Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Write Ups: THE OUTSIDERS!

In the '80's, Batman departed the JLA and started his own team of lesser known, younger heroes known as the Outsiders. I have the first 12 issues and have always loved the characters, so here they are presented for 3rd edition.

Black Lightning and Metamorpho are re-presented here for ease of reference.

BLACK LIGHTNING
DEX
11
STR
5
BODY
6
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
7
MIND
6
Jefferson Pierce
INFL
8
AURA
6
SPIRIT
6
Motivation
INIT
30
WEALTH
7
HP
100
Responsibility of Power
POWERS
Energy Absorption: 8 (Power linked to Energy Control, RAPs absorbed can be used to heal damage), Energy Control: 12
SKILLS
Acrobatics: 9, Charisma: 8, Martial Arts: 7, Scientist: 5, Weaponry: 7
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (Suicide Slum), Buddy (Peter Gambi), Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (Physics, Education)
CONNECTIONS
High- JLA, Outsiders, Education Community; Low- Olympic Committee, Mister Terrific, White House, Batman
DRAWBACKS
Arch Enemy (Tobias Whale), Married (Lynn Stewart), Dependents (Anissa and Jennifer), Secret Identity, Attack Vulnerability: -2 vs Cold


METAMORPHO
DEX
6
STR
10
BODY
11
Alter Ego
INT
5
WILL
6
MIND
6
 
INFL
6
AURA
5
SPIRIT
5
Motivation
INIT
17
WEALTH
3
HP
90
 
POWERS
Molecular Chameleon: 12 (Metamorpho does not need to touch a substance to imitate it), Omni-Arm: 8, Self Manipulation: 15, Stretching: 4
ADVANTAGES
Immortal (If Metamorpho is killed, he will return to life after a time with amnesia)
CONNECTIONS
High- JLA, Outsiders; Low- Stagg Industries, Batman
DRAWBACKS
Altered Biology (Inhuman), Married (for all intents and purposes to Sapphire Stagg), Strange Appearance, Public Identity,  Fatal Vulnerability: Within 2 APs of the strange meteor that gave him his powers


 KATANA
DEX
9
STR
4
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
8
MIND
8
Tatsu Yamashiro
INFL
9
AURA
8
SPIRIT
8
Motivation
INIT
29
WEALTH
6
HP
75
Seeking Justice
SKILLS (* linked)
Acrobatics: 5, Martial Artist: 9*, Medicine (First Aid, Medical Treatment): 3, Military Science: 5, Occultist: 3, Thief: 9*, Weaponry (Melee Weapons, Missile Weapons): 9*
ADVANTAGES
Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Mystic Warrior, Scholar (Japanese culture, Asian holistic medicine, Rare Books), Weapon Specialization (Katana), Ritual (Summon Soul from Soultaker (Casting Time: 10 APs (1 hour), Necessary Component: Soultaker, Effect: Dimension Travel (Summoning): 3 (Spirits are summoned from Soultaker. Once summoned, they are under Katana’s control and remain as long as she wishes. They possess the same abilities they possessed in life)
CONNECTIONS
High- Outsiders, Halo; Low- Batman
DRAWBACKS
Minor Irrational Attraction to protecting Halo, Secret Identity
EQUIPMENT
Soultaker Katana [BODY: 16, INFL: 1, AURA: 1, SPIRIT: 1, Claws: 3 (Mystic Link, The souls of those killed by Soultaker are trapped within it forever), Telepathy: 1 (Mystic Link, Only allows Katana to speak with her deceased husband or other friendly souls trapped in Soultaker), Recall: 13 (Used to access the knowledge and memories of unfriendly souls trapped within Soultaker. This is a dice action with APs of Recall as AV/EV against the spirits’ INFL/SPIRIT as OV/RV), Spirit Drain: 13 (If Soultaker kills a target, it immediately attacks it with Spirit Drain. RAPs from the attack can heal Katana’s SPIRIT)
Wakizashi [BODY: 7, Claws: 2]
Shuriken [BODY: 6, Claws: 1 (Diminishing, Half STR)] The attack power of this weapon represents throwing multiple weapons at a target. If attacking multiple targets, reduce the attack’s total EV by one for each target and apply the Multi-Attack modifiers.
A newer outfit for Katana which I kinda like better than her classic one.


GEO-FORCE
DEX
7
STR
9
BODY
9
Alter Ego
INT
6
WILL
8
MIND
7
Prince Brion Markov
INFL
6
AURA
5
SPIRIT
7
Motivation
INIT
19
WEALTH
12
HP
75
Responsibility of Power
POWERS
Flight: 9 (Power linked to Gravity Decrease and Magma. While flying, Geo-Force uses one hand to blast him through the air using his Magma. If he uses his Magma while flying, his APs of Magma used for attack is reduced to 9), Gravity Decrease: 11, Gravity Increase: 11, Magma: 10
SKILLS
Charisma: 7
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (Markovia), Connoisseur, Free Access (Military in Markovia), Iron Nerves, Leadership, Popularity (in Markovia), Rich Family, Scholar (Markovian History), Security Clearance (Medium in Markovia)
CONNECTIONS
High- Outsiders, Markovian Government, Terra; Low- Batman, Titans
DRAWBACKS
Authority Figure (Prince of Markovia), Catastrophic Irrational Attraction to protecting Markovia, Public Identity, Loss Vulnerability (All powers and Physical attributes revert to parenthetical values if out of contact with the Earth for extended periods of time (longer than 15 APs)

Geo-Force's second outfit.

 HALO
DEX
6
STR
3
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
5
WILL
9
MIND
6
Gabrielle Doe/Violet Harper
INFL
7
AURA
8
SPIRIT
10
Motivation
INIT
18
WEALTH
5
HP
70
Upholding the Good
POWERS
Halo can only one of her auras at a time unless employing the Violet aura. Her White aura is the exception- it can be used in conjunction with any of her other auras. Each aura has a different set of abilities:
Red: Heat Vision: 9
Orange: Energy Blast: 8
Yellow: Flash: 8, Stun: 4 (Power Linked to Flash)
Green: Mental Freeze: 8, Suspension: 8 (Usable on Others)
Blue: Confusion: 8
Indigo: Attraction/Repulsion: 8
White: Flight: 12
Violet: Allows Violet Harper to take control of Halo’s body, able to use all of her powers.
ADVANTAGES
Attractive, Immortal (If killed, the Aurakle will depart the body and possess another), Indestructible Costume, Insta-Change
CONNECTIONS
High- Outsiders, Katana; Low- Batman
DRAWBACKS
Innocent, Missing Time (Halo does not remember her life as the sociopathic Violet), Person of Interest (Malicious- Violet’s criminal past has a way of coming back into Halo’s life), Personality Change (Minor- When using her violet aura, Halo reverts to Violet’s motivation of Psychopathic), Secret Identity, Attack Vulnerability (-3 vs light-based powers)


Looker

DEX
6
STR
3
BODY
9
Alter Ego
INT
5
WILL
8
MIND
8
Lia Briggs
INFL
7
AURA
5
SPIRIT
5
Motivation
INIT
18
WEALTH
7
HP
70
Thrill of Adventure
POWERS
Charm: 6 (Affects men only), Flight: 8, Hypnotism: 10 (Usually addresses targets as “Darling”), Life Sense: 8, Mental Blast: 9, Mind Blast: 7, Mind Probe: 11, Recall: 25, Force Shield: 6, Telekinesis: 17, Ultra Vision: 6
SKILLS
Charisma: 4
ADVANTAGES
Attractive, Longevity
CONNECTIONS
High- Outsiders; Low- Fashion Industry
DRAWBACKS
Authority Figure (Princess of Abyssia), Married (Greg Briggs, separated)
The Outsiders without Batman.


As close to Katana cosplay as I could find!

3 comments:

  1. Love the Outsiders, mainly because of the Jim Aparo artwork on the early runs.

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  2. Aparo is my favorite Batman artist, ever.

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  3. Revised on 2/24! Thanks to getting the "Lights, Camera, Kobra" Adventure/Sourcebook I was able to improve Halo's abilities a bit and add Looker from her pre-(cheesy)vampire days.

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