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Just trying out Hero Designer and converting a 4th ed character to 5th Edition. Interestingly, his point cost dropped, probably because of the increased cost of Hunted/Watched with Public ID and the new ruling that being permanantly large is a disadvantage...IrvingPlayer: Brandi Weed

Val Char Cost
60 STR 50
17 DEX 21
23 CON 26
20 BODY 20
15 INT 5
13 EGO 6
20 PRE 10
16 COM 3
20 PD 0
20 ED 0
4 SPD 13
17 REC 0
50 END 2
62 STUN 0
12" RUN00" SWIM-212" LEAP0Characteristics Cost: 154
Cost Power END
14 Big and Heavy: Knockback Resistance -7"
-10 Easy to Hit: -2 with DCV
10 +8 PD, Hardened (+1/4) (10 Active Points)
19 +15 ED, Hardened (+1/4) (19 Active Points)
20 Damage Resistance (20 PD/20 ED)
5 Lack Of Weakness (-5) for Normal Defense
5 Lack Of Weakness (-5) for Resistant Defenses
50 Life Support , Eating: Character does not eat, Immunity: All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents, Immunity: All terrestrial poisons and chemical warfare agents, Longevity: Immortal, Safe in High Pressure, Safe in High Radiation, Safe in Intense Cold, Safe in Intense Heat, Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum, Self-Contained Breathing, Sleeping: Character does not sleep
9 Roar: +20 PRE (20 Active Points); Only to Cause Fear (-1), Incantations (roar) (-1/4)
17 Claws: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 2d6 (plus STR) (vs. ED) (30 Active Points); Restrainable (-1/2), Reduced Penetration (-1/4) 3
7 Reach: Stretching 1", Inherent (+1/4), Reduced Endurance 0 END (+1/2), Persistent (+1/2) (11 Active Points); Always On (-1/2)
12 +6" Running (12" total) 1
Powers Cost: 158
Cost Skill
5 Cramming
5 Breakfall 13-
3 Oratory 17-
3 KS (INT-based) 12-
3 KS (INT-based) 12-
1 Deduction 8-
3 +1 with any three related Skills
1 Language: Spanish (basic conversation)
Skills Cost: 24
Cost Perk
1 Public Notary: Fringe Benefit: License to practice a profession
Perks Cost: 1
Cost Talent
4 Speed Reading
Talents Cost: 4
Val Disadvantages
20 Distinctive Features: Giant Marble Lion (Not Concealable; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
20 Physical Limitation: Big and Heavy (2" Long, 1600kg, +2 PER rolls for others to spot) (All the Time; Greatly Impairing)
15 Physical Limitation: No Fine Manipulation (Frequently; Greatly Impairing)
10 Physical Limitation: Achromatic Colorblindness (Frequently; Slightly Impairing)
5 Physical Limitation: Anosmic (Infrequently; Slightly Impairing)
20 Psychological Limitation: Honorable (Common; Total)
20 Psychological Limitation: Code Against Killing (Common; Total)
5 Vulnerability: 1 1/2 x STUN Sonics (Uncommon)
5 Vulnerability: 1 1/2 x BODY Sonics (Uncommon)
15 Social Limitation: Public ID (Frequently; Major)
10 Money: Destitute
25 Hunted: VIPER 8- (Mo Pow; Harshly Punish; Extensive Non-Combat Influence; PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find)
15 Hunted: US Government 8- (Mo Pow; Watching; Extensive Non-Combat Influence; PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find)
Disadvantage Points: 185

Base Points: 200Experience Required: 0Total Experience Available: 0Experience Unspent: 0Total Character Cost: 341

Height: 6' 0" Hair: Grey
Weight: 3528 lbs Eyes: Grey
Appearance: He's the Fortitude statue from the New York Public Library, carved out of pink Tennesee marble (which has greyed over the years). Note that while Irving stands about 6' high, his body length means he effectively covers 2 hexes.Personality: Irving is gentle, curious, inquisitive, and very idealistic. If he thought he could do the people of New York city more good by retiring from active superheroing and teaching adult literacy classes, he might just do so. Even as part of the active superteam Omega Unit he prefers trying to talk people out of fighting, and protecting bystanders to actually smashing bad guys.Quote:"Was the color orange named for the fruit, or the other way around? Mind you, I can't really tell the color, but..." (followed by, "Good question, Irving, but could you ask it later, when we're NOT staking out the VIPER base?")Background: No one, not even Irving himself, is quite sure how or *why* the great marble lion once known as Fortitude woke up and decided to explore his home and the outlying city. Nobody's really inclined to stop him, though... (Nobody knows why he chose the name Irving, either. He says he just likes the way it sounds.)Powers/Tactics: Irving really would rather talk than fight, and if he can prevent a fight by talking it out with the villains he will (his first encounter with a supervillian, Armadillo, actually ended up as a quiet discussion of Xeno's Paradox and the development of calculus until another member of the team who was itching for trouble showed up...). When Irving must fight he uses his heavy paws to great effect, preferring to swat rather than actually use his claws; he also has the very un-feline habit of ramming big and dangerous opponents.Campaign Use: Pacifist brick with a remarkably odd outlook on life.

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Originally posted by Enforcer84

How does he perform his notarial duties if he cannot write in his Journal or use his stamp?


The team's techie worked up some basic waldoes that let him do fine manipulation. They're too large and clumsy for him to use outside the base, but they do let him do things like affix signatures and use computers.

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Pretty cool,


Just one small point, you aren't normally supposed to buy restrainable on attacks that are foiled by having your arms tied. I don't think the claws qualify.


Restrainable is mostly for things like wings or hovering power crystals.

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If it's good enough for a real lion, it's good enough for Irving: the claws for a lion as described on pp. 307-308 of 5th ed have the Restrainable limitation.


As for why he came to life... you know, I've never settled on an origin that really felt right to me, and I also wanted to leave it open in case our GM had any clever ideas. My current theory is that somehow, like the Overlook hotel, he has gradually absorbed a psychic residue from people passing by, sitting on and by him, etc. It's quite possible that a more specific spirit has influenced his personality, maybe some reader who spent much of his life enjoying books by the stone lion. And perhaps that's where Irving got his name...


This also suggests that Patience, the other lion, has the potential to awaken as well, but perhaps per his name he doesn't feel the need for haste.

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