Monday, February 15, 2016

Earth 10: Aquaman

I broke with type here and built the hero I would want to play if someone were sharing the GM duties with me. In my case I love playing super-strong characters and I love scientist/explorer types, so my Aquaman became an explorer type scientist with super-strength. The oceans are huge and unexplored for coolness there, and the cultural analysis stuff that comes from him being a ‘fish out of water’ also has a ton of potential. For the record the average Atlantean has 5 in their Physical Stats, but with the -2 penalty for a lot of things under water net out as kinda close to being human(they also all cans see ultraviolet and are pretty resistant to cold, pressure and sensory attacks). Thanks to the chemical treatment that made it possible for Artur Curi to travel on land (and I got rid of the water weakness, since it is boring) Aquaman is super-strong, tough and fast even for Atlanteans.

I could have called it there, but the siren call of the point system made it too easy to add new powers, so I stole whole heatedly from a character Asha made years ago, who was an aquatic type with super-skin that could mimic any aquatic animal powers. That gave me a nice broad power set to mimic – camouflage, poison, light, electricity – while keeping to a consistent theme. As with the Question he has a lot of smaller powers which don’t amount to much in DC hero power scales but are quite potent against normal people.


Brian
Affiliation
Justice Alliance of America
Character
Aquaman
Secret ID
Artur Curi is a famed scientist and explorer in Atlantis; on land he works odd jobs on the coastline as an excuse to explore.
Metaphor
Spirit of Exploration
Attributes
Normal
Enhanced
Normal
Enhanced
Normal
Enhanced
Current
Defense
Notes
Dex
9

Str
11

Body
10


Physical
12

12 Ton
Lift
Int
4

Will
4

Mind
5


Mental
7

64 MPH
Run
Infl
4

Aura
4

Spirit
4


Spiritual
7

6
Hero Pts




Initiative
17
Running
4
6
Wealth
3
60k
Income
Abilities
Name
Potency
V. Factor
Scarcity
Notes
Water Adaptation

3
5
5
Breathe water, add to resist cold, pressure and some sensory attacks, base swim 8 mph
Super-senses

5
5
5
Ultra-violet vision (Atlantean standard). Passive sonar (in water) and hyper-sensative






touch, which are part of his biologically enhanced skin.
Swimming

8
2
5
super-fast swimming at 256 mph, faster than all but fastest torpedos
Lightning

5
3
5
No range (but 10' radius in water) electrical charge



Invisibility

5
6
20
Color & texture changing skin, does not effect his clothes (hence the speedo of power)
Poison Touch

5
3
10
skin can create paralyzing neurotoxin, once delivered attacks each round until resisted.
Flash


5
4
5
can emit bio-lumiescence, which is often used as a bright light to blind opponents.
Running


6
2
5
Can run at 64 mph














Skills


Expertise
V. Factor
Scarcity
Description







Influence

6
7

Artur can be very charming, and occasionally passionate direct
Interview

7
5

His scientific training lets him tease out unexplored lines of thought
Invention - Science
9
8

He is very skilled at biochemistry
Investigate - Science
11
5

He is an exceptional scientific investigator
Medicine - Physical
9
5

Artur is a skilled surgeon and in finding new ways to treat problems







Origins
Earth 2
Son of a famous ocenaographer who set up an air-filled residence in ruined Atlantis and raised him via Atlantean principles
Earth 1
Son of an Atlantean princess and a lighthouse keeper, Arthur Curry was made king of Atlantis when the old regent died.
Earth 9
Outcast-at-birth son of an Atlantean princess and an immortal sorcerer, Orin survived  thanks to his fathers heritage.
Earth 10
Atlantis' famed biologist and explorer, Artur Curi made a seurm that let him travel to the ultimate unknown - the surface!