Sunday, May 1, 2016

Write Ups: DRACULA! FRANKENSTEIN!

Here are the literary versions of the three greatest monsters of all time. I thought it was time that they were presented as their creators originally imagined them.

COUNT DRACULA
DEX
8
STR
7
BODY
8
Alter Ego
INT
8
WILL
12
MIND
10
Prince Vlad III of Draculesti
INFL
10
AURA
14
SPIRIT
14
Motivation
INIT
28
WEALTH
18
HP
125
Power Lust
POWERS (all powers are mystic linked)
Animal Control: 5 (Only known to work on Owls, Foxes, Wolves, & Horses, but may affect others (but never dogs- see below)), Chameleon: 3 (Self only- Dracula can alter his own appearance to look young), Cling: 4, Fog (Self Link): 9 (Dracula’s brides could assume the form of dust falling in moonlight- it is likely so can Dracula), Invulnerability: 12 (Works even in death (see below)), Hypnotism: 8 (Through eye contact only), Shape Change: 5 (Bat, Wolf), Suspension: 14, Swarm: 5 (Only known to work on Bats, Rats, Moths, Flies, Spiders, & Sparrows, but may affect others), Swarm (Self Link): 5 (Dracula may assume the form of a swarm of rats), Telepathy: 6 (With those he has bitten only; This power may be used against the Count if his victim is hypnotized- doing so allows the victim to see through Dracula’s eyes), Teleportation: 1 (Once he has passed into and out of a place, he can slip into or out of it by even the smallest of openings), Ultra Vision: 10, Vampirism: 10 (Those killed by Dracula arise as vampires themselves, those that imbibe his blood become his brides), Weather Control: 8
DRACULA’S REST
Once per day Dracula must rest in a coffin filled with his native soil using his Suspension power. He may also rest temporarily in unhallowed earth, such as the grave of a suicide, though presumably this leaves him not fully rested. While resting, he appears dead, foully smelling of decay and looking bloated with blood. However, he is aware of what is going on around him. In addition, any place he inhabits will eventually develop a stench of decay (thus he frequently chooses to live in decrepit surroundings). A wild rose placed on his resting place will prevent his moving from it. A Holy communion wafer or Crucifix placed in his resting place will prevent his using it.
SKILLS
Animal Handling: 3, Charisma: 6, Occultist: 12, Vehicles (Land): 3, Weaponry (Melee): 4
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (Wallachia/Transylvania), Connoisseur, Expansive Headquarters (Castle Dracula, Carfax Abbey), Immortal, Lightning Reflexes
CONNECTIONS
High- Brides, Renfield, Gypsies
Low- The Devil (he was tutored in the occult by the Devil himself)
DRAWBACKS
Altered Biology (Mystical), Dark Secret (he is a vampire), Catastrophic Irrational Fear of Holy iconography (including the Crucifix and communion wafers), Serious Irrational Attraction to blood, Serious Rage, Strange Appearance (In his natural state, Dracula is hideous, possessing pointed ears, extended fangs, red eyes, hairy palms, and long fingernails)
DRACULA’S VULNERABILITIES
As an extremely old vampire (he was converted around 1470), he has several strange vulnerabilities:
Attack Vulnerability: Dracula can be harmed by Holy water and possibly the touch of communion wafer or sacred oil- such attacks have an AV/EV of 8;
Fatal Vulnerability: Dracula can only be killed if a stake is driven through his heart and he is subsequently decapitated;
Loss Vulnerability: In sunlight Dracula cannot use most of his powers- though he can still Shape Change at the hours of dawn, dusk, and noon
DRACULA’S GOTHIC CURSES
Dracula suffers from an array of peculiar drawbacks as a result of his undead curse:
Minor: He casts neither reflection nor shadow and a flame can occasionally be seen through him;
Serious: He must have an invitation to enter the first time he goes into a private residence (though once he has one, he has free reign);
Serious: He cannot bear the smell of garlic and will not approach within 3 APs of it;
Serious: He can only cross running water at low and high tides;
Serious: Dogs dislike Dracula and will bark at and/or attack him if able
Still the best cinematic Dracula!





FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER
DEX
4
STR
7
BODY
9
Alter Ego
INT
8
WILL
10
MIND
5
Adam
INFL
4
AURA
7
SPIRIT
5
Motivation
INIT
16
WEALTH
0
HP
75
Psychopathic/Unwanted Power
POWERS
Cold Immunity: 3, Flame Immunity: 2, Growth: 1 (Always on, Factored in)
SKILLS
Military Science (Survival, Tracking): 10, Thief (Stealth): 
DRAWBACKS
Serious Rage, Catastrophic Irrational Hatred of Frankenstein, Strange Appearance,
 
Karloff looks and acts nothing like the Monster, but he is still the iconic version.


DR. VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
DEX
4
STR
3
BODY
4
Alter Ego
INT
12
WILL
9
MIND
3
None
INFL
6
AURA
6
SPIRIT
6
Motivation
INIT
 
WEALTH
14
HP
75
Psychopathic
SKILLS
Gadgetry: , Occultist: , Scientist:,
ADVANTAGES
Headquarters (Lab in Ingolstadt), Ritual Specialization (Alchemy), Scholar (Chemistry)
CONNECTIONS
High: Henry Clerval; Low: Genovese High Society, University of Ingolstadt
DRAWBACKS
Married (for all intents and purposes to Elizabeth), Catastrophic Psychological Instability (Narcissistic- Frankenstein seems completely incapable of seeing any wrong doing on his own part. He always casts himself as the helpless victim no matter what his actions.), Catastrophic Irrational Hatred of his Monster, Guilt
Cushing is far too old for Victor, but he is Peter Cushing and the best on-screen Frankenstein so far.



Funniest movie ever made.



1 comment:

  1. I like COUNT DRACULA.

    Muito bom mesmo

    I like your site.

    Batman VS Superman great too.

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