Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 20 STR 10 13- Lift 400 kg; 4d6 HTH Damage 20 DEX 30 13- OCV: 7/DCV: 7 25 CON 30 14- 12 BODY 4 11- 13 INT 3 12- INT Roll: 12- 13 EGO 6 12- ECV: 4 15 PRE 5 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 18 COM 4 13- 6 PD 2 Total: 9 PD (3 rPD) 10 ED 5 Total: 12 ED (3 rED) 4 SPD 10 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 9 REC 0 50 END 0 35 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 109 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Flight: 15"/30" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 15 Fire Powers: Elemental Control, 30-point Powers 28 1) Flame Blast: Energy Blast 10d6; No Knockback (-1/4), END 5 15 2) Fiery Flight: Flight 15", END 3 Martial Arts: Dirty Infighting Maneuver OCV DCV Notes 4 Disarm -1 +1 30 STR Disarm 4 Low Blow -1 +1 2d6 NND  4 Punch +0 +2 6d6 Strike 3 Throw +0 +1 4d6+v/5, Target Falls Talents 6 Combat Luck (Armor 3 PD/ED) Skills 6 Combat Skill Levels: +2 with Fire Powers 4 Combat Skill Levels: +2 OCV with Martial Strike (Punch) 2 AK: Patriot City Barrio 11- 3 Language: English (complete with accent, Spanish native) 3 Seduction 12- 3 Streetwise 12- 100 Total Powers & Skills Cost 209 Total Character Cost 150+ Disadvantages 15 Hunted: Nuclear Winter (More Powerful, Kill), 8- 15 Psychological Limitation: Hot-Tempered (Common, Strong) 10 Psychological Limitation: Sucker For A Pretty Face (Common, Moderate) 5 Reputation: former gang member (In Secret Identity), 8- 15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity (Ricardo Ramirez) 209 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Ricardo Ramirez grew up in the Hispanic barrio of Patriot City. Knowing no other life, he fell easily into gang activity and soon became a leader in the Diablos, who styled themselves the defenders of the barrio. One night, the Diablos were going to rumble with a white gang called the Vipers, and Ricardo went along, despite the protests of his girlfriend Estella. But before he could get to the fight, Ricardo was hit with a random discharge of Energy X (see Mentor's origin) and discovered to his amazement that he could set his body on fire and not be harmed. With a thought, he sent himself into the air, and for the first time Ricardo saw the entire city outside his barrio, and finally gained the wider perspective Estella had tried to teach him.
Flying back to the gang fight, Ricardo broke up the melee by displaying his powers. He told the Vipers and Diablos that he'd been given his powers for a reason, and he swore to use them to bring peace to the community.
Personality/Motivation: El Diablo is presented in the Freedom Force game as a pretty stereotypical 'hotheaded' and romantic Latino. Even so, he does seem like a cool character, coming across as a down-to-earth guy who seeks to make a difference with his new powers.
Quote: "Madre de Dios! Somebody get a can of bug spray!"
Powers/Tactics: El Diablo has very straightforward powers, beginning with the ability to fire bursts of flame from his hands, and use flame jets to make himself airborne. With experience, he gains other powers, like 'Fire It Up' (Force Field/HKA Damage Shield), 'Inferno' (Area Attack) and 'Ignition' (an Indirect Killing Explosion that acts by agitating an inanimate object to explode). El Diablo's main weakness is that he runs out of END quickly, not only because his initial power set costs a lot of energy, but because his 'Hot-Tempered' Disadvantage causes him to become almost Enraged in combat, making El Diablo inclined to Push his attacks even to the point of blacking out (i.e. burning STUN as END). However, El Diablo is also a skilled street fighter, and can fall back on his hand-to-hand skills if he doesn't have enough juice to use his flame powers.
Appearance: Ricardo Ramirez is a tall, muscular Latino with blue eyes, wavy black hair and a thin mustache. In costume, El Diablo wears a red mask over his eyes (tied back bandana-style) and a glossy black costume with a high collar and open chest, short sleeves and flame motifs on the sleeve edges, and a red sash with a golden belt buckle, the buckle containing a Devil's Trident symbol.
[Freedom Force characters copyright 2002 Irrational Games LLC. HERO System write-up by James Gillen]
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