Monday, May 19, 2014

Homebrew Supers: The Monster

He's my take on the classic Frankenstein's Monster!

The Monster

M&M Stats
PL: 10 (150 pp)

ABILITIES: STR: 24 (+7) DEX: 10 (0) CON: NA INT: 20 (+5) WIS: 18 (+4) CHA: 12 (+1)

SKILLS: Bluff (+1), Climb 12 (+19), Computers 8 (+13), Concentration (+4), Diplomacy 4 (+5), Disable Device (+5), Disguise 8 (+9), Gather Info (+1), Handle Animal (+1), Intimidate 12 (+13), Investigate (+5), Arcane Lore 4 (+9), Behavioral Sciences 8 (+13), Earth Sciences 8 (+13), Life Sciences 12 (+17), Physical Sciences 12 (+17), Medicine 12 (+16), Notice 8 (+12), Profession (+4), Ride 4 (+4), Search 8 (+13), Sense Motive 4 (+8 ), Survival 4 (+8 ), Swim (+7)

FEATS: Improved Grab, Improved Grapple, Improved Sunder, Power Attack, Weapon Break, Endurance (2), Fearsome Presence (4), Teamwork (2), Improvised Tools, Jack-of-All-Trades

POWERS: Super-Strength [2], Immunity (Life Support) [9], *Protection [5], Impervious [5], *Absorption (Healing) [10], Only works against electrical attacks,

COMBAT: Attack 5 [Unarmed +7 (Bruise)] Defense 14 (12 flat-footed) Init 0

SAVES: Toughness 10 (10 flat-footed) Fortitude 7 Reflex 2 Will 7

Abilities 24 + Skills 33 (132 ranks) + Feats 15 + Powers 43 + Combat 18 + Saves 17 – Drawbacks 0 = 150 / 150

MSH Stats
Health: 84         Karma: 90
Resources: PR    Popularity: -5

Reanimated: Vincent is a reanimated corpse, not truly undead, but neither is he alive.  His condition grants him the following powers:
·          Immunities: Vincent is unaffected by poisons, diseases, and the vacuum of space.
·          Cold Resistance: AM
·          Electrical Absorption: IN
·          Invulnerability: IN

Fear of Fire: Vincent has a fear of fire (he speculates this developed due to damage his brain suffered during the reanimation process, but he’s not sure).  Whenever he is attacked with fire or it is presented to him in any way, Vincent must make a Psyche FEAT or run away in fear, lashing out at anything that gets in his way.  He regains his calm after rolling a successful Psyche FEAT or the fire is out of sight. 

Talents: Climbing, Computers, Repair/Tinkering, Engineering, Medicine, First Aid, Sciences (Behavioral, Earth, Life, Physical), Occult Lore, Riding, Swimming, Martial Arts B

Contacts: The Torch, various academic and scientific contacts throughout the world. 

Real Name: Vincent Von Heidelburg
Height: 7’3”
Weight: 350 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Left eye is blue, Right eye is green
Nationality: None. He was once a German citizen, but he’s been legally dead for over two hundred years.
Ethnicity: Germanic

The man that calls himself Vincent was once a German noble and scientist from a small village, but that was almost 200 years ago. He is now a scarred, immortal more than a mere human, but striving to be nothing more.

Vincent’s origins start with his deaths. His brain, and therefore his mind and personality, are that of Vincent Von Heidelburg, a nobleman, scientist, and writer born in Germany in 1779. His body was a simple laborer named Karl, nothing else is known about the identity behind Vincent’s body. In the fall of 1811, after both Vincent and Karl died, a scientist by the name of Victor Frankenstein attempted the unthinkable, bringing a dead man back to life. Victor and Vincent were colleagues and friends, but Victor’s blasphemous research led to Vincent cutting ties with his friend. Shortly after, Vincent came down with pneumonia and died. Death was not to be the end of Vincent, however, as he woke up in Victor’s laboratory.

The shock of being resurrected denied Vincent of his memories and much of his intelligence and motor skills. Victor was elated that his experiments worked, but was disgusted in the result. He and Igor threw Vincent over the edge of the castle walls into a ravine, where they assumed he would die in the fall. However, the experiments imbued Vincent with regenerative powers akin to immortality. Vincent’s wounds healed and he wandered into the countryside.

Vincent’s mental faculties returned in time and he grew to despise Victor for what he had turned him into. The operations on the body left Vincent’s form scarred and disfigured, so much so that wherever he went he was shunned and subjected to prejudice, fear, and ridicule, which made his hatred for Victor grow. As Vincent made his way back to the castle, he found that vengeance would be stolen from him. Villagers had driven Victor from his castle when they discovered what he was researching.

Vincent’s story was told, in a sense, in the classic novel, Frankenstein. After unsuccessfully tracking Victor for a time, he began to travel. He met the young Mary Shelley and her husband by accident one night. While they were frightened by his appearance, Vincent’s demeanor and intelligence calmed their fears. He told the Shelley’s his tale, which she then modified into a horror story. The novel amuses Vincent, and he is glad that even though it is looked upon as a work of science fiction, that Victor’s name is sullied.

Vincent has traveled the world over. He is very learned and cultured, though he spends most of his time alone or among enlightened people who are not frightened by his appearance. He still feels like an outsider, though. He knows that he should be dead, but doesn't have the will to end his existence. He decided that the best way to use his gifts is to help others, and therefore became one of the first modern-style super heroes. He fought in both World Wars, the Korean War, and well as championing the downtrodden the world over.

A few years ago, Vincent encountered another being much like himself. The other being called itself Terrence, and was sent by “The Animator” to either bring Vincent in or to kill him. Vincent drove off his attacker. He has since been hunting for this Animator, convinced that he is Victor still alive to this day.

Events have lead Vincent to joining forces with a group of people calling themselves The Torch. They strive to fight against dark forces that wish to drive the world into madness. While the group’s primary goal, at the moment, is the destruction of the ancient vampire, Dracula, Vincent’s goals of exacting revenge on Victor Frankenstein seem to be intertwined.

Vincent is a very tall man. He would likely be somewhat handsome if it weren't for the massive amounts of scarring that covers his body. His skin has a sickly pale to it that belies his unnatural existence. His body is a natural electricity conductor. When angered, his eyes will flicker with electricity. He commonly wears a long hooded leather jacket, simple shirt and pants. Vincent usually wears the hood up, as the back of his head still shows the damage from the blow that killed Karl.

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