Monday, February 15, 2016

Scott Lang—Ant-Man

To be honest, Ant-Man was one of the most difficult characters for me to make so far. He's a protagonist, obviously, but the mechanics of the shrinking mode was just odd to me; per the SPC2, shrinking doesn't modify your speed or jump distance. The other tricky thing are the growth/shrink disks that he uses; I wasn't sure to make those as Powers or as gear, but I ended up settling on the latter.

Name: Scott Lang
Race: Human
Experience: 45 (Veteran)
Power Level: Pulp Hero (15 PP)
Agility d8; Smarts d8; Spirit d6; Strength d6; Vigor d6
Pace 6; Parry 5; Charisma 0; Toughness 5
Hindrances: Heroic, Loyal, Pacifist (m), Poverty.
Edges: Arcane Background (Super Powers), Luck, Scholar (Electronics), Scavenger, Thief, Dodge.
Skills: Climbing d6, Fighting d6, Investigation d6, Knowledge (Computers) d6, Knowledge (Electronics) d8, Lockpicking d6, Notice d8, Persuasion d4, Repair d8, Stealth d8, Throwing d4.
Inventory: Ant-Man Suit, Particle Disks (×5 Growth, ×5 Shrink).
  • Animal Control (1): Telepathic Link. Device (–1, earpiece or Helmet), Limitation (–2, ants only).
  • Attack, Melee (1): Damage Str+d6, Lethal, Multiple Attacks. Contingent on shrink, Limitation (–1, does not affect characters smaller than Size –2).
  • Doesn't Breathe (1): Device (–1, Helmet).
  • Shrink (9): Size –4, –4 to hit. Density, Quick Change, Tiny. Device (–1, Ant-Man Suit).
  • Super Edge (3): The Best There Is (shrink), Ultimate Power (shrink), Device (–1, Ant-Man Suit).
Scott Lang is not only an intelligent man, having gone through university to gain a masters degree in electrical engineering, but a rather successful burglar as well—mostly working in a Robin Hood-style fashion: stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. He promised his first love, Maggie, that he'd stop stealing after their daughter was born, but when he discovered the company he was working for was stealing funds from his customers, he went in for one last burglary. Unfortunately, this time he was caught.

He spent 5 years in jail, but when he got out he swore that he would only work legitimate jobs to make up for his time away. This, however, didn't work out well at all, and after being banned from seeing his daughter until he could make up for the child support he hadn't been able to pay, he decided to hit the house of a rich old man named Hank Pym.

Hank Pym planted an old super hero suit to see if Scott would be able to steal it away, but after realizing what the suit actually did—shrink him down to just over the size of an ant—Scott tried to return the suit, but was caught due to Hank's daughter, Hope. Eventually, they convinced him to attempt a heist on Cross Technologies—formerly Pym Technologies—to keep the Yellow Jacket suit from falling into the wrong hands, and Scott learned to use the suit and communicate with ants.

After fighting Falcon for a missing piece of tech, and learning how to use Pym's Particle Disks, the heist was a success. The Pym Tech building was destroyed with the Cross Particle and designs for the Yellow Jacket still inside.

Scott has since kept in touch with Pym, is likely involved with Hope, and is being sought after by the Avengers after his encounter with Falcon. And he's able to see his daughter on a regular basis again. All around happy endings.

The Particle Disks work to either Shrink something down to fit in the palm of your hand (Size –3 or –4 for just about anything), or make them grow to be the same size to normal humans as they were to an Ant-Man sized person. These disks do not stack on the same object. Yeah, it's not really something that makes a lot of sense but really, why would it? Shit's weird.


  1. Thanks very much. I was looking very long for a good SW Scott Lang conversion.
    I have one question and one proposal.

    1. I can t find the "Ultimate Power" Edge anywhere. Can you explain, what this Edge is doing?

    2. To change "Don t breathe" with Leap (1)+ "Death from above", contigent to shrink (-1)that he can make his cool bullet-speed-like jumps.

    What do you think?

    You like to make him on Street Fighter Level in his "Civil War" version, where he can grow?

    1. Sorry, for some reason my email didn't alert me of this until just now.

      For the first question: this is what allows him to have 9 PP in Shrink as a Pulp Hero (where normally he might be limited to 5). That is going to be changed once I get around to overhauling the character though.

      For the second question: Don't Breathe was established because it's what establishes his oxygen supply at minuscule sizes like that, but Leaping also wouldn't be appropriate. While Ant-Man can proportionally leap incredible distances, that's mostly built into the Shrink power, since he can still move at his full Pace of 6 at his tiny size (the Trapping for which might be jumping instead of running).

      As for Giant Man stats, my analysis put him up at Size +10, which requires at LEAST 29 points (since he has –1 for the Device modifier), which requires him to be a Heavy Hitter with The Best There Is.

  2. I had seen a review which was share on FB, about Ant-man and The Wasp movie trailer. I can say that you can't stop reading till the end. I'm so excited, so I search "Ant-man and Wasp movie trailer" with GG and saw many things helpful for your question about this movie but not all. So I can't wait longer for Ant-man and Wasp full movie in 2018. One year is too long for an amazing film like that!

    1. There's no way a trailer for that exists, it's still in production. Filming only just started a week ago.

    2. OOP! I didn't know that. I saw many trailer in Youtube. :( So thank you so much! I feel like a stupid man here...