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Naming My New Hero

Thunder King

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So, I'm retiring Voltage. I've already decided to do this, but I already have my next hero ready to go. The problem is, I'm still not sure what to name him.


My first idea was to name him  Biohazard, and someone else suggested Proteus. If one of those names appeals to you (or if you have your own idea) please post it in the thread below.  For reference, the sheet is in the spoilers. I'll take the names you suggest under advisement when I ultimately decide to post him.


Player Name: Thunder King
Character Name:
Power Level: 10 (150/150 PP)
Trade-Offs: None
Unspent Power Points: 0
Progress To Bronze Status: 0/30

In Brief: Doctor and researcher in a shapeshifting suit of living armor

Alternate Identity: Tyrone Mendoza
Identity: Secret
Birthplace: Long Island, New York
Occupation: Doctor/Researcher
Affiliations: FCU Medical research facilities, free clinic in the Fens
Family: Christian Mendoza (father), Pamela Mendoza (mother), Elena Mendoza (sister), Carlos Mendoza (brother)
Age: 30 DOB: August 12th, 1982
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Hispanic/African American
Height: 5'8
Weight: 140
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black

Tyrone has a handsome face, with strong features. He keeps a neat, trimmed goatee. He's always been thin, only starting to fill out once he got out of high school. He has a noticeable scar on his chin that he acquired as a child. He favors light, comfortable clothes when not on the job, usually in style, but seldom expensive.

In his armor, he gains a little over a foot in height, and a noticeable amount more bulk. The armor usually manifests an appearance like an insect's carapace, but can change into scales like a fish, or simply look like hardened muscle. It's color is a forest green, shining like a beetle's shell.

Power Descriptions:

The armor usually has bits of exposed muscle and bone sticking out. When Tyrone switches to his penetrating strike, large claws spring from his fingertips. When he makes massive jumps, extra mass appears around his legs. Generally, the suit's mass shifts wherever Tyrone needs it to go, and takes whatever shape Tyrone needs to do what he wants with it. It's not pretty, and Tyrone is still working on teaching the armor how to cover itself and look less disturbing

Tyrone was born in 1982 to Christian and Pamela Mendoza. He excelled early, despite living in a rough neighborhood. His parents insisted he study, and this growth enabled him to graduate early at 16. He managed, after years of struggle, to enter the medical program at University of Michigan. After that, and a lot more college, he graduated.

After that, he acquired a fascination for metahuman biology and abilities after being saved by one of New York's native heroes. He decided that if he wanted to follow this curiosity, it was better to live in Freedom City itself, where he quickly earned a position at Freedom City University as a researcher. However, having a desire to protect neighborhoods like the one he grew up in, he also began working at a free clinic in the Fens.

In March of 2012, the Mendoza family took a vacation to Brazil, where his family history originally lie. It was there that he discovered a strange green lump. It was alive, reacting to his touch by recoiling. It shifted and moved, changing shape. He managed to coax it into a box and, through great struggle, take it out of the country and back to the states.

He studied it for months, discovering that it ate only dead tissue, and that it could change itself to match whatever tissue it consumed. When fed a piece of chicken, it suddenly sprouted feathers. When it consumed a bit of fish, it shifted to scales. After a while, it grew to trust him, eagerly accepting food.

One day, he treated a young man at the free clinic that demanded painkillers. Tyrone managed to talk the young man down, and after he left, he assumed the matter was settled. However, when the young man broke into his house later that night, Tyrone found himself staring down the barrel of a pistol. The young man was crazed, demanding narcotics Tyrone didn't have, especially not at home. After a brief struggle, the young man fired the pistol and, horrified, fled.

Tyrone collapsed from a bleeding wound in his abdomen, unable to muster the strength to find a phone.

He awoke to find himself not only alive, but covered in something warm, and even comfortable. Then he felt something, a presence in his mind that wasn't itself. It was the thing from the forest. It was his friend, it expressed, and wasn't going to let him die. His wound closed.

He stood up, still covered in the creature, like a suit. He gazed into the mirror and saw that he was bigger with it on. He asked if it was uncomfortable, and the creature said no. Over the next few weeks, he experimented and tested what the creature could really do.



Personality & Motivation:

Tyrone has a bold and friendly personality, often at odds with his costume's sinister appearance. He's often been able to stop situations diplomatically, before they start. He laughs easily and jokes often. He has an almost manic energy about him, driving him to do more, which is why he works both at the clinic and at the research facility. In costume, however, he does his best to take advantage of his costume's sinister appearance, and avoids talking to his opponents once combat has begun.

Tyrone is far more about protecting the innocent than defeating evil, though his suit is built towards the latter. It all owes to why he became a doctor, and the Hippocratic Oath he took, and takes very seriously. He protects people, he keeps them safe from bad things and bad people.

Powers & Tactics:
The creature adapts to Tyrone's thoughts the moment he thinks them, changing to suit Tyrone's needs. His hands are tipped with claws one moment, then enlarged fists the next. It can sprout extra limbs, either as arms or tentacles.

The suit can heal him, so Tyrone isn't concerned with protecting himself that much. Instead, he charges into battle, using whatever tactic looks like the best idea. However, he will always make sure that the nearby civilians are safe, and will always check up on them after battle.


Secret: Identity

I'm not a villain, honest!: The suit makes Tyrone look quite sinister. Some people might mistake him for a villain at first.

First, Do No Harm: Tyrone's first objective is to keep civilians safe, and he won't choose a tactic if he feels it will put them at risk unecessarily.

It Hurts to Heal: The suit regenerates his damage by converting it's own biomass into tissue for Tyrone. This hurts a lot, and it may distract him in combat.

Obligations: Tyrone is a busy man. Some days he's at his research facility, other days, he's at the clinic.



Abilities: 2 + 4 + 4 + 8 + 8 + 6 = 32 PP
Strength: 12/30 (+1/+10)
Dexterity: 14 (+2)
Constitution: 14 (+2)
Intelligence: 18 (+4)
Wisdom: 18 (+4)
Charisma: 16 (+3)

Combat: 6 + 6 = 12PP
Initiative: +6
Attack: +10 Melee, +3 Ranged
Grapple: +12/+21/+26
Defense: +10 (+3 Base, +7 Shield), +1 Flat-Footed
Knockback: -7

Saving Throws: 6 + 6 + 4 = 16PP
Toughness: +10 (+2 Con, +8 Protection) (+2 impervious)
Fortitude: +8 (+2 Con, +6)
Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6)
Will: +8 (+4 Wis, +4)

Skills: 64R = 16PP
Bluff 12 (+15) SM
Diplomacy 12 (+15) SM
Knowledge (life sciences) 11 (+15) SM
Knowledge (physical sciences) 8 (+12)
Medicine 12 (+16) SM
Sense Motive 9 (+12)

Feats: 17PP
Attack Focus (melee) 7
Challenge (fast Feint)
Improved Initiative
Luck 2
Move-by action
power attack
Skill Mastery (bluff, diplomacy, medicine, Knowledge (life sciences)
Takedown Attack 2

Powers: 60 = 60PP

Device 15 (Biosuit; 75PP Container; Flaws: Hard-To-Lose;  [60PP]

 Density 4 (12PP)

   Enhanced Strength 8

   Immovable 1

   Protection 2 (extras: Impervious)

   Super Strength 1 (heavy load 3.2k lbs, +1 strength to some checks)

 Enhanced Strength 10 (10 PP)

 Immunity 2 (Disease, Poison) (2PP)

 Leaping 5 (jumping distance x50, to 1,000 ft) (5PP)

 Protection 6

 Regeneration 10 (Bruised (recover 1/round), injured 3 (recover 1/minute), Recovery bonus 6  (10 PP)

 Shield 7 (7PP)

 Speed 4 (100 mph, 880 ft/round) (4PP)

 Combat Array 10 (Power Feat: Alternate Power 3 (13PP)

  Base: Damage 0 (Extra: Autofire {10} (10/10)

   AP: Damage 0 (Extra: Penetrating {10} (10/10)

   AP: Sprout Tentacles (Linked Power) (5PP)

     Additional Limbs 2 (+2 Limbs; Flaws: Duration [sustained]) [3pp]

     Elongation 3 (25 ft) [3pp]

     Super-strength 2 (to 6.4 tons)

   AP: Super-Strength 5 (To 51.2 tons)

 Super-Senses (Blindsight {Auditory}, Darkvision) (6PP)

Drawbacks: -3 = -3PP

Normal Identity ( Frequency: uncommon; Intensity: Major) [-3PP]

 DC Block

ATTACK      RANGE     SAVE                                       EFFECT

Unarmed     Touch     DC15 Toughness (Staged)         Damage (Physical)
Autofire       Touch     DC25 (Autofire)                           Damage (Physical)
Penetrating Touch     DC25 (Penetrating)                    Damage (Physical)


Totals: Abilities (32) + Combat (12) + Saving Throws (16) + Skills (16) + Feats (17) + Powers (60) - Drawbacks (-3) = 150/150 Power Points


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Apex? as it has some negative connotations with predators it might fit with his complication and it fits into the adapt, evolve, survival of the fittest/he who fits best to the situation at hand shape shifters come hand in hand with (at least in my experience)

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So far, I'm liking Graft and Proteus. Apex and Caduceus are cool names, but neither seems to fit quite right. I might use Apex as his evil universe counterpart, though. Caduceus is a reference to healing, but he's not really a healer in costume, his doctor skills are more a part of his civilian identity.

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