Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Homebrew Supers: Cybeast


M&M Stats
PL: 10 (150 pp)

ABILITIES: STR: 25 (+7) DEX: 12 (+1) CON: NA INT: 12 (+1) WIS: 16 (+3) CHA: 10 (0)

SKILLS: Climb 12 (+19), Computers 8 (+9), Concentration (+3), Drive 12 (+13), Escape Artist (+1), Gather Info 8 (+8 ), Investigate 12 (+13), Civics 8 (+9), Streetwise 12 (+13), Technology 4 (+5), Notice 4 (+7), Search 4 (+5), Sense Motive 8 (+11), Stealth (+1), Survival (+3), Swim (+7)

FEATS: Attack Focus (Melee) (4), Critical Strike, Improved Grapple, Power Attack, Set-Up, Takedown Attack (1), Fearsome Presence (4), Startle

POWERS: Super-Strength [4], *Protection [8], Impervious [8], Immunity (Life Support) [9], Super-Senses (Communication Link, Infravision, Radio, Ultra-Hearing, X-Ray Vision) [8]

COMBAT: Attack 10 [Unarmed +7 (Bruise)] Defense 20 (15 flat-footed) Init 1

SAVES: Toughness 10 (10 flat-footed) Fortitude 7 Reflex 5 Will 7

Abilities 15 + Skills 23 (92 ranks) + Feats 14 + Powers 41 + Combat 40 + Saves 17 – Drawbacks 0 = 150 / 150

MSH Stats

Health: 126        Karma: 46
Resources: TY   Popularity: 10

Cybernetic Being: Cybeast is a robotic being (he once had a living brain, but it has since been replaced with a computer imprinted with his memories and personality) and has the following powers:
·          Invulnerability: RM protection from physical and energy damage. 
·          Immunities: Cybeast is immune to poisons, diseases, the effects of the vacuum of space, and has no need to eat or breathe. 
·          Hyper-Hearing: RM
·          X-Ray Vision: RM
·          Darkvision: RM

Talents: Martial Arts B, Detective, Driving, Interrogation, Law Enforcement, Computers, Electronics.
Contacts: The Posse

Real Name: Jason Richards
Identity: Secret
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 700 lbs
Hair: None (was sandy blonde)
Eyes: Red (was blue)
Nationality: American (legally deceased)
Ethnicity: Caucasian

The man that became the cyborg super-hero known as Cybeast was once a Chicago cop named Jason Richards. Jason was a good cop as well with several merits for courage and bravery above and beyond the call of duty. He was the ruler that all other cops were measured…and that was the problem.

Not only was Jason good at bringing career criminals to justice, but he also had a nose for sniffing out corrupt cops as well. He had uncovered a group of officers in league with a splinter cell of the Russian mafia funneling drugs, guns, and prohibited military-grade weapons and armor into and out of the country. The more he dug the higher up the food chain the conspiracy went, all the way up to a couple representatives and a senator. This case was hot, and he couldn’t trust anyone with the information. Unfortunately, he was found out.

Jason was assigned to a murder case and once he got the crime scene, the trap was sprung. He was ambushed and killed by several mafia goons. The story was written up as simple mugging turned bad and Jason was given the usual state funeral befitting a hero. His smuggling case files were quickly rounded up and destroyed, and Detective Richards was forgotten by all involved.

Since Jason didn’t have a family (he was an only child, his parents died several years ago, and his ex-wife was living with her new husband in Aruba) he was the perfect candidate for an a new cybernetic battlesuit that would make use of the brain of deceased soldiers and policemen to continue fighting for justice. His body was quietly bought by the Cyberworks on the day of his death and was promptly taken to their Silicon Valley facility.

Jason “awoke” in a lab. His sight was strange, red tinted with information on his surroundings in a sort of HUD integrated with his sight. He reached for his sidearm, but didn’t find it. That’s when he noticed that his body was huge and made of metal. He screamed out for an explanation and was promptly shut down. When he next awoke, he was debriefed on his programming parameters.

The CyCop project was designed to create “moral” robots. While Cyberworks had made great strides in creating thinking AI’s, they still couldn’t perfect them to have the “moral compass” greatly needed in policework. The idea was to use the brains of officers and soldiers that have shown great morality, courage, and bravery to enhance the basic combat field AI. Memories would be blocked, but the “conscience” would remain. There were police agencies the world over anxiously awaiting the results in order to place their orders (Cyberworks conveniently left out that human “donors” were needed to most of the more upstanding agencies).

For weeks, Jason, or X-1 as he was called, was put through various tests to show off his physical and moral prowess, which thanks to his cybernetic body was profound, and how he handled situations that take more of a human touch from hostage situations to dealing with domestic issues. So far, the experiments were a resounding success. Not since that brief moment when he went active too early had Jason been able to access any of his memories.

That would not last.

During a routine test to measure Jason’s durability he was subjected to a small EMP blast. This wasn’t the first time he had run through the test, but this time something unexpected happened. When the blast hit him, it shut down the memory blocks. With the blocks removed, Jason’s memories flooded back to him. He relived his entire life in the span of seconds. His childhood, the loss of his parents, his marriage, finding out his wife was cheating on him and the subsequent divorce, the revulsion and anger of finding out that many of the cops around him were corrupt, and finally his death and the terror at discovering that he was somehow still alive when he knew he should be dead all came back in a tidal wave. Needless to say, he went berserk.

Jason tore through the training center walls, not sure where he was going (or even where he was), only knowing that he needed to get out. He needed to get answers, and he needed to make sure that whoever did this to him went to jail for a long time along with the bastards that set him up.

Jason’s handlers were shocked and terrified that he had somehow broken loose, but the information they were gathering on just how successful the project really was made sure that their project would continue to receive funding in spite of this setback. They gave the alert for security forces to take out X-1 and return the subject to the lab. Too bad, they didn’t realize that they built Jason a little too well. He tore through the security forces and made his escape.

After hours of dodging security forces and running for what was hours, Jason stopped by a creek. He wasn’t tired and wasn’t hungry, but felt he should rest and at least think through what happened. He reached to take off his helmet, but found he couldn't remove it. In a fit of rage, he tore the faceplate off and cast it aside. As he bent down to the water to take a drink, he cried out in terror as he saw his reflection. Instead of his face, there was nothing but a metallic skull grinning back at him. That’s it, he thought. He died and was now a monster.

Over the next few months, he took down the people that had him killed. He rarely killed the men, but few would lead normal lives again. It went against his code to take a life, even if those lives weren't worth anything to begin with, but if they had turned him into a monster he would be their worst nightmare.

With the last of his conspirators dealt with, he turned his attention to Cyberworks. He knew that unless they were stopped, they would continue to defile the dead to further their research. That when he met up with James Justice and the Posse.

The Posse is a group of heroes with varied backgrounds and abilities all with one thing in common: Cyberworks did something to them. Jason, who had since take up the mantle of Cybeast, joined the team and has been with them ever since.

Shortly before taking on the android, Motor Lisa, it was discovered that Jason’s brain was starting to decompose. He was becoming violent at random times, having hallucinations, and became incoherent and unpredictable as well. He even left the team to find his ex-wife, which lead to a couple people discovering that Jason Richards is alive (in a sense). It wasn’t until the team discovered Motor Lisa that they were able to get their hands on technology that allowed them to replace Jason’s brain with a totally electronic one.

Cybeast is an imposing figure. He stands at six and a half feet tall and has a solidly built body made out of nearly indestructible alloys. When going into combat, Jason wears his visor up, showing his metallic skull face, which often shakes the will of his foes. When out of combat, he wears his visor down as to not creep out his teammates or anyone else they are dealing with. He typically wears a tight shirt and black combat pants with combat boots. He continually puts on a coating of silver Rust-O-Leum over the X-1 serial number on his chest. Jason doesn’t want to be known as that number ever again.

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