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Protonik (PL13 NPC, Tier 2)

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Player Name: Arichamus
Character Name: Protonik
Power Level: 13 195/195PP
Trade-Offs: -2 Defense/ +2 Toughness, -2 Attack/+2 Damage
Unspent Power Points: 0

In Brief: Nuclear-powered Russian champion of the common man.

Alternate Identity: Aleksander Solokov, the Proletarian.
Identity: Public
Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia.
Occupation: Nuclear fission physicist, superhero.
Affiliations: Russian Guard, Russia, the U.N.
Family: No direct relatives living.

Age: DOB: 1963, June 7th
Apparent Age: 40
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: North Russian
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 184 Lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Black, small greying streaks.

Protonik is a muscular, tall and handsomely-weathered man, with a gentle face lined by care and worry, and not a little sadness. He wears a sleeveless brown-and-white form-fitting spandex article; with a golden segmented 'Y' emblazoned on a brown triangle over his costume's chest, a brown and golden belt, a majestic white cape, and brown boots and gloves rimmed with white piping.
His hair is long, black and streaked with slight grays, and his startling green eyes stand in contrast to his lightly tanned skin. He's a man bursting with energy and kindness, with a smile for anyone. His voice is a soft baritone tinged with a Siberian accent.

Aleksander Solokov, conversely, is a stooped nuclear scientist with a withdrawn and quiet nature, thick glasses and a rather solemn mien. A quiet, nondescript sort of guy who blends in well with the crowd.

Power Descriptions:
(Nuclear, Radiation)
Protonik is infused with nuclear power by his very soul, and manifests it as a soft green glow when using his powers, especially his ability to fire nuclear lasers from his eyes, and breath radiation that seals wounds and repairs damage on the atomic level to the body from his mouth.

Aleksander Solokov was born in the far northern city of irkutsk, a place with a long history as a site for transporting those who fell under the wrath of the old Czars. His parents, engingeers Artur and Isidora Solokov, were both loyal to the Soviet Union, and did their best to instill similar patriotism in their son. To their credit, Aleksander soon showed himself to be an exemplary young man; quick-witted, even-headed and brave, he soon made a name for himself with regards to his scholarly aptitude, especially the study of nuclear physics, in which time even then there were still some mysteries to be solved. At an astonishingly young age, he even became a laboratory assistant to some of the Union's greatest nuclear phsycists, who he impressed deeply by his command and understanding of the field. Working beside lumnaries such as Dr. Mina Kosmova in the near-legendary Science City, when the Russian government was heavily invested in "creating" superhumans while still in his teens, he discovered a hypothetical process that could enable one to split atoms at will should they be exposed to psionically-treated substances that had been bathed in the radiation of the unleashed atom.

In June 1978, the necessary equipment, including a vat of heavy water, was carefully moved to the Kola Peninsula, and was lowered with great care by crane into one of the boreholes that had been drilled there. The SG-3 borehole, at around 12, 260 metres(40,230ft.) deep, it had been practically tailor-made for the experiment, which Aleksander and his associates wished to make as non-threatening to surface life as possible. At 6.43 P.M., June 23rd, Aleksander Solokov was lowered into the tank of psionically-charged heavy water. Fifteen seconds afterwards, a column of nuclear fire blasted out of the borehole, reaching a height of five-hundred feet above the ground before dissipating as quickly as it had coalesced. To the shocked eyes of the crew, the dozens of scientists, engineers, platoon of soldiers and the small squad of powers who had taken the equipment to its resting place, the young physicist arose out of the borehole, glowing a vivid emerald color, a smiling mouth shining with a healing light, and a pair of smouldering eyes from which the unleashed power had surged.

For a short time Aleksander reveled in his new power, good-naturedly calling himself 'The Proletarian', in reference to the Centurion and to honor his still-humble parents(to whose well-being a substantial amount of his wages goes to), who he wished to honor through good works. The Party considered the gallant young man a perfect symbol, and had him touring the Union regularly to present to its citizens an example of what any who tried could become, carefully eliding over the fact that not a single other test of the process had had any effect whatsoever, none knowing that in the menacing days of the Cosmic Mnd's control of the City, the notes Aleksander had worked off of had mysteriousy vanished. The dissolution of the U.S.S.R. a little more than a decade after he had begun his heroic career meant that he was soon forced to focus on keeping his normal life together instead of going around righting wrongs, though he did manage to assist the newly-forming Russian Guard in defending people from attacks by rogue superhumans and jilted geniuses.

The Terminus invasion in 1993 brought him into the public eye once again, when Omegadrones poured into the world, including the city of Buynaksk on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, sent there to obtain a powerful and ancient weapon sunk into the water. In a furious battle that lit up the sky for dozens of miles around, the nuclear physicist turned the invading force into a softly glowing pile of shattered metal and bodies, and rocketed off to join the fight Omega had forced upon the world. He wasn't in Freedom City when the Centurion struck the blow that cracked open the extradimensional tyrant's armor(hordes off the coast saw to that), but he managed to attend the funeral of the man who had partially inspired his own attempt at heroics, and there met many other heroes who were glad to have the powerful Russian on their side, and to whom he introduced himself by the name 'Protonik'.

He became firm friends with most of the Freedom League over the years after the Invasion, and has become a well-respected source of information on the European powers scene, especially young metas who needed instruction in using their abilities. For all that, he mostly keeps to his homeland, soaring through the Russian skies looking for peril, often accompanied by young powers he instructs.

Personality & Motivation:
Aleksander is an honest, kindly man in or out of costume. He devotes himself rigorously to the upholding of the rights and privileges he believes all humanity ought to have, holding the view that the law exists to support rather than limit freedoms, something he kept to himself for many years and is happy now to say openly. For all that he remains tinged with sadness from the long weary years he's seen of the dull side of evil, which he's found far more durable effect on the world, much more pernicious than the flashier supervllainy he vastly prefers combating.

Powers & Tactics:
Protonik prefers to come hurtling out of the sky into an opponent, slamming his body into theirs as hard as he can to set the mood for the rest of the battle. If taken by surprise himself, he will attempt to keep more powerful close-range opponents at bay and close the distance with ranged fighters. If needed, he quickly assumes the roll of a combat medic, healing injured allies(and if their hurts are great enough, enemies too). He tends to use his Nuclear Vision as his sole ranged option, his power to split the atom something he keeps close to the vest and tightly-controlled, rarely using it unless surrounded by enemies and with not a single ally within its range.

Abilities: 10 + 2 + 8 + 8 + 2 + 6 = 36PP
Strength: 40/20 (+15/+5)
Dexterity: 12 (+1)
Constitution: 18 (+4)
Intelligence: 18 (+4)
Wisdom: 12 (+1)
Charisma: 16 (+3)

Combat: 18 + 12 = 30PP
Initiative: +13
Attack: +9 Base, +11 Melee, +11 Nuclear-Vision / Atom Splitting
Grapple: +16/32 w/Super-STR and Enhanced STR
Defense: +11 (+6 Base, +5 Dodge Focus), +3 Flat-Footed
Knockback: -7

Saving Throws: 9 + 5 + 9 = 23PP
Toughness: +15 (+4 Con, +11 Protection)
Fortitude: +13 (+4 Con, +9)
Reflex: +6 (+1 Dex, +5)
Will: +11 (+2 Wis, +9)

Skills: 48R = 12PP
Computers 5 (+7)
Diplomacy 10 (+14)
Drive 1 (+2)
Knowledge (Current Events) 5 (+6)
Knowledge (Physical Sciences) 15 (+17)
Language 2 (English, French, Russian[Native])
Sense Motive 10 (+11)

Feats: 14PP
Attack Focus (Melee) 1
All-Out Attack
Dodge Focus 5
Elusive Target
Improved Initiative 3
Power Attack
Precise Shot

Powers: 14 + 14 + 41 + 11 = 80PP

Flight 7 (1000mph) [14PP]

Immunity 14 (Life Support, Radiation Powers [Damage]) [14PP]

Nuclear Power Array 18 (36PP Array, Power Feats: Alternate Power 5) [41PP]
BP: Blast 15 (Power Feats: Accurate, Affects Insubstantial 2, Homing 1, Ricochet, Split Attack) [36PP] Nuclear-Vision

AP: Blast 15(Extras: Area (Targeted, Shapeable; 15'x15'), Flaws: Tiring; Power Feats: Accurate, Incurable) [32PP] Splitting the Atom

AP: Enhanced Strength 20 (Extra: Linked [with Super-Strength]) [20PP] + Super-Strength 6 (Effective STR 70 (Max. Load: 1000 tons); Extra: Linked [with Enhanced Strength], Power Feats: Groundstrike [600'], Shockwave [600'], Super-Breath [L&W 600', DC35], Thunderclap [60']) [16PP]

AP: Healing 11 (Power Feats: Persistent; Extras: Total) [34PP] Healing Nuclear-Rays

AP: Nauseate 15 [30PP] Radiation's Touch

AP: Nullify 13 (Radiation Powers [All at Once]) [26PP] Commander of the Atom

Protection 11 [11PP]

DC Block
Unarmed Touch DC30/20 Toughness(Staged) Damage(Physical)
Nuclear-Vision Ranged DC30 Toughness(Staged) Damage(Energy)
Radiation's Touch Touch DC25 Fortitude Nauseated
Splitting Atom Ranged(Area) DC30 Toughness(Staged) Damage(Energy)

Totals: Abilities (36) + Combat (30) + Saving Throws (23) + Skills (12) + Feats (14) + Powers (80) - Drawbacks (0) = 195/195PP

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Reason for submission: a relative dearth of European heroes statted, especially 'iconic' ones, as well I plan to do a thread in the near future dealing with a small branch of SHADOW that involves Silver-Age style weird science, based on the mention in the book of Russia's attempts to make superhumans, with Protonik being the heroes' liaison(and GMPC) to the Russian Guard who are also investigating. That and I just liked the guy from what I read of him in the 1E Core and the 2E Crooks! books.

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All right, Powers seem to be the major problem here.

Flight 8 is 16 PP, not 14.

Nullify is still affected by caps, as it's an antagonistic effect that requires a save. Which means it's limited to 15.

Super-Strength 8 with 4 Power Feats is 20 PP, not 16.

Selective is not a Power Feat when applied to Attacks, like the Second Blast; instead, the Selective Attack Extra is used. If you want to use a Blast that covers a larger than normal area but can be shaped, I'd recommend the Area Shapeable Extra. It'll curtail the affected area to 15 5x5 squares, but it's still reasonable.

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Sheet edited to amend those problems, dropped Flight to rank 7, Super-Strength to rank 6, dropped the Progression and Selective Feats from the second Blast.

EDIT: Also, as per pointing out that Nullifying all powers of a particular descriptor is 2PP/rank, fixed the listed cost. EDIT2: Incorrect listed cost of the Array, put the two extra points in his Reflex save.

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