Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Earth 10: Hawkman & Hawkwoman

When I first threw this concept open on Facebook ages ago the irreplaceable Lisa Padol pitched the perfect Hawkman & Hawkwoman pitch: they are Etienne and Isabo from Ladyhawke, still cursed, ageless, eternally together, forever apart. Armed with Leonardo daVinci’s wings apparatus stolen from the inquisition’s hidden treasure rooms the two have been fighting human corruption, devil worshippers and general evil since the 10th century. During the day Etienne is Hawkman, armed with his wings, thousand years of training with medieval weapons and a brilliant hawk companion. During the night Isabo flies the shadows having had ten centuries to hone the thief skills that Mouse taught her before he went to dust, followed by a brutally strong wolf bodyguard. It hits the right points of winged couple, medieval weapon skills, plus the form of immortality that is so a part of the Earth 2 and Earth 9 versions of the hero.

What this means that we have three levels of campaign history: the Hawks have been around as heroes since the 950’s, Vigilante since Civil War, and possibly the Zataras since the 1930’s. Plus Superman can time travel back to the earliest edges of Vigilante’s heroic life and easily back to much of the Hawk’s timeframe. We can have flashback scenes with the Hawks, Vigilante and Zatara on covert ops in WWII, or just Vigilante and the Hawks seeing action in WWI. I’m going to do a quick stat out of Hawkman just to have something here, but you can get Hawkwoman by swapping her Str and Dex and swapping the Combat skills with Intrusion (for Medieval Weapons) and Connive (for Martial Arts). Both are equally smart, willful, charming in their own ways and impossible to kill.

Player
Lisa
Affiliation
Justice Alliance of America
Character
Hawkman and Hawkwoman
Secret ID
Etienne and Isabo Loup-Facoun alternate secret IDs between being antiquarians and serving as security consultants.
Metaphor
Romance
Attributes
Normal
Enhanced
Normal
Enhanced
Normal
Enhanced
Current
Defense
Notes
Dex
4
6
Str
6
4
Body
6


Physical
9

800 lbs
Lift
Int
3

Will
6

Mind
6


Mental
6

8 MPH
Run
Infl
5

Aura
5

Spirit
5


Spiritual
8

6
Hero Pts




Initiative
14
Running
3

Wealth
7
960k
Income
Abilities
Name
Potency
V. Factor
Scarcity
Notes
Immortality

11
5
5
the Hawks can use this for any History knowledge or connections due to their long life.






They do not face death until a at -17 Body (rather than -6) Born in 950 CE
Regeneration

1
8
5
They get a recovery every 30 minutes rather than every hour
Mind Over Matter

6
1
5
The hawks can keep acting for 4 minute even if they should be unconscious.
Flight (Device)

8
2
5
Their shared flight harness allows 256 mph flight
Heightened Senses
9
3
5
Use in place of Int for general perception and spotting danger due to 1000 year lives
Magic Sense

6
1
5
Isabo can see and Etienne can smell presence of magic in 320'.
Speak to Animals

6
1
5
Can speak to only Wolves and Hawks (both Hawks speak both) for 4 min at a time
Magical Companion
11
6
20
Either a Hawk or a Wolf (Immortality 11, Flight or Claws 8, Physical & Spiritual 5, Mental 2)














Skills


Expertise
V. Factor
Scarcity
Description







Combat (Medieval Wep)
13
5

Etienne is the best in the world at using these weapons; replace 1 physical stat at a time
* Intrusion

13
5

Isabo is the greatest thief on the planet
Acrobatics

9
5

Etienne is a skilled athlete, climber, acrobat and great at dodging attacks
* Connive

9
5

Isabo is a millennia of experience at general deception and thievery
Invention (Ritual)

5
8

The pair are well acquainted with ritual magic, even if they don't like it much
Combat (Martial Arts)
8
5

Both Can replace physical stat (usually Dex to hit or Body for Defense) when unarmed
Interview

6
5

Both have a lifetime of experience talking to people







Origins
Earth 2
Carter Hall is a reincarnation of an Egyptian Pharaoh armed with archaic weapons and nth metal technology
Earth 1
Katar Hol is an alien police officer Same wings and skills as Hall, but with alien science rather than past knowledge
Earth 9
2 is WWII era, 1 is contemporary, two linked via alien tech and reincarnation.
Earth 10
A millennia into the devil's curse, Etienne and Isabo live on, armed with DaVinci's flight harness stolen from the Inquisition's storehouses