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Here is my next new character, to debut alongside Critical! Chrome is a young man, infected/transformed by modified Communion nanobots. He's my latest Claremonter, and hopefully he'll make a big splash. As always, Please Examine And Comment Helpfully.

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Player Name: Raveled

Character Name: Chrome

Power Level: 10 (150/150)

Trade-Offs: None

Unspent Power Points: 0

Progress To Impervium Status: 0/150


In Brief: A sickly boy catapulted to superheroics with the help of alien nanotech.


Alternate Identity: Warren Locke

Identity: Secret

Birthplace: Freedom City

Occupation: Student

Affiliations: Claremont Academy, AEGIS

Family: Anthony (Father), Marie (Mother)



Age: 16 (DoB: September 1999)

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian/Cyborg

Height: 5' 8"

Weight: 330 lbs

Eyes: Brown/Yellow

Hair: Brown/Black


Warren Locke has an appearance that would make most creatures in the galaxy scream in fear. He looks a great deal like a Communion drone; his skin is shiny metal, his eyes are a glowing, solid yellow, and his 'hair' is a collection of black threads that glow with UV light. While many Communion drones were a forceful melding of such features, Warren has the entire package. His skin is obviously not normal metal, showing off his muscles underneath and moving just like natural skin.


With his image inducer activated, Warren looks like an unremarkable, if extremely fit, young man. His hair is brown and he lets it grow out down to his collar, and his eyes are similar and bright. He's naturally incapable of growing a beard, and his skin is pale (but the inducer could be reprogrammed to change either of those facts). He is extremely well-muscled and likes to show it off with tight shirts and shorts, when the weather's appropriate.


When he's expecting trouble, Warren wears the usual Claremont uniform. He favors a tee-shirt over the longer jacket and bike shorts over the longer trousers, sometimes choosing running shoes but just as often going barefoot.



Power Descriptions: Warren Locke has been infested/augmented by an AEGIS-modified dose of Communion nanobots. They've completely infused his body down to the last cell, and this makes him stronger and tougher than most people. The nanobots have been modified to sever their connection to the Communion overmind, but they still allow Warren to mentally interface with computers and other machines. Since his bones and skin and muscles are all now a nanobot construct, he can even transform his limbs into weapons.


His image inducer is a piece of technology that Claremont routinely issues to teenagers who have a non-human appearance. He's legally bound to wear it when off the grounds, unless he's acting as a superhero



History: Warren Locke has been sick for as long as he can remember. He had developmental problems and seizures as a child, but it wasn't until he was ten that he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It was a blessing and a curse; now the family knew what the root of the problem was they could fight it more directly, but Warren's parents had to face the fact that he was never going to magically get better, than he would probably die of the condition before they did. It was hard on their relationship, especially since Anthony was a soldier often deployed overseas, which left Marie to handle Warren's treatments and try to raise him.


Warren grew up a lot in various hospitals, spending more and more time there as he grew older and his disease progressed. The prognosis was not good and eventually the boy was spending almost all of his time in a hospital bed or a wheelchair, but he did his best to cope. When Anthony was at home it was hard for them to bond, since even something as simple as going to the movies was a medical endeavor, but they bonded over Anthony's collection of old Fifties and Sixties SF books. Father and son read yellowing paperbacks, books that were almost falling apart with age, and for a few hours Warren was a brave astronaut or doughty space explorer.


Things got easier when Anthony transferred from active duty to AEGIS and took a posting stateside. Marie and Warren moved with him from posting to posting, eventually settling in Freedom City when he was transferred to the AEGIS central office in the Federal Building. He continued to liaise between the civilian government and the experimental, superhuman exploits of AEGIS field agents, but at least he was able to be home most nights.


His job became much more hectic in late 2015 as the intergalactic menace of the Communion came to Earth. AEGIS and UNISON worked hand-in-hand, along with dozens of superheroic individuals and teams, fighting back the metallic enemy from beyond the stars; even after the Communion's overmind was destroyed the remnants of the incursion had to be collected and carefully stored away, lest they become a threat all on their own.


In this, Anthony saw a oft-dreamed for opportunity. A sample of Communion nanotech was lent to ASTRO Labs for testing. Anthony made sure as many scientists as possible were called to a meeting and hired a group of super-mercenaries to attack the lab. He was able to get his hands on a sample of altered Communion nanotech and raced to Freedom Medical Center, where Warren was being treated. He deliberately infected his son and, as his only child was overgrown with Communion metal, was taken into custody. The Communion nanobots went to work in the boy's body, forcing his disease into remission and rebuilt him. In a few days the silvery shell retreated, leaving him permanently changed and healed.


After a long conversation between his mother, AEGIS agents, ASTRO scientists, and a quiet woman in dark clothes, it was decided that he should be enrolled in Claremont Academy. The school was uniquely equipped to help Warren learn to use his new abilities -- and to contain him if he should turn out to be some kind of sleeper agent.



Personality & Motivation: Warren's an enthusiastic, earnest young man. He sincerely believes that he's been given a second chance at life and intends to take full advantage of it. He wants to see everything and travel everywhere, try a little bit of all that's around himself. Growing up with MS forced him to mature at an early age and sometimes he can seem overly serious compared to his peers, but that facade usually crumbles in minutes when he finds something else to be wide-eyed and enthusiastic about.


Warren's an army (well, Air Force) brat at heart and has an open and trusting view of the world, combined with a deep commitment to lofty ideals like Justice, Service, and Duty. He's also young enough to be naive, and sometimes the harsh realities of the world can clash disastrously with his untempered views.



Powers & Tactics: Warren is a largely untested combatant, and he favors simple tactics over elaborate battle plans. He's likely to charge straight at the biggest threat with his big claws, or stand off and blast it with his arm cannon. While he's perfectly capable of following more complex plans, he's also likely to be taken in by a villain's deception.




Champion of the Communion Chrome's nanobots are Communion constructs and scan as Communion technology to anyone with advanced enough sensors. Many individuals, especially in the wider galaxy, may attack him on sight.

Complicated Relationship Warren has a... complex view of his father, the military, and the Communion. A villain could exploit this to make him unsure of himself.

Electromagnetic Disability A powerful or targeted EMP could scramble the nanobots in Warren, reducing him to a normal person. In the middle of a fight that could be deadly.

Big Eater Warren's nanobots don't create matter from nothing; while they're very efficient, a large or prolonged use of a power like Regeneration would require him to eat a big meal. Or several big meals.

Tumblr Distraction Warren is always connected to the Internet, which means he can get distracted by trivial matters at any moment.

Naive Newcomer Warren has a simple view of the world, where Good and Evil are starkly defined and in sharp contrast. A persuasive enemy could confuse him, even temporarily turn him against his allies.



Abilities: -4 - 2 - 6 + 6 + 4 + 4 = 2 PP

Strength: 6/18 (-2/+4)

Dexterity: 8/14 (-1/+2)

Constitution: 4/26 (-3/+8)

Intelligence: 16 (+3)

Wisdom: 14 (+2)

Charisma: 14 (+2)



Combat: 8 + 8 = 16 PP

Initiative: +6

Attack: +4 Melee, +4 Ranged, +10 Cybernetic Enhancements

Grapple: +13/+9/+2

Defense: +10 (+4 Base, +6 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed

Knockback: -6/+1



Saving Throws: 2 + 4 + 6 = 12 PP

Toughness: +10/-3 (+8/-3 Con, +2 Protection)

Fortitude: +10/-2 (+8/-3 Con, +2)

Reflex: +6/+3 (+2/-1 Dex, +4)

Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6)



Skills: 64R = 16 PP

Computers 8 (+11)

Diplomacy 8 (+10)

Gather Information 8 (+10)

Intimidate 10 (+12)

Knowledge (Popular Culture) 7 (+10)

Knowledge (Technology) 7 (+10)

Notice 8 (+10)

Sense Motive 8 (+10)



Feats: 13 PP

All-Out Attack

Challenge (Fast Startle)

Dodge Focus 6


Move-By Action

Power Attack





Powers: 4 + 87 = 91 PP


Comprehend 2 (Electronics 2) [4 PP]


Alternate Form 17.4 [87 PP]

Cybernetic Enhancements 10 (20 PP, Feats: Accurate 2, Alternate Power 1) [23 PP]

Base Effect: Damage 6 (Feat: Mighty, Extra: Linked [+0] [Super-Strength], Penetrating [10]) + Super-Strength 4 (Stacks with Super-Strength 1 for Super-Strength 5, Str 53, Extra: Linked [+0] [Damage]) (Cyber Claws) [20/20]

Alternate Power: Damage 10 (Extras: Range/Ranged) (Arm Cannon) [20/20]


Density 4 (+8 STR, +2 Protection, +1 Immovable, +1 Super-Strength, Feat: Innate, Subtle 2, Extra: Permanent) [Cyber-bulk] [15 PP]


Enhanced Constitution 22 + Enhanced Dexterity 6 + Enhanced Strength 4 (Cyber Bodybuilding) [32 PP]


Integral Comms 3 (6 PP, Feat: Alternate Power) [7 PP]

Base Effect: Datalink 5 (5 miles, Feat: Machine Control) (Computer Chat) [6/6]

Alternate Power: Communication 5 (5 miles, Feat: Subtle) (Cyber Cell) [6/6]

Leaping 2 (x2, move action) [1 PP]


Regeneration 3 (Bruised 3 [No Action]) (Self-Repair Subroutines) [3 PP]


Speed 2 (10 MPH) [1 PP]


Super-Senses 5 (Accurate Radius Ranged Radio Sense, Feat: Uncanny Dodge [Audio]) (RADAR) [5 PP]



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



DC Block

ATTACK                RANGE    SAVE                       EFFECT
Unarmed (Unpowered)   Touch    DC 13 Toughness (Staged)   Damage (Physical)
Unarmed (Powered)     Touch    DC 19 Toughness (Staged)   Damage (Physical)
Cyber Claw            Touch    DC 25 Toughness (Staged)   Damage (Physical)
Arm Cannon            Ranged   DC 25 Toughness (Staged)   Damage (Energy)

Totals: Abilities (2) + Combat (16) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (16) + Feats (13) + Powers (91) - Drawbacks (0) = 150/150 Power Points

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