Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 35 STR 25 16- Lift 3,200 kg; 7d6 HTH Damage  15 DEX 15 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 25 CON 30 14- 25 BODY 30 14- 8 INT -2 11- PER Roll 12- 5 EGO -10 10- ECV: 2 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 6 COM -2 10- 10 PD 3 Total: 10 PD (4 rPD) 6 ED 1 Total: 6 ED (4 rED) 3 SPD 5 Phases: 4, 8, 12 12 REC 0 50 END 0 56 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 105 Movement: Running: 8"/16" Leaping: 4"/8" Swimming: 4"/8" Cost Powers & Skills 30 Tusk-Like Teeth: HKA 2d6 (4d6 w/STR), END 3 4 Thick Hide: Damage Resistance (4 PD/4 ED) 12 Heavy: Knockback Resistance -6" 4 Long Legs: Running +2" (8" total), END 1 2 Good Swimmer: Swimming +2" (4" total), END 1 3 Sharp Senses: +1 PER with all Sense Groups 5 Tail: Extra Limb (1), Inherent (+1/4); Limited Manipulation (-1/4) Talents 3 Aquatic Movement: Environmental Movement (no penalties in water) Total Powers & Skill Cost: 63 Total Cost: 168 75+ Disadvantages 15 Physical Limitation: Animal Intelligence (Frequently, Greatly Impairing) 10 Physical Limitation: Enormous (8m, or 4"; -4 DCV, +4 to PER Rolls to perceive) (Frequently, Slightly Impairing) 5 Physical Limitation: Reduced Leap, can only leap half as far as STR indicates (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing) 15 Physical Limitation: Very Limited Manipulation (Frequently, Greatly Impairing) 48 Experience Points Total Disadvantage Points: 168
Ecology: Malamagnus gather in large herds of roughly a dozen animals and browse the river shallows for reeds, water lilies, and other plants. If alerted to the presence of a land-based predator, they will quickly move into deep water, their size sufficient to protect them from all but the largest water-born predators (such as a fully grown Piranhadon). Smaller predators will be driven off through a combination of display and Malamagnus' large tusks.
Personality/Motivation: Normal animal motivations. Malamagnus is known to aggressively defend their grazing territories, while the females become downright belligerent during mating season. Eggs are laid in clutches amid piles of vegetation (much like Crocodiles), hatching to reveal nearly fully-developed young who will quickly join the herd.
Powers/Tactics: A Malamagnus has noticeably large jaws for their size, backed by powerful neck muscles. In attacked, Malamagnus will bite, using its large tusks wreck terrible damage on a foe. If possible, Malamagnus will make for deep water, counting on any pursuer to drop the chase rather than risk drowning.
Appearance: The best description possible for Malamagnus is a hippopotamus crossed with a lizard. Measuring 15 to 20 feet long when fully grown, the brownish-gray Malamagnus has a heavy, large-jawed head, a thick neck, broad toes adapted for life in the water, and a long tail (used as a rudder).
Designer's Notes: The Malamagnus is based off of the hippopotamus character sheet found in the HERO System Bestiary, and scaled up to the right size. It didn't appear in King Kong.
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