Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 10 STR 0 11- Lift 100 kg; 2d6 HTH Damage  16 DEX 12 12- 15 CON 5 12- 8 INT -2 11- PER Roll 11-/14- 5 EGO -5 10- 15 PRE 5 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 5 OCV 10 6 DCV 15 2 OMCV -3 2 DMCV -3 3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12 5 PD 2 Total: 5 PD (1 rPD) 5 ED 2 Total: 5 ED (1 rED) 5 REC 1 30 END 2 6 BODY -4 20 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 47 Movement: Running: 12m/24m Flight: 20m/20m Leaping: 4m/8m Swimming: 0m Tunneling: 1m/1m Cost Powers & Skills 5 Bite: HKA 1 point (1d6 w/STR), END 1 10 Fearless: +20 PRE; Only To Protect Against Presence Attacks (-1) 3 Exoskeleton: Resistant Protection (1 PD/1 ED) 10 Winged: Flight 20m; Restrainable (wings; -½), Cannot Hover (must move at least 2m per Phase; -¼), No Noncombat Movement (-¼), END 2 10 Burrowing: Tunneling 1m through 8 PD material; Limited Medium (soil, rock, concrete, and so on; -½), No Noncombat Movement (-¼), END 2 -2 Unable To Swim: Swimming -4m (total 0m) 8 Antlion Legs: Clinging (normal STR); Cannot Resist Knockback (-¼) 26 Sense Vibrations: Detect Physical Contact/Vibrations 14-/17- (Touch Group), Range, Targeting, Tracking -35 Blind: has no Sight Sense Group 6 Detects Pheromones: +3 PER with Smell/Taste Group Skills 3 Climbing 12- 3 Concealment 11- 3 Stealth 12- 3 Tactics 11- 3 Teamwork 12- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 56 Total Cost: 103 175+ Matching Complications (50) 20 Physical Complication: Animal Intelligence (Frequently; Greatly Impairing) 20 Physical Complication: Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently; Greatly Impairing) 15 Psychological Complication: Extremely Hostile To Non-Antlions (Common; Strong) 15 Psychological Complication: Fearless (Common; Strong) 40 Susceptibility: water 3d6 damage per Segment (Very Common) Total Complication Points: 50 Experience Points: 0
Ecology: A form of alien life, antlions came to Earth following the Combine invasion. They may have appeared after the ‘resonance cascade’ at Black Mesa Research Facility (seen in Half Life) or they may have appeared later, when the Combine invaded in force. In any event, they’re a very successful invasive species and can be found world wide.
As their name suggests, antlions live in ant-like hives. They are capable of digging through most anything, and hives can be found in empty buildings, abandoned mines, natural caves, or antlion dug tunnels. A highly aggressive species, antlions are carnivores and will eat just about anything. They also capture prey to feed their larva, and antlion nests are known to be littered with bones and corpses of previous captures.
Personality/Motivation: Normal animal motivations. Antlions are noted both for their ferocity and fearlessness.
Powers/Tactics: While quick enough on land, antlions can also fly, using their wings to make long hops in order to cross obstacles or gain access to remote areas. They can also burrow through most substances (up to and including concrete—but not metal) and will use this ability to attack from unexpected directions. However, antlions can’t swim, and any ‘lion falling into a reasonable body of water will drown within moments.
Antlions have rudimentary tactical skill. While most will rush in headlong, others will circle around to the side and/or fly in to attack from above and/or behind. They will also overwhelm foes through sheer numbers, tearing a target to bits by having multiple ‘lions bite down with their fearsome jaws. To make matters worse, they don’t retreat, even in the face of massive casualties, attacking until the intruder is destroyed, or the entire colony of antlions is.
Appearance: An antlion looks something like a grasshopper crossed with spider. They have a small squarish head, with a roughly elongated diamond for a thorax. Their rear legs reach forward, while their front legs point to the back. Coloration is various shades of green, often with reddish or yellowish highlights and stripes. The typical antlion is around five to six feet long and stands about three feet high.
Designer's Notes: The Antlion is one of the alien creatures found in Valve Software’s Half Life and Half Life 2. Much of the information here was taken from direct game play, as well as the Combine OverWiki. The stats given here are a mix of conjecture, game play descriptions, and an attempt to present in-game concepts in a manner consistent with the HERO System.
(Antlion created by Valve Software, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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