Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 10 STR 0 11- Lift 100 kg; 2d6 HTH Damage  25 DEX 30 14- 18 CON 8 13- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 13 EGO 3 12- 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 8 OCV 25 8 DCV 25 3 OMCV 0 5 DMCV 6 4 SPD 20 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 8+18 PD 6 Total: 8/26 PD (0/18 rPD) 12+22 ED 10 Total: 12/34 ED (0/22 rED) 8 REC 4 50 END 6 10 BODY 0 30 STUN 5 Total Characteristics Cost: 161 Movement: Running: 12m/24m Flight: 60m/120m Leaping: 4m/8m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers & Skills 75 Command Of Fire And Flame: Multipower, 75-point reserve 10v 1) Fire Blast: Blast 12d6; Reduced By Range (-¼), END 6 10v 2) Multi-Fire: Blast 8d6, Autofire (5 shots; +½); Reduced By Range (-¼), END 6 12v 3) Fireball: Blast 10d6, Area Of Effect (16m Radius Explosion; +¼), END 6 5f 4) Firestorm: RKA 2d6, Personal Immunity (+¼), Constant (+½), Area Of Effect (16m Radius; +¾); No Range (-½), END 7 8v 5) Fire Shield: Resistant Protection (18 PD/22 ED); Costs Endurance (-½), END 6 12v 6) Fiery Flight: Flight 60m; Leaves A Trail (-0), END 6 8 Burning Fire Shield: RKA ½d6, Area Of Effect (1m Surface; Damage Shield; +¼), Constant (+½); Linked (Fire Shield; -½), No Range (-½), END 2 9 Kindle: RKA 1 point, Sticky (only affects flammables; +¼), Constant (+½), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½), Uncontrolled (+½); No Range (-½) 20 Inherent Resistance To Fire And Flame: Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50%; Only Works Against Fire/Heat (-½) 2 Inherent Resistance To Fire And Flame: LS (Safe in Intense Heat) 2 Internal Furnace: LS (Safe in Intense Cold) 5 Thermal Vision: IR Perception (Sight Group) Perks 5 Popular Entertainer: Money: Well Off 5 Contact: Superbarrio (or a similar political activist) (Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Contact has useful Skills or resources, Good relationship with Contact) 11- 2 Positive Reputation (people of Mexico City) 14-, +1/+1d6 Talents 6 Smokin' Hot: +2/+2d6 Striking Appearance (vs. all characters) Skills 6 +2 with Fire Blast, Multi-Fire, and Fireball 3 Acrobatics 14- 3 Acting 13- 2 Bureaucratics 10- 3 CK: Mexico City 12- 3 Charm 13- 2 KS: The Mexican Entertainment World 11- 2 KS: The Mexican Politcial World 11- 2 KS: The Superhuman World 11- 3 Language: English (fluent conversation; literate) 0 Language: Spanish (idiomatic; literate) 3 Oratory 13- 3 PS: Acting 13- 3 PS: Dancing 14- 3 PS: Singing 13- 2 Streetwise 10- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 239 Total Cost: 400 +400 Matching Complications (75) 5 Distinctive Features: Faint Magical Aura (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable Only By Detect Magic) 25 Hunted: Mexican Crime Cartels (and/or corrupt law enforcement officers and/or politicians), Frequently (As Pow; NCI; PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find; Harshly Punish) 15 Psychological Complication: Code Versus Killing (Common; Strong) 20 Psychological Complication: Dedicated To the Cause Of Social Change (Very Common; Strong) 10 Social Complication: Famous (Frequently, Minor) Total Complications Points: 75 Experience Points: 0
Background/History: Ever since her first appearance people have wondered as to the origins of the woman who calls herself Chantico. While she supports mutant rights, tests have shown she’s not a mutant herself. These same tests have shown no signs of genetic tampering, physiological modification, technological augmentation, or medical manipulation. However, certain individuals versed in the mystic arts have stated she exhibits a faint aura (most prominent when she uses her powers) and thus may utilize some sort of magical artifact and/or spells as a conduit for her abilities. Chantico, for her part, is far too interested in her own agenda to worry about such things.
Personality/Motivation: Although many are willing to dismiss Chantico has nothing more than an absurdly-dressed publicity hound, she’s actually a strong proponent for social reform. While Chantico enjoys her television appearances, concerts, and photo gigs (as well as the money they bring,) she also uses such occasions to voice her opinions on poverty, hunger, the exploitation of undocumented workers (in both Mexico and the United States,) corruption in the Mexican government and police department, and the often extreme disparity between the haves and have nots of the world. In the face of mounting criticism that someone who’s so well-off shouldn’t talk about the plight of the poor, Chantico has donated large amounts of money to various charities and social programs, sponsored numerous fund-raisers, makes numerous public appearances to raise awareness of pressing problems, and performs quite a bit of community service each month. This, of course, has caused her to butt heads with politicians, police, and the drug cartels.
Quote: “Each year the cartels kill thousands while the police do nothing! We can’t sit idle, we must fight!”
Powers/Tactics: As her name suggests (Chantico [shan-te-ko] is the Aztec goddess of hearth and volcanos), Chantico possesses a potent assortment of fire-based powers. She can project a variety of flame-based attacks, is fairly immune to flame itself, and confounds Mexico City’s notorious traffic by making great arcing leaps through the air, leaving a bright trail of fire behind her. While she doesn’t seek out combat, Chantico won’t stand idly aside and wait for other superhumans (or the police) to arrive if she witnesses criminal activity. She’s usually start by turning on her Fire Shield (at half power) and arriving via Fiery Flight, seeking to make a Presence Attack upon landing. If pressed, she’ll use Fire Blasts (usually at reduced power to avoid serious injury) but once incinerated a number of Cartel vehicles by turning on her Firestorm in an effort to destroy a Cartel armory and drug lab..
On top of her powers, Chantico is also an accomplished public speaker and knows how to work a crowd.
Appearance: Chantico is an extremely attractive Hispanic woman who stands a shapely 5’6”. Her skin is a deep tan, with long black hair and dark eyes. It’s a well-known fact (and almost running joke among those who follow the superhuman community) that her costume has grown smaller and smaller over the years, in direct proportion to her popularity with the people. It started out as a simple one-piece swimsuit-like affair that left the arms and legs bare, but now consists of little more than a scant halter top and loincloth, heavily decorated and adorned with sprays of red, orange, and yellow feathers (many of which end up needing replacement whenever she uses her powers.)
Designer's Notes: The image the inspired Chantico was found on Deviantart, where it was labeled “Sun Goddess.” I liked the look and felt the feathers reminded me of certain Aztec warriors. Seeing feathers were yellow, orange, and red, I felt a fire theme was called for, especially after I found out that Aztec fire god was a woman. Inspired by real-life individuals such as Superbarrio, I decided to make Chantico as political and social activist and built her accordingly (hence her rather ‘slow’ SPD of 4.) As a final note, my personal opinion on her origin is that she’s a conduit for the goddess Chantico, who granted her power in exchange for acting as her agent/avatar on Earth. Of course, you’ll need to modify this concept based on how you treat gods and the like in your supers universe.
Chantico makes a good all-purpose hero of the people. Her costume and entertainment activities might make some PCs assume she’s just fluff, until they hear her speak and/or act. To make Chantico more powerful, up her CON, SPD, and turn her Multipower into a Unified Power. To make her less powerful, reduce her Multipower to 60 Active Points.