Necessary Evil: Temporary Ethics Fault
(Example character provided as a rubric for you to format your own character sheets.)
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d4, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Driving d6, Fighting d8, Intimidation d4, Knowledge (Spanish) d4, Notice d6, Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Streetwise d6, Throwing d4
Charisma: +0; Pace: 6; Parry: 6; Toughness: 5/9
Hindrances: Arrogant, Bloodthirsty, Monologuer, Weakness (Minor: Unarmed or Natural Attacks)
(Note that Monologuer is a Minor Hindrance from the Superpowers Companion. Also note that the Super Karma rule from p. 16 of Necessary Evil is being used here, which is how she has two Major Hindrances.)
Edges: Ambidextrous, Arcane Background (Superpowers), Attractive, Power Points
- Altered Form (4): +4 Toughness versus physical attacks, More Elastic +1
- Attack, Melee (4): Strength+2d6 damage (barbed tentacles)
- Chameleon (3)
- Extra Limbs (8): Mass of tentacles can act as up to two additional limbs, granting two additioanl actions with no multi-action penalties.
- Fear (1): Scary (disturbing nature, disgusting topics of monologue)
(This character is presented as an example character. While she may show up as an NPC, she’s here to provide you with a rubric for formatting your own characters.)
Appearance: Brook Tyler looks like whatever she wants to look. She can even assume male forms. In the rare case that her Powers are negated, she will take the form of a twenty-five year old white woman with blonde hair and brown eyes. She stands about five feet six inches tall, and has a modestly feminine figure.
When in combat, she will grow multiple tentacles, which can extend barbs to strike. Her limbs and body can transform into a mass of such tendrils. She can stretch, reach, and lash out in multiple directions at once. If needed, literally her entire body can become a nest of these tentacles, allowing her supreme flexibility.
Personality: Ordinance is torn down the middle. Her Powers, in many ways, manifest exactly what she fears. She is aware of the constant temptation within her to repeat the cycle of abuse that was nearly inflicted directly upon her. She is only just barely able to have meaningful relationships, and criminal life is for her a way to pay the bills that doesn’t involve anybody liking her.
Because of the horrible tensions within herself, when she lashes out it is brutal and final. She likes to take down those who find themselves strong, and she enjoys taking the abusive down a peg. She has a personal fondness for eviscerating pimps and abusive boyfriends. Sometimes, in high stress, she’ll just ball up (perhaps literally) and start screaming things nobody likes hearing, and she is constantly fighting with what she perceives as a horror in her soul.
Background: Brook Tyler was born in a Pentacostal town in Dryden, Texas. Her older sister was never well known, always a shrinking violet. Their father would always allow them to watch “questionable” things, including pornographic movies and animations. Brook never put together the pieces of what was going on in her home until she snuck into her sister’s closet one day. There, she saw her sister enter her room, followed by their father. Their father then sexually abused her sister.
Brook manifested superpowers right then and there, although she doesn’t remember it. The official story is that she took a knive and stabbed her father over and over again. The reality, kept under wraps by her sister, is that she transformed into a “tangle of vines”, barbed phallic projections that were what did the stabbing. Brook was in therapy for some years, though she never manifested her powers in observation.
When she was released, Brook never integrated into life. Ironically, as horrifying as the experience was for her sister, it was worse for her. She finally came to grips with her powers, but rather than settling down with her sister she left, knowing that she could, at any moment, turn around and abuse her own sister. She started turning to crime to pay her bills, and the criminal life has stuck with her.