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Fox Squirrel

Power Level: 10 (150/151PP)

Unspent Power Points: 1

Trade-Offs: +5 Attack / -5 Damage, +5 Defense / -5 Toughness

In Brief: Chipper squirrel-themed legacy hero trying to keep the long-running tradition alive.

Catchphrase: Squirrel puns!


Alternate Identity: Lee Young (Public)

Birthplace: San Francisco, California

Residence: Claremont Academy, Freedom City

Base of Operations: Claremont Academy

Occupation: Amateur Crimefighter, Full-Time Student

Affiliations: Claremont Academy, The Squirrel Family

Family: Michael Young (Father, 42, Artistic Educator and Totally Normal Guy), Lauren “Squirreletta” Young (Mother, 41, Health Instructor and Public Superheroine), Addison Young (Sister, 13, Sassy Squirrel Supportée), Jacky “The Iron Squirrel” Johnson (Grandfather, 71, Eccentric Engineer and Retired Hero)



Age: 16 (DoB: December 31, 1999)

Apparent Age: 16

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Height: 5’7” (1.7m)

Weight: 155 Lbs. (71kg)

Eyes: Green

Hair: Brown


Athletically lean, robust, but a little on the short side in comparison to his old man, Lee is a young man in the prime of his life. Having inherited his father’s naturally good looks, he’s not too shabby to look at, boasting sharp features, dark green eyes, and a warm sun-kissed glow to his skin alongside a smattering of small freckles crossing the bridge of his nose. Sporting a matching mop of thick chocolate brown hair swept back with a devil-may-care attitude, Lee could almost fit the bill for the stereotypical West Coast surfer. But for all the talk of his physique, Lee’s most defining trait is also certainly the most eye-catching: his massive, prehensile squirrel-like tail. Though normally curled neatly at the end to prevent any unfortunate accidents, there’s no hiding the brown-and-black be-speckled fur-covered appendage, as it’s nearly as large as the young fella it’s attached to -- a distinctive feature that many of his own relatives share to varying degrees.


Outside of the whole being-a-superhero business, Lee’s most often found dressed in casual, easy-going styles consisting of bright colors: multi-hued tees, acid washed jeans, the occasional bandanna, so on and so forth. In rare circumstances, Lee might be convinced to put on something with a little more pizzazz, though he’d hardly be happy about such things; there’s just something about ties and dress shoes that make his skin crawl.


Though not always in costume when Lee goes to work with his hero shtick, you know he’s serious when he dons the attire of Fox Squirrel, hero extraordinaire. The last gift his family gave to him before his trip to Freedom City, it’s an outfit both simple yet masterful in its construction, consisting of a fetching (and flexible!) red-and-brown pleather costume, the upper portion a short-sleeved getup emblazoned with a stylish squirrel motif upon the left breast, replete with a hood and matching sewn-on ears, while the lower portion is a matching set of flexible pants leading to a pair of black-dyed boots, allowing for both maximum mobility and coverage. A humble black domino mask, wrist-length fingerless black gloves, and a practical utility belt complete the heroic ensemble.



In a world where men can fly, some stiffs get all the luck. Lee Young was one such fortuitous individual. Raised in the sprawling metropolis of San Francisco, Lee led a positively (albeit strangely) charmed life. Though his family wasn’t particularly wealthy, it seemed like he otherwise had everything: loving parents, a plucky little sister to keep him on his toes, an unprecedentedly upbeat attitude, an astounding aptitude for making friends, and the innately proportionate powers of a squirrel -- the latter traits of which he proudly inherited from his super-awesome mom, with a strong emphasis on the ‘super’ bit. For you see, while Lee’s father might have been of the mild-mannered variety, the other side of his family were anything but!


Growing up with superpowers of their own, Lee and his younger sister Addison were exposed to a life that might as well have been torn straight from the script for a Saturday morning cartoon. Though affable scamps at heart, it was no secret that the aptly dubbed Squirrel Kids were born with inherent gifts beyond the norm. Between their preternatural affinity for chatting up squirrels, heightened senses and physical abilities, and large, furry tails, Addison and Lee could have easily ended up the poster children for mutant outcasts amongst their peers, feared and admonished for their freakishly inhuman characteristics; and perhaps that’s what would have happened, were it not for the fact they were heirs to a long line of similarly squirrely sorts, not to mention a locally lovable heroine to boot!


Though his grandfather, Jacky “The Iron Squirrel” Johnson, might have faded from the limelight of gritty heroics at the edge of the late Eighties, it was Lee’s mother that was something of a local celebrity, and the driving inspiration for Lee to follow in the family tradition. Lauren “Squirreletta” Young wasn’t the strongest, the fastest, or the toughest heroine around, but between serving as something of a public face and talented networker for other local up-and-coming heroes throughout San Francisco and her earnest dedication towards keeping the everyman safe with her patented brand of squirrelish justice she more than earned her share of modest admiration. It was her most endearing tenant, however, that Lauren tried so hard to instill in her children that solidified Lee’s drive to embrace the lifestyle of a costumed protector: that everyone should use their gifts to make the world a better place, not because they could, but because they should. That was the kind of person Lee wanted to be -- someone who could inspire people to get out there and make a difference. And what better way than to follow in his mother’s footsteps?


It came as no great surprise to his folks when Lee began to make it clear he intended to don cape and cowl, eager to keep the century-old tradition going strong with all the vim and vigor youth so often entails. Though reluctantly supportive, his father was more than a tad concerned about his oldest teenaged son dressing up and trawling the streets of San Francisco to look for trouble. Then again, he knew what he was getting into when he married Lauren, whom sat at the other end of the spectrum after some earnest prodding to earn her approval. Lee was earnest in his intent, and unswayable by both the prospect of the dangers entitled to such a career and the inevitable trials that would follow. In his heart he knew this was what he needed -- was destined -- to do, and nothing short of Armageddon would see him deterred from fulfilling that role.


And thus the cycle continued. By day, Lee was the amiably weird kid who talked to squirrels with too many extracurricular activities under his belt. By night, however, he was the amiably weird costumed crimefighter-in-training Fox Squirrel, Squirreletta’s newest sidekick and protege! With his mother’s tutelage, a repertoire of steadfast allies to call upon thanks to Squirreletta’s extensive retinue of contacts, and his own natural (albeit raw) abilities, Fox Squirrel took to the superheroic lifestyle with astounding aplomb for his age. From foiling common criminals and typical rescue situations, to facing off against the bizarre C-List gaggle of would-be super-villains trying to make a name for themselves, they made quite the team, taking the crime-ridden streets of San Francisco by storm.


This was the life Lee had always wanted, and no words could describe how enthusiastic he was about just how right it all felt. But even so, it wasn’t all sunshine and gumdrops. Sure, he had the greatest mentor he could have hoped for, got to put a stop to ne’er-do-wells, and protect the good people of the city from the dangers that lurked therein, but he also discovered first hand the pressures that came with such responsibility. Even before he started his costumed co-op with his mom, Lee had led a full-time social life at school, and was now straining to keep up, struggling to balance his newfound duties as a hero-in-training alongside his academic and extracurricular obligations. It certainly didn’t help that he lacked the shield of a secret identity; already a rarity amidst his friends and peers, Lee’s crime-fighting antics and exposure to the limelight only served to make his life at school more difficult, the mounting pressure serving as a constant reminder that all eyes were upon him and that he had no escape from the barrage of hangers-on, sycophantic compatriots, and the the weight of their scrutinizing gaze -- the latter fact which he tried emphatically to keep secret from his own family, fearful of being stripped of his new costumed career.


What Lee didn’t know was that it wasn’t just the locals who’d had their eye on him.


Unbeknownst to him, far off on the other side of the country, someone else had taken a vested interest in the up-and-coming Fox Squirrel and his nightly escapades. It wasn’t long after his sixteenth birthday when Lee arrived home from school one day, only to be met by a sharp-dressed middle-aged woman and his parents sitting in the living room. The mystery woman -- a representative of a school called Claremont Academy located in the all-too-famous Freedom City -- had flown out to investigate the juvenile rising star and make an offer of enrollment to their “unique academic institute for the gifted.” Careful to make it clear that she was fully aware of both the costumed goings-on (hardly a secret, really) and academic woes (a much more shocking revelation for his folks) Lee was partaking in, the charismatic counselor was also quick to point out the benefits of attending: an opportunity to learn from some of the best professionals in their respective fields, not to mention a rare chance to live with and amongst his own peers; people who shared similarly “unique talents,” as she delicately put it. Though apprehensive about leaving home at first, it didn’t take much for his parents to persuade him to take up the offer -- after all, how often does someone travel across the country to give you a scholarship to a school for kids with superpowers?


Eventually, Lee settled and accepted, embracing this new possibility to study abroad and see what Freedom City had to offer. With a heartfelt goodbye, Fox Squirrel left his slice of  home behind for the superpowered mecca of the United States, both scared and excited about the new life waiting for him at Claremont Academy.


Little did he know that a new school wasn’t the only adventure in store for him out on the horizon...



Personality & Motivation:

Approachable. Creative. Enthusiastic. Spirited. Upbeat. These are all apt descriptors of Lee Young, AKA Fox Squirrel. At his core, Lee is a simple soul who genuinely believes in the idea of making the world a better place for everyone, whether that be through patrolling the streets and making them safer or simply inspiring others to be the best they can be. Unflappably optimistic and unflinchingly cheerful, this squirrel-themed would-be hero leads follows his heart first and his head second, and always seems to find a silver lining in even the darkest of clouds whilst unwaveringly striving to instill that same infectious measure of confidence in others.


If ever there was a motto for which Fox Squirrel ascribed to, it would undoubtedly be “teamwork makes the dream work.” Lee strongly believes that cooperation and camaraderie are the keys to success, and that no matter how strong or smart or charismatic someone is, no sole individual can make the same significant, lasting impact that a like-minded group can; a trait he undoubtedly picked up from his mother and his fellow squirrel pals. The team always comes first, and if that means he has to take one for said team, then so be it!


What he lacks in academic know-how Lee more than makes up for with a combination of spunky determination and peculiar cleverness. At his heart, Fox Squirrel is a go-getter; someone who tackles problems perhaps not in the most optimal manner, but tackles them nonetheless with the earnest intent to do the right thing. He may not be pragmatic, but at least he’s creative.


For all his outward bravado and seeming self-confidence, Lee isn’t without his faults. He’s brash, impulsive, and too eager to put himself in danger, especially given his meager modicum of experience in comparison to veteran heroes. Deep down, though? Deep down, he’s terrified. Terrified of failing as a hero. Terrified of getting someone hurt. But most profoundly, he’s terrified of letting down his family, tarnishing the good -- albeit unsung -- reputation they worked so hard to secure for themselves and becoming the proverbial black squirrel. Living up to such a lengthy legacy isn’t easy, and the weight of that burden is a constant reminder that pushes Lee to a degree of mild recklessness.



Powers & Tactics:

While Fox Squirrel has had a measure of training against garden-variety crooks and mooks, he still relies almost entirely on his innate abilities and natural talents to see him through the day. His skills are potent, but also raw and unrefined despite his apprenticeship to Squirreletta, and though a capable combatant in his own right, Fox Squirrel always prefers to try and talk down criminals first before letting the fur fly, so to speak. After all, why solve problems with violence when you can solve problems with peace?


What he lacks in tactical acumen he more than makes up for with said abilities. Naturally agile and hard to hit, Fox Squirrel favors getting in close to use his fists and claws to disable opponents while relying on his witty banter and tail-turned-dueling-cloak to provide openings when diplomacy fails. Befuddling and causing disharmony amongst his opponents is usually his first recourse, hurling childish taunts and cutting diatribe to offset his foes before going in for the coup de grâce.


While a surprisingly durable brawler himself, Fox Squirrel’s most potent ability is his astounding aptitude for teamwork, especially with his trusty squirrel pals. Oh, sure, the idea of a horde of squirrels sounds comical at first -- laughable, even! -- but when the going gets tough, the tough get squirrely, and boy is Fox Squirrel one squirrely fella. Though loathe to endanger his furry friends without due cause, Lee knows the secrets to coordinating their efforts, honed through practice and executed with surprising aplomb. Capitalizing on their smaller size and innate affinity for running both interference and providing him ample opportunities to catch villains (especially those who don’t take the threat of his squirrels seriously!) off-guard, nothing turns the tide of a super-powered dispute quite like a hail of teeth and claws and obnoxious furry things clinging to your opponent's face before getting sucker-punched by a guy dressed up like a squirrel.



Power Descriptions:

(Descriptors: Animal, Mutant)


Aside from the incredibly obvious tail he sports and the chit-chatty Squirrelese he uses to communicate with his miniature compatriots, most of Fox Squirrel’s talents are fairly subdued, only noticeable upon close scrutiny, such as his claws or unusually sharp teeth designed for cracking nuts. When he calls upon his brigade of squirrels, upon inspection it’s clear that Lee requires a measure of concentration to keep them all in-line and organized, regardless of whether he does so vocally or through the mental connection he shares with them.




Free-Range Squirrel: Away from home for the first real time in his life, Lee has been given a distinct measure of independence both as a teenager and as a budding hero. There’s a lot of temptation out there, and even Lee sometimes can’t resist its siren call. While he might not intentionally do something criminal, there’s certainly plenty of opportunities to get himself into trouble out there in the big city...


Legacy of the Squirrel: The latest scion to take up the squirrely mantle, Lee has a lot to live up to, and that’s a lot of pressure for a sixteen-year-old kid. As if that wasn’t enough, it also paints him as a big, fat target for all of his family’s enemies -- and anyone else looking to make a name for themselves! -- now that he’s isolated from their protection.


Not-So-Secret Squirrel: Most superheroes have the benefit of anonymity outside of their costumed lives. Lee, on the other hand, has a mother and grandfather who were open about their superheroic careers, has a giant tail that’s nearly impossible to hide, and is himself a known hero himself (albeit sparsely). He’s destined to attract attention, for good or ill, and may as well forget about ever having any true semblance of privacy.


Tough Shell, Good Nut: Everyone makes mistakes, and deserves a chance at redemption; at least that’s what Fox Squirrel believes. Though not gullible, his earnest desire to see criminals renounce their villainous ways is more than just idealistic -- it’s exploitable!


Truth, Justice, and the Squirrely Way: Being a superhero isn’t just about whomping on weirdos in funky get-ups. It’s about being an icon; something people can rally behind and believe in. This was the idea cemented in Lee’s head as a boy, and it sure stuck. Young, brash, and boasting some pretty romanticized views about being a superhero, Fox Squirrel strives to live up to that lofty ideal of being that symbol for the people, a feat that's easier said than done; doubly so when the line between right and wrong isn’t always so black-and-white.


Abilities: 10 + 14 + 6 + 0 + 8 + 8 = 46PP

Strength: 20 (+5)

Dexterity: 24 (+7)

Constitution: 16 (+3)

Intelligence: 10 (+0)

Wisdom: 18 (+4)

Charisma: 18 (+4)



Combat: 10 + 10 = 20PP

Initiative: +7 (+7 Dex)

Attack: +5 Base, +15 Unarmed, +15 Blast

Defense: +15 (+5 Base, +10 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed

Grapple: +10

Knockback: -1, -3 w/o Defensive Roll



Saving Throws: 3 + 3 + 2 = 8PP

Toughness: +5 (+3 Con, +2 Defensive Roll)

Fortitude: +6 (+3 Con, +3)

Reflex: +10 (+7 Dex, +3)

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


Skills: 32R = 8PP

Acrobatics 3 (+10) Skill Mastery

Bluff 7 (+11/+15 Attractive) Skill Mastery

Diplomacy 2 (+6/+10 Attractive)

Gather Information 1 (+5)

Handle Animal 1 (+5)

Knowledge [Pop Culture] 5 (+5)

Notice 6 (+10) Skill Mastery

Perform [Dance] 1 (+5)

Perform [Keyboard] 1 (+5)

Perform [Sing] 1 (+5)

Sense Motive 1 (+5)

Speak Language 1 (English [Native], Spanish)

Stealth 3 (+10) Skill Mastery


Feats: 39PP

Attack Specialization [Unarmed] 5


Beginner’s Luck

Challenge [Fast Feint]

Defensive Attack

Defensive Roll

Distract [Bluff]

Dodge Focus 10


Inspire 5


Luck 3

Move-By Action

Power Attack

Skill Mastery (Acrobatics, Bluff, Notice, Stealth)

Takedown Attack


Teamwork 3



Powers: 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 5 + 4 + 14 = 29PP

Additional Limb 1 (Deceptively Adorable Tail, PFs: Innate) [2pp]

Comprehend 2 (Speak to and Understand Animals, Flaws: Limited to Squirrels [-2]) [1pp]

Enhanced Feat 1 (Unnatural Squirrel Toughness; Ultimate Save [Toughness]) [1pp]

Leaping 1 (Squirrely Agility; x2, 30’ Running Jump, 15’ Long Jump, 3’ Standing Jump) [1pp]

Speed 1 (Squirrely Speed; 10 MPH) [1pp]

Super-Senses 3 (Squirrel Senses; Acute Scent, Danger Sense [Mental], Low-Light Vision, PFs: Uncanny Dodge 2 [Mental, Olfactory]) [5pp]

Super-Movement 2 (Wall-Crawling 2) [4pp]



Squirrel Buddies 6 (12pp Array, PFs: Alternate Power 2) [14pp]

Base Power: Snare 5 (Covered in Squirrels; Extras: Cone Area [+1], Flaws: Full-Round Action [-1], PFs: Reversible, Selective) [12/12pp]

Alternate Power: Blast 5 (Squirrels to the Face; Flaws: Full-Round Action [-1], PFs: Accurate 5, Precise) [12/12pp]

Alternate Power: Move Object 6 (Strength of a Hundred Squirrels; Effective Carrying STR 30) [12/12pp]


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


DC Block

ATTACK           RANGE       SAVE                        EFFECT

Unarmed          Touch       DC 20 Toughness             Damage (Staged)

Blast            Ranged      DC 20 Toughness             Damage (Staged)

Snare            Ranged      DC 15 Reflex                Entangle/Helpless



Totals: Abilities (46) + Combat (20) + Saving Throws (8) + Skills (8) + Feats (39) + Powers (29) - Drawbacks (0) = 150/151 Power Points

Edited by Thevshi
+1 PP for March 2016
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