Monday, May 19, 2014

Write Ups: THE INCREDIBLE HULK, part 2: THE FIRST, THOR, DAREDEVIL, & special guest star: THE PUNISHER!

THE RETURN OF THE INCREDIBLE HULK!
So I finished watching all 5 seasons and all 3 movies of the Bixby/Ferrigno era Hulk franchise. What can I say? I loved every minute! I don't think there was a single episode or movie I didn't enjoy a lot. It's a classic show and its version of Banner and Hulk are still the most iconic and resonant. 
I've already done David Banner, the Hulk, and Mr. McGee, but I wanted to do more. I focused on the more 'comic book' style characters who appeared in the show...



dell frye
DEX
1
STR
2
BODY
2
Alter Ego
INT
4
WILL
6
MIND
3
Harry Townes
INFL
2
AURA
2
SPIRIT
2
Motivation
INIT
7
WEALTH
3
HP
25
Power Lust
SKILLS
Medicine: 2, Scientist: 2, Thief: 4
ADVANTAGES
Sharp Eye
DRAWBACKS
Alter Ego (Uncontrollable- Frye transforms into the First whenever he fails a Rage roll or takes 1 RAP of killing combat damage), Dark Secret (He is a murderer), Catastrophic Irrational Attraction to becoming the First and getting revenge, Serious Physical Restriction (Severe arthritis in the hands), Serious Rage, Secret Identity

The first
DEX
7
STR
6
BODY
6
Alter Ego
INT
1
WILL
9
MIND
8
Dick Durock
INFL
6
AURA
4
SPIRIT
4
Motivation
INIT
16
WEALTH
0
HP
75
Psychopathic
POWERS
Flame Immunity: 1, Growth: 1 (Always On/Factored In)
SKILLS (all linked)
Charisma (Intimidation): 6
ADVANTAGES
Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes
DRAWBACKS
Alter Ego (Uncontrollable- The First transforms into Frye when he has had at least 7 APs (8 minutes) to calm down),  Altered Biology (Near Human), Incomprehensible, Catastrophic Rage, Secret Identity, Strange Appearance

Despite appearances, this is not a picture of the new Lex Luthor...
Doctor donald blake
DEX
2
STR
2
BODY
2
Alter Ego
INT
9
WILL
9
MIND
9
Steve Levitt
INFL
5
AURA
4
SPIRIT
4
Motivation
INIT
16
WEALTH
4
HP
50
Upholding the Good
SKILLS
Detective: 5, Medicine: 10, Scientist: 10
ADVANTAGES
Gift of Gab, Scholar (Viking culture and history)
CONNECTIONS
High- Dr. David Banner, Thor
DRAWBACKS
Public Identity, Uncertainty
EQUIPMENT
Thor’s Hammer [BODY: 10, Strike: 2 (Mystic Link), Lightning: 5 (Mystic Link), Dimensional Travel: 8 (Banishing and Summoning Only- Only banishes and summons Thor when Blake cries out, “Odin!”]

thor
DEX
7
STR
6
BODY
7
Alter Ego
INT
3
WILL
10
MIND
8
Eric Allan Kramer
INFL
6
AURA
9
SPIRIT
6
Motivation
INIT
18
WEALTH
0
HP
75
Thrill of Adventure
POWERS
Invulnerability: 5
SKILLS (all linked)
Charisma: 6, Weaponry: 7
ADVANTAGES
Attractive, Immortal, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Weapon Specialization (Hammer)
CONNECTIONS
High- Don Blake, David Banner; Low- Hulk
DRAWBACKS
Altered Biology (Near Human); Public Identity; Minor Irrational Attraction to beer, women, and fights; Misc.: Thor has been banished from Valhalla until he learns humility. Because of this, he is mystically bound to obey the commands of Blake, including being summoned from and banished into the hammer.
EQUIPMENT
Thor’s Hammer [BODY: 10, Strike: 2 (Mystic Link), Lightning: 5 (Mystic Link), Dimensional Travel: 8 (Banishing and Summoning Only- Only banishes and summons Thor when Blake cries out, “Odin!”]
HELM & BREASTPLATE [BODY: 12, Skin Armor: 2 (Mystic Link)]

daredevil/matt murdock
DEX
7
STR
4
BODY
4
Alter Ego
INT
9
WILL
12
MIND
10
Rex Smith
INFL
6
AURA
7
SPIRIT
6
Motivation
INIT
26
WEALTH
9
HP
100
Seeking Justice
POWERS
Analytical Smell/Tracking Scent: 4, Directional Hearing: 5, Hypersensitive Touch: 8, Sonar: 6, Super Hearing: 7 (Polygraph Hearing)
SKILLS (all linked)
Acrobatics: 7, Charisma: 6, Detective: 9, Martial Artist: 7, Weaponry: 7
ADVANTAGES
Headquarters (Confined), Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (Law)
CONNECTIONS
High- David Banner, City Police; Low- Underworld
DRAWBACKS
Catastrophic Physical Restriction (Blind), Secret Identity, Attack Vulnerability: -3 CS vs Sound-based attacks
EQUIPMENT
Fighting Sticks (x2) [BODY: 6, Strike: 1]

wilson fisk (kingpin)
DEX
3
STR
4
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
11
WILL
12
MIND
12
John Rhys-Davies
INFL
7
AURA
7
SPIRIT
7
Motivation
INIT
21
WEALTH
20
HP
75
Power Lust
SKILLS (* linked)
Charisma: 8, Gadgetry: 8, Military Science: 11*, Spy: 11*, Thief: 10, Vehicles: 5
ADVANTAGES
Expansive Headquarters (Fisk Tower, Security: 8, Lab: 9), Iron Nerves, Leadership, Mastermind
CONNECTIONS
High- Underworld
DRAWBACKS
Dark Secret (He is the crime kingpin), Secret Identity, Serious Irrational Attraction to filming things
EQUIPMENT
COMPUTER WATCHER [BODY: 7, INT: 8, WILL: 8, MIND: 8, Detective: 3, Gadgetry: 3, Military Science: 4, Spy: 6, Cybertelepathy: 6, Recall: 21, Radio Communications: 18, R#2]
HOVERCRAFT [STR: 4, BODY: 6, Flight: 5, Radio Communications: 12, Radar Sense: 10, R#3]

Jasmin (nATASHA ROMANOVA/black widow?)
DEX
6
STR
2
BODY
3
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
9
MIND
9
Elizabeth Gracen
INFL
5
AURA
5
SPIRIT
6
Motivation
INIT
18
WEALTH
4
HP
50
Unwanted Power
SKILLS (* linked)
Charisma: 8, Detective: 6, Military Science: 3, Spy: 7*, Thief: 6*, Vehicles: 4, Weaponry (Firearms): 5
ADVANTAGES
Attractive, Connoisseur, Gift of Gab, Iron Nerves, Scholar (Disguises), Security Clearance (Low), Sharp Eye
CONNECTIONS
High- Dr. David Banner; Low- Russian Underground, KGB
DRAWBACKS
Arch Enemy (Her sister Bella), Dark Secret (Former spy), Guilt (Over her dark past), Secret Identity, Person of Interest (Malicious- KGB)

Special guest star:
This movie was not connected to The Incredible Hulk franchise, but it came out around the time (1989) and is not as bad as many of Marvel’s early efforts (and it was far superior to 2008's Punisher: War Zone). Lundgren looks like Castle from the comics (if only he hadn’t been so wooden) and the action was fun, over the glorious top ‘80’s boom-boom at its finest. It felt very much like the Incredible Hulk movies. I thought watching it that all it lacked was a certain civilian trying desperately to stay out of the way before the raging spirit inside of him took control…

punisher/frank castle
DEX
5
STR
5
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
6
WILL
9
MIND
5
Dolph Lundgren
INFL
4
AURA
5
SPIRIT
4
Motivation
INIT
19
WEALTH
3
HP
75
Seeking Justice
SKILLS (* linked)
Charisma: 4*, Detective: 6*, Martial Artist: 5*, Military Science: 6*, Thief: 5*, Vehicles: 5*, Weaponry: 7
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (City Sewers), Buddy (Shake), Headquarters (Confined), Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes
CONNECTIONS
Low- Lt. Jake Berkowitz
DRAWBACKS
Dark Secret (Castle is believed dead), Catastrophic Irrational Hatred of criminals, Mistrust, Secret Identity
EQUIPMENT
Throwing Knives [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.
Machinegun [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 7 (No AV, Lethal), Ammo: 12, R#3] Without a tripod or brace, a character must have a STR of 6 to fire this weapon. 
Grenade Launcher [STR: 8, BODY: 3, Ammo: 1, R#3] Use the weapon’s STR to determine the distance and speed of grenades thrown by this weapon. Attached to the Machinegun.
Crossbow with Zipline [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 5 (No AV, Lethal), Ammo: 1, R#2] It takes 2 phases to reload this weapon. Line is 4 APs long.
Submachinegun [BODY: 5, Projectile Weapons: 5 (No AV, Lethal), Ammo: 5, R#3]
Shotgun [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 5 (No AV, Diminishing, Lethal, Reduced Range (-2 APs)), Ammo: 4, R#3]
Heavy Pistol [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 6 (No AV, Lethal, Reduced Range (-2 AP)), Ammo: 8 R#2]
MOTORCYCLE [STR: 4, BODY: 6, Running: 6, R#2]


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