Sunday, June 26, 2016

Write Ups: NICK FURY! MARIA HILL! BLACK WIDOW! THE PUNISHER!

The Mighty Marvels continue here, True Believers. This week, I present some of Marvel's toughest.

NICK FURY
DEX
8
STR
4
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
12
WILL
9
MIND
9
Nick Fury
INFL
6
AURA
8
SPIRIT
6
Motivation
INIT
30
WEALTH
8
HP
95
Responsibility of Power
SKILLS (* Linked)
Acrobatics: 8*, Charisma: 10, Detective: 8, Martial Artist: 8*, Military Science: 12*, Spy: 12*, Thief: 8*, Vehicles: 8*, Weaponry: 8*
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (NYC), Connoisseur, Free Access (Military), Expansive Headquarters (Security: 18, Lab: 12), Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, License to Kill (Military), Longevity, Mastermind, Rank (Colonel), Security Clearance (High), Sharp Eye
CONNECTIONS
High- Avengers, SHIELD, White House, US Military, US Intelligence, The Punisher;
Low- MI6, International Intelligence, Bruce Banner, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four
DRAWBACKS
Authority Figure (Director of SHIELD), Dark Secrets (Fury has had to make many unpleasant choices during his long career), Minor Physical Restriction (Missing one eye). Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
ABD Omni-Gadgets: 6 (x4)
SHIELD PERSONAL ARMOR [BODY: 4, Skin Armor: 1]
Statistically, there is no difference between the Ultimate/Movie version of Fury and the original version.

MARIA HILL
DEX
8
STR
3
BODY
4
Alter Ego
INT
11
WILL
10
MIND
9
Maria Hill
INFL
6
AURA
7
SPIRIT
7
Motivation
INIT
30
WEALTH
8
HP
95
Responsibility of Power
SKILLS (* Linked)
Acrobatics: 8*, Charisma: 8, Detective: 8, Martial Artist: 8*, Military Science: 11*, Spy: 11*, Thief: 8*, Vehicles: 8*, Weaponry: 8*
ADVANTAGES
Free Access (Military), Expansive Headquarters (Security: 18, Lab: 12), Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, License to Kill (Military), Mastermind, Security Clearance (High), Sharp Eye
CONNECTIONS
High- Nick Fury, Iron Man, SHIELD, White House, US Military, US Intelligence;
Low- Avengers, X-Men, International Intelligence
DRAWBACKS
Authority Figure (Deputy Director of SHIELD), Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
ABD Omni-Gadgets: 6 (x4)
SHIELD PERSONAL ARMOR [BODY: 4, Skin Armor: 1]

BLACK WIDOW
DEX
9
STR
4
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
7
MIND
9
Natasha Romanova
INFL
6
AURA
6
SPIRIT
6
Motivation
INIT
26
WEALTH
6
HP
85
Responsibility of Power
SKILLS (*linked)
Acrobatics: 9*, Charisma: 7*, Martial Artist: 9*, Military Science: 7*, Spy: 12, Thief: 9*, Vehicles: 9*, Weaponry: 9*
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (NYC), Artist (Ballerina), Attractive, Connoisseur, Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, License to Kill (Military), Mastermind, Security Clearance (Medium), Weapon Specialist (Widow’s Bite)
CONNECTIONS
High- Avengers, SHIELD, Hawkeye, Daredevil;
Low- Russian Intelligence, Iron Man
DRAWBACKS
Forced Exile (Russia), Missing Time (Much of Black Widow’s formative years and training are unclear in her memory), Mistrust (in Russia), Secret Identity
EQUIPMENT
ABD Omni-Gadgets: 5 (x2)
ARMORED COSTUME [BODY: 2, Skin Armor: 1, Cling: 1]
WIDOW’S BITE BRACELETS [BODY: 4, Lighting: 4 (No AV), Snare: 4 (No AV), Radio Communications: 10, R#2]
BELT [BODY:1] Generally equipped with tear gas and bomb pellets (x3 each)


THE PUNISHER
DEX
10
STR
5
BODY
6
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
12
MIND
7
Frank Castle
INFL
6
AURA
6
SPIRIT
7
Motivation
INIT
27
WEALTH
7
HP
95
Seeking Justice
SKILLS (all except * Linked)
Acrobatics (Climbing, Dodging): 10, Charisma: 6, Detective: 7, Gadgetry: 4*, Martial Artist: 10, Medicine (First Aid): 7, Military Science: 11*, Spy: 5*, Thief: 10 , Vehicles: 10, Weaponry: 10
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (NYC), Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye, Weapon Specialization (Sniper rifle)
CONNECTIONS
High- Street, Nick Fury, Microchip;
Low- US Intelligence, US Marine Corps, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Underworld, NYPD
DRAWBACKS
Guilt (Over family’s death), Catastrophic Irrational Hatred of violent criminals, Media Bias, Mistrust, Minor Psychological Instability (Paranoia), Public Identity, Serious Rage
EQUIPMENT
BODY ARMOR [BODY: 6, Skin Armor: 3]
BATTLE VAN [STR: 6, BODY: 8, Running: 6, Skin Armor: 1, Radio Communications: 12, Security: 8, Lab: 4, R#2]
Contains an extensive armory usually featuring at least the following:
Pistol, Heavy [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 6 (No AV, Lethal, Reduced Range (-2 AP)), Ammo: 8 R#2]
Rifle, Assault [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 7 (No AV, Lethal), Ammo: 8, R#3]
Rifle, Sniper [BODY: 5, Projectile Weapons: 7 (No AV, Lethal, Extended Range (+2 APs)), Ammo: 8, R#2]
Shotgun [BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 5 (No AV, Diminishing, Lethal, Reduced Range (-2 APs)), Ammo: 4, R#3]
Submachinegun [BODY: 5, Projectile Weapons: 5 (No AV, Lethal), Ammo: 5, R#3]
Rocket or RPG Launcher [BODY: 2, Bomb: 8 (No AV, Full Force), Ammo: 1, R#3] It takes 1 phase to reload this weapon.
Knife [BODY: 9, Claws: 1]
Grenade, Concussion [BODY: 2, Bomb: 8 (No AV, Full Force), R#2]
Grenade, Flash [BODY: 2, Flash: 5 (No AV, Full Force, Attacks BODY), R#2]
Grenade, Fragmentation [BODY: 2, Projectile Weapons: 8 (No AV, Explosive Radius, Lethal, Full Force), R#2]
Grenade, Tear Gas [BODY: 2, Sensory Block: 6 (No AV, Gas Effect, Full Force, Affects vision only), R#2]
Land Mine [BODY: 1, Bomb: 8 (Full Force), R#3] OV/RV of 4 to spot
Plastic Explosives [BODY: 3, Bomb: 8 (Full Force), R#3]                  
Binoculars [BODY: 1, Telescopic Vision: 4]
Bug [BODY: 1, Radio Communications: 10 (partner receiver only), R#3] Detection OV/RV: 5
Camera, Digital [BODY: 1, Recall: 20 (visual only), R#3] Range of 9 APs
Directional Microphone [BODY: 1, Extended Hearing: 6, R#3] Detection OV/RV: 6
NIGHT VISION GOGGLES [BODY: 2, Ultra Vision: 4, R#2]            
Night Vision Scope/Binoculars [BODY: 2, Telescopic Vision: 5, Ultra Vision: 5 (Power Linked to Telescopic Vision), R#2]
White Noise Generator [BODY: 3, Sound Nullify: 10 (Only works on electronic listening devices), R#3]
Wire [BODY: 1, Radio Communications: 10 (partner receiver only), R#3] Detection OV/RV: 5
First Aid Kit [BODY: 2, Medicine (First Aid): 4 (Used to enhance the user’s skill)]
Flare [BODY: 1, Flame Project: 6 (No Range, Full Force), R#2] Using this item as a weapon requires Exotic Melee Weapons and is always considered Killing Combat.
Handcuffs [STR: 9, BODY: 9] STR is only used to hold targets.
Rope [STR: 4, BODY: 1]
ABC Omni Gadget: 4 (x1)


Excelsior!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Write Ups: THE FANTASTIC FOUR!

At last, it's here, True Believers! The Mighty Marvels Begin here!
Part One!

HUMAN TORCH
DEX
7
STR
4
BODY
4
Alter Ego
INT
5
WILL
10
MIND
8
Johnny Storm
INFL
9
AURA
9
SPIRIT
8
Motivation
INIT
23
WEALTH
7
HP
100
Thrill of Adventure
POWERS
Energy Absorption: 10 (Elemental Absorption, Fire only, Power linked to Flame Being), Flame Being: 10 (Torch can choose who gets burned by touching him), Flame Project: 10 (Power linked to Flame Being), Flame Project: 28 (Super Nova, Explosive Radius, Catastrophic Power Burn Out, Power linked to Flame Being), Flight: 7 (Power linked to Flame Being)
SKILLS
Charisma: 7, Gadgetry: 4, Vehicles: 10
ADVANTAGES
Attractive, Free Access (Regular), Gift of Gab, Indestructible Costume, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Popularity, Scholar (Cars)
CONNECTIONS
High- Fantastic Four, NYPD, She Hulk, Black Panther, Spider-Man;
Low- Avengers, X-Men, Sub Mariner, Hollywood, Media
DRAWBACKS
Minor Irrational Attraction to attractive girls and fast cars, Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
SPORTS CAR [STR: 4, BODY: 6, Running: 7, R#2]

INVISIBLE WOMAN
DEX
5
STR
2
BODY
3
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
10
MIND
12
Sue Storm Richards
INFL
9
AURA
9
SPIRIT
9
Motivation
INIT
21
WEALTH
7
HP
150
Upholding the Good
POWERS
Telekinesis: 9 (Power linked to Force Shield), Force Field: 10, Force Shield: 8 (Power linked to Force Field), Invisibility: 12 (Power linked to Force Field, Usable on Others)
SKILLS (all Linked)
Charisma: 8, Vehicles: 5
ADVANTAGES
Attractive, Free Access (Regular), Indestructible Costume, Iron Nerves, Leadership, Popularity
CONNECTIONS
High- Fantastic Four, NYPD, She Hulk, Black Panther, Sub Mariner;
Low- Avengers, X-Men
DRAWBACKS
Authority Figure (Heart of the FF), Dependent (Franklin and Valeria Richards), Married (Reed Richards), Public Identity


MISTER FANTASTIC
DEX
6
STR
3
BODY
4
Alter Ego
INT
16
WILL
14
MIND
14
Reed Richards
INFL
8
AURA
7
SPIRIT
9
Motivation
INIT
30
WEALTH
7
HP
150
Responsibility of Power
POWERS
Chameleon: 4 (Power linked to Stretching), Self Manipulation: 10 (Simple Objects Only, Power linked to Stretching), Stretching: 8
OVERREACHING
If Mr. Fantastic stretches at 6 or more APs, he reduces his STR by 1 for each AP. Every phase he remains at that distance, he suffers 1 AP of physical bashing damage.
SKILLS (all Linked)
Gadgetry: 16, Scientist: 16, Vehicles: 6, Weaponry: 6
ADVANTAGES
Free Access (Regular), Genius, Expansive Headquarters (Baxter Building, Security: 11, Lab: 16), Indestructible Costume, Iron Nerves, Leadership, Popularity, Scholar (All Fields of Science), Security Clearance (Low), Sharp Eye, Super Numerate
CONNECTIONS
High- Fantastic Four, NYPD, Scientific Community, She Hulk, Black Panther;
Low- Avengers, X-Men, Sub Mariner
DRAWBACKS
Altered Biology (Inhuman), Arch Enemy (Dr. Doom), Dependents (Franklin and Valeria Richards), Guilt (over Ben’s condition), Married (to Susan Storm), Serious Irrational Attraction to scientific pursuits, Public Identity
EQUIPMENT
FF COMPUTER [BODY: 7, INT: 12, WILL: 12, MIND: 12, Gadgetry: 7, Medicine (Forensics, Medical Treatment): 4, Military Science: 4, Scientist: 7, Spy: 3, Recall: 30, Radio Communications: 25, Split: 4, Scholar (Dimensional Physics, Temporal Physics), R#2]
NEGATIVE ZONE GATEWAY [BODY: 12, Dimension Travel: 10 (Travel to the Negative Zone Only), R#3],
H.E.R.B.I.E. DRONE [DEX: 6, STR: 6, BODY: 6, INIT: 14, Extra Limbs (x6): 5 (Retractable Tentacles), Air Walking: 6, Radio Communications: 15 (Allows H.E.R.B.I.E. to download a split of the FF Computer), Radar: 12, Magma: 5, Altered Biology (Mechanical), R#4] Only activated when the FF Computer transfers its programming over into it.
POGO PLANE [STR: 9, BODY: 10, INT: 9, WILL: 8, MIND: 8, Vehicles (Exotic Vehicles): 2, Recall: 31, Flight: 14, Flame Immunity: 3, Radio Communications: 16, Radar: 18, R#4]
ABCD Omni-Gadgets: 10 (x4)
ABCD Omni-Gadget: 16 (x1) Usually immobile and located at the Baxter Building

 
THE THING
DEX
6
STR
12
BODY
10
Alter Ego
INT
6
WILL
10
MIND
8
Ben Grimm
INFL
7
AURA
7
SPIRIT
9
Motivation
INIT
21
WEALTH
7
HP
150
Unwanted Power
POWERS
Density Increase: 2 (Always On, Factored In), Invulnerability: 10, Shockwave: 2, Skin Armor: 10, Strike: 3, Systemic Antidote: 2
SKILLS (*linked)
Charisma (Intimidation): 7*, Gadgetry: 4, Martial Artist: 12*, Scientist: 5, Vehicles: 10, Weaponry: 6*
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (Yancy Street), Brute, Free Access (Regular), Indestructible Costume, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Popularity, Vehicle Specialization (Fantasticar)
CONNECTIONS
High- Fantastic Four, Alicia Masters, West Coast Avengers, NYPD, Black Panther;
Low- Yancy Street Gang, US Airforce, Sub-Mariner, She Hulk, Avengers, X-Men
DRAWBACKS
Altered Biology (Inhuman), Minor Psychological Instability (Ben suffers from fits of depression), Public Identity, Minor Rage, Strange Appearance, Unluck
EQUIPMENT
FANTASTICAR [(Structure/Life Support: STR: 7, BODY: 8, Sealed Systems: 15, Split: 3), (Computer Systems: INT: 10, WILL: 8, MIND: 8, Recall: 21, Radio Communication: 16 (Allows the Fantasticar to operate a Split of the FF Computer), Directional Hearing: 10, Extended Hearing: 6, Full Vision: 6, Radar Sense: 18, Super Hearing: 12, Telescopic Vision: 5, Ultra Vision: 10, Vehicles (Air, Exotic): 2), (Propulsion: Flight: 10), R#2, Hardened Defenses] 
BEN GRIMM

Occasionally, the Thing has been changed back to his human form or has been able to switch between forms. When this occurs, Ben’s STR and BODY are 5, he has no powers, and his Martial Artist is reduced to 5. He loses all of his Drawbacks except Public Identity, Minor Rage, and Unluck.

More coming soon.


These movies weren't as bad as they are accused of being. In fact, I thought they captured the spirit of the comics almost perfectly (Dr. Doom needed some work, but otherwise...).

But seriously, even this:

was a better FF movie than this:
This movie is the worst pile of crap I have ever seen. Literally. It has nothing- not acting, script, concept, cinematography, score, or special effects- nothing at all to recommend it. Batman and Robin was better. Sharknado was better. The most recent Alpo commercial is better.
Give the franchise back to Marvel.