Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Steve Rogers—Captain America

This is it: the world's first super hero.

Well, the first super hero in the MCU, anyways. One of the founding members of the Avengers, Rogers is a man out of time, but that's not going to keep him from badassing his way onto the blog. I've been told that this is one of the best character conversions that I've done, and I've made some minor tweaks, but I hope you guys find this as interesting as others have.


Name: Steven Grant Rogers
Race: Human
Experience: 0 (Novice)
Agility d6; Smarts d8; Spirit d10; Strength d4; Vigor d4
Pace 6; Parry 2; Charisma 0; Toughness 4
Hindrances: Anemic, Code of Honor, Heroic, Loyal, Overconfident
Edges: Brave, Elan
Skills: Driving d4, Knowledge (Battle) d4, Notice d8, Persuasion d4, Shooting d4, Stealth d6, Swimming d6, Throwing d4

Born on July 4, 1918, Steve Rogers was about as physically frail as a man could be: asthma, anemia, small stature, poor health in general. but he had an enormous heart and always tried to stand up for the good of others, and embraced the notion of justice and free will. Of course, this garnered the attention of a lot of bullies taking out their frustrations on the goodie-two-shoes and Rogers was constantly beat up.

Steve's father died in service to the country, his mother of tuberculosis. The closest thing to a family he had left was his best friend Bucky Barnes, who not only took Steve in but helped him defend himself from the bullies and other unsavory types that came after him. Even after high school, Steve still stood up to the bigger guy and would never back down.

Steve attended the Auburndale Art School in Brooklyn before the United States were pulled into World War II. At this point, with the help of his best friend, Steve trained furiously to try and whip his body into shape to be able to join the armed forces, but despite all his work Steve was rejected from service. Bucky, however, enlisted in the Army, waiting in the reserves.

Steve continued to apply for duty, altering his admissions information every time in hopes of being taken in, but was finally approached by Dr. Abraham Erskine during one of his attempts. After a short test of character, Steve was admitted and added for qualifications for Project Rebirth. During his training, though he was physically frail, he showed remarkable spirit and courage, making him the clear choice to receive a powerful "super-soldier" serum (enhanced with Vita Rays), which enhanced his speed, strength, health, reflexes, and physiology to the peak of human condition. Unfortunately, during this procedure, Dr. Erskine was shot and killed by an agent of HYDRA attempting to retrieve this serum for their own purposes, though Rogers thwarted this plan.


Name: Steven Grant Rogers
Race: Human
Experience: 180 (Legendary)
Power Level: Heavy Hitter with Super Karma (70 PP)
Agility d12; Smarts d8; Spirit d10; Strength d12+2; Vigor d12+2
Pace 6; Parry 12 (2); Charisma 2; Toughness 14 (4)
Hindrances: Code of Honor, Heroic, Loyal, Overconfident
Edges: Arcane Background (Super Powers), Brave, Elan, Brawny, Dodge, Improved First Strike, Improved Frenzy, Nerves of Steel, Charismatic, Command, Level Headed, Acrobat, Trademark Weapon (Vibranium Shield), Quick Draw, Tactician, Block, Counterattack, Combat Sense, Improved Martial Artist, Steady Hands, Dynamic Duo (Thor)
Skills: Climbing d6, Driving d8, Fighting d12+1, Knowledge (Battle) d8, Notice d8, Persuasion d6, Piloting d4, Shooting d8, Stealth d8, Swimming d12, Throwing d12
Inventory: Avengers II Uniform (Armor +4, +6 vs ballistics, negate 4 ballistic AP), Blue Steel Pot (Armor +4, 50% chance vs head shot), Commlink, Vibranium Shield (Str+d6, AP 4), Magnetic Gauntlets (free action to return the Vibranium Shield within 12"; Strength d12+2), Boots, Ammo Pouch ×4
Powers:
  • Heightened Senses (1): Perception.
  • Leaping (1): Level 1. Leaps 2" vertically, 4" horizontally. (Strong legs.)
  • Regeneration (5): Level 2, rolls to heal every hour. Recovery. (Enhanced metabolism.)
  • Speed (5): Pace 24, –1 to hit. (Enhanced strength and reflexes.)
  • Super Attribute (24): Agility +3, Strength +5, Vigor +4.
  • Super Edge (10): Brawny, Dodge, First Strike, Frenzy, Nerves of Steel.
  • Super Skill (10): Climbing +2, Fighting +3, Swimming +3, Throwing +2.
Vibranium Shield (Switchable):
  • Attack, Ranged (13): Range 6/12/24, Damage Str+d6, RoF 3, AP 6, Heavy Weapon, Thrown. Device (–2, Vibranium shield), Limitation (–1, the shield bounces between targets. This may hit enemies outside of line of sight (at normal penalties) but every bounce consumes a RoF. Enemies that are bounced between must be within the maximum range (24") of each other but all penalties apply from the position being thrown. The shield is caught or otherwise remains at its last destination with a 1 on the skill die, regardless of the Wild Die.). Switchable (primary).
with
  • Attack, Melee (6): Damage Str+d6, AP 6, Heavy Weapon, Multiple Attacks, One Arm, Device (–2, Vibranium shield).
  • Deflection (1): –3 to hit with ranged attacks. Device (–2, Vibranium shield).
  • Parry +2 (4): Deflect. Device (–2, Vibranium shield).
Thrown is a custom zero-cost modifier that modifies the damage of a ranged attack to be Str+d6 (and +d6 per level), but the range is decreased to 3/6/12. It returns to the user by default. This entry includes Cap's inventory as of Age of Ultron.


AWOL Inventory: Blue Steel Pot (Armor +2, 50% chance vs head shot), Medium Shield (Parry +1, Armor +2 vs ranged), Boots, Pistol Holster, Uniform.

Still inexperienced, and with any other samples of the successful serum destroyed, Rogers was brought to the forefront of American propaganda about the war effort. After months of performing USO shows and being championed as the face of the military, a tour to the actual front went south. Catching wind of a large number of soldiers going missing and held prisoner by HYDRA, Rogers went (with the help of Howard Stark and Peggy Carter) to the PoW camp himself, saving more than 400 men—along with Bucky, who had also been captured—with little combat experience and a bit of stealth. He also recovered some kind of specialized ammunition, running on Tesseract technology.


World War II Inventory: Carbon Polymer Armor (Armor +2, +4 vs ballistics), Blue Steel Pot (Armor +2, 50% chance vs head shot), Vibranium Shield (Str+d6, AP 4), Colt M1911A1 (2d6+1, AP 1, 12/24/48, Semi-Auto, 7 Shots), Ammo Pouch ×4, Boots, Suspenders, Pistol Holster, Web Belt.

He was then officially promoted to captain and given an indestructible vibranium shield and his own special unit: the Howling Commandos. Over the next year, Rogers and his unit cooperatively dismantled HYDRA operations and kept them contained in Europe. Near the end of the war, on their final mission, they lost Bucky in a tragic accident. This was immediately followed by a raid on HYDRA's main base that ended with Rogers boarding HYDRA's Valkyrie craft to prevent their bombings of several major cities across the globe, including New York.

This resulted with a showdown with Johann Schmidt, who was transported away by the Tesseract, though the craft was heavily damaged and Steve was forced to put it down in the ice, sacrificing himself.


Battle of New York Inventory: Avengers Uniform (Armor +2, +4 vs ballistics, negate 4 ballistic AP), Blue Steel Pot (Armor +4, 50% chance vs head shot), Commlink, Vibranium Shield (Str+d6, AP 4), Boots, Ammo Pouch ×4

Seventy years later, Rogers was recovered from the ice by S.H.I.E.L.D., much to his surprise. He spent the next few weeks in shock, catching up on lost time and opting not to call Peggy, fearing her reaction to seeing him. Soon, however, he was recruited for the Avengers Initiative, and brought Loki in custody to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.

After discovering that S.H.I.E.L.D. was using the Tesseract to develop weapons, akin to HYDRA weapons back in World War II, and discovering that Loki's intended strategy was to hit New York, he commandeered a quinjet with Romanoff and the recently recovered agent Barton to join in on the action, fighting off the Chitauri invasion and commanding the battlefield with the other Avengers in the Battle of New York. After the portal was closed by Stark, Rogers parted ways with the rest of the Avengers to take up a place as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.


S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Inventory: STRIKE Stealth Uniform (Armor +4, +4 vs ballistics, negate 4 ballistic AP), Blue Steel Pot (Armor +4, 50% chance vs head shot), Commlink, Vibranium Shield (Str+d6, AP 4), Boots, Ammo Pouch ×4

Receiving intense training and experience with S.H.I.E.L.D. special ops, including several with Romanoff, Steve was shaping up to be one of the world's greatest melee combatants and the ultimate soldier. He was fast, stealthy, highly aware of his surroundings, and lethal. After a mission sent to recover a pirated ship—the Lemurian Star—and finding Romanoff recovering intelligence instead of dealing with pirates, Steve confronted Fury about this compartmentalization. His concerns were justified when it was revealed that HYDRA had infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. and was planning on using souped-up Helicarriers to commit mass murder and secure control over the world. After an encounter with the Winter Soldier, and the help of Romanoff and Sam Wilson, he toppled the Helicarriers and thwarted HYDRA's plans. He then helped to lead the Avengers' campaign against HYDRA, culminating in their assault on Baron Von Strucker's base in Sovokia and receiving the Chitauri scepter.

Steve was present during the Ultron incursion, dealing with several drones and even standing up to Ultron himself for a little while, and was one of the Avenger's assisting with the evacuation of Sokovia before the city was sent hurtling back into the earth.

Steve is currently training and leading the New Avengers team, comprised of Black Widow, War Machine, Falcon, Vision, and Scarlet Witch.

Power Stunts:
  • Aquatic (1): Limitation (–1, no breathing underwater). In The First Avenger, Steve used his powerful body to catch up to a fleeing HYDRA personal submarine to retrieve the agent and the super soldier serum.
  • Resistance (3): Fall Damage, +4 to resist effects, direct attacks cause half damage. Device (–2). In Winter Soldier, Steve braced his vibranium shield to absorb the impact of falling more than 20 stories, leaving with minor discomfort.
—DoctorBoson

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