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Always room to grow... (superpowered character dossiers)

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:21 am    Post subject: Always room to grow... (superpowered character dossiers) Reply with quote

I really enjoy the "Superpowers Companion" for the Savage worlds rules.
You see I am an old school jeff grub Marvel superheroes roleplaying game fan. Way back in the 1980's I had a very awesome immagination.
I made it a point to create dynamic, radically different, characters. Sometimes powers and power feats had to be invented because there wasn't anything like the character in question.

I am a story teller, and I was really into superheroes. I had a collection of some 400 and was really dying to tell their stories...
Now, some 30 years later, I am a disabled vet. I have been blown up, burned, and was out of bennies when I needed them (so to speak).
I cann't think like a normal person, I think in terms of "gist" rather than precise definition.

I want to share a few of my characters with you savages. I hope you can use them for your own stories..* *Just so you know, I won't be posting all 400 of my character Ideas, I only have something like 30 now*


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 3:59 am    Post subject: So now, some setting background, aka, "The conspiracy&q Reply with quote

This something you as a game manager +story teller are going to know, but never share with your players in any way:

The conspiracy.
1. Theoretical Knowledge of "DNA" as a biological master blueprint actually dates back to the late 19th century (such as 1890).
2. Absurdly wealthy and inventive minds pooled resources to conduct a "human genome project" about 90 years before the acknowledged program was conducted (from 1994 to 2003).
3. The accumilating data in automated ford labs with babage-edison "electrified computational devices" was too big for anyone to really grasp. no human team of biologists, Chemists, and biochemists could grasp the interplay of billions sequences by looking at a warehouse full of punch cards.
4. Break for world war I, discovering eugenic and genetic efforts to make super soldiers lead to a secret effort to 're-awaken' the genome project.
5. Organized crime had nothing on the evil of organized goverment, as technology continued to advance new efforts were made to develop usefull tools from the data.
6. World war 2, while a race for the atom bomb was supposedly clandestine, the real race, for superhumans was completely burried in secrecy. In fact several "brilliant" minds of that time who were later reported as a war casuallty, were actually permanent staff for the genome project. The goverment was able to seize scientists and research once the war ended. Add in a certain U.F.O. crash and the technology to accomplish every dream (and nightmare) fell into our hands.
7. The red scare, cold war: with the spies and traitors giving away atomic secrets, Numerous special projects had to be kept burried- for our own sakes. infact, so many of the teams would grow old and die durring this time that underground research bunkers would eventually also double as tombs for all the scientists involved.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 4:38 am    Post subject: but who had the power to pull the plug? Reply with quote

8. Who knew about all this? who had the power to dump cement in to bunker lab access tunnels, sealing them for all time? Who where the guys pulling the strings and collecting the rewards?

we don't know. What we do know is that when they disolved the project and went seperate ways, these Executives took the knowledge gathered by the projects with them. Some may have founded medical companies, pharmacutical research, all the while making it standard operating procedure to gather data and materials to continue their research privately.

then a discovery:
9. the polymerase twister. a special sequence of genes that unlocked a brief single generation of radical mutation. (*Based on the theory that evolution isn't always a slow process of natural selection, but occasionally has radical leaps.) the Polytwister, produced random effects on par with with the leap that resulted in a simian species developing human consciousness, intellect, and technological instinct.
because of the radically random results, they would need a huge pool of test subjects... something called Logistics renders secrecy impossible, they would have to find another way.

10. NOMAD 7. the surviving project managers still wanted super soldiers, but now they were also seeking IMMORTALITY, and were willing to kill everyone else to get it. they started issuing a specific keyed Polytwister through medications: thalidomide was a disaster, and the one responsible for it paid for their failure. why not test a substance in a battlefield? korea and vietnam, "agent orange"... also, they feared it could result in giving the enemy supersoldiers, and all their research.

11. They had to leave the poytwister untampered, they had to allow it to be random, otherwise they would not be able to hide what they had done.
The NOMAD 7, Directly tampered with thousands of immunizations mixxed in the millions distributed nation wide. it would take time to get their data, but the test subjects (children) would have to come in for a check up sooner or later...

12. Today, the nomad 7 is under new management, the heirs of the nomad 7 bastards who are capable of far worse. They are a management of souless monsters that have no qualms about causing generations of unparalled levels of human suffering, using any means to augment themselves with what they KNOW works, as they pursue unlimited power, wealth, and immortality.

that is the backstory. we come to today. somewhere a poor kid is about to evolve. welcome to the urban myth, the modern superhero: the confused, superpowered, teen, with no resources No cliche' superbase, no crime fighting lab, no rocket car, no wrist communicators, no team costumes...

we come to today. not a golden, silver, bronze, iron, age of comics.
this is the asphalt age.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 5:13 am    Post subject: Raw list by code name and associated powers+ skills Reply with quote

here is an unorganized list of characters showing, "code name" an associated power, skills, and archetype:

Bleak , "Darkness generation linked to radar sense" (radiates a 100% quantum tunneling effect, where a spectrum of light simply passes through matter witout reflecting. as this effect radiates from him and he must apply aditional effort to phase light through denser material, he can see via this radar sense.) no skills, archetype: Nerd with psychotic vengeful alter ego, uses power as a means to get what he wants. smart enough to keep it all a secret...

Cross, "beserk fury" amplified strength, toughness, doesn't feel pain, frenzied fighter. Cross is a sick punk who idealizes white supremacy groups, and he wants to be an unoffical 'helping hand'...
(*where the hulk is a monster of rage, Cross is a psychopath of HATE*)

Gun Bunny, "Telekinetic Technology Animation" kimmie was going to move out of her mom's trailer anyway she could, even if that meant starting her 16 yr old life as a stripper. a stripper who wore Anime-robot-bunnygirl outfits to amuse the wealthy asian clientele of the club. When a drunken brawl resulted in a gun fight Kimmie wished her costume was real. Backed into a corner, surronded by dead bodyguards, bouncers, and the psycho she lost it. Kimmie stood up and cried out, screaming. Metal guns, shattered stools, and weapons floated up and assembled on her costume...
While her would be murderer stared, the sawed off shot gun on he shoulder swivelled towards him and fired. Kimmie is just the least little bit insane now, and is using her power to assemble a more advanced version of a mecha suit she saw in the anime.


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throttle while most people's metabolism could be viewed as slow moving piece of farm equipment, jake's metabolism was more like a funny car with a nitrous booster. His body stores up large internalized pouches of sugars, water, and oxygen. for a brief period Jake can "throttle up" his metabolism to burn these stored reserves. this isn't superspeed that forgets all the laws of physics. Jake can boost his strength and speed to world record breaking levels of performance for a few minutes total. The price tag? he has to refill his energy reserves by eatting and drinking far more than normal.
Archetype: ruined realist. Jake was looking at a future as a professional athelete, that is until charges of blood dopping and steroid abuse were brought against him...
Jake's family was nearly destroyed by these accusations, and jake lost everything he thought he was going to have. Jake ran away from home.
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Knockout "invisible Hypnotic aura" (this is not, supernatural beauty, more like "Psionic attractiveness +8 charisma")Gloria was used to charming everyone around her to get what she wanted. Her childhood antics turned into dangerous games of flirtation, and as she grew into a young woman she realized that she was always getting what she wanted... in fact she realized, there wasn't anything she couldn't have just by asking for it.

All A's, able to "take the day off" if she wanted to, the job as a spokesmodel for an autoplaza, the pay raise, her first car, even a date with the Quarterback... which turned in an attempted rape, which ended with her being ostracized and unable to go back to school or the innocent girly girl princess that she used to be. the trauma of the event left her with 'rape crisis' panic disorder. She has learned that her unconscious was somehow planting a suggestion in the minds of those who could see her directly. Whenever someone gets too close/suggestive to her, Her unconscious will knock the person out.
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Frenzi Shae, Total body muscle shares striation advantages. Like heart muscle She never gets tired, she never has to stop, and like eyelid muscles she can be as fast as a blink of an eye...
shae loved her kenpo classes, she believed that her practice had honed her agility, coordination, speed, and reflexes. Shae wanted to be a fighter but her father a police detective frowned on the idea. He had gotten her the classes to build her esteem and give her a fighting chance if somebody tried to bully her. Shae joined a street fighting ring that her father was going to bust. Shae had hit her opponent so hard that he was killed instantly, looking over her blood covered fist into her father's eyes Shae ran away. She cann't go home, Her own father will arrest her.
Archetypes: grieving daddy's girl? always trying to prove herself? thrillseeking assassin? or some twisted sickening blend of all three.


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gayle gail (wind sheath, i.e. she emits a charge that breaks molecular bonds of air in an exothermic reaction, I.e. She can create strong winds within a 10 foot radius centered on her, Device required to "fly", "armor", "thermal resistance" )
Gail loved the family business; designing, testing, and skydiving in customized squirel suits. She loved using the cad program, assembling the carbon fiber ribbing, sewing together the exotic super cloths with funny names like "mylar", "kevlar", etc. She loved to incorporate heavy duty strapping and mounting the areo-pad (an I-phone like widget that shows GPS map, altitude, air speed, and weather info).In fact she had a hand in the recent OMEGA TEAM movie designing "w.a.s.p.'s" x winged glider armor costume (it wasn't used, the suit didn't have enough surface to create the needed lift) One day while she was trying out the X-suit herself She saw her family's plane stall. They were going to crash! Gail ran outside as if she could reach them, somehow to save them...
That's when it happened for the first time. Gail was flying. She was able to get under the belly of the falling plane and help land it. Her family wants her to keep her gift a secret.

Gail is figguratively addicted to her ability to fly, and has used her powers to prevent bank robers from fleeing a crime scene, Because of the danger she has redesigned her X-winged armor suit...

She goes by the code name "gayle" because it's an apt description of her power to generate powerful wind around her.
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Vincci vincent ,Psychic Spray paint, (Psi directed atomic photon reflection frequency shift) Vincent is an artist who started as a tagger. Most don't call graphitti art, He does, He makes art. what's really cool for him is that he doesn't need a satchel full of cans, doesn't get any spills on his clothes, and never makes a mistake. If he can imagine the picture and imagine creating it, it'll apear just like that!
The bad news is that if he stops concentrating, the image begins to blur, and then fade out. He's learned from practice how his power works and what tricks he can pull with it (fake bridges, doors, concealing walls, decoys, images, write messages, create smokescreens, fake laser lights, temporarily blind a foe, are some of his ideas).
Archtype: Tagger, street trash attitude,
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MASTERMIND Daniel, powers: Tantrums, insider knowledge (Psionic- telepathic: assault and mind probe with photographic memory)
Daniel is a preteen youth who has a genius intellect, but minimal maturity. He uses his impressive intellect and minimal telepathic ability to cheat: learning answers, access codes, guard shifts, and other "inside" security information. As 'Mastermind' he plans various thefts and capers to fill his pockets with spending cash. Should he be caught or have his plans foiled his emmotional outbursts hint at what he will someday become. a monster, a telepath with the ability to inflict so much emmotion and nerve pain that he might be able to kill...
For now, he calls it throwing a "tantrum".
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Wretch leon, Alchemical projectile vomit, (body fabricates various specialized projectile vommit: acid spew, glue snares, incindiary, explosive, Smoke screen, flame extinguishing, horrid stench, mark-paint, oil slick, even "freeze barf")
Leon, was a pitiful sight to behold; thin, weak, gangly, sunken dark eyes, He had been recycled through a number of group homes and was on the verge of being arrested when he "suddenly felt sick". His acid vomit disolved the cop's left forearm. now, a homeless fugitive from the law and unable to disguise his distinctive features, Leon doesn't know what to do.
If only someone could show him...
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trinity Lara-anne-mae, "duplicate selves" limit two coppies. Somethimes when a mother is having twins, sometimes only one baby is born. The child having absorbed it's twin at a very early stage in the pregnancy. Such persons can live their entire lives not knowing that they could have had a twin.
Larane mae, is a mutant. Whoese mutation is that originally she was a triplet, that merged durring the pregnancy. She grew as one person, and then one day discovered she was and always had been three women. Larane Mae is able to merge and seperate with her sisters. It had been feared that she was schitzophrenic until she demonstrated for her family what she could do. She introduced herself and sisters as: Lara, anne, and may. there are considerable advantages for her abilities for example, by taking shifts, one sister could operate the gestalt body while the others sleep. as her sisters are very nearly duplicates of her they can pass for her, when she needs to be in more than one place at the same time...
Her family freaked out being religous fundamentalists, and she had to run away from home.
To support herselves, she has adopted the moniker "trinity" and engages in minor burglary...
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Karma korry (Troubleshooter visions, and precognitive consciousness,max of 8 seconds future preception and planning).Korry had always been quick. Korry figgured her quickness had been honed by her childhood gymnastics and karate classes until the dreams started coming. Kory started dreaming of people calling for help. when the visions started becoming more urgent, even invading her daily life, She tried to ignore them. They had felt so real, the fear and pain as if it was her own...
Korry was so disturbed by one vision that she ducked into an alley to try and fight it off- only to find that it wasn't a dream. A teen was being mugged for crossing through gang turff, the very same person in her vision. Korry fought off the attackers with supernatural speed and grace. It was as if she knew everything they were going to do, even if she couldn't see!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHZs18Js3NU

If a persons consciousness, awareness, and actions could be guided by a foreknowledge, then you could kind of say, that the person was choosing the "optimal outcome"...

powers wise: awareness (3 pts.) + Danger sense (5 pts.)
as to the clairvoyance and precognitive "trouble shooting" power, it is something in the hands of the story teller. as a power it should be beneficial, enabling one to react to threats towards persons close to you. as a hindrance, the storyteller can reveal to you random useless info, or vital information when it is too late to act.
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