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Emerald Spider (PL8) - Tiffany Korta

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Emerald Spider


Power Level: 8 (120/144PP)

Unspent Power Points: 24

Trade-Offs: None


In Brief: You friendly neighborhood spider hero.

Catchphrase: "It is the duty for those that can to protect the weak."


Alternate Identity: Peri Pyeng (Secret)

Birthplace: Emerald City

Residence: Bethlehem Heights

Base of Operations: Emerald City

Occupation: Air Conditioner Repairs

Affiliations: none

Family: Mi-yeong Pyeng (mother, deceased), Jin-ho Pyeng (father), Myung-sook Pyeng (Grandmother)



Age: 25 (DoB: 25th February 1991)

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: Korean-American

Height: 5'5"

Weight: 125 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown


Peri has never really paid attention to her looks often appearing a little unkempt with her hair tied up to keep it out of her way, though she normally keep it short for just that reason. Never being one to follow fashion she chooses her clothes for comfort and utility, often looking like her fashion sense is about ten years out of date.


The costume she wears is now is based on the hoodie design that she wore original when Emerald Spider first appeared, though now she wears a hood and goggles to hide her identity and the whole costume is a very dark green rather than the black of her original costume. In addition to the black gloves boot and belt that make up the Spdr Rig she has inlaid over the costume in a web like pattern of fine silver thread that allows greater control of the rigs abilities.






Every time before she would fly out on deployment Peri's mother would explain to her young daughter that it was the duty for those that can to protect the weak. As it was the last time she left, but an upset young Peri wasn't having it and she shouted at her mother that she didn't care about such stupid things as other more hateful things. Everything that Peri said she can still recall in perfect details, for that flight her mother took was shot down with the lost of everyone on board.


The young Peri didn't cry or show any real emotions over her mother death, instead she set herself to make her mother proud in every way she could from this point onward. Already possessing a keen mind she threw herself in her studies paying less attention to the science fields that she loved in favor of the more practical fields of engineering. Whilst she didn't have many friends or go on many dates, she was content to follow this path and was rewarded by the top grade in both her High school studies and her courses at the local university. With such amazing grades there was a clamor of several of the top companies trying to get her to join their company. For once her future looked bright.


After her normal careful consideration she went with a small research firm that was trying to develop a device that projected a field that both protected the wearer and allowed them to go almost anywhere, with even limited flight. This snappily named Spdr Rig was being designed to help emergency services reach trapped and injured people for when they couldn't rely on super heroic help. Though she didn't develop the suit herself she quickly made herself invaluable to the team making numerous improvement to the rigs operations, with several other ideas in the planning stage. Indeed the extra hour she put into developing the suit further sealed her fate that set her on the path to become the Emerald Spider.


Working one late one night on the systems whilst wearing the rig she discovered that the rig was configured to emit a potentially deadly burst of energy, something that went against the very purpose of the rig in the first place. She should have left it at that and bought up to her supervisors in the morning, but instead she went digging through the companies systems and discovered that the actual purpose of the Spdr Rig was to be used as a weapon and sold to the highest bidder. Whilst she was careful she obviously wasn't careful enough as she was confronted by a group of strangely armored guards the business being a front to for an super-criminal organization. Luckily she was still wearing the suit and managed to escape from the building, without harming anyone in the process, and escaped into the night with the Spdr Rig. Unfortunately for Peri her troubles were just beginning.


She awoke the next morning to find the police at her door and she discover that she was blamed for a fire at the company that not only destroyed the place but also claimed the lives of several of the guards. Her lawyer, sent by the evil organization, explained that this would all go away if she would only give them back the Spdr Rig that she had taken. She had never been the best at lying to people but she got lucky that day as she managed to convince them that the Spdr Rig had been destroyed. Though this got her off the hook they still destroyed her reputation such that she found it impossible to find any of the work that she worked so hard to achieve. Still she was a Pyeng  and they didn't give up so she got herself back on her feet and got the best job she could.


The real question was what to do with the Spdr Rig?


The question was answer for her by circumstances and not in the way that she had expected. Whilst checking on the rigs hiding place, and considering destroying it, she spotted a mother and daughter about to be hit by a runaway bus. Without thinking, almost a first for Peri, she leapt in to action to snatch the two up from the path of the vehicle. She thought no more of it until she found that the event had been caught on camera and became she'd become a local hero almost overnight, luckily she'd had the forethought to disguise her appearance by wearing a red kerchief and pulling the hood up on her hoodie. This she realized was a chance to do good in the name of her mother and help people in the alias of who the media had dubbed the Emerald Spider.


Personality & Motivation:

Peri's entire life has been focus in someway to helping others people, feeling that in this way she honors the memory of her mother. Even though she know it's not her fault she's never been able to shake the guilt of the last things she said before her mother died. This has made her a very stern and serious person with little time to enjoy life, almost everything she does is calmly considered with the pro's and con's carefully laid out.


When she's in patrolling as Emerald Spider things are very different she often doesn't have time to consider her actions and has to instead to react to the problems as it happens. This gives her a freedom that allows her to enjoy herself, she had even been know to make the odd quip now and again though she's really not that good at them.


Powers & Tactics:

Peri's relies on the Spdr rig's enhanced agility to keep constantly moving, making herself a difficult target to hit as can. She will do hit and run tactics, especially on ground base targets, hopefully keeping out of the way of potential danger.


This is because even though she keeps herself in good shape, and is a fairly competent at acrobatics, she never been a solid or confident fighter.


Power Descriptions:

The Spatial Distortion Resonance Rig (Spdr Rig) generates a field that works on a strong and weak atomic forces to either attract or repel the operator from objects around them. The various way that this can be used is done with a series of complicated finger movements, they hadn't had chance to install a better interface. The rig itself consists of a pair of gloves and belt and boots that all work together to generate the field, this had been enhanced by the fine silver mesh she's inlaid throughout her costume, the web pattern forms was just a bonus.


The Spdr Rig when active generates a shimmer in the air of a twisting of cords in the air, a visualization of multidimensional superstrings, the solidity of these cords depends on how concentrated that part of the field is currently, from almost hidden by the silver web of her costume for her force field to almost solid for her Spdr Blast.



Don't run on Triple A's: Manipulating the fundamentals of the universe is a little power draining to say the least, at the most inopportune moments her Spdr Rig can sometimes run out of juice making things difficult to say the least.

With Great Power: Peri is driver by the memory of her mother to always try and do the right things. She will push herself to her very limits, and sometimes beyond, to try and stop the villains.

Can't fool Nana: Whilst Peri has managed to hide her identity in Emerald City from everyone except one, Nana Myung-sook. Nana had seen through her disguise almost immediately and got  Peri to confess to the fact. Whilst it's mostly a bonus, giving Peri someone to talk to about her problems, Nana Myung-sook can't help but try to get involved in her granddaughter business putting herself in danger.

Superheroin' don't pay the bills: Whilst repairing air conditioning units gives her access to lots of handy skyscrapers it doesn't exactly provide the money necessary for the exotic materials necessary to keep the Spdr Rig running.



Abilities: 0 + 6 + 0 + 10 + 4 + 4 = 24PP

Strength: 10/16 (+0/+3)

Dexterity: 16/22 (+3/+6)

Constitution: 10/18 (+0/+4)

Intelligence: 20 (+5)

Wisdom: 14 (+2)

Charisma: 14 (+2)



Combat: 12 + 10 = 22PP

Initiative: +3/+6

Attack: +6 Base +8 Spdr Blast

Defense: +8 (+5 Base, +3 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed

Grapple: +9

Knockback: -3



Saving Throws: 5 + 5 + 4 = 14PP

Toughness: +0/+8 (+0/+4 Con, +4 Force Field [Impervious 1])

Fortitude: +5/+9 (+0/+4 Con, +5)

Reflex: +8/+11 (+3/+6 Dex, +5)

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



Skills: 56R = 14PP

Acrobatic 5 (+8/+11)

Climb 6 (+6/+9)

Computers 5 (+10)

Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10)

Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10)

Knowledge (Physical Sciences) 5 (+10)

Knowledge (Technological) 5 (+10)

Language +1 (Korean, English [Native])

Notice 8 (+10)

Performance (Percussion) 1 (+3)

Search 5 (+10)

Stealth 5 (+8/+11)


Feats: 10PP

Acrobatic Bluff

Attack Specialization (Spdr Blast) 1

Dodge Focus 3

Evasion 2

Move-by Action

Takedown Attack

Uncanny Dodge (Auditory) 1


Powers: 36 = 36PP

Spdr Rig 12 (60PP Device, Easy to Lose) [36PP]

Damage 7 (Spdr Blast 80 ft Extra: Range Feat: Alternative Powers 3) [19PP]

·        Snare 8 (Spdr Snare 80 ft Range Feat: Slow Fade (1 minute), Tether) [16PP]

·        Snare 5 (Area Spdr Snare 50 ft Range, 25ft Area Extra: Area Burst (General) Feat: Slow Fade (1 minute))  [16PP]

·        Trip 5 (Spdr Lines 50 ft Range, 25ft Area Extra: Area Burst (General) Feat: Slow Fade (1 minute)) [16PP]

Enhanced Constitution 8 [8PP]

Enhanced Dexterity 6 [6PP]

Enhanced Strength 6 [6PP]

Flight 4 (100 mph / 880 ft/rnd Flaw: Gliding, Forward Only) [3PP]

Force Field 4 (Extra: Impervious 1) [5PP]

Super-Movement 4 (Slow Fall, Wall-Crawling 3) [8PP]

Super-Sense 1 (Danger Sense - Field Distortion) [1PP]

Super-Strength 2 (+10 Str Heavy Load 400 lbs) [4PP]



DC Block

ATTACK           RANGE      SAVE                        EFFECT

Unarmed          Touch      DC 17 Toughness             Damage

Spdr Blast       Ranged  DC 22 Toughness             Damage

Spdr Snare       Ranged  DC 17 Reflex                Snare

Spdr Snare, Area Ranged DC 15 Reflex   Snare

Spdr Trip  Ranged DC 15 Trip    Tripped


Totals: Abilities (24) + Combat (22) + Saving Throws (14) + Skills (14) + Feats (10) + Powers (36) - Drawbacks (0) = 120/144 Power Points


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