Sunday, May 22, 2016

T'Challa—Black Panther

Arguably one of the highlights of Civil War, Black Panther is a serious badass. I've had a couple people ask for this, so here we are!

My primary concern with this is that, since T'Challa only had a supporting role in Civil War, I'm probably going to have to recompile him when his film comes out. On the bright side, that's not for another two years, so I have plenty of time until then to finish other heroes.

Serious spoilers below. Also, if you're reading this blog and haven't seen Civil War yet, go do that. Seriously, good movie.

Name: T'Challa
Race: Human
Experience: 60 (Heroic)
Power Level: Heavy Hitter (60 PP)
Agility d12; Smarts d10; Spirit d8; Strength d12+2; Vigor d8
Pace 6; Parry 10; Charisma 2; Toughness 21 (12)
Hindrances: Loyal, Overconfident, Ruthless (m), Vengeful (M).
Edges: Arcane Background (Super Powers), Alertness, Brave, Noble, Filthy Rich, Combat Reflexes, Counterattack, Improved Dodge, Improved Martial Artist, Killer Instinct, Two-Fisted, Acrobat, Level Headed, Traceur, Frenzy.
Skills: Fighting d12+2, Intimidation d10, Notice d8, Persuasion d6, Piloting d8, Stealth d10.
Inventory: Panther Habit.
  • Armor +12 (12): Hardy, Heavy Armor. Device (–1, Vibranium Panther Habit).
  • Attack, Melee (8): Damage Str+d6, AP 6, Climb, Heavy Weapon, Multiple Attacks. Device (–1, Panther Habit). (Vibranium Claws.)
  • Leaping (1): Can leap 2" vertically or 4" horizontally.
  • Speed (4): Pace 24, –1 to hit.
  • Super Attribute (18): Agility +3, Smarts +1, Strength +4, Vigor +1.
  • Super Edge (12): Combat Reflexes, Counterattack, Dodge, Killer Instinct, Martial Artist, Two-Fisted.
  • Super Skill (2): Fighting +2.
  • Toughness +3: Enhanced physiology. 
T'Challa was born as the crown prince of Wakanda, the isolationist and highly advanced country in Africa, and the world's source of vibranium. At some point, T'Challa had taken on the mantle of the Black Panther—protector of the Wakandan tribe.

After the events in Lagos involving the adventures. When the U.N. introduced the Sokovia Accords, his father, king T'Chaka, jumped at the chance of improving foreign relations and signed the accords. During the signing conference, T'Chaka was killed in a terrorist attack apparently perpetrated by the Winter Soldier. Consumed by vengeance, T'Challa donned his uniform and relentlessly pursued Bucky, and was it not for the interference of Captain America.

After his opposition was arrested, Bucky somehow escaped custody, and T'Challa attempted to stop him without his suit. Unfortunately, Bucky got away, apparently taken by Captain America. Later that day, T'Challa was approached by Natasha Romanoff, offering to help him track down the Winter Soldier if he assisted Tony Stark in making sure Captain America didn't escape. This encounter came to a head in a fight at the Leipzig airport. Unfortunately, near the end, Black Panther was held back by Romanoff as Cap and Bucky escaped in an Avengers quinjet.

T'Challa then tailed Stark, realizing that he may continue to pursue Cap, and consequently Bucky. Arriving at a hidden Siberian base, he followed Stark inside until they reached a large chamber, and overheard Helmut Zemo confess to framing Bucky for his crimes. Realizing that his vengeance almost led to the death of an innocent man, T'Challa prevented Zemo's suicide and captured him. Shortly after, he granted Cap and Bucky sanctuary in Wakanda, and possibly the rest of the Secret Avengers as well.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Brock Rumlow—Crossbones

Continuing with the trend of publishing characters we probably won't be seeing again anytime soon, let's look at Crossbones. Famous in the comics for killing Captain America, his role in the MCU is slightly different...

Name: Brock Rumlow
Race: Human
Experience: 100 (Legendary)
Power Level: Pulp Hero (15 PP)
Agility d8; Smarts d6; Spirit d8; Strength d10; Vigor d8
Pace 6; Parry 8; Charisma –2; Toughness 14 (6)
Hindrances: Death Wish (m, kill Captain America), Ruthless (M), Stubborn, Ugly, Vengeful (m)
Edges: Arcane Background (Super Powers), Brawny, Quick Draw, Steady Hands, Marksman, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Two-Fisted, Improved Nerves of Steel, Frenzy, Take the Hit, Strong Willed.
Skills: Fighting d12, Intimidation d6, Knowledge (Battle) d4, Notice d6, Shooting d10, Stealth d6, Streetwise d6, Taunt d6, Throwing d8, Tracking d4.
Inventory: Battle armor (Armor +6), SIG Sauer (2d6, AP 1, 12/24/48, Semi-Auto, 12 Shots), gas mask, comms unit, bomb vest, magnet grenade (3d6, 5/10/20, MBT, sticks to metal surfaces: roll at –6 to pull off).
  • Armor +6 (1): Partial Protection (–1). Device (–1, advanced body armor).
  • Attack, Melee (5): Damage Str+2d6, Multiple Attacks. Device (–1, piston gauntlets).
  • Super Edge (4): Improved Nerves of Steel, Take the Hit. (Fried nerve endings.)
  • Resistance (1): Electricity. +4 to resist effects, +4 Toughness. (Fried nerve endings.)
  • Toughness +1 (4): Hardy. (Fried nerve endings.)

Brock Rumlow was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and leader of a STRIKE team, working with Captain America and Black Widow fairly often, including recovering a weapon known as Zodiac and the recapture of the Lemurian Star.

Winter Soldier Inventory: Steyr AUG A3 (2d8, AP 2, 24/48/96, RoF 3, Auto, 30 Shots), Suppressor, SIG Sauer (2d6, AP 1, 12/24/48, Semi-Auto, 12 Shots), comms unit, kevlar vest with inserts (Armor +3, Armor +6 vs ballistics, –4 AP vs ballistics), stun wand (Vigor or incapacitated), combat knife (Str+d4, 3/6/12).

Rumlow is a master martial artist, marksman, and tactician, instrumental in a variety of S.H.I.E.L.D. operations. Unfortunately, he is also an undercover HYDRA agent. After the assassination of Nick Fury, Rumlow was tasked with bringing in Captain Rogers, though he was unable to do so several times, even with the help of the Winter Soldier. During HYDRA's uprising, Rumlow helped secure the launch codes and keep S.H.I.E.L.D. off HYDRA's back as they did what they could, even engaging in hand-to-hand with Sam Wilson. Unfortunately, he was taken down by a collapsing building after Project: INSIGHT helicarriers crashed into it.

This didn't kill him, however. Rumlow went off the grid and disavowed HYDRA, instead working for himself and his small team of mercenaries, just itching at a chance to kill Steve Rogers. That chance came in Lagos, Nigeria almost two years later, where Rumlow led an attack on an Institute for Infectious Diseases. After isolating Captain America, Rumlow went all-out in his new battle suit to try and wear the Captain down, before attempting to distract him and detonate the explosives strapped to his chest and take Steve with him. While the suicide bombing didn't take out Captain Rogers, it did kill over a dozen innocent civilians, and sparked the creation of the Sokovia Accords.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Peter Parker—Spider-Man

Oh my god. I've been waiting for more than a year to finally see this movie and start putting numbers onto the dozen heroes that Civil War fleshes out, including Vision, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, and Falcon, but the one I've been really excited for... Spider-Man. Finally, a good, MCU-integrated Spider-Man.

Go watch this movie, my next few posts are probably gonna have spoilers, and it's one of the best movies I've seen in a long time, and hands down the best comic book movie ever, so just... just do it.

Now, I was debating rather hard on whether to give Pete the Young Hindrance or not, but decided against it. Between his skill distribution and age—15 as of Civil War—while he is young, the Young Hindrance places characters around 8 to 12 and just seemed like overkill.

Name: Peter Parker
Race: Human
Experience: 30 (Seasoned)
Power Level: 75 (Cosmic)
Agility d12+1; Smarts d10; Spirit d6; Strength d12+6; Vigor d10
Pace 6; Parry 7; Charisma 0; Toughness 15
Hindrances: Heroic, Obligation (m—high school), Overconfident, Loyal, Poverty
Edges: Arcane Background (Super Powers), Brave, Ambidextrous, Quick, Acrobat, Two-Fisted, Level Headed, Marksman.
Skills: Fighting d8, Knowledge (Science) d8, Notice d6, Persuasion d4, Repair d6, Shooting d8, Stealth d6, Taunt d6, Throwing d4.
Inventory: Costume, web shooters ×2, commlink, holographic projector.
  • Awareness (5): Ignores obscurement penalties and Gang Up bonus. (Spidey-sense.)
  • Danger Sense (1): Limitation (–1, must be active for awareness, super edge, super skill, & uncanny reflexes to work). (Spidey-sense.)
  • Leaping (2): Can leap 4" vertically or 8" horizontally.
  • Super Attribute (28): Agility +4, Strength +8, Vigor +2.
  • Super Edge (4): Ambidextrous, Quick.
  • Super Skill (2): Fighting +1, Shooting +1.
  • Toughness +8 (8): Hyper-dense musculature.
  • Uncanny Reflexes (10): –4 to hit. Blinding Reflexes. (Spidey-sense.)
  • Wall Walker (1): It's Spider-Man, that's his thing.
Web Shooters: 
  • Swinging (14): Pace 24, may swing to any point within 12". Strong Line ×10 (10500 lbs). Device (–1, web shooters).
  • Ensnare (8): Very Strong ×2, Ranged Touch Attack 12". Device (–1, web shooters).
  • Speed (4): Pace 12, Catch and Throw. (Strong legs.)
Peter Parker is a young man from Queens whose parents died in an accident years ago, and has been living with his aunt May and uncle Ben ever since. When he was just starting high school at around 15, he was bitten by a radioactive spider—giving him incredible super powers of strength, speed, and an uncanny sixth sense that makes him nearly impossible to hit. However, his misuse of his powers ended in the death of his uncle. Peter blamed himself, believing that it his uncle died because he neglected to help.

Since that day, Peter Parker became Spider-Man, inventing a kind of super-strong webbing compound and web-shooters to go with them. These augment his mobility and give him the ability to non-lethally deal with criminals. He mostly stayed in Queens, dealing with petty crime and helping prevent accidents, doing whatever he can to keep his corner of New York safe while trying to keep his identity a secret.

It wasn't long before footage of this new hero began making its way onto YouTube, and Peter was tracked down by Tony Stark almost six months later, recruiting him to help force Captain Steve Rogers to comply with the Sokovia Accords. Peter, while initially skeptical of this idea, was coerced by Stark threatening to tell his aunt May that he had these kinds of powers.

While being a huge help in the Leipzig airport battle, both by evening the numbers out and providing a way to easily restrain the opposition, Peter was eventually knocked back by a stray hit from Ant Man, falling what is likely a few stories and possibly breaking a few ribs. Stark told Peter to stay down, and brought him back to Queens shortly thereafter.

Once he was home, Peter found a Stark-style holographic projector concealed underneath his web shooters, displaying an image of Spider-Man's face with what appears to be communication options.