Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 60 STR 50 21- Lift 102.4 tons; 12d6 HTH Damage  21 DEX 33 13- OCV: 7/DCV: 7 25 CON 30 14- 15 BODY 10 12- 25 INT 15 14- PER Roll 14- 20 EGO 20 13- ECV: 7 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 22 COM 6 13- 15/35 PD 3 Total: 15/35 PD (0/20 rPD) 12/32 ED 7 Total: 12/32 ED (0/20 rED) 5 SPD 19 Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 10 REC -14 100 END 25 60 STUN 2 Total Characteristic Cost: 216 Movement: Running: 27"/54" Leaping: 12"/24" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 225 Esper Powers: Multipower, 225-point reserve, all slots Side Effects, Side Effect occurs automatically whenever Power is used (Side Effect only affects the environment near the character; All nonliving objects within 6" affected by either 15 STR TK or 1D6 RKA. Objects may be bent, twisted, overturned, pushed about, or outright shattered. Effects depend on Active Points in power; +0) 19m 1) Force Bolt: EB 15d6, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4), END 3 7m 2) Electrical Shock: EB 6d6, Invisible to Sight Group (+1/2); No Knockback (-1/4), END 4 45m 3) Psychokinesis: Telekinesis (60 STR), Fine Manipulation, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4), Indirect (Any origin, always fired away from attacker; +1/2), Invisible to Sight Group (+1/2), END 10 12m 4) Protective Shields I: FF (20 PD/20 ED), Invisible to Sight Group (+1/2), END 6 5m 5) Protective Shields II: FF (12 PD/12 ED), Invisible to Sight Group (+1/2), Usable Simultaneously (up to 2 people at once; +1/2); Sonnet Cannot Use This Power On Herself (-1), END 5 6u 6) Protective Wall: FW (25 PD/25 ED; 2" long and 1" tall); No Range (-1/2), Lockout (-1/2), Restricted Shape (circle; -1/4), END 13 8m 7) Telekinetic Movement: Running +21" (27" total), END 4 3 Tinted Eye Shield: Sight Group Flash Defense (5 points); IAF (-1/2) 6 Esper Shields: Mental Defense (10 points total) 10 Cyborg Body: LS (Immunity: All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents) 5 Esper Awareness: Mental Awareness 9 Cyber-modified Eyes: +6 versus Range Modifier for Sight Group Talents 3 Internal Range Finder: Absolute Range Sense 3 Internal Clock: Absolute Time Sense 3 Internal Locator: Bump of Direction 3 Internal Processor: Lightning Calculator Skills 24 +3 with All Combat 3 Acrobatics 13- 3 Acting 13- 3 High Society 13- 3 KS: Piano 14- 3 KS: Sports 14- 3 KS: Talon 14- 3 PS: Play Piano 13- 3 PS: Play Tennis 13- 3 SS: Mathematics 14- 3 Seduction 13- 3 Shadowing 14- 3 Stealth 13- 3 Streetwise 13- 2 Survival (Urban) 14- 3 Tactics 14- 3 Linguist 2 1) Language: Cantonese (completely fluent; literate) 0 2) Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 2 3) Language: French (completely fluent; literate) 2 4) Language: German (completely fluent; literate) 2 5) Language: Japanese (completely fluent; literate) 2 6) Language: Russian (completely fluent; literate) 2 7) Language: Spanish (completely fluent; literate) 455 Total Powers & Skills Cost 671 Total Character Cost 200+ Disadvantages 5 Distinctive Features: Cyborg (Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Simple Tests) 10 Distinctive Features: Platinum-haired Beauty (Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 20 Hunted: Talon 14- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching) 5 Physical Limitation: Requires Specialized Medical Attention (normal medical skills will not help her, proper bio-mechanical science skills are needed instead) (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing) 15 Physical Limitation: Suffers From Power And Overheating Problems (Infrequently, Fully Impairing) 20 Psychological Limitation: Loyal To Talon (Very Common, Strong) 10 Psychological Limitation: Suffers From Bouts Of Compassion (Common, Moderate) 15 Psychological Limitation: Tries To Remain Emotionless (Common, Strong) 15 Social Limitation: Secret ID (Sonnet Barje, Talon Operative) (Frequently, Major) 20 Social Limitation: Subject To Orders (Very Frequently, Major) 25 Susceptibility: Strong (positive) Emotions, 2d6 END Drain/Phase 2d6 damage per Phase (Common) 311 Warrior of Talon Bonus 671 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Sonnet (a.k.a. Sonnet Barje) is found in the anime OVA Blue Sonnet (an adaptation of the manga series of the same name). While not a great anime series in technical terms (the animation is decidedly average), the story line is crammed with all sorts of cool ideas just waiting to be borrowed by a plot hungry GM. Megalomaniacal scientists, cyborgs, faceless and uncaring corporations, espers, a secret society bent on world domination, psychokinetics, bizarre superweapons, hidden laboratories, foul experiments, a young girl with scarcely controllable powers... Blue Sonnet has it all.
Sonnet herself is an esper, with powerful psychokinetic powers. If I've figured out the opening credits, Sonnet grew up on the streets, living in the slums. Her telekinetic powers manifested at an early age, usually with unpredictably and destructive results. At one point she blasts a man trying to forcibly have sex with her into a bloody smear, and a second scene shows her presumably reducing an entire bus to a pile of scrap. At some point she is found by a Dr. Merikus, who takes her and rebuilds her as a powerful cyborg, turning her into a warrior for the secret organization known as Talon.
Talon, like many other secret organizations, is bent on world domination. Supposedly they want to remodel society into a perfect utopia, free from want, but somehow I doubt that. Members of Talon, and Dr. Merikus in particular, are very cold and callous when dealing with anyone who crosses them, and willingly eliminate anyone who gets in their way. Their economic and military might is considerable, well hidden behind numerous legitimate corporations.
Personality/Motivation: Sonnet (at the moment) is very loyal to Talon. Although she expresses doubts about some of the actions required of her by Dr. Merikus, she does follow through with her required duties. She has stated she will kill her target and anyone associated with the target if needed. She tries to remain emotionless about everything as well (since Dr. Merikus tells her that a proper warrior of Talon doesn't show emotion), but doesn't always succeed. However, Sonnet is starting to doubt her Talon conditioning, and as stated before, has begun to question the actions required of her.
Sonnet can suffer from serious physical health problems if exposed to intense positive emotions. Such emotions can burn out her emotional inhibitors, causing her to pass out and effectively shutdown.
Powers/Tactics: Sonnet has a number of very potent abilities, both from her cybernetically enhanced body and from her impressive psychokinetic powers. The opening of Blue Sonnet shows her engaged in a field test with three tanks and an attack helicopter, which gives on a good idea of her physical prowess. During the course of the fight, Sonnet bends a tank barrel in half with one hand, physically stops another in it's tracks, topples yet another with her telekinesis, ripped the tread from one tank, bounces shells from the chopper's chain gun and tosses the tank track through the chopper. These abilities were used as the basis for most of Sonnet's physical characteristics.
Later, Sonnet displays some impressive psychokinetic powers. She rips a neon sign off the side of a building, tosses a Formula 1 car about, and runs fast enough to catch up with a motorcycle traveling close to 160 kph (roughly 100 mph). When using her telekinetic powers, Sonnet displays no visual effects (aside from an occasional blue flare from her eyes). She is also quite capable of using her powers from behind solid barriers. For example, she rips down the neon sign while seated inside a limo with all the windows rolled up and swats the Formula 1 across a racetrack while seated inside a luxury skybox. Her telekinesis is also powerful enough to allow her to "puppet" about a target (a school nurse), eventually throwing the woman of the roof of a school (hence, the Fine Work on her TK).
Sonnet's other psychokinetic powers are pretty standard for the genre. She generates intense bolts of force (appearing as bright blue blasts), can collapse vehicles and the like with a glance, creates intense force fields to deflect attacks, and if hard pressed can generate a virtually impenetrable wall of psychic force. She also exhibits two slightly unusual powers. One is some form of "electrical shock" (which seems out of place with her other powers). The other is the ability to generate a low-level force field over other people that is sufficient to stop small arms fire (well... mostly).
Finally, as with almost all other psychokinetics in anime and manga, Sonnet generates minor damaging effects to her environment. For example, when using her powers to disrupt the Formula 1 race, Sonnet's TK fractures a nearby window.
As a cyborg, Sonnet has a number of additional powers. She is immensely strong and very fast, and has cybernetically augmented eyes with telephoto lenses. I gave her such abilities as Immunity to Disease, Absolute Time Sense, Bump of Direction, Lightning Calculator, and so on, because they seemed to make sense for a cyborg.
Sonnet's skills are based of things shown directly in the anime series. I can only presume that she might have other skills and abilities.
Appearance: Sonnet is a very beautiful women, even if she is only 17 years old. She is of above average height, with a slim, almost athletic build. She is American by birth, with blue eyes and long platinum blonde hair that falls to her knees. Normally, she dresses in somewhat formal clothing, or her school uniform. If operating as "Sonnet, agent of Talon," she dresses in a formfitting bodysuit with a dark blue torso, light blue arms and leg, elbow-length white gloves and matching knee-length white boots. Occasionally she wears a tan western-styled duster over this.
As a cyborg, her true nature would be instantly revealed by x-ray vision or a basic medical examination. Sonnet's skin can be opened up, both along her front and back, baring her internal electronics. Sonnet's nature means that she requires very specific medical aid. Anyone trying a Paramedic roll on her should take serious minuses unless they know what they are dealing with (and have the right tools). Also, Sonnet suffers from energy problems. Although she has a great deal of END, she has a very low REC and if she expends a great deal of END, she might overheat and suffer from a system shutdown.
(Sonnet Barje created by Masahiro Shibata, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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