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Players Name: Spectrum

Power Level: 10

Characters Name: Spectrum

Alternate Identity: Greg Davis

Height: 5' 10"

Weight: 180 lbs

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown


Greg Davis is a dark haired, dark eyed man, in his mid-thirties. Although only average height, he has a muscular build that testifies to many years spent as an amateur boxer. Working undercover has taught him the value of dressing appropriately for any given situation, be it formal or casual.

Spectrum wears a costume inter-woven with fibres that split the light hitting it into the various colours of the spectrum, the colours seem to shift and change as he moves. His gloves, boots and mask are indistinguishable from the rest of his costume. The mask covers his whole head, and he doesn't wear a cape as he considers it too cumbersome.


Greg Davis grew up in the Fens, the son of an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Left to run wild, he had several run-ins with the authorities, until a social worker encouraged him to join a local boxing club, as a way of working off his pent-up aggression. Possessing an athletic build, and enjoying the physical exercise and discipline, he became a keen amateur boxer. The transformation was dramatic - he knuckled down at school and eventually won a college scholarship.

On leaving college Greg joined the FCPD. After a few years pounding the beat, he transferred to plain-clothes, working in Missing Persons and then Vice. Whilst in the PD he met and married Joanne Richardson; a civilian administrator.

Davis eventually rose to the rank of sergeant, but burnt his career testifying in a corruption case. Ostracized by his colleagues and overlooked for promotion, he finally quit and began operating as a private investigator to make ends meet.

His new occupation hasn't been the howling success he'd hoped for, and the obligatory divorce cases - and the long hours of surveillance they entail, have begun to put a strain on his marriage.

It was during one such surveillance that he experienced a period of "missing time". His memory of the event is worryingly vague - just blinding lights and silhouettes. Close encounter, mystical phenomenon, or abduction by a supervillain - whatever way you looked at it, none of the possibilities were good.

At first everything seemed fine, but over the next few weeks his powers slowly began to manifest. Greg gained the ability to project blasts of multi-coloured light, enabling him to injure or dazzle opponents. He could use the same light to create a solid barrier around his body protecting him from physical attacks, and by sheer force of will move the force field (with himself inside) through the air at tremendous speeds.

Inspired by the Freedom League, Greg has taken the name "Spectrum", and begun to use his powers in a super-heroic capacity. Joanne is aware of his abilities, and remains cautiously supportive of his new role, as Freedom City's latest defender.


Str: 14 (+2)

Dex: 14 (+2)

Con: 14 (+2)

Int: 12 (+1)

Wis: 16 (+3)

Cha: 14 (+2)


Attack: +8

Defense: +8

Initiative: +2

Grapple: +10


Toughness: +12 / +2*

Fortitude: +7

Reflex: +8

Will: +8

* Without Force Field.


Concentration: 5 (+8), Diplomacy: 4 (+6), Drive: 4 (+6), Gather Information: 4 (+6), Knowledge (Streetwise): 4 (+5), Notice: 5 (+8), Profession (Police Detective: 5 (+8), Search: 4 (+5), Sense Motive: 5 (+8), Stealth: 4 (+6).


Connected, Power Attack, Precise Shot, Well-Informed


Flight: 6

Force Field: 10

. Extra: Impervious

Immunity: 5 (Light)

Light Control: 12

. APs: Blast, Dazzle (Visual)



DC Block:


Blast 27 / Toughness Bruise / Injury (Staged)

Dazzle 22 / Ref / 22 Fort (w/ +1 mod every rnd) Blinded



Enemy (?) - (From origin)

Responsibility - (Job [Private Investigator])

Responsibility - (Relationship with wife [Joanne])

Secret - (Secret Identity)

Costs: Abilities (24) + Combat (32) + Saves (16) + Skills (11) + Feats (4) + Powers (63) - Drawbacks (00) = 150

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There is method in my madness - at least I think there is: :)

The Light Control is probably more expensive than you need (unless you're looking to get to a five mile radius), but you need that cost for the Blast and Dazzle anyway.

I did briefly consider making Blast the default for the array. It would have given me an extra power point to allocate elsewhere, but having decided his powers were light based - with the possible intention of getting Create Object (hard-light shapes) as an AP, it just seemed "right" to go with Light Control, instead of min-maxing. :o

shouldn't he have some ranks in the Investigate skill?

Had to checked the rules to make sure I hadn't made a mistake here, :) Investigate seems to be all about the forensic collection and analyzing of clues. Your average door-stepping plod probably wouldn't have it, and I see Spectrum as more Philip Marlowe than Gil Grisom. :)

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