Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 13 STR 3 12- Lift 151.6 kg; 2 1/2d6 HTH Damage  15 DEX 15 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 18 CON 16 13- 11 BODY 2 11- 15 INT 5 12- PER Roll 12-/14- 15 EGO 10 12- ECV: 5 15 PRE 5 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 10 COM 0 11- 5 PD 2 Total: 5 PD (0 rPD) 4 ED 0 Total: 4 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 5 Phases: 4, 8, 12 7 REC 0 36 END 0 27 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 63 Movement: Running: 7"/14" Leaping: 2"/4" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers Martial Arts: Olympic Fencing Maneuver OCV DCV Damage 5 Lunge +1 -2 Weapon +4 DC Strike 4 Parry +2 +2 Block, Abort 4 Riposte +2 +2 Weapon +2 DC Strike, Must Follow Block 5 Thrust +1 +3 Weapon Strike 0 Weapon Element: Blades Martial Arts: Jujutsu and Police Hand-To-Hand Training Maneuver OCV DCV Notes 4 Block +2 +2 Block, Abort 4 Disarm -1 +1 Disarm; 23 STR to Disarm 4 Dodge -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort 3 Legsweep +2 -1 3 1/2d6 Strike, Target Falls 3 Punch +1 +0 4 1/2d6 Strike 5 Takeaway +0 +0 Grab Weapon, 23 STR to take weapon away 3 Throw +0 +1 2 1/2d6 +v/5, Target Falls 1 Weapon Element: Clubs (includes nightstick and tonfa) 2 "Holds The Met Record For The 100 Meter Dash": Running +1" (7" total), END 1 2 "There Is Always Something Going On": +2 PER with Normal Sight Perks 3 Fringe Benefit: Local Police Powers, Weapon Permit (where appropriate) 2 Fringe Benefit: Police Sergeant 2 "You're Making Everyone Look Bad": Reputation: Hero Cop (City Of London) 11-, +2/+2d6 Talents 6 "Three Injuries In The Line Of Duty": Combat Luck (3 PD/3 ED) Skills 20 "Academically Excelled": +2 Overall 12 "I Hear You're Quite The Marksman": +2 with HTH and Ranged Combat 3 "You've Never Taken A Shortcut Before?": Acrobatics 12- 2 AK: Sanford, Gloucestershire 11- 3 Breakfall 12- 3 "I'd Like To Talk To The Inspector": Bureaucratics 12- 2 "I Kind Of Like It Here": CK: London 11- 3 "Ever Been In A High Speed Pursuit?": Combat Driving 12- 3 "You Do Realize That Window Was Broken From The Inside?": Criminology 12- 3 "I Just Got A Brainwave": Deduction 12- 2 Gambling (Chess) 12- 3 "The Execution Of Unquestionable Moral Authority": KS: Criminal Law And Procedure 12- 2 KS: Fencing 11- 2 KS: Jujutsu 11- 3 "Police Work Is Not About Proper Action Or Sh*t": KS: The Law Enforcement World 12- 2 "We're Actually Supposed To Call It "The Service" Now": KS: Police Rules And Regulations 11- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 3 "It's About Procedural Correctness": PS: Police Officer 12- 3 "We've Got Work To Do": Research 12- 3 SS: Political Science 12- 3 SS: Sociology 12- 3 "I Prefer To Think My Office Is Out On The Street": Streetwise 12- 2 "...To Travel At 48 In A 30 Zone": Systems Operation (Radar) 12- 1 "I Didn't Know We Had A Mounted Division": TF: Equines 1 TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles, Two-Wheeled Muscle-Powered Ground Vehicles 10 "Ever Fired Two Guns Whilst Jumping Through The Air?": Two-Weapon Fighting (Ranged) 3 "Active Duty, SO19 Armed Response Unit": WF: Small Arms, Blades, Clubs Total Powers & Skill Cost: 162 Total Cost: 225 75+ Disadvantages 5 Distinctive Features: Uniform (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 10 Distinctive Features: Style (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Large Group) 10 Hunted: Metropolitan Police Department 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching) 0 Normal Characteristic Maxima 20 Psychological Limitation: Obsessed With The Job (Very Common, Strong) 15 Psychological Limitation: "The Law Can Be Proper, Righteous, And For The Good Of Humankind" (Common, Strong) 20 Social Limitation: Subject To Orders (Very Frequently, Major) 70 Experience Points Total Disadvantage Points: 225
Background/History: Nicholas Angel is the Metropolitan Police Service’s top officer. Born in London, by his own admission he can’t remember a time when he didn’t want to be a police officer (except for a time in the summer of 1979 when he wanted to be Kermit the Frog). Much of this desire stems from his Uncle Derek, who was a sergeant in the Met, and bought young Nicholas a police pedal car when he was five. Nicholas states that driving around his neighborhood in the car instilled in him a clear sense of right and wrong, and molded his ideas about the law and what it means.
Graduating from Canterbury University in 1993 with a double major in politics and sociology, Nicholas then attended Hendon College of Police Training, where he showed remarkable aptitude in field exercises, riot control, and urban pacification. Academically, his theoretically coursework was excellent and he virtually aced his final exams, graduating with distinction and being awarded the Baton of Honor.
Upon joining the Metropolitan Police Service, he displayed great effectiveness and popularity in the local community, and was eventually promoted to the SO19 Armed Response Team. Since then he’s been awarded a Bravery Award, nine special commendations in the last year, has an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer, and has been injured three times in the line of duty.
Personality/Motivation: Although a stellar officer, Nicholas Angel is also a man obsessed. To him, his job is his life and his life is his job. He’s had a few romantic relationships, but for the most part he lives, breathes, and sleeps police work. He is also a strict and almost uncompromising upholder of the law, best illustrated in a scene where he finds a number of underage drinkers at the local pub. After being told they are allowed to drink to keep them off of the streets (and out of trouble), he replies: “Well, that’s as maybe, but the law’s the law and they’ll have to go.”
Nicholas also understands that in order to be an effective police officer, you need to work all sides of an issue, or as he puts it: “Police work is as much about preventing crime as it is about fighting crime.” He is a stickler for proper paperwork, the taking of accurate notes (he says his notebook is his most important weapon), and paying attention to everything happening around him.
Quote: "I may not be a man of God, Reverend, but I know right from wrong, and I have the good grace to know which is which."
Powers/Tactics: It seems there’s little Nicholas can’t do, and even less he can’t do effectively. Aside from his police training, he’s taken courses in advanced driving and cycling, practices Olympic fencing and judo, plays chess (specifically ‘speed chess’), and is said to be an expert marksman. He backs all of this up with a clear understanding of the law, a keen intellect, and a sharp eye.
If involved in an altercation, Nicholas prefers a measured response. He’ll give a lawbreaker a chance to surrender peacefully, and then respond accordingly. He’s chased down fleeing suspects on foot, shot a man armed with a Kalashnikov, and successfully defended himself from a man armed with a sword through the use of his police issue tonfa. Even in the midst of a gunfight he tries to avoid outright killing people, aiming for the legs and shoulders, or shooting at various supporting objects (chains, straps, and the like) in order to use the landscape against his opponents.
Appearance: Nicholas Angel is of average height, with a lean, but strong build. He keeps his blond hair trimmed short and is clean shaven. On duty he wears the regulation uniform (including tactical vest), off duty he wears casual clothing.
Designer's Notes: Nicholas Angel appears in the film Hot Fuzz, a hilarious send-up of American action films by the creators of Shawn Of The Dead. He’s pretty much as presented, a straight-laced police officer who upholds the law with fierce determination. Based on how he appeared in the movie, Nicholas may seem a little light with regards to his Characteristics, but he wasn’t that much faster than most people. However, he was hard to put down (hence his 18 CON), and took a gunshot with little effect (Combat Luck).
Game Masters can use Nicholas as a model for similar characters, or simply have him come to their campaign town for a bit of cross-training. If you need to make him tougher, up his STR to 15, his DEX to 18, and his SPD to 4. You can also season his CSLs to taste.
(Nicholas Angel created by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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