Thursday, January 2, 2014

Write Ups: AQUAMAN & TEMPEST!

31 Days of JLA!
Day 2!

Today we look at the King of the Seven Seas, Aquaman. Also, a look at his queen Mera and his former sidekick, Tempest. His finny friends will be detailed later in the Creature Catalog.


AQUAMAN
DEX
10
STR
8
BODY
8
Alter Ego
INT
8
WILL
14
MIND
12
Arthur Curry/Orin
INFL
6
AURA
8
SPIRIT
8
Motivation
INIT
26 (28)
WEALTH
22
HP
100
Responsibility of Power
POWERS
Animal Control: 15 (Marine animals), Animal Summoning: 12 (Marine Animals), Detect (Water/Moisture): 8, Extended Hearing: 8, Speak with Animals: 12 (Marine animals), Swimming: 7, Telepathy: 4 (Only works on Atlanteans), Ultra Vision: 7, Water Freedom: 12
AQUAMAN’S POWER STUNTS
Once every 50 issues or so, Aquaman uses his abilities on people. Animal Control and Speak with Animals can be Power Stunted to grant Aquaman the Control, Empathy, and Telepathy powers, to a maximum of 6 APs (this stunt costs the usual 3 HPs per AP). This does not cause a power burn out.
SKILLS
Animal Handling: 6, Charisma: 9, Vehicles: 6
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (Atlantis), Attractive, Free Access (Military in Atlantis), Iron Nerves, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes, Longevity, Security Clearance (High in Atlantis)
CONNECTIONS
High- Atlantis, Tempest, JLA; Low- International Politics
DRAWBACKS
Arch Enemies (Black Manta, Ocean Master), Authority Figure (King of Atlantis), Married (Mera), Altered Biology (Near Human), Public Identity, Fatal Vulnerability (Common: Aquaman will die if out of contact with water for longer than an hour), Loss Vulnerability (If out of contact with water for longer than 30 minutes or if dehydrated, Aquaman’s physical attributes drop to 3)
EQUIPMENT
WATER SUIT [BODY: 8, Sealed Systems: 15 (Out of water only)] This suit prevents Aquaman’s vulnerabilities from affecting him for up to 1 day (15 APs).
CYBER HOOK [BODY: 8, Claws: 1, Snare: 8, Projectile Weapons: 8 (Power Linked to Snare)] Use Projectile Weapons and Snare for ranged attacks and Claws for melee attacks.
Trident [BODY: 21, Claws: 3 (Mystic Linked), Water Control: 8 (Mystic Link)]
JLA Signal Device [BODY: 4, Radio Communications: 25 (Only used to communicate with other JLA members and the JLA Watchtower)]
 

Queen Mera
DEX
6
STR
6
BODY
7
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
7
MIND
5
Mera Curry
INFL
5
AURA
4
SPIRIT
4
Motivation
INIT
16 (18)
WEALTH
20
HP
25
Responsibility of Power
POWERS
Extended Hearing: 7, Swimming: 6, Telepathy: 3 (Only works on Atlanteans), Ultra Vision: 6, Water Control: 8, Water Freedom: 8
SKILLS
Charisma: 4
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (Atlantis), Connoisseur, Free Access (Military in Atlantis), Leadership, Longevity, Security Clearance (High in Atlantis)
CONNECTIONS
Low- JLA
DRAWBACKS
Authority Figure (Queen of Atlantis), Married (Aquaman), Altered Biology (Near Human), Public Identity, Fatal Vulnerability (Common: Mera will die if out of contact with water for longer than an hour), Loss Vulnerability (If out of contact with water for longer than 30 minutes or if dehydrated, Mera’s physical attributes drop to 3)
 
TEMPEST
DEX
6
STR
7
BODY
7
Alter Ego
INT
8
WILL
7
MIND
10
Garth
INFL
8
AURA
9
SPIRIT
9
Motivation
INIT
22 (23)
WEALTH
15
HP
75
Upholding the Good
POWERS
Energy Blast: 9 (Mystic Link), Fog: 8 (Mystic Link, Power Link to Pyrotechnics), Pyrotechnics: 8 (Mystic Link, Only Affects Water), Ice Control: 9 (Mystic Link), Water Control: 9 (Mystic Link), Detect (Water/Moisture): 8, Extended Hearing: 8, Swimming: 7, Telepathy: 4 (Only works on Atlanteans), Ultra Vision: 7, Water Freedom: 7
SKILLS
Animal Handling: 4, Charisma: 7, Occultist: 9, Vehicles: 5
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (Atlantis), Gift of Gab, Longevity
CONNECTIONS
High- Aquaman, Atlantis, Titans, United Nations; Low- JLA, Zatanna
DRAWBACKS
Altered Biology (Near Human), Public Identity, Fatal Vulnerability (Common: Tempest will die if out of contact with water for longer than an hour), Loss Vulnerability (If out of contact with water for longer than 30 minutes or if dehydrated, Tempest’s physical attributes drop to 3)
EQUIPMENT
WATER SUIT [BODY: 8, Sealed Systems: 15 (Out of water only)] This suit prevents Tempest’s vulnerabilities from affecting him for up to 1 day (15 APs).
JLA Signal Device [BODY: 4, Radio Communications: 25 (Only used to communicate with other JLA members and the JLA Watchtower)]
 
as aqualad
DEX
6
STR
7
BODY
7
Alter Ego
INT
8
WILL
7
MIND
10
Garth
INFL
3
AURA
4
SPIRIT
3
Motivation
INIT
17 (18)
WEALTH
5
HP
40
Upholding the Good
POWERS
Animal Control: 7 (Marine animals), Animal Summoning: 7 (Marine Animals), Speak with Animals: 7 (Marine animals), Extended Hearing: 7, Swimming: 7, Telepathy: 3 (Only works on Atlanteans), Ultra Vision: 7, Water Freedom: 7
SKILLS
Animal Handling: 4, Vehicles: 5
ADVANTAGES
Age, Longevity
CONNECTIONS
High- Aquaman, Atlantis, Titans
DRAWBACKS
Altered Biology (Near Human), Public Identity, Fatal Vulnerability (Common: Aqualad will die if out of contact with water for longer than an hour), Loss Vulnerability (If out of contact with water for longer than 30 minutes or if dehydrated, Aqualad’s physical attributes drop to 3)

typical atlantean
DEX
3
STR
5
BODY
6
INT
2
WILL
2
MIND
2
INFL
2
AURA
3
SPIRIT
3
INIT
7 (9)
WEALTH
5
HP
0
POWERS
Extended Hearing: 4, Ultra Vision: 4, Swimming: 4, Telepathy: 3 (Only works on Atlanteans), Water Freedom: 4
ADVANTAGES
Scholar (Occupation)
DRAWBACKS
Altered Biology (Near Human), Fatal Vulnerability (Common: Atlanteans will die if out of contact with water for longer than an hour), Loss Vulnerability (If out of contact with water for longer than 30 minutes or if dehydrated, an Atlantean’s physical attributes drop to 3)


2 comments:

  1. Aquaman talked to seagulls and other marine animals regularly for years...wouldn't call it a power stunt...basically his power works on ANY marine life, not just "aquatic" creatures.

    Got any stats for Aqualad? "Tempest" just makes me giggle.

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  2. Aqualad's stats are directly below Tempest's. The Wikipedia description of Aquaman says he only infrequently uses his telepathy on marine life above the waves. However, I will defer to your knowledge and edit that stunt.

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