Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Homebrew Supers: Deathstrider


M&M Stats
PL: 16 (240 pp)

ABILITIES: STR: 42 (+16) DEX: 14 (+2) CON: NA INT: 10 (0) WIS: 20 (+5) CHA: 10 (0)

SKILLS: Climb (+16), Concentration (+5), Escape Artist (+2), Intimidate 20 (+20), Notice (+5), Sense Motive 20 (+25), Stealth (+2), Survival (+5), Swim (+16)

FEATS: All-out Attack, Chokehold, Critical Strike, Improved Grab, Improved Grapple, Improved Sunder, Takedown Attack (2), Seize Initiative, Fearless, Startle, Fearsome Presence (10)

POWERS: Growth (permanent) [4], Immunity (Life Support, Mental effects) [19], *Immovable [16], Unstoppable, , *Protection [16], Impervious [16], Space Travel [2], Death Touch [20], *Super-Strength [6], Groundstrike, , Thunderclap, , Shockwave,

COMBAT: Attack 14 [Unarmed +16 (Bruise)] Defense 14 (12 flat-footed) Init 2

SAVES: Toughness 16 (16 flat-footed) Fortitude 0 Reflex 2 Will 5

Abilities 36 + Skills 10 (40 ranks) + Feats 21 + Powers 133 + Combat 40 + Saves 0 – Drawbacks 0 = 240 / 240

MSH Stats
Health: 335       Karma: 54
Resources: N/A  Popularity: -200

Growth: GD (permanent)
Immunities: Deathstrider is immune to disease, poisons, the effects of the vacuum of space, has no need to eat or breathe, and is immune to all attempt to read or control its mind.
Invulnerability: UN
Death Touch: Living beings touched by the Deathstrider are subjected to a CL1000 Disruption attack. 
Immovability: Deathstrider somehow is able to anchor himself gravitationally to the ground, it takes a Red FEAT with UN Strength to move the Deathstrider involuntarily.
Emotion Control (Fear): UN
Flight: TY
Life Detection: AM

Talents: Intimidation

Real Name: Unknown
Height: 15’
Weight: Approximately 90 tons
Hair: Black
Eyes: Red
Nationality: None
Ethnicity: Unknown alien species

On countless worlds among countless societies, there are legends that talk of the Deathstrider; a force of destruction so powerful that entire armadas are said to have fallen to its wrath. The Deathstrider is a being that is not alive, but not dead either. It has the look of machine, but exudes an aura that makes even the most demented necromancer quake with fear. It is a force so powerful that many star-faring empires have set up their armies solely to do battle with it should it ever appear again to ravage another of their worlds.

The origins of the Deathstrider are wide and varied depending on the society. Some say that it came from Hell (or that world’s approximation of Hell) to harvest souls. Others claim that it was sent by enemies (the exact enemy changes depending on who is telling the tale) to destroy all other empires. Still there are the tales that it’s always been since the birth of all there is and has been traveling from galaxy to galaxy wiping out all life.

The facts about the Deathstrider, what few there are, are just as mystifying. There is only one known vid of the Deathstrider and that came from a Grey starship that was part of a group that happened upon the creature somewhere between our solar system and Proxima Centauri. It was the only craft to escape the onslaught. The alien hero, Mentas, who was part of that starship group, recalled the lead ship picking up a large, humanoid form on its sensors. Since they were quite a ways from any colonies in the Proxima system and no known species in that region where known to be that size, they were curious as to where the body came from. Their sensor were picking up light electromagnetic charges from the being suggesting it was possibly the body of a crash victim in power armor, but as they neared the being the readings ceased. They were about to bring the body aboard the lead craft when it sprung to life. Mentas said that when it’s face appeared on the viewscreen, they knew that they had just found the legendary T’laktha, or Deathstrider approximately in our tongue. A wave of terror came over the ships’ crews as some readied their ship’s weapons while a couple others changed course in order to escape. The Deathstrider launched itself at the lead craft, tearing through the hull as if it were paper, in the next second the ship was destroyed and the creature was moving to the closest of the retreating craft. Mentas tried to read the being’s thoughts, but all he found were feelings of darkness, anger, and death. No actual thoughts. Even though his craft was able to escape, the Deathstrider was able to severely damage it by hurling debris at it, which led to its crash on Earth.

The Deathstrider has never been seen closer than Proxima Centauri to Earth. However, Mentas believes that the creature may be able to follow trajectories of spacecraft that will lead it to other worlds filled with life for it to destroy. He hopes that he’s wrong, but deep down he fears that his craft may have unknowingly lead the creature to Earth and therefore sealed the planet’s doom.

The Deathstrider stands over 15 feet tall and is humanoid. Its face is that of a human-like skull with pronounced cranial ridges over the eye sockets. Its eyes are fiery pinpoints of light that seem to originate deep within its eye sockets. It has black, stringy, hair that hangs off the back of its head and reaches the middle of its back. The Deathstrider is covered in armor. There are various points on the armor that look technological, but the overall look is a strange conglomeration of archaic and futuristic armors. The armor is colored black, like it was forged from iron, but there are spots that look like rust, but Mentas quickly noted that that “rust” is more likely dried blood of countless lifeforms.

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