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The Amazing Turtle!


So last session the heroes (The Protectors of New York) went up against first a group of supervillains looting during a freak blizzard in August and then after that they battled Ravage V, easily the most feared villain assembly in the Zenith Universe.

At the end of the 2nd fight Spangle was dead as well as Dragonfly. It was a dark, dark thing.

The players of Dragonfly had an idea. One of the villains they had captured was a power suit calling himself the Amazing Turtle... What if he was given a chance to reform as a hero and be a PC?

I could hardly say no. So here's a more in-line with the rest of the players build. Note the "Slow" disad is directly related to the Grubman initiative idea that my players LOVE!

Name: The Amazing Turtle
Secret ID: Carlo d’Antonio

RESISTENCES
Resistance
Composure 2D - Fortitude 3D - Reaction 3D - Will 2D

APPTITUDES
Academia 3D
Technology 3D (Robotics 4D)

POWERS
Power -> Rating -> Cost -> Notes
Armour - 5D - 6 - Device, Tough Defense 2D
Blasters: Energy Control - 5D - 5 - Device, Attack Only, Area 1D, Split Attack
Flight - 2D - 1 - Device 100mph
Life Support - 2D - 1 - Device
Super Strength - 4D - 3 - Device 8 – 10 tons
Super Senses - 2D - 1 - Radar Sense 1D, Distant Vision, Infrared Vision
Howitzer: Super Weaponry - 8D - 6 - Device, Delayed Use

ADS
Hideout

DISADS
Rogues Gallery: Other Villains
Normal
Public ID
Slow – 2nd Action every Initiative of 9 instead of 6

COMPETENCY
2D

BREAKDOWN
Res 6D + Aps 5D + Pows 23D – Dis 4D= 30D


Visually he is somewhere between a Mondoshawan

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A Ninja Turtle;

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And Armadillo from Marvel Comics;

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Cool character! Watch out for that 8d howitzer! Maybe someday we'll see some art for this one, hmmm?

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As of last night I have commissioned Darren Bulmer, on behalf of Zenith Comics to do a picture of the Amazing Turtle! Stay tuned!

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The Turtle (sorry, the Amazing Turtle!) is a really cool character so far. The character sheet bring up a few questions for me, which maybe I should post elsewhere, but:

1) When you specialize in a skill, you also get to keep the "regular" rating you bought for the rest of the skill? So, Turtle has Tech 3D as well as Robotics 4D? I like it, but I wasn't sure if that's how it worked.

2) You can give the "Normal" Disad to a character that has "Powers", as long as they are all devices? Could I give that Disad to characters who only non-device "Powers" are Super-Brain and Super-Science?

Also: I have always loved the design of Marvel's Armadillo character. Brings back memories of reading the Thing's solo series back in the day.
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quote:

1) When you specialize in a skill, you also get to keep the "regular" rating you bought for the rest of the skill? So, Turtle has Tech 3D as well as Robotics 4D? I like it, but I wasn't sure if that's how it worked.



Yep; when the character rolls technology, he gets 3D, except for when he rolls robotics in which case he rolls 4D and keeps the best 3.

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2) You can give the "Normal" Disad to a character that has "Powers", as long as they are all devices? Could I give that Disad to characters who only non-device "Powers" are Super-Brain and Super-Science?



Officially no, you can't have any powers with the Normal Disad.

I personally would allow Normals to use powers as long as they have the Device limitation, but that's just me (and probably lots of other people). I'd probably not allow the limitation to give the power +1d though since the character is already "compensated" for being Normal.

As to having Super Brain and/or Super Science as a Normal, that's between you and your Judge, but once again, officially speaking, no you can't.
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quote:

Dustland wrote:
Yep; when the character rolls technology, he gets 3D, except for when he rolls robotics in which case he rolls 4D and keeps the best 3.

Officially no, you can't have any powers with the Normal Disad.

I personally would allow Normals to use powers as long as they have the Device limitation, but that's just me (and probably lots of other people). I'd probably not allow the limitation to give the power +1d though since the character is already "compensated" for being Normal.

As to having Super Brain and/or Super Science as a Normal, that's between you and your Judge, but once again, officially speaking, no you can't.



Cool, thanks for clearing things up. The Specialization mechanic makes a lot more sense now emoticon
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And Dustland for the win.

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