going to actually last ten rounds in the first place. 'A new check every minute' might as well read 'they're not getting another check before the fight's over' in effect. That would be a little much for 1PP!

Anyway, as Cape said, he's clearing the question up behind the scenes, so I'll let him get back to you on this, just chiming in since I saw my name!

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Rabbit, I think the conclusion by the Ref team is that the feat in question is not allowed.

Don't let that discourage you from the character (or the site) :) The above seems a good first draft, enjoy!

Ill make one further note. As you can only change an array power once a round, the turn around feat on teleport is somewhat redundant...in a round you could teleport, then change to an attack power, and attack, but you would not be able to change back to teleport to make another jump as per the "turn about" rules.

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The advice I gave was mistaken, given while I was in the middle of several things at work and without checking the rulebooks or anything Steve Kenson (the game's creator) may have said (and he does have something to say on the matter). Sorry for misleading.

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Okay, three things stick out to me about the story, not a Ref so take it with a few shakers of salt.

1) Who was her father? Even if she doesn't know(yet?) IC, people need to know OOC.

2) Most people in Japan are taught English in school, unless she fell through a time warp she'd find lots of people who could understand her, even if only police trnaslators who would want to know who the living Hell this random Irish woman was and what she was doing there.

3) How did being in juvenile detention help her worldview, specifically?

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1) Who was her father? Even if she doesn't know(yet?) IC, people need to know OOC.
Know one knows. Not even me yet! It'll be a story later on most likely.

3) How did being in juvenile detention help her worldview, specifically?
It was a supers-type juvie. I figured it would have some villain rehab type program.

2) Most people in Japan are taught English in school, unless she fell through a time warp she'd find lots of people who could understand her, even if only police trnaslators who would want to know who the living Hell this random Irish woman was and what she was doing there.
Oi. This is a snarl then. Any suggestions from the peanut gallery?

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Maybe she was taken in by a kindly(and space-having) family during her stay, but as they were of little means they couldn't do much except feed, house and clothe her and serve as an address for the gifts her friends and family sent?

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Also, one small thing: what about using Confuse instead of Paralyze for the Realm of Madness attack?

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It's a choice. The place she puts them shocks them (figuratively, not literally). I don't think a real hero would intentionally try to drive someone insane.

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