Monday, May 26, 2014

Homebrew Supers: Zombeast

PL: 12 (180 pp)

ABILITIES: STR: 22 (+6) DEX: 26 (+8 ) CON: 30 (+10) INT: 8 (-1) WIS: 20 (+5) CHA: 6 (-2)

SKILLS: Bluff (-2), Climb (+6), Concentration (+5), Diplomacy (-2), Disguise (-2), Escape Artist (+8 ), Gather Info (-2), Handle Animal (-2), Intimidate (-2), Notice 16 (+21), Search 12 (+11), Sense Motive (+5), Stealth 16 (+24), Survival (+5), Swim (+6)

FEATS: Attack Focus (Melee) (4), Critical Strike, Dodge Focus (7), Elusive Target, Evasion (2), Improved Critical (1), Improved Initiative (1), Move-by Action, Power Attack, Sneak Attack (4), Takedown Attack (2), Uncanny Dodge, Diehard, Fearless, Fearsome Presence (4), Instant Up

POWERS: *Strike [4], Mighty, , *Super-speed [1], Rapid Attack, , Leaping [2], Immunity (Life Support, All non-Lethal physical damage) [29], Super-Strength [2], Super-Senses (Darkvision, Scent) [3]

COMBAT: Attack 11 [Unarmed +6 (Bruise)] Defense 24 (14 flat-footed) Init 16

SAVES: Toughness 10 (10 flat-footed) Fortitude 10 Reflex 8 Will 5


Abilities 52 + Skills 11 (44 ranks) + Feats 33 + Powers 48 + Combat 36 + Saves 0 – Drawbacks 0 = 180 / 180

Real Name: Carl Zemekis
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 135 lbs
Hair: Stawberry Blonde
Eyes: Grey (formerly blue)
Nationality: American, legally deceased
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Carl Zemekis was once one of NASA’s best pilots. He was selected to be the mission leader for the first manned spaceflight to Mars. He was famous; a true-to-life household name.

The shuttle took off 3 years ago and everything seemed fine. It was going to be a long trip. The mission was into its few months when something happened.

NASA headquarters at Cape Canaveral picked up a large energy displacement heading directly for the shuttle. As the energy wave hit communications with the shuttle became sporadic. The people manning the radio and video feeds caught garbled sounds that sounded possibly like panic; one official thought he heard screams. The video feed winked back to life for a second and even though the image was distorted there appeared to be blood on the camera lens and a possible body floating off to the side. Just as quickly as the garbled signals came, they stopped altogether. NASA tried to get back in touch with the shuttle, but all comms were shut down. The shuttle appeared not to have suffered any damage and communications should be working fine. Then they noticed the shuttle was changing course and coming home.

Throughout the next couple of months, NASA tried to reach the shuttle, but they could only watch as it made its way back to Earth. The shuttle crash landed in the deserts of New Mexico only a few miles away from Area 51. The rescue team deployed to look for survivors weren't prepared for what they found. The inside of the shuttle looked like a slaughterhouse. Dried blood and rotten gore was strewn about. They found the remains of all the crew except for Captain Zemekis. However, they found footprints leading away from the crash an into the desert, leading the rescue team to believe that he was still alive. The team rushed in the direction of the tracks and found Captain Zemekis a short time later…or at least what was once Captain Zemekis.

Out of the rescue team, only 2 members escaped with their lives to tell the tale of what happened. When they came upon the captain, they noticed that his spacesuit was covered in dried blood stains and was tore in various places. He wasn't wearing a helmet, so they could see his hair was almost gone, and his scalp in some spots was tore away revealing the skull beneath. When they hailed the captain, he stopped and turned. Captain Zemekis’ face was decaying. The lips tore away and his eyes were glazed over. The Captain issued forth a terrible laugh, the laugh of a madman they said. He flexed his hands and long, black claws issued forth. He then leaped at the first transport faster than a man could, and certainly one in the condition that he appeared to be in, and then the real terror happened. The survivors could barely talk about what they witnessed, but all they could say was that the Captain tore through the team like a wild animal and no amount of bullets would stop him. Another search team, this time made up of Special Forces, was dispatched to take out the Captain. They never found him.

Captain Zemekis, now called the Zombeast, appears every now and then to slaughter those that get too close. He is credited with close to 80 murders now and no one has been able to locate him. Even supers that come in contact with the Zombeast have barely escaped with their lives. He still roams the deserts of the American southwest…hunting…

The Zombeast looks like a normal man from a distance. It doesn't take long to see that he’s no longer human. His skin is a sickly gray, and he bears numerous wounds that no longer bleed blood all over his body. Somehow even after two years of being stuck between life and death, he hasn't turned into a pile of bones. His movements at first seem ungainly, but once he acts, his movements are blazingly fast. He has spoken on a couple occasions. His voice is hollow and his words drip with malice. Most of the time, he doesn't say a word, he lets the slaughter speak for him.

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