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Power Level: 11/15 (250/250) [251]

Unspent Power Points: 0

Trade-Offs: +1 attack/-1 DC; +1 defense/-1 toughness

In Brief: Socialist Synthetic Organism. 

Alternate Identity:  Winter Snow
Birthplace: Northern Scandinavia

Residence: Freedom City, Downtown (Run down flat)
Base of Operations: Freedom City
Occupation: Refuse Collector
Affiliations: Freedom City Refuse and Sewer services
Family: None


Description: As Synth (As Winter Snow)
Age:  7 (18/8/2010)
Apparent Age:25
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 70Kgs
Eyes: Blue (Green)
Hair: Chestnut (Jet Black)


Synth can take on the appearance of any human. As such Synth has no gender, but “her” main secret ID (Winter Snow) is female, so “she” tends to use this pronoun.


In natural state, Synth is a pale white, hairless human with no apparent gender. The skin is slightly translucent, and her appearance as a whole is pretty unnerving to look at. Whilst asleep, she reverts to this default form.


When Synth activates “hypertrophied” muscles, Synth looks visibly (and extraordinarily) more muscular.


Winter Snow, her main Secret ID is a tall woman with rather messy choppy hair. She is beautiful in a sense, but scruffy with drab, cheap clothes.







As a “superhero” (and there is time to change), she wears a dark all in one spandex number. She changes her appearance slightly, her eyes becoming blue, her hair and skin lighter. 


Synth was created in a top secret laboratory in northern Sweden, led by Dr Ingvar Nyberg. Unknown to the team of scientists, the facility and research was funded by SHADOW to investigate creating the perfect “Aryan”. The team had access to Utopian (particularly, Superior) DNA.


Synth grew up quickly, maturing in a year with full cognitive faculties and superhuman physical abilities.

With such success, SHADOW moved in to reap its reward. Dr Nyberg managed to smuggle Synth out. The research team are gone, presumed (?) dead.


With no identity, Synth moved to America. After some adventures as a superhero, Synth went into temporary retirement as part of self-discovery. She has worked a number of menial jobs, and had a number of identities. She settled down as part of the refuge collection service of the city. She would have been happy enough doing this, until she found on of her work friends murdered in a dumpster.


Anger aside, she felt she could no longer just live the simple life…she had a duty to clean up the city, in more ways than one… 


Possessed of superhuman senses and spending days rummaging around the rubbish of the rich, famous, criminal, and ordinary citizen alike, Synth often comes across some interesting stuff…


Personality & Motivation:
Synth is reflective, wise, and even introspective. She leans heavily to liberal socialist politics, finding much to admire in democracy and little to admire in capitalism. That said, she is not a political person but finds her expresses her beliefs in day to day empathy.


As synth also carries the imprinted memories of several scientists (and their brain patterns), she can also get a little odd, or unpredictable, if those personalities reassert themselves. That said, those brain patterns are generally of (relatively) benign and sensible scientists, and the imprinted memories usually have a rather vague quality rather than full blown personalities (unless…)


Powers & Tactics:
Synth has the ability to change her body to any humanoid. The change takes several seconds of concentration and is also painful depending on how extreme and speedy the change is. For this reason Synth will usually (time permitting) change slowly.  


As an artificial organism, Synth has several superhuman traits. Synth has superhuman strength, agility, endurance and speed. Synth’s senses are extremely acute. Synth does not age and is immune to poison and disease. Synth can control her own biological functions voluntarily (such as heart rate or various hormones like adrenaline) and is able to change muscle function; normally (as it is most comfortable), Synth’s muscles are extremely efficient, able to function with minimal metabolic demands.

Alternatively, they can hypertrophy and gain additional power, or become loose and elastic, meaning Synth has remarkable contortionist abilities.


Synth’s cells can “infect” others, causing them to break out in contagious boils or blotches, a tactic used against biological targets. Synth’s cells can also regenerate, and can cannibalize others flesh.


Due to imprinted memories, Synth is an expert in many biological / psychological fields.


Synth has no formal martial art training and will always prefer non-violent or non-lethal conflict resolution. In a fight, Synth will use a combination of strength, speed, and advanced knowledge of pressure points / anatomy to subdue rather than “skill” in combat.



Inhuman: Regular medicine, unless done by biogenetic experts, will be ineffective on Synth, or possibly harmful. In addition, whilst Synth normally has immunity to poison and disease, certain engineered toxins and diseases will still affect her (or possibly she might be especially vulnerable to them).


Ugly: Whilst Synth can normally choose attractive forms, the “natural” state is pretty hard on the eye (and sensitive to sunburn!). When she sleeps, for instance, she will revert to this state. Of course, this is not a complication unless actually being horribly ugly causes some additional problems over and above losing morphed status).


Pain: Quickly changing appearance hurts Synth. Very slow changes (an hour) are barely noticeable. If done slowly (a few

minutes) it is an unpalatable ache. A speedy transformation can be anything from a griping pain (if the changes are relatively minor) to a crippling agony (for major changes of size, build, or gender). This could leave Synth flat footed, stunned, or even unconscious, and at the very least are distracting. Reverting to "natural" state is, however, painless. 


Memories: Synth has the imprinted brain patterns of several top scientists which can bubble, distract or even change her personality, particularly if Synth is tired or drained. Whilst most of these brain patterns are benign, this is not automatically so. In addition, whilst Synth can normally access these “echoes” to gain expert knowledge of biological sciences, this might not always be the case. It is possible certain psychology experts or psionic / mental powers might take advantage of this part of her.


Job Stinks: The job smells. If called away mid work, she will certainly have a detectible (and unpleasant) odour. Even out of hours and after a shower, sensitive noses (such as the scent supersense) may well pick up her day job. She would have to some time with industrial strength detergents to completely wipe the smell away. Aside from this making her recognisable, it may also make social interactions more difficult. In addition, refuse collection is not well paid; Winter snow is struggling financially (run down rented room, no car, etc). 

Abilities: 16 + 32 + 20 + 6 + 8 + 4 = 86
Strength: 26 (+8) [30 (+10) with Rage]
Dexterity: 42 (+16)
Constitution: 30 (+10)
Intelligence: 16 (+3)
Wisdom: 18 (+4)
Charisma: 14 (+2)

Combat: 24 + 24 = 48
Initiative: +20
Attack: +12
Defense: +12, +6 Flat Footed

Grapple: +28 (Additional +3 with Hypertrophied muscles)
Knockback: -5

Saving Throws: 2 + 2 + 2 = 6
Toughness: +10 (+10 Con)
Fortitude: +14 (+10 Con, +4) [+16 with Rage]
Reflex: +16 (+16 Dex)
Will: +6 (+4 Wis, +2) [+8 with Rage]

Skills: 100 Ranks = 25 PP

Acrobatics 8 (+24)

Bluff 4 (+6)

Climb 4 (+6)

Craft (Mechanical) 4 (+7)

Diplomacy 4 (+6)

Disguise 0 (+2) Skill Mastery [+20/+22 With Morph]

Drive 4 (+20) Skill Mastery

Escape Artist 0 (+16) Skill Mastery [With Hypermobile Muscles 16 (+32)]

Intimidate 4 (+6)

Knowledge (Behaviour Sciences) 8 (+11) [Enhanced: 16 (+19)]

Knowledge (Life Sciences) 8 (+11) [Enhanced: 16 (+19)]

Knowledge (Streetwise) 4 (+7)

Language 4 (English, French, German, Russian, Swedish)

Medicine 8 (+12) Skill Mastery [Enhanced: 16 (+20)]

Notice 12 (+16)

Search 4 (+7)

Sense Motive 8 (+12)

Stealth 8 (+24)

Swim 4 (+12)

Feats: 17 PP
Acrobatic Bluff

Blind Fight


Defensive Attack

Evasion 2

Grappling Finesse

Improved Critical 2 (Unarmed Attack)

Improved Initiative 1

Jack of All Trades

Move By Action

Skill Mastery (Disguise, Drive, Escape Artist, Medicine)

Takedown Attack 1

Stunning Attack

Ultimate Effort [Fort Saves]

Uncanny Dodge (Auditory)


As Enhanced Traits:

Attractive 2 (Potentially)

Endurance 5 (with hyper efficient muscles active)

Rage 1 (10 Round Duration)

Powers: 6 + 3 + 7 + 2 + 8 + 6 + 1 + 2 + 7 + 2 + 25 = 69


Enhanced Trait 6 (Knowledge [Behavioural Sciences] 8, Knowledge [life sciences] 8, Medicine 8) [6 PP] “Imprinted Biomedical Science Memories”


Feature: Autonomic control (Feats: Rage, 10 rounds) [3 PP] “Synthetic organism”


Synth has complete control over her autonomic nervous system. Examples of use would be to fool lie detectors, or a situational bonus to certain effects that directly affect the autonomic system (like slowing or speeding her heart up). The rage feat indicates the related ability to flood her body with a “fight or flight” response



Immunity 7 (Aging, Cold, Critical Hits, Disease, Own infection power, Poison) “Synthetic Organism” [Biological]


Leaping 2 (x5 distance, total: running 90’, standing 45’, high jump 22’[2PP] “Synthetic organism”


Morph 4 (Humans, +20 to disguise rolls, Extras: Duration [continuous], Feats: Attractive  2, Drawbacks: Full round to change [-3], Not clothes or inorganic material [-2], Power Loss: Sleep [-1]) [8 PP] “Synthetic organism”


Muscle Array (5 PP Array, Feats: Alternate Power 2, Drawbacks: Move action to change array[6 PP]

BP: Enhanced Trait 5 (Endurance 5) [5/5 PP] “Hyperefficient muscles”

AP: Super Strength 3 (+15 to Strength, Drawbacks: Noticeable[5/5 PP] “Hypertrophied muscles”

AP: Enhanced Trait 4 (Escape Artist +15) linked with Quickness 3 (Additional x10 for x50 total, Flaws: One task [Escape Artistry]) [5/5 PP] “Hyperflexible muscles”


Quickness 2 (x5 Speed, Flaws: Physical actions only[1 PP] “Synthetic Organism”


Speed 2 (25 mph or 220’/rnd) [2 PP] “Synthetic organism”


Super Senses 7 (Acute Olfactory, Analytical Tactile, Extended Hearing 1 [x10], Extended Olfactory 1 [x10], Extended Vision 1 [x10], Low Light Vision, Tracking [Olfactory]) [7 PP] “Synthetic organism” [Biological]


Swimming 2 (5mph or 44’/rnd) [2 PP] “Synthetic organism”


Synthetic Cell Array (21 PP Array, Feats: Alternative Power 4) [25 PP] [Biological / Cellular]

BPNauseate 10 (Extras: Contagious, Feats: Reversible, Flaws: Requires Grapple) [21/21PP] “Infect”

AP: Healing 10 (Extras: Total, Feats: Regrowth, Flaws: Tiring[21/21] “Regenerate”

AP: Strike 10 (Extras: Alt Save [Fort], Vampiric, Feats: Incurable, Flaws: Requires Grapple)[21/21PP] “Cannibalize”

AP: Nullify 10 (All mutation powers, Extras: Alt Save [+0, Fort], Disease [+2], Feats: Reversible, Flaws: Range [Touch], Requires Grapple) [21/21 PP] “Genetic shutdown”

AP: Nauseate 10 (Extras: Area [Cloud], Contagious, Feats: Reversible, Flaws: Action [Full], Tiring) [21/21 PP] “Shed infected skin spores”




Vulnerability (Acid, uncommon, Minor, +1 DC) [-1 PP)

DC Block

ATTACK               RANGE                 SAVE                    EFFECT
Unarmed              Touch                 DC 23/25* Tough         Damage (Staged)

Infect               Touch                 DC 25 Fort              Nauseate

Cannibalize          Touch                 Dc 25 Fort              Damage (Staged)

 *With Rage Active

Totals: Abilities 86 + Skills 25 + Feats 17 + Powers 69 + Combat 48 + Saves 6 – Drawbacks 1 = 250/250PP


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