Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 40 STR 30 17- Lift 6400 kg; 8d6 HTH Damage  15 DEX 15 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 30 CON 40 15- 15 BODY 10 12- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 15 EGO 10 12- ECV: 5 15 PRE 5 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 14 COM 2 12- 20 PD 12 Total: 20 PD (20 rPD) 20 ED 14 Total: 20 ED (20 rED) 4 SPD 15 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 14 REC 0 60 END 0 50 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 156 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Flight: 25"/100" Leaping: 7"/14" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 20 Bulletproof: Damage Resistance (20 PD/20 ED) 55 Flies As Fast As A Car: Flight 25", x4 Noncombat, END 5 Perks 2 "That's Roustabout, He's Our Superhero": Reputation: local superhero (People Of Caplinville) 14-, +2/+2d6 Skills 10 +2 with HTH Combat 2 AK: Arizona 11- 2 CK: Caplinville 11- 2 KS: Who's Who In Caplinville 11- 2 KS: Surveying Laws And Regulations 11- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 1 PS: Handyman 8- 2 PS: Arizona Highway Commission Surveyor 11- 2 SS: Mathematics 11- 2 TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles Total Powers & Skill Cost: 102 Total Cost: 258 150+ Disadvantages 20 Hunted: Transgene Corporation/Team Carnivore 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Capture) 15 Psychological Limitation: Desires To Do The Right Thing/Stay Straight (Common, Strong) 15 Psychological Limitation: Upholds The Good/Law (Common, Strong) 10 Social Limitation: Calvin Arnold Rory Is A Wanted Criminal ($250,000 award for information leading to his arrest) (Occasionally, Major) 15 Social Limitation: Secret ID (Frequently, Major) 33 Experience Bonus Total Disadvantage Points: 258
Background/History: According to HeroCopia.com, Roustabout is really Calvin Arnold Rory, an Arizona Highway Commission surveyor who was kidnapped by TransGene International and subjected to a series of gene-altering experiments. While all of the other test subjects died (or vanished), Rory gained extensive superhuman powers, which enabled him to escape and attempt to bring the executives of TransGene to justice. Unfortunately, he couldn’t prove anything and only ended up charged with breaking and entering TransGene property. Jailed, he promptly broke out and went on the run, drifting about the mid-west.
Personality/Motivation: Despite his experiences, Roustabout seems to still have a strong code of right and wrong and still believes in the rule of law. He seems to be on good terms with the local law enforcement community of Caplinville and will turn over captured law-breakers as soon as possible.
Quote: “You enjoy your evening now, hear?”
Powers/Tactics: Roustabout has a fairly typical suite of superhuman powers. He can fly fast enough to catch up with a speeding car, rip the engine out of said car (with one hand), and can take bullets to the chest and not blink. He also seems to somewhat faster than the human norm, but not excessively so.
Appearance: Roustabout stands 6’1” and weighs about 200 lbs, with a muscular build, blond hair, and blue eyes. He wears boots, blue jeans, a extremely wide belt with mirrored “R”s on it, a white shirt with red trim (open to his waist), brown work gloves, and a bandanna worn over his eyes as a mask.
Designer's Notes: Roustabout’s pretty much a generic superhero, powers wise, but hey, he’s Caplinville’s superhero, and they’ll back him to the hilt. Many people in Caplinville seem to know who he really is, but they don’t care. He keeps the town safe and helps out where he can. In turn, they ignore the $250,000 bounty TransGene has out on him.
If you need to make Roustabout more powerful, increase his DEX. You could also up his SPD to 5 and possibly add some additional genetic “improvements,” such as IR Vision. He may also have a form of regeneration, based on his HeroCopia file.
(Roustabout created by Kurt Busiek, Brent Eric Anderson and Alex Ross, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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