ABERRANT CHARACTER ADAPTATIONS

JAMES "GERYON" BOOTH

Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
75	STR	65	24-	Lift 819.2 tons; 15d6 HTH damage
29	DEX	57	15-	OCV:  10/DCV:  10
50	CON	80	19-
15	BODY	10	12-
15	INT	5	12-	PER Roll 12-
10	EGO	0	11- 	ECV:  3
25	PRE	15	14-	PRE Attack:  5d6
0	COM	-5	9-

21	PD	6		Total:  36 PD (15 rPD)
16	ED	6		Total:  31 ED (15 rED)
4	SPD	1		Phases:  3, 6, 9, 12
25	REC	0
100	END	0
78	STUN	0		Total Characteristics Cost:  240

Movement:	Running:  6"/12"
		Swimming:  2"/4"

Cost	Powers & Skills
40	Crush:  HKA 2 1/2d6 (plus STR) (vs. ED), END 4
52	Shockwave Attack:  Energy Blast 15d6 (vs. PD), Personal Immunity (+1/4), Explosion 
	(Normal (Radius) -1 DC/1"; +1/2); Restrainable (-1/2), No Range (-1/2), Only effects 
	Targets on the ground (-1/2), END 13
16	Accuracy:  +3 with All Combat; Costs Endurance (Costs END Every Phase; -1/2), END 2
11	Multitasking:  +2 Overall (20 Active Points); Only to offset Multitasking and Sweep 
	Penalties (-1/2), Costs Endurance (Only Costs END to Activate; -1/4), END 2
5	Commanding Presence:  +10 PRE (10 Active Points); Costs Endurance (Costs END 
	Every Phase; -1/2), Only to issue commands (-1/2) (not added to totals), END 1
55	Protean Form:  VPP, 30 base + 25 control cost, Powers Can Be Changed As A Half-
	Phase Action (+1/2), No Skill Roll Required (+1); Physical Modifications Only (-1/2)
45	Hardened Skin:  Armor (15 PD/15 ED) (added to Primary Value)
20	Dormancy:  Multiform (100 Character Points in the most expensive form)

	Martial Arts:  
	Maneuver		OCV	DCV	Damage
5	Joint Break		-1	-2	Grab One Limb; HKA 0 1/2d6, Disable
4	Martial Block		+2	+2	Block, Abort
4	Martial Escape		+0	+0	90 STR vs. Grabs
4	Martial Strike		+0	+2	17d6 Strike
5	Offensive Strike	-2	+1	19d6 Strike

	Perks
3	Anonymity
6	Contact:  Teragen contact (13-) (Contact has:  useful Skills or resources, Good relationship 
	with Contact)
4	Contact:  Mole in Project Utopia (12-) (Contact has:  useful Skills or resources)
4	Contact:  Nova Detective (12-) (Contact has significant Contacts of his own)
10	Money (Wealthy)

	Skills
20	+4 with HTH Combat
9	+3 with Thrown Weapons

7	Acrobatics 17-
7	Breakfall 17-
3	Combat Driving 15-
1	Computer Programming 8-
3	Conversation 14-
1	Deduction 8-
1	Disguise 8-
2	Forgery 12-
1	KS:  The Arts 8-
2	Language:  French:  Fluent Conversation
3	Lockpicking 15-
3	Persuasion 14-
3	Security Systems 12-
3	Streetwise 14-
1	Survival (Temperate/Subtropical) 8-
5	Tactics 13-
4	WF:  Common Melee Weapons, Common Missile Weapons

372	Total Powers & Skills Cost
612	Total Cost
 
400+	Disadvantages
15	Distinctive Features:  Huge malformed monster with a lovely face, Concealable, Always Noticed and 
	Causes Major Reaction, Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses
10	Physical Limitation:  Nova Physiology, Frequently, Slightly Impairing
15	Hunted:  The Directive, As Powerful, 8- (Occasionally), Harshly Punish, Extensive Non-Combat Influence
15	Hunted:  Team Tomorrow, More Powerful, 8- (Occasionally), Harshly Punish
10	Hunted:  Lotus Infinite, As Powerful, 8- (Occasionally), Harshly Punish
15	Psychological Limitation:  Vengeful, Common, Strong
20	Psychological Limitation:  Intolerance of Baseline racism against novas, Common, Total
15	Psychological Limitation:  No Regard for human life, Common, Strong
15	Psychological Limitation:  Will not kill another Nova, Common, Strong
20	Reputation:  Murderous Terrorist, Almost Always (14-), Extreme
62	Teragen Bonus

612	Total Disadvantage Points

Background/History: Geryon can safely be ranked among the top 10 most feared Nova criminals in the world. He is the enforcer of the Teragen and a monstrous force of vengeance for Novas as a race. He was apparently recruited shortly after Eruption and his accent places him as British. Aside from that little else is known. His name is taken from Dante's Inferno, an appropriate source. Geryon is one of the founding members of the Teragen and the leader of the Nova Vigilance faction, a group devoted to "protecting the rights of Novas and stopping Baseline Oppression". Considering one of the principles of Teras is that Novas are beyond human law and morality this has troubling implications.

Geryon is wanted for numerous acts of murder and terrorism the world over, including the public "executions" of those that would "oppress the One Race (Novas). His victims include the mayor of Tampa Florida when he declared the city off limits to Novas and a Central African dictator that tried to install tracking beacons in his country's Nova population. All his killings have been extremely brutal, meant to send a message to any one that follow in his victim's footsteps. He doesn't go out of his way to kill Baselines, but doesn't spare them either, crushing any that get between him and his target—or escape. So far the combined efforts of Interpol, the Directive and Project Utopia have been unable to stop him.

Perhaps the only redeeming feature about Geryon is that he refuses to kill another Nova. He has never explained quite why, but he seems unwilling to move into lethal combat with another Nova. It is a small mercy has he has no problems with crippling another Nova as a demonstration of his power as the tragic paralyzation of Harmony demonstrates. Geryon seems to hold a particular contempt for Team Tomorrow and other "super heroes" such as Team Nippon, taking a very personal pleasure in defeating them.

Powers: Geryon possess extreme levels of superhuman strength and resistance to injury. He is essentially immune to small arms fire and rip reinforced concrete apart with his bare hands. Geryon is extremely fast and agile for his size, capable of moving with blinding speed even against other Novas. His personal fighting skills know almost no equal and he can easily hold his own against four or more Novas without falling totally on the defensive. Geryon has developed a personal highly acrobatic style of combat to capitalize on his abilities. Geryon also demonstrates highly advanced adaptive shape shifting. He regularly sprouts horns, claws, gills or anything else he need to capitalize on a situation. His form is rarely the same twice but is highly recognizable regardless.

Appearance: In his nova form, Geryon is a monster, pure and simple. A hulking mountain of over developed muscle, fur, scales and armor plating. He never looks quite the same twice and changes to adapt to battle conditions growing didgitgrade legs, claws, horns or whatever he needs at will. Geryon's head is scarcely more than a suggestion almost totally engulfed by his overdeveloped shoulders such at he has no neck. But perhaps more disturbing is that his face is supernaturally beautiful, perfect in every way. Exactly what his human form looks like isn't known, but its apparently very nondescript as he can vanish into a crowd almost effortlessly once he assumes it.

(Geryon created by White Wolf, character sheet created by Kim Foster [nexus@qx.net])


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