Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 15 STR 5 12- Lift 200 kg; 3d6 HTH Damage  20 DEX 30 13- OCV: 7/DCV: 7 20 CON 20 13- 12 BODY 4 11- 20 INT 10 13- PER Roll 13- 23 EGO 26 14- ECV: 8 25 PRE 15 14- PRE Attack: 5d6 14 COM 2 12- 8 PD 5 Total: 8 PD (0 rPD) 8 ED 4 Total: 8 ED (0 rED) 4 SPD 10 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 7 REC 0 50 END 5 30 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 136 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 3"/6" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 100 Chinese Sorcery: Variable Power Pool, 50 base + 50 control cost, No Skill Roll Required (+1), Powers Can Be Changed As A Zero-Phase Action (+1); Limited Class Of Powers Available (Asian Sorcery; -1/2) 80 Light Of The Soul: Sight Group Flash 8d6, Affects Physical World (+2); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), END 12 2 Great Size: Knockback Resistance -1" 10 Barrier: Missile Deflection (Any Ranged Attack); Only Works Against Magical Attacks (-1) 67 Body of No Flesh: Desolidification (affected by magic), Invisible to Sight Group (+1/2), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2); Always On (-1/2) 25 Body of No Flesh: LS (Eating: Character does not eat; Immunity: All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents; Longevity: Immortal; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Sleeping: Character does not sleep) 20 What It Sees Lo Pan Knows: Mind Link, One Specific Mind (Guardian), Any distance, No LOS Needed 36 Assume Corporeal Form: Multiform (318 Character Points in the most expensive form); Concentration, Must Concentrate throughout use of Constant Power (1/2 DCV; -1/2), Extra Time (Full Phase, Only to Activate, -1/4) Perks 40 The Wing Cong Exchange: Base (200 points) 15 Follower: Ogre (1x 75 point base) 10 Follower: Guardian (1 x 50 point base) 50 Followers: The Three Storms (3 x 200 point base) 35 Followers: The Wing Cong (60 x 25 point base) 10 Money: Wealthy 3 Reputation: David Lo Pan, godfather of Chinatown (San Francisco's Chinatown) 14-, +3/+3d6 Skills 6 +2 with Chinese Sorcery VPP 8 +4 with Missile Deflection 3 Bureaucratics 14- 3 CK: Chinatown 13- 3 CK: San Francisco 13- 4 Language: Cantonese (idiomatic; literate) 4 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 0 Language: Mandarin (idiomatic; literate) 19 Power: Sorcery 21- 3 PS: Business Management 13- 3 Stealth 13- 3 Tactics 13- 5 WF: Common Martial Arts Melee Weapons, Common Melee Weapons, Thrown Knives 3 Scholar 2 1) KS: Chinese Alchemy 13- 2 2) KS: v 13- 2 3) KS: Chinese History 13- 2 4) KS: Chinese Legends And Lore 13- 2 5) KS: Chinese Philosophy 13- 2 6) KS: Demons And Other Mystical Creatures 13- 2 7) KS: Ritual Sorcery 13- 2 8) KS: Sorcery 13- 2 9) KS: Who's Who In The Chinatown Underworld 13- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 588 Total Cost: 724 200+ Disadvantages 15 Distinctive Features: Height (~7' tall) And Archaic Clothing (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 10 Hunted: Egg Shen 11- (Less Pow, Harshly Punish) 15 Psychological Limitation: Cold, Cruel And A Touch Sadistic (Common, Strong) 20 Psychological Limitation: Megalomania (wants to go on to rule the world from beyond the grave) (Very Common, Strong) 15 Reputation: David Lo Pan, godfather of Chinatown, 11- (Extreme) 10 Social Limitation: Public ID (Owner of the Wing Kong Exchange) (Frequently, Minor) 439 Ten-foot Tall Roadblock Bonus Total Disadvantage Points: 724
Background/History: In the Big Trouble in Little China introduction I gave a short history of Lo Pan. For convenience sake, I'm going to repeat it here.
In the distant past (272 B.C. to be exact), the first sovereign emperor of China united the seven warring states into one country. Along the way, he subjugated a man by the name of Lo Pan and eternally cursed him with a body of "no flesh." Although this curse effectively made Lo Pan immortal, it also rendered him powerless, since his body of "no flesh" meant he existed as an insubstantial ghost. In order to regain his natural form, he had to find a green-eyed girl and marry her. This would appease Ching Dai, the God of the East—Lo Pan's patron—but in order to appease the emperor, Lo Pan would then have to sacrifice this woman. There were a few drawbacks to this cure, however. The first was green-eyed women are exceedingly rare in China. The second is she would have to be brave enough to embrace the burning blade and tame the savage heart.
It is now 2270 years later and Lo Pan has yet to find the girl who will allow him to regain his corporeal form (and go on to rule the world from beyond the grave), but he keeps trying. Backed by his own private army, a trio of powerful sorcerers, and several supernatural monsters, Lo Pan is the de facto ruler of Chinatown, doing his best to find the girl of his prophecy.
Personality/Motivation: Lo Pan is almost the stereotypical megalomaniac would-be world conqueror. He considers himself a "warrior trapped in this old man's crippled body," and in the words of Jack Burton "wants to go on to rule the world from beyond the grave." He is quite evil, ordering the execution of the boss of the Chang Sings, dealing in slaves, and threatening people with such fates as the "Hell Were People Are Skinned Alive" and to "flay them till their flesh falls off". Not a nice guy.
Quote: "Who are these people? Friends of yours? Now this really pisses me off to no end!"
Powers/Tactics: It goes without saying Lo Pan is a very powerful sorcerer. His favorite spell seems to be a form of Flash attack that appears as a brilliant beam of light launched from his mouth and eyes. However, we don't see him cast too many other spells, mainly because most of the time he is either a frail old man or intangible to the rest of the world. He does counter Egg Shen's "mystic warrior spell" (see Egg Shen for more details) with one of his own. After hearing what the Hero Mailing List had to say, I tend to agree with the assessment the spells being cast were some form of Ego Attack, and Egg and Lo Pan were using the optional Ego Combat maneuvers from The Ultimate Mentalist (as well as some of the optional ideas from Mystic Masters).
An important note about Lo Pan's "Roadblock" form. He is fully Desolid in this form and cannot affect the material world. His Power Pool is going to need the +2 Advantage of "Affects Physical World" on all spells, and some Game Masters may want to disallow this Advantage all together. He cannot be harmed in this form either (Jack drives his truck right through him.) and can pass through walls and other barriers with ease. Game Masters might want to rule that Lo Pan can be harmed/stopped by certain types of mystical wards (such as the ofuda so common to many supernatural anime).
In his "Basket-Case" form Lo Pan has no powers to speak of, with the exception that he is over 2000 years old and is still alive. He does have a mean streak and a nasty temper, however.
Appearance: David Lo Pan comes in two forms, the "Ten-foot Tall Roadblock" and the "Little Old Basket-case On Wheels." The "Roadblock" body is his ghost form. He stands well over six feet tall (probably close to seven), and is dressed in elaborately patterned Chinese robes. This from is very pale-faced with dark circles under the eyes.
The Little Old Basket-case On Wheels is Lo Pan's corporeal form. In this body is appears immensely old, his skin mottled, hair white and wispy, and his movements very slow and deliberate. He is a cripple in this body, confined to a motorized wheelchair. This doesn't stop him from having a very nasty (and short) temper, however.
(David Lo Pan created by Gary Goldman, David Weinstein, W.D. Richter and John Carpenter. character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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