Val Char Cost Roll Notes 20 STR 10 13- Lift 400.0kg; 4d6 HTH Damage  30 DEX 40 15- 20 CON 10 13- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 13 EGO 3 12- 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 10 OCV 35 10 DCV 35 3 OMCV 0 3 DMCV 0 5 SPD 30 Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 6+6 PD 4 Total: 6/12 PD (0/6 rPD) 6+6 ED 4 Total: 6/12 ED (0/6 rED) 10 REC 6 40 END 4 15 BODY 5 40 STUN 10 Total Characteristics Cost: 209 Movement: Running: 14m/28m Leaping: 8m/16m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers & Skills 23 Jeet Kun Do Techniques: Multipower, 35-point reserve, HtH Attacks Only (-½) 2f 1) Breaking Blow: Hand-To-Hand Attack +5d6, Armor Piercing (+¼); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-½), END 3 Notes: 8 1/2d6 with Punch; 9 1/2d6 with Kick 2f 2) Flurry of Blows: Hand-To-Hand Attack +4d6, Autofire (3 shots; +¼), Reduced Endurance (½ END; +½); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-½), END 1 Notes: 7 1/2d6 with Punch / 8 1/2d6 wit Kick 2f 3) One Inch Punch: Hand-To-Hand Attack +4d6, Double Knockback (+¾); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-½), END 3 Notes: 7 1/2d6 with Punch, 8 1/2d6 with Kick 2f 4) Punch Everyone: Hand-To-Hand Attack +4d6, Area Of Effect (4m Radius; +¼), Selective (+¼); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-½), END 3 Notes: 8d6 with Punch; 9d6 with Kick Jeet Kun Do Maneuver OCV DCV Notes 4 Block +2 +2 Block, Abort 4 Choke Hold -2 +0 Grab One Limb; 2d6 NND 4 Dodge -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort 3 Grab/Joint Lock -1 -1 Grab Two Limbs, 30 STR for holding on 5 Kick/Knee Strike -2 +1 8d6 Strike 4 Punch/Elbow Strike +2 +0 6d6 Strike 12 Iron Body Technique: Combat Luck (6 PD/6 ED) 2 Mobile: Leaping +4m (8m forward, 4m upward), END 1 2 Quick: Running +2m (14m total), END 1 Perks 7 Cousin Patricia Reid: Contact: Cousin Patricia Reid, CEO of Reid Media Group (Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Contact has very useful Skills or resources, Very Good relationship with Contact) 11- 5 Money: Well Off 31 The Stinger: Vehicles & Bases Notes: Limousine, HERO System Vehicle Sourcebook page 12, special options, SPD 6 Skills 3 Acrobatics 15- 3 Acting 13- 3 Analyze: Style 12- 3 Breakfall 15- 3 Climbing 15- 3 Combat Driving 15- 3 Computer Programming 12- 3 Concealment 12- 3 Criminology 12- 3 Deduction 12- 3 Disguise 12- 3 Electronics 12- 3 High Society 13- 3 Interrogation 13- 3 KS: Jeet Kune Do (Jun Fan Kung Fu) 12- 3 Lockpicking 15- 3 Mechanics 12- 3 Persuasion 13- 3 Shadowing 12- 3 Streetwise 13- 2 TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles 3 Linguist 0 1) Language: Cantonese (idiomatic; literate) 3 2) Language: English (completely fluent; literate) 3 3) Language: Japanese (completely fluent; literate) 3 4) Language: Korean (completely fluent; literate) 1 5) Language: Mandarin (completely fluent) 2 6) Language: Tagalog (completely fluent) Total Powers & Skill Cost: 191 Total Cost: 400 400+ Matching Complications (75) 20 Hunted: Rival Triads 8- (Mo Pow; NCI; Harshly Punish) 20 Psychological Limitation: Code of the Chinese Knight (Very Common; Strong) 10 Psychological Limitation: Overly flamboyant and showy (Common; Moderate) 15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity: Kato Hiro, heir to the Reid Media Empire (Frequently; Major) Total Complications Points: 75
Background/History: Great grandson of Britt Reid (the original Green Hornet.) through the affair between Reid's daughter and Reid's assistant Hayashi Kato, the New Green Hornet is the latest in a long line of heroes. Honoring the memory of his great grandfather Britt by taking up his nom-de-masque and crusade against crime, and honoring his grandfather Hayashi by studying his style of martial arts, Kato Hiroshi wages a never ending battle against violent criminals everywhere!
Funded and supported by his cousin Pat, the New Green Hornet poses as a Triad enforcer to infiltrate the gangs, then acts to bring them down from within. In his secret identity as Kato Hiroshi, Hiro appears to be a playboy gossip columnist and blogger for the Reid Media Group. No one may learn Kato's secret, for its revelation could spell the end of a legacy of Heroes, the legacy of The Green Hornet!
It is a source of some concern to both the Kato and Reid families that one of Kato's cousins became a notorious brothel magnate after his time in service to a French police inspector.
Personality/Motivation: Like his great grandfather Brett and his grandfather Hayashi, Kato is a staunch defender of the weak and determined enemy of crime and corruption. However, he also has a well developed sense of humor and love of swashbuckling and showmanship. When not in costume, Kato will joke and flirt, playing up his role as an idle playboy surviving on family money and a job in the family business. When in costume, the New Green Hornet is generally a stern and intimidating figure, though during combat he will indulge his swashbuckler's instincts.
Quote: "Just you six guys against me, the Green Hornet? That's not fair. I'll wait here. You go get four more guys."
Powers/Tactics: The New Green Hornet is a martial arts prodigy, his speed at the very edge of what can still be considered human. Incredibly quick and evasive, only the very best have a chance of hitting him. Able to deliver a wide range of devastating attacks, he is able to cripple or kill an ordinary foe with a single punch, and even the elite and superhuman must respect his offense. However, while fast and incredibly tough, the New Green Hornet is not bullet proof. He must be cautious when dealing with armed and superhuman foes; one moment of bad luck when facing a gun could take him out of a fight, or even end his life. He deals with these situations by attempting to strike by surprise, and with overwhelming force. If facing a group of armed men, he will wait, and attempt to take them out one at a time.
Out of combat, the New Green Hornet will investigate cases both as the Green Hornet and as Hiroshi Kato, drawing on the resources of his cousin Pat when he must. While he does enjoy risks, maintaining his secret identity is very important to Kato, both for himself and his family.
Campaign Use: Kato as a character first appeared in the Green Hornet radio series created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker in 1936. Britt Reid, grand-nephew of the Lone Ranger, took up the masked identity of the Green Hornet to fight crime, assisted by his valiant valet Kato. The team fought crime on the radio, in magazines and books, on the Silver Screen, and in time on Television. In the TV series Bruce Lee played Kato, becoming a world wide hit. In Hong Kong and Taiwan, the show was fabulously popular, and was re-named by its Chinese fans "The Kato Show." Kato never actually had a crime-fighting name for his masked identity.
This version, combining the Green Hornet and Kato, was inspired by the 1994 Hong Kong Film Qing Feng Xia, where the son of the Bruce Lee Kato takes on Kato's costume and fights crime under the name The Green Hornet. In the radio series, Kato was Japanese, Later, he became Filipino. In the Movie Serial, Kato was Korean. Later versions (post Lee) were Chinese. Therefore, this version is Japanese Chinese Filipino Korean American.
Appearance: Handsome, somewhat short Chinese man in extraordinary physical condition. Wears stylish suits as Kato Hayashi, and a chauffeur's uniform with black mask as Kato.
Character created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker. Character Sheet by Robert Dorf.
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