Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Homebrew Supers: Lightside

PL: 10 (150 pp)

ABILITIES: STR: 14 (+2) DEX: 14 (+2) CON: 12 (+1) INT: 14 (+2) WIS: 12 (+1) CHA: 14 (+2)

SKILLS: Acrobatics 12 (+14), Bluff 8 (+10), Climb 8 (+10), Computers 8 (+10), Concentration 12 (+13), Diplomacy 8 (+10), Disable Device 8 (+10), Disguise 8 (+10), Escape Artist 8 (+10), Gather Info 8 (+10), Handle Animal (+2), Intimidate (+2), Investigate 8 (+10), Streetwise 8 (+10), Notice 8 (+9), Search 8 (+10), Sense Motive 8 (+9), Stealth 8 (+10), Survival (+1), Swim 8 (+10)

FEATS: Attack Focus (Melee) (4), Defensive Attack, Evasion (1), Dodge Focus (4), Improved Block (1), Improved Trip, Redirect, Seize Initiative, Equipment (1), Teamwork (2), Acrobatic Bluff, Contacts, Taunt, Improved Initiative (2), Defensive Roll (4)

POWERS: *Telekinesis [10], Subtle [10], (Alternate Power) Force Field [5], Ablative, (Alternative Power) Blast [5], Equipment: Metal Practice Sword (+2 Dmg), Comm Link,

COMBAT: Attack 6 [Practice Sword 2 (Bruise)] Defense 20 (13 flat-footed) Init 10

SAVES: Toughness 10 (6 flat-footed) Fortitude 5 Reflex 10 Will 10

Abilities 20 + Skills 36 (144 ranks) + Feats 26 + Powers 23 + Combat 24 + Saves 21 – Drawbacks 0 = 150 / 150

Real Name: Kevin Wilson
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 170 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Kevin Wilson was the stereotypical All-American boy. He played baseball, ran track, was top in his class at karate, got good grades, had a cute girlfriend, and had the respect of his parents. Everything seemed like he was on the fast track to success. It was as if his life was already planned out and he was just following the flow of destiny, but even the best laid plans have a way of turning on you.

While driving home from his girlfriend’s one night a tire went flat. As he was changing the tire a group of punks came upon him and decided to mug him. Kevin wasn't able to put up much of a fight against the five attackers, but he did get a hit in against the leader with his crowbar. When Kevin was finally brought down, the leader took his revenge beating and kicking him mercilessly. Kevin was scared that he was going to die, so scared that something unlocked in his mind and his mutant abilities manifested. Kevin lashed out with his mind and to his total shock and amazement his attackers flew backwards as if struck by an invisible force. One of the punks got up and charged at Kevin, calling him a “mutie” and vowing to kill him. Kevin held out his hand and the punk slammed into an invisible force field, knocking himself out. The other punks ran off after that.

Once Kevin made his way home and told his folks about getting jumped (he left out the details about his new-found powers), he set about discovering all that he could about his abilities. Kevin figured out that he was what scientists called a telekinetic. He could move things with the power of his mind. Over the next couple of months he practiced using his ability in secret and got better at it. He then decided that it was time to use his abilities for good.

Kevin made a costume and started sneaking out at night. He called himself Lightside and built up his hero-motif as a real-life Jedi Knight. He was pretty successful at taking out punks, drug dealers, and other small-time hoods. He was successful enough that the Seattle media started following his career with great interest, as did the local police, which his father was a detective on the force.

It didn't take Kevin’s father too long to figure out that something was up with his son. He seemed tired and sluggish in the mornings and his grades had slipped for the last quarter. At first his dad thought that Kevin was getting into drugs, and he was about to confront him about it until he noticed the bruises that coincided with reports of fights Lightside had gotten into the days before. When Kevin left for school that day, his dad searched his room and found his costume.

When Kevin got home from school that day he walked in to find his dad sitting in the living room with his costume on his lap. Kevin’s heart sank. He knew what his dad’s views on vigilante super “heroes”, but didn't know what his dad would do to him over becoming one of those costumed supers. His dad told him that while he was very disappointed in Kevin for sneaking out, breaking the law, and putting his life in danger. He demanded to know what Kevin can do and how he acquired his powers. Kevin came clean and told his dad everything and waited for his punishment. He dad sighed and told him that if he really wants to do good, then he needs to learn how to do it right. He told Kevin that he’s been in contact with the Claremont Academy in Freedom City where he’s going to go to finish out High School and learn how to properly use his powers. Kevin’s dad hoped that he would then join a legitimate law enforcement agency, but even if he didn't he would be fighting alongside some of the best.

Kevin left the next week for Freedom City. He was sad to leave his family and friends, but he knew it was for the best. In time he became a member of Next Gen, proving to be a valuable member of the team, and then came back to Seattle after graduation. He’s still a reserve member of the Freedom League, but Seattle is where his heart is and where he feels he can do the most good.

Kevin now works as a sketch artist for the Seattle police department (a job that his dad helped in getting him) and fights crime as Lightside at night. He recently uncovered a new crime syndicate ran by an ogre named Kar, who appears to have abilities similar to his own. The two have fought a couple times, both times with Kevin barely escaping with his life. Kevin fears he may not have the power to take Kar down, but he’s not going to give up…

Lightside's costume is a white and grey poncho with a white hood and full-face mask. His tunic and leggings are both white and his boots are supple grey. He wears a metal “practice” sword on his belt.

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