Monday, April 4, 2016

Pietro Maximoff—Quicksilver

As we enter the month leading into Civil War, I felt like it would be prudent to try and start wrapping up some of the loose ends from the big movie characters, and it seemed like a good idea to work on a character that is probably not going to be developed anymore ever.

Name: Pietro Maximoff
Race: Human
Experience: 0 Experience (Novice)
Power Level: Four Color with Super Karma (55 PP)
Agility d12; Smarts d6; Spirit d6; Strength d8; Vigor d10
Pace 6; Parry 6; Charisma 2; Toughness 7
Hindrances: Heroic, Lech, Loyal, Vengeful (M)
Edges: Arcane Background (Super Powers), Attractive, Brave, The Best There Is (speed), Extraction, Quick.
Skills: Fighting d8, Notice d6, Persuasion d6, Stealth d8, Streetwise d4, Taunt d6, Throwing d6.
Inventory: Commlink.
  • Attack, Melee (7): Damage Str+2d6, AP 4, Multiple Attacks. Contingent (–1, speed).
  • Extra Action (15): Five extra actions per round. (Super speed.)
  • Speed (17): Super Sonic Speed, –8 to hit. Blinding Reflexes, Catch and Throw. Limitation (–2, when Clubs are drawn in combat, make a Vigor roll; on a failure, he is Shaken. On a roll of 1 or less, he gains a level of Fatigue).
  • Super Attribute (12): Agility +3, Strength +1, Vigor +2. (Hyper metabolism.)
  • Super Edge (4): Extraction, Quick. (Super speed.)
Pietro Maximoff was born in Sokovia with his twin sister, Wanda. At the age of 10, their parents were killed in a bombing, and they both spent two days trapped in the rubble of their apartment with a Stark weapon. They developed a deep hatred for America and Tony Stark, which later extended to the Avengers as a whole. In their adulthood, the twins attended multiple protests against both the States and S.H.I.E.L.D.

The country of Sokovia is small and has been occupied several times in recent history. The Maximoffs participated in riots against foreign forces until they were approached by a HYDRA scientist offering to give them great power. Pietro was utterly convinced to accept, and he was brought with his sister to a secret experimental facility, where the scientists subjected them to the mysterious chitauri scepter. While many volunteers perished, Wanda and Pietro survived with incredible abilities.

Several months after these experiments began, the facility that the twins were in was assaulted by the Avengers attempting to retrieve the scepter. In the confusion, and against the wishes of Baron Von Strucker, Pietro and Wanda escaped to disrupt the assault. Pietro intercepted and smashed into Hawkeye, dropping him to the ground before speeding off and slamming into Captain America and returning to his sister inside the fortress. She convinced him to let Tony go and deconstruct the Avengers from the inside. As HYDRA fell, the twins escaped.

Pietro began to steal to provide for his sister, but Ultron caught wind of them and convinced them to assist him in his conquest against the Avengers. The twins joined him at the salvage yard to attempt to intimidate Ulysses Klaue out of his vibranium stores. During this incursion, the Avengers arrived, and the twins assisted in fighting them off, along with Ultron's drones. After the battle, in Seoul, Wanda realized that Ultron really wanted to destroy humanity, and the twins escaped away from him.

Later, they intercepted Ultron on the Seoul train, keeping him from pummeling Captain Rogers against the train wall. Ultron blasted the train controls, however, and Pietro sped away to save civilians while his sister worked to stop the runaway train. Cap brought the twins to Avengers tower where they found Stark and Banner attempting to work on the Vision. While Cap and Tony argued the merits of creating another A.I., Pietro sped through and unplugged all the machinery, though Thor broke in at the last minute to power the cradle back on.

After some deliberation, the twins joined the Avengers to return to Sokovia and fight Ultron one last time. Pietro and Wanda began the evacuations, and Pietro jumped straight ahead to begin smashing the Ultron drones. He happily assisted in defending the keystone with the rest of the Avengers, but when he saw Ultron's quinjet coming in for a strafing run against Barton, he sacrificed himself to save his new ally.


  1. I have a question. His limitation with the clubs, what does that represent?

    1. So it's shown in the movie, particularly during the fight in Sokovia, that Quicksilver doesn't have infinite stamina—unlike a lot of speedsters that we see in media, like the Flash. If he runs for too long then he starts to get tired, indicating Fatigue. Mathematically, assuming he hasn't taken any wounds or have any other penalties, that means he has a 2% chance every time he draws Clubs (about 25% of the time) to start getting really tired (Fatigue) or a 15% chance to need a second to catch his breath (Shaken, which can be overcome with a Spirit roll or dropping a benny right away anyways).