Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 12 STR 2 11- Lift 132 kg; 2d6 HTH Damage  18 DEX 24 13- OCV: 6/DCV: 6 13 CON 6 12- 10 BODY 0 11- 18 INT 8 13- PER Roll 13- 18 EGO 16 13- ECV: 6 18 PRE 8 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6 12 COM 1 11- 8 PD 6 Total: 8 PD (0 rPD) 8 ED 5 Total: 8 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 2 Phases: 4, 8, 12 6 REC 2 40 END 7 23 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 87 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 2"/4" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills Perks 3 Anonymity 12 Contact: Harold P. Inskipp and the Special Corps (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Contact has useful Skills or resources), Organization Contact (x3) 8- 3 Contact: Professor Coypu (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has useful Skills or resources) 8- 1 False Identity Talents 3 Absolute Time Sense 4 FTL Pilot 3 Lightning Calculator 1 Resistance (1 point) Skills 5 Acting 14- 3 Bribery 13- 3 Bugging 13- 3 Bureaucratics 13- 3 Climbing 13- 5 Concealment 14- 5 Conversation 14- 7 Criminology 15- 3 Cryptography 13- 5 Deduction 14- 3 Disguise 13- 3 Electronics 13- 8 Forgery (Documents, Money (Counterfeiting)) 15- 3 Interrogation 13- 2 KS: Galactic Politics 11- 5 KS: Scams and Con Games 14- 2 KS: Space Naval Architecture 11- 7 Lockpicking 15- 3 Mechanics 13- 5 Navigation (Air, Land, Marine, Space) 13- 5 PS: Criminal 14- 3 PS: Secret Agent 12- 5 Persuasion 14- 9 Security Systems 16- 5 Sleight Of Hand 14- 3 Stealth 13- 3 Streetwise 13- 4 Systems Operation (Communications Systems, Environmental Systems) 13- 3 Tactics 13- 3 Trading 13- 2 WF: Small Arms, Unarmed Combat Total Powers & Skill Cost: 158 Total Cost: 245 100+ Disadvantages 20 Hunted: The Kekkonshiki 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Harshly Punish) 15 Hunted: Most other Law Enforcement Agencies in the Galaxy 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Mildly Punish) 20 Hunted: Inskipp and the Special Corps 14- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching) 0 Normal Characteristic Maxima 20 Psychological Limitation: Refuses To Kill (Common, Total) 15 Psychological Limitation: Kleptomania (Very Common, Moderate) 20 Psychological Limitation: Can't Resist A Good Crime (Very Common, Strong) 15 Social Limitation: Subject To Orders From Special Corps (when he can't get away) (Frequently, Major) 20 Social Limitation: Married to Angelina diGriz (Very Frequently, Major) 245 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Most of what is known about the man known as the Rat is of dubious reliability, especially the information he supplies himself. What is certain is that he was a successful career criminal, trained by the master thief known as the Bishop, who had spent years living from scam to scam and crime to crime until he was at last caught up to by the Special Corps, a galactic police organization composed entirely of reformed criminals like himself. Ever since, the Rat has been in a tenuous relationship with his employer, performing vital missions for them when not off committing minor crime sprees out of their sight. Along the way he married Angelina, another ex-criminal and Special Corps agent whom he had helped the agency track down.
Personality/Motivation: The Rat is a master of rationalization, who seems to genuinely believe that his acts of extreme selfishness are actually for the public good. While he accepts little interference with doing what he wants, he does have a peculiar code of ethics that restrict what he does and who he robs (he tries to ensure they are insured for the loss before making a move). When on a mission for the Corps, he will follow through to the ends of the Universe complaining the whole while. The one crime he has never committed is murder; the Rat refuses to kill, even in the most dire of circumstances.
Quote: "It is a proud and lonely thing to be a Stainless Steel Rat."
Powers/Tactics: A reluctant secret agent at best, the Rat tries to avoid combat. Where he excels is in all the skills of the professional criminal, which he puts to use on his Special Corps assignments—there are few documents he cannot forge, few places he cannot break into, few security systems he cannot breach, and he knows every scam in the book and is in the process of writing new chapters. He tends to rely on his considerable charm and charisma to get him out of trouble, and is endlessly inventive.
Campaign Use: The Rat's dual life as supercop and supercriminal means that he can find himself opposed by both sides of the law; even the Special Corps itself must frequently expend a great deal of energy to bring him into line. If the PCs are the targets of one of his schemes, they likely won;t even know it until he's absconded with his prize. As an adversary, he is relentless and tends to be an extreme nuisance
(The Stainless Steel Rat created by Harry Harrison, character sheet created by Michael Hopcroft)